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Sage-Grouse

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. 

Preliminary information on status, trends, and efforts to address threats to the sagebrush ecosystem and sage-grouse populations in Oregon.

Use the SageCon Tools Navigator to find SageCon web tools and technical resources for planning in Oregon’s sagebrush country.

The SageCon Partnership provides coordination across a broad-base of stakeholders in Oregon with an interest in sagebrush conservation.

Articles & Stories

Invasive annual grasses have impacted more than 5 million acres of rangelands in Oregon with a...
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 March 2020) that are most...
The word "uplands" is used to describe the higher-elevation areas between river and stream valleys...

Maps and Tools

With hundreds of map layers available to draw from, you can use the Oregon Explorer Map Viewer... more

Data Collections

The Oregon Spatial Data Library... 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.