Jim Williams

Jim is now available for "Path of the Puma" or "Wildlife Adventures and Habitat Conservation" speaking enegagements for businesses or organizations.  

Jim is an Explorers Club Fellow, award-winning, professionally certified wildlife biologist and worked for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for 31 years as a wildlife biologist, wildlife program manager and regional director. Jim is now the Partnerships Manager for the Heart of the Rockies Initiative which supports and partners with 29 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 now focuses his time on permanently conserving wildlife connectivity and migration habitats by supporting regional land trusts through the Keep it Connected program at the Heart of the Rockies Initiative.    

Jim received the Explorers Club Alan Rabinowitz Memorial Conservation Award in January 2024 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana along with Beth Pratt of Mountain Lion P-22 fame and National Geographic big cat Photographer Steven Winter (below). 




Glacier National Park's Carnivore Biologist Dr. John Waller presents Jim with a National Park Service Career Award at the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee meetings in 2024.  

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