*As a participant in the SageWest network, Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands is an effort between the Intermountain West Joint Venture and Bureau of Land Management that is supporting SageWest’s efforts by providing this web space for their content.


SageWest: A Sagebrush Communications Network

Launched in 2016, the SageWest Network is focused on advancing communications and encouraging outreach activities that support collaboration within, and effective conservation efforts happening across the sagebrush ecosystem. Members of SageWest represent a wide range of perspectives, thus present a unique opportunity to amplify existing work and strengthen relationships. SageWest endeavors to utilize its members’ strengths to elevate the broader American public’s awareness and appreciation for sagebrush country. SageWest is an apolitical communications platform that brings diverse interests and expertise together.

Becoming a Member of the SageWest Network:

Members of SageWest are those individuals/entities who are actively engaged in sagebrush country - through use and the conservation of this landscape and its resources, involved in its management, conducting research, and/or developing or interested in policies that pertain to it. 

Members must first agree to the network’s terms of use, then they are added to a listserv that uses a single email address to reach the wide variety of members with relevant information. In addition, members receive monthly contact information for all participants. Both of these are purposeful avenues to facilitate information sharing and promote partnership opportunities between the many entities that are interested in a sustainable future for this ecosystem.  

The leadership of SageWest also generate and/or facilitate the production of a variety of communication projects and tools in order to advance public awareness about sagebrush country, such as a quarterly newsletter, photo and video resources, and periodic social media campaigns.

To Join the SageWest Network Contact:

Daly Edmunds, Audubon Rockies

Hannah Nikonow, Intermountain West Joint Venture

Jennifer Strickland, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


For More Information about SageWest:

Check out  this poster presented at a Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conference, review the Network’s Charter, and read this FAQ document.

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Welcome to the SageWest Newsletter!

Distributed quarterly to members of SageWest, this online publication is focused entirely on the people, places, science, and stories in sagebrush country.

Not interested in becoming a member of SageWest but want to receive the SageWest Newsletter?

About the Newsletter

The newsletter is the result of collaborative efforts by SageWest communicators. The purpose of this resource is to bring together a sampling of the many efforts underway across this western ecosystem in an easy-to-read and share format, thus raise public awareness about the latest happenings, resources, and entities that are invested in determining its future.  

The creators of the SageWest newsletter represent diverse interests and share a goal of advancing communications around the many efforts being put forward by stakeholders who are interested in the sustainable management of the sagebrush ecosystem. It features newly created as well as curated content from partners across the range.

Learn more about this newsletter project click here.  Share story ideas or simply tell them what you think at sagewestnetwork@gmail.com.

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Highlights from our Recent Newsletter:

Reclaiming the Sage:
Sagebrush restoration with a green thumb and a pasta machine

In an effort to restore sagebrush on old mine sites in Wyoming, Nature Conservancy scientists have taken to the lab – one that looks a bit like a hybrid kitchen and plant nursery.

People of the Sage: San Stiver

How did one biologist become a cornerstone in the largest collaborative conservation effort in American history?