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#1 GentleLake

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:18 AM

Another interesting use for border collies. B)

 

www.ibtimes.co.uk/chile-three-border-collies-are-planting-seeds-bringing-life-back-forests-destroyed-by-fire-1628737

 

Some of the captions refer to them as "trained." I do have to wonder just what that means in this context. I guess as long as a dog wants to run and has a good recall, just about any dog large enough to tote the backpack would do. Still, I'm glad to see it's border collies.


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#2 gcv-border

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 12:09 PM

I loved this approach to reseeding. I am ready to hike the Western forests that were burned this past year.

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#3 Sue R

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 09:46 AM

Neat!
Sue Rayburn - Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult, but not the brightest firefly in the jar.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:57 AM

Jovi, I'm going to send this to a fire ecologist here, see if I can take Gibbs for a run with a backpack full of seeds. Will let you know how it works out. It would be so very, very cool to do that here.

 

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:03 PM

Ruth,
Color me jealous.

Let us know how it works out.

Jovi

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#6 Tamberav

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:49 PM

Really cool :) 




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