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Threats to Sagebrush Ecosystems

Cheatgrass dominates former sagebrush site
Photo by M. Rowland
Cheatgrass monoculture

Remnant patch of sagebrush surrounded by juniper woodlands, cheatgrass, and other non-native, annual grasses
Photo by M. Wisdom
Remnant patch of sagebrush surrounded by juniper trees and exotic grasses

Pinyon-juniper encroachment into sagebrush
Photo by M. Wisdom
Pinyon-juniper encroachment

Remnant patch of sagebrush following landscape-scale conversion to cheatgrass and other non-native annual grasses
Photo by M. Wisdom

 

Plant and Animal Species Threatened by Loss of Sagebrush Habitat

More than 350 species of concern use sagebrush ecosystems as habitat.

Greater sage-grouse
Photo ©2006 G. Kramer
Greater sage-grouse

Washington ground squirrel
Photo ©2006 N. Hedges
Washington ground squirrel

Pallid bat
Photo ©2006 M. Patrikeev
Pallid bat

Lemhi beardtongue
Photo ©2006 J. Reveal
Lemhi beardtongue

Ferruginous hawk
Photo ©2006 L. Ridenhour
Ferruginous hawk

Brewer's sparrow
Photo ©2006 P. LaTourrette
Brewer's sparrow
Dwarf skullcap
Photo by M. Williams@ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Dwarf skullcap

Northwest hesperian
Photo ©2006 W. Leonard
Northwest hesperian

Great Basin spadefoot toad
Photo ©2006 W. Leonard
Great Basin spadefoot toad

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