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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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Located outside of Northwest Denver, today’s feature is Rocky Flats Pond! The Flatirons, wind turbines, and charming buildings make it hard to believe this area was once the site of a nuclear testing facility. However, it has since become the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge where it provides critical habitat for numerous species.

#plattebasintimelapse #flatirons #windturbines #wildlifeRefuge #Colorado #habitat
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Located outside of Northwest Denver, today’s feature is Rocky Flats Pond! The Flatirons, wind turbines, and charming buildings make it hard to believe this area was once the site of a nuclear testing facility. However, it has since become the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge where it provides critical habitat for numerous species. #plattebasintimelapse #flatirons #windturbines #wildliferefuge #colorado #habitat

Today is the 150th birthday of the University of Nebraska. To celebrate this event, Huskers are encouraged to
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Today is the 150th birthday of the University of Nebraska. To celebrate this event, Huskers are encouraged to "Glow Big Red" by wearing red, and the city will be glowing red tonight and tomorrow, including the capitol. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Platte Basin Timelapse is celebrating this event by sharing with you some of our most glowing images captured by our time-lapse cameras from across Nebraska to remind you of the beauty that lies within this state, and the Great Plains. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of the most amazing things about these images is that they were hardly edited, so yes, those colors are real. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy birthday, University of Nebraska! #glowbigred #unl #universityofnebraska #plattebasintimelapse #timelapse #n150 #thegreatplains #ne150 #nttl @unlincoln @unl casnr @unl snr

“Photography is such a valuable tool to us conservationists, but it will never hold my interest like pencils and sketchbooks do. I’m proud to carry on the old tradition.” Kimberly Tri discusses her passion for wildlife art and the history of artists who have influenced her work in “Carrying On an Artistic Tradition.” Read more here http://plattebasintimelapse.com/2016/02/carrying-on-an-artistic-tradition/

#plattebasintimelapse #conservation #art #photography
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“Photography is such a valuable tool to us conservationists, but it will never hold my interest like pencils and sketchbooks do. I’m proud to carry on the old tradition.” Kimberly Tri discusses her passion for wildlife art and the history of artists who have influenced her work in “Carrying On an Artistic Tradition.” Read more here http://plattebasintimelapse.com/2016/02/carrying-on-an-artistic-tradition/ #plattebasintimelapse #conservation #art #photography

The third lecture in the Water Seminar Series is today in Hardin Hall at 3:30! John Winkler, the general manager of the Papio-Missouri River NRD, is presenting his seminar entitled, “Balancing Urban and Rural Water Needs.” Pictured above is the Missouri Confluence, just one example of a water source this NRD oversees. If you have missed the previous two seminars or can’t make it today, the recorded versions of these presentations can be viewed here: https://watercenter.unl.edu/spring-seminar-series?utm_campaign=UNL_ENews&utm_medium=email&utm_source=news&utm_content=Seminars%20explore%20water%20conservation,%20management

#plattebasintimelapse #conservation #water #Nebraska #exploreNebraska #WaterSeminarSeries
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The third lecture in the Water Seminar Series is today in Hardin Hall at 3:30! John Winkler, the general manager of the Papio-Missouri River NRD, is presenting his seminar entitled, “Balancing Urban and Rural Water Needs.” Pictured above is the Missouri Confluence, just one example of a water source this NRD oversees. If you have missed the previous two seminars or can’t make it today, the recorded versions of these presentations can be viewed here: https://watercenter.unl.edu/spring-seminar-series?utm campaign=UNL ENews&utm medium=email&utm source=news&utm content=Seminars%20explore%20water%20conservation,%20management #plattebasintimelapse #conservation #water #nebraska #explorenebraska #waterseminarseries

Sunshine Beach is a public access to Seminoe Reservoir which is a 1 million acre feet Bureau of Reclamation reservoir located upstream from the dam and power plant. The fluctuating levels of water in the bay throughout the year exemplify the effects of deciding how much water should be stored or released. If there’s one thing to learn from this Time-Lapse Tuesday, it’s not to leave a car parked close to the edge of the water for too long on this beach.

