Happy Earth Day! How can the National Archives be a greener place? How about using goats?
Last year, 900 goats grazed on the grounds of the Reagan Presidential Library.
An annual brush clearing is an important part of fire abatement because the Library is located in a fire-prone area. The Library took on 400 goats in 2011 to clear 13 acres of brush around the property. In 2012, 900 goats covered 40 acres.
A portable fence was used to move the goats around and keep them safe. A shepherd also lived on the property for the entire month to watch over the goats so that they were safe from coyotes or bobcats.
Read the full story on the Prologue blog.