Sagebrush- Symbol of the West, Firth, Idaho
N 43° 18.325 W 112° 16.193
12T E 397007 N 4795514
Quick Description: This sign is located in the "Hells Half Acre" rest area on Interstate 15 not far from Firth or Blackfoot, Idaho.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2010 8:21:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMA0E0
The text on the sign reads:
"Sagebrush- Symbol of the West
Of all the habitats in the West, the sagebrush high desert has fared the worst! The shrub-steppe is home to over 200 kinds of birds and 30 kinds of mammals. Big sagebrush is a highly nutritious and digestible food source containing four times the protein of other range vegetation in the winter for big game animals such as mule deer, elk and antelope. Sagebrush also provides cover for mule deer and pronghorn fawns, elk calves, nesting birds, grouse broods, and pygmy rabbits. Over 90% of the "sagebrush sea" that once covered much of the American West has been converted to cropland, grassland or urban development. Several wildlife species use sagebrush for critical food, nest, rest, escape. Some species such as sage grouse are wholly dependent on sagebrush habitat for survival."
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