320 pages, illustrations
This work supplies the single source guide to the environmental management, resource management, community engagement, and documentation management of golf courses and grounds. With detailed coverage of site assessment, water quality and conservation, wildlife habitat management, IPM, and resource conservation, this book offers guidance and customizable implementation plans from a leading golf course superintendent and grounds manager. Illustrations, photos, and sample documents throughout allow readers to visualize what's explained in the text, and then implement it using templates provided.
SECTION 1 Environmental Management 1
Chapter 1: Building a Green Team 3
Chapter 2: The Environmental Plan: Site Assessment 11
Chapter 3: The Environmental Plan: Agronomic Programs 19
Chapter 4: The Environmental Plan: Water Quality and Conservation 37
Chapter 5: The Environmental Plan: Wildlife and Habitat Management 55
Chapter 6: The Environmental Plan: Integrated Pest Management 67
SECTION 2 Resource Management 85
Chapter 7: Accounting and Financial Processes 87
Chapter 8: Budget Reduction and Contingency Strategies 99
Chapter 9: Human Resources Management 115
SECTION 3 Environomic Community Engagement and Green Public Relations 135
Chapter 10: Environomic Community Engagement 137
Chapter 11: Public Relations and the Green Industry Professional 145
Chapter 12: Photography’s Role in Green Public Relations 157
SECTION 4 Documentation Management 177
Chapter 13: Essential Green Industry Documentation 179
Chapter 14: Case Study Documentation and Uses 203
SECTION 5 Putting It All Together: Synergy and the Green Industry Professional 223
Chapter 15: Career Focus and Professional Image 225
Chapter 16: Professional Associations and Networking 245
Chapter 17: Roadmaps for Success—Personal Success Stories from the Green Industry 257
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Anthony L. Williams, CGCS, CGM, is Director of Grounds, Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, Stone Mountain Inn, and Stone Mountain Golf Club in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He is a Certified Golf Course Superintendent, Certified Grounds Manager, Certified Arborist, and graduate of the GCSAA in the Environmental Management Program.
Mr. Williams is the recipient of the 2010 GCSAA President's Award for Environmental Stewardship, a frequent contributor to many green industry publications, and is the environmental editor for Golfdom magazine. He was the 2011 Environmental Communicator of the Year for the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association.