“Northern wild rice is a unique North American resource…On the whole globe, it really if found only northern Wisconsin, northern Minnesota, and adjacent parts of Canada. This is one of those things that makes this part of the world unique and wonderful. It also means that have to be the global stewards for this plant. Because we can’t count on anyone, somewhere else, to do it.”
— Our project partner Peter David, who works as a wildlife biologist with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), speaking about Manoomin/wild rice for Science on Tap Minocqua, a unique partnership among UW-Madison’s Trout Lake Station, UW-Madison’s Kemp Natural Resources Station, the Lakeland-Badger chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, the Minocqua Public Library and the Minocqua Brewing Company.