Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Working together to create a healthy and balanced future for the West’s largest ecosystem

Greater Sage-Grouse lekking on BLM land managed by Pathfinder Ranches in Natrona County, Wyoming. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies

More than 350 species depend on the sagebrush ecosystem, as well as people. Reaching 14 states, sagebrush country is vital bird habitat, but only half of it is left and new demands continue to be placed on it. Audubon’s Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative brings together citizens, industry, government, and NGOs to find pragmatic solutions that balance the needs of people and birds. Join us in conserving this American treasure.

About The Sagebrush
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

About The Sagebrush

Values, threats, and conservation of America's largest ecosystem

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Sagebrush Resources
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Sagebrush Resources

Learn why the sagebrush needs you and how you can help.

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Help the Sagebrush Ecosystem
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Help the Sagebrush Ecosystem

Join us in conserving this incredible ecosystem

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News and Stories

How to Make and Install Fence Markers for Sage-Grouse
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How to Make and Install Fence Markers for Sage-Grouse

Instructions from the Natural Resources Conservation Service

Meet the Inmates Working to Rebuild the Greater Sage-Grouse's Home
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Meet the Inmates Working to Rebuild the Greater Sage-Grouse's Home

Participants in the Sagebrush in Prisons Project find peace and purpose helping the bird's habitat recover from increasingly devastating wildfires.

Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks
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Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, conservation groups are calling on the Interior Department to give a distressed public more time to comment on controversial policy changes.

Sage-Grouse Season Is Upon Us
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Sage-Grouse Season Is Upon Us

In sagebrush country, the show goes on.

President Trump Visits Colorado as his Policies Wreak Havoc on Public Lands
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President Trump Visits Colorado as his Policies Wreak Havoc on Public Lands

This Administration prioritizes energy leasing over sound management of the sagebrush ecosystem.

Audubon: New Sage-Grouse Review Plan is “Nothing More Than Window-Dressing”
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Audubon: New Sage-Grouse Review Plan is “Nothing More Than Window-Dressing”

BLM’s commitment to removing Greater Sage-Grouse protections undermines any claims of meaningfully addressing important court order.

Video: Sage-Grouse Explained by Vox
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Video: Sage-Grouse Explained by Vox

An excellent video summary of the sage-grouse conservation issue.

Conservation Groups Intervene to Defend Sage-Grouse Rules Opposed by Trump Administration
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Conservation Groups Intervene to Defend Sage-Grouse Rules Opposed by Trump Administration

The National Audubon Society, The Wilderness Society and Democracy Forward Submit New Legal Filing to Defend Crucial Cons

New Legislation Is a Welcome Start to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Public Lands
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

New Legislation Is a Welcome Start to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Public Lands

The bill represents the first effort by Congress to strive for carbon neutrality on public lands.

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