Cranberry Highlands Golf Course has once again been designated by Audubon International as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. At its June 29 meeting, Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors was formally notified of the recognition. It confirms that the golf course has maintained a high degree of environmental stewardship in a variety of areas including planning, wildlife and habitat management, education, reduced chemical use, and water quality management. Cranberry Highlands was initially recognized as part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program in 2009. A letter accompanying the most recent certification cited a program started last year to create wildflower areas that support pollinator insects – species which have been under stress in much of the country due to loss of habitat and other issues. Cranberry Highlands is one of 909 golf courses currently carrying the Cooperative Sanctuary designation. Approximately 2,200 courses are enrolled in the program out of more than 34,000 golf courses operating worldwide.