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Ponds, Fisheries, and Aquatic Management

The Ohio State University's Extension Program in Ponds, Fisheries and Aquatic Management offers programming to enrich your experience wherever your life intersects with water. 

Ohio's ponds, lakes, wetlands, streams and other waters, from the most modest of intermittent brooks to the international expanse of Lake Erie, constitute beautifully complex living laboratories where communities of fish, plants and plankton interact with their aquatic domains. We are dedicated to helping conserve and manage fisheries, water quality, and simple aesthetics to benefit Ohioans and future generations.

Pond Updates

Your Pond Update Autumn 2018  

Aquatic Invasive Species and Your Pond/Lake

Your Pond Update Winter 2018  

Winter Fish Kills on Ponds Revisited

Your Pond Update Autumn 2017


It’s Not Just “Seaweed”! Aquatic Vegetation to Benefit Water Quality and Fisheries

Your Pond Update Winter 2016   Classic Publications on Managing Ohio Ponds: One Returns and Others Temporarily Lost
Your Pond Update Summer 2015   A Management Challenge: Water Quality in Residential-Neighborhood Ponds
Your Pond Update Spring 2015   Harmful Algal Blooms, Ponds, and the Basics of Mitigation and Management

Your Pond Update Winter 2015


But I Didn't Think Ohio Had Any Real Lakes! ...At least outside Lake Erie

Your Pond Update Autumn 2014  

Ah, Autumn... A Time to Stock Fish to Ponds

Your Pond Update Spring 2014   Proactive Algae Management through Pond Destratification
    Ohio Pond News Archive

Sign up for emails: This list is for Ohio State University (OSU) Extension clientele interested in matters related to pond or lake management. Its creation was prompted by a small list of initial requesters/subscribers at Farm Science Review in September 2017 and a collaborative lake-management outreach project funded by OSU CARES in 2016–17.
Click here to go to the the Pond Management News page and sign up. 

Eugene C. Braig IV, Aquatic Ecosystems Program Director
School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
379A Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
(O) 614/292-3823
(F) 614/292-7432