Three herds of goats and sheep, totalling 1200 head, are working in Sleepy Hollow, Terra Linda, Lucas Valley, San Rafael, San Anselmo, and Fairfax in 2019 as part of a large-scale fire hazard reduction project spearheaded by local landowners, Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District (SHFPD), Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD), and FIRESafe MARIN. This project is a collaborative effort resulting from the Marin CWPP and 2016 SHFPD Wildfire Hazard and Wildland Urban Interface Area Assessment, which identified key locations for fuel reduction to reduce the impact of wildfires in Marin communities. By partnering with adjacent local landowners, including Rocking H Ranch, Triple-C Ranch, San Domenico School, MCOSD, Ross Valley School District, and the Towns of San Anselmo and Fairfax, the multi-agency project will strategically reduce hazardous fuels on nearly 500 acres of high-risk grassy woodlands in central Marin.
We Need Your Help!
FIRESafe MARIN is working hard to bring these four legged weed-eaters to more Marin communities in 2019 and beyond. We need to raise at least $100,000 to bring them to more communities and locations. You can participate by supporting our Fund-A-Goat program! Your tax-deductible donation will help bring goats to more backyards and open spaces, and with every donation of $100 or more, you'll get to name a goat! We'll send a photo of your named goat, with its corresponding number, and invite you on a guided walk to meet the goats and learn more about this important program from our wildfire experts.