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Shark's Tooth Golf Club Receives Prestigious Recognition For Environmental Excellence
About the Silver Signature Program
The Silver Signature Program is primarily a resource management and education program. It is similar to the Bronze Signature Program, with four important distinctions: 1) the project may include more than one new type of land use; 2) it may be located outside the continental United States and Canada; 3) Audubon Environmental prepares the Natural Resource Management Plan, which ensures full compliance with the requirements and spirit of the Signature Program; and 4) Audubon Environmental provides consultation, training, and education through additional site visits, to foster successful implementation of and long-term commitment to the NRMP. The goal of the Silver Signature Program is to integrate an ecosystem approach to construction and management and provide environmental education for those who live, work, and recreate in the community.
The Silver Signature Program is open to any kind of development, in the United States and Canada or beyond, and more than one land use change, such as development of a residential community with a golf course or other amenities. Any project in the planning stage, including a major redevelopment, may apply for membership in the program. Audubon International prefers and recommends that a project join the program before any construction work, including land clearing, begins and may reject an application if clearing has begun. In any event, projects are no longer eligible to join the Silver Signature Program after construction has moved from the clearing phase to installation of major infrastructure, such as an irrigation system or sewerage.