We use what nature provides to get rid of what nature provides too much of.
Goats have been used to control undesirable vegetation through out
history. They’ve eaten grass, cleared brush on slopes, woodlots and
hedge rows long before brush cutters or herbicides were invented.
In 2007 the National Park Service decided try using our goats to remove
plants damaging a Civil War Gun Battery at Fort Wadsworth in NYC and
they continue to used them in various locations in the park in 2013.
Other National Parks, New York City, and State and Local parks in three
states have used our goats to remove Poison Ivy, Phragmites, Japanese Knotweed, Porcelain Berry vines,
thorn bush. bittersweet ailanthus just and about every unwanted or invasive weed.
They are used in places that for one reason or another do not lend themselves to economical or safe
removal of unwanted vegetation and herbicides are not an option. Our “Weapons of grass destruction”, as
the NY Daily News called them, have devoured problem plants at Fort Wadsworth, The Vanderbilt Manson, Roosevelt’s Top Cottage, Freshkills Park, Marist College and Wilderstein Historic Site in New York, Sandy
Hook National Park & Rutherford's Lincoln Woods in New Jersey and Easton Pennsylvania's Hugh Moore Park.
Parks have estimated that using goats saves 50% to 75% compared to conventional gas powered methods
and sometimes they make a vegetation clearing or control project feasible for the first time. An additional
bonus to the parks is public interest. Two parks have had a measured 20% bump in attendance due to
people who want to see the goats at work.
We have had some fortunate and positive media coverage of our projects. Some of it, as well as photos are
included on this website.
For more information please contact us here in Rhinebeck, New York:
Annlilita and Larry Cihanek
845 876 4438 or firstname.lastname@example.org