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A long-term documentary project using time-lapse photography to see a Great Plains watershed in motion; educating via multimedia storytelling.

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“I was so excited about the carcass that I didn’t bother to stop and consider how I was going to get the 150 lb., bloodstained deer into my car by myself until I was about halfway to my destination.” Grant Reiner explains what he learned from the various challenges he faced during a project he did on scavengers. Read more in “Learning to Fail: Scavenger Project at Marsh Wren.”⁣
Photo and story by Grant Reiner⁣
#plattebasintimelapse #scavengers #marshwren #learningtofail #deer #Nebraska⁣
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“I was so excited about the carcass that I didn’t bother to stop and consider how I was going to get the 150 lb., bloodstained deer into my car by myself until I was about halfway to my destination.” Grant Reiner explains what he learned from the various challenges he faced during a project he did on scavengers. Read more in “Learning to Fail: Scavenger Project at Marsh Wren.”⁣ Photo and story by Grant Reiner⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #scavengers #marshwren #learningtofail #deer #Nebraska⁣

This camera was in place at Camp Ashland and happens to be one of the two in this area that were lost to the river during the historic flooding in Nebraska. One might wonder how we get these pictures if the camera that took them is probably swimming with the fish in the Gulf of Mexico by now. Fortunately, most of our time-lapse cameras have the capability of sending the images to the cloud, so we don’t have to send scuba divers after our cameras.⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #campashland #Nebraska #Nebraskaflood #lostcamera #historicflooding
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This camera was in place at Camp Ashland and happens to be one of the two in this area that were lost to the river during the historic flooding in Nebraska. One might wonder how we get these pictures if the camera that took them is probably swimming with the fish in the Gulf of Mexico by now. Fortunately, most of our time-lapse cameras have the capability of sending the images to the cloud, so we don’t have to send scuba divers after our cameras.⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #campashland #Nebraska #nebraskaflood #lostcamera #historicflooding

Happy Earth Day! In 1969, environmental and peace activist John Mitchell founded Earth Day. PBT is happy to be just one of the many efforts to conserve and protect those resources that our lives are so dependent upon. Storytelling is one of the methods we use to share information about the sources of water we don’t always think about and we don’t always have the opportunity to see. Today PBT is not only celebrating Earth Day, but also the national premiere of Follow the Water on PBS. Join our celebration by watching Mike Forsberg and Pete Stegen follow a drop of water for 1,300 miles by foot, bike, and canoe tonight at 9 central time on PBS.
#plattebasintimelapse #followthewater #pbs #earthday #platteriver
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Happy Earth Day! In 1969, environmental and peace activist John Mitchell founded Earth Day. PBT is happy to be just one of the many efforts to conserve and protect those resources that our lives are so dependent upon. Storytelling is one of the methods we use to share information about the sources of water we don’t always think about and we don’t always have the opportunity to see. Today PBT is not only celebrating Earth Day, but also the national premiere of Follow the Water on PBS. Join our celebration by watching Mike Forsberg and Pete Stegen follow a drop of water for 1,300 miles by foot, bike, and canoe tonight at 9 central time on PBS. #plattebasintimelapse #followthewater #pbs #earthday #platteriver

This week’s feature location, Nine Mile Hilltop, is in Lincoln’s backyard. When 99% of the prairie was tilled for agricultural use, Nine Mile Prairie remained. Now it is one of the largest unaltered tall grass prairie in Eastern Nebraska. As long as this prairie is healthy, fed from the rain, snow, and groundwater, it will be home to many species of plants, birds, animals, and insects.⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #tallgrassprairie #Nebraska #groundwater #Lincoln #ninemileprairie
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This week’s feature location, Nine Mile Hilltop, is in Lincoln’s backyard. When 99% of the prairie was tilled for agricultural use, Nine Mile Prairie remained. Now it is one of the largest unaltered tall grass prairie in Eastern Nebraska. As long as this prairie is healthy, fed from the rain, snow, and groundwater, it will be home to many species of plants, birds, animals, and insects.⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #tallgrassprairie #Nebraska #groundwater #Lincoln #ninemileprairie

“When the prairie chickens finally arrive, I suddenly find myself in the middle of a dance floor.” This time of year, many species of grouse will participate in competitive demonstrations to attract a mate. You can watch prairie chickens dance at Switzer Ranch in the film, “Sparring in Slow Motion” by Mariah Lundgren. ⁣
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Photo by Mariah Lundgren⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #SwitzerRanch #prairiechickens #grouse #lek #Nebraska #matingseason
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“When the prairie chickens finally arrive, I suddenly find myself in the middle of a dance floor.” This time of year, many species of grouse will participate in competitive demonstrations to attract a mate. You can watch prairie chickens dance at Switzer Ranch in the film, “Sparring in Slow Motion” by Mariah Lundgren. ⁣ ⁣ Photo by Mariah Lundgren⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #switzerranch #prairiechickens #grouse #lek #Nebraska #matingseason

