Congratulations to the June 2019 CFedS


  • Eric Ansart
  • William Bradley
  • Paul Fridley
  • Julia Keilman
  • Richard Mulliken
  • James Nordlund
  • Peter Paulus
  • Quentin Schukar
  • Robin Suber
  • David Ulrey

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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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Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) Program Recognized in the Department of the Interior (DOI) Enviro

The CFedS Program's partnership with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) to offer scholarships for enrolled members of federally recognized Native American tribes will be highlighted in the DOI's EJ 2015 progress report. The scholarships support training and certification in Federal cadastral survey processes. The CFedS Program is co-administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). Tribes, BIA, individuals, and other Federal agencies are encouraged to select a CFedS when land surveys or other cadastral services are needed.

The CFedS Program is a voluntary program designed to increase the pool of qualified surveyors to perform work on or near Federal interest lands, including Indian lands, and provide opportunities to increase self-determination for Indian tribes. To learn more visit AISES at:

Environmental Justice involves the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people, including racial, ethnic, or socio-economic group should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of Federal, state, local, and Tribal programs and policies. Executive Order 12898, issued in 1994, requires that “. . . each Federal agency shall make achieving Environmental Justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.”

Contact: Bob Dahl, BLM Acting Program Manager, Certified Federal Surveyor Program, Washington Office, (202) 912-7344,

Contact: Rob Winthrop, BLM Environmental Justice Coordinator, Washington Office, (202)912-7287,

Added: Thursday, December 17, 2015

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