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Goats as Method of Control at Saint Vrain State Park; Haley Stratton, Tamara Keefe

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2021 Conference
Goats as Method of Control at Saint Vrain State Park
 
Haley Stratton1*, Tamara Keefe2*
 
1 Felsburg Holt & Ullevig (FHU), Centennial, Colorado, United States of America; haley.stratton@fhueng.com
2 Felsburg Holt & Ullevig (FHU), Centennial, Colorado, United States of America; tamara.keefe@fhueng.com
 
Saint Vrain State Park, located in the Town of Firestone, in Weld County, is the host to a wetland site constructed to mitigate for impacts from associated CDOT improvement projects. The 6-year-old mitigation site has had an adaptive management plan in place for the last year in hopes of achieving the required maximum 20% of non-native species cover as well as the required 6.92 acres of enhancement. With drone imagery taken before, during, and after weed control measures, the presentation will be full of imagery describing the success of using goats as a weed control method.  Since 2016, a yearly site assessment and monitoring report have provided helpful data on the success of the innovative weed control process. 
 
 
 

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