Welcome to the Baatany Project

Our 7th season of the Baatany Project is well underway. 22 goats headed up to Roan Mountain on June 25th, and will remain on the mountain until mid September. Jamey and Todd are still deciding on which Wednesday in September to bring the goats down off Roan Mountain. Check our HERDING PAGE for updates.

If you would like to get an email when we decide which date the herding will occur, please email the webmaster at contact@baatany.org.

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Baatany Project's Botany Project

The past six years of the Baatany Project has first and foremost been an attempt to restore Grassy Bald and Alder Bald on Roan's western balds using goats as an experimental management tool. The first scientific publication from this project, with Jamey Donaldson as lead author has been published in the Southeastern Naturalist. The full article is available for download here.

Please see our SCIENCE page for full citation listing.

New Video

Videographer Lesley Platek of LIFEfilms has made a delightful video highlighting what goes on during a herding up the mountain, and highlights the many volunteers who come to help. (If the video below is not viewable, you should be able to view it here).