Sagebrush Steppe Initiative

Identifying and protecting Washington's sagebrush lands

Photo: Dave Showalter

In the arid lands of the Columbia Plateau we work with our chapter network and partners in the the Arid Lands Initiative to identify, connect, and protect the best remaining bird habitat. We manage local, hands-on efforts to:
 
  • Protect remaining critical sagebrush habitat
  • Close information gaps in our knowledge of focal bird species’ distribution and habitat needs
  • Build public-private partnerships in support of habitat connectivity and rangeland fire 
  • Influence land management in priority sagebrush lands 
  • Advance multi-benefit renewable energy siting​
 

Habitat fragmentation, fire, and renewable energy in the Sagebrush Steppe

Sagebrush Songbird Conservation
Working Lands

Sagebrush Songbird Conservation

Building off of our landmark Sagebrush Songbird Survey to protect birds in Washington's Sagebrush Steppe

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Rangeland Fire
Working Lands

Rangeland Fire

Public-private partnerships toward improved fire response and habitat connectivity

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Policy- Solar Energy in the Columbia Basin
Working Lands

Policy- Solar Energy in the Columbia Basin

A balanced approach to 100% clean electricity

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Priority Birds of Eastern Washington

How you can help, right now