Goats are back at Knollwood Conservation Park this weekend, and will be there for the next 1-2 weeks. Head over to see them at work!
Here’s the scoop: This fall the City of Madison Parks Division will conduct prescribed grazing trials to manage invasive species and promote the establishment of native vegetation. This prescribed grazing will include the use of goats, confined to specific targeted areas, to manage and suppress invasive vegetation. Grazing is an important management tool for natural areas, and a key component of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan. Advantages to grazing include reducing the need for chemical control methods, minimizing erosion risks, and improved access to difficult terrain.
Head to the City’s website for more info: https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/projects/2021-prescribed-grazing