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About this project

An Oregon Conservation Strategy Species, greater sage grouse numbers are slowly rebounding after years of cyclical decline. A lek is an area where sage grouse gather during the breeding season to attract mates. 


The Adopt-a-Lek program trains citizen volunteers to conduct lek attendance surveys in remote areas of SE Oregon.  Now in its 12th year, 50 trained volunteers are expected to monitor more than 80 leks in 2017. The information collected by Adopt-a-Lek volunteers is entered into Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s long-term sage grouse database and are used to determine population trends and estimates that are needed for the on-going monitoring and conservation of the species.

OWF Sage Grouse conservation project

The Foundation has supported this critically important program since 2007. Please join us and help conserve Oregon’s greater sage grouse by making your tax-deductible gift to the Adopt-a-Lek fund online.

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