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Audubon International

Olds Turf Care Team lead by Superintendent Jason Clouston has spent many hours ensuring that the golf course is managed with stewardship in mind. Members have helped in many areas and with Outreach and Education projects both at the course and at our Audubon Sponsored school, Olds Elementary School.


Every spring we go to the school and present the students information regarding the golf course habitat and birds of the area. The kids build bluebird boxes as the second portion of the program and as the final of the three-part program we bring out all 100+ kids to the golf course so they can see hands-on what goes on in bird boxes. We also have had them help us plant trees and shrubs to increase habitat as well we have shown them flowers and explained the bees and the butterfly's roles in pollination.

Below are some pictures of our projects along with our members and some community children. 

ASCP for Golf Program

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 an important environmental role worldwide.

Audubon International has developed Standard Environmental Management Practices that are generally applicable to all golf courses. These standards form the basis for ACSP for Golf certification guidelines.

How Does It Work?

The ACSP assists each golf course member to determine its environmental resources and any potential liabilities, and then develop a plan that fits its unique setting, goals, staff, budget, and schedule.


Audubon International provides information and guidance to help golf course personnel with six key environmental components:

  • Site Assessment/Environmental Planning

  • Wildlife and Habitat Management

  • Chemical Use Reduction and Safety

  • Water Conservation

  • Water Quality Management

  • Outreach and Education

Why Certification?

Certification provides an efficient way to work directly with members regarding their unique property while also providing guidance and motivation to take action on key environmental components and promote environmental sustainability.


Designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary is awarded to the golf course upon meeting environmental management standards in each area. Achieving certification demonstrates an organization’s leadership, commitment, and high standards of environmental management.

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