Three quarters of York is rural and there are 22 rural parishes in addition to the urban and town councils. Even within urban York there are areas of 'countryside' such as the strays and the riverside ‘Ings’ land.

These areas have considerable wildlife value that needs to be managed well in order to maintain and enhance this interest. Some of this land, especially within the urban area, is owned by us.

How we help wildlife

We already advise on public land and we are happy to advise on the management of any land within York, both privately owned and owned by us, in order to maintain and enhance the wildlife diversity.

Other organisations that may be able to help in providing advice include:

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