Last week, the city of Madison announced that it would be using a herd of 40 goats to help deal with invasive plants. The goats will spend the next several weeks grazing in Greenside and Acewood parks.
According to city parks planner Sarah Close, the goats have an important job to do, and there are ground rules to make sure they accomplish their goal.
Earlier today, WORT producer Jonah Chester sat down with Close to discuss why the city chose goats over traditional pesticides, what rules residents should follow around the goats, and Madison’s moves towards more environmentally friendly forms of pest control.
(Photo c/o HaakHagen Goat Grazing)