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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
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
Common duckweed (Lemna minor)
Aquatic Plant Identification - Videos Videos
While aquatic plants and algae may interfere with pond uses, they also serve vital roles in supporting the fish and animal life that make up the pond ecosystem. 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
Cleaning Plants to Place In a Water Garden
Cleaning Plants to Place In a Water Garden - Videos Videos
This is a How-To Video that will guide you in the process of cleaning plants before adding them to a water feature. 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
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