Alissa Cope, Principal
Cell: (949) 243-2282
Fax: (949) 496-9345
Goat Grazing for Wildland Management
Email: Goats For Fire Prevention
Mailing Address: 24040 Camino del Avion, Suite A77
Monarch Beach, CA 92629
Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County
Goat Grazing Inquiries FAQ
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Clients: Sage works primarily with municipalities, land conservancies and homeowners associations on sites of 10 acres or greater. This is due to the economies of scale in order to spread the cost of setup and teardown over a larger contracted area and duration of grazing.
Cost: A mobilization fee averages $1,200 to $2,000 per jobsite. The balance of the budget is estimated by a cost per acre for grazing and size of the herd deployed to a site.
Mobilization: involves setting up a lightweight solar powered electric mesh around the perimeter of a grazing area to contain the goats. We also set up a large temporary pen where the goats can safely spend each night. Their "weed" diet is supplemented by high quality feed available in the pen at night. Setup also includes providing an adequate daily fresh water source. It can be a large water tank trucked in, or a permitted and metered hookup to the irrigation system present near the site.
Individuals: This year we have had many inquiries by individual homeowners interested in goat grazing. While possible, the economy of scale often does not work for less than 10 acres. If you remain interested, and able to share the cost of mobilization by coordinating with several proximate neighbors, let us know.
Permits: Another consideration is a grazing permit and notification of neighbors requirement in many communities.