Environmental February 27, 2015


For the past six years, the USGA Green Section has dedicated a significant amount of time and resources focusing on environmental outreach. Through programs such as the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, Wild Links and many other environmentally oriented projects, the USGA promotes ecologically sound land management, and the conservation and protection of natural resources on golf courses.

Beyond Appearance and Playability: Golf and the Environment
Environmental Principles for Golf Courses in the United States
Golf Courses Benefit People and Wildlife
Key Environmental Messages
Environmental Common Sense — A Sample "In-House" Audit
Monitoring for Improved Golf Course Pest Management Results
Restoration of Potash Pond
A New Attitude: Audubon, Our Golf Course, and the Community

 Making Room for Native Pollinators 
Wildlife Links: Improving Golf's Environmental Game
The USGA's Environmental Strategies: What we've got and what we need
Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fate When Applied to Turfgrass in Golf Course Fairway Condition
Potential Groundwater Contamination from Pesticides and Fertilizers Used on Golf Courses
Installing Artificial Burrows for Burrowing Owls on the Golf Course

Does Fertilizer/Pesticide Use on a Golf Course Put Water Resources in Peril?
Loss of Nitrogen and Pesticides from Turf via Leaching and Runoff
Pesticide Storage: One Step Ahead
What Happens to Pesticides Applied to Golf Courses?
Environmental Fate of Common Turf Pesticides - Factors Leading to Leaching
What's Worth Worrying About in Life?

Water Conservation on Golf Courses
Assessing Chemical Hazards on Golf Courses
Golf and Water Quality
A Different Look at IPM: Integrated Pond Management
Wash Rack Blues