Goats on Foothills trail

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The Eagle Ridge Trail No. 25 in the Boise Foothills will be closed for six days beginning Friday, June 22, to allow for natural noxious weed control by a band of goats grazing in the area.

A similar project last year in the Polecat Reserve ended up with excellent results in terms of a significant reduction in Rush Skeleton Weed, city officials said.

The area can be easily walked or ridden around on the adjacent Eagle Ridge Loop No. 25A Trail.

Photo of goats grazing in other parts of the Boise Foothills by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman

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