We recently added four new goats to our South Branch Preserve!
Project Chew is a restoration project at South Branch Preserve that is being conducted by The Land Conservancy of New Jersey in partnership with Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary and the North Jersey Water Supply Authority.
Over the next three years Project Chew will attempt to eradicate non-native invasive plants in this approximately 4 acre area of the Preserve, without the use of chemical sprays. The invasive plant species being targeted include mile-a-minute weed, mugwort, autumn olive, multiflora rose and oriental bittersweet. Our hope is that after three years of being impacted by our Chew Crew goats and sheep, the invasive plants will be largely decimated. Eventually we will begin planting native species which once established will shade out new invasive plants.
Photos: Shannon Goat and her friends eating Mile-a-minute weed at our South Branch Preserve
Photos by Sandy Urgo