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Headwaters
Group with many names
 National Center for Conservation Science and Policy (2006 - )
Headwaters, Inc. (1988 - 2006)
Headwaters Community Association, Incorporated (1975 - 1988)

National Center for Conservation Science and Policy (current name)
created in 2006 by merger of Headwaters, Inc. and the Klamath-Siskiyou office of the World Wildlife Fund with a $10,000 grant from the Bullitt Foundation, Seattle, WA.
also known as
Headwaters, Inc. (registered name 1988 - 2006)
also known as
Headwaters Community Association, Inc. (registered name 1975 - 1988)
Headwaters Environmental Center, the group's headquarters, opened October 19, 1997 at the current address
Address: 84 Fourth Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Telephone:
541-482-4459
Fax: 541-482-7282
Web site:
http://www.nccsp.org
Email: info@nccsp.org
Status: 501(c)(3)
EIN: 93-0880205
2007 assets: $654,271
2007 income: $523,455

Founded November 19, 1975 as Headwaters Community Association, Inc. at Redwood Towers Hotel, Grants Pass, Oregon
Exempt since: March 1, 1993

Self-description: The National Center for Conservation Science & Policy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation science and policy organization with a mission of creating science-based solutions to protect and restore the life processes and ecological vitality that sustain all lands, waters and communities. Our work focuses on three main program areas: Intact Ecosystems, Clean Water and Climate Change Preparation, each of which includes projects built on three major strategies, including:

  • Conservation Science Initiative: Initiating original research and synthesizing existing science on emerging regional and national resource management and policy issues
  • Science In Action Initiative: Constructing an effective "science bridge" to disseminate key scientific findings to decision-makers, the media, conservation groups and other stakeholders, and the general public so that credible, effective policy initiatives are developed and instituted
  • Headwaters Heritage Initiative: Providing on-the-ground pilot projects that showcase potential policies in action. All projects are selected strategically for their ability to be exported to other communities facing similar resource management questions

Actual: Re-invented 1970s ultra-radical civil disobedience mob allied with ultra-elite, highly educated socialite-activists that succeeded in destroying most resource extraction industries in Southern Oregon by the early 2000s and now, merged with the gigantic World Wildlife Fund, works to shut down all Southern Oregon business by obstructing development according to the principles of "conservation biology" - the world without people - and lobbying governments to accept the claims of foundation-funded, non-elected scientists with self-interest in generating alarmist findings to obtain more study grants while anti-free enterprise lawyers dismantle what is left of the regional economy.
In 2008, a major threat emerged in the form of a $50,000 grant from Seattle's Bullitt Foundation to NCCSP "
To support basin-scale analysis of likely climate change impacts on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the Rogue and Klamath watersheds of southern Oregon, and the use of this information to guide climate preparation actions on the part of state and local governmental entities."
The "likely" scientific findings
are pre-arranged to alarm and justify drastic "climate preparation actions", i.e., shutting down all business, by local, state, and national government.
NCCSP is one small node
in a national network operating with vast funding to destroy the economy in the name of "conservation science," which disregards economic or human pain as a matter of proper "scientific objectivity" and discipline.

Headwaters has a long history of activism and funding. The following profiles flow backwards from the present to earlier times.

National Center for Conservation Science and Policy
 financial condition 2007

 Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $481,586
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $21,980
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $19,889

 

Program Services $469,580
Administration $103,141
Other $32,569
Total Expenditures $605,290
Total Revenue $523,455   NET GAIN/LOSS ($81,835)

National Center for Conservation Science and Policy
Officers and Directors  2007

Name Title Compensation
Dominick Desalla Exe Director $104,341
Tonya Graham Exe Director $62,758
Ken Crocker President $0
Matthew McKinnon Vice Pres. $0
Skip Andrew Director $0
Susan Delles Secretary $0
George Badura Director $0
Jeff Weatherell Director $0
Judd Pindell Director $0
Helen Ost Treasurer $0
Jim Ince Director $0
Chris Bratt Director $0
Dave Perry Director $0
JoAnne Eggers Director $0

