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Ml. George M. Barley, Jr.

Mr. Perry Bass

Bass Pro Shops, Inc

Geialdine R Dodge 1 VxJiidation

Mr. W. Thorpe McKenzie

Mr & Mis. Nekon Mead, Jr.

Curtis artd Edith Miuvson Foundation

■flie David and Lucilc Packard

Surdna Foundation, htc.
Tudor Farms
Mr. Stephen Sloan

Matching Gifts to Flaberles Projectti

$SO,000 and over

American Fishing Taclde ivtanufa'-tums

Bass Pro Shops, Inc.
Miller Brewin^j Company
Qmis Be Edith Munson Foundation
Tht David and Ludle Paclcaid Foundation
Surdna Foundation, 1ik


V£. Fish & WiWlifc Serv ice


The Andreas Foundation
ARCO Ftxindatioo
Vaughn W- Brown Charitable Tnist
Jessie B. 0« Chaiitable Tiusi
Davis Conservation Foundation
Expositions, Inc.
I.'iland Frjundation, Inc.
The Nature Conservancy'
Oregon Trout Members
P-.ici/ic State Marine Fisheries Commission
Expo Prcx-eeds
Ponhouse Foundation
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation,
las Vegas Chapter

Reno Chapter

Swim H.ri"'""^
Walcliai '


Atnetican Forasoy Foundation

Atlantic Salmon Feduatiou

BankAnwiica Foundation

Mr. John R. Chancy

Chevron Corporation

Mr Donald K. Hansen

Donors tluough Hatchle NWE

The Henry Fotjndation

Donors through the Institute for Bittf '

Johnson Fi.«hing, Iik
L. Knife & Son, Inc.
Neiada Miruirg <V».«xlation. inc.
New England Biolabe I
Nsw England Power Service <
Northwest Marine Teclitmlogy; I
pacific Gai & Electric Cooipany
Kxky Mountain Elk Fotuviaiion "" ^
Kc«;ky M^Aintain Elk Foundation, Elko

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundaUor..

Fiy Chapter
Rocky Mountain El- ' -i-.i^.-.

Fallon Chapie!
Rocky Mountain :

Hawthorne Cii„j«i..
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundaitcn, -

Tonopah Chapter '

Rocky Mountain Elk Fountlatiiw,, ;

Winnemucca Chapter
Mr. Ralph Scorfield
Steams Manufacturing
Trout Unlimited
Mr. J.E. tjpham
Margaiet CuUinan 'Wiay Charitable I

Annuity Tiust
Wyoming Fish & Game Pepwsgient.

fisheries conservation and by working
with decLsion-niakers in federal and state
governments. We will continue to
collaborate with government agencies to
improve resource management, restore
native species, and initiate innovative
problem-solving programs. Our grants
catalyze partnerships and provide seed

money for imf)ortant and innovative on-
the-ground pilot projects.

One of these projects is focusing on
Montana's Blackfoot River, the original
.setting for Norman Maclean's novella
and Robert Redford's film, "A River Runs
Through It." (Because of the river's
degraded and polluted condition.

filming actually was done elsewhere.)
The Foundation issued a grant to the
Blackfcxjt Chapter of Trout Unlimited to
improve five of the river's tributaries
(Rock, Elk, Monture, Nevada, and
Chamberiain Creeks) for native trout
species and other fishery resources. The
Vermont-based Orvis Company placed
an appeal for restoration funds in its
catalog and generously agreed to match
funds raised from that campaign and
contribute them to Blackfoot restoration
efforts. Redford also assisted this effort
by making his film available for benefit
screenings and by promoting the cause
and the Foundation in his Sundance
catalog. The primary beneficiary will be
the native fish populations of the
Blackfoot River and its tributaries,
including the westslope cutthroat and
bull trout, both of which have been
designated as species of special concern
by the American Fisheries Society.

Since inception of its Fisheries
Initiative, the Foundation and its part-
ners have committed more tJian $9.75
million to fund 79 fisheries projects.
Support for the Foundation's Fisheries
Management and Conservation program
in 1992 came from visionary Foundation
supporters such as the Surdna Founda-
tion, Inc., The David and Lucile Packard
Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, and the
Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation.

In the coming year, we will initiate a
broad range of projects to improve
inland and marine resources and their
management. An analysis of state and
federal fishery programs will be con-
ducted to examine how agencies can
better deal with the key problems of
overharvest and habitat degradation.
Coastal issues, major river protection
efforts, and anadromous Fisheries will
higfilight the 1993 agenda. With new
staff and additiormi funding, the ex-
panded Fisheries Initiative will allow the
Foundation to assist in returning U.S.
fisheries to hi-storically sustainable and
economically valuable levels.


