Wild rice management

Minnesota has more acres of natural wild rice (Zizania palustris) than any other state in the country. Wild rice has been historically documented in 45 of Minnesota’s 87 counties and in all corners of the state. Anecdotal information suggests an even broader distribution prior to European settlement.

Wild rice is an important social and cultural component for Native American tribes and rural Minnesota communities.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wildlife/shallowlakes/wildrice.html

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