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Workshop Set to Focus on Recreation Pond Management

Ponds can provide endless hours of enjoyment as well as increased property value, but they must be actively managed.

Posted May 8, 2019

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute will host a Managing Your Pond for Recreation workshop from 1-6:15 p.m. May 23, 2019, at the Noble Research Institute Pavilion.

This workshop will focus on managing sport fish in small impoundments. Attendees will learn the fish management fundamentals that will help them develop and manage an enjoyable fishing area.

Topics will include:

  • Watershed physical properties and how they influence pond size.
  • How land management in the watershed influences water quality and quantity.
  • The importance of soil type in site selection for a pond.
  • The difference between overflow types and application.
  • How water chemistry parameters play roles in sport fish management.
  • Common sport fish identification.
  • How to apply proven fish stocking strategies.
  • The tools used to monitor fish populations.
  • The value and benefits of aquatic vegetation.
  • How to use different techniques for controlling aquatic vegetation.
  • Plant identification and its importance.

Landowners or managers looking to improve the management of their ponds and/or sport fish are encouraged to attend. Participants are welcome to bring plants they need help identifying.

There is no registration fee, but preregistration is required. For more information and to register, please visit www.noble.org/events. Registration will close May 16, 2019.


PondPonds (like the one pictured here) play an invaluable role in agricultural operations. The Noble Research Institute’s upcoming pond management seminar will provide techniques to better manage aquatic resources for recreation.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as Noble Research Institute to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

For media inquiries concerning the Noble Research Institute, please contact:
J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications and Public Relations
580-224-6209 | 580-224-6208 fax

Robyn Peterson, Public Relations Coordinator

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