Posted by Steve Lettau on Jun 19, 2020

By Eddee Daniel, with input from Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

The goats arrive at Mequon Rotary Park in a large silver livestock trailer. All 38 of them stand inside waiting quietly, patiently, but alert with anticipation. They’ve been through this before. It is new to me, however, and I also wait with eager anticipation.

I had watched as the crew strung temporary fencing to contain the goats. The trail leading into Rotary Pukaite Woods Nature Preserve was lined with fencing that led into the woods to a one-acre paddock within which they would be free to roam. A dense thicket of buckthorn filled the paddock. It doesn’t take long to understand the need for the fencing!