Sagebrush Steppe Uplands HabitatLeks, or communal display grounds typically found in open areas within the sagebrush steppe habitat, provide a vital setting for the male greater sage-grouse's annual mating ritual. Once leks are established, they are used for many years if suitable habitat for nesting, brood rearing and breeding remain available. Limited disturbance is another important factor. There are no leks for public viewing at Arapaho NWR.
Page Photo Credits Three male sage grouse displaying in the upland sagebrush steppe habitat. Photo Courtesy of Bob Timberman
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2013