Home | Archives | About | Login | Submissions | Notify | Contact | Search

 ES Home > Vol. 4, No. 1 > Resp. 4

Copyright © 2000 by The Resilience Alliance

The following is the established format for referencing this article:
Terman, M. 2000. Naturalistic golf courses: stepping stones for nature. Conservation Ecology 4(1): r4. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol4/iss1/resp4/


Response to Gretchen C. Daily 1999. "Developing a Scientific Basis for Managing Earth's Life Support Systems"

Naturalistic Golf Courses: Stepping Stones for Nature

Max Terman


Tabor College

Published: March 13, 2000


I agree with Daily (1999) that preserving patches of habitat wherever possible is important to saving our present capital of biodiversity. I have been encouraging golf courses to be more naturalistic in their design and management (Terman 2000) and have found a receptive and enthusiastic audience. Last week I spoke to over 1000 golf course superintendents in a New Orleans meeting of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) that had more than 20,000 attendees. Even though I was fairly critical of golf course development in undisturbed areas, I got a positive response to the idea of saving and restoring remnant habitats in sites that have already been developed or disturbed . I would recommend that we ecologists look for similar opportunities to inform the public about habitat preservation.


RESPONSES TO THIS ARTICLE

Responses to this article are invited. If accepted for publication, your response will be hyperlinked to the article. To submit a comment, follow this link. To read comments already accepted, follow this link.


LITERATURE CITED

Daily, G. C. 1999. Developing a scientific basis for managing Earth's life support systems. Conservation Ecology 3(2): 14. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/Journal/vol3/iss2/art14

Terman, M. R. 2000. Prairie Dunes Country Club: a golf course for birdies. McGraw-Hill. [online] URL: http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/pae/environmentalscience/casestudies/case3.mhtml


Address of Correspondent:
Max Terman
Department of Biology
Tabor College
Hillsboro, Kansas 67063 USA
Phone: 316-947-3121
maxt@tabor.edu



Home | Archives | About | Login | Submissions | Notify | Contact | Search