Water Features for your Oregon Ponds
There are many amazing waterfalls in Oregon, which gives the perfect opportunity to add that aesthetic appeal to your property!
Oregon Ponds: Where to put my pond?
The state of Oregon is known for its beautiful natural landscape, abounding in countless waterfalls, mountains, lakes, and forests.
Top 8 Questions about Hunting Ponds
Deer absolutely need water, and while they can satisfy a lot of their needs for moisture by consuming juicy plants
Managing Midges in Your Hunting Pond
Any serious wildlife conservationist, rancher or hunter is aware of the deadly EHD (epizootic hemorrhagic disease) affecting primarily whitetail deer
Algae in Your Hunting Pond
It’s easy to think of a constructed deer pond as essentially a bathtub full of water that will remain clear and pristine until it’s time to fill it up again
Stewards of the Land
People in many industrialized countries, and especially we, as Americans, have historically viewed natural resources as commodities to be either bought and sold
Building a Hunting Pond: Finishing Touches
Your goal is to have a dependable supply of water that can be maintained year-round so that resident deer have no need to move on to greener pastures.
Building a Hunting Pond: Preparations
The location and particular characteristics of your hunting pond will dictate how well it is used by deer, particularly those elusive mature bucks.
What Makes an Ideal Deer Pond?
Deer, even mature bucks, don’t show any real preference between natural or constructed ponds
Building a Hunting Pond - What Deer Need
Traditionally, land enhancement practices to attract deer have focused on food sources and food plots, but water is the most critical requirement
Building a Hunting Pond: Just Add Water
Are you an outdoorsman, a nature enthusiast, or a homesteader intent on supplying your own food?
Habitat Improvements to Attract Mature Bucks
Mature bucks are a different animal than your average doe or even young buck.
Best Oxygenating Plants for your Pond
Plants are essential players when it comes to properly oxygenating, aerating, and filtering your pond’s water.
Best Marginal Plants for your Pond
Marginal and emergent plants are essential parts of any healthy pond garden. These plants are partially submerged in water
Best Bog Plants for your Pond
Bog plants, or terrestrial plants, are those which are perfectly satisfied with their roots in saturated, moist soil, but prefer to keep their stem and leaves dry.
Common Pond Plant Diseases and Pests
Damage from spider mites can appear as small yellow or brown spots, or webbing on leaves that looks like it's been left by a spider.
Choosing Plants for your Pond
Just how many plants do I need? Maintaining around 60% plant coverage over and within your pond will help absorb and utilize any excess nutrients in the pond.
Top Tips for Planting Water Gardens
Consider the whole year. Will the plants you’re choosing be able to last through cold winters?
Different Types of Pond Plants
Plants are an essential part of any healthy, self-cleaning pond.
Maintaining Water Quality in Snow-Making Ponds
Maintaining water quality over the winter is one of the most important things you can do.
Snow Pond Prep-Winterizing
Winterizing a pond involves draining out all the water and adding chemicals to prevent algae growth.
Snow Groomers for Snow-Making
Ski resorts and snow grooming are two of the most important aspects of winter sports.
Snow-making Ponds for Ski Resorts
Snow-making ponds for ski resorts are essential to the success of a ski resort.
Droughts and Its Effects on Ski Resorts
Ski resorts need a significant amount of water to make snow, which unfortunately causes droughts.
Costs of Snowmaking
The first thing to consider when estimating the cost of snowmaking is how much power is needed.