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"Walkin' Jim" Stops To Cool Heels For PA Wilderness

October 30, 2008

State College, PA - He's strolling through Pennsylvania on a life-long walk for wilderness. Famed troubadour and wilderness advocate Walkin' Jim Stoltz will be in State College this Saturday to share songs and stories written during the decades he has spent walking more than 27,000 miles through the wildlands of North America. Wilderness, Stoltz says, is where he feels most comfortable -- and he hopes Pennsylvanians can relate.

"I spend months and months of my life out there in the wilderness. It's where I feel most connected spiritually. It's home for me. Wilderness anywhere is something that humans connect to and need to connect to. Pennsylvania doesn't have as much area protected as wilderness, but we're working on it."

Kirk Johnson with Friends of Allegheny Wilderness confirms that very little of Pennsylvania's only national forest, the Allegheny, is protected as official wilderness.

"We have some of the best, most remote wildlands remaining here in the state. But very little of it is protected as wilderness, which is important wildlife habitat, important hunting grounds, important recreational resources for the region."

Stoltz will be performing at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall as a benefit for Friends of Allegheny Wilderness. He'll share a multi-media slide show of images from his travels, hoping to inspire people to get involved in the effort to preserve more wilderness in the Keystone State.

More information about the presentation is online at www.pawild.org.

Eric Mack/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - PA