California Town Launches 'Goat Fund Me' for Fire Prevention
Officials from Nevada City are crowdfunding the rental of a grazing goat herd to eat flammable plants on city-owned landRead full story
Goats utilized for urban planning is yet another example of progress being more akin to “return to roots”. Sometimes moving forward means taking stock of what’s worked in the past.
Goat herding is sustainable, low emission, creates jobs that don’t require expensive education... it’s a low tech win.
A town having to crowd-source the ability to get fire prevention, on the other hand, seems a bit confusing. What’s with the American trend of crowd sourcing basic needs? Medical bills, fire prevention bills... what’s next?
Smoky the bear was right. Only ewes can prevent forest fighters. Of course I'm kid-ding. Ewes are sheep...
A similar method was employed locally for me in Jersey City wherein goats helped clear out weeds that grow on cemetery grounds. Nothing like a win-win that involves animals.
Not a baaaaad idea, I think.
Go goats! A herd of 200 goats can consume about an acre a day, with clean-up crews following along behind to complete the process.
This is extremely creative. It also addresses a very real source of the wildfire epidemic that has choked the region. It mentions California has implemented use of goats as well.
It has been noted by some that these wildfires are partially an unintended byproduct of environmental protection policies, leaving additional brush to help fuel these blazes. Bringing in goats is a wise, low-tech step to help curb the problem. While in partnership with a 21st century innovation of crowdfunding. Very creative, indeed.
Edmonton Alberta, Canada does this in some of its City parks. Great way to utilize natural resources.
Not necessarily a bad idea, but it's an incredibly roundabout and expensive way of getting rid of those particular plants.
It's a no brainier. Unfortunately I see it taken to court by fringe environmentalists that will argue it harms the environment in some way or another. Probably by putting in danger a plant or a snail that eats only those plants
This is the best idea I've ever heard of!
Mmm goat 🐐 curry.
That could work. Or at least help.
Where I live the goat ranchers pay to lease land to graze. This seems a little backward.
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