Audubon Environmental Completes Services At Lonnie Poole Golf Course
RALEIGH, N.C. – Miles M. (Bud) Smart, Ph.D., president of Audubon Environmental , a sustainability consulting firm that works with landowners, developers and government entities to protect and sustain land, water, wildlife and natural resources, has announced that the firm has completed work for Lonnie Poole Golf Course, located at N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus, to provide an environmentally sensitive golf course. Audubon Environmental assisted the 200-acre facility in the implementation of the Silver Signature Sanctuary program from Audubon International by establishing development and property management practices that reduce the impact on the course’s natural resources. Implemented practices include a water monitoring plan, storm water and erosion control measures, wildlife enhancement and management, tree protection, natural landscaping, pesticide selection, and a pest management plan.
Services donated by Audubon totaled $60,000. The Lonnie Poole Golf Course’s grand opening was held on Friday, July 31 at 1509 Main Campus Drive, located on the southernmost portion of Centennial Campus. For more information, visit www.audubonenv.com.
“We have worked with North Carolina State University on several initiatives over the years and are glad to contribute our services free of charge for this terrific golf course,” said Smart. “The environmentally sensitive measures that we have put in place will help the course to operate on a lower budget with a lower impact to the environment. As one of North Carolina’s top universities, NCSU has set an example for other golf courses in the state.”
About Audubon Environmental:
Audubon Environmental is a world leader in sustaining healthy native ecosystems and smart, efficient natural resource use. The firm’s scientists and sustainability experts work as partners with land owners and managers, developers and governments to protect and restore the natural environment within the context of plans for human use. Since 1995, Audubon Environmental has partnered with more than 200 projects throughout the United States and in countries worldwide. The firm’s work has been recognized with numerous third-party certifications, awards and accolades. For more information about Audubon Environmental, visit www.audubonenv.com.