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 Rockies’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
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About The Sagebrush

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

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Help the Sagebrush Ecosystem

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News and Stories

Audubon Laments Shortsighted Approach to Sagebrush Management
Working Lands

Audubon Laments Shortsighted Approach to Sagebrush Management

Washington insiders replace compromise and a science-driven consensus in favor of accelerating development across a threatened and unique Western landscape.

The Greater Sage-Grouse’s Most Important Habitat Is on the Auction Block
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The Greater Sage-Grouse’s Most Important Habitat Is on the Auction Block

Every parcel up for grabs in this week’s federal oil and gas lease sale is in the bird’s territory, despite earlier agreements to steer the industry away.

Trump Administration Moves to Open Sage-Grouse Strongholds to Oil and Gas
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Trump Administration Moves to Open Sage-Grouse Strongholds to Oil and Gas

New management plans would roll back protections in seven states, lifting restrictions on more than 80 percent of the bird's most vital habitat

Help the Sagebrush Ecosystem
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Help the Sagebrush Ecosystem

Join us in conserving this incredible ecosystem

Sagebrush Resources
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Sagebrush Resources

Learn why the sagebrush needs you

About The Sagebrush
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About The Sagebrush

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

People of the Sage: Jay Butler
Conservation Ranching Initiative

People of the Sage: Jay Butler

Jay Butler—owner of Pronghorn Ranch which operates Robinson Ranch—cares deeply about biodiversity on his ranch. As a participant of Audubon's Conservation Ranching program, he actively stewards habitat for birds. After a wildfire wiped out a vast swath of sagebrush on his land, he's been working hard with a wide range of partners to bring it back.

6 Ways to Help Sage-Grouse
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6 Ways to Help Sage-Grouse

The Greater Sage-Grouse needs our help. Here are six things you can do right now.

Celebrating Sagebrush
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Celebrating Sagebrush

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

Sagebrush Ecosystem
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Sagebrush Ecosystem

Learn how we're working together to create a healthy future for the iconic sagebrush ecosystem.

How you can help, right now