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Sagebrush Canopy Cover

Sagebrush canopy cover is the amount of the land surface covered by sagebrush. Sage-grouse use a wide range of sagebrush canopy cover amounts to meet their seasonal requirements. Having diversity in sagebrush canopy cover is important to provide suitable habitats year round. The photographs below are examples of how different canopy cover values look in the field.

Photo shows range with 10 percent sagebrush canopy.
10 percent sage canopy
Photo shows range with 15 percent sagebrush canopy.
15 percent sage canopy
Photo shows range with 26 percent sagebrush canopy.
26 percent sage canopy
Photo shows range with 33 percent sagebrush canopy.
33 percent sage canopy

Photos this page courtesy S.V. Cooper, MTNHP