‘Environmentally friendly and sustainable’: Calgary to use grazing goats to control weeds in two city parks

The City of Calgary is starting a pilot project to control weeds by letting a herd of goats loose in two city parks. A professional shepherd and highly trained herding dogs will keep the animals in line. The dogs will live on site 24 hours a day for the duration of the project.

“We know that grazing has the potential to offer several benefits for managing landscapes in Calgary,” says Chris Manderson, urban conservation lead for Calgary Parks. “Targeted grazing for weeds is...

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