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Annotated Bibliography of Scientific Research on Greater Sage-Grouse Published

December 18, 2020

The U.S. Geological Survey has reviewed and summarized the substantial body of literature related to the conservation, management, monitoring, and assessement of the greater sage-grouse, creating an annotated bibliography that provides easy access to sage-grouse science developed since 2015. 

Greater Sage-grouse in the sunlight
The Greater Sage-grouse (Public domain.)

The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus; hereafter GRSG) has been a focus of scientific investigation and management action for the past two decades. New scientific information augments existing knowledge and can help inform updates or modifications to existing plans for managing GRSG and sagebrush ecosystems. However, the sheer number of scientific publications can be a challenge for managers tasked with evaluating and determining the need for potential updates to existing planning documents.

To assist in this process, the U.S. Geological Survey has reviewed and summarized the substantial body of literature on research explicitly related to the conservation, management, monitoring, and assessment of GRSG. These studies may inform planning and management actions that seek to balance conservation, economic, and social objectives and manage diverse resource uses and values across the western United States. The first GRSG literature summary was published early in 2018 (Carter et al., 2018). This release provides an update to that document by adding summaries of articles published between January 6, 2018 and October 2, 2019.

Product: Carter, S.K., Arkle, R.S., Bencin, H.L., Harms, B.R., Manier, D.J., Johnston, A.N., Phillips, S.L., Hanser, S.E., and Bowen, Z.H., 2020, Annotated bibliography of scientific research on greater sage-grouse published from 2015 to 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1103, 264 p.,

An interactive, searchable version of this product is also available.

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