Goats Help Clear Brush Along West Sacramento’s Barge Canal

West Sacramento Barge Canal goats

300 goats are chomping down vegetation at the Barge Canal as part of fire prevention and open space cleanup. Recent rain followed by sunny weather has rapidly increased fire fuel levels in several West Sacramento locations.

West Sacramento Fire Marshal Bryan Jonson and Parks and Grounds Superintendent Sam Cooney conducted several media interviews along the Barge Canal recreation trail, explaining that the goats are able to clear weeds and grass in hard to access areas.

West Sacramento Parks and Grounds Superintendent Sam Cooney

Goats cleared five acres last week near the Broderick Boat Ramp on the Sacramento River. The animals are currently working through six acres at the Barge Canal, before heading to the Sycamore Trail next week.

West Sacramento Barge Canal Goats

The goats are based in Red Bluff at Blue Tent Farms, and are in high demand during the springtime.

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