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This website is a resource provided by Dunn Carney’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Team.  The site contains updates on legal developments, legislative proposals and changes, and state or national news related to the natural resources industry.

The contributors to this website are members of Dunn Carney’s Agriculture and Natural Resource Team.

Tim BernasekTim Bernasek is a partner with the firm and, in addition to leading the Agriculture and Natural Resources Team, he is Chair of the firm’s Governmental Affairs team.  Tim’s expertise is in real estate, agriculture and natural resources, employment, alternative energy, water law, and business law.  Most of Tim’s clients are involved in the agriculture industry.  He has a strong background in agriculture, as he came to Dunn Carney from a position as general counsel for the Oregon Farm Bureau Federation.

When not with his family or recreating outdoors, Tim spends his time on various boards and committees including the Western Resources Legal Center and The Dorchester Conference.  He is also a former Chair of the Oregon State Bar Agricultural Law Section.

You can contact Tim at

KateMoore_13_nruKate Moore
 is a Dunn Carney attorney on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Team.  Her expertise is in natural resource and environmental issues, including water rights, wetlands, environmental compliance, and alternative energy.  Kate is the leader of Dunn Carney’s Sustainability Team.  She makes it a point to look for meaningful opportunities for our agricultural clients as the leader of this team and in her other efforts in the community and at Dunn Carney.

Kate has a keen interest in water law, which she developed through her experiences working with the Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program associated with the BPA and working as a lawyer on important water issues in the Northwest.  Outside of work, in addition to spending quality time with her family, Kate is an active board member for the ALS Association’s Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter.

You can contact Kate at

Ty Wyman

Ty Wyman is a land use attorney who is a member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Team and the Real Estate and Land Use Team.  Having focused his practice exclusively on land use issues, Ty Wyman has extensive experience presenting applications to city and county hearing bodies for all types of entitlement (e.g. permits, plan amendments, Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) expansions). He has particular experience in issues related to traffic impact mitigation (including negotiating approval conditions, reduction of impact fees, and development agreements).

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