Lori Palmquist

Staff Consultant

Academic Background

  • San Francisco City College: Horticulture Program
  • Merritt College: Landscape Horticulture Program

Certifications and Licenses

  • Certified Irrigation Designer (CID)
  • Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC)
  • Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA)
  • Certified Landscape Water Manager (CLWM)
  • EPA WaterSense Partner
  • QWEL Certification
  • Certified Arborist, 2002-2009
  • Licensed Landscape Contractor #786525, 1997-2010

Professional Affiliation Membership

  • Irrigation Association, member (IA)
  • California Landscape Contractors Association, member (CLCA)
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
  • Board of Directors APLD East Bay District, 2010-2012
  • Board of Directors, Website/Technology Chairperson APLD State level, 2012-2013
  • Advisory Committee, Steering Committee member, EBMUD Landscape
  • Advisory Board Member, Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department

Special Committees

  • WUCOLS Update Task Force: Currently participating on the task force to update the WUCOLS list as part of the Central Coast Group (Region 1)

Lori Palmquist is a landscape professional, specializing in irrigation and water efficiency in the landscape. She is a certified irrigation designer, contractor, auditor, water manager, and formerly a certified arborist.

For the past 5 years, Lori has taught irrigation and water-efficiency trainings for landscape professionals and homeowners. She also speaks regularly to groups, such as Master Gardeners, the California Native Plant Society, horticulture classes, garden clubs, and has been a guest instructor for the Bay Friendly Training.

Lori is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Lectures, Classes, trainings, & Presentations Conducted 2010-2013 – QWEL Training
  • Conducted training Classes for Landscape Professionals 2008-2013
  • Conducted Irrigation Classes for Landscape Professionals and Homeowners 2008-2013
  • Lectures, Panel Discussions & Demonstrations
  • CA Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO) Projects: Irrigation Design & Documentation
  • Water Management Accomplishments:
    • Chelsea by the Bay Homeowners Association, Hercules, CA
    • Central Court Homeowner Association, Alameda, CA
    •  Smart Controller Installations and Monitoring