An idea occured to me today and I'm wondering if it holds any promise or not.
My family has about 500 acres of land in Virginia. On this land there's a big pond (about an acre) that was created by beavers building a dam... no idea how long it's been there. So there is a little segment of land you might consider bog or wetlands. I don't know how long it takes for an area like this to become deficient in nutrients, or anything about the becoming-a-bog process, really. This pond is also located within the woods... so I'm not sure how much direct sunlight it gets during the day.
But this land isn't touched by anyone but my family, and will remain in my family for decades to come. It's used for harvesting lumber, but I can probably do whatever I want to with the pond itself. Does anyone think it would be a good idea to try seeding this area with Sarrs? Or even other CPs as well?
I'm pretty clueless about the logistics of doing something like this... I don't even have any Sarrs. For example, would I want to put in many species, or just one to keep a pure strain? Should they be wild-grown plants/seeds? What season should I do it during? How do I know if the soil is even suitable? I'm sure I'd have a hundred questions if I really thought about it.
Also, I know part of the land is kept open for reasons of conservation, and that the state helps pay for the maintenance of that area as long as it fits their criteria. Might there be something similar for this situation? I guess if I stick to seeds this would be a pretty inexpensive operation, but it would be nice if this made us eligible for some kind of financial compensation. This one is a longshot, I know.
So, any thoughts anyone? Is this a silly notion?