The Wild Rice Task Force must review existing peer-reviewed scientific literature, both state sponsored and otherwise, to identify information that is available to inform understanding of the impacts of sulfate or other sulfur compounds or habitat conditions on wild rice. The Wild Rice Task Force shall also identify information gaps in the scientific literature and make recommendations on priorities for wild rice research.
As part of its work, the Wild Rice Task Force shall prepare a report for the Governor. The report's requirements are outlined in the executive order. After receiving the completed Wild Rice Task Force report, the Governor shall transmit the report to the chairs and minority leads of the Minnesota House and Senate environmental policy committees and to the Minnesota Tribal Nations. The task force shall deliver its report to the Governor by December 15, 2018.