(1) Elsewhere, disappearing rabbits can signal declining health of grassland and sagebrush ecosystems.(2) American Kestrels are found in a wide variety of open habitats, among them agricultural areas, grasslands, sagebrush , shrub-steppe, steppe, and dry forest zones.(3) He strolled from the hotel across a vacant field of cactus and sagebrush , shooting snakes and beer cans as he made his way.(4) Although there is some overlap, dialect regions are generally separated by tracts of mostly unused sagebrush or forested areas.(5) Across much of its range, the Gray Flycatcher prefers sagebrush and juniper.(6) Left to itself, it would be sagebrush and cactus, but American capital and hydro-engineering wizardry have made it greener than wet Seattle.(7) Environmental groups have long cited livestock grazing and related development, such as roads, fences, and waterways, as major contributors to the degradation of sagebrush ecosystems.(8) Botanical species in this ancient ecosystem included sagebrush , bluegrass, sedges, and herbs.(9) We're parked atop a vertigo-inducing earthen dam in the San Juan Basin, in northwestern New Mexico's arid sandstone and sagebrush country.(10) Cheatgrass, sagebrush , manzanita, and ponderosa pine are all part of the volatile ground fuels mix that surrounds the fast-growing city.(11) Sideoats grama, buffalo grass, sagebrush , yucca and prickly pear cactus are also common on the canyon floor and walls.(12) Loss of sagebrush in the Great Basin to agriculture and grazing has reduced the sage grouse population from several million to 160,000.(13) The greater sage-grouse is all about the sagebrush , an aromatic, woody shrub with silvery leaves.(14) Blacktail Deer Creek is a third-order montane stream with a narrow, well-defined riparian area bounded by sagebrush and open forest uplands.(15) They also typically wore animal-skin moccasins sometimes ankle high or woven yucca or sagebrush bark sandals on their feet.(16) A sagebrush steppe ecosystem occupying much of southern Idaho, Craters sits on the northern edge of the Snake River Plain, which tips upward as it merges with the Pioneer Mountains.