With a background in cattle ranching, she’s a natural for the job. Her family’s ranch was on Twin Creek south of Lander, Wyoming.
Lani left the ranch in 1986 during economic hard times and a cattle market low and moved to Colorado to manage ranches. She worked in the oilfield for a short time, then returned to finish college, earning the following degrees:
- Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental Restoration from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado
- Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Botany from MSC
- Master of Science degree in Weed Science from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado
Lani became interested in goats as a graduate student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. While completing her master’s degree she studied the use of goats for environmentally friendly, chemical-free land restoration.
In 1997 she bought her first goats and has been grazing them for non-toxic land care. The rest is history.
What We Do
Lani Malmberg, with her herder dog Zippy, has a herd of over 1,200 goats that she takes upon request to places in need of weed management, brush control, re-seeding and restoration, erosion mitigation, or flood control. The goats provide a natural and more effective alternative to chemical pesticides.
Contracts are with federal, state, county, and city governments, homeowners associations, and private landowners for noxious weed control, fire fuel load abatement, re-seeding, watershed management, and land restoration.