Every Spring and Summer the goat herds descend upon the Stoneridge green belts!
It's a great activity for the whole family to walk the green belt paths and find the goats. There's a surprise too! If you look hard enough hidden among the goats you might catch a glimpse of the sheep dog guarding the herd. Did you find the sheep dog?
Please take pictures and send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post the most awesome goat pics on this side along with our Facebook Group.
From the Roseville City Side:
Roseville City Source: Goat Tracker Link
Don't worry about the herds of goats descending upon the city, they are our newest (and cutest) four-legged employees. Goat grazing is an environmentally friendly option for open space management. Goats assist with thatch control, invasive species management and help reduce potential fire load due to dry grasses - not to mention they can get into canyons much easier than mowing equipment.
At the peak, the goat grazing plan includes four herds in open spaces throughout the City. In many areas, goats are funded through Community Facilities Districts or Lighting & Landscape Districts. For those areas that do not have dedicated funding and are reliant upon the General Fund, goats are returning due to community feedback through Engage Roseville and the approval of Measure B by voters in November 2018.
If you want to visit the goats, the goat tracker has returned to make finding them easier. Here is some good to know information before your visit: