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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

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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

...what counts as wildness and wilderness is determined not by the absence of people, but by the relationship between people and place. 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

 Ecological consequence of predator removal, July 2014 NEW

Lack of natural control mechanisms - the missing lynx, Jun 2014

 Woodland memories from childhood, May 2014

SELF-WILLED LAND
the Manifesto

Looking at the landscape view, Apr 2014

Untamed nature, Mar 2014

Flooding and cherry picking, Feb 2014

Last updated 11 August July 2014