Investing in Fisheries

1992 Grants


American Fisheries Society, MD

Fisheries Action Network - II

Develop a broad-scale, regional and national
information network that will enable the
members of the American Fisheries Society to
apply their scientific expertise in reviewing
current fisheries issues and the impact of
proposed legislation.

NFWF Grant of $40,000 matched by $80.(X)0 in
outside funds.

Anglers United, AZ

Hcwasu Fisheries Improvement

Provide additional unden^'ater habitat by cre-
ating 46 reefs in Arizona's Lake Havasu. where
the entire lake bottom is nearly barren.

NFWF Grant of $150,000 matched by $300,000
in outside funds.

Billfish Foundation, FL

Billfish Tag ami Release Program

Create a video and PSAs on the catch, tag, and
release of billfish, and establish a lagging
program for billfish.

NFWF Grant of $46,700 r
outside funds.

ched by $93,-^00 i!

BLM & USDA - Forest Service, DC

Bring Back the Natives - 77

Restore and protect the native flora and fauna
of 34 streams and rivers that occur in 15 Bureau
of land Management districts and 26 national
forests scattered throughout 13 states.

Center for Marine Conservation, DC

CITES and Pelagic Fish Species

Prepare a briefing paper on how the Convention
on International Trade and Endangered Spe-
cies of WUd Fauna & Flora (CITES) applies to
pelagic (oceanic} fish species.

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

Colorado Conservation Foundation, CO

Colorado River Fish Policy - U

Review and evaluate the efforts to protect the
Upper Colorado River's endangered fish in
Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

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

Conservation Fluid, WV

Vi'ilson Creek Assessment

Undertake an assessment of Wilson Creek, as
it flows through Wilson Creek Battlefield, near
Springfield, Missouri, and develop a manage-
ment plan for this wetland.

NFWF Grant of $4,750 matched by $4,750 in
outside funds.

Conservation International, DC

Gulf of California Fisheries

Enable Mexican conservation organizations to
become in\'olved in local conservation efTorts.

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

NFWF Grant of $400,000 matched by $400,000 Conservation Law Foundation, MA

in outside funds. New England Groundjish Management

Center for Coastal Studies, MA

North Atlantic Humpback VC'hale Project

Undertake a multi-nation research project on
the distribution and population densities of the
North Atlantic humpback whale in the West

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

Study the socio-economic impacts of restora-
tion measures for the New England groundfish
industry and implement the Fisheries Man-
agement Plan.

NFWF Grant of $ 100,000 matched by $ 150,000
in outside funds.

Future Fishermen Foiuidation, AR

Aquatic Resources Video Series

Produce video presentations on sports fishing
and aquatic resource use for junior high schools
in conjunction with the US, Fish and Wildlife
Service's "Hooked on Fishing — Not on Drugs"

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

Hudson River Foundation, NY

Striped Bass Stocks Suney

Determine the numbers of striped bass being
contributed by the Hudson River and the
Chesapeake Bay to the species' overall Atlantic
populations. (Study uses nuclear DNA testing
I fish's place of origin.)

NFWF Grant of $20,000 matched by $60,000 in
outside funds.

Island Institute, ME

New England Groundfish Ecology

Explore the application of terrestrial ecosystem
principles to marine environments with the
goal of developing alternative management
methods for New England's groundfish fishery.

NFWF Grant of $60,000 matched by $81 ,000 in
outside funds.

Mississippi WUdlife Federation, MS

Adopt-A-Stream in Mississippi

Protect the Mississippi River's watersheds by
creating a statewide educational outreach pro-
gram that includes local training, development
of a database, and eventual restoration of
riverine habitats,

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

National Coalition for Marine Conserva-
tion. GA

Marine Fisheries Policy Study

Promote public awareness of the need for
increased conservation input into a marine
fisher>' policy and for providing new information
for consideration by state and federal officials,
Congressional staff, scientists, and outdoor


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

National Fishing Week Steering Commit-
tee/ c/o Sportmen's Caucus. DC

National FL^hing \^'eck Matenal

Produce national radio and television PSAs, an
information brochure, and an analysis of the
effectiveness of these media communication

NFWF orchestrated the Mill*
Company's donation of $50,000.

Nils Obel, Artist, ME

North AtUinttc Fisheries Education Print

Create and distribute a limited series of art
prints and posters that represent fish species of
concern in the Atlantic Ocean for educational
uses in New England.

