It is key habitat for threatened species such as the greater sage-grouse and the pygmy rabbit.
Sagebrush steppe is a threatened ecosystem in the American West, due to fragmentation, cattle grazing, invasive species (such as cheatgrass, brought in by cattle grazing), erosion, mining, and development.
Sagebrush can grow to be over 100 years old.
Old-growth sagebrush at Thacker Pass provides critical habitat for a wide range of animals who live in the area, including greater sage-grouse, pronghorn antelope, burrowing owls, rabbits, and more.
The Thacker Pass lithium mine will destroy this sagebrush steppe.
One more reason to resist.