Sage Whiz Quiz | Do You Know Your Western Roots?
July 24, 2017
Photo by Linda Poole.
Fun Facts About Western Root Systems
1. Native plant roots provide organic matter, creating healthy soil and abundant water.
2. Diverse native plant communities can keep out invasive weeds like cheatgrass.
3. The roots of western plants, like sagebrush and bunchgrass, grow twice as deep as the plants are tall.
Promoting native plant health and diversity in the sagebrush sea benefits everyone. Learn how to conserve our Western roots here.
Sagebrush country sustains 350 species as well as hundreds of rural communities and our way of life in the American West. The Sage Grouse Initiative works with ranchers on conservation strategies that benefit working lands and wildlife.
The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.