Sage-grouse and Sagebrush Resources

Science Center Objects

Additional resources and related links for the sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystem program are listed below.

Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy Actionable Science Plan

This plan, developed by an interagency team co-led by USGS, represents a shared vision of the near-term science needed to inform another generation of management strategies and tools. The plan identifies 37 priority science needs focused on knowledge gaps associated with fire, invasive plant species and their effects on altering fire regimes, restoration, sagebrush and greater sage-grouse, climate and weather. Science-based management that addresses rangeland fire, invasive plant species, and other threats to the sagebrush ecosystem is an essential and ultimate goal. The actionable science outlined in this plan provides a blueprint for success in achieving that goal.


U.S. Geological Survey Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush Ecosystem Research Annual Report for 2017

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Increasing knowledge about how these species and the sagebrush ecosystem respond to these stressors and to management actions can inform and improve strategies to maintain existing areas of intact sagebrush and restore degraded landscapes. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a broad research program focused on providing the science needed to inform these strategies and to help land and resource managers at the Federal, State, Tribal, and local levels as they work towards sustainable sagegrouse populations and restored landscapes for the broad range of uses critical to stakeholders in the Western United States.


Greater Sage-grouse National Research Strategy

USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5167

In 2012, the Sage-Grouse Executive Oversight Committee (EOC) of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) requested that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) lead the development of a Greater Sage-Grouse National Research Strategy (hereafter Research Strategy). This request was motivated by a practical need to systematically connect existing research and conservation plans with persisting or emerging information needs. Managers and researchers also wanted to reduce redundancy and help focus limited funds on the highest priority research and management issues.


USGS Data Catalog: Sage-grouse || sagebrush

The USGS Science Data Catalog provides seamless access to USGS research and monitoring
data from across the nation. Users have the ability to search, browse, or use a map-based
interface to discover data.