Congratulations to the October 2019 CFedS


  • Thomas Hannah
  • Joseph Kraft
  • Michael Riley
  • Aaron Skattum
  • Keith Whisenhunt
  • Adam Weirich

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2019 APLS Conference - Private-Federal Boundary Determination

For those CFedS who attended the Arizona (APLS) 2019 Convention CFedS Workshop: Private-Federal Boundary Determination – Scottsdale, Arizona May 9, 2019, you can download the workshop handout by selecting the link below.

You will receive a total of 2 CFedS Continuing Education Credits upon successfully passing the quiz.

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Washington DC Chief Cadastral Surveyor Announced

The BLM is happy to announce that Dominica Van Koten has been selected as the new permanent Washington DC Chief Cadastral Surveyor. Dominica has spent the last 11 years as the BLM Eastern States Office, Chief Cadastral Surveyor.

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CFedS Program Loses a Good Friend

Frank Starkey, Jr.
Frank Starkey, Jr.

It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Frank Louis Starkey, Jr. of the Hoopa Tribe. Frank was one of the original persons involved in helping to define the plans to overhaul cadastral work in Indian Country, which included the invention of the CFedS Program. He has served as the Tribal representative for the CFedS Panel since program inception.

Frank passed away on December 8, 2008, at his home in Hoopa, CA. Frank was born on the Hoopa Valley Reservation and worked for the Tribe as both a survey technician and a Realty Specialist. Being an enrolled tribal member and having the survey and title background made Frank a tremendous asset to the Hoopa Valley Tribe and many other Indian organizations. He served in many capacities as an expert in Indian title issues.

The CFedS Program was honored to utilize Frank’s skills as the main presenter in the video entitled “Time, History, Land”, made to help promote CFedS with BIA and all tribes.

Frank was a devoted father and loved to spend time with his daughter Alexis. He enjoyed family time, NASCAR, and could play almost any musical instrument he picked up. He was mostly known for his kindness and ability to make friends easily.

The CFedS staff wishes to extend our sympathy to all of Frank’s extended family and friends. We enjoyed our brief but dynamic interaction with this wonderful man.

Added: Thursday, December 18, 2008

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