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True wilderness IS A LAND THAT HAS SUPREME NATURALNESS AND IS FREE OF ANY HUMAN CONTROL

It is a self-willed land because plants and animals can thrive there, in their own unfettered communities

No where has been left untouched by people in the humanization of our land, leaving behind a simplified ecology that has lost most of its wild heritage. Wilderness and wildland should be important to us. If you wish to learn more about this, read some of the articles and learn how giving land back to wild nature would make some of Britain's landscapes self-willed again

Self-willed land for its own sake will only exist in Britain if land is held inalienably in the public good and that legislation exists to define its natural wild character, and thus the limits to human intervention

Mark Fisher - mark.fisher@self-willed-land.org.uk

natural vegetation, natural systems, natural processes, ecological function, trophic occupancy, wild nature, advocacy for wild land & nature, self-willed land, wilderness

WILD - is Willed, Will'd (or self-willed) in opposition to those (whether men or beasts) who are tamed or subdued (by reason or otherwise) to the will of others or of Societies - John Horne Tooke 1805

‘Wild’ is the participle past of ‘to will’; a ‘wild’ horse is a ‘willed’ or self-willed horse, one that has been never tamed or taught to submit its will to the will of another; and so with a man - Richard Chevenix Trench 1853

WILD, self-willed, violent, untamed, uncivilised, savage, desert - Walter Skeat 1888

Wilderness then means "self-willed-land" or "self-willed-place" with an emphasis upon its own intrinsic volition - Jay Vest 1985

A place is wild when its order is created according to its own principles of organization—when it is self-willed land - Jack Turner 1996

The latest articles are:

Travelogue - ten weeks in North America in 2003

Implications for wild land on leaving the European Union, July 2016  NEW

One more step towards the trial release of lynx, Jun 2016

Unfinished business on rewilding - a comparison between Rewilding Britain and Rewilding Europe, May 2016

SELF-WILLED LAND
the Manifesto

Trophic occupancy and the rehabilitation of the meaning of rewilding, Apr 2016

 Coastal cliff system instability – a natural disturbance or manmade? Mar 2016

Unselfing – a selfless approach to the beauty of wild nature, Feb 2016

Last updated 5 July 2016 - New article on what will be missed from the Habitats Directive and whether the Bern Convention can make up for it