Wilder Communities

Wilder Communities

Somerset Wildlife Trust

Bigger, better, more joined up

At the heart of our Wilder Somerset 2030 is tripling the amount of land managed for nature. It’s a significant challenge, but one we can only achieve if we work together.

We need to create a strong, interconnected network of wild spaces and healthy habitats that provide space for nature to thrive and and restore the resilience of our ecosystems at a landscape scale, which can then provide healthy soils, clean air and water. Land of any size can contribute to this Nature Recovery Network – nature reserves, community spaces, gardens, farms, parks, churchyards and schools – it works at any scale.

We know that there's many people across the county who have the passion and energy to drive positive change for nature in their local area, school, business, land, or workplace. We need people to help lead and organise change and real doers to help us deliver on the ground and get others on board our Wilder movement.  

You may already be a part of an existing community group whose goals and motivations align well with Team Wilder, or you may be looking to set your own one up. Whatever it is, Team Wilder can help you by providing certain training and resources, and connect you with other like minded groups and people for you to share your ideas with.

Start taking action!

There's no time like the present.

Wilder Leaders

We're looking for energetic people to lead change in their local area, bringing others together to make streets, neighbourhoods or villages wilder. We'll support you all the way and give you ideas to inspire others to join you. 

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Wilder Champions

We need people who will help us deliver our public engagement programmes and create a Wilder movement from the ground up. Whatever your skills, let us put them to good use!.

I want to spread the word

Wilder fundraising

There's lots you can do to help raise funds for our work and have fun at the same time - even if you only have a few hours to spare, Pick something that works for you.

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Wildlife monitoring

To make the best decisions for nature’s recovery and tackle climate change, we must understand what's happening to the biodiversity and abundance of our wildlife, and the health of our habitats and ecosystems. Be our eyes and ears on the ground.

Get involved

No community groups in your area?

Starting a community group on your own takes a lot of time and energy that you may not have right now. That's why, Team Wilder is here to help you! We'll connect you with others in your area who are also interested in starting a group and we'll give you training and plenty of resources in setting a group up yourselves.

More information

Find resources on how to set up your own Community Group. We've put together some resources and toolkits we think you'll find useful as you start your Team Wilder journey.

Team Wilder resources

Itching to get going straight away? Then browse our library of resources and guidance specially curated for Team Wilder, from how to create a group with your friends and neighbours, finding ideas for new projects and how to ask your local councils to support you, among many other things. Start taking action for nature today!

Team Wilder resources

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Become a member

Join over 18,000 members who have made supporting nature part of their everyday life.  Get involved in activities and events, visit wonderful nature reserves, and directly contribute to preserving Somerset’s natural spaces and safeguarding vulnerable wildlife across the county.

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