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Lake and Pond Management for Your Ranch

Meeting the Unique Needs of Your Private Waterbody

texas-ranch-pond-aerial-view.jpgFrom hunting and recreation to farming and raising livestock, we know that your land has many uses. And, likewise, we know that your property’s waterbody is a valuable asset. Your private lake or pond may be utilized for irrigation or as a source of water for livestock. You may have a recreational waterbody that family and friends use for fishing, swimming, hunting waterfowl or bird watching. Or, you may simply have an aquatic ecosystem that adds to the overall beauty of your property.

The various uses of your private lake or pond dictate how it should be managed, and this can be a real challenge for even the most seasoned ranch owners. If it is true value and long-term results you desire, then it is the scientific knowledge and experience of a true professional that you need. To really explore the depths of aquatic sustainability for your private aquatic ecosystem, we invite you to take the Deep Dive with experts in private ponds and lakes.

"Paul Dorsett with SOLitude Lake Management has worked on the 15-acre lake on my ranch for four years. His expertise and integrity have been outstanding. Paul and his team always deliver on their promises."
Dale Campbell 
Private Ranch Owner, Waco, TX

Your Property. Your Goals.

You have unique goals for your waterbody. We understand this, and our staff of biologists and other aquatic specialists are dedicated to working with you to develop a customized lake or pond management plan that meets your individual needs.

From water quality testing, invasive species management and algae control, to fisheries management, fountains, aerationmosquito and tick control, and habitat management consulting services for those of you who use your land to hunt, you need an integrated approach that leverages the beneficial aspects of a vast array of solutions.

SOLitude Lake Management has the Depth Of Expertise to provide those sustainable solutions you need.

Finding and preserving balance in your waterbody. 

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Lakes and ponds are nutrient sinks, meaning that they collect nutrients faster than they can get rid of them. Excess nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen can cause algae blooms, poor water clarity and foul odors, while also being harmful to aquatic life. Nutrient loading in lakes and ponds is typically the result of runoff, and ranch owners in particular should be aware of several common factors that lead to excess runoff.

Excess runoff on ranches may be the result of:

  • Overstocking or overgrazing livestock
  • Livestock feeding stations located upstream of the lake or pond
  • Livestock pens in the watershed
  • Pasture and field fertilization
  • Mowing habits
  • Bird rookeries
  • Excessive erosion upstream or immediately adjacent to the waterbody

Even when sources of nutrients have been curtailed, the years of accumulation of phosphorus in bottom sediments can continue to degrade water quality well into the future. Water quality monitoring, testing, and restoration are the backbone of an integrated lake or pond management program. The aquatic biologists at SOLitude are ready to develop a prescription water quality restoration program that is tailored to your specific needs.

The science behind creating the desired aquatic aesthetics.

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From high quality and sustainable management programs to ecologically balanced and aesthetically pleasing enhancements like pond fountains, you deserve a natural environment that captivates the eye.

SOLitude’s team of biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists and aquatic resource specialists fuse their mastery of the sciences with a passion for the outdoors and the beauty of our natural resources to deliver the results you desire.

Get the fisheries management solutions you need.

SOLitude’s dedicated fishery biologists provide you with a detailed, site-specific fisheries management plan that enhances your resources and provides value-added recreational options for your lakes and ponds:

  • texas-ranch-cowboy-holding-bass.jpgFisheries management surveys and assessments for water quality, habitat and species that allow you to have a tailor-made program that fits your specific site conditions and circumstances.

  • Fish stocking services designed to support your goals, using the highest quality fish with the best genetics, superior health, and premium sizes.

  • An integrated approach to lake and pond fish management that leverages the latest technology, respected resources and renowned industry experts to keep your property pristine.

  • The highest-quality, most environmentally safe lake and pond products that set you up for high quality results with long-term sustainability

Enrich your ecosystem. Give life to your property. Secure the solutions you need to maintain a thriving, sustainable aquatic habitat with SOLitude.

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Sustainability Pledge

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In support of our belief that lakes and ponds are a precious natural resource requiring protection, SOLitude is committed to providing sustainable and renewable solutions that maintain ecological balance in the workplace and beyond.

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Depth Of Expertise

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When you partner with SOLitude, a dedicated field technician visits your lake or pond twice a month, leveraging extensive knowledge and training to carefully maintain ecological balance and preserve the appearance of your aquatic property.

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SOLitech

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Utilizing the latest GPS aquatic mapping technology and our own proprietary lake and pond management software, the experts at SOLitude collect all the data necessary to provide comprehensive analysis and in-depth solutions.

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