February 2, 2023

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Goat army joins Castle Rock fire mitigation efforts

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (KDVR) – The Town of Castle Rock is using a herd of goats to conduct fire mitigation in some of its open space areas.

Hundreds of hungry goats cannot wait to get their fill.

“The Town of Castle Rock is doing wildfire mitigation and noxious weed control using a natural alternative,” Castle Rock’s Natural Resource Specialist Barbara Spagnuolo said.

Seven hundred grazing goats have been pigging out at the Woodlands Bowl open space owned by Castle Rock, and they’re consuming everything including grass, weeds and trees.

“They are the only grazing animals that will stand on their hind legs and graze so we call that the browse line,” the owner of Goat…

Dan Daru

2022-08-05 13:41:36

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