Wild Links Program

The Wildlife Links Program represents golf's first comprehensive investigation of the game's relationship with wildlife and its habitat. It was established in early 1995 to fund research, management, and education projects needed to provide the game of golf with state-of-the-art information on wildlife management issues. The USGA will contribute $200,000 annually for funding. Since the program began more than 17 projects committing more than $700,000 have been funded to enhance wildlife conservation on golf courses.

  Wildlife Links: Improving Golf's Environmental Game
A 24-page publication offering practical advice on wildlife and habitat conservation on the golf course.
 

Currently Funded Projects

  Data Management System for Information on Wildlife Habitat on Golf Course  
  Golf Courses & Bird Conservation: A Management Manual  
  Wetlands Management Manual for Golf Courses  
  Pesticides & Nutrients in Surface Waters Associated with Golf Courses  
  Amphibian Conservation on Golf Courses  
  Conservation of Native Pollinators on Golf Courses  
  Avian Community Response to Golf Courses  
  Corridor Establishment for an Endangered South Florida Butterfly  
  Golf Courses as Hotspots for Biodiversity in the Desert Southwest  
  Native Biodiversity and Golf Courses in Midwestern Landscapes  



Projects Funded in the Past

  Data Management System for Information on Wildlife Habitat on Golf Course  
  Golf Courses & Bird Conservation: A Management Manual  
  Wetlands Management Manual for Golf Courses  
  Pesticides & Nutrients in Surface Waters Associated with Golf Courses  
  Amphibian Conservation on Golf Courses  
  Conservation of Native Pollinators on Golf Courses  
  Effects of Golf Course Construction on Amphibian Movement and Population Size  
  Burrowing Owl Conservation on Golf Courses