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PBS – Prairie Sportsman : Season 9 Episode 3 – Aired: 02/11/18 

Video: Goats for Hire

Watch goats munching on buckthorn and other invasive species. Goat Dispatch owners Jake and Amanda Langeslag send their goats out to southeast Minnesota and Twin Cities parks and private lands to employ their love of munching wood to clear non-native shrubs. Goats are especially effective on steep, difficult terrain that is difficult for humans and machines to access.

Kare 11 – TV

Video: Grow with Kare – Goat Dispatch

Goats working at Cottage Grove Ravine Park in Washington County.

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WCCO-TV CBS Minnesota

VIDEO: Grazing Goats Serve As Weed Removers For Minnetonka Park
“The city’s enlisted this heard of goats to help fight an environmental problem in one of it’s parks. It’s a new and welcome sight for visitors in Purgatory Park. They’re peaceful, and pretty darn cute, but a herd of 22 goats is tackling a pretty big problem here in (…)”
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Bring Me The News
VIDEO: Forget mowing, meet the goats that are cleaning up Minnesota parks
“If you’re walking through a Minnesota park and you come across a herd of goats, just let them be. They’re probably hard at work, busting their (gr)asses to keep the area tidy. It’s an eco-friendly way to combat buckthorn, garlic mustard and other invasive plants (…)”
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KFAI’s Minneculture
AUDIO: Goats v. Invasives
“Invasive plant species like buckthorn and garlic mustard slowly strangle native plants, blocking off the sunlight as they suck the nutrients from the ground. They spread quickly, because they have no local enemies. But that could change with the use of goats (…)”
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Star Tribune
Minnetonka is the latest city to enlist goats to clear invasive plants in parks
“A herd of goats is blissfully living in Purgatory. That is, in Minnetonka. The 22 goats are feasting away this summer on buckthorn and garlic mustard at Purgatory Park, part of the west metro suburb’s experiment to see if the voracious creatures can help combat the spread of invasive species (…)”
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Minnesota Daily
Kids could eat for free in city parks
“Although Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board members want to adopt chemical-free parks, they still resort to herbicides to fight some invasive plants. But if all goes as planned, their solution could reside in furry, hooved farm animals. At last week’s board meeting,”
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