Sage-grouse & Sagebrush Ecosystem
USGS & USFS Release New Rangeland Fire Science Plan
New plan identifies priority science needs in 5 areas: fire, invasive plants, restoration, sagebrush & greater sage-grouse, and climate & weatherFind out how
USGS has been a leader in sagebrush ecosystem research and continues to meet the priority science needs of management agencies. We bring a diversity of expertise and capabilities to address a wide variety of science needs at multiple spatial scales and are committed to providing high quality science to our management partners.
Greater Sage-grouse Annotated Bibliography
Synthesizes the scientific literature published since records of decision were completed for 2015 BLM/USDA Forest Service land use plan amendments for greater sage-grouse, and provides potential management implications of the science.See the report
Meet our lead scientists and team members
Information about USGS principal investigators (PIs) working on sage-grouse or sagebrush ecosystem issues is available here.Meet the PIs
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We have put together a list of related resources and links for the sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystem.Find out more
Linear fuel breaks have long been used to help suppress fire in the Great Basin, and thousands of miles of new fuel breaks may be constructed in coming years to protect sagebrush ecosystems, including greater sage-grouse habitat.
Shrubs, bunchgrasses, and biological soil crusts (biocrusts) are believed to contribute to site resistance to plant invasions.
At the request of the BLM, the USGS worked with federal and state agency partners to develop a report that synthesizes the scientific literature published since records of decision were completed for 2015 BLM/USDA Forest Service land use plan amendments for greater sage-grouse, and provides potential management implications of the science.