PLSO The Oregon Surveyor March/April 2022

13 Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon | Member Spotlight and which are duplicated or how to research county roads.” Adam says this is well-known to The Oregon Surveyor magazine audience, but one of the number one answers to the general public is that county surveyors will not come survey their property, but instead will provide referrals to private surveyors. Lincoln County has roads from the late 1800s, and his projects often relate to complicated historical matters like road legalization that are reflective of a different era when the beach was the mode of transportation. County Road 804, for example, is an old county road that runs along the coastline that is now pedestrian- only. “The road had never been vacated and those public rights had not been extinguished,” says Adam. “It ends at the ocean. I do like the deep history of working on projects where we get to explore the old records and trace the full chain of title. It actually has many things in common with things I liked about archeology, the history and putting all the pieces of the puzzle together.” Adam joined PLSO as an associate member around the year 2014. At that time, he wasn’t licensed. He personally benefited from the continuing education available through the conferences, and also the OSU geomatics classes by Professor Schultz and Ty Parsons, particularly those for non-students, were especially helpful. “PLSO provides the venue for valuable interaction with colleagues providing different perspectives and ways to approach and think about ways to put the puzzle together. He feels that his membership is valuable, particularly when it comes to the interactions with He personally benefited from the continuing education available through the conferences. continuesT The Alsea River valley filled with fog, viewed from above on corner preservation and geodetic control work. Eli Adam hanging out with P395 in Rose Lodge.