The ‘kids’ are all right


A herd of Boer goats roams the hillsides at Big Rock Mesa last week. The goats have been brought in by the local property owners’ association to eat flammable vegetation. A new software program that maps fires from as early as 1900 is being used to target the areas most vulnerable to wildfire, and the goats take care of the rest. Patrick Timothy Mullikin/TMT