Program helps existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs and achieve recognition for their efforts. Once the course has been recognized in all categories and received a site visit from Audubon International staff they are designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
Golf courses in the northeastern state may not suffer from a water shortage, but they still work to protect the environment by controlling nonpoint source pollution and cultivating the presence of wildlife.
The modified look of Pinehurst No. 2 got some negative reactions, but golf leaders are banking on brown, with increased attention paid to sustainability, minimizing water use, and reducing overall maintenance.
Construction at the Pacifica, Calif., golf course will move forward despite arguments by environmentalists that it will threaten the habitats of the California red-legged frog and the San Francisco garter snake. Opponents plan to file a lawsuit against the city for its approval of the project, which involves clearing reeds and sediment, construction around a pumping station, and building a small pond.