Isabella Tree 2019. Wilding. The return of nature to a British farm. Picador. 362 pages pp.
Great read of a multi-decade project to return an uneconomic Sussex farm to nature. Thanks to Pete Jacobs for the loan and for escalating this on my in-tray. Lots to learn from this. Lasting impressions are the realisation that conservation strategy in the UK is distorted by a Victorian-era agrarian view. And that you have to have land and independence to tackle projects like this, as well as vision. And that finding a long list of expert advisors has been so important.