In its 20th anniversary year, Storey Creek Golf Club in Campbell River, B.C. has been recognized for its environmental efforts. The club has earned certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP), an international program administered by Audubon International that is designed to help landowners preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property.
The Storey Creek plan was developed by Golf Course Superintendent Rob Watson, who was also recognized for his effort to plan for environment stewardship. “The open spaces of a golf course are utilized not only by golfers, but can also be a habitat for a variety of wildlife species,” explained Jim Sluiter, staff ecologist for Audubon International. “We welcome Storey Creek Golf Club’s commitment to the environment and to managing the golf course with nature in mind.”
By participating in the ACSP, Storey Creek will be involved in projects that enhance habitat for wildlife and preserve natural resources for the benefit of the local community. One of those projects took place this winter, with salmon and trout being able to access a huge habitat area at Storey Creek, thanks to a culvert replacement project across the fairway on hole No. 12.
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