Cyanobacteria are a type of photosynthetic bacteria commonly referred to as blue green algae. Like many bacteria, some cyanobacteria can produce toxins harmful to humans, pets, livestock and wildlife. When cyanobacteria begin to grow...
This field guide describes in detail the steps woodland landowners would take to build a large pond on their properties. The guide describes the planning, permitting and construction of the pond, and includes sections on ...
Apr 2015 |
OSU Extension Catalog
Photo provided by Toni Pennington, Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, Portland State University (Cropped from original)
In the summer time, water temperatures rise and the sun shines bright, helping create ideal conditions for excess algae growth in farm ponds. Aquatic plants, including algae are important to a pond’s ecosystem, but it is easy...
Melissa Fery |
Dec 2009 |
How to build a simple pond for native frogs
With minimal effort, you can attract Pacific chorus frogs to your property.
Few amenities better enhance the value of a woodland property than a pond. When built correctly, ponds can provide water for livestock and wildlife, fishing, boating, swimming, fire protection, aesthetics, and higher land value. ...
This report is on research done in response to the death of 23 steers near Lakeview, OR in June 2017 was due to poisoning by microcystin toxin produced by the newly recognized Anabaena sp. JUN03 cyanobacterium. See page 33 of the report.
Peter Schreder, Theo W. Dreher, Lindsay P. Collarta, Ryan S. Muellera, Kimberly H. Halsey, Robert J. Bildfell, Arya Sobhakumarie, Rodney Ferry |
Jul 2020 |
Photo: OR Health Authority (Cropped from original)
Oregon Health Authority website has information on Blue-Green Algae, including Current Cyanobacteria Advisories. They note, "Don't go into water that looks foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red. A good rule of thumb for you and your pet is: When in Doubt, Stay Out!"
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