the core activities:
To help people,
organisations and policy makers understand the benefits of wild land and
inspire people, organisations and policy makers to take action to
achieve wild land and wild places.
implement the objectives of the WN, as stated on the web site.
directly influence the wilding of land and places, for its environmental
and its human potential.
Oversee the WN web site so that it portrays a live and dynamic body.
Ensure that news, events, publications, and case studies are up to date,
and that the discussion threads have momentum. Ensure that the web
facilities meet the needs of members. Prompt all subgroups to keep an
active presence and help update the site. Web expertise would be required
for this role.
Directly influence land
government bodies, NGOs, institutions, and landowners, especially when
they are pursuing activities on their land to promote the aims
of the WN.
Facilitating the Network
Facilitator role to connect people and create information flow within WN
Network through Topic Groups
Study and debate the issues first hand
Develop a regular programme of workshops and study visits for WN
members and potential members (c. three a year). These should reflect the
scope of the WN's interests. These events should maximise opportunities
for people to discuss and learn from activities which are putting into
practice the aims of the WN.
Influencing, lobbying, and representation
Represent WN views at selective events, to promote and implement the
WN's aims. These might include discussion and negotiation with government
bodies and NGOs; meetings with communities, professional groups, and
landowners; and influencing policy measures and legislation.
Collaborate with partner bodies
Keep in close dialogue with partner bodies in Britain and abroad who
are fellow travellers, so that the WN can play a complementary and added
value role, and can collaborate effectively.
Promotion and influencing through the media
Promote the WN and it aims in the media by conveying its views in
carefully targeted news releases, interviews, letters and articles.
Influence legislation, policy, and other bodies' views
Respond to selective consultations from government bodies, trade and
professional bodies and NGOs, when these have direct implications or
opportunities for the WN's aims.
Directory of Wildland projects
Produce and review a directory of Wildland projects in UK, comprising
summary info, web link, photo, and contact point.
Information and assessment tools
promote relevant information and assessment tools, including mapping
techniques, Quality of Life Assessment, and the like, as they are being
devised, promoted, and used to help promote and implement the WN's aims.
Promote WN aims through poetry and the arts
Work with people and organisations who communicate the values of wild
land, wild places and experience through poetry, arts and creativity and
Develop capacity where required
the capacity for new strands of activity as signalled by the WNs' members,
as endorsed by the Co-ordinating group.
n. Capturing and recording WN’s activities, debate and advice
Record all that is done by and within the WN and relay to relevant
co-ordinating group will keep in regular contact to oversee and drive the
Network, ensure it is fulfilling its aims, and manage any contractors or
staff. They will meet at least 3 times a year, including in conjunction
with other events when members are gathering.