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James HC Fenton

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I have always been interested in landscape, particularly the conservation of wild land


The Continuing Attrition of the  Landscape of the Scottish Highlands, or A Tale of How Wildness is Lost

An illustrated non-judgemental overview
A5 landscape. Download here, .pdf 2.3 mb. July 2015

Is rewilding destroying the remaining naturalness of the Scottish Highlands?

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Paper presented to the Wild Thing? Conference, Sheffield, September 2015


The need for a locational strategy

December 2015

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See also:

A Postulated Natural Origin for the Open Landscape of Upland Scotland

See James Fenton’s 2008 paper on Scotland’s upland ecology in Plant Ecology & Diversity

Too Much Woodland?

Presentation format, September 2017

A Vision for the Uplands.

A landscape perspective on The Highlands. A4, 3 pages. August 2016.

My response to the SNH scoping of an Upland Vision

A Future for Moorland was written for The Scottish Gamekeepers Association, whose members are concerned about the lack of prominence given to moorland in most policy documents.