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Using Goats in Wildfire Prevention

Using Goats in Wildfire Prevention
28 Aug 2018, 2:16 pm

The U.S. Forest Service is getting creative when it comes to wildfire mitigation. You might even say they came up with the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) idea!



The Cleveland National Forest in southern California has taken on goats to manage potential fire risk. 1,200 hungry goats were brought in to eat away at hundreds of pounds of dried vegetation!

Dry grass and brush are key to generating wildfires. With exposure to open flames, dry vegetation catches fire more easily than healthy, water rich vegetation.

The Cleveland National Forest is where the Holy Fire sparked up in early August, destroying at least 18 homes, and causing evacuations in the area. After having almost full containment on the burn, the fire reignited briefly on Tuesday, Aug 27, flaring up an additional 150 acres of wildfire. Local officials are working to contain the flames.

Using Goats in Wildfire Prevention

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