Speakers: Linda Smith, P.L.S. & Dave Dorsett, P.L.S.
Seminar Title: In Search of the Baptiste Mineral Claim
David L. Dorsett, P.L.S., has been licensed in the state of Montana as a professional land surveyor since 1990. He recently retired from his position as surveying instructor/department head at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana, a position he held for 27 years. His formal education includes BS degrees from the University of Oklahoma and University of Montana. His surveying career began in 1979 in Missoula, Montana where he worked for Weatherly, Germany, McCarthy dba Sorenson and Co. and also Eli & Associates, prior to beginning his teaching career at FVCC.
Linda Smith, P.L.S., After 35 years working with the U. S. Forest Service, Linda retired in 2011. Her primary Land Surveying education was attained at Flathead Valley Community College.
She served as Forest Land Surveyor on the Flathead (Montana), Prescott (Arizona) and Kootenai (Montana) National Forests. The last 10 years of her career were spent as Lands and Minerals Program Manager on the Flathead National Forest.
Now living in Zortman, Montana, Linda is the owner of Little Rockies Land Surveying. She has served as president of Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors (MARLS), the MARLS representative to the Western Federation of Professional Surveyors, Montana Governor to the National Society of Professional Surveyors and held several committee positions with MARLS.
This presentation will discuss the mineral survey retracement process and corner searching techniques for recovery of mineral survey corners. The two mineral surveys under discussion are located in northwest Montana near the Great Bear Wilderness. This interesting project was completed through the efforts of private and Forest Service Land Surveyors taking 13 years to complete.
Credits = 3 CPD credit hours