Quickest Way to See The Great Plains? Buy the Video.

A couple weeks ago, I posted about the documentary based on Michael Forsberg’s book on The Great Plains.  It premiered on Nebraska Public Television stations last week, and it was even better than I’d expected.  Hopefully, most of you who live in Nebraska got a chance to see it, but for those of you outside the state (and outside the country) it might be a while.  I’ve fielded questions from a number of you about how/when you might get to see the show.  It’s hard to believe it won’t be shown nationally at some point, but there is currently no timeline for that to happen.

That’s the bad news.  The good news is that you can see the entire show in your own home – over and over, whenever you want. 

…For only $19.95! 

DVDs of the video are on sale now on Michael Forsberg’s website.  If you’re interested, click HERE to go to his site.

I strongly recommend this video (and not just because I’m in it!)  Forsberg and the NET crew did a fantastic job of capturing the conservation issues and gorgeous landscapes of this wonderful part of North America. They tell a powerful story, using Mike’s still photos and NET’s beautiful video.

Here is a link to the trailer for the show, in case you just need a quick hit while you wait for the DVD to ship.

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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is an ecologist and Eastern Nebraska Program Director for The Nature Conservancy. He supervises the management and restoration of approximately 4,000 acres of land in central and eastern Nebraska - primarily along the central Platte River. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press.
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5 Responses to Quickest Way to See The Great Plains? Buy the Video.

  1. Great documentary and the amazing video and photography equal the quality of the Planet Earth series.

  2. john says:

    so we have to pay to see it?

  3. pleiter says:

    Looks awesome. Does the DVD material apply to eastern tallgrass prairie (i.e. Illinois), or mainly the more westerly ecosystems?

    • Chris Helzer says:

      The DVD covers mainly the Great Plains (western landscapes) but does talk about tallgrass prairie in three segments, including bits on the Flint Hills in Kansas, lowland tallgrass prairie along the Platte River in Nebraska (my sites) and the northern Loess Hills in Iowa. I think most of the topics in the DVD apply very well to eastern tallgrass prairie as well, though, including the importance of water, habitat fragmentation, energy development, etc., as well as the overall messages about the importance of natural areas and the need to balance those with human uses of the land.

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