Newsweek | April 12, 1999
First published Newsweek
IF THERE’s ONE THING that’s out of place in city parks, it’s raw nature. Last week a coyote spotted in New York’s Central Park was promptly tranquilized and removed to the Bronx Zoo. Days later, beaver traps were set near Washington, D.C.’s, Tidal Basin after a cherry tree was gnawed down. In Denver, meanwhile, park officials are fighting nature with nature: 100 goats, penned in and tended by two herders, have been brought in to combat unwelcome vegetation like cheatgrass and bindweed.