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Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

"Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."

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Executive Board

The Executive Board shall supervise the Chapter's affairs including exercising business and fiscal authority between Chapter meetings, fix the time and place for Chapter meetings, make recommendations to the Chapter, and perform such other duties as specified by the bylaws.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall encourage membership and participation in the Chapter. It shall assist the Treasurer in soliciting and collecting Chapter dues and assessments as described in the bylaws.

Professional Practices Committee

Professional Practices Committee shall encourage a high ethical standard of practice in the land surveying profession, encourage compliance with the Professional Land Surveyors Act and other applicable laws, report to the Chapter or proper authorities any occurrences which may need their attention, and cooperate with other professional organizations in pursuing the above stated purposes.

Government Liaison Committee

Government Liaison committees shall inform members about changes in laws and procedures related to land surveying, influence those changes to benefit the members and the citizenry, and when appropriate express the Chapter's point of view at public meetings.

Education Committee

The Education Committee shall encourage the continuing education of the members, induce members to serve as teachers in educational programs, promote and present educational programs, and assist educational institutions.

Construction Committee

The Construction Committee shall research current surveying and civil engineering practices related to the use of machine control and digital files and prepare standards for digital design file or topographic data deliverables to the contractor for use during construction.

Chapter News:

The CLSA Education Foundation

is now a selectable charity at Amazon Smile

Choose the "California Land Surveyors Association Education Foundation" as your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the foundation.


Senate Bill 1457

was Chaptered September 17th.

8725.1 will be added to the LS Act.

8771 will be amended in the LS Act.


2009 Manual of Instructions

is now available as a searchable pdf.


Our Newsletter "The Prism" September 2014

New California Surveyor: "Summer 2014"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Summer 2014

BPELSG Strategic Plan: Adopted: July 31, 2014


Caltrans is recruiting

surveyors/engineers and college seniors studying surveying, surveying engineering, or surveying geomatics to take the online Transportation Surveyor Exam  for positions throughout California. They are looking for talented surveyors from around the United States for this hard-to-recruit for position. Please see the attached flyer which has all of the information.


New in the Library:

San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Tuolumne County - Updates to Corner Records/ROS/Parcel Maps
  added UR files
Sacramento County - updated record maps/corner records
  added Unrecorded Maps
Tulare County - Added County Surveyor link/record maps


CLSA Chapter Website of the Year