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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:


CLSA President Jay Kay Seymour

announces the selection of California Advocates, Inc.,

to replace Association Management Services effective August 29, 2015. The interim Executive Director will be Jennifer Blevins....


Boy Scout Surveying Merit Badge

available at Sierra Valley District Midway
Saturday August 29th in Manteca


San Joaquin Delta College

"This is where we are asking for help. One of the activities for grades 9-12 is a small surveying demonstration. We have several total stations at SJDC that we can use, but we are looking for additional equipment and people to help with the project. If anyone is interested in helping on October 2, please let me know. If you are interested in helping develop the project for the students, please let me know that as well."

Danell Hepworth


Stephanie at Principal Resource Group

has some Surveyor Opportunities in California


Welty Engineering

is still looking for a Party Chief


California Spatial Reference Center Coordinating Council (CSRC CC)

Semi-Annual Meeting
  • Date: September 10, 2015, Thursday
  • Time: Approximately 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: PG&E Headquarters, San Francisco
  • Fees/Costs: There are no registration fees or costs to attend.
  • However, please RSVP by September 1st


AB 1303

Subdivision Map Act: map expiration dates.

The Author's office has indicated that this will provide a 24 month extension to maps within the counties of Fresno, Imperial, Kings, Madera, Merced, Modoc, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, and Tulare.


From BPELSG

Notice of Department Designation Forms

Proposed Changes to Corner Reords


Our Newsletter "The Prism" July 2015

California Surveyor: "Summer 2015"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Summer 2015


New in the Library:

Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
(includes Maps and Parcel Maps, ROS estimated for September, then Corner Records & .....)
Added Historical FEMA Maps Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin Counties
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records


Adopt-A-Road

Next Clean-up: October 3, 2015


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