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

Read more

Sagebrush Resources
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Sagebrush Resources

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

Read more

Help the Sagebrush Ecosystem
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Help the Sagebrush Ecosystem

Join us in conserving this incredible ecosystem

Read more

Birds of the Sagebrush Steppe

   

News and Stories

Sage-Grouse Season Is Upon Us
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

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
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

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”
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

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
Sagebrush Resources

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
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

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.

A Win for Colorado’s Sage-Grouse
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

A Win for Colorado’s Sage-Grouse

The Bureau of Land Management removes 4,000 acres of sage-grouse habitat from its oil and gas lease sale.

Judge Blocks Trump Administration Plans that Lifted Sage-Grouse Protections
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Judge Blocks Trump Administration Plans that Lifted Sage-Grouse Protections

The injunction supports conservationists' claims that the industry-friendly plans are illegal, and puts stronger protections back in place for now.

Federal Court Halts Administration Plans to Rollback Sage-Grouse Protections
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Federal Court Halts Administration Plans to Rollback Sage-Grouse Protections

Ruling makes clear that the Administration ignored science and cut out the public

How you can help, right now