Date: Mon 18 Mar 2013

The Environmental Stewardship Toolkit: How to Build, Implement and Maintain an Environmental Plan for Grounds and Golf Courses

By Anthony L. Williams. Pulished 2012. This work supplies the single source guide to the environmental management, resource management, community engagement, and documentation management of golf courses and grounds. With detailed coverage of site assessment, water quality and conservation, wildlife habitat management, IPM, and resource conservation, this book offers guidance and customizable implementation plans from a leading golf course superintendent and grounds manager. Illustrations, photos, and sample documents throughout allow readers to visualize what′s explained in the text, and then implement it using templates provided.

The Environmental Stewardship Toolkit

A comprehensive, one–stop guide to environmental stewardship for golf courses and grounds This highly practical guide covers the full complement of tools green industry professionals need to create a successful environmental program on golf courses and grounds. Written by a leading golf course superintendent and grounds manager, offers a comprehensive analysis of all relevant issues, including environmental management, resource management, community engagement, and document management. The emphasis throughout is on the development of programs that are both sustainable and practical, combining the protection and renewal of environmental systems with a workable business plan.

Regulatory issues as well as concerns of owners, customers, and the community at large are also addressed. Clear, pragmatic, up–to–the–minute coverage includes: Numerous illustrations, photos, and customizable templates and checklists that readers can use in their own projects A system for sorting projects into green, greener, and greenest in order to tailor implementation for different budgets and project complexity An in–depth look at site assessment, water quality and conservation, integrated pest management, and wildlife habitat management Guidance for developing green public relations and communications skills to promote the project in the community Field–tested procedures for building a state–of–the art documentation system for capturing, organizing, and disseminating information A must–read for golf course superintendents, irrigation specialists, turfgrass specialists, and grounds managers, The Environmental Stewardship Toolkit is also useful for landscape architects and designers, grounds owners, developers, builders, contractors, and anyone wishing to be on the cutting edge of sustainability in the green industry.

About the Author
ANTHONY L. WILLIAMS, CGCS, CGM, is Director of Grounds, Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, Stone Mountain Inn, and Stone Mountain Golf Club in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He is a Certified Golf Course Superintendent, Certified Grounds Manager, Certified Arborist, and graduate of the GCSAA in the Environmental Management Program. Mr. Williams is the recipient of the 2010 GCSAA President′s Award for Environmental Stewardship, a frequent contributor to many green industry publications, and is the environmental editor for Golfdom magazine. He was the 2011 Environmental Communicator of the Year for the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association.

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