National Center for Conservation Science and Policy
Grants received 2006-2007

Donor Foundation

 


Recipient Name

 

Amount

Year

Grant Description

444S FOUNDATION
Bellevue
Washington
 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSERVATION SCIENCE AND POLICY
Ashland
Oregon

$25,000

2007

Environmental Preservation

HARDER FOUNDATION
Tacoma
Washington
 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSERVATION SCIENCE AND POLICY
Ashland
Oregon

$30,000

2007

Forest protection

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF JACKSON HOLE
Jackson
Wyoming
 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSERVATION SCIENCE AND POLICY
Ashland
Oregon

$30,000

2007

 

WEEDEN FOUNDATION
New York
New York
 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSERVATION SCIENCE AND POLICY
Ashland
Oregon

$15,000

2007

 

BURNING FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington
 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSERVATION SCIENCE AND POLICY
Ashland
Oregon

$12,000

2006

Restoring freeways for fish

DANCING TIDES FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSERVATION SCIENCE POLICY
Ashland
Oregon

$5,000

2006

 

Headwaters / Headwaters Fund / Headwaters Community Association
Grants received 1999-2007

Donor Foundation

 


Recipient Name

 

 

Amount

Year

Grant Description

FUNDING EXCHANGE INC
New York
New York

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$12,363

2007

 

FUNDING EXCHANGE INC
New York
New York

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$12,895

2007

 

FUNDING EXCHANGE INC
New York
New York

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$12,895

2007

 

FUNDING EXCHANGE INC
New York
New York

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$12,895

2007

 

LAZAR FOUNDATION
Portland
Oregon

HEADWATERS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Ashland
Oregon

 

$10,000

2006

 

HARDER FOUNDATION
Tacoma
Washington
 

HEADWATERS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Ashland
Oregon

 

$30,000

2006

Forest conservation membership

EDNA WARDLAW CHARITABLE TRUST UA 123092
Atlanta
Georgia

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$8,984

2005

 

LAIRD NORTON FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

HEADWATERS
Ashland
Oregon

 

$10,000

2005

Community restoration Bear Creek watershed

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS CHARITABLE GIFT FUND
Cincinnati
Ohio

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$4,000

2004

 

W.M. FOUNDATION
Minneapolis
Minnesota

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$10,000

2004

General purposes

EDNA WARDLAW CHARITABLE TRUST UA 123092
Atlanta
Georgia

HEADWATERS
Ashland
Oregon

 

$10,000

2003

Program grant

MEYER MEMORIAL TRUST
Portland
Oregon
 

HEADWATERS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Ashland
Oregon

 

$12,000

2003

To develop ecological guidelines for fire management in the Klamath-Siskiyou region.

CARPENTER FOUNDATION
Medford
Oregon
 

HEADWATERS
Ashland
Oregon

 

$10,000

2003

Talent Irrigation District/ Headwaters Canal Weed Removal

WOOD-RILL FOUNDATION
Minneapolis
Minnesota

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$5,000

2003

General support

WOOD-RILL FOUNDATION
Minneapolis
Minnesota

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$5,000

2002

 

WOOD-RILL FOUNDATION
Minneapolis
Minnesota

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$7,500

2001

General fund

WOOD-RILL FOUNDATION
Minneapolis
Minnesota

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$5,000

2000

General funds

FLINTRIDGE FOUNDATION
Pasadena
California

HEADWATERS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Ashland
Oregon

 

$10,000

2000

 

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

HEADWATERS
Ashland
Oregon

 

$90,000

2000

Support for Environmental projects

BENJAMIN SPENCER FUND
Bethesda
Maryland

HEADWATERS FUND
Ashland
Oregon

 

$75,000

2000

 

FORD FOUNDATION
New York
New York
 

HEADWATERS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Ashland
Oregon

 

$220,000

1999

Support for building regional capacity in community forestry through collaborative learning

FLINTRIDGE FOUNDATION
Pasadena
California
 

HEADWATERS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Ashland
Oregon

 

$30,000

1999

 

History of controversy:
Rick Gwynallen, Executive Director - resigned in July 2000 under suspicion of diverting foundation grant monies.
Total salaries and related expenses for 1997: $154,574.
Coalitions: Headwaters is a member organization of the Klamath-Siskiyou Alliance.

