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Continuing Education at the Warnell School

Recreational Pond Management - Athens

Location: Flinchum's Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road, Athens, Georgia

Date: Aug 01, 2011 08:30 AM to Aug 02, 2011 05:00 AM

There are over 100,000 acres of private ponds in Georgia being managed for sportfish production. Sportfish ponds and small impoundments provide significant opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and enhance property value.


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About this Course

Properly managed ponds can provide an abundant supply of fish for food and recreation, attract wildlife, add aesthetics and increase value of both urban and rural lands. A combination of classroom presentations and hands-on field activities will provide participants the opportunity to develop new knowledge and basic skills associated with pond management in Georgia.



The primary objective of this course is to provide participants with the opportunity to develop basic knowledge and skills about pond management that produce sustainable, high quality fishing. At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic tenets of pond construction, renovation, and maintenance;
  • Explain activities associated with pond stocking and management strategies;
  • Identify common aquatic plants in Georgia ponds; and
  • Conduct a pond evaluation (fish and water quality).

Who Should Attend?

Landowners, managers, consultants, or any person desiring to learn more about the management of ponds to produce high quality fishing should attend this course. The benefit participants receive will be directly related to their participation. This course is designed to be interactive; open discussions and questions are encouraged. Also, participants must be willing to get wet and muddy along with the instructors.


Location and Equipment Required

This course will be held at Flinchum’s Phoenix building located in the Whitehall Forest (See map for directions). The course will require each participant to be prepared to get wet and muddy. Bring appropriate footwear for wading in a muddy pond. Also, bring a brimmed hat, sunglasses, sun screen, extra change of clothes, and a towel.

Parking and Lodging

Parking at Flinchum's Phoenix is free of charge. For a map and directions to Flinchum’s Phoenix see:


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express in Athens, Georgia for the nights of August 1 - 2, 2010.  Please call the hotel directly at 706-546-8122.  Be sure to mention the Recreational Pond Management course to receive the $89 a night discount price.

Continuing Education Credits

  • 13 Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Hours–Category 1 (approved)
  • 13 Continuing Logger Education Hours (CLE)–Environmental (approved)
  • Pesticide Applicator Re-certification credit hours, South Carolina, 4.0 (approved); Alabama (applied for); Georgia, 5.0 (approved)

Course Instructor(s)

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If you have any questions please contact James T. Johnson at 706-308-6396 or

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