P.L.S.W. Technical Session
Dates: November 7th & 8th, 2019
Address: Ramkota Hotel, 800 N. Poplar, Casper, WY 82601
Block Rate - $85/night - limited space

Speaker: David Morlan

David began surveying with the Bureau of Land Management Cadastral Survey (BLM) in 1979 and spent his entire 35+ year career with the BLM in Nevada. He gained his Nevada Professional Land Surveyor certification in 1991 and was selected as BLM Nevada Geographic Sciences Chief and Cadastral Survey Chief in 2004. David has instructed at the Federal Training Center in Phoenix Arizona as well as provided survey instruction to the University of Nevada Engineering Department through the Nevada Association of Land Surveyors (NALS), and has presented at several State Conferences. He was selected NALS Nevada Surveyor of the Year in 2006.

He continues to be active in NALS and shares his 40+ years of experience through workshops, conferences and consulting. Today’s survey highlights and pleasures include co-presenting on the complexities and uniqueness’s of several PLSS topics with his colleague, ex-boss and friend, Steve Parrish.


Restoration of Lost or Obliterated Corners – 2009 Manual Chapters V, VI, and VII (full day)

Rules of restoring lost or obliterated corners; witness corners and line trees; methods of proportionate measure; irregular boundaries; meander corners; closing corners; nonriparian meander lines; grant boundaries. Actual survey problems are examined and discussed to highlight the principles and applications.

Research – Recovery – Remonumentation – Recordation (half day)

With the passing of time, natural deterioration of earthly materials, sometimes confusing writings, less than desirable drawings and hazy memories the task of “finding the survey” becomes overwhelming. Experience, endurance, connections and mentors are essential elements of any successful search for the “surveyor's path” and the monuments left to mark that path. A.C. Mulford, in his 1912 treatise “Boundaries and Landmarks” sums up our responsibilities with the following statement from page 87:
“The problems of boundary lie at the foundation of all surveying, for one must know where a line is before he can measure it, and the solution of these problems calls for the same powers of accurate observation and of consecutive and logical thought that are demanded for successful work in any branch of modern science.”

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