Sagebrush in Prisons Project

*UPDATE November 2017* The Sagebrush in Prisons project is in crisis and we need your support to keep it going! Click the photo at right to learn more.

Sagebrush in Prisons Project is part of the Sustainability in Prisons Project. It is an environmental partnership between the Institute for Applied Ecology, Department of Corrections, and the Bureau of Land Management to provide unique and meaningful ecological activities to incarcerated men and women with the goal of restoring native habitat for the greater sage-grouse in the great basin region through a six state plant production and ecological education initiative.

For 2016, we coordinated with seven states in the great basin region to grow over 390,000 sagebrush and other sage steppe plants important to the region.

For 2017, we are coordinating with eight western states to grow over 390,000 sagebrush and other sage steppe plants important to the region.

Click here to view news coverage on the Sagebrush Project around the western Great Basin states.

Fig. 1 (below)- Current distribution of Greater Sage-Grouse with locations of state and federal correctional facilities. Greater Sage-Grouse distribution data from USGS.

View each state's involvement by clicking on the state-labeled circles below.

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Sustainability in Prisons Project

IAE is a leading partner of the Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP), working to bring science and nature education opportunities into prisons.  We work closely with Department of Corrections, Bureau of Land Management, and other partners to provide unique and meaningful activities to incarcerated men and women with the goal of helping our natural environment.

Oregon Sustainability in Prisons Projects

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

Oregon State Correctional Facility

Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility