Owning a pond can get to be a lot of work and cost a lot of money if it’s not managed properly. The Nevada County Resource Conservation District has a trained volunteer that can give you some help. Jason Jackson was with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 37 years and started working as a consultant for the NCRC District last year.
Jackson says most of the ponds people have now were built in the 1950’s 1960’s and 1970’s and many of them were built by the old Soil Conservation Service and they were done when the properties were larger ranches and there was a need for stock water.
Most of the problems with ponds has to do with weeds or non-native plants .
To request a site visit with Jason Jackson all people have to do is contact the Nevada County Resource Conservation District and fill out a site visit request form.
The Nevada County Resource Conservation District web site is www.ncrcd.org and their phone number is 272-3417