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Oregon GCSA Environmental Stewardship Guidelines Updated by EnviroLogic

Portland, OR … EnviroLogic Resources, Inc., announces the publication of the
Environmental Stewardship Guidelines, 2nd Edition, by the Oregon Golf Course
Superintendents Association. These guidelines are a comprehensive update to the popular 1st
Edition, published in 2000. EnviroLogic Resources was instrumental in the development of
this 2nd Edition, conducting research, defining standards, and writing the document.
The 2nd Edition Guidelines provide golf course superintendents with an easy-to-follow
guidance document for preparation of site-specific environmental stewardship plans for the
properties they manage. All aspects of environmental management at golf courses are
covered by the Guidelines, including defining the environmental setting, best management
practices, integrated pest management, water quality monitoring, wellhead protection, water
management and conservation, wildlife habitat enhancement, and community outreach.
“The Oregon GCSA is to be commended for its foresight in developing Environmental
Stewardship Guidelines and keeping them current and relevant. We are proud to be a part of
its Environmental Committee, which helped to define the stewardship practices used by the
golf industry in the Pacific Northwest,” said Tom Calabrese, President of EnviroLogic
Resources. The environmental stewardship plans specified in the 2nd Edition Guidelines
meet the requirements of several certification bodies, including Audubon International and
Salmon Safe.
To support the 2nd Edition Guidelines, EnviroLogic Resources developed
www.GreenGolfUSA.com, a web-based set of tools that help golf course superintendents
create operational and environmental stewardship documentation for golf courses. The key
features of the site are the GreenGolfUSA Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tool and Best
Management Practices (BMP) Generator. In addition to these tools, the GreenGolfUSA site
includes a regularly updated list of electronic resources, such as links to current turfgrass
research, regulatory updates, resources to explore environmental stewardship information,
and technical data.
“Golf courses are at the forefront of the environmental stewardship movement and they
provide facilities that serve the needs of golfers while creating habitats that are friendly to
wildlife and protective of water resources,” Calabrese said. “These web-based tools will
make it easier, faster, and less expensive for turf managers to create and maintain a plan.”
The 2nd Edition Guidelines are available for download from www.ogcsa.org or
www.greengolfusa.com.

EnviroLogic Resources, Inc., is an environmental and water resources consulting firm specializing in
water quality, water supply, and environmental cleanup. The firm currently provides services to
about 25 golf courses in the Pacific Northwest. The technical resources of EnviroLogic Resources
back GreenGolfUSA, LLC.

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