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US Public Lands Survey System - Field Perspective (3 PDH)

Public Lands from a Field Perspective (3 PDH)

Class Curriculum


  US Public Lands Survey System-Field Perspective
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This class includes over 3 hours of instruction on the United States Public Lands Survey System with a unique field perspective. The class goals include:

- Preparation for Field Surveying of a Section Line

- The Steps taken in a Dependent Re-Survey

- How to Identify Blaze Marks on Line Trees or Bearing Trees

- Fundamentals behind the Public Land Survey System

- Breakdown of Quadrangles, Townships, and Sections

- How to run a Standard Parallel line

Jim McCavitt, the instructor, has been a part of the BLM Field Survey department for over three decades. Through Mr. McCavitt’s years of experiencing difficult surveys in the BLM, he has a vault of knowledge that is best utilized by passing it on to fellow surveyors. This is a BLM class that is incomparable. Not only are USPLSS fundamentals reviewed, but the methodology that goes into dependent re-surveys are also included. It is a hands on focus that will leave you with knowledge that can be unknown to even the most experienced PLSS surveyor.


Your Instructor


James McCavitt, PLS
James McCavitt, PLS

Jim, originally from Santa Maria, CA, is a graduate of the surveying program at Fresno State, and a PLS in California. His career in surveying was entirely with the Bureau of Land Management in California, where he worked as a Land Surveyor for 35 1/2 years, retiring in 2012. The last 15 years of his career Jim was the supervisor for BLM’s field survey crews throughout the state. Currently, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, working around his two acres, and hiking to places he’s never seen before.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the class start and finish?
The class starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online class - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the class?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this class for 12 months - across any and all devices.
What if I am unhappy with the class?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What platforms can I listen to the class on?
You can listen on any device that has internet access. There are two platform options - web browser and the iOS Teachable App in the Apple App Store.
What are my payment options?
Credit card or PayPal.
How do I get started?
Simply select the class or course bundle, make your payment, and create your teachable account. From there you can log on from any device and have access to your class lectures and PDF material.
What is included in the class?
A comprehensive lecture on the respective topic, and material to follow along with. There are sample problems that are also included.
Can I download the lectures?
You are able to stream the lectures from any device, but they are not downloadable. The PDF material included is downloadable.

This course is not open for enrollment.