Radio-collared-sage-grouse-female-walking-by-road-2-Photo-credit_-Tatiana-Gettelman,-Yakima-Training-Center-small

sage grouse

Sage grouse are a specialist species – they need large expanses of tree-free rangelands to survive. Research has shown that sage grouse will abandon otherwise suitable habitat when just one or two trees per acre appear. Photo: Tatiana Gettelman, Yakima Training Center