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Goats will help clear up buckthorn on property owned by Flint Hills Resources.

Goats help clean up habitat

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After all that modern science has provided, sometimes Mother Nature still wins out. Last week more than 120 goats were released on Flint Hills Resources property along the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Turns out, grazing goats provide a cheap and efficient way to reduce overgrowth and control invasive species.


The goats, which belong to the Goat Peak Ranch, are part of a new approach for maintaining and restoring natural habitat along the Mississippi River.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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