In the first part of this article (April 2011 POB), I spoke of the importance of preserving land corners, which include monuments, references and memorials. I asked readers to share what techniques they use and whether their applicable states have a law enforcing land corner recordation.
In 2005, I performed an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey of a very large tract of property along Lake Erie in southeast Michigan. Sounds straightforward, but there was a challenge that lay before me: The lakefront property contained an active bald eagle nest.
When I started as chief surveyor with the Office of the Fulton County Engineer in Ohio in late 2005, I discovered a large spreadsheet with hundreds of section corner and property controlling corner data.