The 2019 Water Seminar Series lectures focused on Nebraska’s unique NRD system and the important issues and potential solutions surrounding our most important resource. This series will conclude with Jason Gurdak, an associate professor from San Francisco State University. His presentation is today in Hardin Hall at 3:30.⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #waterseminarseries #water #Nebraska #NRD #naturalresources
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The 2019 Water Seminar Series lectures focused on Nebraska’s unique NRD system and the important issues and potential solutions surrounding our most important resource. This series will conclude with Jason Gurdak, an associate professor from San Francisco State University. His presentation is today in Hardin Hall at 3:30.⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #waterseminarseries #water #Nebraska #NRD #naturalresources

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Phantom Canyon is home to one of the last road-less canyons in northern Colorado. Near Fort Collins, The Nature Conservancy’s Phantom Canyon Preserve is over 1,700 acres. TNC works to restore and protect the prairie in this preserve with controlled burns and grazing. It is Time-lapse Tuesday after all!⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #phantomcanyon #natureconservancy #Colorado #canyon #roadlesscanyon #restoration #preservation
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⁣ Phantom Canyon is home to one of the last road-less canyons in northern Colorado. Near Fort Collins, The Nature Conservancy’s Phantom Canyon Preserve is over 1,700 acres. TNC works to restore and protect the prairie in this preserve with controlled burns and grazing. It is Time-lapse Tuesday after all!⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #phantomcanyon #natureconservancy #Colorado #canyon #roadlesscanyon #restoration #preservation

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"Greater Sage-grouse are back on leks (mating grounds) and doing their part to perpetuate the species, like this male giving it his all to attract a hen this morning. If we’re going to have Sage-grouse in the future, private landowners will play a major role in habitat conservation and preservation. @pathfinderranches is doing their part to protect some of the best Greater Sage-grouse habitat anywhere."⁣ ⁣ Photo and caption by @dshowalter photo⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #sagegrouse #lek #habitatconservation #matingseason #habitatpreservation

The North Fork Cache Poudre River uses its fishery upstream to call to outdoor enthusiasts, especially those with a rod and reel. Nature Conservancy programs are in place to mitigate this recreational use with active management and restoration. One can find this week’s location feature in the Nature Conservancy’s Phantom Canyon Preserve near Fort Collins, Colorado.⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #Colorado #water #protectwater #natureconservancy #outdoorrecreation
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The North Fork Cache Poudre River uses its fishery upstream to call to outdoor enthusiasts, especially those with a rod and reel. Nature Conservancy programs are in place to mitigate this recreational use with active management and restoration. One can find this week’s location feature in the Nature Conservancy’s Phantom Canyon Preserve near Fort Collins, Colorado.⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #Colorado #water #protectwater #natureconservancy #outdoorrecreation

“I think every generation took the technology and the knowledge they had, and managed the land the best they could. We started out with just some two and three-pasture rotations, and then we moved up with much larger rotations. But the whole goal in mind was to leave the land better every year, every 10 years, every generation.” In this edition of Voices of the Platte, Homer Buell, a fourth generation rancher in the Sandhills, presents his land and the way of life that has been passed down through his family. Click the link in our bio to listen to Homer tell his story.⁣
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Photo and story by @erin_mccr 
#plattebasintimelapse #rancher #Nebraska #sandhills #landmanagement #voicesoftheplatte
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“I think every generation took the technology and the knowledge they had, and managed the land the best they could. We started out with just some two and three-pasture rotations, and then we moved up with much larger rotations. But the whole goal in mind was to leave the land better every year, every 10 years, every generation.” In this edition of Voices of the Platte, Homer Buell, a fourth generation rancher in the Sandhills, presents his land and the way of life that has been passed down through his family. Click the link in our bio to listen to Homer tell his story.⁣ ⁣ Photo and story by @erin mccr #plattebasintimelapse #rancher #Nebraska #sandhills #landmanagement #voicesoftheplatte

