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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:

ADOPT-A-ROAD CLEAN-UP DAY

Saturday June 4th
9:am to Noon
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2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards Workshop

The purpose of this seminar is to examine the New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards and to explore their real purpose and value - not only to the title insurance industry, but to the surveying profession and its clients, as well.

Instructor: Gary Kent, PLS, chair of the committees on the ALTA/ACSM Standards for both NSPS and ALTA.

Saturday June 25, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton
5115 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Register here


Forum on the Future of Surveying

Although CLSA was not a participant in the initial FFOS meeting, members are encouraged to participate in a comprehensive questionnaire developed from the initial meeting prior to May 31.


Merced County Surveyor

Steve Reichmuth announces that Zach Janz has accepted the County’s offer to be the next County Surveyor.
Congratulations to Zach.
Steve, thanks for your years of professional service. Your expertise will be missed.


Warren Smith, County Surveyor

for San Joaquin County releases new Guide to the Preparation of Maps


Next Scouting Merit Badge Session

Will be August 27th


ESC moved


Central Valley Chapter Awarded Chapter of the Year at 2016 Convention


Our Newsletter "The Prism" May 2016

California Surveyor: "Fall 2015"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Spring 2016


New in the Library:

Tuolumne County - Updated Record Maps and Corner Records, added Mineral Surveys
San Joaquin County - added Filed Map Footprints
updated February 2016 Guide to the Preparation of Maps
updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Madera County - updated Record maps
Santa Clara County - updated Record maps and Corner Records
Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps


CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012-2014