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Extension Educator, Susan Boser presents information on watersheds and land use to 5th grade science students at Winchester Thurston School
Extension Provides Hands-on Pond Education to 5th Grade Science Classes - News News
Students from Winchester Thurston School are learning how to help their school pond. More
Managing Your Restored Wetland
Managing Your Restored Wetland - Articles Articles

Managing Your Restored Wetland

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

This manual for landowners describes where wetland restoration is possible and how it is done. It covers basic wetland concepts, ecological concepts and terms, wetland restoration, and maintenance. More
Pond Management for Rural and Farm Pond Owners
Pond Management for Rural and Farm Pond Owners - Online Courses Online Courses
$99.00
Learn basic pond maintenance and how to address common pond issues including excessive plant and algae growth, nuisance wildlife, and fishery management. More
Managing Your Pond or Lake
Managing Your Pond or Lake - Webinars Webinars
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Susan Boser from Penn State Extension explains the aspects of good pond management. More
Measuring a largemouth bass from a pond.
Fish Population Exercise - Downloadable Downloadable
This quick exercise will help you to determine the Proportional Stock Density (PSD) for your pond to help in managing the bass and bluegill population. More
Identifying Aquatic Plants
Identifying Aquatic Plants - Videos Videos
This video will look at the four categories of pond plants, and some of the most common aquatic plants that are found in Pennsylvania. More
Fish ponds provide can aesthetic beauty, wildlife habitat, fishing, swimming, as well as water for livestock, irrigation, or fire protection.
Management of Fish Ponds in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Management of Fish Ponds in Pennsylvania

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Are you building a new pond on your property? Do you already have a pond that you use for swimming, irrigation, fishing, or other activities? More
Biological Control of Aquatic Plants
Biological Control of Aquatic Plants - Videos Videos
There are a few biological methods, that when applied correctly can be very effective and environmentally friendly to your pond. More
Causes and Prevention of Aquatic Plant and Algae Growth
Causes and Prevention of Aquatic Plant and Algae Growth - Videos Videos
When plants and algae grow abundantly, pond and lake owners often think about ways to eliminate the offending plant. Nutrient control is the long term solution. More
Chemical Control of Aquatic Plants
Chemical Control of Aquatic Plants - Videos Videos
Herbicides are often the first thing pond owners turn to when nuisance aquatic plants appear in their ponds. More
Getting to Know Your Pond
Getting to Know Your Pond - Videos Videos
Proper pond management practices should always start with an assessment and inspection of the current conditions in the pond. More
Physical Control of Aquatic Plants
Physical Control of Aquatic Plants - Videos Videos
There are a variety of physical control strategies that can be employed. Physically harvesting aquatic plants can have a positive, long-lasting effect. More
Pond Ecology and the Role of Aquatic Plants
Pond Ecology and the Role of Aquatic Plants - Videos Videos
This video provides an overview of aquatic plants. More
Pond Measurements: Area, Volume and Residence Time
Pond Measurements: Area, Volume and Residence Time - Articles Articles
An explanation of basic pond measurements that are vital to basic pond management practices. More
The Aquatic Plant Naiad
The Aquatic Plant Naiad - Articles Articles

The Aquatic Plant Naiad

Bryan Swistock

One of the most common native, submerged pond plants in Pennsylvania. More
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