A comprehensive, one-stop guide to environmental stewardship forgolf courses and grounds
This highly practical guide covers the full complement of toolsgreen industry professionals need to create a successfulenvironmental program on golf courses and grounds. Written by aleading golf course superintendent and grounds manager, TheEnvironmental Stewardship Toolkit offers a comprehensive analysisof all relevant issues, including environmental management, resource management, community engagement, and documentmanagement.
The emphasis throughout is on the development of programs thatare both sustainable and practical, combining the protection andrenewal of environmental systems with a workable business plan.Regulatory issues as well as concerns of owners, customers, and thecommunity at large are also addressed. Clear, pragmatic, up-to-the-minute coverage includes:
Numerous illustrations, photos, and customizable templates andchecklists that readers can use in their own projects
A system for sorting projects into green, greener, and greenestin order to tailor implementation for different budgets and projectcomplexity
An in-depth look at site assessment, water quality andconservation, integrated pest management, and wildlife habitatmanagement
Guidance for developing green public relations andcommunications skills to promote the project in the community
Field-tested procedures for building a state-of-the artdocumentation system for capturing, organizing, and disseminatinginformation
A must-read for golf course superintendents, irrigationspecialists, turfgrass specialists, and grounds managers, TheEnvironmental Stewardship Toolkit is also useful for landscapearchitects and designers, grounds owners, developers, builders, contractors, and anyone wishing to be on the cutting edge ofsustainability in the green industry.