BayScapes promote environmentally-friendly landscapes at homes, businesses and public spaces that create wildlife habitat, conserve water and prevent pollution – for the benefit and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. BayScaping advocates a “holistic” approach to landscaping through principles inspired by relationships in the natural environment.
The Alliance developed BayScapes as a conservation landscaping program to for the Bay watershed nearly 20 years ago. The BayScapes program is conducted in partnership with the US Fish & Wildlife Service through workshops, literature, demonstration gardens, and an online native plant guide. The Alliance along with like-minded partners formed the watershed-wide Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC) and subsequent conservation landscaping standards. As a result of its success, the BayScapes program has now been transferred to other watersheds outside of the Chesapeake Bay region.