The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service can certainly provide you with research-based information and guidance on best practices for "wilding" some of your property. In order for us to provide the most accurate information, if you can can email the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org:
photos of the area you wish to transition; slope of this area; sun exposure; and any personal wishes or goals for that area (i.e. attract pollinators; develop a small stand of native trees, etc).
With this more specified information we can help guide you in the correct direction.