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Old 03-25-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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frog A Guide to Creating Vernal Ponds

A Guide to Creating Vernal Ponds
all the information you need to build and maintain an ephemeral wetland
Thomas R. Biebighauser

http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/outreach/...lPondGuide.pdf
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The techniques described in this publication have been used successfully in Kentucky, Ohio, and Minnesota. They draw from basic pond building principles and are coupled with the concepts of vernal pond ecology. The full geographic application of this guide is undetermined, however it is anticipated that the techniques offered are suitable for vernal pond construction in the eastern, southern, and mid-western United States. This guide is designed to help the reader think through site selection and the construction process in creating a vernal pond that looks and functions like a natural wetland.

This guide stresses the importance of maintaining and protecting natural wetlands. It also provides the reader with clues for identifying wetlands during the dry season. The techniques provided in this guide may be used by a variety of individuals from the suburban homeowner to the educator, the public land steward, and the private landowner. It is the intent of this guide to assist and inspire individuals to select an appropriate location and to successfully build a vernal pond in their area.
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:21 PM   #2
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That is absolutely fascinating stuff - thank you for taking the time to post it. Is there some way to make this article a more permanent fixture here? Could it end up in 'Articles'?
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Glad you liked it. We can't add it to our articles. Something to do with it belonging to another website I think:
Copying information from other websites
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Excellent article!!!
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The guide may be viewed online or purchased for $1:
http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...html#post62282
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:22 PM   #6
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The guide may be viewed online or purchased for $1:
http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...html#post62282
Or, if you go to the on-line PDF version, you can save a copy on your computer and print it out yourself.

That's a really interesting document, thanks for posting the link.

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thank you for this great resource!
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An older thread worthy of another look.
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An older thread worthy of another look.
Yes.

I thought it was a new thread. When I have more time to devote to it, I'll look back and read through it. I love the idea.
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