This month, Brad Woolf was on the road, checking on the work crews for his brush clearing and management service. He stopped at various work sites around the county, checking that each crew had adequate water and making sure the on-site security guards were doing their jobs.

Securing the worksites from outside interference was his main preoccupation. Motivating his workers has never been a problem.

Woolf is the owner of Hire-A-Goat, which rents out goats to clear brush from residential and commercial sites. He describes his service as “an environmentally friendly and cost effective means of fire prevention through the use of goats in reducing fire fuel loads.”

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