Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon)

The Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon) is working together to pull together an “all lands, all threats” approach to sage grouse conservation to both address USFWS’s sage grouse listing decision in 2015 and support community sustainability in central and eastern Oregon into the future.  By addressing identified threats to sage brush habitat the SageCon Partnership will ensure species protection for sage grouse and also work  with traditional ranching and farming communities as well as emerging industries such as  mining and renewable energy.

With the USFWS review of the listing status for sage grouse eminent, there is an immediate need to broaden the discussion to include a wider range of development activities as well as other natural and anthropogenic threats across the landscape and develop a coordinated picture of ongoing and projected efforts, both regulatory and voluntary, to address and support sage grouse conservation. To accomplish this, the new SageCon Partnership would:

  • Provide a forum for coordination of federal, state, local and private efforts to conserve sage grouse in Oregon;
  • Inventory existing strategies/approaches and, where appropriate, identify additional strategies/approaches to address the full range of threats to sage grouse viability and recovery in Eastern Oregon; and  
  • Coordinate with USFWS requirements and schedule for the sage grouse ESA listing decision in order to provide timely and relevant input to the USFWS on Oregon’s sage grouse and sagebrush habitat conservation strategies/approaches.

The goal of the SageCon Partnership will be to present USFWS with a unified all-lands approach to sage grouse conservation in Oregon.  The process is intended to be a series of focused but coordinated discussions to address sage grouse conservation in the face of multiple threats and within multiple jurisdictions (federal, state and local) in Oregon.

Mailing Address
Oregon Solutions
Portland State University
Post Office Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Contact Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon)

Lauren Beeney
Program Manager
College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University
506 SW Mill Street, Suite 720
Portland, Oregon  97201
Phone: 503-725-9092


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Baker County, Oregon
  • Crook County, Oregon
  • Deschutes County, Oregon
  • Grant County, Oregon
  • Harney County, Oregon
  • Lake County, Oregon
  • Malheur County, Oregon
  • Union County, Oregon

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