The goats are coming! The goats are coming!

The University has, once again, recruited goats to chomp on some pesky plants, Sustainability Director Aurora Sharrard announced at the May 20 Plant Utilization and Planning Committee meeting of the University Senate.

They’ll be back starting June 3 to conquer the invasive overgrowth near Eberly Hall, the Falk School and the Frick Fine Arts building.

The University first used goatscaping over four weeks last summer. The hungry herbivores are a part of the Pitt Sustainability Plan, allowing for alternative landscaping methods to help reduce carbon emissions. 

Using goats, Sharrard said in the meeting, also prevents human injury as the goats are more acclimated to safely climbing steep hills.

— Donovan Harrell