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ei ological significance of the Charles
Kn er Watershed and its resources in
ii.iilitional courses supplemented with
u.itural history and environmental


Gifts to Education Operations

The William & Flora Hewlett

Matdiing Gifts to Education Projects
$100,000 and over

Harold KX. Castle Foundation
Surdna Foundation, Inc-
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Mr. Charles C. Bradley
The Rockefeller Foundation
Victoria Foundation


William Bingham Foundation

Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Clayton Fund, Inc.

Federal Cartridge Company

Mrs. Reuel D. Harmon

Phillip Morris Companies, Inc.

Phillips Petroleum Foundation. Inc.

Ralston Punna Company

Schumann Fund for New Jersey

Shell Oil Company

Smithsonian Women's Committee


Ackerley Communications

State of Arizona

Arizona Public Service

Bureau of Land Management

Liz Claiborne & Art Ortenberg Foundation

Coldwater Creek, Inc.

The Equitable Foundation

Gap Foundation

Charles Hayden Foundation

International Paper


National Park Foundation

Ms. Melanie Payer

James C. Penney Foundation

San Francisco Foundation

Francis Seebee Charitable Trust

U.S. Forest Service

United States Nav^^

World WUdlife Fund-U.S.


Ms. Marjorie Arundel

Mr. William C. Baker

Boston Water & Sewer Commission

Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes

Burlington Northern Railroad

Peter W, Busch Family Foundation

Larr>- R. & Martha H Gates

Chesap>eake Bay Foundation Women's

CIBA-GEIGY Corporation
Coleman Company, Inc.
Computer Maintenance Centers, Inc.
Cotton Factory
Mr. Joseph H. Cullman, III
Mr. John Denver
DOW Chemical U.S.A
EL Du Pont de Nemours & Company
Exxon Corporation
FMC Corporation
Ms. Anita F. Gottlieb
Ms. Margaret Harris
Hitachi America, Ltd.
Mr. George C, Hixon
ICI America's, Inc.
Inverness Council. Inc.
Mississippi Regional Home Health Care
Monsanto Company
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife &

National Council of Catholic Women
National Wildlife Federation
Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative
Nosier, Inc.

Olin Corporation Charitable Trust
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Pennsylvania Association of Conservation

Mr. R.O. Schlickeisen
Sealaska Corporation
Mr. Edmund A. Stanley, Jr.
Stirtz, Bernards & Company
Time Warner

Times Minor Magazines, Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.SA., Inc.
Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Waste Management, Inc.
The Wildcat Foundation
Wildlife Conservation International
Wildlife Habitat Canada
Wildlife Management Institute
Wisconsin Power & Light Foundation
Zenkel Foundation

7/s u hut lives doivn the hole

science cTjrricula. The Foundation's
ultimate goal is the creation of a nation-
wide clearinghouse for the best available
materials in conservation education.

Fourth, to reach the general public
with Its conservation message, the
Foundation recognizes the importance
of using a variety of media. For this
reason, it seeks projects and partners
that adopt innovative approaches to
education, such as the preparation of
publications, posters, videos, and photo
exhibits that enlighten readers and
viewers about conservation, endangered
species, and biological diversity.

To champion and implement its
Initiative for Conservation Education, the
Foundation will bring together experts
in conservation and education and
attract resources from a multitude of
funding sources. Already, in 1992, the
Foundation entered into 38 new partner-
ships that will generate approximately
$2.9 million for conservation education
programs around the country. It will
coordinate efforts nationwide, identify
key players, and increase coop>eralion
among educational programs and
groups at all levels. In so doing, it hopes
to build a network that equips our youth
with the tools for tomorrow's conserva-
tion challenges.


Investing in Conservation Education

1992 Grants

Bureau of Land Management, DC

fishing Trip/or Hotneless - U

Provide a day of fishing and outdoor aaivities
for some 100 Washington, D.C., metropolitan
area homeless children living in the city's

NFWF Grant of $1,440 matched by $1,560 in
outside funds,

California Academy of Sciences, CA

Endangered Species Art Project

Create photographic exhibits, videos, and
publications on endangered species to teach
about biological diversity and conservation.

NFWF Grant of $25,000 matched by $75,000 in
outside fiinds.

Center for WUdlife Information, MI

Grizzly Bear Education Program

Produce educational posters, videos, coloring
books, brochures, and seminars on grizzly-

ing plant and animal life.

