Soil & Water Conservation District's
POND & LAKE PROGRAM
The Rensselaer County Soil and Water Conservation District offers a free service to landowners who are interested in learning more about the health of their pond or lake.
During the visit, our District’s very own Certified Lake Professional (CLP) by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) and internationally certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) by the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) will provide a description of the site and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) identified. The site will also be assessed for aquatic invasive species (AIS). This program helps landowners gain a better understanding for the condition of their waterbody and how they can make improvements.
WOOD DUCK BOXES
Do you have a waterbody that is suitable habitat for a Wood Duck Box? If so, the District will install free Wood Duck Boxes for landowners to improve habitat.
PREPPING YOUR POND FOR CARP STOCKING
The District can provide services with installing Triploid Carp barriers at your ponds outlet, to help ensure your pond meets this criteria for stocking triploid carp. We can also help the landowner obtain a carp permit, and get thesecarp to your pond.
For more information, resources, or to request an evaluation, contact Megan Myers at our office by e-mail at Megan.Myers.RenscoSWCD@gmail.com.
The photograph above is of the Tomhannock Reservoir, a manmade waterbody that provides public drinking water. It is located in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, NY and owned by the City of Troy. You may click here to apply for the required permit to fish this waterbody.