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Goat Grazing for Fire Mitigation

Manage large acreages, navigate steep hillsides

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Goats Eat Weeds

Goats are an alternative method of Noxious Weed Control that is Environmentally friendly and Rancher friendly.

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Land Stewardship
What's the problem with pesticides?

Goats provide non-toxic noxious weed control, simultaneously reducing tinder for fires and building soil nutrients through fertilization. Pesticides don't.

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Excellent Educational Program
Goats Work

Learn proven method of Ecological Land Management and Restoration using large traveling goat herds.

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Manage FIre Fuel Load?

Reasons to Reduce Fire Fuel Load with Goats. Goats:

  • Goats minimize fire danger and sequester more carbon
  • Goats are a cost-efffective way to reduce fire fuels with a comparably small footprint
  • Targeted goat grazing significantly reduced undesired plants and increase plant species richness
  • Goats reduce fuel loads over large acreages
  • Goats reduce fire fuel ladders over large and steep, rocky, remote, or rugged landscapes inaccessible for equipment or hand crews
  • Goat grazing improves the soil by enriching microbial communities
  • Goat eat trees, brush, and weeds including poison oak, Cheatgrass biomass and cover, and invasive honeysuckle
  • Prescribed goat grazing is an ecologically and economically sustainable management tool
  • Goat grazing increases soil carbon sequestration, water infiltration and water storage, above and below ground biodiversity and resiliency to climate change

Manage noxious weeds?

Reasons to Manage Weeds with Goats. Goats:

  • Goats eliminate the use of harmful herbicides and pesticides
  • Goats reduce your fossil fuel consumption
  • Goats are bio-control agents used to control weeds
  • Goats eat noxious plants like Hemlock, Poison Oak, Pampas Grass, Blackberry Bushes, Blooming Yellow Star Thistle, and Mustard species
  • Goats slow down or prevent forest fires by eating the dry stuff before the fire season strikes
  • Goats browse year-round and are an important part of grazing land management
  • Goats do not compete with cattle for grass - they are browsers, whose diet consists of about 70% non-grassy species
  • Goat grazing makes good cattle pastures and cattle grazing makes good goat pastures
  • Goat hooves till and aerate the soil and trample in their own fertilizer
  • Goats eat 3% of their body weight/day of dry matter (dry matter is like a bale of hay, whereas lush green food is mostly water)