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Tansparency Tube
FISH: Understanding Your Transparency Tube Measurements - Articles Articles
Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. Transparency tubes are popular for use in stream monitoring programs. More
Bullfrog. Photo: Lesa Willis
FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology - Articles Articles

FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. In central Pennsylvania there are three distinct periods in which potential species can be expected to begin breeding. 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
Mosquito fern can cover the pond surface. Photo: Adam McClain, Adams County Conservation District
Mosquito Fern in Pennsylvania Ponds - Articles Articles
Mosquito fern is a Pennsylvania native waterfern that can be a nuisance in your pond. More
Water Chestnut Rosette Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species – European Water Chestnut - Articles Articles
The European Water chestnut has nothing to do with the edible variety. It is a rooted aquatic plant that can dominate ponds, shallow lakes, and rivers. More
An aquatic herbicide being applied with a backpack sprayer.
Permit Requirement for Use of An Aquatic Herbicide in Ponds - Articles Articles
If you use any aquatic herbicide on your pond to control algae or aquatic plants, you must first obtain a state permit. 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
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
Triploid grass carp are one potential management strategy for aquatic plants in your pond
Using Grass Carp to Control Aquatic Plants - Articles Articles

Using Grass Carp to Control Aquatic Plants

Bryan Swistock, Jennifer R Fetter

This information explains how to use grass carp for biological aquatic vegetation control. More
Pond Ecology
Pond Ecology - Articles Articles

Pond Ecology

Bryan Swistock

A brief overview of the natural processes of an earthen pond and how to maintain a healthy pond. More
Pond Assessment and Inspection
Pond Assessment and Inspection - Articles Articles
This article discusses some of the critical components of a typical pond that should be identified and inspected before tackling pond management issues. More
Interpreting Water Tests for Ponds and Lakes
Interpreting Water Tests for Ponds and Lakes - Articles Articles
This document describes parameters included in the Penn State pond/lake water test kit to help pond owners detect common water quality problems. More
A weighted onion bag with loose barley straw.
Barley Straw for Algae Control - Articles Articles
In recent years, the use of barley straw has become more common as an alternative method for controlling excessive algae growth. More
Common Causes of Fish Kills in Ponds
Common Causes of Fish Kills in Ponds - Articles Articles
Fish kills are common in many ponds. This article describes common reasons for fish kills in different seasons. More
A leaking pond located in central Pennsylvania.
Fixing a Leaking Pond - Articles Articles

Fixing a Leaking Pond

Bryan Swistock

Pond leaks are a very common pond management problem in PA. This article introduces the steps for determining if a pond is leaking and tips for repairing leaks. More
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