Full course description

The Master Pond Manager (MPM) course is designed to teach participants a wide range of pond management knowledge and skills. As a "hybrid" course combining online and face-to-face learning, it incorporates self-paced lectures, discussion, and quizzes, along with hands-on field activities. 

To learn more, watch our course introduction video, and read more details about the course below.



Depending on your track, the course may include six parts (see Syllabus for details):

  • Recreational Pond Design, Permitting, and Management Strategies
  • Stormwater Pond Design, Inspection, and Maintenance
  • Limnology
  • Integrated Aquatic Plant Management
  • Best Management Practices for Stormwater Ponds
  • Fish Management

INTENDED AUDIENCE.  Pond owners, pond management professionals, community staff, stormwater managers, landscapers, contractors, property managers, parks staff, planners, and developers.  Click here to see our current list of Certified Master Pond Managers.