Reseeding project gets to rice’s historic roots


(WI) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Like canoe-paddling Johnny Appleseeds, John Patrick and others are trying to change northern Wisconsin’s landscape back to the way it used to look, one handful of wild rice at a time.

Efforts to restore ancient wild rice beds are paying off as rice gatherers – who recently finished one of the best harvests in recent years – now collect as much as one-third of the annual crop from reseeded beds, said Peter David, a wildlife biologist with the commission. More

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