Hi, I am Mariah Lundgren and I am a filmmaker, photographer, and conservation storyteller. I am dedicated to telling stories within the Great Plains and the American West. I love giving voice to the voiceless and telling stories that will help people better understand our natural world. I also seek out stories that can help further science, or help researchers better communicate their research to stakeholders.
I am a graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a BS in Environmental Studies, and a minor in Fisheries and Wildlife. I am the producer and project manager for the Platte Basin Timelapse project; a long-term documentary project using time-lapse and traditional photography and multimedia storytelling to educate about the Platte River Basin and what it means to live in a watershed today. This project has taught me the art and importance of storytelling and science communication. I am also very excited to now be part of the SNR team.
Born and raised in the Great Plains, I have grown to love grasslands ecosystems and have dedicated the past five years to protect what little remains. After my ten year stint in Lincoln, Nebraska, I moved to Lakewood, Colorado, in 2020. The mountains are now in my backyard, but I am so thankful to be still living in the Great Plains. The shortgrass prairies of Colorado are just as breathtaking as the prairies in Nebraska.
I have my part 107 UAS license and can commercially fly drones. In 2017 I co-produced a PBS national documentary titled, Follow the Water.
On my free time, I can be found traveling the globe, snowboarding and backpacking in the Rockies, or wandering around a local prairie– camera in hand.