U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Three pronghorn antelope silhouetted in a golden sunrise at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife in the Sagebrush Ecosystem

Information icon Pronghorns at sunrise on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Tom Koerner, USFWS.

Ranging from one of the smallest rabbit species in the country to some of the country’s largest big game species, America’s sagebrush country is home to over 350 species of wildlife and supports vibrant outdoor recreation-based economies in many states.

The greater sage-grouse and 350 species of sagebrush-dependent wildlife need a healthy, interconnected sagebrush ecosystem for survival. Many of these species are managed by our state partners, and the lands they rely on cross federal, state, and private boundaries.

We are committed to working with our partners to facilitate voluntary efforts that contribute to precluding the need to list species tomorrow by conserving them today.

Learn more about some of the wildlife found in sagebrush country.