CGSA'S ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT RESOURCE MANUAL

In February 2002 – the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association was presented with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) President Award for Environmental Stewardship for the implementation of the Environmental Management Resource Manual©.

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The 2005 updated, bi-lingual version includes the following topics;

1.0 Introduction
1.1 Purpose
1.2 How to Use this Manual
1.3 Teaching Aids Utilized in this Manual
2.0 An Explanation of Regulatory Requirements
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Will I ever be able to figure them out?
2.3 Government Structure – Who is Responsible?
2.4 Guidelines – How do they fit into the regulatory equation?
2.5 How do the regulators become involved?
2.6 Can I get into trouble not complying with regulations?
2.7 What are the chances of me being fined or going to jail?
2.8 Dealing with Environmental Legislation and your Board of Directors
3.0 Important Steps to Avoid Being Investigated
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Due Diligence
3.3 Environmental Management Programs (EMPs)
3.4 Developing an Environmental Policy
3.5 Environmental Compliance Audits (ECAs)
3.6 Corrective Action Plans
4.0 Maintenance Facility Operations
4.1 Fuel Storage
4.2 Used Oil & Solvents Storage/ Disposal
4.3 Pesticide Application & Licensing
4.4 Pesticide Storage
4.5 Pest Control Product Registration
4.6 Pest Control Product Wastes (Rinsate/ Effluent Disposal)
4.7 Pesticide Container Disposal
4.8 Nutrient Management
4.9 Fertilizer Storage
4.10 Water Management & Conservation
4.11 Solid Waste Management
4.12 Pond Design, Construction & Operation
5.0 Course Renovation & Redesign
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Regulatory Requirements
5.3 Working in and/ or Adjacent to a Waterway
5.4 Wetlands
5.5 Stormwater Management
5.6 Tree Removal & Clearing
5.7 Topsoil Conservation
5.8 Naturalization
6.0 Environmental Monitoring
6.1 Provincial Water / Soil Quality Guidelines
6.2 Provincial Regulations re: impairment to Natural environment
6.3 Contacts for Environmentally sensitive areas
6.4 Provincial Archaeological & Historical Resources Legislation contacts
7.0 Integrated Pest Management ( I.P.M.)
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Understanding Course Conditions & Characteristics
7.3 Pest Survey
7.4 Defining Pest Response Thresholds
7.5 Developing a Monitoring & Record-Keeping Program
7.6 Developing & Implementing Pest Control Strategies
7.7 Pesticide Selection Considerations
7.8 IPM References
7.9 Colleague Example
8.0 Environmental Recognition Opportunities
8.1 Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses
8.2 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Environmental Steward Award
9.0 Communications
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Ongoing Communications
9.3 Communications in Crisis Situations
9.4 Responses to Commonly Asked Questions
10.0 Drinking Water on Golf Courses
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Regulatory Requirements
10.3 Standard Operating Practices
A Water Coolers
B Bottled Water
C Water Fountains
10.4 Colleague Examples
1. The Harvest Golf Club.
2. Canadian Golf Superintendents Association