Herding off the Mountain set for Wednesday, Sept. 2
The 2015 season of the Goats on Roan Mountain is set to close September, 2nd (Wednesday). As per other years, if you can assist, please be at Carver's Gap no later than 8:30am that day. Todd will give the group instructions, and then we'll walk about a mile up towards Jane Bald to help keep the goats on course back down to their waiting trailer. They will then return to their winter home in Shady Valley, TN.
Photos from the June herding as well as links to other years' herdings are near the bottom of this page.
Two new dogs joined the goats this year ....
Stop by our DOGS page to meet the two new dogs that are worked with the Baatany Project in 2015 ... Gypsy and Nanook.
Baatany Project's Botany Project
The past seven 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.
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).