Lisa Loucks-Christenson worked on her bald eagle documentary from 2005 to 2019, writing a book for each year of her research on bald eagles in Minnesota. Her story follows a pair of eagles in the wild, raising their first eaglet to their last. Lisa covered multiple eagle nests on her outdoor beat, covering 13-miles.
Lisa’s Bald Eagle Documentary is a story of faith, resilience, a message of hope as Lisa shares the lives of eagles from not only their nesting area, but on foot as they fledged, roosted on the river, their encounters with other humans and wildlife—all the way to the end.
This 14+ year documentary, became an no-refusal invitation to ongoing investigative reports covering true crime: poaching, killings, illegal trapping and more. Lisa covered everything the Whitewater Valley offered: the habitats, the weather, the seasons, the fungi, flowers, wetlands, sloughs, oxbows, rivers; the blufflands, woods, meadows, grasslands, sand prairies; owls, raptors, sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, woodcocks, grouse, wild turkey, songbirds, crows, sparrows, blackbirds; pheasants, rails; cougars with their cubs, black bear, fox, wolves, coyote, deer, skunk, opossum, mice, river otters, muskrats, beaver, mink, martens; insects and butterflies (hundreds of species).
Lisa’s exhibit “Winter Bugs!” and book was featured at the National Eagle Center along with her Lisa’s Bald Eagle Documentary, on regional television and outdoor radio, news. Lisa’s signature book, still in progress, “Struggling for Existence: What Nature Shared” is almost complete. This book covers Lisa’s 20-year study that she says nature shared and she interpreted to be the true meaning of “survival.” This book is scheduled for release in early 2025.