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Division of Real Estates Services

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Real Estate Services is to protect and maintain the integrity of trust lands and resources by providing policy direction, technical assistance, training, and administrative review and monitoring of real property operations.

HEARTH Act Overview for Tribes

October 27, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Time)

This is the last chance for Tribes to attend the HEARTH Act overview for calendar year 2022! Participants must register in order to attend. There is no cost to attend this training session.

Register for HEARTH Act Overview


  • Carla H. Clark / Acting Chief, Division of Real Estate Services, Central Office
    • Welcome and opening remarks
  • Sharon Kidman / Realty Specialist (HEARTH Act Coordinator), Office of Trust Services, Division of Real Estate Services, Central Office
    • Overview of the 52 IAM 13 Policy (Amended June 16, 2022)
  • David Moran and Suzanne Nunn/ Attorney-Advisors, DOI Office of the Solicitor, Central Office
    • Tribal checklist for HEARTH Act regulations
  • Sheila Herrera / Executive Director, Tiwa Lending Services, Pueblo of Isleta
    • Discussion on the Tribe’s role after HEARTH Act implementation
  • Q&A Session
  • Closing Remarks

 Visit the Office of Trust Services HEARTH Act website for more information.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the HEARTH Act Overview, please contact Carla Clark, Acting Division Chief, BIA Division of Real Estate Services at carla.clark@bia.gov, or Sharon Kidman, Realty Specialist/HEARTH Act Coordinator at sharon.kidman@bia.gov.   

Who We Serve

We work to ensure that the natural resources of American Indian and Alaska Native landowners and Tribes are protected, and help tribal communities reap the economic benefits from their land.

Services We Provide


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About the Division of Real Estates Services

Division of Real Estate Services (DRES) manages 55 million acres of surface resources and 59 million acres of mineral resources.

DRES’s responsibilities include the review of real property initiatives and the oversight of real estate services transactions, such as land into trust, trust to trust, surface and mineral leases, rights-of-way, and land and leasehold mortgages.


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