NFWF Grant of $100,000 matched by $200,000
in outside funds.

Ducks Unlimited, TN

Federal Cartridge: Ducks Unlimited

Produce a conservation guide for private land-

NFWF Grant of $5,000 matched by $15,000 in
outside funds.

Environmental Concern, Inc., MD

Wonder of Wetlands Education Program

Support environmental education programs
for high school and elementary school students
on wetlands and associated fish, plant, and
wildlife issues.

NFWF Grant of $22,000 matched by $22,000 m
outside funds.

Falcon Press Publishing Co., Inc., MT

Watchable Wildlife Conference

NFWF Grant of $ 100,000 matched by $200,000
in outside funds.

Ronald Lahners, U.S. Attorney's OfiBcc* NE

Guy Bradley Award. 1992

Recipient of the Foundation's annual award
recognizing the contribution of the law en-
forcement community to conservation.

NFWT Grant of $1,000,

Management Institute for Environnient
and Business, DC

Business and EniHronment Casebook

Produce a casebook and guide to emphasize
the importance of cooperation between busi-
nesses and conservation groups to protect
natural r

NFWF Grant of $48,000 matched by $50,000 in
outside hinds

Management Institute for Environment
and Business, DC

Partnership Handbook Dei>elof>ment

NFWF Grant of $35,000 matched by $35,000 in
outside funds.

Charles River Watershed Association, MA

Boston Schools Conservation Education

Support a 60-day, hands-on educational pro-
gram for Boston-area students and teachers to

NFWF Grant of $40,000 matched by $120,000
in outside funds.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), MD

Urban Estuarine Education Program

Help the CBF expand its successful estuarine
education program for children in urban cen-
ters around the Chesapeake Bay.

NF3CT Grant of $48,300 matched by $96,600 in
outside funds

Defenders of Wildlife, OR

Watchable Wildlife Vieunng Guides - H

Publish state-by-state guides of where to watch
wildlife, along with viewing areas, manuals.

Co-host a conference involving various federal
agencies and nonprofit conservation organiza-
tions on how to create "Watchable Wildlife"
programs in each state.

NFWF Grant of $46,000 matched by $ 1 8,000 in
outside funds.

George Mason University, VA

George Mason Entironmental Education Pro-

Initiate one-year scholarships at George Mason
for a number of undergraduate and graduate
minority students to study environmental
education, natural resource management, and
wildlife conservation.

NFWF Grant of $45,000 matched by $90,000 in
outside funds. ■

Izaak Walton League, VA

Outdoor Ethics Campaign

Assist in the development of a public aware-
ness project to promote responsible outdoor

Create a handbook on how to develop part-
nerships between public and private interests
in order to protect fish and wildlife resources.

NFWF Grant of $12,000 matched by $3,000 in
outside hinds.

National Council of Catholic Women, DC

Earth in Our Hands Partnership

Develop natural resource conservation infor-
mation for communication to more than 8,000
member organizations in a bi-monthly publi-

NFWF Grant of $8,000 matched by $8,500 in
outside funds.

National Park Service, DC

Park Sertice Watchable Wildlife Folder

Publish the National Park Service s "Watchable
WUdlife" folder

NFWF Grant of $5,000 matched by $10,000 in
outside funds.



In 1992, THE Foundation was proud to
join a roster of U.S. corporaUons, state
and federal government agencies, and
many other conservation organizations
by conferring a grant to Defenders of
Wildlife for its coordination of tlie Na-
uonalWatchable Wildlife Program. Our
grant is supporting the creation and
publicationof 17of the program's state-
by-.state, full-color guides to wildlife
viewing locauons. The books provide
even the most novice nature explorer
with information on a state's best sites
for watching wildlife.

To date, we have funded "watchable
wildlife" guides for Texas, Arizona,
California, Indiana, North Carolina, and.
North Dakota. The California guide, for
example, detaUs 150 of the state's top
wildlife viewing locations — from the
Joshua Tree National Monument in the
south to San Francisco's Golden Gate
State Park — and includes maps and
access information, species you are
likely to see, helpful viewing tips, and
more than 90 color photos. The Foun-
dation and a myriad of partners are
conmbuting a total of $300,000 to pro-
duce the watchable wildlife guides.
Matching donors for 1992 include
Ackerly Communications, Arizona State
Parks, and Florida's Game and Fresh-
water Fish Commission.

