February 5, 2023

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Goats help with wildfire mitigation efforts by doing what they do best

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After wildfires have devastated several Colorado communities in recent years, some cities are focused on preventing the next big one. Among them is Castle Pines, which is using goats in its ongoing wildfire mitigation efforts.  



Deep into the open space between Castle Pines neighborhoods, many homeowners find a peculiar sight out their window every day.  You might call it a frenzied feast or four-legged free for all, but for Harmony Davis, Russ McKenna, and their 67 goats, it’s simply another day’s work.  

“We operate on goat time,” McKenna said. “Once they’ve eaten anywhere from 85% to 100% of the target vegetation, that’s when we’ll move them to a new fence set.”…

Conor McCue

2022-08-07 16:55:00

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