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Resources for Sage-Grouse Management

Quick facts

  • Colorado is home to two species of sage-grouse the Gunnison sage-grouse, and the Greater sage-grouse.
  • In 2014, the Gunnison sage-grouse was listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. For more information, see the Fish and Wildlife Service’s website on Gunnison Sage-Grouse.
  • Currently (as of 2015) the Greater sage-grouse is NOT listed under the Endangered Species Act. Learn more on the Fish and Wildlife Service’s website for Greater sage-grouse. 

Sage-grouse: Wyoming Perspectives

Learn about the issues from multiple perspectives: rancher, manager, agency and conservation

Sage-grouse Initiative: Wildlife Conservation Through Sustainable Ranching

The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, led by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Wet Meadow Restoration for Sage-grouse conservation

Exciting new research on restoration methods for wet meadows!

What do sage-grouse eat?

Short answer is sagebrush. Long answer is it’s much more interesting than you think.

Learn more

Sage-grouse management for landowners

From our neighbors in Idaho comes Sage-grouse habitat in Idaho: a Practical Guide for Land Owners and Managers

by Jeffry K. Gillan and Evan K. Strand, University of Idaho Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management

Guidance Documents from Various Agencies

  1. Bureau of Land Management – Greater sage-grouse management plans
  2. US Forest Service: Greater sage-grouse management
  3. Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Gunnison Sage-grouse
  4. Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Plan
Male sage-grouse strutting at dawn on a lek

Photo by Bob Hammon