Greater Sage-Grouse family.
Greater Sage-Grouse family.
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Sagebrush Resources

Learn why the sagebrush needs you and how you can help.
Greater Sage-Grouse family. Photo: Tom Koerner/US Fish and Wildlife Service
Greater Sage-Grouse family. Photo: Tom Koerner/US Fish and Wildlife Service
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Sagebrush Resources

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

The sagebrush steppe is a vast, beautiful, and culturally important ecosystem, yet few people realize it's value. To conserve the species and support the communities that rely on it, more people need to understand what the ecosystem needs and supports. At a distance, the sagebrush steppe appears empty, but for those with a careful eye, a beautiful world awaits. These resources aim to help youth, educators, landowners, and anyone interested in the sagebrush steppe appreciate why we need it and how we can conserve it.

 

Sagebrush Background Information

Audubon's Sage-Grouse Homepage
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Audubon's Sage-Grouse Homepage

One bird, 11 states, 165 million acres—How Audubon protects the sagebrush’s most iconic resident.

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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.

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6 Ways to Help Sage-grouse Right Now
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6 Ways to Help Sage-grouse Right Now

The Greater Sage-grouse won’t be listed under the Endangered Species Act, but that doesn’t mean important conservation opportunities aren’t ongoing.

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Cheatgrass, Fire, and Sagebrush
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Cheatgrass, Fire, and Sagebrush

How cheatgrass and other invasives are threatening the very existence of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem.

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Celebrating Sagebrush: The West's Most Important Native Plant
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Celebrating Sagebrush: The West's Most Important Native Plant

Covering 165 million acres across 14 states, sagebrush country is home to more wildlife—and people—than you might realize.

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Sagebrush Education Resources

Rockie's Sagebrush Adventures
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Rockie's Sagebrush Adventures

Introduce children to the sagebrush ecosystem through this illustrated book

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Sagebrush Trunk
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Sagebrush Trunk

A ready-to-use kit for educators to teach their students about the sagebrush ecosystem.

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Sagebrush Steppe Poster Lesson Plan
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Sagebrush Steppe Poster Lesson Plan

Download this free educational poster and lesson plan to teach youth about the sagebrush ecosystem.

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Web of Life: Sagebrush Lesson Plan
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Web of Life: Sagebrush Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the sagebrush ecosystem with this free lesson plan and flashcards.

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Sagebrush Steppe Flashcards
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Sagebrush Steppe Flashcards

Download these free flashcards to teach youth about wildlife of the sagebrush steppe.

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Sagebrush Conservation Resources

Birds in a Sagebrush Sea
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Birds in a Sagebrush Sea

Managing sagebrush habitats for bird communities.

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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

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Wildlife-Friendly Stock Tanks
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Wildlife-Friendly Stock Tanks

Instructions for constructing wildlife escape ladders.

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How you can help, right now