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Wildlife Of The Great Plains

A lingering wildness worth protecting still survives on America’s prairies. 

The Incredible Feat of Photographing a Watershed in Motion. PROOF by National Geographic. Featuring Mike Forsberg and Platte Basin Timelapse.

The Incredible Feat of Photographing a Watershed in Motion. PROOF by National Geographic. Featuring Mike Forsberg and Platte Basin Timelapse.

Moving Slowly to Capture the Swift Fox. PROOF by National Geographic. Featuring Mike Forsberg and his work in South Dakota's Buffalo Gap National Grassland.

Moving Slowly to Capture the Swift Fox. PROOF by National Geographic. Featuring Mike Forsberg and his work in South Dakota's Buffalo Gap National Grassland.

Published by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission since 1926, NEBRASKAland magazine is the oldest continuously published state conservation magazine in the country.  Mike was hired as a staff photographer and writer for the magazine in 1993. Today he is a long-time contributing editor-at-large and has authored over 100 feature articles spanning two decades in his home state.


Michael's photo of a black footed ferret is the cover photo of the Wild Again book by David Jachowski.

Michael's photo of a black footed ferret is the cover photo of the Wild Again book by David Jachowski.

 
Michael's photo of burrowing owls is the cover photo of the Second Nebraska Breeding Bird Atlas by Wayne J. Mollhoff. 

Michael's photo of burrowing owls is the cover photo of the Second Nebraska Breeding Bird Atlas by Wayne J. Mollhoff. 

 
Michael's photo of a Sandhills landscape is the cover photo of the Grasses of the Great Plains book by James Stubbendieck, Stephan L. Hatch, and Cheryl D. Dunn. 

Michael's photo of a Sandhills landscape is the cover photo of the Grasses of the Great Plains book by James Stubbendieck, Stephan L. Hatch, and Cheryl D. Dunn. 

 

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GREAT PLAINS, Extended Preview.  Shot in High Definition by NET's national documentary team, Great Plains -- America's Lingering Wild will feature Michael Forsberg making photographs on location in some of the most remote places in the Plains. Viewers will get an up-close look at how Forsberg endures the harsh conditions necessary to capture rare photographs of elusive species of birds, mammals, fish and amphibians that inhabit the region.

CRANESONG Preview.  The sun rises across central Nebraska. As another spring day gradually comes to life, hundreds of thousands of temporary residents make their presence known through sound. Every year some 80 percent of the world's Sandhill cranes make their way through a 75-mile stretch of Nebraska's central Platte River Valley on their spring migration.  http://netnebraska.org/basic-page/television/crane-song

DISCOVER AMERICA'S HEARTLAND, the Great Plains. For three years, photographer Michael Forsberg traveled the Great Plains, documenting what remains of this once-vast ecosystem. WIth financial and scientific assistance from The Nature Conservancy, Forsberg completed his new book, "Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild," in 2009. Produced by The Nature Conservancy.

WITNESS: Defining Conservation Photography for the Future. Directed and produced by Neil Ever Osborne with editing and production by Chad A. Stevens and support from the iLCP A contemporary account of the emerging genre of conservation photography is explored through the voices and imagery of some of the best environmental communicators working today. Notable anthropologist Jane Goodall, National Geographic Editor-at-Large and iLCP Fellow Michael Nichols, and International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) president Cristina Mittermeier, among many others, share candid thoughts on the power of photography and its value as an effective conservation tool. The narrative is accompanied by stunning photographic contributions from over 40 iLCP conservation photographers to illustrate the convergence between the conservation and photography realms. Inspired by “Conservation Photography”, a thesis by Carlton Ward, Jr. Sponsored by ILCP - the International League of Conservation Photographers

Sandhills Hidden Water - Quest Nebraska.In this episode of QUEST Nebraska, Mike documents diverse waterfowl and wildlife across the Great Plains. In Nebraska's Sandhills, Mike visits with University of Nebraska hydrogeologist Jim Goeke to examine how the hidden waters of the Ogallala Aquifer keep Blue Creek open during the winter months -- a haven for geese and trumpeter swans.

This American Land: episode 110.  follow Michael Forsberg and WWF biologist Dennis Jorgensen with pronghorn in Montana. Produced by thisamericanland.org  THIS AMERICAN LAND  is the leading conservation news magazine program on public television stations nationwide – reporting on America’s landscapes, waters, and wildlife with stories that inform and entertain

America's Grasslands: A Threatened National Treasure.
ne of the most threatened biomes on the planet-a biome that is in our own backyard. Explores the uniqueness of this resource, the complicated reasons we're losing grassland, and the efforts of ranchers and conservationists to protect it. by Prairie Public Media