Less than half of the original sagebrush grassland ecosystems supporting sage grouse are left today. While some lands are permanently converted to farms and urban areas, there are many landscapes where range condition and habitat quality have been reduced or no longer meet the complex needs of this species for all phases of its life cycle.
To return these lands to healthy sage grouse habitat, managers may apply passive restoration (changing management on existing landscapes), active restoration (direct seeding, planting, etc.), and commonly a combination of both.
For an excellent 2011 publication by David A. Pyke with guidelines for restoration see: Restoring and Rehabilitating Sagebrush Habitats