Invasive species are plants that are not native to our ecosystem and crowd out the native plants. We are using sheep to help manage an invasive species, phragmites, inside the Tivoli Nature Preserve.
Phragmites is a tall, reed-like plant with a feathery seed head at its top. When fenced in densely and managed with rotational grazing, the sheep will eat phragmites and clear space for native species to return.
The project is part of a larger initiative associated with Albany 2030 that aims to revitalize the underused green space in downtown Albany. The sheep will improve soil health and biodiversity within the preserve.
For more information on rotational grazing with sheep, please contact:
Melissa Parade,Project Managermelissa.firstname.lastname@example.org