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About GNRO
What we do
The Governor's Natural Resources Office (GNRO) carries out Governor John Kitzhaber's natural resource and environmental agenda in several ways:
  • We provide the Governor with policy analysis and advice.
  • We work with more than a dozen state natural-resource agencies to realize the Governor's goals and provide leadership on issues often involving multiple agencies, where coordination of policies, interests, and authorities is essential.
  • We assist state natural-resource agencies in their issue and budget dealings with the Legislature.
  • We serve as a liaison between the Governor and tribes, regional state administrations, local governments, federal agencies, and Oregon's congressional delegation on matters affecting natural resources and the environment.
  • We act as a front-line point of contact for Oregon's citizens, businesses, organizations, and local communities who want to express concerns or opinions about natural resource management and environmental issues.

The Governor's Natural Resources Office is staffed with a policy director, two policy advisors, and two executive assistants. Our office is located just across the street (north) from the Capitol in the Public Services Building at 255 Capitol Street NE, Suite 126, Salem, OR 97301. We can be reached at 503- 503-986-6535 or 503-378-6549.