• Wild Rice: The Canary in the Coal Mine

    April 11, 2014

    By Marie Zhuikov

    For March’s River Talk at the Clyde Iron Works Restaurant in Duluth, Thomas Howes, the natural resources program manager with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, spoke about wild rice management on the reservation and in the St. Louis River estuary to a dozen attendees. Howes opened by describing the cultural significance of wild rice to the tribe – relating the story of how, when the tribe was migrating from the East Coast, they were looking for the place where food grows on the water.

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  • The Road to Great Lakes BIOTIC: Talkin’ ‘Bout Pathways

    By Tim Campbell

    The Great Lakes Briefs on Invasive Organisms Traded in Commerce (GL BIOTIC) Symposium is less than two months away, and I’m sure all of you symposium-goers are itching for some inside information on what exactly will be presented. Or maybe you’re holding off on registering until you hear a bit more on what will be going on at the GL BIOTIC Symposium.  (Bad plan. Register now.) Whatever your reason is for wanting more information, want no longer. This is the first of five updates on the GL BIOTIC Symposium that will go into more detail on what will be going on June 3 and 4 in Milwaukee.

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  • Shipwrecks were a big hit at the UW Sea Grant station at UW-Madison’s annual Science Expeditions event. Maritime archaeologist Tamara Thomsen brought the original porthole from the wreck of the Roscinco, as well as some dive masks with communication devices,



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