Alan Watson Featherstone wins Environmental Award

Alan Watson Featherstone, Executive Director of Trees for Life has been awarded the Glenfiddich “Spirit of Scotland” award (environment category) for his outstanding and long-term commitment to re-instating the Caledonian Forest. See the Trees for Life web pages for more details. Well done Alan and all those at Trees for Life on a well deserved … Read more

Wilderness Seminar, Potsdam

Steve Carver and Alan Watson attended the Wilderness Seminar in Potsdam, Germany organised Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg on 5-8th November 2012. The aim of the event was to bring together wilderness practitioners to share experiences and advise developing policy in Germany. The seminar was attended by 25+ people and included field visits to the Jüterbog and … Read more


The 10th World Wilderness Congress (WILD10) will take place in Salamanca, Spain 4-10th October 2013. Steve Carver (WRi) is co-chair of the Science and Stewardship Symposium alongside Alan Watson and Zdenka Krenova. More information can be found at the congress web site (

Scotland first to map wild land

In a first for the UK, a new map detailing Scotland’s wild areas is being published today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). Using a method developed by WRi, a map was prouced showing the relative wildness of all of Scotland’s landscapes.