Assistant Professor of Practice
UNL Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & CommunicationConservation Photographer
Michael Forsberg has focused much of his work on wildlife and conservation stories of the Great Plains. His photography has been internationally recognized and featured in many publications, including Audubon, National Geographic, National Wildlife and Natural History. In addition to teaching, he co-leads the Platte Basin Time-lapse project, a collaborative, multi-year initiative that uses time-lapse photography to show a watershed in motion over time.
In 2009, Forsberg published the book, “Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild,” and later co-produced the PBS documentary of the same title. Before opening a photography business and gallery in Lincoln, Neb., Forsberg was a seasonal ranger with the National Park Service and a staff writer and photographer for NEBRASKAland Magazine.
Forsberg is the recipient of the Wildlife Society’s Conservation Education Award and the North American Nature Photography Association’s Mission Award. He has a degree in geography from UNL.