Goat Grazing Project

Goat Gazing

Elk Grove’s Public Works Crew is getting larger and a little hairier this summer.

Heavy winter rains caused the weeds to grow like crazy, but the City’s new maintenance crew—1,000 goats—are ready to eat away this wildfire risk. Beginning in July, the herd will clear about two to four acres per day addressed in the following sequence:

Temporary fencing will be installed two days prior to their arrival.
Work is expected to be completed by late October.

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