Sagebrush Keystone Initiative

Spanning over 175 million acres in the Western United States, sagebrush country contains biological, cultural and economic resources of national significance. America’s sagebrush ecosystem is the largest contiguous ecosystem in the continental United States, comprising one-third of the land mass of the lower 48 states. Sagebrush landscapes have long been a home to Tribal and rural communities, a driver of agricultural economies, and a host for a diversity of wildlife, including the greater sage-grouse, migrating herds of big game, and more than 350 species – many of which live nowhere else in the world.