Goats and Weed Management
Goats are weed eating machines! They are browsers and prefer to eat broad leaf and woody plants over grasses. Herders push goats towards target species and the goats feast on the weeds. In the case of the Piper Creek site the goats enjoyed munching on Canada thistle as the main dish with a side of toadflax. Goats provide an ecologically sensitive and economically viable means of invasive plant control that benefits soil productivity and biodiversity. This method of weed control is especially useful in areas where chemical controls cannot be used due to their close proximity to water, such as at the Piper Creek location.
This year’s Goat event details:
What: Meet and greet with goats
Save the Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Details to come!
The goats and their herder will be around during the day. Visitors are encouraged to stop by to see, pet and learn about the goats.
For more information about this program please contact Parks section at 403-342-8234 or email@example.com.