Male greater sage-grouse. Photo by Robert Shallenberger/Conservation Organization for the USFWS.In 2010 the US Fish and Wildlife Service determined that greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianuswarranted protection under the Endangered Species Act, but that action was precluded by higher-priority species efforts. Since that time, groups across the western states have worked to create and implement conservation plants that would address the threats to sage-grouse and its sagebrush habitat so that ESA protection would no longer be warranted.

Through the Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon), ORBIC staff are providing expertise and project coordination with several agencies and partners to create an "all lands, all threats" plan for greater sage-grouse conservation in Oregon. The resulting plan aims to address key threats to sagebrush habitat by working collaboratively with farming and ranching communities and the energy sector to ensure protection for sage-grouse. 

 

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