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Goats to graze by Rio Grande Trail

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Users of the 20-mile stretch on the lower Rio Grande Trail will see delays and detours from Wednesday through Oct. 1 because of grazing goats, according to the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.

RFTA has contracted with Goat Green LLC to graze 200 goats along the Rio Grande Trail corridor. Goat Green will manage the goats using electric fencing and border collies. The goats are being used to control weeds.

“RFTA is trying to shift the paradigm away from spraying toxic and harmful herbicides and instead utilizing goats to graze and build soil health,” RFTA said, adding that “it is imperative that all trail users keep their dogs on leash while on the Rio Grande Trail so as not to interfere with the goats and the herding operations.”

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