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Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Steven Knick


Admired for its elaborate breeding displays and treasured as a game bird, the Greater Sage-Grouse is a charismatic symbol of the broad open spaces in western North America. Unfortunately these birds have declined across much of their range — which stretches across eleven western states and reaches into Canada — mostly due to loss of critical sagebrush habitat. Today the Greater Sage-Grouse is at the center of a complex conservation challenge. This multifaceted volume, an important foundation for developing conservation strategies and actions, provides a comprehensive synthesis of scientific in ... More

Keywords: Greater Sage-Grouse, United States, Canada, sagebrush, conservation, fire, climate change, disease, land use

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520267114
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520267114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Knick, editor

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Part One Management and Conservation Status

Part Two Ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse

Chapter Three Characteristics and Dynamics of Greater Sage-Grouse Populations

John W. Connelly, Christian A. Hagen, and Michael A. Schroeder

Part Three Ecology of Sagebrush

Chapter Ten Characteristics of Sagebrush Habitats and Limitations to Long-Term Conservation

Richard F. Miller, Steven T. Knick, David A. Pyke, Cara W. Meinke, Steven E. Hanser, Michael J. Wisdom, and Ann L. Hild

Chapter Twelve Ecological Influence and Pathways of Land Use in Sagebrush

Steven T. Knick, Steven E. Hanser, Richard F. Miller, David A. Pyke, Michael J. Wisdom, Sean P. Finn, E. Thomas Rinkes, and Charles J. Henny

Part Four Population Trends and Habitat Relationships

Chapter Fifteen Greater Sage-Grouse Population Dynamics and Probability of Persistence

Edward O. Garton, John W. Connelly, Jon S. Horne, Christian A. Hagen, Ann Moser, and Michael A. Schroeder

Chapter Seventeen Influences of Environmental and Anthropogenic Features on Greater Sage-Grouse Populations, 1997–2007

Douglas H. Johnson, Matthew J. Holloran, John W. Connelly, Steven E. Hanser, Courtney L. Amundson, and Steven T. Knick

Chapter Eighteen Factors Associated with Extirpation of Sage-Grouse

Michael J. Wisdom, Cara W. Meinke, Steven T. Knick, and Michael A. Schroeder

Part Five Conservation and Management

Chapter Twenty Energy Development and Greater Sage-Grouse

David E. Naugle, Kevin E. Doherty, Brett L. Walker, Matthew J. Holloran, and Holly E. Copeland

Chapter Twenty-One Energy Development and Conservation Tradeoffs: Systematic Planning for Greater Sage-Grouse in their Eastern Range

Kevin E. Doherty, David E. Naugle, Holly E. Copeland, Amy Pocewicz, and Joseph M. Kiesecker

Chapter Twenty-Four Conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse: A Synthesis of Current Trends and Future Management

J. W. Connelly, S. T. Knick, C. E. Braun, W. L. Baker, E. A. Beever, T. Christiansen, K. E. Doherty, E. O. Garton, S. E. Hanser, D. H. Johnson, M. Leu, R. F. Miller, D. E. Naugle, S. J. Oyler-McCance, D. A. Pyke, K. P. Reese, M. A. Schroeder, S. J. Stiver, B. L. Walker, and M. J. Wisdom