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Lake / Pond Management


Every lake is unique. Long-term management considers the environmental, cultural, and biological factors affecting the lake and sets a priority on finding lasting solutions.


Lake management is complicated and requires a coordinated effort of community groups, individuals, landowners, and government. To be effective, lake managers must commit to long-term strategies and investment. Specific strategies to address a lake's nutrient enrichment problems must focus on activities in the watershed and, if needed, in-lake restoration techniques.



Illinois

‚ÄčLake Notes is a series of publications produced by the Illinois Environment Protection Agency about issues confronting Illinois' lake resources. The objective of these publications is to provide lake and watershed residents with a greater understanding of environmental cause-and-effect relationships, and actions we all can take to protect our lakes.  Twenty-Six fact sheets have been completed to date they include:  To access these fact sheets click here  Lake Notes



Indiana

Landowner Assistance:

https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2352.htm

Pond Management:

https://secure.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3356.htm


Iowa

Fisheries Management Biologist:

http://www.iowadnr.gov/About-DNR/DNR-Staff-Offices/Fisheries-Management 

Farm pond information is online:

http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/About-Fishing-in-Iowa/Iowa-Ponds 

Iowa State University Extension resources: 

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/pond-management-videos-available-through-isu-extension-and-outreach

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/manage-excessive-aquatic-plants-ponds

https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/Intro-Guide-to-Pond-Management

https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/Fish-Stocking-Guide-for-Iowa-Ponds




Missouri

Fisheries Management Biologist:

https://mdc.mo.gov/regional-contacts?county=All

Pond helps:

https://mdc.mo.gov/property/improve-my-property/habitat-management/pond-stream-care.



Minnesota

Overview Document:

Lake Protection and Management


Texas

Managing Private Lakes and Ponds



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