Watch: Biologists take to the sky to look for sage-grouse leks

To find greater sage-grouse leks, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists take to the air. Credit: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via YouTube

Sage-grouse don’t stick to the ground and neither do researchers. To find greater sage-grouse leks, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists take to the air by helicopter in search of the areas where they gather for courtship displays. Oregon’s open spaces are so vast, researchers say, ground surveys alone aren’t enough.

Watch the video from the ODFW below.