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."




The CLSA Central Valley Chapter is supported by the volunteer efforts of its members. Membership in the chapter by all in the California Central Valley with an interest in land surveying is strongly encouraged. As the membership in the chapter grows, and as members become more active, the Chapter is able to more effectively accomplish its goals.

Why become a member?

There are many benefits that come from membership in the chapter. A few of these member benefits are listed below:

  • Access education provided at chapter meetings by guest speakers and chapter members.
  • Stay up-to-date with changes that impact the land surveying profession. This includes changes to local laws and regulations.
  • Engage in healthy debate about local land surveying standards and professional ethics.
  • Build good working relationships with land surveyors working at local companies and local government agencies.
  • Work with other local land surveyors to promote the profession and improve working conditions for surveyors.

Chapter Waives Dues for Unemployed Members

At the October 2011 meeting the Central Valley Chapter voted to waive 2012 chapter dues for any members (or new members) who have become victims of the current economic downturn and are unemployed. Please fill out the Membership Application, enter "Unemployed" on Line 7 for the Name of Firm, Agency or College, submit your application, and your 2012 Dues are waived.

What are the requirements for membership?

Members do not have to be licensed surveyors. Everyone that works in the land surveying profession or related professions are encouraged to become members. This includes individuals working in title, real estate, construction, GIS, cartography and other related fields.

Members are strongly encouraged to volunteer for additional responsibilities within the chapter. This includes serving as a chapter officer, a chapter director, working on one of the chapter committees, or presenting a short workshop/seminar at a chapter meeting.

Membership Committee

Keith Spencer, Chairman
Rich Brown

Email the Membership Committee

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Chapter News:

Steve Parrish, PLS, WRS, CFedS
Walking in the Footsteps
& Double Monumentation

  • Wednesday December 2, 2015
  • from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • $75 per session for CLSA Members
    (or $125 for both when purchased together)
  • $100 per session for for non-members
    (or $175 for both when purchased together)
  • 1010 Tenth Street
  • Basement Training Room (B300)
  • Modesto
Register Here

Our Newsletter "The Prism" November 2015

California Surveyor: "Fall 2015"


BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Fall 2015


Renew Early

Land Surveyor Exam Development Workshops
(copied from the Sacramento Chapter newsletter)

Land & Structure, Sonora

is looking for a California Licensed PLS or LSIT for a Full Time Field/Office Position

City of Sacramento

is looking for a Survey Party Chief
Closes: Fri. 12/11/15 5:00 PM

Solano County

is looking for a County Surveyor
12/18/15 Deadline to submit application for 1st application review.

Welty Engineering

is looking for a Party Chief

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

CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012-2014