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Sustainabilty Week: Preserving and Protecting Wild Rice Habitats

Brett Groehler / NRRI / University of Minnesota Board of Regents

Efforts in Minnesota to restore wild rice haven’t been consistent. In some lakes it came back beautifully, in other places competing perennial plants – mainly pickerel weed and narrow-leaf cattails – have won out. Why?

KUMD has a conversation with Tyler Untiedt, a graduate student in Water Resources Science, who has been working with researchers at the NRRI (The UMD Natural Resources Research Institute) about their ongoing research to understand what affects wild rice growth in northern Minnesota lakes.

Chris Harwood is The North 1033’s Production Director and (acting) Program Director, a morning/daytime host, and the host of Soul Village. He is also a musician, a music historian, an audio engineer, and an avid record collector.
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