Coal Creek Golf Course is proud to participate in the internationally recognized Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) for Golf Courses.
ASCP-Golf is an education and certification program developed by Audubon International to help enhance the valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats that golf courses provide, improve efficiency, and minimize the potentially harmful impacts of golf course operations. By implementing and documenting six key environmental management practices, a course earns designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
Over the past several years, Coal Creek Golf Course has successfully fulfilled four of the six requirements, including (1) Environmental Assessment, (2) Wildlife and Habitat Management, (3) Water Conservation, and most recently, (4) Chemical Use Reduction and Safety. Chemical use reduction and safety successes included reducing the use of herbicides and insecticides by 80%, reducing the use of fertilizers by 50%, modifying cultural and mechanical practices to reduce pesticide use, and completing required training classes. Receiving certification demonstrates leadership as a steward of the environment and publicly recognizes and rewards environmental achievements.