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JMT launches wild land management website

The John Muir Trust today launched its new Wild Land Management Standards website which illustrates the principles that guide its management of wild land.

Aimed at other land managers and anyone interested in managing land with a focus on improving habitats and encouraging wildlife in a natural way, the site offers a range of resources including a Wild Land Management Standards Handbook, management plan template and links to useful online resources.

“We hope this website will help to demonstrate the ecosystem approach we take to managing the properties we own and be an inspiration and help to others,” said Mike Daniels, head of land and science at the John Muir Trust.

“Wild land management simply means managing land in a way that unlocks natural processes and helps preserve or restore its wild land characteristics. We’d love to see the majority of the UK’s wild land supporting natural habitats and species, and see widespread ecological damage reversed.

“Of course, there are some estates already doing great work on this but if our wild land management standards can help others in any small way that would be a welcome result.”

The website details 28 wild management standards falling into six categories: management planning; soil, carbon, water; biodiversity & woodland; deer & livestock; facilities & heritage; communities, visitors & awareness.

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