The Objectives

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After completing this course you will be able to:

1.  Given a map illustrating a PLSS parcel, create a legal land description.

2.  Given a legal land description based on the PLSS, identify the described parcel.

3.  Describe in general terms how political and social forces helped shape the PLSS.

4.  Explain how initial points, townships, ranges and sections are created within the PLSS.