USFWS Releases Grasshopper Sparrow Status Assessment & Conservation Plan

Grasshopper Sparrow

The Status Assessment and Conservation Plan for the Grasshopper Sparrow was designed to review the current status of the species, provide a brief overview of recent research findings, and highlight actions needed to conserve Grasshopper Sparrow populations throughout its range.  The document also includes a prioritized list of actions and needs that we think will achieve long-term, range-wide conservation of this species, emphasizing the reduction of habitat loss and degradation throughout the historic range of Grasshopper Sparrows in North America.  Proposed actions are prioritized within the 7 sections of the Recommended Actions (Population Status; Conservation; Management; Inventory, Population Monitoring & Assessment; Research; and Education and Outreach; Southwest Subspecies).  The complete assessment/plan, recommended conservation actions, and a “quick link” to all the tables and appendices in the document are included below:

Status Assessment and Conservation Plan for the Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Recommended Conservation Actions for Grasshopper Sparrow (in Excel format, to allow partners to input data for their partnerships)

All Tables and Appendices from the Status Assessment and Conservation Plan

Janet R. Ruth (contact below) authored the conservation plan for Grasshopper Sparrows. Please contact her if you have specific questions related to the plan itself.

Janet M. Ruth, Ph.D. 
Research Ecologist 
USGS Arid Lands Field Station, UNM Biology Department, MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico 
Albuquerque, NM   87131-0001