The Kids Are All Right: Towns Use Goats To Tackle Invasive Plants | 27Speaks

27Speaks: The Kids Are All Right: Towns Use Goats to Tackle Invasive Plants

27Speaks on Jul 27, 2023

Goats don’t actually eat tin cans, as cartoons would have you believe, but they do have voracious appetites and eat plants that other ruminants leave alone — making goats excellent at controlling unwanted plants. East Hampton Town and the Concerned Citizens of Montauk are planning to use goats in their effort to restore the coastal shrublands along the southern edge of Old Montauk Highway just west of downtown Montauk, and in Southampton Town, the highway department is already employing goats to remove overgrowth and invasive plants on medians and road ends. Southampton Town Highway Superintendent Charlie McArdle and reporter Michael Wright join the editors on the podcast this week to discuss the many benefits of using goats for ecological management.

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