Sage Grouse Habitat Rejuvenation
The Sage Grouse Habitat Rejuvenation project establishes critical big sage habitat (trilobed sage) by planting 4-inch sage brush plugs on public land. Sage brush provides important nesting and winter cover as well as provides an important food source. The Myers' Habitat Establishment creates a multi-row tree planting for winter cover for pheasants, deer and sharp-tailed grouse and is adjacent to a creek with nesting cover and existing shrubs.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has identified sage grouse as a species of concern for potential listing on its federal Threatened and Endangered Species list. Habitat degradation and fragmentation is a serious problem for sage grouse and this project works in conjunction with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to fund volunteer planting of sage brush and cost of the plugs. The Myers' project provides winter cover and food source, which is currently inadequate.
The goal of this project is to provide critical nesting and winter cover in an area that currently does not have as much as what is needed for sage grouse long-term survival. We aim to help keep sage grouse off the Threatened and Endangered Species list by helping bolster populations.
In conjunction with the Sage Grouse Rejuvenation Project, the Myers Habitat Project will provide adequate winter cover and food in an area that is currently lacking it, yet has potential because of adjacent nesting cover.