NFWF Grant of $ 10.000 matched by $10,000 in
outside funds.

Open Sea Salmon Quota Commission (At-
lantic Salmon Federation), Iceland

Greenland Sahyion Fisheries Buyout

Purchase, on a one-time basis, the yeariy
fishing quota of Greenland's fishermen for
North American salmon, which will allow adult
salmon to return to US. northeastern rivers to

NFWF Grant of $250,000 matched by $500,000
in outside funds.

Oregon Rivers Council, OR

Oregon Fish Habitat Restoration

Undertake experimental restoration of fisher-
ies habitat on two Oregon rivers, with the hope
of developing a model for further restoration
efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest.

NFWF Grant of $33,500 matched by $33,500 in
outside fLinds

Oregon Trout, OR

Oregon Native Trout Report

Produce a comprehensive report on the status
and habitat requirements of Oregon's native

trout for federal agencies involved in restoring
the species in the slate.

NFWF Grant of $16,450 matched by $38,400 u
outside funds.

Pacific Marine Fisheries Conunisslon, OR

Pacific Fvih Habitat Education - II

Develop a West Coast education campaign,
train five coordinators, produce and distribute
a video for individuals and organizations on
Brewing issues affecting their recreational and com-
mercial fishing activities.

NFWF Grant of $50,000 matched by $100,000
in outside funds.

Pacific Marine Fisheries Commission, OR

National Industrx' Bycatch Workshop

Support a three-day national workshop on the
effects of bycatch on nontarget fish, birds, and
marine mammals .

NFWF Grant of $20,000 r
outside funds.

ched by $20,000 i:

Protect and enhance wildlife habitats along
some 60 miles of the South Fork of Idaho's
Snake River, one of the nation's premier cut-
throat fisheries-

NFWT Grant of $50,000 r
in outside funds

ched by $100,000

Sea of Cortex Ecosystem Program, Conser-
vation International, Mexico

Vaqiiita Conservation

Study the ecology of — and the impact of
fisheries bycatch on — the endangered Gulf of
California harbor porpoise (vaquita) and de-
velop conservation management strategies for
the species.

NFWF Grant of $30,000 matched by $40,000 in
outside funds.

Sport Fishing Institute, DC

Future 21 Challenge - III

Craft a continuing communications network
for 1,100 national fishing clubs using videos
and publications and create a database on the
status of sports fisheries.

Trout Unlimited, Blackfoot Chapter, MT

Blackfoot River Protection

Restore 3,040 acres of fish and wildlife habitat
along five tributaries of Montana's Blackfoot
River Cone of America's ten most threatened
rivers) and acquire easements on another 3.360

NFWF Grant of $200,000 matched by $400,000
in outside funds

U.S. Fish and WUdlife Service, Region 3, H.

Chicago Urban Habitat Restoration

Create a 60-acre recreational fishing lake and
1 20 acres of wetland habitat in the Chicago
metropolitan area.

NFWT Grant of $100,000 matched by $500,000
in outside funds.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 9,

Fish Hatchery Videos

Produce three videos called "These Are Your
Fish" targeted at the general public, civic
groups, and school children tfiroughout the

NPXT Grant of $36,000 matched by $5,000 in
outside funds.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 4, GA

Hatchie Mt'T? Handicapped Access

Develop a fishing access program for handi-
capped anglers on Lake O'Neal in western
Tennessee's Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge.

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

The Nature Conservancy, ID

Snake River Habitat Protection

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Reglo

Striped Bass Coloring Book


Bring Back the Nadves


Foundation's Fisheries
Initiative is riverine
restoration and repop-
ulation of native fresh-
water species, two
goals that go hand in
hand. Several projects
are devoted to these
objectives, the most
extensive being our
Bring Back the Natives

This is the first na-
tional campaign with
the USDA-Foresi Ser-
vice and the Bureau of
Land Management
aimed at restoring the
health of river systems
and their associated
native fish and wildlife on public lands.
Current projects encompass more than
47 streams in 15 states for which the
Foundation has contributed $650,000.
With funds raised over the past two
years. Bring Back tlie Natives is restor-

ing critical habitats and riparian vegetation
through the support of dozens of local
organizations and private citizens. Habitat
restoration, species reintroduction, and
improved land management associated
with these projects will enhance water

quality, aid in the re-
covery of endangered
and threatened plant
and animal species,
expand and diversify
quality recreational
fishing opportunities,
and benefit riparian-
dependent species in
each watershed that is
being revitalized.

