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.
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