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Building the Fishing Pond of Your Dreams

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 18, 2018

Largemouth Bass

AS SEEN IN Pond Boss Magazine: Written by Industry Expert Dave Beasley, Fisheries Biologist & Director of Fisheries 

Pursuing your dreams is an incredibly gratifying experience that has a way of bringing out the best in yourself. For some of us, that involves creating a trophy fishery where kids and adults alike can spend time together bonding in the essence of nature. Spending a day on the water with loved ones, in pursuit of the next fish that family and friends will be talking about over dinner or around a campfire, can provide just enough motivation to keep someone from settling when it comes to building the pond of their dreams.

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Topics: Fisheries Management, Fisheries Projects

The Benefits of Supplemental Fish Feeding

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 16, 2018

Fish Feeder

Written by Industry Expert Logan Cowan, Fisheries Biologist 

“Why should I feed fish food to my fish?” As a Fisheries Biologist working on private ponds, this is one of the most common questions I receive each spring from clients hoping to enhance their fishery. In response to the question, I always explain that while fish food can significantly improve Largemouth Bass size and population structures, it is typically utilized to sustain forage fish.

The carrying capacity of forage fish is one of the most limiting factors of a bass fishery – but regular 

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Topics: Fisheries Management, Fisheries Projects

SOLitude Officially Announces Expansion, Merger with Lake Masters

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 09, 2018

Florida Team

SOLitude Lake Management, a leading environmental firm specializing in lake, pond and wetland management, fisheries management and related environmental services, has expanded its national presence by uniting with Lake Masters Aquatic Weed Control Inc. based in Florida.

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Topics: SOLitude News

Tips to Stay Safe Around Frozen Lakes & Ponds This Winter

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 04, 2018

Ice-covered pond

From fishing to hiking to skating, outdoor recreation doesn’t stop throughout the winter. Many of these activities take place on or around frozen lakes and ponds. Like any other time of year, it’s important to ensure proper safety steps are taken near the water. SOLitude Lake Management, an environmental firm that specializes in sustainable lake, pond, wetland and fisheries management strategies, encourages extra caution around frozen waterbodies this winter season:

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Topics: Pond Management Best Practices, Seasonal Pond Tips

SOLitude 'Adopts' Families, Supports Children’s Hospitals this Holiday

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Dec 18, 2017

 

HOLiday Cheer Donations

In the spirit of the holiday season, SOLitude Lake Management has continued its annual HOLiday Cheer efforts through The SOLution, SOLitude’s corporate volunteering and outreach program. This year, SOLitude donated games, gift cards, toys, clothes and other necessities to sick children and five under-resourced families located throughout the country. Now in the program's sixth year, the 2017 HOLiday Cheer donation totaled $10,121, which exceeded 2016 donations by 48 percent.

The HOLiday Cheer families “adopted” this year

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Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

Are Turtles Bad for Ponds?

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Dec 14, 2017

Snapping Turtle

Written by Industry Expert Cole Kabella, Wildlife & Fisheries Biologist

Think back to the last time you were on a lake or pond. Chances are, you can recall seeing a turtle—or 10. Turtles are to water as meatballs are to spaghetti. This close relationship raises a few questions. Why are they there? What is their purpose? And the biggest question: Are turtles bad for ponds? Answering these questions will provide us with a better understanding of the role turtles play in the aquatic ecosystem.

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Topics: Fisheries Management, Nature's Creatures

Trophy Largemouth Bass Fishery: Keys to Sustainability

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Dec 12, 2017

Largemouth Bass

AS SEEN IN Pond Boss MagazineWritten by Industry Expert Dave Beasley, Fisheries Biologist & Director of Fisheries 

Complacency and trophy bass fishery are incompatible concepts that don’t belong in the same sentence. So, don’t let complacency sentence your trophy bass lake to an unsustainable destiny. While that may start off sounding a bit harsh, vigilance is a key to success in many aspects of life. That includes managing a trophy fishery. Just because you might figure out how to create a trophy fishery, it doesn’t necessarily follow that it will then sustain itself. Diligence is a key to long-term success.

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Topics: Fisheries Management, Fisheries Projects

Team Environmental Scientist Awarded for Leadership, Community Service

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Dec 07, 2017

The SOLution-4.jpg

With so many environmental challenges facing the world today, SOLitude Lake Management has made it a team-wide mission to pave a path towards a better tomorrow through The SOLution, a company-wide program that embraces volunteerism, activism and environmental education in the communities in which we live and serve. John Phelps, an Environmental Scientist and Senior Business Development Consultant at SOLitude, was recently awarded for his service efforts through The SOLution by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), a national organization focused on the protection of lakes and reservoirs.

Phelps was presented a Community Education & Outreach award at the Society’s International Symposium in Denver, CO, in recognition of his leadership on a long-term

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Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

Welcome Aboard: SOLitude Team Continues to Expand

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Nov 30, 2017

SOLitude Lake Management

SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to announce seven of its newest hires to the company’s growing team. Aquatic Biologist Scott Conrade, Aquatic Specialist Michael Meritet, and Mechanical Specialist Erique Cote provide sustainable lake and pond solutions to clients throughout the south and northeast. Chris Mann, Sharon Mertes and Allison Tabisz play integral roles in the support of SOLitude’s technology, administrative and operations initiatives.

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Topics: SOLitude News

SOLitude Recognized for Community Impact In Southeastern Virginia

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Nov 28, 2017


Community Impact Award

As part of a commitment to environmental stewardship, SOLitude Lake Management also strives to serve the communities in which we live and work through The SOLution, a company-wide program that encourages staff to create a better world through volunteerism, fundraising and charitable contributions. SOlitude's program efforts were recognized this month at the Giving Back Awards, hosted by CoVa BIZ and Coastal Virginia Magazine at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. 

SOLitude was one of several businesses from Southeastern Virginia to receive the Community Impact award. Winners were selected based on

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Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

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