Wyoming Tribune-Eagle | April 27, 2001
During yet another spring snowstorm in Cheyenne, Dana Ferguson and her dog watch over several hundred goats feeding near a section of Crow Creek west of the city. City officials are contracting with Ewe4ic Ecological Services to see if the goats can rid the area of noxious weeds in two weeks. Since the animals are browsers and not grazers, They will eat only weeds and not grasses. Ewe4ic owner Lani Lamming said that in two weeks she expects the area to look like a golf course.
April 27, 2001
Wyoming Tribune Eagle
702 W. Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82001
I want to applaud our Cheyenne City Council members, especially environmental management director, for their open-minded and forward-thinking approach to controlling noxious weeds along Crow Creek. The use of the Cashmere goats (from Lani Lamming’s Ewe4ic Ecological Services of Alpine, Wyoming), is a wonderful example of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), at its best. This non-toxic approach to controlling a 30-year-old weed problem, protects the environment and the health of the citizens of Cheyenne.
I would like to see an expansion of IPM to manage pests and weeds throughout the County and State, and most importantly in our schools. It’s time for prudence and precaution in lieu of poisons.