Huntsman Springs, ID: Green, space, dark skies & more.
Thirteen of the 200 master-planned communities
featured on the GolfCourseHome(R) Network have earned
the highest level of achievement--Vanguard status--on the
Network's new GreenGolfCommunities.net website which
charts leadership in developing green-environmentally
progressive programs at golf and waterview communities.
The Network's GreenGolfCommunities.net website states
that "Vanguard level properties are driven to innovate and
take the lead in environmental activism. These early adapters
pioneer green efforts and aggressively seek out new ways to
be environmentally progressive.
"Vanguard communities embark on virtually all of the basic
and expected measures for a master-planned golf course
community, then push further to help define new directions
for their industry to follow."
Community activity in noted in 18 different categories:
- Significant Green Space
- Staff Naturalist
- Nature Center
- Education & Research
- Audubon Sanctuary
- Audubon Signature
- Habitat Restoration
- Green Construction (LEED, etc.)
- Conservation Foundation
- Research Partnership
- Volunteer Program
- Common Gardens
- Additional Awards
- Pedestrian Commerce Center
- New Urbanism
- Innovation/Rails to Trails Paths
- Archeological Preserve
Go to 18 Ways to Be Green to more how a community
can be green.