Species and Habitat

The Greater sage-grouse is a species in decline across the western United States, including Idaho.  As implied by the name, Greater sage-grouse depend on sagebrush dominated landscapes for their forage, cover, nesting habitat, and ultimate survival. Deterioration of sagebrush landscapes in the West has been a crucial factor in the decline of the greater sage-grouse, which is currently a candidate species under the federal Endangered Species Act.  State and Federal land managers, researchers, private landowners, and concerned citizens are leading efforts to conserve this species in Idaho.

Visit the links on the right to learn more about sage-grouse, their habitat, and how the BLM and other resource managers are working to conserve sagebrush habitat. 

 Male sage-grouse