Wild Rice Seeding

Wild rice re-seeding program:

Much of WWA’s habitat restoration comes in the form of returning former Picture2 2013works of agriculture, back to their pre-development state.  In the far northern parts of Wisconsin, there is relatively little agriculture, due to climate and topography, but there is another sort of “green thumb” work that we can do, to assist an important food resource for ducks and people alike: re-seeding wild rice.

Working in concert with the USFWS and the GLIFWC to establish locations and necessary seed stocks, each fall for the last several years, and volunteers from our Northern Wetlands Chapter, Project Director Peter Ziegler has partnered with students and instructors from local schools to make a terrific field trip to area waters, to help re-establish this important food source for migratory birds.

For more information about wild rice harvesting in Wisconsin, check out the WDNR webpage on the topic, here.

For more information about the WDNR Wild Rice Advisory Team, which WWA assists with, click here.

To learn more about this program, please contact our Project Director, Peter Ziegler, here.

Recent re-seeding efforts:

2018: Three Lakes High School – Global Science Class – check out the article & photos here

2017: Northern Pines Charter School – check out the article & photos here

2016: Northern Pines Charter School & Three Lakes High School’s Global Science Class – check out the article & photos here

2015:  Northern Pines Charter School – Hay Meadow Flowage State Natural Area:  Forest County

2014:  Three Lakes High School – Global Science Class – assorted waters:  Oneida County

2013:  Three Lakes High School – Global Science Class – assorted waters:  Oneida County