The David McLay Kidd-designed Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Ore., has recently been designated as a Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. Signature certification is awarded only to new developments that are designed, constructed, and maintained according to Audubon International’s precise planning standards and environmental disciplines. There are currently only 77 other certified projects in the United States, and Tetherow is the first and only certified Signature Certified development in Oregon.
To achieve this certification, Tetherow designed and implemented a Natural Resource Management Plan that addressed wildlife conservation and habitat enhancement, water quality monitoring and management, integrated pest management, water conservation, energy efficiency, and waste management.
“The practices and philosophies at Tetherow are designed to minimize our impact on the environment,” states Tetherow’s Superintendent, Chris Condon. “One such example is the grassing plan of low-water-use fescue. The fescue turf encourages links-style play, bump-and-run shots, and low-trajectory shot selection, to create a golfing experience that is truly unique while at the same time conserving a precious resource.”
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