National Wild Turkey Federation, SC

/•■(/deral Cartridge: Wild Turkey Federation

Underwrite three publications outlining the
IJ..S. status and distribution of wild turkeys and
efforts to conserve their habitats.

NFWF Grant of $25,000 matched by $25,000 in
outside funds.

New York City Board of Education, NY

NY'C High School fnr the Uninmnment

Develop curricula for high school students that
integrate environmental topics with traditional

NFWF Grant of $20,000 matched by $20,000 vn
outside funds.

Pheasants Forever, MN

Federal Cartridge Pheasants Foreivr

Sponsor an educational program. "Kids for
Pheasants," that emphasizes the importance of
habitat protection and land stewardship for

NFWF Grant of $25,000 matched by $75,000 m
outside funds.

Project WILD, CO

Project WILD Action Grant

Establish slate action grants in 25 states so as to
broaden conservation education programs in
the classroom.

NFWF Grant of $100,000 matched by $200,000
in ouLside funds.

Project WILD, CO

Schoolyard Habitat Guide

Produce a guide for smdents to experience
hands-on conservation projects and to reinforce
conservation concepts learned in the classroom.

NFWF Grant of $7,500 matched by $9,500 in
outside fiands.

Sand County Foundation, WI

Wisconsin Laiuiuwner Habitat Conservation

Craft an educational program for restoring
essential wildlife habitat in a three-sute region.

NFWF Grant of $55,000 matched by $111,767
in outside fijnds.

Robert E. L. Taylor, Author, WA

Fire and the Decline of Western Forests

Publish a book evaluating North American
natural resource management techniques, es-
pecially the use and impaa of fire suppression
on western forests.

NFWF Grant of $7,500 matched by $15,000 in
outside funds-

Teton Science School, WY

Yellowstone Wildlife Literacy

Develop a hands-on science educational pro-
gram for middle and high school smdents in
the Yellowstone area.

NFWF Grant of $10,000 matched by $20,000 in
outside funds.

Jack Ward Thomas, U.S. Forest Service, OR

Chuck Yeager Atvard, 1992 - U

Recognize Jack Ward Thomas for his leader-
ship in and commitment to natural resource

NFWF Grant of $15,151

Tom Thome, Wyoming Game and Fish
Department, WY

Chuck Yeager Award, 1992-1

Recognize Tom Tliome of the Wyoming Game
and Fish Department for his work on reinnxv
ducing endangered black-footed ferrets and
other wildlife.

NFWF Grant of $15,144.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, AK

Alaska Bald Eagle Basics

Publish a booklet on Alaska's bald eagles
covering their life history and ways to avoid
disturbing nesting bald eagles

NFWF secured$17,000forU.S. Fish and WUdlife

U,S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake
Bay Program, MD, VA, PA, DE

Chesapeake Buy Watershed Education Kit

Furnish teachers with an educational poster of
the Chesapeake Bay watershed, student work-
ing maps of the Chesapeake, and a teacher
acrivity guide.

NFWF Grant of $1 1,923 matched by $3,922 in
outside funds.


U^. Fish and WUdlJfe Service, Region 9, DC

Federal Ditck Stamp. Junior 1992

Continue support for the development of Juruor
Duck Stamp contests, which promote wet-
lands education.

NFWF Grant of $50,000 matched by $93,888 in
outside funds.

U^. Fish and Wildlife Service, DC

National Science Fair Award - II

Provide six cash rewards for students who
excel in natural resource projecis.

NFWFGrant of $1,050,

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - National
Ecology Research Center, CO

Navajo Cvnsenation Education

Establish educational and career development
programs in conservation for Navajo biologists
on Navajo lands.

NFWF Grant of $ 19,000 matched by $38,000 in
outside funds

U.S. Fish and ^nidUfe Service, Region 6, CO

Rocky Mountain Arsenal, 1992 Calendar

Produce the 1992 educational calendar and
poster using photos and text describing
Colorado's Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

NFWF Grant of $17,500 matched by $4 1 ,950 in
outside funds.

USDA Forest Serrice, CA

High School Minority Education - n

Support the second year of a conservation
education and employment program for urban
youth in California.

NFWF Grant of $ 1 1 .000 matched by $22 ,000 in
outside hinds.

University of Maryland Foundation, MD

Chesapeake Vanishing Lands "

For a video and illustrated handbook examining
the evolution of the Chesapeake Bay estuary
over the past 10,000 years.

