Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) for Golf Courses is an environmental education and certification program that helps golf courses protect the environment, preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf, and gain recognition for their efforts. There are approximately 32,000 golf courses worldwide and less than 2% are ACSP courses.
The ACSP, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides golf courses the means to preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, and protect natural resources. It requires golf courses to go through rigorous review by an environmental agency to ensure clean water, species diversity, and ecosystems are protected and flourishing.
An Example Of Excellence
West Woods Golf Club has retained its designation since 2007 as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary”, and is the 29th course in Colorado (and the 637th in the world) to be designated an Audubon International Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. West Woods Golf Club has implemented a beehive, native plant species, Monarch milkweed, bird houses and more practices with the guidance from Majestic View Nature Center and Audubon International.
About Audubon International
Audubon International is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Troy, NY. In addition to golf courses, Audubon International also provides programs for businesses, schools, communities, and new developments with the purpose of delivering high-quality environmental education and facilitating the sustainable management of natural resources. For more information, visit www.auduboninternational.org.