Golf Course Environmental Profile Golf Course Environmental Profile The Golf Course Environmental Profile is a groundbreaking project that is designed to develop a comprehensive environmental profile of golf courses in the United States. The project is funded by The Toro Giving Program. Project surveys The project consists of a collection of five surveys, the results of which are analyzed and published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Applied Turfgrass Science, as well as in a comprehensive report and in Golf Course Management magazine. The surveys are: Volume I: Property Profile and Environmental Stewardship of Golf Courses Covers golf course acreage, turfgrass species, water bodies, wildlife habitat, environmental improvements and non-trufgrass landscapes Volume II: Water Use and Conservation Practices on U.S. Golf Course Covers total water use, irrigated turfgrass acreage, water conservation measures and recycled water use. Volume III: Nutrient Use and Management on U.S. Golf Courses Covers nutrients applied to golf courses, sources of nutrients applied, nutrient application decisions, nutrient management plans, fertilizer storage and application equipment calibration. Volume IV: Energy Use and Energy Conservation Practices on U.S. Golf Courses Covers energy use across the entire golf course facility, energy conservation practices, energy audits and written plans and behavioral, design and other conservation changes. Survey V: Pest Management Covers pesticide use trends, integrated pest management techniques, water quality practices, waste management and pollution prevention. Read summaries and full reports of completed survey volumes » This project is funded by The Toro Giving Program.