is a very precious resource. Lakes, ponds and streams bring great financial and emotional value to land. Spring Creek Aquatic Concepts specializes in creating the finest lakes, ponds, streams and shorelines. We design aquatic habitats from the bottom of the pond to the upper edge of the wetland shoreline. Whether a simple backyard pond, a private fly fishing lake, stream shoreline, or a large lake of several hundred acres, our innovative practical approach will add the greatest value to your property.
We have an expert staff and affiliates to plan, design, and create just the pond, lake, or stream environment you desire. We assist you using several methods: a remote consultation, a site visit, or a complete project design. We can coach you through the process, or take the reins for a complete project.
Proper design brings numerous benefits such as larger fish, less sediment, proper temperature, clearer water, greatly reduced maintenance expense, a much more natural appearing environment and much greater property value. There is an entire industry devoted to maintaining lakes and ponds. Most of this industry is generated from habitats with less than ideal design and construction. Investing in proper habitat design, results in considerable savings of money, efforts, and risk over the life of the lake or stream. We also redesign existing habitats to achieve the same benefits we offer to new construction.
Building ponds and lakes with our professional assistance actually cost less to build and maintain than those built without our help. The habitat quality we provide greatly improves the value your investment. We assist many "do it yourself" people in their quest for an aquatic environment. We repeatedly hear "I wish I would have met you people when I first built this lake. You would have saved me so much money and effort." Then we begin the costly process of repairing what they have worked so hard to build. They continue to say "I read all the books." Books are a good place to begin, but rarely go into sufficient detail to create a high quality habitat for each site's unique combination of circumstances. An entire library and decades of experience are necessary to accomplish these goals.
Occasionally nature creates what we view as a perfect pond, lake or stream. We study these very closely. After identifying missing elements in your habitat, we then compensate for the discrepancies. The results are habitats of surprising quality. We possess the ability to improve the biology, geology, chemistry, physics and geography of your habitat. The only challenge we have yet to surmount is how to get the sun to shine more often.
EXPERIENCE COUNTS. With over twenty-five years of experience, not only in scientific pursuits, but in the practical application of construction, we provide the technical and practical expertise to do the job correctly the first time. Because of our practical experience, we have been selected to design a lake on land owned by the aquatic biologist responsible for one of the largest pristine mountain lakes in the United States: Crater Lake in Oregon. Our projects over time have run from developing indoor trout habitats in living rooms (without the aid of refrigerated water) up to analysis of watersheds of several hundred thousand acres. We have a great deal of experience pushing the limits of temperature tolerance in cold water fish such as trout. If you doubt trout can survive in your location, there is a good chance we can still make trout habitat of it for you.
Knowledge of habitat by itself is not sufficient for the best lake and pond designs. We have worked with a wide range of trout and salmon, many of which are threatened and endangered. Aquatic habitat design and fish stocks are matched in order to ensure the success of your project.
WHAT HAVE WE DONE LATELY? Currently, we are working on projects as diverse as reclaiming urban wetland
habitat, to developing golf course water hazards into healthy trout habitats. Just imagine trying to concentrate on your golf game on that course. This is in addition to our usual lake and stream projects.
YOUR VISION IS OUR VISION
We have an outline for your use to plan and carry out your project
with as much or little assistance as you require. Read our PLANNING GUIDE to help develop the best possible lake or pond. Read through the TECHNICAL FAQs page for more specific answers to your questions.
IN THE NEWS: Our Senior Fishery Biologist was the Technical Advisor for an important new trophy trout fishing book titled: Big Trout. This book will not only change the way you think of chasing trophy fish, it will cause you to replace those old photos of trophy trout with new photos of even bigger trout.
Spring Creek Aquatic Concepts
Lake Placid, NY Portland, OR Bend, OR
Vancouver BC Canada Estes Park Colorado - spring 2010
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