A line of fire blazes in an ocean of grass. The smell of burning bluestem wisps through the air. A man dressed in leather boots carefully tips a drip torch to spark a flame onto the landscape‚Äďa familiar sight by those who live on working landscapes in the Great Plains. In early spring, I photographed […]

Many early bridge builders constructed embankments out into the Platte River, shortening the total length of the bridge and reducing construction costs and labor. The constrained banks make the river more narrow, creating faster currents and deeper channels.

A community works to conserve wildlife habitat along the central Platte River in Nebraska.