The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf is an award winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect their environments and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf.
By enhancing the natural areas and wildlife habitats, improve efficiency, and minimize potentially harmful impacts of golf course operations, the certification process supports an important sustainable environmental responsibility.
NCC has committed to achieving the Audubon International Standard Environmental Management Practices for certification by 2023, in honour of Niakwa Country Club’s 100th Birthday. Member awareness and engagement is needed on projects and initiatives required to fulfill 6 key environmental categories for certification.
Leading the environmental management is Golf Course Superintendent, Shawn Major and directed by John McMorris and Shane Bell, Assistant Golf Course Superintendents along with Horticulturalist, Daphne Stapley.
A Resource Advisory Group providing articulation and member engagement is led by Rob Sproule in collaboration with Lorne Duncan, Cory Frank, Al Kowaluk, Dave McMillan, and Karen Yamada.
Click to view: A Guide to Environmental Stewardship of the Golf Course