New Partnership Reinforces LandStudies’ Approach to Sustainable Golf Courses
Making golf courses more ecologically sustainable is something that LandStudies has been involved with for more than 15 years. That is why we were pleased to see that the Environmental Protection Agency is now partnering with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) to promote environmental stewardship and sustainability on golf courses across the country. Through a new memorandum of understanding, the EPA and GCSAA can partner on controlling stormwater runoff, improving sites for pollinator species, protecting public health, and preserving public greenspace for all.
Working with golf course architects, superintendents and even the PGA, LandStudies’ techniques for restoring stream channels and floodplains to a stable condition, with beautiful and thriving native plant communities, are proving to significantly improve bio-diversity and reduce the impact of flooding on costly infrastructure. The long term success of this restoration is evident on the numerous courses we have worked on across Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey, most notably Bedford Springs Resort, TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms, and Saucon Valley Country Club. Our work at TPC Potomac was featured in a video by WUSA9, highlighting how flood resiliency, water quality, and wildlife habitat on Rock Run improved after the restoration project. We also partnered with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council to develop the Golf Course Water Resources Handbook of Best Management Practices that enables golf courses to improve stormwater management, aquifer recharge, water usage, and wildlife habitat. To get a digital copy of the handbook or inquire about how LandStudies can improve the sustainability of your golf course, send a message via our online contact form.