The establishment of the KANSAS WILDSCAPE Foundation was authorized by the legislature in 1990, in coordination with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. The legislation authorized the establishment of an independent 501c3, tax-exempt foundation dedicated to raising funds and accepting other tax-deductible donations to benefit wildlife and outdoor recreation needs in Kansas. The Foundation was officially founded on February 15, 1991 and become operational on August 1, 1991.
Wildscape is a "Kansas Only" organization with all funds raised staying in the state. No monies raised will be sent out of state to support national parent organizations, and no fund raising companies are utilized to take a percentage of the funds they help raise.
Foundation Misson Statement
To create and promote outdoor opportunities in Kansas.
Foundation Vision Statement
To be an active and growing contributor to conserving and perpetuating the land, the wild species and the rich beauty of Kansas for the use and enjoyment of all.
Encourage conservation and responsible use of natural resources by promoting a positive Kansas outdoor ethic. This will be accomplished through education efforts and awareness programs primarily focused on Kansas's youth.
Work to enhance access to, and enjoyment of, both public and private land for outdoor recreation use with respect for the rights and desires of landowners.
Provide leadership in bringing together interested parties to advance Kansas outdoor recreation opportunities.
Work with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and other public and private sector entities in pursuit of their missions.
Generate revenue for its activities primarily from the private sector but may seek public funding for projects and specifically identified programs.