sage grouse

noun

Definition of sage grouse

: either of two large grouses (Centrocercus urophasianus and C. minimus) of the dry sagebrush plains of western North America that have mottled gray and buff plumage above with a contrasting black belly

Examples of sage grouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Department of Agriculture has similarly secured easements on hundreds of thousands of acres of private land in the West for sage grouse and other species. Christine Peterson, Outdoor Life, 18 Feb. 2021 In early spring, look for lesser sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans and sage grouse. oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2021 The Department of Agriculture has similarly secured easements on hundreds of thousands of acres of private land in the West for sage grouse and other species. Christine Peterson, Outdoor Life, 18 Feb. 2021 But the department said in a statement Tuesday the decline of sage grouse documented by USGS reflects the overall loss of sagebrush habitat over decades from a variety of forces ranging from wildfires to energy development. The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Apr. 2021 Experts say the blazes have mainly been driven by cheatgrass, an invasive species that relies on fire to spread to new areas while killing native plants, including sagebrush on which sage grouse depend. oregonlive, 28 Nov. 2020 Prices are based on how much conservation ranchers provide back home, through methods such as implementing rotational grazing, protecting prairie-dog towns, or securing sage grouse leks. Brian Yablonski, National Review, 15 Mar. 2021 The Department of Agriculture has similarly secured easements on hundreds of thousands of acres of private land in the West for sage grouse and other species. Popular Science, 22 Feb. 2021 Experts say the blazes have mainly been driven by cheatgrass, an invasive species that relies on fire to spread to new areas while killing native plants, including sagebrush on which sage grouse depend. oregonlive, 28 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of sage grouse

1876, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jun 2021

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“Sage grouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sage%20grouse. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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