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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

Public Lands Development under New Administration

I was able to attend the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s course on Advanced Public Lands held in Santa Fe this January. Between all agencies, there is approximately 652 million acres of federally managed lands. Given the timing of the conference, many speculated and discussed… Continue reading

More Proposed Water Law Changes in Nevada Legislation

by Lisa Kane and Therese Ure The 2017 Nevada Legislative Session is currently in motion; the 79th legislative session began on February 6th and will continue through June of 2017. Meetings are being held daily by the senate and assembly committees as they review proposed… Continue reading

The Danger of the Failing Water Reservoirs

Oroville Dam is the tallest dam in the country. It is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, east of Sacramento, California. All of the recent storms and heavy rains have caused the water in the dam to rise rapidly. Last week, a giant… Continue reading

Federal Land Grazing Permit Workshops in Nevada


During the month of January, the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association is hosting a series of workshops around the state regarding grazing permits on federal lands. The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service agencies (and other agency representatives) will be giving presentations on their plans… Continue reading

Proposed Water Law Changes in 2017

Water Law Changes

The upcoming 2017 Nevada Legislative Session includes proposed water law changes that could affect water rights users across the state. The 79th legislative session, which starts on February 6, 2017 and ends on June 5, 2017, contains a number of proposed water law changes. It… Continue reading

The Nevada Farm Bureau 2017 Policy Supporting Groundwater Management Plans

Water Year 2016

The Nevada Farm Bureau has adopted new and revised policies, which are available in their 2017 Policy Book. The policy positions were approved by farmer/rancher voting delegates at the general session of the 2016 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. One important new policy adopted by… Continue reading

Schroeder Law Offices at Oregon Water Law Seminar for Annual Updates

Oregon Legislative Updates A drought task force, authorized in 2016 by the Oregon Legislature, submitted their year-end report[1] to the Governor in November discussing how Oregon can better anticipate and adapt to increasingly common years of drought. Specifically, the report encourages the State to review… Continue reading

Drops of Wonder

                                Photograph by Maurice Mikkers   Normally, we do not have a positive association with tears – typically, they are released in response to pain, whether physical or emotional. However, some recent photographic artwork can perhaps help reframe our concept of tears as an unexpected… Continue reading

Oregon Women for Agriculture Holiday Gift Packs Featuring Oregon Growers and Products packed with care by Yamhill County Chapter

Schroeder Law spent a lovely Saturday morning with the ladies of the Yamhill County Chapter of Oregon Women for Agriculture, packing gift packs that are sold as the Chapter’s annual fundraiser. The activity is a 45 year tradition!              … Continue reading

Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization EIS Public Comment Period Extended

As an update to the previous blog posted regarding the Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization and Public Comments,, the deadline to submit comments has been extended. The new deadline is December 12, 2016. If you are interested in submitting comments there are several ways… Continue reading

Snake River Dam Removal Public Meetings

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration, and the Bureau of Reclamation (“federal agencies”) are engaged in a five year process to analyze the effects of the Federal Columbia River Power System on salmonid species. In May 2016, District Court Judge Michael… Continue reading