Golf courses can provide valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats in the communities they serve. Now, Audubon International has created an award-winning certification program that helps golf courses protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program advises course managers on how to improve efficiency and minimize the potentially harmful impacts of golf course operations, through the reduction of chemical use, enhanced water conservation efforts and water quality management. More than 2000 golf courses from around the world have joined this program and more than 500 courses in the US have been designated as Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.
Some of the efforts that Audubon sanctuaries might undertake include incorporating more native plant species, adding bird boxes, minimizing areas that need irrigation, or establishing wetlands for natural water filters where appropriate. There are rewards for participating in such efforts that go beyond public perception and reputation. In fact, an effective environmental management program can result in reduced insurance premiums, as well as reduced costs for energy, water, pesticides, fertilizers, equipment wear and labor.
BTL Liners has a long history of working with golf courses in construction and maintenance of ponds, and we can play an important part in the implementation of an Audubon certification plan. Our liners are fish and plant safe, lightweight, long-lasting and recyclable. Our state of the art fabrication facility can create the largest single panels possible to minimize seams, making installation faster and reducing the risk of leaks. Our RPE and RPP liners are ideal for environmentally conscious installations, where water conservation and water quality are important. BTL is also a member of the the GCBAA (Golf Course Builders Association of America) and the GCSAA (Golf Course Superintendents Association of America). Call us today at 800-280-0712 for more information!