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Removal of Unwanted Fish in Recreational Fish Ponds

Removal of Unwanted and Overpopulated Species of Fish is part three of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Fish populations in poorly managed ponds usually become out of balance and may become contaminated with unw…

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Weed Control and Wildlife Enhancement in Recreational Fish Ponds

Weed Control and Wildlife Enhancement is part seven of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Aquatic weeds are a common problem in farm ponds. Some aquatic vegetation might be good for the pond. Rooted aquatic vegeta…

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Evaluation of Pond Balance in Recreational Fish Ponds

Evaluation of Pond Balance is part six of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Managers should conduct an evaluation of bond balance every 1 to 2 years if fishing quality is unsatisfactory. District fisheries biolog…

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Fertilization and Liming in Recreational Fish Ponds

Fertilization and Liming is part four of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Fertilization provides planktonic algae with nutrients for growth much the same as fertilizing pasture increases grass yields. Proper f…

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Harvesting and Record Keeping in Recreational Fish Ponds

Harvesting and Record Keeping is part five of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Ponds should not be fished for at least 1 year after bass are stocked to let the bass reproduce. Once fishing begins, harvest the ba…

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Pond Construction and Watershed Management in Recreational Fish Ponds

Pond Construction and Watershed Management is part one of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

Alabama has about 250,000 small ponds covering more than 134,000 acres. Ponds are usually built for several purposes: ir…

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Species Selection and Stocking in Recreational Fish Ponds

Species Selection and Stocking is part two of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

The choice of fish to stock depends on the pond owner’s goals and on the resources available. It is very difficult to manage a pon…

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Feeding Game Birds: Pheasant, Quail, and Partridge

…ifornia where precipitation seldom exceeds 10 inches per year.

The chukar partridge is popular as a release bird for recreational hunting in many parts of the United States. They are docile and easily raised in captivity. Although most b…

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SmartMap 2.0: The Next Step of Information

…AS flights.

“In 1.0, participants learn easily adoptable skills for mapping land management of timber, wildlife or recreational pursuits,” Brodbeck said. “In 2.0, the workshop explains in depth the UAV technology, applications and …

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Partnership with CDC: A Snapshot of Bullock County, Alabama

…uipment and updated playground equipment at Union Springs Trails
Installed and updated playgroup equipment at Harris Recreational Park

Healthy Retail

Adopted the Good Choice initiative, a partnership between the Alabama Departmen…

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Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

…nerating the loss be related to the activity generating the income.
If the operation was a hobby, sport, or for recreation, in other words, not carried on primarily for profit, the loss would be limited to taxable income associated …

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Alabama Water Watch Offers Alabama Rivers Educator Workshops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama is home to mighty rivers; providing nourishment, transportation, habitats and recreation for those who call Alabama home. Alabama Water Watch, which is part of the Auburn University Water Resources Center a…

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SmartMap Education Program

…want to improve mapping on their properties
Wildlife enthusiasts interested in mapping their properties for improved recreation
recreational users who need to map forests for biking, hiking, or roads
Consulting firms needing a basi…

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Silvopasture: An Opportunity for Additional Income from Your Forestland

Take a minute to think about why you own land. Is it to pass on to your children and grandchildren? For outdoor recreation? Because you enjoy the beauty of nature? Is it part of your farm? 

If you answered yes to one or more of these qu…

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Landowners and Forest Inventories: Frequently Asked Questions

…ement techniques
preparing to sell the timber
assessing forest values, including nontimber assets
identifying recreational opportunities

Though there is no immediate return on investment when you pay for a forest inventory, yo…

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