Rewilding Guides

Discover how to rewild and restore nature in every major British habitat. Practical guides on rewilding, regenerative agriculture, ecosystem restoration and permaculture research for gardeners and landowners.

Grassland Management

Basic Guides

Our basic guides get you started with the fundamental ideas behind rewilding, and how they apply to your patch, whether you’ve got a garden, field, farm or even a window box!

How to Buy Land for Rewilding

This clear and helpful guide explains how to find land in the UK, what the right price is for farmland...

How to Rewild a Farm

Many farmers are turning to rewilding, regenerative agriculture and nature-friendly farming to create alternative sources of income. Farming in tandem...

How to Rewild a Field

Let’s walk through the key steps to follow when rewilding a field, and, crucially, explain why these steps are necessary. ...

How to Rewild a Garden

Just like regular gardening, rewilding requires a bit of work. But the results can be spectacular, with wonderful animals and...

How to Rewild Towns & Cities

It’s obvious that bigger rewilding projects have a bigger impact on nature. But perhaps less obvious that this relationship isn’t...

How to Run a Small Scale Rewilding Project

In Somerset, there’s a 3.5 acre field, cut down the middle by a public footpath. Here, rewilding principles are being...

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How to Buy Land for Rewilding

This clear and helpful guide explains how to find land in the UK, what the right price is for farmland...

How to Rewild a Farm

Many farmers are turning to rewilding, regenerative agriculture and nature-friendly farming to create alternative sources of income. Farming in tandem...

How to Rewild a Field

Let’s walk through the key steps to follow when rewilding a field, and, crucially, explain why these steps are necessary. ...

How to Rewild a Garden

Just like regular gardening, rewilding requires a bit of work. But the results can be spectacular, with wonderful animals and...

How to Rewild Towns & Cities

It’s obvious that bigger rewilding projects have a bigger impact on nature. But perhaps less obvious that this relationship isn’t...

How to Run a Small Scale Rewilding Project

In Somerset, there’s a 3.5 acre field, cut down the middle by a public footpath. Here, rewilding principles are being...

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Key Principles

The key principles are the foundations on which How to Rewild is built – once you’ve understood these guides and how they mesh together, you’ll be off to a flying start with the rest of our nature recovery resources!

18 Basic Habitats

As a landowner, however big your patch, an important starting point is to understand what you have in front of...

3 Dimensions of Nature Recovery

Once you understand the 3 D’s, you’ll start to think about land management differently and see the landscape in a...

7 Stages of Succession

Think of this page like an ecology time machine, or a ‘choose your own adventure’ for habitats. Understanding your land...

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18 Basic Habitats

As a landowner, however big your patch, an important starting point is to understand what you have in front of...

3 Dimensions of Nature Recovery

Once you understand the 3 D’s, you’ll start to think about land management differently and see the landscape in a...

7 Stages of Succession

Think of this page like an ecology time machine, or a ‘choose your own adventure’ for habitats. Understanding your land...

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Land Management

If you’re just looking for practical tips and a straightforward system for managing your land in a way that maximises biodiversity, you can’t go wrong with these detailed land management guides.

Garden Management

Each garden needs a different approach if you’re hoping to bring back nature. In a small new-build with a lawn...

Grassland Management

The kind of grassland you’ll find on your property will depend largely on your soil type, pH, and the history...

Pond Creation & Management

Creating a pond is perhaps the easiest way to rapidly improve biodiversity in a degraded ecosystem. But it’s not always...

Rewilding for Fungi

This guest content was written by David Satori MSc, a mycological consultant who conducts surveys and monitoring for fungi in...

Treatment Wetland

Treatment wetlands are shallow pools with marginal plants – inflowing pollutants and nutrients are trapped by the vegetation and treated...

Woodland Management

The kind of woodland you’ll find on your land will depend on a few different factors – the soil type,...

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Garden Management

Each garden needs a different approach if you’re hoping to bring back nature. In a small new-build with a lawn...

Grassland Management

The kind of grassland you’ll find on your property will depend largely on your soil type, pH, and the history...

Pond Creation & Management

Creating a pond is perhaps the easiest way to rapidly improve biodiversity in a degraded ecosystem. But it’s not always...

Rewilding for Fungi

This guest content was written by David Satori MSc, a mycological consultant who conducts surveys and monitoring for fungi in...

Treatment Wetland

Treatment wetlands are shallow pools with marginal plants – inflowing pollutants and nutrients are trapped by the vegetation and treated...

Woodland Management

The kind of woodland you’ll find on your land will depend on a few different factors – the soil type,...

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Podcasts

Prefer listening to reading? We’ve got you covered, with these audio guides to rewilding, in the form of podcast interviews.

The Ethics of Rewilding

In this chat with ecologist Rob Wreglesworth, How to Rewild founder Chris D’Agorne discusses the ethics of rewilding, how we...

Understanding the 3 Ds

A deep dive into the 3 D’s and the basics of rewilding with new farmers Chloe and Tom Constable. This...

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The Ethics of Rewilding

In this chat with ecologist Rob Wreglesworth, How to Rewild founder Chris D’Agorne discusses the ethics of rewilding, how we...

Understanding the 3 Ds

A deep dive into the 3 D’s and the basics of rewilding with new farmers Chloe and Tom Constable. This...

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Videos

Looking to sit back, relax and soak up the rewilding knowledge? You can’t go wrong with our introduction to rewilding video – Breaking Down the 3 D’s.

Breaking Down the 3 Ds

The 3 D’s are the foundation of rewilding, but they also apply to nature recovery in general. Understanding them is...

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Breaking Down the 3 Ds

The 3 D’s are the foundation of rewilding, but they also apply to nature recovery in general. Understanding them is...

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Rewilding with Animals

Whether you’re managing livestock, or considering introducing keystone species, our detailed breakdown of these key rewilding animals will help you understand what you need to know.

Beavers

Beavers are perhaps the world’s second most important engineers, creating an amazing array of structures, including burrows, lodges, dams and...

Bison

European Bison (Bison bonasus) or ‘Wisent’ bounced back from complete extinction in the wild. Every animal is descended from just...

Cattle

Cattle may be traditionally thought of as an animal of pasture, but they are increasingly being grazed in woodland, and...

Goats

Perhaps the most charismatic of our livestock, goats are also some of the least well-understood. While these animals have inhabited...

Horses

With nearly a million horses living in the UK, this animal plays a vital role in ecosystem restoration. Horse owners...

Sheep

Sheep are perhaps the easiest livestock to keep, with few movement restrictions, and some breeds requiring little care. But they’re...

Wildcat

Wildcats (Felis silvestris) are such close relatives of the House Cat (Felis catus) that for a little while in the...

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Beavers

Beavers are perhaps the world’s second most important engineers, creating an amazing array of structures, including burrows, lodges, dams and...

Bison

European Bison (Bison bonasus) or ‘Wisent’ bounced back from complete extinction in the wild. Every animal is descended from just...

Cattle

Cattle may be traditionally thought of as an animal of pasture, but they are increasingly being grazed in woodland, and...

Goats

Perhaps the most charismatic of our livestock, goats are also some of the least well-understood. While these animals have inhabited...

Horses

With nearly a million horses living in the UK, this animal plays a vital role in ecosystem restoration. Horse owners...

Sheep

Sheep are perhaps the easiest livestock to keep, with few movement restrictions, and some breeds requiring little care. But they’re...

Wildcat

Wildcats (Felis silvestris) are such close relatives of the House Cat (Felis catus) that for a little while in the...

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Habitat Restoration

The best place on the internet for habitat management guides – take your pick from our extensive selection, which tie neatly into the wider website.