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Sagebrush Ecosystem Curriculum

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The section below contains links to resources related to the Sagebrush Ecosystem Curriculum project. We will update this area with additional resources as they become available. For questions regarding our Sagebrush Ecosystem Curriculum, please e-mail Anna Harris.

A formal educational program is being developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in collaboration with Engaging Every Student and other partners to help teachers to get students to think critically about the sagebrush ecosystem, and ways to protect it and the diverse species that live there.

With resources including lesson plans aligned to standards for grades 4-8, Sagebrush Ecosystem trunks developed by Audubon Rockies, short videos produced by RangeWide Productions and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, an educational poster, and expert partners available for classroom visits and/or field work, we seek to connect with the next generation of land stewards. The program has the potential to touch the hearts and minds of tens of thousands of students over the next decade.

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Sagebrush Ecosystem Curriculum

Recorded Webinar: A recorded webinar walks through the 10 lessons and additional resources for grades 4-8, watch them here:

Introductions through Lesson 5:

Lesson 6 through Lesson 10 with Questions and Answers:

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For free Sagebrush Ecosystem “Web of Life” Poster: Please email  with your requested quantity and mailing address.   Click Here to view.

Click here for a high resolution PDF suitable for printing

You can download an 8.5 x 11 inch letter-size version suitable for printing here

You can download an 8.5 x 11 inch version of "The Sagebrush Steppe" poster, which depicts a seek and find of the flora and fauna found within the ecosystem on one side and trivia on the back, by clicking here.  This poster and associated lesson plan (available here) were created by Audubon Rockies.  Though stock is limited, 18 x 24 inch posters are available by sending an email request to Jacelyn Downey at with the quantity and mailing address.

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The Sagebrush Ecosystem Trunk contains all the materials an educator needs to introduce this ecosystem. This FREE resource is available to all educators in the intermoutain west regions that encompass the sagebrush ecosystems. Order a trunk here: Sagebrush Trunk

HELP NEEDED: As demand is currently greater than availability, we are hoping that organizations and agencies would be willing to contribute towards building additional trunks so that more classrooms and communities across the 11-state sagebrush ecosystem range can have access to these wonderful resources. · For more info about how you or your organization can help or to request use of a sagebrush ecosystem trunk, please email Alison Holloran at

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Greater Sage-Grouse.  Credit: USFWS.

Why care about sagebrush?

Sagebrush country may look empty, but it's home to important wildlife and other natural resources. Learn more.

Greater Sage-Grouse distribution map. Credit: USFWS.


Learn more about the new Sagebrush Ecosystem Curriculum project.

Greater Sage-Grouse in field. Credit: USFWS.

Conservation Partners

Sage-grouse conservation happens on the ground. Learn more about what our partners are doing here.