(DAILYCAMERA) — Lani Malmberg is ready, willing and able to bring 1,000 goats to Rocky Flats. Or 2,000, if that's what it takes.
A self-described "gypsy goatherder" who has worked all over the country and frequently in Colorado and Wyoming, Malmberg said she could eliminate the need for a possible 701-acre controlled burn at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge by turning her goats loose there.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is poised to make a decision soon whether to go ahead with the burn this spring, as part of its management plan of the former nuclear weapons plant property, in order reduce its fuel load and to corral invasive species.
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Hearing that the agency considers grazing to be currently not feasible, Malmberg used a one-word rejoinder redolent of what is typically managed in a barnyard with a sturdy shovel.