Some inmates at the Idaho State Correctional Center are working to keep the greater sage grouse, a bird that calls Idaho home, off the endangered species list.
A group of volunteers at the prison have been growing sage brush that will be replanted to help restore the bird’s native habitat that has been damaged by wildfires.
Stacy Moore with the Institute of Applied Ecology says simply replanting native species will really make a difference in saving the habitat.
“If you think about it a guy gets out of prison, he can actually drive to a part of the state and see the fruit of his labor,” said Warden Randy Blades. “So they have something positive to look back on.”