#plattebasintimelapse #SunshineBeach #reservoir #conservation #PlayInANewPlace #exploreWyoming
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Sunshine Beach is a public access to Seminoe Reservoir which is a 1 million acre feet Bureau of Reclamation reservoir located upstream from the dam and power plant. The fluctuating levels of water in the bay throughout the year exemplify the effects of deciding how much water should be stored or released. If there’s one thing to learn from this Time-Lapse Tuesday, it’s not to leave a car parked close to the edge of the water for too long on this beach. #plattebasintimelapse #sunshinebeach #reservoir #conservation #playinanewplace #explorewyoming

In the upper reaches of North America’s watersheds, one will find a charismatic chunky gray bird dipping and diving underwater in clear, fast-flowing streams. This bird is called the American dipper and is North America’s only aquatic songbird. Photographer and conservationist Mike Forsberg fell in love with the American dipper on a college fishing trip. After learning about these birds and their unique behaviors of dipping and diving underwater, he set out on a mission to document their natural history. This included photographing their behavior above water and below. ⠀
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This 9 minute film titled, “A Trout with Feathers” follows Mike on his quest to photograph the American dipper diving underwater in the Poudre River in Colorado and will introduce you to lifelong birder, retired school teacher, and ex-Harley rider Steve Den who helps Mike along the way.⠀
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This film is part one of the multipart series @mforsbergphoto and @mariahwind are working on for @plattebasin that will highlight species within the Platte Basin. Each species story will include a written narrative and photographic essay done by Mike and then a short film about the species produced by Mariah. ⠀
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#plattebasintimelapse #atroutwithfeathers #plattebasinspecies #americandipper #dipper #waterouzel #ouzel #colorado #poudrecanyon #poudrepark #poudreriver
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In the upper reaches of North America’s watersheds, one will find a charismatic chunky gray bird dipping and diving underwater in clear, fast-flowing streams. This bird is called the American dipper and is North America’s only aquatic songbird. Photographer and conservationist Mike Forsberg fell in love with the American dipper on a college fishing trip. After learning about these birds and their unique behaviors of dipping and diving underwater, he set out on a mission to document their natural history. This included photographing their behavior above water and below. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This 9 minute film titled, “A Trout with Feathers” follows Mike on his quest to photograph the American dipper diving underwater in the Poudre River in Colorado and will introduce you to lifelong birder, retired school teacher, and ex-Harley rider Steve Den who helps Mike along the way.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This film is part one of the multipart series

For this week’s location feature, Lake Agnes’ resume:
- The lake sits 11,000 feet above sea level and is home to PBT’s highest camera in the North Platte watershed.
-The water that accumulates in Lake Agnes eventually feeds the Michigan River, a primary tributary in the upper North Platte.
-Lake Agnes experiences very long winters and a very short summers which might help us appreciate Nebraska winters a little more.
Truthfully, Lake Agnes doesn’t need a resume to get this job. Just look at that view!

#plattebasintimelapse #watershed #conservation #nature #mountains #water #protectwater
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For this week’s location feature, Lake Agnes’ resume: - The lake sits 11,000 feet above sea level and is home to PBT’s highest camera in the North Platte watershed. -The water that accumulates in Lake Agnes eventually feeds the Michigan River, a primary tributary in the upper North Platte. -Lake Agnes experiences very long winters and a very short summers which might help us appreciate Nebraska winters a little more. Truthfully, Lake Agnes doesn’t need a resume to get this job. Just look at that view! #plattebasintimelapse #watershed #conservation #nature #mountains #water #protectwater

