Approximately 240 goats will work in Issaquah Highlands for several weeks to mow and maintain open space on our steeper and less-accessible slopes. It is a very successful program, run by the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA), which has become something of a tradition here in the Highlands.
For the goat’s safety, please review follow the rules :
DO NOT FEED THE GOATS: Goats must not be fed yard clippings or human food; these can be poisonous. Herders take extra precautions by inspecting the open space tracts and remove any poisonous plants which may be harmful to the goats prior to placing them on the slopes. Believe it or not, goats have very sensitive stomachs and foreign foods can cause death.
KEEP DOGS AWAY: Goats see wolves when we bring our furry friends along which may cause a stampede of the herd. At a minimum, dogs MUST be on a leash (the law at all times) when visiting the goats, Ideally, they should be kept away. Goats don’t know if Fido is friendly or not. They perceive them as a threat.
NO TRESSPASSING: No one is allowed in a designated goat herd areas except, the herder and IHCA staff, at any time for any reason.
REPORT vandalism to the IHCA on the 24 hour on-call telephone #425-223-8887.
Vandalism Act in progress please call IPD at 911
Trespassers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation! Enjoy the goats!
IHCA Executive Director