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Estate Planning Presentation at Christ the Vine

On June 10, 2017, Laura Schroeder attended and gave a presentation at Christ the Vine Lutheran Church in Damascus, Oregon on the topic of estate planning. Individuals and couples attended the event and learned more about how to plan for caring for their loved ones… Continue reading

Schroeder Law Offices Plays Serious Water Games

Serious Water Games

  Schroeder Law Offices plays some serious water games, and so should you! Serious gaming is an emerging tool in negotiation, mediation, and water conflict. Serious water gaming acts is a way to share knowledge, interact in an engaging way, and build capacity to solve… Continue reading

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife files for Instream Rights in Hood River Basin

Example map from ODFW application

  The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (“ODFW”) filed applications for numerous instream water use rights in the last few months for salmon habitat in the Hood River basin. Instream water use rights in Oregon are held by state agencies for the preservation of… Continue reading

Oregon Agriculture Dependent on Water Availability

As many know, Oregon is home to some pretty diverse soil types that allows Oregon to grow a vast variety of food and fiber. The climate is varied from western to eastern Oregon that also allows farmers to have some choice in farming methods including… Continue reading

Melting Glacier National Park

Last month we were fortunate to take our sons to visit Glacier National Park in Montana. It was a great opportunity, especially in light of the fact that Glacier National Park’s glaciers are melting and will be gone in our lifetime! Last month, the United… Continue reading

Oregon Water Resources Department Proposes Revisions to Municipal Water Management and Conservation Planning Program

              The Oregon Water Resources Department’s (“OWRD”) requires water suppliers to submit Water Management and Conservation Plans (“WMCP”) as part of its integrated resource management strategy. WMCPs are required when a municipal water supplier requests new water use permits… Continue reading

Record Snowpack means Summer Flooding for Northern Nevada

On the tails of the wettest winter on record for the Sierra Nevadas, counties in Nevada are bracing for the impact of snowmelt on local rivers and tributaries. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, storms from the 2016-2017 winter made it the wettest winter… Continue reading

Schroeder Law offices Congratulates Lindsay Thane on Passing the Oregon Bar!

Schroeder Law Offices is excited to announce that J.D. Paralegal Lindsay Thane passed the Oregon State Bar, and will be licensed to practice law in Oregon upon her swearing in ceremony scheduled for May 18th, moving into the position of Associate Attorney. Lindsay joined Schroeder… Continue reading

The Importance of Due Diligence!

The issue of updating ownership of water rights of use continues to rear its ugly head in the context of water right forfeiture proceedings. I can’t stress enough how important it is in Nevada to update ownership records with the Nevada Division of Water Resources.… Continue reading

Find Schroeder Law at the 30th Annual Oregon Ag Fest

Looking for a fun activity this weekend? Join Schroeder Law at the 30th Annual Oregon Ag Fest at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem! The event is FREE for children 12 and under with free parking. Tara Jackson will be working the Oregon Ground Water… Continue reading

Oregon Women Lawyers Race in Olympia, Washington this Weekend

Partner Sarah Liljefelt and Assistant Administrator Kelley Wesson are heading to Olympia, Washington this weekend to race dragon boats with the Oregon Women Lawyers team, the Dragonflies, at the Port of Olympia. The Oregon Women Lawyers Dragonflies is an all-women, competitive dragon boat team made… Continue reading

NWRA Free Water Conservation Ideas Sharing Forum

Are you interested in learning more about successful conservation tactics? The National Water Resources Association (“NWRA”) is hosting a free seminar! The seminar will take place on August 7, 2017 at the Genoveva Community Chavez Center in Santa Fe New Mexico, following the NWRA Western… Continue reading

April 22nd is Earth Day!

After the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin appealed to the student anti-war movement and worked with them to bring the ideas of air and water pollution to the public consciousness. In 1970, Senator Nelson  was inspired to create Earth… Continue reading

Schroeder Law Offices, Reno has a New Location

We are excited to announce our new office building for the Schroeder Law Offices, P.C. Reno Office! We were previously located off Marsh in the Midtown Reno area, but have relocated to a bigger space in South Reno that better fits our needs to serve… Continue reading

Oregon Legislature Considers Bill to Fund Meters Measuring Groundwater Use

  The Oregon Task Force on Drought Emergency Response met throughout 2016 to propose statewide recommendations to address current and future water shortages throughout the State. One of the task force’s recommendations has been embodied in House Bill 3051,[1] which has garnered support from Democrats and… Continue reading

World Water Day 2017

World Water Day is an opportunity to learn more about water related issues and the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Since March 22, 1993, the United Nations has declared this day as World Water Day. The goal of the United… Continue reading

Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC) Modernization – Public Scoping Summary Report

On September 26, 2016, our office provided information in a prior blog regarding the NEPA process for the Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC) Modernization.  The Navy has provided a summary report of the public involvement and stake holder outreach activities that were conducted through the public… Continue reading

President Trump Directs Executive Departments and Agencies to Review WOTUS with an Eye to Rescind or Revise it

Co-Authored By: Attorney Therese Ure & Lisa Mae Gage In August 2015 the United State Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) put their stamp of approval on the Waters of the United States (“WOTUS”) final rule. The WOTUS rule… Continue reading

Congratulations to Al Steninger’s Lifetime Achievement!

On February 1, 2017, Laura Schroeder, Alan Schroeder, and Therese Ure had the honor of attending the Society of Range Management’s Award Ceremony to honor friend of Schroeder Law Offices, P.C. and Schroeder & Lezamiz Law Office, LLP, Al Steninger, in the receipt of the… Continue reading

Measurement and Reporting Requirements for Water Use

As the 2017 irrigation season approaches, Oregon water permit and certificate holders may want to review the terms of those permitted and certificated uses for measurement and reporting requirements. Many groundwater permits and certificates require annual reporting of various water measurements, most notably measurements for… Continue reading