Oregon County Recovers 143-Year-Old Survey Monuments

Oregon County Recovers 143-Year-Old Monuments

The Bulletin, a news provider for Central Oregon, has written an article about the recovery and preservation of survey monuments in Deschutes County following a large fire. The article features Mike Berry, the current Deschutes County Surveyor and a long-standing friend of the SurveyorConnect community.

The Two Bulls Fire burned approximately 7,000 acres just west of Bend in the Summer of 2014. A week after the smoke settled, Mike Berry and his team were on the scene in a diligent effort to recover as many section and quarter corner monuments as possible. They managed to recover 14 of the 143-year-old corners, which were originally established using marked stones. They replaced the stones with steel pipes and brass caps marked with corner information in order to preserve their locations.

For more information and to read the full article, visit:http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/3638620-151/county-works-to-preserve-land-survey-markers#

Photo courtesy of Mike Berry.



Wendell was a Land Surveyor for 26 years, then moved on to building websites for his second career. But he never lost sight of the surveying community and the other disciplines related to surveying. He's purposely stayed involved in the surveying industry because he has always been — and will continue to be — a Land Surveyor at heart.


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