ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The goats are back to work on the campus of the University of Georgia.
UGA says the herd has returned to its temporary grazing area along Tanyard Creek on the north campus. The goats are part of an experiment in "prescribed grazing," a process that uses livestock to remove invasive vegetation from the banks of the stream and other patches of forest on campus.
The goats will be working on kudzu, English ivy, privet and other invasive plants.
The university says over 200 volunteers worked more than 500 hours last year to help clean up the area, plant seeds to help stabilize the soil and cut down vegetation too tall for the animals to reach on their own.
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