Job Opportunity with Conservation Canines

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bitches love- pantaloons
Barked: Thu Aug 30, '12 10:53am PST 
Here's an interesting job opportunity I thought I'd share with you guys. Conservation Canines uses detection dogs in the field to help keep track of wild populations of animals often times by having them track and find droppings.
To find out more about Conservation Canines:

This position is for a full time seasonal (winter) position with the potential to become long term.

Canine Handler/Orienteer: University of WA

I am the Sock- Bandit!!!
Barked: Fri Aug 31, '12 5:39am PST 
Lucille and I do this. She is expert at finding denning populations. We don't get paid, though, I volunteered to collect biological data before I got Lu. I was looking for a companion to hike and collect with, and that's what led me to get her and train her. Best decision I ever made, it's not only fun but it really helps organizations monitor wildlife populations that are always underfunded so staffing is kept very low. Volunteers fill the gaps. Most of our data has gone towards studying the changes in local coyote populations, leading up to a major study recently published on NE populations.

I think it's great that some areas are paying for the service. Thanks for posting the info!big grin

Woo-woo- whineybutt
Barked: Fri Aug 31, '12 6:03pm PST 
Daww.. Sucks that my school would get in the way of it this year. This sounds really fun. Maybe next year, though.

Lucille how did you go about training / volunteering? It seems like such a fun thing to do, and I honestly wouldn't mind volunteering as Nare and I go hiking a lot and he has previous experience in the tracking field. Are you in WA as well? PM me? smile


bitches love- pantaloons
Barked: Fri Aug 31, '12 6:56pm PST 
Excellent Lucille!! way to go
Flicka ~ CGC

NO-ONE is going- to sneak up on- my Mummy
Barked: Sat Sep 1, '12 7:27am PST 
I know Mica and Mirra who used to be on here... one of their breeders(Dave Vesely) has been doing that for some years with the wildflower tracking and his dog called "Rogue". There was a big article about him as far back as 2008 doing this.I think it was for the Nature Conservancy. I still have it somewhere.

With a dogs nose .. what a great job !

Edited by author Sat Sep 1, '12 7:32am PST


Love me.
Barked: Sun Sep 2, '12 6:36pm PST 
That sounds so awesome! *daydreams*cloud 9