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Pond Habitat program

January 3, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/13/2011 - 6:30pm

Nationally known fisheries biologist Bob Lusk will present a program on Pond Habitat at the Cross Timbers chapter of the Native Plant Society meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Harberger Hill Community Center in Weatherford. The public is encouraged to attend and learn about pond management

Bob Lusk, based in Whitesboro, Texas has helped people design, build, stock, and manage private lakes and ponds for 30 years. The 55-year-old graduate of Texas A&M University travels the country as a lake and fisheries consultant. He is editor of “Pond Boss,” a national bimonthly magazine dedicated to managing private waters. Lusk has also written three books, “Basic Pond Management,” “Raising Trophy Bass,” and “Perfect Pond, Want One?” He also has a video called “Basic Pond Management” and a compact disk audio series on pond management.

Lusk’s career has spanned the gamut of private fisheries management, focused primarily in the south and the southeast, helping clients learn to be better stewards of their water, while growing balanced populations of sportfish in recreational ponds and lakes. He consults on everything from stocking small ponds to creating world-class fishing programs to designing the perfect bass fishing lake. Early in his career, Lusk owned or managed small hatcheries raising catfish, fresh water shrimp, sportfish, and associated forage fishes. But his passion lies in helping landowners become better managers of their water and wildlife resources.

Not only does Lusk edit the premiere pond management magazine in the nation, he has authored hundreds of articles about the subject. He makes personal appearances at trade shows and seminars to spread the word of pond management and has been on numerous television shows from Alan Warren Outdoors to Bass Edge.

The Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meets the second Thursday of the month at Harberger Hill community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford; the business meeting begins at 6:30 followed by a social at 6:45 p.m. with the presentation starting at 7 p.m. The club’s mission is to promote the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants and plant habitats in Texas through education, outreach, and example. For more information, call Eileen Porter 817-596-5567. The public is welcome.

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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