New York Ciiy High School


Environmental Studies

With $20,000 in ■■ M^T

^■■^^■1 HUl

matching funds H ^H|

M^^^^^^^^l lecting data need-

from its partner, the H ^^|

^^^^^^^^H ed for monitoring

Itileson Founda- H ^^|

H^^^^^^^l quality in the

tion, the Founda- ^^^jfc iMff^P

^^^^^^^^H bay and submitting

tion conveyed a ^^^B£^!j

^^ ^^^^^^H: the information to

$40,000 grant to the ^^^^^|H

H^^^^^^ll the New York-New

on the En- ^^^^^^|

^^^^^^^^H| Jersey Harbor Es-

vironment of New ^^I^HIii^l

HHH^^^^I- tuary Program,

York City to assist New York City's

funded by the Environmental Protec-

Board of Education in establishing the

tion Agency.

city's first high school for the environ-

As part of a waterfront improvement

ment. The funds have been used to

program for New York Harbor, another

develop curricula that integrate envi-

group of snjdents is monitoring noise

ronmental topics into traditional course

and water pollution caused by a heli-

work for ninth grade students

port in the harbor The data they gather

In the Fall of 1992, the new school

will help determine how water quality

opened its doors to 150 ninth graders.

and noise levels affect people living

Not only are students learning about

near the harbor.

the envirorunent, they are making a

Projects such as New York's new

contribution through their studies. One

high school for the environment will

group of youngsters — the official cus-

serve as models to launch similar ef-

todians of New York Harbor's Murray

forts elsewhere.

NFWF Grant of $80,000 matched by $20,000 in NFWF Grant of $25,000 matched by $25,000 ii
outside funds. outside funds.

Rick Weyerhaeuser. Author, MN

"End of the innocence "

Publish a book presenting a broad-cross sec-
tion of Africa's ecosystems, environmental
threats, as well as innovative and successful
approaches to conservation on that continent.

NFWF Grant of $25,000 matched by $50,000 in
ouLside funds.

World \nidlife Fimd - U.S.. DC

Buyer Beware Campaign. 1992

Continue suppwrt for a campaign addressing
priority wildlife trade issues through publica-
tions, public service announcements, brochures,
and other projects.

World WUdlife Fund - U^., DC

Endangered Species Briefing Book

Produce a briefing book and slide show ana-
lyzing the federal Endangered Species Act.

NFWF Grant of $5,000 matched by $10,000 i
outside funds.

World WlkUife Fund - U^., DC

National Wildlife law Book

Publish the third edition of Michael Bean's The
Evolution of National Wildlife Law

NFWF Grant of $50,000 matched by $107,000
in outside funds.



THE Foundation's Fisheries and
Wildlife Assessment is pub-
lished annually for U.S.
Congressional members and
their staff, for the Executive Branch, and
for conservation organizations. It pro-
vides the only nongovernmental, line-
item by line-item budget analysis of
major federal agencies that have signifi-
cant natural resource management and
stewardship responsibilities. Since its
inception in 1987, this annual study has
become an influential guide to Congres-
sional appropriations for these agencies

Land Management, the Department of
Agriculture, and the National Marine
Fisheries Service.

In addition to providing indices of the
success of existing federal natural
resource programs, the assessment is
designed to offer an analysis of budget-
ary shortfalls and the adequacy of
current policy directions. The assessment
documents are used extensively by key
Congressional staff on both the authoriz-
ing and appropriating committees, in
particular, they have had a major impact
.in I oiv^ deliberations in the

The inspiration for the assessment came
from Members of Congress, particularly
those on the Appropriations Commit-
tees, who were seeking nonbiased,
comprehensive information for their
analyses of the effectiveness of federal
natural resource programs.

The assessment also represents the
Foundation's policy analysis arm. It
enables the Foundation to produce
detailed line-item analyses of the annual
budgets of the six federal natural
resource agencies: the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, USDA-Forest Service,
the National Park Service, the Bureau of

past several fiscal years' budgets, which
contained unprecedented allocations for
important conservation work.

