Balsam Mountain Preserve: In the green Vanguard.
Press release sent out today:
GolfCourseHome.net and the Golf Course Home® Network announce that Balsam Mountain Preserve, a 4,400-acre golf and preservation community located just west of Asheville, NC, has been named a Green Golf Community and has earned Vanguard designation, the highest level awarded.
Balsam Mountain Preserve joins more than 50 master-planned golf and waterview communities in 16 states that have demonstrated leadership in pursuing and promoting environmentally friendly policies and construction.
How to Qualify
Qualifying communities are assigned to one of four categories—Vanguard, Steward, Sustaining and Participant—depending on the extent of their green programs and achievements. These designations are fluid in that a community can move up (or down) based on new programs added in the future.
Each community can stand out in up to18 different areas, ranging from Significant Green Space, Staff Naturalist, Nature Center, Education & Research and Habitat Restoration to Green Construction (LEED, etc.), Conservation Foundation, Research Partnership, Volunteer Programs, Archeological Preserve and participation in Audubon International’s Sanctuary program.
“Balsam Mountain Preserve is especially qualified for being awarded Vanguard status since 70 percent of the community has been placed in a permanent conservation easement, ensuring it will never be developed,” notes David Lott, Golf Course Home® Network Founder and Publisher.
“And the non-profit Balsam Mountain Trust, which operates the on-site Nature Center, serves as a wonderful educational resource for young and old.”
GolfCourseHome.net and WaterViewHome.net are the core websites of the Golf Course Home® Network which offers 42 Member Websites, a database of more than 500 master-planned communities, and features on 175+ world-class golf and waterview communities in North America and the Caribbean.
GolfCourseHome.net is frequently cited in publications and online, such as Forbes.com, Business Week, Business 2.0 Magazine, Golf Digest and Schwab’s ON INVESTING magazines.
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