This is a two part, five hour class of entertaining instruction on the United States Public Lands Survey System. The class will delve into the following topics:
- History of the PLSS
- General Rules
- Quadrangle, Township, and Section Original Establishment Procedures
- Methods of Restoring Lost Corners
- Area Calculation for North & West Tiers of a Township
The instructor, Tony Cuomo, is an exceptional instructor & entertainer. He brings PLSS to life and breaks it down in lay man logic. Mr. Cuomo brings over 40 years of experience to the classroom with an in depth understanding of Public Lands. Not only has he restored lost corners from the field and office perspective, but he has taught PLSS for over twenty years. After following along with this class, you will have the confidence to tackle that ugly Section 6 and break it down with ease. This is a great course for Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam, Professional Surveyor (PS) exam, State Licensing Exam, or for the knowledge needed to take on tough Public Lands situations. You will be more than pleased after listening to this course.
Mr. Cuomo began surveying in 1974 with his father, Paul Cuomo. Looking back, Tony is pretty sure that his father broke nearly every child labor law on the books at that time. As uncomfortable as that early experience was, it was the bedrock foundation for what has, thus far, been a long and exciting career. Mr. Cuomo’s work experience spans a wide spectrum, having both public sector and private sector experience. Mr. Cuomo has worked at a large, multi-discipline, engineering firm, and has been a sole proprietor of his own business. He served as Survey Project Manager for the boundary and construction of a $55 million dollar destination golf resort in Cabo San Lucas, he has performed numerous lot surveys for private individuals throughout Southern California, and he has performed many, many other types of projects that fall within the above identified spectrum of experience. Currently, Mr. Cuomo is Senior Survey Project Manager at the firm of Johnson-Frank & Associates, Inc.
After achieving California licensure in 1988, he began presenting workshops and seminars with Pacific Land Seminars. Since 1990, Mr. Cuomo has presented on various topics throughout the Western United States, including Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and California. He has presented at the state conferences for the professional surveying associations in the states of California, Washington and Oregon.