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Wild Rice Monitoring

Wild Rice Monitoring Field Guide and Handbook

To assess trends in wild rice abundance and distribution around the Lake Superior basin, it is important to be consistent in the way data is collected. The information within the Wild Rice Monitoring Field Guide and Handbook provides resource managers with the methods and rationale to estimate a water body's annual wild rice biomass, density, and productivity.

The methods described in the Wild Rice Monitoring Handbook and Field Guide have been designed to respect Native American, First Nation, and like-minded peoples' views on the sacred nature of wild rice.

Resources from the Field Guide

  • Instructions for Collecting Wild Rice Field Data:
    Download PDF file PDF
  • Wild Rice Field Data Sheet:
    Download Word file DOC | Download PDF file PDF
  • Wild Rice Lab Data Sheet:
    Download Word file DOC | Download PDF file PDF
  • Spreadsheet for Field and Lab Data:
    Download Xcel file XLSX

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