California Community Crowdfunding Goat Vegetation Management

Nevada City, California, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for vegetation-management services to lower fire danger, reports Wired. ‘Goat Fund Me’ was created by the town’s vice-mayor, who realized that seeking grant funding to pay the $1,000 per acre to have goats clear underbrush to reduce the area’s combustible fuel load would take months. Meanwhile, the most effective time to bring in goats is in spring, and goat vegetation-management services are rapidly becoming booked for the season. One herd owner comments that the demand for vegetation-management services is tremendously high at present.