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Landscape Advice Note: Canada Geese

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By David Wells

The Canada Goose is not a native species, but was introduced from North America, initially by Charles II, in 1665, with many further introductions since. Until the 1940s, most were resident in parklands, but numbers remained fairly low. There has been a rapid increase in population over the past 70 years, partly due to an increase in suitable habitat caused by reservoirs and flooding of gravel pits. The British population is still increasing.

This landscape advice note outlines the damage that can be caused by Canada Geese and how this can be managed and mitigated at historic sites.

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  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51922


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