PLSO The Oregon Surveor September/October 2021

Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Executive Secretary Aimee McAuliffe PO Box 230548 Tigard, OR 97281 503-303-1472 Toll-free: 844-284-5496 © 2021 LLM Publications Vol. 44, No. 5 September/October 2021 A publication of the Published by LLM Publications 503-445-2220 • 800-647-1511 Advertising Ronnie Jacko, Design Benjamin Caulder, Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Editor Vanessa Salvia Publications Committee Leo Litowich, Chair Pat Gaylord Tim Kent Samantha Tanner Editorials From the PLSO Chair, by Tim Fassbender, PLS 2 From the PLSO Office, by Aimee McAuliffe 4 Field Notes from the Publications Committee, by Leo Litowich, PLS 6 Featured Articles Member Spotlight, by Vanessa Salvia 10 The Benson Syndicate 12 A Trail Less Traveled, by Chuck Whitten, PLS 15 2021 Legislative Report, by Darrell Fuller 26 Columns OrYSN Corner, by Leo Litowich, PLS 8 The Lost Surveyor, by Pat Gaylord, PLS 20 Surveyors in the News 24 On the Cover An Oregon history “Beaver Board” in Yoncalla, Oregon, commemorates the home of Surveyor General of Oregon, Jesse Applegate. Photo by Pat Gaylord. Contents The Oregon Surveyor is a publication of the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO). It is provided as a medium for the expression of individual opinions concerning topics relating to the Land Surveying profession. Address changes & business All notifications for changes of address, membership inquiries, and PLSO business correspondence should be directed to Aimee McAuliffe, PO Box 230548, Tigard, OR 97281; 503-303-1472; Editorial matters & contributions of material The Oregon Surveyor welcomes your articles, comments, and photos for publication. PLSO assumes no responsibility for statements expressed in this publication. Editorial matters should be directed to Vanessa Salvia, Advertising policy Advertising content and materials are subject to approval of the PLSO Board and LLM Publications. The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertising that simulates copy; material must be clearly marked as “Advertisement.” For advertising, contact: Ronnie Jacko,; 503-445-2234, 800-647-1511 x2234. @ORLandSurveyors The Oregon