Similar efforts are
scattered across the
United States. The goal
of a Foundation-
funded experimental
restoration of fisheries
habitat on two Oregon
rivers is to develop a
model for additional
D,»D»rr,cid salmonid restoration
efforts tfiroughout the Pacific North-
west. Two other Foundation-supported
projects include a rehabilitation plan for
a Missouri creek and wetland protection
and enhancement of habitats along
Idaho's Snake River.

Print 10.000 copies of an educational coloring
book on striped bass.

World Wildlife Fund-U.S., DC

Controlled Access and Fisheries Management

NFWT provided $5,000 from its striped Bass

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5.

Striped Bass Information Card

Convene a workshop whose focus is deter-
mining the value of limited access programs as
a tool for managing U.S. marine fisheries.

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

Produce an information card (to distribute with
fishing licenses) explaining how and why to
return tags found on striped bass catches; for
use in Atlantic Coast slates.

NFWF Grant provided an interest-free loan of
$7,700 from its Striped Bass Fund.

Investing IN Wetlands

North American Wetlands Partnership

WEiLANDs are one of the
planets most produc-
tive habitats. Roughly
80 percent of our
nations commercial fish spawn and
breed in coastal wetlands; more than 40
percent of all endangered species need
wetlands to survive; and hundreds of
migratory bird species, including half of
the Neotropical migrants, depend on
U.S. wetland habitats. These natural
systems also absorb and store floodwa-
ters, and they recharge, purify, and
protea our drinking water supplies.
Nevertheless, we have historically
misunderstood their value and regarded
them as wastelands. We destroyed about
half (more than 100 million acres) of our
nation's wetlands by filling, draining,
polluting, channeling, and clearing.
Today, however, our understanding and
attitude toward wetlands have changed,
resulting in legislation and programs for
their protection.

The 1972 Clean Water Act, the Farm
Security Act of 1985 and 1990; the 1986
Emergency Wetlands Resources Act; the
1990 Food, Agriculture, Conservation,
and Trade Aa-. and the North American
Wetland Conservation Act of 1989 each
contain provisions to protect these
imperiled habitats and ecosystems. Also,
in 1986. the United States and Canada
signed the far-reaching North American
Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP).
which committed the two nations to a
long- term program for assuring the
survival of migratory birds anci their
habitats — primarily wetlands. Mexico
joined this international effort in 1988.

The North American Waterfowl
Management Plan gave the National Fish
and Wildlife Foundation an opportunity
to bring together various partners to
work on a common conservation goal.
In concert with the International Asso-
ciation of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
(lAFWA) and Ducks Unlimited, Inc.. the
Foundation initiated efforts to raise and
transfer funds to Canada for a wetlands

preservation venture known as the
Canadian "Step" program.

Between 1988 and 1992, the Founda-
tion, lAFWA, Wildlife Habitat Canada,
and Ducks Unlimited with their Cana-
dian partners secured more than $40
million for three Canadian "Step"
programs. As a result, more than 500.000
acres of wildlife habitat — primarily
wetlands — were acquired, improved,
restored, and^'or enhanced in the United
States and Canada. Because of these
efforts, the Foundation was instrumental

One o/Ihe planet's most productive
ecosystems, wetlands are essential
habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.

in launching NAWMP and making it
work "on the ground." With continued
support NAWMP is destined to become
an international success story.

The Foundation's wetland activities
are not limited to the Canadian "Step "
programs. Since 1987, working in the
continental United States with state
agencies, The Nature Conservancy, The


Conservation Fund, Ducks Unlimited,
and such corporations as DOW Chemi-
cal and The Orvis Company, the
Foundation has awarded 118 grants
specifically for wetlands, thus commit-
ting almost $22 million. In addition to
providing funds for research and
education, the gmnis have fueled the
protection and'or restoration of more
than one million acres of wetlands and
associated uplands primarily in the
United States.

When the U.S. Congress passed the
1989 North American Wetland Act, the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received
the authority to undertake wetland
protection and restoration on a larger
scale. The Foundation's wetland preser-
vation achievements and its support for
the legislation helped gain passage of
the new wetland act.

