GovNews: Sequim, WA Goat Vegetation Management Pilot Project

ARTICLE | Mar 13, 2018
City of Sequim, WA

The City of Sequim tested their pilot project of the use of goats to manage vegetation on City property, on Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, March 1, weather permitting. The pilot project took place on property adjacent to the City Shop, on Second Avenue just south of Hemlock Street. The public was welcome to view the operation from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, but was advised to be prepared for muddy conditions and to dress appropriately for winter weather. 

The City will use two goats, nicknamed the “Vege-lantes,” to pilot the program and to learn how much vegetation can be consumed in a confined area within a designated time period. This information will be used to potentially develop a long-term program utilizing goats to help manage the vegetation around City storm water basins. The basins have steep slopes and are difficult for staff to navigate. 

See more information on the City of Sequim website here.  

Learn more about their program at #TLG2018.

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