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: June 30, 2017
Status: Active

Greater Sage-Grouse Population Ecology

Greater Sage-grouse are iconic birds found only in the Great Basin of the western U.S. Known for their showy courting displays, sage-grouse rely on native sagebrush habitat to shelter their young. Dr. Pete Coates is providing resource managers with the tools and information they need to conserve sage-grouse as invasive plants, evolving wildfire patterns, and energy development change the Great...

Contacts: Peter Coates