The mission of SORA is to integrate science, community and education for the conservation and sustainability of native wild rice ecosystems. SORA was created through the involvement of both American Indian and non-native wild rice harvesters, wild rice enthusiasts and those involved in wild rice management issues across Minnesota and Wisconsin. We invite anyone interested in the long term conservation of natural wild rice (Zizania palustris) and/or the traditional hand-harvest of wild rice to join their voices with ours. SORA is not a member driven organization but a collaborative alliance working to build an understanding of our natural wild grain and the people who participate in the annual fall harvest of wild rice.
If you are interested in joining us, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be added to our Alliance list and able to connect with other wild rice enthusiasts through our website at wildrice.posterous.com