Although the wind from the south is inviting the Sandhill cranes to continue their journey north, the last  aerial survey still spotted quite a few cranes in Central Platte River Valley. The densest areas of cranes are from east of Wood River to Phillips, Nebraska. It’s not too late to see the cranes this season!⁣
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Photo by Mike Forsberg and graphic by Sydney Parks 
#plattebasintimelapse #sandhillcranes #migration #cranemigration #Nebraska
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Although the wind from the south is inviting the Sandhill cranes to continue their journey north, the last aerial survey still spotted quite a few cranes in Central Platte River Valley. The densest areas of cranes are from east of Wood River to Phillips, Nebraska. It’s not too late to see the cranes this season!⁣ ⁣ Photo by Mike Forsberg and graphic by Sydney Parks #plattebasintimelapse #sandhillcranes #migration #cranemigration #Nebraska

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” -Linda Hogan⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #phantomcanyon #naturespeaks #water #protectwater #Colorado⁣
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“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” -Linda Hogan⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #phantomcanyon #naturespeaks #water #protectwater #Colorado⁣

PBT has been working on time-lapses to show the severity of the historic flooding that recently swept Nebraska. Unfortunately, two out of the three cameras that were in place near Camp Ashland were lost to the river. The camera that captured this section in Camp Ashland Chute was connected to a tree, which ultimately helped it make it through the high waters.⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #Nebraska #flood #historicflooding #CampAshland #heroictree
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PBT has been working on time-lapses to show the severity of the historic flooding that recently swept Nebraska. Unfortunately, two out of the three cameras that were in place near Camp Ashland were lost to the river. The camera that captured this section in Camp Ashland Chute was connected to a tree, which ultimately helped it make it through the high waters.⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #Nebraska #flood #historicflooding #campashland #heroictree

Sandhill Cranes feeding in the Nebraska cornfields near Kearney.⁣
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Photo and caption by: @barbarahetlerrobert⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #sandhillcranes #cranemigration #Nebraska #rowesanctuary #migratorybirds
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Sandhill Cranes feeding in the Nebraska cornfields near Kearney.⁣ ⁣ Photo and caption by: @barbarahetlerrobert⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #sandhillcranes #cranemigration #Nebraska #rowesanctuary #migratorybirds

This week’s feature location is Kortes Dam, part of the Black Canyon in Wyoming. This dam was completed in 1951. Although it only holds 4,700 acre feet of water, it has the potential to create 160 million kilowatt hours per year. About 5.5 miles from the bottom of Kortes Dam is the Miracle Mile, dubbed after the cutthroat, brown, and rainbow trout that swim these waters and make for excellent fishing opportunities.⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #Wyoming #kortesdam #miraclemile #thatswy #trout
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This week’s feature location is Kortes Dam, part of the Black Canyon in Wyoming. This dam was completed in 1951. Although it only holds 4,700 acre feet of water, it has the potential to create 160 million kilowatt hours per year. About 5.5 miles from the bottom of Kortes Dam is the Miracle Mile, dubbed after the cutthroat, brown, and rainbow trout that swim these waters and make for excellent fishing opportunities.⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #Wyoming #kortesdam #miraclemile #thatswy #trout

More and more, sandhill cranes face adversity in their migration path. Unstable weather patterns, loss of wetland habitat, and hunters in other states are just a few of the obstacles in any given crane’s path north. This year, the severe flooding in Nebraska created yet another hurdle. In “Cranes in a Changing Climate,” Ethan Freese analyzes the biggest threat of all to sandhill cranes - climate change. Click the link in our bio to read more.⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #climatechange #sandhillcranes #cranemigration #Nebraska #Nebraskaflooding
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More and more, sandhill cranes face adversity in their migration path. Unstable weather patterns, loss of wetland habitat, and hunters in other states are just a few of the obstacles in any given crane’s path north. This year, the severe flooding in Nebraska created yet another hurdle. In “Cranes in a Changing Climate,” Ethan Freese analyzes the biggest threat of all to sandhill cranes - climate change. Click the link in our bio to read more.⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #climatechange #sandhillcranes #cranemigration #Nebraska #nebraskaflooding

In today’s Water Seminar Series lecture, Rob DeBuhr will be presenting “One District, Two Plans, One Water.” DeBuhr is the assistant general manager of the Upper Big Blue NRD, just one of the 23 NRD districts in Nebraska. This lecture will be held in Hardin Hall Auditorium at 3:30 and is open to the public.⁣
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#plattebasintimelapse #Nebraska #NRD #upperbigblueNRD #water
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In today’s Water Seminar Series lecture, Rob DeBuhr will be presenting “One District, Two Plans, One Water.” DeBuhr is the assistant general manager of the Upper Big Blue NRD, just one of the 23 NRD districts in Nebraska. This lecture will be held in Hardin Hall Auditorium at 3:30 and is open to the public.⁣ ⁣ #plattebasintimelapse #Nebraska #NRD #upperbigbluenrd #water

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