Learn about the complex high desert ecosystem in this video and support materials from NATURE: Sagebrush Sea. High deserts, like those found in the Southwest United States, are ecosystems that are found in areas with high altitudes and little precipitation. The dominant plant is sage, a bush that covers most of the land and provides food and habitat for the animals in the ecosystem. At first glance, the “sagebrush sea” appears empty, but the area is actually a complex ecosystem with many living things that depend on each other.
See the support materials for a Sagebrush Sea Food Web Activity.
Learn more about the NATURE: The Sagebrush Sea film.