Bob Armstrong Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation – Andrew Sansom

January 24, 2016  | By Shoal Creek Conservancy

At the inaugural Shoal Creek Awards in 2015, the Conservancy created the Bob Armstrong Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation. This award extends beyond the borders of the Shoal Creek watershed and recognizes individuals for outstanding conservation efforts in Texas and across the United States. Robert Landis “Bob” Armstrong, the 24th Texas land commissioner, inspired this award because of his distinguished career devoted to public service. His environmental activism at the state and federal levels impacted millions, including his work in the creation of Big Bend Ranch State Park.

The award was posthumously bestowed upon Mr. Armstrong in 2015. This year, we are very pleased to honor Andrew Sansom with the Bob Armstrong Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation. We are excited to recognize his career of conservation leadership, service, and accomplishments in Texas as Executive Director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, former Director of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and former Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Texas.

Andrew Sansom has dedicated his life to environmental conservation, and has been instrumental in the implementation of a number of significant programs, including founding of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and adding over 500,000 acres to the State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas. Join us in congratulating Andrew Sansom and celebrating the great work he has accomplished in conservation.