Thursday, June 5, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Mahoney State Park
Main Lodge
28500 W. Park Hwy
Ashland, Nebraska

8:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.
Speaker Biography

Ron is the Acting CFedS Program Chairperson responsible for the day to day administration of the Program.   After graduating from Oregon Technical Institute in 1973 he began his career with BLM’s Western Field Office moving to the Oregon State Office in 1983, the Alaska State Office in 2003, BLM’s National Training Center in 2005 and completing his career back in the Oregon State Office where he retired in 2011.  He served as the original CFedS Program Manager, working with Dennis Mouland on the development and design of the CFedS training material, and with the CFedS Certification Panel developing the administrative guidelines for the program. Ron has instructed several subjects in BLM’s Advanced Cadastral Survey and Foundation for Land Tenure courses, and is a frequent speaker at local, state and national survey conferences.
37 IBLA 135

The course will provide an in depth review of an Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) decision. IBLA is an appellate review body that exercises the delegated authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue final decisions for the Department of the Interior including Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cadastral surveys.  There will be a breakout session to discuss the most difficult issues, a careful examination of BLM’s actions and final opinion, and finally a discussion of IBLA’s decision. The position of the ¼ section corner of section 5 and 8 and the ¼ section corner of section 8 and 17 as determined in the 1972 BLM dependent resurvey was challenged by Mr. and Mrs. Tussio, owners of the east half of section 8. The challenge was based on calls to a road and lava bed contained in the original field notes. BLM could not reconcile the topographic calls with the location of the recovered original corners at the NE and SE corners of section 8 and chose to reestablish the corners by single proportionate measurement. This method placed the ¼ section corner of section 5 and 8 east of the present location of the road whereas the original survey established it west of the road.