Crawford Prairie Colorado

The sagebrush landscape has long epitomized the American West. But this unique habitat, home to scores of plants and animals, including the Greater Sage-Grouse, is rapidly disappearing. Already heavily impacted by oil and gas development, its high plains and sweeping vistas are also an important potential source of wind energy. Audubon's Sagebrush Initiative engages industry, government and community leaders, ranchers, conservationists, and other stakeholders to protect this remarkable ecosystem - while also promoting the renewable energy development that is essential to combat global warming. Together, we are finding - and implementing - balanced solutions that enable our nation to meet its energy needs while also ensuring that wildlife and wild places can still thrive.