You’re Not Alone

Most Mineral Owners Don’t Understand How To Manage Their Minerals

Do you wish that you could make sure you are getting paid correctly, that you stay on top of developments affecting oil and gas interest owners, and save time in managing your mineral rights and royalties?

Get educated through NARO newsletters, publications, webinars, and in-person events so that you can learn the ins and outs of the complex job of managing minerals and royalties.

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“I wish I hadn't hesitated for so long before joining NARO. I have learned so much from this organization. It has really helped me better manage my mineral estate and keep more money in my pocket.”

David S.Oklahoma Mineral Owner

Negotiate Leases Like A Pro

Lean how to understand & negotiate your oil & gas leases

Get Paid What You Deserve

Know what your property is worth & get paid what you deserve

Protect Yourself From Scams

Lean how to avoid scams & protect your minerals and wallet

Have A Seat At The Table

Be part of a national organization that advocates to protect your property rights.

Join Minerals Owners Just Like You Who Rely On NARO

All Individual Memberships Include

  • National Membership
  • Choice of 1 Chapter Membership
  • E-Blasts with industry information
  • Discounts on state and national conventions and town hall meetings
  • Discount on NARO Foundation educational publications
  • Access to Members Only features on NARO website
  • Access to NARO Referral Network
  • Document Library Access (coming soon!)


Best For New Members & Students


First Year Only

Everything under “All Memberships” PLUS

  • Must Be A Mineral / Royalty Owner
  • 1 Membership; 1 Member
  • 1 Vote
  • Additional Chapter Memberships $25 ea.
  • Digital ROAR Only Emailed Monthly; 1 Recipient
  • Students May Apply (must provide valid student I.D.)
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Best for those that are new to NARO, students with valid ID and ex-members whose membership expired over three years ago.



Best For Individuals



(That’s only $12.50 per month)

Everything under “All Memberships” PLUS

  • Must Be A Mineral / Royalty Owner
  • 1 Membership; 1 Member
  • 1 Vote
  • Additional Chapter Memberships $25 ea.
  • Digital ROAR Emailed Monthly; 1 Recipient
  • Upon Request: Printed ROAR Mailed Monthly; 1 Recipient*
  • Mineral Owners Handbook: Look Before You Lease**
  • Free Webinars & Webinar Replays

*Add a printed ROAR recipient for $20/year
**One copy, first year of membership, additional copies available for purchase

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Ideal for individual those who own minerals and/or royalties in one, or more states.

Foundation Eagle

Includes Support For the NARO Foundation



Everything under “All Memberships” PLUS

  • Must Be A Mineral / Royalty Owner
  • Includes $1,250 Tax Deductible NARO Foundation Contribution
  • 1 Membership; 1 Member
  • 2 Votes
  • All Chapter Memberships
  • Digital ROAR Emailed Monthly; up to 2 Recipients
  • Upon Request: Printed ROAR Mailed Monthly; 1 Recipient*
  • Mineral Owners Handbook: Look Before You Lease**
  • Free Webinars & Webinar Replays

*Add a printed ROAR recipient for $20/year
**One copy, first year of membership, additional copies available for purchase

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Includes tax deductible donation of  $1,250.  Donation allows the NARO Foundation to expand its educational activities. 

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How We Help Oil & Gas Mineral & Royalty Owners

NARO is the only national organization representing the interest of oil & gas royalty owners. It is a place where you can learn how to manage your minerals like a pro, connect with industry experts, meet other mineral owners in your area, and have your interest represented on both the state and national level.

Open To All

State & National Conventions

NARO conventions provide unique learning opprotunities for members and non-members alike. From Mineral Management 101 to Legislative Updates, these events offer something for all mineral owners.

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Open To All

Local Events & Town Hall Meetings

Our chapters host local and regional events to help you connect and foster relationships with other mineral owners and professionals.  These events help you stay on top of the latest education and policy issues.

Member Exclusive

Free Exclusive Webinars

All membership levels except our Introductory membership enjoy free access to live webinars as well as access to our extensive library of past webinars that are available to watch on-demand.

Webinar: How To Read & Manage Your Royalty Statement

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Member Exclusive

Monthly Newsletter

The Royalty Owners Actions Report (ROAR) is NARO's monthly publication to keep members abreast of legislative issues, Chapter Events, guidance for mineral owners and state Chapter issues.

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Member Exclusive

Discount On NARO Foundation Educational Publications

The NARO Foundation Library offers a myriad of publications to assist Mineral & Royalty Owners

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Member Exclusive

Look Before You Lease, J. Stafford

Basics of leasing from the small mineral owner's perspecitve, by former NARO Chairman, and founder Jim Stafford.

Member Exclusive

Legislative Calls-To-Action

Our voices are louder as a group. Get timely Calls-To-Action to contact your national or state legislators to ensure your voice is heard on important matters.

Member Exclusive

Mineral Rights Forum

Enjoy access to a special forum for NARO members to discuss mineral rights.

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Ready To Join NARO & Become A More Savvy Mineral Owner?

