Creating Outdoor Opportunities for Kansans

Tom Garretson Memorial

November 8, 1944-December 18, 2022

One of Wildscape’s nearest and dearest friends, Tom Garretson, passed away December 18, 2022, at his home in Wichita, Kansas, after a hard-fought, 3-year battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  Tom was recognized as an exceptional lawyer in his areas of practice for more than 50 years.  He loved golf, fishing and hunting and enjoyed the latter at locations both near and far.  It was also here where he lent his passion, time and talent to the Kansas Wildscape Foundation for many years.  Tom’s passion for the outdoors was contagious and he made many life-long friends along the way and the projects he assisted with benefitted thousands of Kansans.  On behalf of the Kansas Wildscape Foundation, I’d like to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to his college sweetheart and wife, Carole B. Garretson, his two children, siblings, numerous grandchildren and other friends and family.  He will be missed.

Marc Murrell, Executive Director, Kansas Wildscape Foundation 

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Connecting with Kansas’ Outdoors

If you love the Kansas outdoors, then you’ll love what we’re doing throughout the great state of Kansas!

The Kansas Wildscape Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving and perpetuating the land, the wild species, and the rich beauty of Kansas for the use and enjoyment of all. 

In other words, we’re all about getting people outdoors and creating the opportunities to do so.

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"Kansas Wildscape Foundation has been a wonderful partner, helping us accomplish some projects and implementing several other programs in a timely manner. The ultimate benefactors of this partnership are Kansans who enjoy the outdoor opportunities available to them. By working together and involving Kansas citizens in the process, we can ensure access to high-quality outdoor experiences today and tomorrow.”

What We Do


We create outdoor opportunities in Kansas


We promote outdoor opportunities in Kansas


We engage others to take action outdoors

Featured Programs

The Great Kansas Fishing Derby

The Great Kansas Fishing Derby

A Kansas angler’s prized catch may actually be worth a prize this spring and summer. Join for the first annual event!

Outdoor Kansas for Kids (O.K. Kids)

Outdoor Kansas for Kids (O.K. Kids)

There was a time when Kansas kids took the outdoors for granted. They just seemed to grow up outside.

Kansas Wildlifer Challenge

Kansas Wildlifer Challenge

Kids today are spending more time indoors watching TV and/or playing video games. Voila! A new program that couples the technology of the internet and the simplicity of nature. 

Join us on Giving Tuesday!

Your donation will support programs and projects that ensure all Kansans have access to high-quality outdoor experiences today and tomorrow. All donations raised in Kansas stay in Kansas.