If you knew Ellen, you knew that she loved wild places. Camping, hiking, sailing, rafting, biking– wherever she was, from her backyard in Talkeetna to the waterways of SE Alaska; from Patagonia, Arizona to Patagonia, South America; sailing the Atlantic or rafting the Susitna, Ellen was a great advocate for “letting nature run wild”. She wrote letters, served on boards, attended myriad meetings, all the while maintaining a kind and gentle spirit that guided us all.

In her honor, her family and friends are creating the Ellen Wolf Scholarship Fund to support opportunities for young people to participate in outdoor adventure programs and learn about stewardship of wild places.


Contributions by check can be made to Northern Susitna Institute (“Ellen Wolf Scholarship Fund”), P.O. Box 46, Talkeetna, AK 99676. Contributions may also be made online through PayPal by completing the form below.

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