A woman with a braid in her hair looking through binoculars at a scrubby landscape

Hutton Lake hosts open water wetlands, shallowly flooded wet meadows, alkali - greasewood flats, shortgrass prairie and sagebrush sagebrush
The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. The sagebrush landscape provides many benefits to our rural economies and communities, and it serves as crucial habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including the iconic greater sage-grouse and over 350 other species.

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uplands. A variety of bird species can be seen here during migration, waterfowl and water birds especially. Some birds stay to nest, utilizing the uplands for their nesting areas or nesting overwater, depending on the species. See the maps and resources section above for a more detailed description of the habitat types and animals that might be found in them.