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:
- The Conservation Volunteers (formerly British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) for advice and assistance on general conservation work.
- Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a local charity working to protect and conserve Yorkshire's wild places and wildlife for all to enjoy.
- Yorkshire Farming and Wildlife Partnership help Yorkshire farmers achieve the best quality farmed environment.