The Greater sage-grouse are one of Canada’s most iconic grassland species. known for its incredible courtship display. Every spring, male birds gather at their breeding grounds, called “leks”, to perform an elaborate dance, hoping to impress females watching nearby.

Once abundant across the Great Plains of North America, In Canada, the sage-grouse population has declined by approximately 80% in less than 2 decades. With estimates of approximately 200 birds in all of Canada, Grasslands National Park in Southwestern Saskatchewan, is one of a few remaining sites birds visit each year.

This documentary examines the activities the park staff as well as the Wilder Institute are engaged in to help the Sage Grouse population in Canada.

thumbnail photo credit: Wikimedia Commons | Licence details Copyright: bob wick