What do goats have to do with water quality?Invasive species can take nutrients and sunshine from seedling trees.
Replacements for mature trees are needed to help retain topsoil and slow sediment from the heavy rains that can muddy the waters of the Beaver Run Reservoir.
The more mature trees, the cleaner the water.
Using the goats is better long term than herbicides since the runoff can appear in rivers. Goat droppings are enriching the soil instead of gaining nutrition for themselves. It’s a win-win situation, and the effect will be studied over time..