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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 December 2015 meeting of the CLSA Central Valley Chapter below. Please contact any of the chapter officers with questions about the meeting.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 6:00 PM
  • Location: Perko's in Modesto (901 North Carpenter Road)
  • Speaker: Steve Parrish, PLS, WRS, CFedS
  • Topic: Mentorship and Continuing Education
Steve Parrish

Steve began surveying with the U.S. Forest Service in 1963, acquired his Utah PLS in 1973 and worked with the USFS through 1984. He transferred to the BLM In 1985 and was selected as BLM Nevada Cadastral Chief in 1989. Steve left the government in 1995 to survey in the private sector. He is licensed in 7 states, a Nevada water rights surveyor and was county surveyor for three California counties 1999-2012.

Steve is a contributor to “The Surveying Handbook” (Brinker and Minnick), has presented workshops in 27 States and Canada, and was an instructor for the BLM/FS Advanced Cadastral Survey Courses for 12 years. He shares his 49+ years of land surveying experience through workshops, consulting, and expert witness testimony. He worked for Tri State Surveying 1999-2012, teaches SUR360 for Great Basin College, and acquired his CFedS certificate in 2007. In 2009, Steve graduated from Great Basin College (Elko, NV) with a Bachelor of Applied Science/Technology degree.

Steve's meeting handout

You can download the meeting notice here in pdf format.

You can download the meeting minutes here in pdf format.

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