The Kansas Wildlife Federation (KWF) announced its 2006 Conservation Achievement Program Award winners. Thomas J. (TJ) Hittle, President of Hittle Landscape Architects, was awarded Conservationist of the Year. The KWF-CAP awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in Kansas conservation efforts. Nominees must be Kansas residents and have accomplished meritorious work in Kansas. The Conservationist of the Year is selected from all the nominations in twelve different categories.
Hittle, also a leader in the Kansas Canoe and Kayak Association (KCKA), is an outspoken advocate for the rivers of Kansas and is an avid canoeist and kayaker. He teaches classes about canoeing and kayaking, spreading his enthusiasm and appreciation for the sport and water resources through education. He has organized floats for many years, promoting KCKA and stream resources.
Hittle Landscape Architects is a Manhattan, Kansas based Landscape Architecture collaborative offering professional services to clients in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Hittle, a 1973 graduate of KansasStateUniversity, has been a Landscape Architect since 1982 with over 33 years experience in the landscape industry. He is President of Hittle Landscape Architects and a full member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Hittle has been recognized as designer for numerous Regional and Statewide landscape awards.