“In 2015, I began a quest to document the life of North America’s only aquatic songbird - the American dipper. I did it in my home watershed, the Platte River Basin, in its upper reaches in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming. Now four years later, because time never stops and stories are never really finished as much as they are taken away from you, here’s an essay with a portfolio of images, along with a short documentary film produced by my colleague @mariahwind with Platte Basin Timelapse - PBT for short. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
PBT was created in 2011. It is dedicated to telling the stories of a watershed in motion, and to do so takes a village. One small part of my effort is a series of natural history-based stories that will roll out over this next year - pieces I have been chipping away at for years. Trumpeter swans in the Nebraska Sandhills are next, then bighorn sheep in the Wildcat Hills, and then the role of beaver as hubs of biodiversity along the Platte River, and so on. These indelible creatures are the wildlife among us in a surprisingly rich watershed in the heart of the Great Plains. They stand as symbols for ecosystem health, they are survivors whose stories help shine a light on conservation challenges past, present and future, and they deserve to exist in this landscape just like we do, beyond any utilitarian purpose, for their intrinsic beauty and for their own sake. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I hope you enjoy the dippers at least half as much as I have getting to know them. It has been a privilege to glimpse below the surface into their remarkable watery world. They are a trout with feathers...” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Caption and photos by @mforsbergphoto ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To watch the film,
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“In 2015, I began a quest to document the life of North America’s only aquatic songbird - the American dipper. I did it in my home watershed, the Platte River Basin, in its upper reaches in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming. Now four years later, because time never stops and stories are never really finished as much as they are taken away from you, here’s an essay with a portfolio of images, along with a short documentary film produced by my colleague @mariahwind with Platte Basin Timelapse - PBT for short. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PBT was created in 2011. It is dedicated to telling the stories of a watershed in motion, and to do so takes a village. One small part of my effort is a series of natural history-based stories that will roll out over this next year - pieces I have been chipping away at for years. Trumpeter swans in the Nebraska Sandhills are next, then bighorn sheep in the Wildcat Hills, and then the role of

Today NET Television's Nebraska Stories is publishing a story titled,
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Today NET Television's Nebraska Stories is publishing a story titled, "River of Surprises". This short film and story highlights the canoeing leg of the 55 day, 1000 mile journey Mike Forsberg and Pete Stegen took across the Platte River Basin all by bike, foot, and canoe. Follow Nebraska Stories on Facebook to watch the film. Photo by Mary Anne Andrei #plattebasintimelapse #river #canoe #film #watershed

It's Time-lapse Tuesday! Our camera captures the changes in stream flow in Camp Ashland's East Slough. This recently restored area is fed by groundwater from a nearby wetland. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources currently monitors the health of the aquatic life in this water which coincides with the US Geological Survey’s efforts to measure many variables related to water quality.

#plattebasintimelapse #Nebraska #exploreNebraska #watershed #conservation
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It's Time-lapse Tuesday! Our camera captures the changes in stream flow in Camp Ashland's East Slough. This recently restored area is fed by groundwater from a nearby wetland. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources currently monitors the health of the aquatic life in this water which coincides with the US Geological Survey’s efforts to measure many variables related to water quality. #plattebasintimelapse #nebraska #explorenebraska #watershed #conservation

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”
-Edward Abbey

#plattebasintimelapse #watershed #conservation #nature #mountains
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“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” -Edward Abbey #plattebasintimelapse #watershed #conservation #nature #mountains

Cheesman Spillway has the honor of being this week’s feature location. Water released from Cheesman Reservoir squeezes through the 217 foot tall spillway on its way to the Front Range, providing wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities along the way. 
#plattebasintimelapse #CheesmanReservoir #frontrange #wildlifehabitat #conservation #water
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Cheesman Spillway has the honor of being this week’s feature location. Water released from Cheesman Reservoir squeezes through the 217 foot tall spillway on its way to the Front Range, providing wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities along the way. #plattebasintimelapse #cheesmanreservoir #frontrange #wildlifehabitat #conservation #water

Nicole Pauley worked as an undergraduate student at UNK to create a multidisciplinary research project that entailed GIS technology. Her ultimate objective was to understand the ecological effects and the change in landscape borrow pits used for mining created along the Platte River in south central Nebraska from 1957 to 2016. Read more about Nicole’s connection to the land she studied, what she learned, and what became of her project here http://plattebasintimelapse.com/2019/01/pixels-pits-and-the-platte/

Photo by Emma Brinley Buckley

#plattebasintimelapse #Nebraska #watershed #conservation #nature
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Nicole Pauley worked as an undergraduate student at UNK to create a multidisciplinary research project that entailed GIS technology. Her ultimate objective was to understand the ecological effects and the change in landscape borrow pits used for mining created along the Platte River in south central Nebraska from 1957 to 2016. Read more about Nicole’s connection to the land she studied, what she learned, and what became of her project here http://plattebasintimelapse.com/2019/01/pixels-pits-and-the-platte/ Photo by Emma Brinley Buckley #plattebasintimelapse #nebraska #watershed #conservation #nature

