After a successful pilot program, Zone 7 decided to implement the use of goats to supplement our flood and fire preparedness efforts.
The goats eat overgrown vegetation (think grass, weeds, bushes and even trees!) that gets dry in summer months. This dry brush is at risk for fire when it is hot and dry. During the rainy season, it gets loose and blocks the flow of water in flood channels, preventing them from adequately conducting water away from our homes and businesses as quickly as possible.
These helpful goats get the job done quickly and save intensive personnel hours, cutting and removing all that overgrown vegetation. They are a great addition to our preparedness efforts. (Plus, they are darn cute). Welcome to the team!