It was fun to recently hear Gustavus Geography alumnus Danielle Yaste (’16) on Minnesota Public Radio talking about how to scatter wild rice seed in the St. Louis River estuary, near Duluth. Up to 3000 acres of this estuary was once in wild rice, but pollution and industry have depleted wild rice habitat. Danielle, working for the Minnesota Conservation Corps, is one person helping to bring back the wild rice. Listen to or read the full story here.
Read more about Danielle’s work at the Minnesota Conservation Corps blog.