Environmental Stewardship at D'Arcy Ranch

D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club | a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

In January of 2013 achieved designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary as administered by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses. D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club becomes the 17th golf course in Alberta and the 1006th golf course in the world to have achieved this designation.

This program, administered by Audubon International, is designed to help landowners and managers preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses provides an advisory service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs. For full certification to be achieved, members must first become certified in 6 different categories.


Over the past 3 years, through the combined efforts of many staff members, D'Arcy Ranch has become certified in all 6 of the categories.

  1. Environmental Planning (March 2010)
  2. Wildlife and Habitat Management (March 2011)
  3. Water Conservation (March 2011)
  4. Water Quality Management (January 2012)
  5. Chemical Use Reduction and Safety (January 2012)
  6. Outreach and Education (January 2013)

Recycling Program

D'Arcy Ranch is committed to a recycling program for all the departments. Our new coffee cups are all biodegradable and you will not find any Styrofoam on the property!