DEC again turning to goats in invasives battle

(New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Facebook photo)

For the third year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is turning to goats in the battle against invasive species on Long Island, the agency said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

The Underhill Preserve, located in Jericho, Nassau County, will host 12 goats enclosed on six acres to help control invasive species. The goats will graze on invasive plants that include a mile-a-minute weed, porcelainberry, oriental bittersweet, autumn olive and mugwort, according the post on the DEC Facebook page.

The goats are anticipated to remain until October or until the vegetation has been managed, the post said.

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