Jim Williams

Jim is available for book or motivational conservation speaking enegagements for businesses or organizations.  Jim Williams has spent his entire life finding the wild. Jim left the farm country of Iowa and spent his formative years as a young surf bum turned biology student in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. He did his undergraduate work at San Diego State and Florida State Universities and his graduate studies at Montana State University in Bozeman.

Jim is an award-winning, professionally certified wildlife biologist and worked for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for 31 years. Jim is now the Partnerships Manager for the Heart of the Rockies Initiative which supports and partners with 27 land trusts in the northern Rockies.  Jim studied mountain lion ecology for his Master's Degree on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front and has been working on mountain lion and other wildlife conservation issues in various roles ever since. He has been working with biologists in Chile and Argentina on a variety of wildlife conservation projects.

Jim and his wife Melora live and work in Montana’s Flathead Valley just west of Glacier National Park.

Jim and Jean-Michel Cousteau debating the difficult question "are pumas cooler than dolphins"...