Ian and Sally Steyn, who own the Jellystone Park in Larkspur, Colorado, use goats to groom hiking trails and the park’s disc golf course. The Steyns also have an organic garden at the park, where they grow vegetables in order to educate their guests about food and produce from Colorado.
These are some of the innovations that have earned them the Jim Webb Spirit Award and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Leisure Systems, which franchises Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts. The Steyns bought the goats from a dairy farm to save them from slaughter. Besides using goats to maintain the grass, they occasionally hold classes for guests who want to learn how to milk a goat and make products such as cheese, butter and ice cream. Some of the goats were raised at the park from infancy, and are so tame that they interact with guests like cats and dogs.