Image: Jodi Helmer

We wrote today that wildfire season has arrived in California and towns and landowners around the state are deploying armies of goats to help them clear the underbrush. Herds of goats are becoming so popular as a means of fire prevention that some towns are holding “Goat Fund Me” campaigns to ensure that they can secure their herds in time. The cost of goat-grazing runs about $800 to $3,000 per acre and goat rental companies are so busy that they’re having to turn away business.

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