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For more than a decade, Jonathon D. Colman has designed, developed, and promoted web sites for large companies and nonprofits, including The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, IBM Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). A runner, biker, treehugger, and EcoGeek, Jonathon lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife, the glass artist Marja S. Huhta. Would you like to know more? You can follow Jonathon's updates on Twitter or you can visit Jonathon's LinkedIn profile.

The Nature Conservancy: Can Dogs Help Find and Save Endangered Species?

Rogue, a four-year-old belgian sheepdog, helps The Nature Conservancy find endangered plants in Oregon. Photo ยฉ Jen Newlin Bell/TNC.

Rogue prefers his steak medium-well. But when it comes to sniffing out a rare plant, this dog performs work that’s very well done, indeed.

The 4-year-old Belgian sheepdog is part of a Nature Conservancy collaborative project to test the efficacy of using dogs to sniff out the threatened Kincaid’s lupine. The plant is host to the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly, found only in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Watch a video of Rogue in action!

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The Nature Conservancy: 320,000 Acres of Forest Protected in Landmark Deal

Few places on Earth are as untouched as the "Crown of the Continent" — a 10-million-acre expanse of mountains, valleys and prairies in Montana and Canada. The area has sustained all the same species — including grizzlies, lynx, moose and bull trout — for at least 200 years.

Now — in one of the most significant conservation sales in history — The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land have preserved 320,000 acres of forestlands in western Montana that provide valuable habitat for species in the Crown of the Continent.

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