Having successfully fulfilled its
primary role for NAWMP, the Founda-
tion is now redefining its goals and
charting a new course so as to address

broader needs in wetland conservation.
The result is the North American
Wetlands Partnership. Because more
tlian 75 percent of U.S. wetlands occur
on private lands, it is clear that conserva-
tion must extend far beyond public
lands and public agencies. And since
acquiring all significant wetlands is not
economically feasible, we must seek
other means, such as encouraging
individual, private landowners to be
more prudent managers of their wetland

Through our North American Wet-
lands Partnership, we will continue to
support individual projects that hilfill
NAWMP objectives. At the same time,
however, we will focus on stimulating
and coordinating existing programs
whose goals are wetland conservation
on private lands. Such programs may
educate private landowners, or they may
offer financial or technical assistance in
proteaing or restoring wetlands. Also,
they may be administered by private

conservation organizations or by federal
and state agencies. Finally, we will forge
cooperative efforts among all involved
agencies and nonprofit groups and
continue to fund innovative conserva-
tion projects. All told, the Foundation's
North American Wetlands Partnership
will potentially facilitate the protection of
tens of millions of acres.

The success to date of the North
American Waterfowl Management Plan
was the Foundation's initial effort toward
achieving the protection of wetland
habitats for waterfowl and other species.
The next step is the mobilization of
existing forces to effea wetland conser-
vation on private lands. Donors such as
Tudor Farms, the William and Flora
Hewlett Foundation, and Bass Pro
Shops, Inc., supported the Foundation's
wetlands efforts in 1992 because they
recognize the organization's unique
funding capabilities and its skill in
developing conservation partnerships
between the public and private sectors.

WetUind Acres hupacted by Satlftnal Fish and WiidUfe FmouiatitMi Grants






Firsi-Stcp Projects, l'_S. and Can.-ida





Sw«>iMi-SU'p ProjtxJs. I s. and CanacLi*
1989 - 1990 ^^Mj


1 hird-Sitp Pi\»jccts (Prt^ted)* ^Bj

t ad



Wetlands and Privaic laiKls. I . n.
1988 -current










Investing IN Wetlands


Gifts to Wetlands Operations

Bass Pro Shops, Inc.

The William & Flora Hewlett

Richaid King Mellon Foundation
Tudor Fanns
Union Pacific Foundation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Staff
Virginia Wildlife Federation
Mr. Edward Williams

Matching Gifts to Wetlands Projects
$100,000 and over

Ducks Unlimited, Inc
Contributors Through Iowa Natural

Heritage Foundation
North Dakota Wetlands Trust
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Waterfowl Research Foundation, Inc



GPS Company

Lucas County Soil & Water Conservation

Richard King Mellon Foundation
Minnesota Board of Water & Soil

State of New Jersey


Allen County Soil & Water Conservation

Bass Pro Shops, Inc.
Phillips Petroleum Foundation, Inc.
Wright County Soil & Water Conservation



Dakota County Soil & Water Conservation

Gayloid Donnelley 1983 Tnjst

The Mellen Foundation
Dr. Bruce G. Pratt
Waupaca Soil & Water Conservation

Wildlife Management Institute


Amoco Chemical Company
Anguilla Farm Services
Mr, Hugh M. Arant, Sr.

Mr. Tumer Arant
Mr. Joe Azar, Jr

Beltrami Soil & Water Conservation District
Ms. Mickey L. Black
Mr. Spotswood W. Box
Mr. Howard Brent
Bridgerland Audubon Society
Brother Wilson, Inc.
Brumfield Plantation
Buckhom Planting Company
Mr Robert A. Carson, Sr.
Carter Plantation, Ltd.
Mr Rives C. Carter
Chevron Corporation

Chippewa County Land Conservation Distria
Clarksdale Beverage Company
Coker Farms
Mr. David D. Cooper
Cot\im Production Company
Mr. Michael Curran
Dalmar Plantation
Deer Creek Compress Company
Diagnostek. Inc.

Dickinson County Soil & Water Conservation

Double Quick, Inc
The Elizabeth G & John D. Drinko
Chantable Foundation

Dunlap & Kyle Company, Inc.

Mr. Woods Eastland

Fanwood Foundation/West

S.M Fewell & tympany. Inc.

Ms Mary Fleming Finlay

Gresham Petroleum Corporation

The James Hand Foundation

Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation

Hawk Farms

Eaddy Williams Hayes

Mr Kenneth Hood

Mr. John Sharp Howie

Mr. R. Carl Hubbard

L.K. & Seymour Johnson

Mr. J.B. Joseph, Jr.

Kanabec Soil & Water Conservation Distria

John & Stella Kenedy Foundation

Kosciusko County Soil & Water Conservation

Mr. Morris Lewis, Jr.

Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation

Lynndale Planting Company, Inc.

Joe G. Maloof Company

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