Goats eat their way through the Palos Verdes Peninsula to prevent fires

Around 600 goats in two separate herds are currently grazing their way through parts of the Palos Verdes Peninsula — in an effort to reduce fire risk and remove non-native plants.

About 300 goats are hard at work in Lunada Canyon, part of the 1,600 acres the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has preserved. And another 300 are in a canyon near Grandview Park, in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Goats, officials with the conservancy said, efficiently get rid of weeds while being friendly to the environment — as opposed to using machines.