A Guide to Creating Vernal Ponds: all the information you need to build and maintain an ephemeral wetland

A Guide to Creating Vernal Ponds by the US Forest Service aims to assist individuals in selecting appropriate locations for vernal ponds and building them successfully. The guide describes techniques that have been successfully used in Kentucky, Ohio and Minnesota, and likely have applications for geographic areas in the US east of the Rocky Mountains. The techniques in this guide couple basic pond building principles with concepts of vernal pool ecology.