The Lucky Peak Nursery helps support the efforts towards conservation of the Greater sage-grouse (GRSG) habitat. The nursery, located on the Boise National Forest, propagates sagebrush seeds into seedlings which will be used in the restoration of dry, grassy plains essential to the GRSG habitat.
The Sawtooth National Forest has completed many projects on the Forest to benefit sage-grouse habitat.
The Manti-La Sal National Forest worked with Southern Utah Fuels Company, Utah State University Extension, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative to install guzzlers and radio collared sage-grouse in the Wildcat Knolls and South Horn Mountain Areas. They have also worked on sagebrush habitat projects in the Wildcat Knolls area and in the Joes Valley Corridor.
The Curlew National Grassland on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest partnered with volunteers, conservation groups, Boy Scouts of America and local high schools to accomplish a couple of projects on the grassland. Learn more the marking fences and protecting wet meadows and riparian areas projects.
The Douglas Ranger District of the Thunder Basin National Grassland has partnered with the Thunder Basin Grasslands Prairie Ecosystem Association on a large-scale sagebrush mapping project to help land managers identify and prioritize greater sage-grouse habitat. The project has been underway since 2011 to produce a first-of-its-kind sagebrush canopy cover map. This project will use high-resolution aerial imagery and sage-grouse location data to identify areas for management action, such as restoration or maintenance.
The Heber-Kamas Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest has partnered with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to create openings in thick sagebrush cover to promote sage-grouse use. Read more about this effort.
The West Desert Adaptive Resource Management Sage-Grouse Working Group has collaborated to remove encroaching conifer in the Vernon, Utah area. Read more about this effort.
The Salmon-Challis National Forest began using telemetry to gain an understanding of the distribution and location of Sage-grouse seasonal habitats. Read more about this effort.
The Washington Fire minimally impacted the Bi-State sage-grouse habitat and did not affect any nesting or lekking sites. Read more about the fire effects on the habitat.
Two US Forest Service Records of Decision and associated land management plan amendments are the culmination of an unprecedented planning effort in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management to conserve greater sage-grouse and its habitat on National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management-administered lands.