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AFR Golf Course Receives First Auduban Program Milestone

Angel Fire Resort Golf & Country Club Achieves First Milestone in International Audubon Program

Course Receives Certification in Environmental Planning


Angel Fire, NM - April 11, 2007-- Angel Fire Resort Golf & Country Club has received its certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS). This newly developed program, administered by Audubon International, is designed to help existing and planned golf courses create effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs. The effort is sponsored in part by the United States Golf Association. The multi-year certification program is being implemented at Angel Fire Resort by John Greene, golf course superintendent, who is also being recognized for his efforts to plan for environmental stewardship.

"The open space of a golf course is utilized not only by golfers, but is also part of the critical habitat for a variety of wildlife species," explained Joellen Zeh, program manager for Audubon International. "We welcome Angel Fire Resort Golf & Country Club's commitment to the environment and to managing the golf course with wildlife in mind."

By joining and participating in the ACSS, Angel Fire Resort Golf & Country Club will be committed long-term to projects that enhance the habitat for wildlife and preserve natural resources for the benefit of the local community. These projects may include placing nesting boxes for cavity-nesting birds such as bluebirds and swallows, utilizing integrated pest management techniques, conserving water, and maintaining food and cover for wildlife.

"The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System benefits both people and wildlife," said Zeh. "It's a great way for the managers of developed properties and environmental organizations to work together to become better stewards of land and natural resources."

After the environmental plan is approved, properties in the program may apply for certification in Wildlife and Habitat Management, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water conservation, Water Quality Management, and Outreach and Education by demonstrating that they have met minimum requirements for each category.

The Angel Fire Resort Golf Course & Country Club is slated to open Saturday, May 5th for the summer 2007 season.

Public Relations Contacts:
Christy Germscheid PR Manager, Angel Fire Resort
505-377-4424
cgermscheid@angelfireresort.com

Joellen Zeh
Program Manager
Audubon International
518-767-9051 X14

About Audubon International
Audubon International is an environmental organization dedicated to educating, assisting, and inspiring millions of people from all walks of life to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife, and natural resources around them. In addition to golf courses, the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System has programs designed for businesses, cemeteries, schools and individual homeowners. For more information contact Audubon International, 46 Rarick Rd., Selkirk, NY 12158, (518) 767-9051, e-mail them via the Internet at acss@auduboninernation.org, or visit their website address at www.auduboninternational.org.

About Angel Fire Resort
If you can do it on a mountain, you can do it here. Angel Fire Resort is the Southwest's premier year-round alpine recreation destination. Tucked high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico, Angel Fire is the rare resort where you can ski, snowboard, tube, snow bike and cross country ski all on the same mountain. It offers a 121-room slope side hotel as well as rental condos and homes, with a wide variety of activities for the summer outdoor enthusiast including golf, mountain biking, fishing and hiking. For more information on Angel Fire Resort, please call 1-800-633-7463 or visit the web site at www.angelfireresort.com.



To line up an interview with an Angel Fire executive or for more information contact:

Krysty Ronchetti
Public Relations Rep
Angel Fire Resort
505-821-9279
krysty@sjcommunications.com