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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

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 5

  • AHS at Colleyville Heritage;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Bishop Amat at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament, times TBA

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