A long-distance hiker, adventurer, author, painter, photographer, poet, wilderness activist, musician, songwriter, and troubadour for the Earth, Walkin’ Jim spent his life working to share the value of wild places. His legacy is carried on through his music, the Wild Wind Foundation, and the Kid for a Wild Scholarship.

The Kid for a Wild Scholarship

The Kid for the Wild Scholarship is a tribute to the memory and vision of Walkin’ Jim Stoltz and his “kid for the wild” spirit. This scholarship provides the opportunity for youth ages 12-18 to experience the outdoors in ways that may change their lives. The scholarship is awarded twice a year in the spring and fall and is currently accepting applications.

Donate to the Wild Wind Foundation

You can make a tax deductible donation to support the Wild Wind Foundation and the Kid for the Wild Scholarship fund.

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Nature News from GYE #53
Wandering a bit far afield from Greater Yellowstone, I recently had the opportunity to visit some friends in Northern Montana. This region hosts another great ecosystem that spans northern Montana into southern Alberta and British …
Nature News from GYE #52
Colors are changing, daylight is slowly dwindling and elk are bugling as we move into September. Another summer is waning here. Last week was a Road Scholar program and we did see so many crazy …