Ashley Zhou | Bridge MichiganBridge Michigan
Michigan's wild rice has dwindled due to dams, wetlands loss, industry, and climate change. Wild rice is important to Native American tribes.
The insect, emerald ash borer, has killed more than 40 million ash trees in the state. A USDA lab in Brighton reproduces parasitoids, a natural predator native to Asia and Russia used for EAB biocontrol.
The 2020 Midland dam failures have allowed parasitic sea lamprey to invade local rivers. Crews are dosing rivers with lamprey-killing chemicals.