Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources


Midwest Tribal Wild Rice Coordination and Planning in Partnership with the Center for Cooperative Ecological Resilience

July 2022 - March 2024


Participating Agencies

We are collaborating with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians' Wildlife Program and Michigan State University’s Center for Cooperative Ecological Resilience to provide coordination for the Midwest Tribal Wild Rice Collaborative, including hosting regular working group meetings, hosting annual in-person meetings, producing a regional wild rice stewardship plan, and providing training opportunities for the Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System. The final product of this planning process will be a framework for adaptive management of manoomin, or wild rice, throughout the midwest.