Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership

The Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership, also known as “SageCon,” is coordinating federal, state and local efforts to address threats to sage grouse across eastern Oregon’s sagebrush landscape. Oregon Consensus, and its sister program, Oregon Solutions, are providing project management and facilitation services for the group.

SageCon is addressing the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) review of the status of sage grouse under the federal Endangered Species Act. The group is also preparing for a forthcoming (2015) USFWS decision regarding listing of the species.

By addressing identified threats to sage grouse habitat in partnership with agencies, conservation groups, ranchers, farmers, and emerging industries, such as mining and renewable energy, SageCon will protect the sage grouse species, while also supporting community sustainability in central and eastern Oregon. For more information about the partnership, see the Oregon Solutions website.