Upland Sandpipers have large breeding area requirements. They use wet and dry meadows in small valleys, such as Logan Valley, Bear Valley, and around Ukiah. They prefer medium-height grasses with high plant diversity. They can also be found in lodgepole pine and sagebrush adjacent to grasslands.
Upland Sandpipers persist in small numbers in scattered breeding areas in eastern Oregon. Lodgepole pine encroachment on meadows (possibly due to fire suppression and/or changes in water distribution) has likely reduced available habitat for this species.
Assess distribution. Investigate habitat relationships and requirements. Evaluate the relationship between land use and habitat suitability for this species.
Expand partnerships with private landowners to determine and implement appropriate conservation on suitable habitat patches. Remove encroaching lodgepole pine trees in meadows.