Southern Alberta’s weed grazing goats are back at it again. Through a pilot project, they’re helping the Blood Tribe with their fight against the leafy spurge — an invasive weed threatening the diverse plant species on the reserve.
“We have such a vast amount of land here and landscape. We decided we wanted to develop a program for best management practices for the invasive plants here on the reserve and we’ve been dealing with them for almost the past eight, 10 years,” said Jarett Panther Bone, an invasive plant technician for the Blood Tribe Lands Management team.
Panther Bone says the goats are a much safer option than becoming reliant on harmful chemicals when protecting the landscape on their ancestral land.
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