Adding pulverized agricultural lime is the leading remedy for soft (low alkalinity, low hardness) acidic water lakes and is the most overlooked lake management activity in this region. Our soils are often naturally acidic, and along with acidic[...]
Migratory geese are elegant, charming creatures. Their brief visits during fall and winter make them very manageable. However, migratory goose populations are declining and resident populations of geese are increasing. Protected by law, having[...]
In order for your fish to adapt to their new environment, it's important to adjust the temperature of the water your fish currently reside before releasing or transferring them. This avoids shock from sudden changes in temperature or water[...]
Rainbow trout won't survive summers in most North Carolina lakes and ponds, unless they are in the mountains. Trout require very high levels of dissolved oxygen. Our warm water temperatures during summer won't hold enough oxygen, plus the warm[...]
Through our lake and pond management activities we frequently face nuisance muskrat problems. Specifically in residential neighborhoods and business campuses, trapping muskrats can be a public relations nightmare.