Photo: Gerrit Vyn
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.
After more than a decade of work, the collaborative approach to protecting the bird pays off.
Photo: Michael Forsberg
Some threatened species may never earn "endangered" status. Here's why that may be a good thing.
Photo: Credit: Joel Sartore
This year's contest is now open! Submit your best bird photos by February 20th for the chance to win great prizes.
Spend fifteen minutes counting birds, February 17 through 20, and report your results online. Your observations make all the difference.
Birds and the places they call home are under attack, but with your help, we can fight back.