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Deer grazing impacts in the uplands

By January 6, 2017May 22nd, 2019No Comments


Everywhere we go we notice the grazing impacts of deer in the uplands.

Here is a picture showing the long-term impacts of deer/sheep on habitats, notably on Heather cover.  The difference inside the deer fence and outside of it is absolutely massive. Interesting to think how different the uplands would be, in terms of the ecosystem services they deliver, if levels of grazing were reduced at a landscape scale for a couple of decades…