San Diego Gas & Electric is bringing in goats to help fight wildfires.
The company recently introduced its Goat Grazing pilot program, which uses the animals to clear vegetation from areas that present a risk for contributing to or starting wildfires.
“This is the first SDG&E program to explore an Alternative concept to reduce fuels within open space corridors,” said SDG&E Landscape Project Manager Bill Click. “The pilot program will be in effect at various locations within SDG&E service territory this year. Once the evaluation process is completed, an informed decision can be made to further implement prescribed grazing.”