HARMS:
Supported road moratorium and destruction campaign. Extensive litigation to block Forest Service timber sales and destroy resource industries.

History of distant funders:
More than half of Headwaters' historical revenue was provided by two grantors, Pew Charitable Trusts and W. Alton Jones Foundation. This group is extremely grant driven.

Headwaters had the following foundation, corporate and allied-organization funders 1993-1999:

DONOR 1993
1994
1995
1996
TOTAL
1990-99

Bullitt Foundation

$20,000
    $15,000
$35,000

Carolyn Foundation

      $25,000
$25,000

Educational Foundation of America

(1992) $35,000
      $35,000
Ford Foundation
      (1999) $220,000
$220,000
Pew Charitable Trusts
(1992) $30,000 (1991) $100,000
$200,000
    $330,000
Town Creek Foundation
     

(1998) $20,000

$20,000
W. Alton Jones Foundation
(1993) $40,000 (1992) $35,000 (1991) $40,000 (1990) $50,000
  $40,000
(1997) $80,000 (1996) $50,000
$335,000

 

Details of grant records 1991-1999
(Source: The Foundation Center database)

The Ford Foundation
ABSTRACT: To build regional capacity in community forestry through collaborative learning
AMOUNT: $220,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1999
DURATION: 2-year grant

Town Creek Foundation, Inc.
ABSTRACT: For Klamath-Siskiyou Alliance, Campaign to Protect Roadless Areas
AMOUNT: $20,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1998

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
ABSTRACT: To promote economic and social benefits of environmental protection and build stronger base for forest conservation in southwestern Oregon
AMOUNT: $80,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1997

Carolyn Foundation
AMOUNT: $25,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1996

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
ABSTRACT: To promote conservation of Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion in southern Oregon by clarifying economic and social benefits of environmental protection
AMOUNT: $40,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1996

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
ABSTRACT: For Friends of Elk River, to protect ancient forest watershed and salmon habitat
AMOUNT: $10,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1996

The Bullitt Foundation
ABSTRACT: For forest protection and mobilization program, to document and publicize damage to southwest Oregon forests resulting from timber salvage rider
AMOUNT: $15,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1996

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
ABSTRACT: To develop responsible and sustainable forest management programs for Headwaters region of southern Oregon
AMOUNT: $40,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1995

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
ABSTRACT: To develop responsible and sustainable forest management programs for Headwaters region of southern Oregon
AMOUNT: $40,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1993

The Pew Charitable Trusts
ABSTRACT: For matching grant for Pacific Northwest Forest Initiative, collaborative effort to strengthen protection of old-growth forests in Klamath region
AMOUNT: $200,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1994

The Bullitt Foundation
ABSTRACT: For Northwest Forests program
AMOUNT: $20,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1993

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
ABSTRACT: For litigation and public education to advance ancient forest protection
AMOUNT: $35,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1992

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
ABSTRACT: For Ancient Forest Education Project
AMOUNT: $40,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1991

The Pew Charitable Trusts
ABSTRACT: For watershed monitoring and conservation program to protect forests and streams
AMOUNT: $30,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1992

The Educational Foundation of America
ABSTRACT: For legal strategy on ecological forestry project
AMOUNT: $35,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1992

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
ABSTRACT: For research and advocacy furthering reform of Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service timber practices in southern Oregon
AMOUNT: $50,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1990

The Pew Charitable Trusts
ABSTRACT: To educate policy makers and general public about importance of preserving nation's remaining old growth forests
AMOUNT: $100,000
YEAR AUTHORIZED: 1991
DURATION: 2-year grant

Total annual gifts, grants and contributions received 1993-1996:

1996
1995
1994
1993
Total
$264,239
$345,490
$331,595
$198,463
$1,139,787

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