The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Forest Service administers approximately 9 million acres of sagebrush habitats across the western United States, most of this in the Intermountain Region. Thirty national forests contribute to habitats for Greater Sage Grouse. As Forest Service lands are generally the higher elevation lands in the Intermountain West, most sage grouse habitats are mountain sagebrush and used for summer brood rearing. The Forest Service actively collaborates with the states and other federal agencies in the conservation and restoration of shrubsteppe habitats that are important to Greater Sage Grouse populations.
Contact: Clinton McCarthy, Regional Wildlife Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region – 801.625.5671, 324 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401