Goat Grazing: Preventing fires one bite at a time

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — One way to keep the fire risk down on your property is by releasing goats.

Nine months out of the year, goats from We Rent Goats in Boise, are fighting fires one bite at a time. Their job description is to eliminate fire risk on properties.

Full story: https://idahonews.com/news/local/goat-grazing-preventing-fires-one-bite-at-a-time


The backstory of how goats stormed an Idaho neighborhood

The owners of We Rent Goats explain how a pack of goats ended up loose on the streets of a Boise, Idaho neighborhood. See articles and video in the following links!

Fox & Friends: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5818229213001/?#sp=show-clips

USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/03/goats-roam-neighborhood-boise-idaho/897591002/

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/08/03/dozens-of-professional-goats-briefly-took-over-a-neighborhood-in-boise/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a2badaac1af3

NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/more-100-goats-descended-neighborhood-boise-n897356

New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/us/goats-boise-idaho.html

Time: http://time.com/5357407/we-rent-goats/


Animal Views – Featured in the Washington Post

Photo Gallery: http://www.washingtonpost.com/conversations/animal-views/2011/07/22/gIQAqk3QTI_gallery.html#photo=1

 


Boise uses goats to battle stubborn invasive weeds

BY KATY MOELLER – Copyright: © 2011 Idaho Statesman

Tim Linquist of Wilder-based CT Biological Weed & Brush Control has several hundred employees — all goats — and they have just one job: eating.

Full Story: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/07/21/1733614/boise-uses-goats-to-battle-


Goats-for-Hire whack pervasive foothills weed

Reported by Emily Schwing on July 21st, 2011 in Boise State Public Radio.

This week, trail users in Northwest Boise might be surprised to see hundreds of goats grazing amongst the sagebrush.  As Boise State Public Radio’s Emily Schwing reports Idaho’s capitol city has rented the animals to manage a pesky weed.

Full Story: http://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/2011/07/21/goats-for-hire-whack-pervasive-foothills-weed/


600 weed-eating goats take over the Boise Foothills

by Ty Brennan – Follow: @tybrennanktvb
KTVB.COM
Posted on July 20, 2011 at 2:32 PM
BOISE — Goats are now roaming and grazing in part of the Boise Foothills. Six-hundred goats have temporarily taken up residence in the Polecat Gulch Reserve in northwest Boise, just north of Collister Road.

Full Story: http://www.ktvb.com/news/600-goats-take-over-the-foothills–125911908.html