Central Point, OR   |
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EIN: 11-3823736


Our mission is to enhance resilience in Rogue River watersheds through ecological restoration and engagement with community partners. The council engages in issues involving water quality and quantity, conservation, instream and streamside habitat restoration, monitoring and education within a 1.6 million acre area of the Rogue River Basin in Southern Oregon.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Brian Barr

Main address

89 Alder St

Central Point, OR 97502 USA

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Subject area info

Water resources

Population served info


NTEE code info

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Rogue River Watershed Council’s watershed region faces challenges that require innovative solutions. Habitat loss, invasive species, stream-side development, extensive wildfires, and other factors put watershed health at risk. Engaging people of all ages and levels of education and working with organizations and landowners to conserve and improve streams and the land that surrounds them is vital to the communities and the wildlife that depend on water.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Water Quality

Communities throughout southern Oregon rely on the Rogue River and its tributaries as a drinking and irrigation water source, and as a recreation destination. Cool and clean water benefits a multitude of uses as well as fish and wildlife populations.

The Rogue River Watershed Council works to address issues that pollute and warm the streams in our region. We are developing a collaborative Water Quality Improvement Program that will help us achieve our goal of cleaner water. Specifically, the intent of the program is to address persistent water quality problems that include temperature, dissolved oxygen, sedimentation, bacteria, and nutrients.

Projects such as planting native tree and shrub species along streams, converting from flood to sprinkler irrigation, and reducing stormwater in urban areas provide water quality benefits including decreased stream bank erosion, increased shading, and decreased nutrient bacteria entering the stream.

Population(s) Served

Healthy watersheds contain expansive streamside forests and rivers and streams that flow freely. Healthy watersheds produce cool, clean water. And healthy watersheds accommodate the high flow events during storms and during snowmelt by occupying side channels, streamside ponds, and low lying floodplain areas. Decades of land and water management and development have constrained many of these characteristics through the Rogue River Watershed Council’s area.

Rogue River Watershed Council identifies conditions in and along streams that limit habitat quality for fish and wildlife and water quality. We reach out to landowners and land managers to discuss these limiting factors, develop approaches to reduce or eliminate the impact, and implement restoration projects to address them.

Population(s) Served

The Community Engagement Program is focused on engaging the broader Rogue Basin community through sharing the engaging stories of restoration and stewardship via print and a variety of online and social media.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Acres of natural habitat restored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Stream Restoration

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to restore instream, streamside, and terrestrial habitat, improve water quality, and encourage community members to become stewards of the Rogue River and its tributaries.

Restoring geomorphological and ecological processes through habitat manipulation is a core activity to accomplishing the RRWC’s mission. These activities will produce real improvements in watershed health using holistic approaches.

Water quality improvement through refining water quality improvement plans, developing projects that span long stream segments, recruiting landowners and land managers for project development, and focusing on projects that improve drinking water quality.

Monitoring activities that identify critical water quality limiting factors to support the development of high-priority project opportunities and inform the effectiveness of active restoration activities.

Community engagement that produces opportunities and products intended to elicit increased public awareness, interest, concern, knowledge, motivation, and participation in restoring healthy waters for wildlife and people in the Rogue River watershed.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.51 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of ROGUE RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $81,084 -$12,920 $74,375 $11,372 $40,314
As % of expenses 9.4% -1.5% 8.6% 0.9% 2.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $70,876 -$23,128 $67,463 $9,827 $38,079
As % of expenses 8.1% -2.6% 7.8% 0.8% 2.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $911,724 $887,921 $817,578 $1,254,212 $1,579,919
Total revenue, % change over prior year 162.9% -2.6% -7.9% 53.4% 26.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 92.2% 89.0% 87.2% 75.4% 85.2%
All other grants and contributions 7.8% 11.0% 12.8% 24.5% 14.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $863,087 $864,310 $861,914 $1,214,435 $1,547,608
Total expenses, % change over prior year 123.3% 0.1% -0.3% 40.9% 27.4%
Personnel 38.7% 40.5% 43.8% 32.0% 25.8%
Professional fees 54.1% 52.8% 45.7% 64.2% 68.0%
Occupancy 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0.7% 0.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.1%
All other expenses 5.9% 5.7% 9.4% 2.5% 5.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $873,295 $874,518 $868,826 $1,215,980 $1,549,843
One month of savings $71,924 $72,026 $71,826 $101,203 $128,967
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $2,846 $2,679
Total full costs (estimated) $945,219 $946,544 $940,652 $1,320,029 $1,681,489

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.3 1.2
Months of cash and investments 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.3 1.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.5 1.1 2.2 1.6 1.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $128,851 $128,109 $126,572 $126,727 $149,970
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $5,015 $112,818 $144,326 $438,419 $253,620
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $51,032 $51,032 $46,696 $49,542 $52,221
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 61.8% 81.8% 95.1% 92.7% 92.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 10.9% 11.6% 35.1% 61.5% 38.6%
Unrestricted net assets $124,868 $90,977 $158,440 $168,267 $206,346
Temporarily restricted net assets $29,810 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $29,810 $142,467 $23,756 $52,161 $44,158
Total net assets $154,678 $233,444 $182,196 $220,428 $250,504

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Brian Barr

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 10/26/2023
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Board chair

Jack Williams

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/26/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

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Fiscal year ending
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