SageCon is short for Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership. It’s an organization that partners conservation groups, government agencies and special districts, and landowners/managers to see what steps can be taken to preserve the sagebrush steppe ecosystem.
Sage-grouse like sagebrush. Makes sense, right? Some dangers to sagebrush are juniper encroachment and invasive weeds. Juniper trees not only take away water that could go toward sagebrush and other forbs eaten by the sage-grouse, but the bird’s predators like to perch on high places to locate them.
SageCon had a recent meeting and this website has information available. To learn more, select “more news” at the bottom of the left hand column. To learn more about the group itself, please visit this website: https://orsolutions.org/osproject/sagecon