Sage-grouse & Sagebrush Ecosystem

Sagebrush-Associated Species

The sagebrush ecosystem provides habitat for approximately 350 sagebrush-associated wildlife and plant species that depend on the ecosystem for all or part of their life history needs. Although some species, such as mule deer, are relatively well studied, many lack basic information about their distribution and habitat needs. USGS scientists are working to improve our understanding of the environmental factors and potential threats that influence habitat quality for the mammals, birds, reptiles, and plants that comprise the diversity of this ecosystem to help inform development of effective management strategies.

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Date published: November 15, 2001
Status: Archived


A GIS Database for Sage-grouse and Shrubsteppe Management in the Intermountain West

Contacts: Steve Hanser