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Pond Construction: Some Practical Considerations

This article is designed to provide basic information needed to design and construct a multiple-use farm pond in Virginia.

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North Carolina Project WET

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an interdisciplinary water education program intended to supplement a school's existing curriculum.

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Risk Assessment for Burned Timber: Guidelines for Landowners

General Guidelines for Risk Assessment

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Help Frogs Survive the Winter

With the arrival of chilly fall nights, I've been getting calls from ornamental pond owners who are wondering what to do for their frogs and turtles during winter.

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Forestry Assistance for Landowners

This article provides descriptions of agencies and associations that can provide you with assistance in managing your woodland.

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Chain Saw Safety After a Disaster

Chain saws can be great laborsaving tools. But if not operated properly and with respect, they can quickly cause severe injury and death. This publication addresses some potential hazards that may be encountered while using a chain saw.

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Management of Farm Fish Ponds in Tennessee
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Added: February 16, 2008

This bulletin provides management information to help pond owners produce the best fishing possible through good management.

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A Series of Workshops & Short-Courses for Educators

The Baltimore Ecosystem Study project offers a series of workshops and short courses - Investigating Urban Ecosystems - to help teachers incorporate student research in the local environment into their teaching. These programs can be taken by any teacher, and stipends often can be arranged with the teachers' school or school district.

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Citrus Tree Stresses: Effects on Growth and Yield
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Added: November 17, 2011

The objectives of this document are to: a)Explain how citrus trees respond to changes in availability of water and nutrients; b)Discuss plant-stress situations and their effects on citrus growth and productivity; and c)Discuss the balance between roots and shoots. The target audience for this document dealing with citrus responses to drought conditions includes: Certified Crop Advisers, citrus producers, agrochemical and equipment industry representatives, and other parties interested in citrus management practices.

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Timber Bridges
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Added: March 22, 2008

Timber bridges can help protect water quality and stream habitat during forestry operations. This publication discusses three basic types of temporary timber bridges.

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Temporary Wetland Crossing Options

Operators crossing wetlands with vehicles and other logging equipment may harm water quality, alter the water flow, and damage habitat. To protect wetlands, the best strategy is to go around them. If this isn’t possible, use temporary crossing options to minimize impacts.

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International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

The International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies was founded in 1902 as a quasi-governmental organization of public agencies charged with the protection and management of North America's fish and wildlife resources. The Association's governmental members include the fish and wildlife agencies of the states, provinces, and federal governments of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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Forestry in Florida's Counties
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Added: February 07, 2008

This website contains valuable information by county on the importance of forestry and wood products in Florida.

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Best Management Practices and Road Building

This publication discusses Best Management Practices that can be used to help locate and construct road systems.

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Determining the Profitability of Timber Stand Improvement Investments

You can increase the financial return from a tract (stand) of Missouri forest land by improving tree quality and woodland composition. Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) includes a broad range of practices: site preparation, thinning, release, pruning, and vine and weed removal.

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Landscaping for Less in the Landfill

Gardeners can plan their landscapes to produce less yard waste and use what is produced around their homes to enhance yards, gardens, and soil. This publication provides steps that gardeners can take to effectively reduce the amount of solid waste in landfills.

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Cage Culture: Site Selection and Water Quality BROKEN

Ponds are not always suitable for cage culture of fish. Before venturing into cage culture make sure your pond will support the increased biological load that cage culture will induce on its system.

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Roadside Management For Wildlife

Roadsides if managed properly can provide habitat for various wildlife species. Development of these areas is relatively inexpensive and requires very little maintenance.

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Careers in Arboriculture

The skills of the professional arborist are more valuable than ever because of the increased recognition of the environmental, economic, and social benefits of trees.

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Christmas Tree Genetics
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Added: June 22, 2008

Recently, tree improvement programs for species important to North Carolina's Christmas tree industry have been intitiated. Each of these program is uniquely tailored to the individual species according to their biologic constraints and importance to the state's industry.

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Economic Incentives for Natural Regeneration

Enhancing the growth of existing timber stands, insuring adequate regeneration following harvest, plus afforestation of marginal rowcrop land, are important forest management activities that southern timber producers can implement to increase total timber supply and profits.

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Engraver Beetle (Not Southern Pine Beetle) Activity on the Increase in East Texas

If the extreme fire danger caused by the 1998 drought isn't causing enough concern, now pine bark beetle activity is beginning to appear.

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Walnut Agroforestry

Agroforestry provides black walnut growers with the opportunity to develop a portfolio of short- and long-term investments, thus allowing for some risk spreading through diversification. Agroforestry also provides a cost-effective way to remove erodible land from crop production over an extended time period.

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Sected Practices and Plantings for Wildlife

Wildlife, game and non-game, has certain basic requirements. Three of the most important are food, water, and shelter. Changing wildlife numbers in an area is primarily a matter of altering the amount of food, water, or shelter.

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Urban Ecosystems

The fact is, in the world that we've created for ourselves, cities occupy pivotal positions, for better or worse, in the patterns of global ecology. This becomes clear when we put aside our standard images of cities and consider their ecological functions.

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Cross-Pollination Planting Plans

details different plans and charts for the well-being of cross-pollinated plants

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Forest Herbicide Safety: Environmental Concerns and Proper Handling

The increasing use of herbicides in forests and other agricultural areas has caused concerns about the damage these compounds can do to humans and to the environment. This publication presents suggestions on environmental safety and on proper procedures for handling, storing, transporting, and applying herbicides.

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