Whether you are a lake manager or a lake resident, an ecologist or an engineer, this popular two-day course is for you. From small ponds to large lakes, drinking water reservoirs to fishing lakes, if you want your lake and watershed management efforts to be successful you need a technically sound foundation. This course will give you the training needed to properly investigate and diagnose lake quality problems and to develop and implement cost-effective, restoration measures.
Recently redesigned and updated, this course will teach you how to evaluate what is needed to properly protect, manage and restore your pond, lake or reservoir.
Professionals will guide you through the benefits and pitfalls of all of the most commonly implemented lake and pond management measures. The new, interactive nature of the course will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss the specific issues and problems impacting the condition of their waterbody. The course also provides for "hands-on" problem solving and the in-class application of the featured course topics.
DAY ONE: November 14, 2013
* Overview of Ecology of Lakes, Ponds and Reservoirs
* Water Quality Monitoring
* Implementation of a Lake Restoration Plan
* Identification of Invasive Aquatic Weeds and Nuisance Algae
* IPM Strategies – Proper Selection and Use of Algaecide and Herbicides
* IPM Strategies – Physical and Biological Non-Algaecide/Herbicide Techniques
DAY TWO: November 15, 2013
* Silt and Erosion Problem Solving
* Design of Aeration System
* Implementation of a Dredging Project
* Aquascaping, Shoreline Stabilization and Lakeside Buffers
* Maximizing Your Recreational Fishery
* Management Strategies for Controlling Canada Geese
* Interactive Group Problem Solving
Unable to attend both days? Take a moment to review the featured topics above and register for the one-day only option with your registration. Be sure to specify Thursday, November 14 or Friday, November 15!