Did you know that your three favorite public golf courses have all be certified as Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries? Audubon International awards certification to recognize golf courses that protect the environment, conserve natural resources, and provide wildlife habitats. Achieving certification demonstrates a course’s leadership, commitment, and high standards of environmental management.
How does a golf course achieve certification?
A golf course must develop and implement an environmental management plan and document its results to become certified. Environmental management practices in six key areas are included:
• Environmental Planning
• Wildlife and Habitat Management
• Chemical Use Reduction and Safety
• Water Conservation
• Water Quality Management
• Outreach and Education
Designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary is awarded to a golf course upon meeting environmental management standards in all areas.