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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 Chenevix 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

Moving past process to outcome – the manifestation of wild land, Sept 2017 NEW

Discriminating between the wild and not wild, Aug 2017 

Addressing ecological and legislative issues, July 2017

SELF-WILLED LAND
the Manifesto

Rumination, mindfulness and Awe Walks, Jun 2017

Reclaiming our wild heritage, May 2017  

ADDENDUM: Commitments to nature in party political manifestos

 Animales de uñas - animals with claws, Apr 2017

Last updated 19 Septemebr 2017 - New article on the drift in the meaning of "rewilding" pushed by the herbivorists to become the norm