NALS Remembers… Steve Parrish

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the loss of our dear friend, Steve Parrish. Steve passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2023, after battling pancreatic cancer. Steve had a significant impact on the survey community and was a mentor to many.

Steve in his natural environment, circa 2005

Steve had a passion for mentoring and supporting the next generation of Surveyors. It was his wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your state association land surveying education foundation or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Click Here for NALS Education Foundation

Click Here for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

A Celebration of Life will be planned in the spring. Cards may be sent to the NALS Office and will be forwarded to Steve’s family.

Nevada Association of Land Surveyors
526 South E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Steve (black and grey jacket) with fellow Nevada surveyors

The CFedS program joins NALS in remembering our former Training Coordinator. Steve devoted many years to the CFedS program. In the words of California surveyor Carl De Baca, “Steve is leaving his own sizable set of footsteps across our profession. To follow in these footsteps, one need only have a little humility, treat fellow surveyors with equanimity and offer them a helping hand when they need one.”

Steve was well known as an educator. His presentations live on through the Steve Parrish Continuing Education Library, currently offered by the Western Federation of Professional Surveyors (WFPS).

WFPS has captured over 18 hours of webinars with respected speaker Steve Parrish. The webinars are available to purchase as a full library or as individual modules. For more information, visit: