Berkeley Lab’s annual goat herding through the hills above Centennial Drive delayed traffic briefly Friday afternoon, but drivers were treated to an impressive show as hundreds of goats raced across traffic lanes to continue chomping their way through the tinder-dry Berkeley Hills.
Officials with Point Reyes National Seashore will begin an experiment next week to reduce the invasive plant species on about 12 acres of national parkland.
San Rafael is using goats to help clean out a piece of land plagued by brush fires and homeless campers.
Four-legged gardeners will assist with weed mitigation this weekend on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks hillside in preparation for Pride Weekend, according to public works officials.
A cadre of goats will munch their way through four acres of dense brush at the Presidio Golf Course, allowing native grasses to flourish and making it easier to retrieve errant golf balls.
A beheaded goat was found dumped into a gutter in San Francisco’s Mission District on Friday. It is the second beheaded animal found in the neighborhood in the past month.
State fish and game officials believe a mountain lion is responsible for killing several sheep and goats overnight near Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County emergency officials said.
Cows that used to graze along the top of a Walnut Creek subdivision ridge have been herded elsewhere, and that has some residents expressing concern about the corresponding increased fire danger.
They are hard working animals who help spruce up landscapes all over the Bay Area. In this Good Question: How effective are goats in controlling brush and clearing lots?
The co-owner of an Orinda-based company that provides brush-clearing goats is defending the company’s practices—while also calling the October discovery of 10 dead animals “horrific.”