Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Goats are handy weedeaters in Idaho


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Boise’s Foothills open-space manager has just one word for the “before” and “after” photos of what had been invasive-weed filled sage lands before a herd of 600 goats grazed a section of the hills in July.

“It’s pretty ‘wow,’ ” Julia Grant said. “They loved the bitter brush — it must have been like their dessert. They didn’t touch the very healthy native bunch grass. Their managers kept moving them.”

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