PLSO The Oregon Surveyor November December 2020

Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Executive Secretary Aimee McAuliffe PO Box 230548 Tigard, OR 97281 503-303-1472 Toll-free: 844-284-5496 © 2020 LLM Publications Vol. 43, No. 6 November/December 2020 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 Pat Gaylord, Interim Chair Tim Kent Samantha Tanner Editorials From the PLSO Chair , by Jeremy A. Sherer, PLS 2 From the PLSO Office, by Aimee McAuliffe 4 From the PLSO Publications Committee , by Tim Kent, PLS 6 From the Conference Committee , by Jered McGrath, PLS 8 Featured Articles More Sherlock and Less Dr. Watson, by Lee Spurgeon, PLS 12 To Build a Fire, by John Thatcher, PLS 19 Surveyors in the News, by Pat Gaylord, PLS 28 Columns Letter to the Editor 9 OrYSN Corner, by Leo Litowich, PLS 10 Member Spotlight 15 The Lost Surveyor, by Pat Gaylord, PLS 22 On the Cover Survived 2020…and now waiting for the PLSO Conference (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