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Spring has sprung a new website for Audubon International

We are so happy for the launch of our new website and hope you are too! We spent the winter designing a fresh, new website and we are really excited to share it with you. We think our cleaner, more streamlined website will help you to better navigate the opportunities that Audubon International has to…

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Silo Ridge Preparing for Spring in Upstate NY

Almost every golf course in the northeast looks like this right now. Even though Silo Ridge Golf Club, near Amenia, NY, looks this way on the outside, plants are pushing their heads up through the soil on the inside. Back in December, the staff began a series of trials at their green house with various…

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Cateechee Golf Club Calculates their Carbon Footprint for Recent Recertification

Congratulations to Cateechee Golf Club on the recent recertification as the only Certified Signature Sanctuary in the state of Georgia. Buck Workman, CGCS, superintendent since the course joined the Signature Program in 1997, welcomed a new owner in 2017, Charley and Kelli Schell of Pilot Realty Investment. Since then, the course has undergone renovations including…

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An Update on Saving the Endangered Ae’o

Kohanaiki Golf Club, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is the only Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary in Hawaii. Its stewards continue their work to improve habitat for the endangered Ae’o. See what progress they have made in 2017 in this article written by Nancy Richardson, Director of Signature and Classic Programs, and Joe Przygodzinski, Director of Agronomy at Kohanaiki. Click here…

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AI Member Awarded World’s Best Eco Friendly Golf Facility Award

Audubon International learned recently of Osprey Point’s selection by the World Golf Awards as their 2016 “World’s Best Eco Friendly Golf Facility” presented in Conrad Algarve, Portugal.  Winners are chosen based on votes cast by the public, and by golf and travel professionals.  Nominees must demonstrate “leadership in environmental stewardship and be creative and responsible…

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Webinar on Sustainable Communities Program (Feb 23)

Are you curious about Audubon International’s certification program for communities?  Does your community need help figuring out what’s next to becoming more wildlife-friendly?  Would you like expert assistance in building and implementing a sustainability plan for your community? Join us for a free webinar on February 23, hosted by Director of Community Programs Joanna Nadeau,…

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Earth Day Message from Doug Bechtel, Executive Director

Last month, I facilitated a symposium on urban wildlife at the Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agency (NEAFWA)’s 2016 conference. This annual event brings together Fish & Wildlife staff, academic professors, researchers, and students, and non-profit wildlife conservation scientists. Every year, wildlife colleagues discuss conservation topics such as fisheries management, wildlife connectivity, and habitat…

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A Letter from Executive Director, Doug Bechtel

The following letter is a response from Audubon International’s Executive Director, Doug Bechtel, regarding an article which appeared in the Fall issue of Links Magazine, 2015  As an organization which is embraced by the golf industry and its leaders, we at Audubon International were surprised that Links Magazine editors would re-print a sensationalized article about…

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Aruba: An Island with a Goal of Sustainability

Earlier this year, Aruba announced its goal of becoming completely fossil fuel-free by 2020. Last spring our staff member, Fred Realbuto, visited this island that is well on its way to becoming the first sustainable island on earth by Fred Realbuto, Chief of Operations Over the last six years, in my role managing Audubon International’s Green…

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