Valerie A.NARO Appalachia Chapter

First and foremost, the people I have met in this organization are the greatest asset. I have met folks from all over the country and learned something from each and every one of them. I am proud I now call some of them friends and can call them to pick their brains when needed. I love running into NARO Appalachia members and just being able to have conversations with them and catching up.

Sandy N.Texas Mineral Owner

I have taken great educational courses at NARO. Great education courses, great contacts, and great people. Every time I come to a NARO conference, I have a folder of questions and I have always found someone who can answer them. Sometimes it is a speaker and sometimes it is a person I meet at breakfast.

David FTexas Mineral Owner

NARO has benefited me in so many ways. First, would be the members and presenters I have met. Second, the education and knowledge acquired from these individuals involved with NARO. “More is caught than taught”. The friendship and the experiences shared with members and their families during conventions, town hall meetings, lunch, dinners and etc. Also, benefited with my son attending NARO events and his exposure to members, speakers and education.

Malissa B.Louisiana Mineral Owner

Having joined NARO, I know all the “top secret” info now! The contacts I have made are vital to growing and the knowledge of those contacts is immeasurable.

Jim L.New York Mineral Owner

The biggest benefit NARO has brought me are the professional and personal contacts. Whenever I had an odd or unusual question, I could always find someone within NARO to help me sort things out. Second, is the fantastic education in the oil and gas business. The National and State conferences are always excellent. To me, the real education often begins at the bar at 5PM. There’s no better way to learn than from the dialogue with other NARO members and discussing their issues, problems, solutions, and the real-life experiences of others.

Patti W.Oklahoma Mineral Owner

The education that NARO and the Foundation offers is amazing. I have learned so much from the state and national convention speakers as well as the CMM program. The Webinars that NARO is presenting are appreciated especially since we didn’t have our convention season. Knowledge is key, especially in the oil and gas industry. NARO offers the best!

Jack FleetTexas & Oklahoma Mineral Owner

Being a fourth generation mineral owner, you would think I should know a thing or two. But generational mineral ownership is usually learned when the will is read. Fortunate or not, I was pulled into the family business due to medical conditions of my father. We had been members of NARO but never really participated. I attending an OK NARO convention and came back with a notebook full of information. Contacts that shared the same situation and knowledge of who to call. NARO provides the single best place to learn how to be good stewards of our mineral and royalty estates. And the chapters and national advocate for us legislatively, regulatorily and legally.

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NARO National Leadership

David Smith NARO National President

David C. Smith, NARO National President

My introduction to oil and gas began in 2007 on the industry side – my father was a career landman, and he convinced me to follow in his footsteps.  I ran title and bought leases for a number of operators in the South, but I also experienced the concern of supporting a family that comes when work is slow.  In 2012, I joined a wealth management firm as a mineral manager – this allowed me the opportunity to use my industry knowledge to work on behalf of mineral owners.  I was introduced to NARO in early 2013 when I was asked to join the Louisiana chapter’s board of directors, and I’ve been involved with the organization since that time.

What I know is this – when it comes to the oil and gas industry, there are a lot of good people doing great things; however, there are also bad actors that are looking to take advantage of you.  NARO was created many years ago with the purpose of educating mineral and royalty owners to protect and maximize the value of their assets, as well as advocating on their behalf at the state and federal levels.  The more you know, the better off you are.  NARO is an organization run by volunteers that routinely give of their time, knowledge, and expertise in a number of areas – all in an effort to help you make educated decisions regarding their mineral rights.  If you own minerals, I encourage you to consider joining NARO.  Attend a state convention or town hall meeting.  Sit in for a webinar or feel free to call a board member with questions.  Get registered in our Certified Mineral Manager (CMM) program.

We would love for you to get plugged in and network with other mineral owners across the nation.

Jon Corkern NARO Executive Director

Jon Corkern, NARO National Executive Director

Jon earned his degree in Forestry from Louisiana Tech University. He began his career as a Park Naturalist educating visitors of the local fauna & flora of Northwest Louisiana. He often would collaborate as a Park Naturalist with the local Boy Scout Council, which led to him being offered a position with Boy Scouts of America.

Jon spent 16 years with the Boy Scouts of America where he developed a strong background in membership and development. During his tenure with the Boy Scouts, he was honored to receive several career advancements, as well as recognition for membership and development. Though grateful for these recognitions, his most cherished memories while working for the BSA were serving as Summer Camp Director for 6 years and receiving the Vigil Honor Award.

After leaving the Boy Scouts, Jon then began serving as Membership and Development Director for the American Rose Society, where he served two years in this position. Because of his success in this position, he was later promoted to Executive Director of the American Rose Society. While serving as Executive Director, he oversaw the Great Garden Restoration capital campaign which raised over $2 million dollars of capital improvements to the Gardens of the American Rose Center. Jon is also proud of his family. He is married to the beautiful Mrs. Shelly Corkern; they have one son, Andrew Stroud. Jon is very excited to join the NARO team and looks forward to being a part of its prosperous future!