Managing Wildlife Habitat on Golf Courses

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 15, 2000 - Architecture - 177 pages
Managing Wildlife Habitat on Golf Courses is written for those who care about golf and the environment. It provides a practical framework for environmentally sensitive land management practices. This book is the perfect resource for anyone striving to maintain the traditions of the game, enhance the natural environment of their golf course, and gain support for their efforts.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Evolution of the Game of Golf and of
15
The Evolution of the Scientific Movement and
27
Wildlife Management Basics
43
Approaches to Wildlife Management
50
Plant Components of Wildlife Habitat
57
Structural Components of Wildlife Habitat
65
Enhancing Habitat Diversity on Your Golf Course
75
Native Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife
81
Wildlife Management Projects
84
Wildlife on Golf Courses
109
Dealing With Wildlife Problems
121
Case Studies
133
Resources
147
Index
175
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About the author (2000)

Ronald G. Dodson is the founder and president of Audubon International and chairman of the board of the Audubon Society of New York State, Inc. He is responsible for creating the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (including programs for schools, backyards, corporate properties, and golf courses) which has received international recognition. Dodson also created the Audubon Signature Cooperative Sanctuary program designed for properties in the planning and design stages of development. He also founded the Audubon International Institute for Sustainable Resource Management.
Prior to his present position, he served as a regional vice president of the National Audubon Society, executive director of the Western Kentucky Environmental Planning Agency, and as a biology instructor at both the high school and college level. Dodson hold a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Oakland City University and an M.S. in Natural Resource Management from Indiana State University.
He has received numerous awards and recognition for his conservation efforts, including the 1985 National Environmentalist of the Year, presented by the Friends of Audubon, Inc. to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of John James Audubon. On behalf of the Audubon Society of New York State, he also accepted The President's Award for Environmental Leadership by the Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America. In 1998 he was also recognized by Landscape Management as Person of the Year, received the New Jersey Turfgrass Environmental Award, and a Special Achievement Award from Oakland City University.
He is co-chairman of the United States Golf Association's Wildlife Links Research Committee and a member of the USGA's Environmental Research Committee and Turfgrass Research Committee. He has written articles for such publications as the Green Section Record, Golf Course Management, and Golf Course News. He also serves on the board of directors of the American National Fish and Wildlife Museum in Springfield, Missouri.

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