Field Notes

Invasive Species Goats

August 30, 2017

We have some new helpers in the fight against troublesome invasive species plants! GTRLC will now use goats to target spotted knapweed, oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose, Japanese barberry and many other pesky invasives on GTRLC preserves. While the goats live full-time at our Misty Acres farm, our stewardship technicians will periodically fence them in roughly 0.15-acre paddocks specifically selected for their abundance of invasive species on preserves throughout the service area. As you can see, they’re more than happy to help out!

The goats seen here are munching on autumn olive in a wooded section of Arcadia Dunes: The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve.

If you’d like to learn more about the project, or find out how you may be able to help, please contact us.

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