The Goatapelli Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, established in 2020 and headquartered in the Rocky Mountain West. We are dedicated to educate, train, re-train, re-skill, and support goat graziers, landowners, land managers, federal and state agencies who are responsible for taking care of the land in weed and fire management in the era of climate change.
This Foundation is founded on two key values:
- A deep appreciation and respect for all living species that share space on this planet.
- To contribute and fearlessly leapfrog over climate change uncertainties through a shift in land management practices. Our focus is on biologically sustainable, non-toxic, dynamic regenerative agriculture activities; replacing the non-sustainable, toxic Industrial Revolution mindset of production agriculture based on exploitation and extraction.
Grazing goats help prevent forest fires.
In the face of climate change with less available water and more deadly wildfires, managed goat herds are an effective wildfire prevention tool with a comparably tiny footprint.
States from Colorado to California are wisely turning to hungry goats to prevent forest fires. Goats have a diverse diet and appetite for all vegetation that makes up the fire fuel ladder. The goats eat and recycle flammable materials in situ to organic matter—or what we like to call “pure gold” that feeds the soil.
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Goatapelli Foundation offers Training, Education, Support, and Career opportunities to people interested in using grazing animals to rejuvenate and restore abused land, soil, and watershed health, for human survival and the vitality of our culture.
We expand the base of knowledgeable land steward practitioners who can apply the principles of systematic land management practices in unfamiliar, unpredictable, and fast-changing weather conditions.
Managed grazing as a technique for restoration improves soil health, sequesters carbon, supports water retention, and all vegetation will be healthier and more productive.
Goatapelli Boot Camp provides remote and classroom learning opportunities to develop the skills of land restoration practitioners, beyond production agriculture.
Our curriculum consists of regenerative agriculture concepts, principles, and dynamic hands-on experiences delivered by qualified instructors who weave skillful wisdom, knowledge, and a proven track record of success in applying these principles.
Goatapelli works at all educational levels to offer timely information in classes that may be coordinated with accredited agencies.
We promote governmental policy changes to match new grassroots land management methods while working with global allies.
We employ unique traits of grazing species to repair the environmental health of this planet. The results: sustainable, biodiverse ecosystems are strengthened and all living beings thrive in resilient and stable nutrient-rich habitats.
Lani Malmberg is co-founder and Board Member of the Goatapelli Foundation. She holds an AAS in Environmental Restoration and a BS in Biology/Botany from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO, and an MS in Weed Science (Rangeland) at Colorado State University (CSU) Fort Collins. Ms. Malmberg has broad experience on issues related to vegetation management, fire mitigation, and land stewardship issues from Federal and State Land Agencies i.e. BLM, US Forest Service, Dept. of Defence, Bureau of Reclamation, national and state parks, cities, counties, tribal land managers, public and corporate land managers, homeowners associations, and private landowners such as ranchers throughout the West. She advises regional and national institutions. She was awarded the Earth Day Heroes Award in 2019. Ms. Malmberg is an experienced speaker on Ecological Land Management with Goats and has been featured extensively in national media.
Her work is founded on respect and honor to all, above and below ground, seen and unseen. She brings healing and joy into neglected, degraded, and decimated landscapes. To contact the Executive Director, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your support makes a difference.
There are many ways you can change lives through the Goatapelli Foundation. Whether you are making an online donation, preparing a more detailed legacy giving plan, volunteering your time, or if you have something else in mind, you can be sure that you are part of something big—something extraordinary that will continue to support the community for generations to come. Stability and resilience, seven generations forward!
Our Foundation team can guide you on how to best make an impact to match what is most important to you.