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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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CLSA Central Valley Chapter Meeting Information

You will find details on the June 2011 meeting of the CLSA Central Valley Chapter below. Please contact any of the chapter officers with questions about the meeting.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 6:30 PM
  • Location: Perko's in Modesto (901 North Carpenter Road)
  • Speaker: Lance Bishop, BLM
  • Topic: What's Changed in the 2009 Manual of Instructions

You can download the meeting notice here in pdf format.

You can download the meeting minutes here in pdf format.

About Lance:

Lance is the Chief Cadastral Surveyor for California, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Department of Interior and has been employed with the federal government for over 32 years. His responsibility of the Cadastral Survey Program is overseeing the maintenance and propagation of the Public Land Survey System, including all Federal interest and Native American lands throughout California, Hawaii and the South Pacific. Additionally, he supervises all mapping activities along with federal ownership records and the Information Access Center for the public. During his federal career with the BLM he has worked in every state west of the Mississippi/Missouri Rivers except Kansas, Utah and Idaho. Lance is a state licensed land surveyor, a member of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping and is a member of the California Land Surveyors Association. For fun, he owns and operates a small horse ranch and plays a lot of golf.

2009 Manual Information on line

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