Goats are a great way to Capture Carbon and Mitigate Fuel in the Urban Wildland Interface. The average goat sequesters 4kgs of vegetation per day through eating and its kinetic effect on the ground. That's a metric ton of forest fuels mitigated each day with a typical commercial herd of 250. Goats remove vegetation in the 0-6' zone, degrade dry fuels on the forest floor, eliminate deer tick habitat and regulate invasive weeds.
Developing a commerecial goat browsing operation in your community is a cost effective Disaster Risk Reduction method that integrates environmental protection and sustainable development conepts into Regional Community Wildfire Protection Plans.
Promoting goat browsing in your community can help drive organic vegetable production and food security. The goats supply a rich mulch that Firesmart goat keepers can use to grow vegetables in their garden (if the goats don't eat them first! hahaha).
The most effective emergency management is proactive, and the return on investment, while depending on hazard type and location would generate a savings of $6 for every $1 invested in prevention.
Browsing goats in coastal areas can also be an effective way to mitigate flood risk, especially where invasive Phragmites and Spartina dominate. Thatching for sand dunes is an interesting way to improve coastal resilience to major flooding events.
Goats change the ecosystem of their environment by increasing the competitiveness and diversity of plant species by recycling vegetation back into the soil. This enhances the root growth of plants which is another tremendous source of carbon sequestration and can be measured by taking soil samples. An enhanced root bed traps and holds soil in heavy rains and makes the remaining vegetation much more resistant to drought.
By including BC Timber Goats in your community's management plan you can reduce threats from wildfire, invasive weeds, deer ticks and predator cover from the Urban Wildland Interface. Engage your community in these areas with novel opportunities for Goat watching.
BC Timber Goats practices a regenerative and sustainable form of agriculture and by engaging BC Timber Goats your community is taking action on Climate Change while improving the safety and sustainability of your Urban Wildland Interface. Please contact us to find out how you can participate in a BC Timber Goat Carbon Capture and Fuel Mitigation Project Today.
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