Policy Offices

​​​​​Governor's Natura​l Resources Office (GNRO) ​

The Governor's Natural Resources Office (GNRO) provides policy analysis and advice to the Governor's Office. We work with more than a dozen state natural resource agencies to implement the Governor's natural resource and environmental agenda, and to assist state depa​rtments in​ managing issues and advancing their budget requests and legislative proposals to the Legislature. 

GNRO carries out Governor Kate Brown'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.