Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP)
The ACSP is an education and certification
program that helps organizations and businesses
protect our environment while enhancing their
bottom line. The program offers information and
guidance to help participants implement an
environmental management plan that improves
efficiency, conserves resources, and promotes
conservation efforts. Audubon International
awards certification to publicly recognize and
reward the environmental achievements and
leadership of ACSP members.
Who can join?
All types of organizations and businesses are
welcome to join. We help you tailor
environmental improvement strategies to your
unique setting. ACSP members include:
cemeteries, corporate parks, community colleges,
churches, manufacturing facilities, resorts, retail stores, and more. A special program for
golf courses is also available.
Properties under development or construction are
not eligible to join this program, but may
enroll in an Audubon Signature Program.
Getting involved is easy. To join, simply fill
out the registration form and send it along with
the registration fee to Audubon International.
Your next step is to take stock of
environmental resources and potential
liabilities, and then develop an environmental
plan that fits your unique setting, goals,
staff, budget, and time. Audubon International
provides a Site Assessment and Environmental
Planning Form to provide guidance, as well as
educational information to help you with:
Based on your site assessment, we provide a
site-specific report and work with you to
implement your plan.
By implementing and documenting environmental
management practices in these areas, a business
is eligible for designation as a Certified
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, improving its
stature and reputation.
Get involved and get results!
Members receive A Guide to Environmental
Stewardship, an attractive membership art
print, a subscription to our bi-monthly
and a Certification Handbook to help plan,
organize, and document environmental efforts.
Membership also includes certification review
and Audubon staff support and direct
consultation via telephone, written
communication, and e-mail. Site visits are
available on a fee-for-service basis.
Most important, ACSP members get results. They
improve environmental performance and community
relations, reduce liability, save money, and
contribute to the conservation of our
What does it cost?
Annual registration fee $150 (US)/$200
Jen Batza, Membership Coordinator,
767-9051, ext. 10
Jeremy Taylor, Staff Ecologist,
(518) 767-9051, ext. 24
Shawn Williams, Staff Ecologist,
(518) 767-9051, ext. 22
767-905, ext. 14