Oregon’s high desert is one of the last remaining strongholds of a highly imperiled ecosystem. But the rugged spirit of these 14 million acres belies their fragile nature. Once disrupted — by fragmentation, invasive species and uncharacteristic fire — sagebrush habitats can be permanently damaged.
At particular risk is the desert’s most iconic species, the greater sage grouse. For decades, Oregon’s sage grouse numbers have been steadily declining.
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Explore our work and see how, together, we can ensure a more sustainable future for the greater sage grouse and Oregon’s high desert.
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