INVASIVES -- Even though I've already written about dogs being used for a variety of useful purposes, such as for search and rescue, for hunting and even for sniffing out wolf poop for research and management, it's clear we're far from tapping all the possible uses for a dog's keen sense of smell.
Here's another way dogs are serving the public in the great outdoors:
Alberta uses mussel-sniffing dogs to keep invasive species out of its waters
Three dogs trained to help the province sniff out invasive species on watercraft already have found 11 boats harboring mussels that could have infested the region's waterways.
Conservation Canines will be making a presentation and demonstration on using dogs for these types of purposes on Thursday, Feb. 11, at Washington State University in Pullman.
The presentation will be held at noon at Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility which is the building attached to Bustad Hall at the corner of Grimes Way and Stadium Way
RSVP by Tuesday at http://goo.gl/forms/lP7KPqPaSm.