The Fisheries and Wildlife Assessment
is successful in part because of its scope;
it is the only nonfederal analysis that
covers an agency's entire budget and the
range of issues with which each agency
must cope Its success may also be
attributed to its attempt to show pro-
gram accomplishments so that Congres-
sional staff will have a clear concept of
how appropriated monies are spent.
Finally, the assessment does not hesitate
to criticize an agency's performance if

criticism is warranted. However, judg-
ments are made in a constructive
fashion, seeking instead to fmd the root
causes of failure and to propose altema-
tive solutions. The assessment has often
caused federal agencies to alter policies
so as to address criticisms.

The Foundation is recognized for its
ability to develop innovative public '
policy solutions to natural resource
problems. These policy solutions,
buoyed by the conservation projects the
Foundation funds, ha\e the potential to
become prototypes for national pro-
grams because they are provided
through the Fisheries and Wildlife
Assessment to Congress and the Execu-
tive Branch.

Funding for natural resource agencies
has been traditionally a low priority for
decades. Nevertheless, the Foundation
has been exceedingly successful in
helping increase agency budgets. For
example, between 1982 and 1986,
ftinding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service rose by 34 percent. Following
the initiation of the Fisheries and
Wildlife Assessment in 1987. the budget
for that agency has increased by 63
percent. This translates into an addi-
tional $226 million for the Service's
operating budget. Between 1982 and
1986. allocations to the U.S. Forest
Service's Wildlife and Fish Management
program rose by only 12 percent.
However, from 1987 to 1992, funding
for these high-priority programs in-
creased by a dramatic 170 percent.

Greater funding for these agencies
means increased and enhanced conser-
vation programs to save our nation's
dwindling wildlife and fisheries, habitats
and ecosystems.

Major Foundation donors to the
Fisheries and Wildlife Assessment Pro-
gram in 1992 include Tudor Farms, the
George Gund Foundation, the Curtis
and Edith Munson Foundation. Inc., The
McKnight Foundation. The Joyce Foun-
dation, and the Surdna Foundation, Inc.



1992 Financial Highughts


DESPTTE 1992's sluggish
economy, the National Fish
and Wildlife Foundation
maintained a strong
financial position. Our 1992 fiscal year
revenues exceeded $14 million, includ-
ing $6,059,730 contributed for conserva-
tion projects, $2,211,475 from Founda-
tion donors, and $4,958,000 in federally

appropriated lijnds. The amount
received for donated goods and services
was $205,000.

Total expenses for fiscal year 1992
were $12.4 million. Again, the Founda-
tion was successful in maintaining low
administration and fund-raising costs:
$541,000. or 4 percent of total expenses.
All told, $268,000 was expended to raise

nearly $2 million for operations and to
assist our partners in securing the
needed match for our federal funds.
Total operations revenues exceeded
operations expenses by $201,000.
Program operating costs to manage and
monitor Foundation-funded projects
represented 10 percent of the year's total

FY '92 Program Expenses

Wetlands/Private Lands

General Administration


Conservation Education


Wildlife & Habitat


Fisheries & Wildlife Assessment




FY '92 Sources of Revenue






Contributed Services

72-588 0-93-4


Report of Independent Pubuc Accountants

To the Board of Directors of
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation:

We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as
of September 30, 1992, and the related statement of support, revenues, expenses and changes in
fund balances for the year then ended These financial statements and the schedules referred to
below are the responsibility of the Foundation's management. Our responsibility is to express an
opinion on these financial statements and schedules based on our audit.

We conduaed our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Those stan-
dards require that we plan and perform an audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the
financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis,
evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as
evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reason-
able basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in ali material respects, the
financial position of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as of September 30, 1992, and the
results of its operations for the year then ended, in conformity with generally accepted accounting

Our audit was made for the purpose of forming an opinion on the basic financial statements taken
as a whole. The supplemental information included in the supplemental schedules (Schedules I to
ni) are presented for purposes of additional analysis and are not a required part of the basic
financial statements. This information has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in our
audit of the basic fmanciai statements and, in our opinion, is fairly stated, in all material respects, in
relation to the basic fmanciai statements taken as a whole.

Arthur Andersen & Company

Washington, DC,
November 23, 1992


Balance Sheet

As of September 30, 1992 (with Summarized Totals for September 30. 1991)

Operating Funds

Unrestricted Restricted


Current assets —

Temporary Lnvestments (Note 2)
Due (to) from other funds
Accounts receivable and other
Due from U.S. government

Total current assets

Noncurrent assets —

Office lease escrow

Loans receivable

Equipment, net of accumulated
depreciation of $84,076 at

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