Chattanooga’s got ’em, Knoxville is next

Kudzu has been rambling across the U.S. South for almost 100 years now, and the greatest minds in environmental science have found only one convenient management scheme: Deploy the goats!

Knoxville, Tenn., is spending $10,000 in grant money to hire a herder to drive goats across kudzu-infested public lands in a program similar to one used in Chattanooga during recent years. The extra value that goats bring is that they not only eat top growth, they also tend to uproot the invasive plants during the grazing process. Read more here.

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