One Bird, 11 States, 165 Million Acres—How Audubon Helped Protect the Sagebrush’s Most Iconic Resident
In 2015, the Department of the Interior finalized landmark conservation plans to protect the Greater Sage-Grouse while preventing the need for an Endangered Species Act listing. The decision plotted a new, brighter future—not only for the sage-grouse, but for the American West. It was the result of significant levels of collaboration at an unprecedented scale. Audubon, with its sound science-based planning and steadfast work with a wide range of stakeholders, had been a major part of this remarkable achievement. Now, the current administration under Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has begun a process that could dismantle these historic conservation efforts.
To Remember What Americans Can Achieve Working Together, Look to Utah’s Sagebrush Country
In Box Elder County, incredible progress is being made to restore sagebrush habitat and protect the Greater Sage-Grouse on private and public lands. But the review of federal sage-grouse conservation plans has some nervous.
How You Can Help: Stand Up for the Greater Sage-Grouse
Thanks to North America’s largest land conservation project in history, the Greater Sage-Grouse will not require federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. Send a letter to Department of the Interior Sally Jewell supporting the decision.