Population Survey Service
The type and number of fish in your lake don’t just affect your ability to fish for the species you prefer; they’re a reflection of your fishery's health and overall productivity.
- Identify species present
- Inspect for overall health
- Monitor the predator-to-prey balance
- Develop a specific care plan
All of our staff are highly trained in their responsibilities, from degree-holding science professionals to licensed applicators and experienced repair technicians.
325+ Years Combined Experience
With 325+ years of combined experience, we are leaders in lake and pond management. We work with each client to provide a blueprint for developing the pond of their dreams.
Our 110+ biologists understand the delicate dynamics of aquatic ecosystems and maintain a balance of health and beauty.
What We Do
In a large pond or lake, a fish population survey is essential to achieve your fishery goals.
Periodically fishing the pond or lake is unlikely to provide you with accurate representation of the various species present and their abundance. An existing fish population can often be quantified by electrofishing. Electrofishing equipment applies a direct current to the water column to stun fish. Once collected, fish can be identified, counted, weighed, and aged. Using standardized techniques, it is possible to determine the relative abundance and growth rates of the fish, identify disproportionate numbers of fish within the population, and obtain a more accurate view of fish health and the ecosystem as a whole.
The information collected and analyzed helps Jones Lake Management biologists develop a customized fish stocking and population management plan. Depending on individual goals, this customized plan may focus on strategies to increase size, quantities, growth rates, or the overall productivity of the pond. Custom population management strategies provide pond owners with an enjoyable, sustainable, and long-term fishery.
I know nothing about ponds, and I bought a property with one. I was certain I was killing the fish through my ignorance. I heard about this place and now I know I’ll be a lifelong customer.
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Lake and Pond Management
We offer a comprehensive range of lake management services, including algae and aquatic weed control, water quality management, fish population surveys, fish habitat installation, wetland plantings, floating docks, fountain installation, and fish stocking, among others. Our science-driven solutions are tailored to meet the unique needs of different segments, from communities and corporate campuses to municipalities and homeowners.
You know that feeling of tranquility when you gaze out at a beautiful lake on your property? We can help you maintain that feeling with our professional lake management services! Say goodbye to frequent algae blooms and murky water! Our lake management professionals improve and maintain optimal water quality. We will balance nutrients, monitor for potential issues, and implement proactive strategies to keep your lake healthy and inviting. Lakes are teeming with life, from fish to waterfowl and everything in between. Our expert management ensures that the ecosystem thrives, providing a haven for various wildlife species to flourish. Waterbodies can pose certain risks if not managed properly, such as flooding or invasive species taking over. By entrusting the management to professionals, you minimize these risks and protect your property from potential hazards. At the end of the day, beautiful, well-cared-for lake is a major selling point for potential buyers, should you ever decide to sell.
Whether you love fishing, boating, or simply dipping your toes in the water, a well-managed lake enhances your recreational experience. With the professionals handling things, you can focus on creating lasting memories with family and friends.
We serve a wide range of clients including private homeowners, homeowners associations, community organizations, corporate campuses, retail spaces, and hospitality businesses. We are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each client and their specific lake management requirements.
Science-driven solutions form the foundation of our lake management approach. By leveraging scientific research and best practices, we can effectively address issues such as water quality, aquatic vegetation, and fish populations. The result is a more proactive and less reactionary approach to lake management.
We will assess your lake, considering factors such as water quality, vegetation growth, fish populations, and shoreline condition. By analyzing these parameters and factoring in your goals, we gain insights into the specific needs of your lake and develop a tailored management plan accordingly.
The lake management process typically begins with an initial assessment and goal setting discussing, followed by the development and implementation of a customized management plan. Our team then provides ongoing monitoring, maintenance, and any necessary adjustments to ensure the health and beauty of your lake.
We employ an integrated pest management approach for aquatic vegetation control, including targeted herbicide applications, biological control, aeration, and nutrient reduction. Our approach is tailored to the specific needs of your lake and adheres to environmentally responsible practices.
Absolutely. Though not necessary, we can customize a management service plan to include comprehensive water quality management and testing. With this plan, we will regularly monitor parameters such as dissolved oxygen levels, pH, nutrient concentrations, and turbidity. This allows us to identify any potential issues and take appropriate actions to maintain optimal water quality.
Our lake management professionals are highly trained and experienced in the field of biology, which is the study of natural sciences including lakes and their ecosystems.
We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of professionalism in all aspects of our lake management services. Our team conducts themselves with integrity, adheres to industry standards, and communicates openly and transparently with our clients. We strive to provide reliable, timely, and courteous service at all times.
Absolutely. We would be delighted to provide references or share examples of successful lake management projects we have completed. We believe in the quality of our work and the positive impact it has had on various lakes and their surrounding environments.
We take pride in our science-driven approach to lake management. Our team combines their expertise with a deep understanding of each client's specific needs to deliver tailored solutions that foster healthy and vibrant aquatic ecosystems. Our commitment to open communication and transparent processes further sets us apart, ensuring a positive and collaborative experience for all.
Getting started is easy! Simply reach out to our friendly team to discuss your lake management needs and goals. From there, we'll work together to implement science-driven solutions that will enhance the beauty and health of your lake.