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Sage-Grouse

Source: Collage from the Oregon Sage-Grouse Action Plan

Eastern Oregon is home to over 15 million acres of sage-grouse habitat. The SageCon Partnership advances policies and actions that reduce threats to sage-grouse, sagebrush ecosystems and Oregon's rural communities. 

Find the latest SageCon news, resources and updates here. Link to State Action Report Executive Order 15-18 here

Sage-grouse affect many interests across land ownership boundaries and jurisdictions. The SageCon Partnership provides a governance structure and forum for coordination across a broad-base of stakeholders with respect to land management, economic development, ecosystem and population resilience, and actions relevant to sage-grouse habitat and rural community health in Oregon.

Plans, rules, agreements, and incentive programs developed by SageCon partners form the basis of actions throughout Oregon to address threats to sage-grouse populations, sagebrush ecosystems, and economic development and rural community vitality. Adaptive management of policy and implementation continues today.

The SageCon Partnership has developed tools and datasets to support project planning in sage-grouse country. Whether planning an economic development or habitat restoration project, these tools are designed to make advancing your effort more efficient and effective in light of various sage-grouse rules or plan requirements and intentions.

Articles & Stories

Article presented by the Sage Grouse Initiative that shows how it pays to treat invasive grasses on...
Story map by the Natural Resource Conservation Service that features photos and narrative about the...
The following is a curated list of vegetation map products (as of February 2019) that are most...
The Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon) is a collaborative effort started in 2010...
Much of the upland areas in the central and eastern parts of the Lakes Basin...

Maps and Tools

The Sage-Grouse Data viewer is an Oregon Explorer web-based mapping application that allows the... more

Data Collections

A curated list of vegetation map products (as of February 2019) that are most applicable to upland... more

About This Topic

The Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon) is a collaborative effort started in 2010 to leverage funding across Oregon’s sagebrush landscapes and build interagency agreements that balance natural resource protection with local livelihoods. The partnership is structured to develop policy agreements and focus investments across public and private lands to build up community capacity to address major threats from fire to invasive plants. Leading up to the 2015 greater sage-grouse Endangered Species Act listing determination, SageCon was working across Eastern Oregon to build collaborative solutions to improve sage-grouse population trends and the sagebrush habitat on which it depends. From 2014 to 2019, it was calculated that an average of $15 million dollars a year had been leveraged in federal investments to over $1 million a year from state and local partners to implement Oregon’s Sage-Grouse Action Plan.

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