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GolfBC and the International Audobon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf
The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf is an award winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. By helping people enhance the valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats that golf courses provide, improve efficiency, and minimize potentially harmful impacts of golf course operations, the program serves as vital resource for golf courses.
Source: www.auduboninternational.org/acspgolf

GolfBC's courses are proud participants of this program and some have earned Audobon Certification. Some of our efforts include:

  • recycling of grass clippings
  • consistent monitoring of diseases
  • treating diseases curatively
  • conserve water by sourcing existing moving water rather than extracting from the ground
  • using water to supplement a fish bearing stream
Preservation of the wildlife habitats that surround the courses have always been an integral aspect of our environmental efforts. Various species of birds and small animals live peacefully in the wild natural habitat surrounding each golf course, while for instance in Whistler, bear proof garbage containers keep the larger animals at bay.

Olympic View Recipient of Vancouver Island's Green Business Certification (VIGBC)
Foresters Restaurant and Bar at Olympic View is proud to have recently been awarded “Gold” Level Certification in the Pilot Program of Vancouver Island’s Green Business Certification (VIGBC). The VIGBC was built to recognize the efforts of local businesses that are reducing their environmental impact. For businesses, it is a guide to greening operations and educating staff. For consumers, it is a symbol that lets you know which businesses have green practices. Together, we lead by example and protect our natural environment while promoting our local economy. For more information, see the website at www.vigbc.ca