Goats Grazing near Field of Crossses

Publication Date: August 1, 2018

The City of Calgary has hired a herd of goats to browse the grass on the heights overlooking the Field of Crosses.  This “Green solution” it is hoped will return the slopes to their original grasses. Non-native grasses and weeds are a veritable Goat buffet.  The Field of Crosses has a close partnership with the City of Calgary and we applaud this unique solution.  It is also worth mentioning that Sheep are used to graze the grass on Vimy Ridge in the areas of the battlefield that contain un-exploded munitions and are considered unsafe for foot traffic.