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We use what nature provides to get rid of what nature provides too much of.
Goats have been used to control undesirable vegetation throughout
history. They’ve eaten grass, and cleared brush on slopes, woodlots and
hedge rows long before brush cutters or herbicides were invented.
In 2007 the National Park Service decided to try using our goats to remove plants that were damaging a Civil War Gun Battery at Fort Wadsworth in NYC and they have continued to used them in various locations in the Gateway National Park System ever since.
Over the last 9 years numerous National Parks, New York City Parks, The NYS DEC, Cemeteries,Colleges, State and Local parks in five states have used our goats to remove Poison Ivy, Phragmites, Japanese Knotweed, Porcelain Berry, Kudzu, Autumn Olive, Bittersweet, Ailanthus and just and about every other unwanted plant or invasive weed.
Our goats are used at sites that, for one reason or another, do not lend themselves to economical safe permanent removal of unwanted vegetation where herbicides and soil compacting equipment are not an option. Even better, parks have estimated that using goats saves more than 50% to 75% when compared to cost of conventional methods.
An additional bonus is public interest. Parks have had a measured 20%+ bumps in attendance due to
people enjoying seeing the goats at work.
We have had some fortunate and positive media coverage of our projects. Some of it, as well as photos of our goats and projects are included on our website.
Let our “Weapons of grass destruction”, as the NY Daily News called them, work for you. Its good for the goats, good for the environment and good for park's budgets.
For more information please contact us here in Rhinebeck, New York and like us on Facebook
Annlilita and Larry Cihanek
845 876 4438 or firstname.lastname@example.org