COMMITTED TO THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE GREAT BLUE HERON POPULATION
Recognized by Audubon International
Upholding the PGA TOUR's commitment to environmental excellence and sustainability of it's golf courses, TPC Colorado has joined the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program and committed to operational plans that practice mindful environmental management.
Audubon International is a prestigious program that recognizes golf courses that uphold the highest standards to protect the natural environment and heritage of their course.
Here at Heron Lakes we are proud to be home to one of the largest Great Blue Heron rookeries in the state of Colorado. In an effort to protect the natural habitat of these birds and all wildlife that inhabit our community, the agronomy team has planted hundreds of acres of milkweed, native grasses and plants, built bird boxes, installed water diffusers for natural algae reduction and other measures to reduce the use of chemicals and actions to conserve the amount of water used in course maintenance.
TPC Colorado at Heron Lakes also participates in the Monarchs in the Rough program designed by the Audubon and the Environmental Defense Fund to augment natural occurrences of milkweed and other butterfly attracting plants in an effort to provide a habitat for local monarch butterfly populations.
Permanent Open Space
In addition to the efforts of environmental conservation from the TPC Colorado agricultural team, there have been measures put in place with the Town of Berthoud and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), a statewide organization committed to preserving and enhancing the state's wildlife and native habitat, to make sure that there is always open space in our community.
Over 90 acres of land has been donated to the Town of Berthoud that by terms can never be developed to ensure permanent open space and recreation areas. In addition to the 90 acres, over 40 acres are dedicated to the partnership with GOCO, Town of Berthoud, City of Loveland, Larimer County and Colorado Parks and Wildlife for ecosystem enhancements for natural wildlife populations.
In addition to the Great Blue Heron population native to our community, other wildlife who also call our neighborhood home are elk, foxes, bald eagles, osprey and many others that can be easily spotted as residents engage in recreation opportunities in the Heron Lakes community.