Letting goats loose in California

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Fire season is stressful for many Californians. With the frequency of western flames greatly increasing, it’s crucial to look for ways to reduce this natural disaster from occurring on a large scale.

To help, SSC turned to goats – that’s right, goats! – at The Athenian School in California to clean up their Danville campus, because “fires need fuel – but so do goats.” It’s that simple. Goats are very agile, efficient and hungry, which is why officials are choosing them as lawnmowers. They are a go-to resource for reducing stress and fire risk.

“Livestock managers need a place to graze, and the park district needs fuel management,” ecologist Kristen Van Dam explains.

Read more about how SSC uses goats to help prevent fires in California in Diablo Magazine.

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