Journal Record, The (Oklahoma City) | May 18, 1999
DENVER (NYT) — A herd of about 100 Cashmere goats that has been munching at the park and other weed-choked areas around the city since April is working for the city of Denver as part of a program to fight invasive weeds that have taken over native plants and wildlife habitats.
“It’s unusual to have goats graze within the city limits, right along a managed city park,” said Judy Montero, a spokeswoman for the Denver Parks and Recreation Department. “We hope the goats will reduce our use of herbicides and pesticides in the long run.”
This year, the city will spend $50,000 in grant money on this experimental weed control program. The goats will be used to help restore 25 to 35 acres within the city limits, including sites along the Platte River and around Cherry Creek. “It’s the oldest weed- control technique known to mankind,” said Lani Lamming, an owner of Land Whisperer, the Alpine, Wyo., company that is leasing the goats to the city.