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Author(s):Strangel, Peter; Distler, Katie
Author Affiliation:National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia
Title:Golf courses for wildlife: Looking beyond the turf
Source:USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. Vol. 1, No. 2, March 15 2002, p. [1-10].
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:10
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf courses; Wildlife; Golf industry trends; Environmental effects; United States Golf Association; Research priorities; Golf courses in the environment; Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses; Habitat improvement
Abstract/Contents:"Golf courses impact the environment. Determining whether those impacts are positive, negative, or neutral begins with an integrated research and monitoring program both on and off the course. The golf industry has an impressive history of measuring environmental impacts within the fairway's boundaries, but less attention has been directed to influences to out-of-play areas and 'downstream' sites and the flora andfauna [and fauna] of these areas. The USGA's Wildlife Links program was established in part to address this specific need. Projects funded through Wildlife Links focus on the impact of golf course operations on wildlife both on- and off-site. Although our knowledge of these influences is still preliminary, linking traditional turfgrass research with wildlife oriented programs could greatly accelerate our understanding of these issues. Expanding the research horizon from turfgrass to wildlife can help minimize potential negative impacts of course operations on wildlife and maximize opportunities for golf courses to contribute in a meaningful way to natural resource conservation."
See Also:See also related article, "Wildlife links: Looking beyond the turf", IXth International Turfgrass Research Conference, 2001, p. 60-61, R=74359 R=74359
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 1995-06-086
Note:Includes sidebars, "The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses", p. 3, and "Committed to green", p. 5
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Strangel, P., and K. Distler. 2002. Golf courses for wildlife: Looking beyond the turf. USGA Turfgrass Environ. Res. Online. 1(2):p. [1-10].
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