Shrubs, Grasses Crucial for Sage Grouse Survival in Eastern WA

May 9, 2017

A new study from the University of Washington discusses the effects of the Conservation Reserve Program on sage grouse in Eastern Washington.

Excerpt: ““Without these lands, our models predict that we would lose about two thirds of the species’ habitat, and that the sage grouse would go extinct in two of three subpopulations,” said first author Andrew Shirk, a research scientist with the UW’s Climate Impacts Group. The study will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management.”

Read the whole article on the UW Blog.