BALTIMORE, Md. – The University of California-Davis has become the first campus to receive a Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation awarded by the Professional Grounds Management Society. 

The PGMS Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation program is a dynamic evaluation tool designed to be used by facilities and organizations that have a landscape services or grounds component. Through peer expertise, the program evaluates strategic grounds management principles and practices that produce and guide the delivery of properties to an attractive, healthy, sustainable and high-quality state. PGMS accreditation focuses on three categories: environmental stewardship, economic performance and social responsibilities.