Example of a no-till planter that may be used for direct seeding to restore sage grouse habitat.
Direct Seeding - Success Dependent on Many Factors
Re-establishing vegetation through direct seeding is more complicated than it first appears. Considerations include factors such as soils, nutrients, precipitation, and existing vegetation along with ensuring the seed mixture selected is appropriate for the ecological site you are restoring. Choosing to seed areas with a mix that will benefit sage grouse and a healthy range overall is also part of a large regional approach to restoration - reviewing all the components of the bird's habitat, and connectivity as well.
For best results, you should consult with your local NRCS office to obtain specific recommendations and specifications for your project.
For a thorough discussion and restoration guidelines, download this 2011 paper by David A. Pyke, published in Studies in Avian Biology (3/1/11): Restoring and Rehabilitating Sagebrush Habitats