Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild

A Long Hard Struggle

Season 1, Episode 1 of 2

This two-part documentary, based on the book of the same name by Nebraska photographer Michael Forsberg, examines the remaining "wildness" in the states that compose the Great Plains. The program captures the places and creatures that survive after 150 years of settlement, as well as the people who care for and preserve this fragile ecosystem. Featuring brilliant and stunning imagery, and based on Forsberg's book of the same name, Great Plains showcases the heart of our continent; from the shrinking grasslands of Missouri Coteau of North Dakota, to Texas' playa wetlands stressed by a decade of drought, to the Conata Basin of South Dakota where the Black Footed Ferret teeters on the brink of extinction.

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