Goats help fight NM wildfires

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Bureau of Land Management is fighting wildfires with goats.

They launched a goat grazing project on 16 acres in Lincoln County.

The process is simple the more grass the goats eat, the less vegetation that can fuel wildfires.

The goats are grazing on a season grass that grows in dense clumps up to eight feet tall and is highly flammable.

BLM says mowing is not sufficient because the grass reseeds itself.

But when goats eat the grass the seeds are gobbled up too.

The grazing started last week and is expected to last several more weeks.

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