Carlee Koehler

Carlee is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she majors in both Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation Biology and Journalism- additionally minoring in mathematics, biology, and environmental studies. Growing up in the southeast region of Nebraska, the majority of her childhood consisted of mulberry-stained feet and her arms cuddling the multiple pets she's raised. Carlee recently returned from a semester abroad in Scotland where she hiked through the highlands, backpacked through national parks, and studied film and the evolution of landscape- largely shaped by water processes. She is very grateful to be a part of the time-lapse project team and hopes to educate people about the importance of preserving this beautiful piece of the planet.

Carlee's Work

   Nature. It’s grand mountain valleys, and gusts of wind sweeping through streets past squinty-eyed businessmen.   Music. It’s the anchoring drone of a cello and the tune of creaking trees.   Mind. Consciousness- it’s in the future and the past; the world of what-if and the realm of what’s-it-like.   The energy of them […]

In June, a small team of PBT interns set out for the highest point in the Platte Basin watershed. We had big intentions of catching 5-star media to fill in cracks for the Grays Peak scene in the upcoming PBT documentary featuring Mike and Pete’s 55-day, 1,300-mile journey across the watershed. Grays Peak is the highest point in the Platte Basin […]

A swath of freezing rain was coming to glaze the central United States in a sheet of ice. The storm even earned itself a name- Jupiter. Fresh produce was clearing the shelves of the grocery stores, residents kept the salt or kitty litter close at hand, tarps and towels were tied over windshields, and fuel […]

Mountain ranges demand our focus. Canyons tug at our gaze. Massive sunsets crowd our view. Fields of flowers catch our eye.   But what about the mountains of lichens on a twig? The canyon grooves set in bark? The gradient of color in a leaf? The fields of pollen drenching a lily?   Nearly every […]

The day started how one would expect when setting off for an exciting first day of outdoor field work. It was pouring. Skin-pelting water bombs and shoe-soaking waves,­ pouring. Mariah, Ethan and I loaded up our gear into the back of the truck, stared up at the sky, willing it to cease fire, then set […]