Trailblazing goats return to Rio Grande trail duty
September 1, 2017
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A crew of 220 goats has returned to the Roaring Fork Valley to help chomp down pesky weeds on the Rio Grande Trail the old-fashioned way — without herbicides and other chemicals.
The goats have been munching on a 4-mile section of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority right of way south of Glenwood Springs. After they finish there, the goats will be moved to another 4-mile section near Carbondale, working for about 34 days total.
This is the second year the Colorado-based Green Goat LLC has been contracted by RFTA for a weed management alternative that...