The 2019 Water Seminar Series is underway! This string of seven lectures will provide some insight on Nebraska’s unique 23-district structure, including some of the issues faced and the priorities set by the locally elected officials that manage them. Today John Thorburn, the general manager of the Tri-Basin Natural Resources District, will share his presentation titled “Integrated Water Resources Management in Tri-Basin NRD.” #plattebasintimelapse #water #Nebraska #NRD #conservation
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The 2019 Water Seminar Series is underway! This string of seven lectures will provide some insight on Nebraska’s unique 23-district structure, including some of the issues faced and the priorities set by the locally elected officials that manage them. Today John Thorburn, the general manager of the Tri-Basin Natural Resources District, will share his presentation titled “Integrated Water Resources Management in Tri-Basin NRD.” #plattebasintimelapse #water #nebraska #nrd #conservation

Today’s Time-lapse Tuesday highlights the Upper Elkhorn River. The approximately 335 mile-long Elkhorn River is a tributary of the Platte River, and its basin covers over four million acres in a high agricultural use area. Located on private land in Norfolk, Nebraska, this camera gets the glory of capturing delightful sunsets and hungry herons.

#plattebasintimelapse #Nebraska #exploreNebraska #conservation #nature
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Today’s Time-lapse Tuesday highlights the Upper Elkhorn River. The approximately 335 mile-long Elkhorn River is a tributary of the Platte River, and its basin covers over four million acres in a high agricultural use area. Located on private land in Norfolk, Nebraska, this camera gets the glory of capturing delightful sunsets and hungry herons. #plattebasintimelapse #nebraska #explorenebraska #conservation #nature

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” -John Steinbeck

#plattebasintimelapse #winter #nature #explore
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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” -John Steinbeck #plattebasintimelapse #winter #nature #explore

Located near an outlet of Lake McConaughy, this week's feature location is a Heron Rookery. Heron Rookeries are colonies of nests that Great Blue Herons sometimes assemble at the tops of dead trees like the one pictured above. Each tree can host up to 500 homes! Herons use this close proximity to look out for each other’s chicks, although it might be hard to imagine these large birds needing protection.

#plattebasintimelapse #heronrookery #greatblueheron #Nebraska #exploreNebraska #watershed #LakeMcConaughy
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Located near an outlet of Lake McConaughy, this week's feature location is a Heron Rookery. Heron Rookeries are colonies of nests that Great Blue Herons sometimes assemble at the tops of dead trees like the one pictured above. Each tree can host up to 500 homes! Herons use this close proximity to look out for each other’s chicks, although it might be hard to imagine these large birds needing protection. #plattebasintimelapse #heronrookery #greatblueheron #nebraska #explorenebraska #watershed #lakemcconaughy

“I have found an incredible beauty in Nebraska with the power of people’s relationship to the earth here. I’ve been very, very moved by that. People have such a strong connection to this land. They grew up on a farm or their parents did or they have some agricultural roots here, and they just feel the rhythms of the seasons in their bones. And they sense this shift of the climate in their bones as well. And so, some people think that Nebraska is a tough state to be doing climate work in, and I think it’s a really great place to be doing climate work because people care so deeply about the health of the natural world here.” In our series titled, Voices of the Platte, Ariana Brocious, former PBTer, produced “Kim Morrow: Climate Change Faith Leader,” a story about Morrow’s faith in religion and ultimately, her faith in the ability to address climate change. Listen to or read her story here http://plattebasintimelapse.com/2015/11/kim-morrow-climate-change-faith-leader/

#plattebasintimelapse #Nebraska #climatechange #faith #agriculturalroots #voicesofthePlatte
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“I have found an incredible beauty in Nebraska with the power of people’s relationship to the earth here. I’ve been very, very moved by that. People have such a strong connection to this land. They grew up on a farm or their parents did or they have some agricultural roots here, and they just feel the rhythms of the seasons in their bones. And they sense this shift of the climate in their bones as well. And so, some people think that Nebraska is a tough state to be doing climate work in, and I think it’s a really great place to be doing climate work because people care so deeply about the health of the natural world here.” In our series titled, Voices of the Platte, Ariana Brocious, former PBTer, produced “Kim Morrow: Climate Change Faith Leader,” a story about Morrow’s faith in religion and ultimately, her faith in the ability to address climate change. Listen to or read her story here http://plattebasintimelapse.com/2015/11/kim-morrow-climate-change-faith-leader/

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