Cheryl Buckwalter

Staff Consultant

Academic Background

  • Sierra College, Associate of Science degree with Honors in Environmental Horticulture and Design

Certifications and Licenses

  • EPA WaterSense Partner, CLIA (Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor)
  • QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper)
  • Qualified River-Friendly Green Gardener

Professional Affiliation Membership

  • Irrigation Association, Member
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Professional Member
  • California Landscape Contractors Association, Professional Member
  • International Society of Arboriculture, Professional Member
  • California Native Plant Society, Member

Special Committees

  • Chapter Liaison and Legislative Representative for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers® (APLD), Ex-officio President of the Sacramento District Board of Directors
  • Central Valley WUCOLS Update Committee

Cheryl Buckwalter is a residential landscape designer, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, consultant, and educator. She is the Principal of Landscape Liaisons, a local landscape design firm that focuses on water-efficient, ecologically-responsible landscapes, and Executive Director of EcoLandscape California. Cheryl’s commitment is demonstrated through her design projects, teaching experiences, professional affiliations, and volunteer service.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Green Gardener Training Program, Program Manager and instructor
  • City of Roseville, Consultant and Educator, Cash for Grass Program and Green Gardening Workshops
  • Regional Water Authority, Landscape Consultant and water-efficient landscape educator
  • Elliott Homes, Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, Landscape Documentation Packages
  • LEED/SMUD Home of the Future, Folsom, CA
  • Placer County Water Agency, Landscape Consultant