Greater Sage-Grouse

Photo: Gerrit Vyn

One Bird, 11 States, 165 Million Acres—How Audubon Helped Protect the Sagebrush’s Most Iconic Resident

On September 22, 2015, U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced it would not list the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act. The decision plots a new, brighter future—not only for the sage-grouse, but for the American West. It is the result of significant levels of collaboration and it reflects a conservation plan of unprecedented scope and scale. Audubon, with its sound science-based planning and steadfast work with a wide range of stakeholders, has been a major part of this remarkable achievement. Read on to learn about the historic fight, and what still must be done for the critical sagebrush steppe and its many residents. 

 

Audubon and the Greater Sage-Grouse: A History

Unprecedented Conservation Efforts Keep Greater Sage-Grouse Off Endangered Species List

After more than a decade of work, the collaborative approach to protecting the bird pays off.

Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Michael Forsberg

Rethinking the Endangered Species List

Some threatened species may never earn "endangered" status. Here's why that may be a good thing.

A male sage grouse splays tail feathers to attract a mate.  Photo: Credit: Joel Sartore

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