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Author(s):Thien, Steve; Starrett, Steve; Robel, Robert; Shea, Patrick; Gourlay, David W.; Roth, Cal
Author Affiliation:Thien: Agronomy Professor; Starrett: Civil Engineering Assistant Professor; Robel: Biology Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas; Shea: Former Deputy Assistant Secretaroy, Land and Materials Management, U.S. Department of Interior; Gourlay: Golf Course Superintendent, Colbert Hills Golf Course; Roth: PGA Tour Agronomist
Title:Prairie Project: Kansas State University sets benchmark on golf course environmental impact
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 69, No. 5, May 2001, p. 38-40, 42, 44.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf course superintendents; Environmental stewardship; Golf courses in the environment; Facility profile; Environmental protection; Environmental effects; Environmental monitoring
Facility Names:Colbert Hills Golf Course, in Manhattan, Kansas
Abstract/Contents:Describes the Colbert Hills project, aimed at developing "a multiple indexing system to gauge the environmental quality of the golf course." States that "the Colbert-Thein Environmental and Evaluation Management system, referred to as CTEEM, will provide a versatile, informative, simplified, science-based method for identifying environmental processes in need of remediation, which then can be linked to management strategies appropriate for improving degraded conditions." Profiles Colbert Hills Golf Course, stating that "newly built on a natural Kansas tallgrass prairie ecosystem, Colbert Hills GC serves as a living laboratory for environmental researchers at nearby Kansas State University." Also states that "managing the environmental quality of an ecosystem requires consideration of a spectrum of environmental indicators. An evaluation program using a customized set of indicators applied to control charts can establish whether environmental processes are operating within an acceptable range. Presenting several indicators on normalized spider graphs allows for a simplified, composite visualization of environmental quality. Appropriate linking of these evaluation charts to remedial management databases can assist golf course superintendents and other land managers toward establishing and maintaining a sustainable ecosystem. These studies on a newly opened golf course are guiding researchers in the development of an environmental evaluation tool with application to a wide range of ecosystems." Also profiles the CTEEM system, including the seven steps of the system: identify critical functions of a golf course ecosystem, select approrpiate indicators to evaluate these functions, measure indicator status, establish acceptable ranges for each indicator, transform multiple indices into environmental quality evaluation, select appropriate remedial management for degraded indicators, and monitor indicators over time.
Note:Includes sidebar, "The CTEEM system", p. 42
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Thien, S., S. Starrett, R. Robel, P. Shea, D. W. Gourlay, and C. Roth. 2001. Prairie Project: Kansas State University sets benchmark on golf course environmental impact. Golf Course Manage. 69(5):p. 38-40, 42, 44.
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