Nature's Friend

Hoodoos and Tipis“The Resort Ownership, made of Ktunaxa, Chippewa, & Samson Cree Nations, is proud that the award winning St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino took on the challenge of becoming more environmentally conscious, showcasing the aboriginal ownership, working closely with the surrounding communities, and teaching the youth about our achievements”.

Core Beliefs

  • The healthy function of our planet’s ecosystems – our air, water, and land, and the vast diversity of life on Earth – is worth preserving.
  • There are places on Earth where human activity should be limited.
  • Maintaining healthy and functioning ecosystems begins at the local level with policies and practices that protect watersheds, promote biodiversity, and sustain natural resources.
  • Not only must people take steps to minimize negative impacts to the environment in human-dominated areas of the world, but also strive to enhance the health and functioning of ecosystems where we live.
  • Finding a sustainable balance among environment, economic, and social systems is key to sustaining the quality of life for all of Earth’s inhabitants. Our human communities can and must be balanced within the limits of the natural world.
  • By becoming good stewards of the environment, people and organizations can help to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources around them.
  • Scientific information, in conjunction with public participation, should be used to guide the planning, design, development, and management of human communities.
  • While laws, rules, and regulatory approaches have been, and can be, important tools for protecting and enhancing our natural environment (ecosystems), voluntary efforts are an effective and essential means to protect and enhance the natural environment as well.
  • Effective collaboration and partnerships among nonprofits, governments, businesses, and the public can lead to better environmental decision-making and can improve the quality of our human and natural communities.

 

 Environmental Facts about St. Eugene

  • The golf course property covers 327 acres.
  • 120 acres of maintained turfgrass.
  • 207 acres of natural areas, such as deciduous & coniferous forest, wetlands, ponds, buffer zones, & wildlife corridors.
  • Home of more than 150 bird species.
  • Home for the endangered Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Badger, Townsend Long-Eared Bat, & Painted Turtle.

 

St. Eugene’s Achievements

  • Audubon Green Leaf Eco-Rated Member.
  • Member of Ducks Unlimited.
  • Partner with BC Hydro Power Smart Program
  • Formation of the Elder Advisory Group
  • Formation of the Resource Advisory Group for our surrounding community to have a voice on environmental concerns.
  • 2009/10 B.C. Aboriginal Tourism Conservation Award Winner.

 

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