Goats come to the rescue again in setting back invasive plant species

ctn5me | January 11, 2011 | Portland North Land Collaborative (Maine) uses goats to address the problem of invasive plant species.
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Grazing goats assist ecologists restore bog habitat

DiscoveryNetworks | July 14, 2010  | Rare bog turtles are getting help from some unlikely environmentalists: sheep and goats that snack on woody and invasive plants. Jorge Ribas visits the turtles’ wetland home.
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One of the bigger biocontrol critters: Goats

TheDailyCamera | July 28, 2010 | Lou Colby talks about her herd of about 300 goats feeding at Boulder Reservoir in order to help control noxious weeds.

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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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