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Winter 2016-17 Volume XXXX|Issue 4


ISPLS Board of Governors Meeting

The ISPLS Board will meet on Saturday, December 3, 9:00 AM, in the Syringa Bank Building located at 1299 N. Orchard Place.

All members of ISPLS are welcome to attend. Please RSVP


OPUS-Projects Managers Trainng Workshop: Boise

You may now register for the free OPUS-Projects Managers training workshop Nov. 29-30, 2016 in Boise, ID on the NGS upcoming classes webpage here:

Registration will be open till 20 people are registered which is the max class size.

*OPUS-Projects is aimed at those people that regularly do GPS network baseline processing and adjustment projects.  You must be registered to take the class as the NGS will use the registrants email address to assign a training project and give them Manager status to use OPUS-Projects.  

The class is free...all you have to do is get there and deal with parking yourself.

The class is 1.5 days long and will be held at the Farnsworth room in the Student Union Building.


Election Results: Jerry Hastings, Vice President

The votes have been counted and Jerry Hastings has been elected Vice Presdient of the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

Congratulations, Mr. Hastings!

Thank you all for voting.

Topic: Announcements

Call for Awards

The ISPLS Board of Govrnors would like your nominations for our 2016 Awards. Visit the Honors page to obtain nomination forms for Distinguished Service, Friend of the Society and Surveyor of the Year.



2016 Membership Drive on Now!

Be sure to renew your membership or join ISPLS today!

We rely on our members to allow us to function. Join, be informed and particpate!

Membership runs April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017,

Topic: Membership

Kay Prickett

The surveying community lost a great friend when longtime ISPLS member Kay Prickett passed away in early February. Kay was the first licensed female surveyor in Idaho, Washington and Orgeon.

After working for the BLM, she ran her own business, Surveyors West, beginning in 1975. Her leadership, honesty and reliablilty made her a role model for all surveyors, male and femail alike. She will be missed.

Services are scheduled for March 26 at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston.



Gary Young

The Surveying community lost a great friend when Gary Young passed away on January 2, 2016. He is a longtime member of ISPLS and former member of the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. Many will remember his quiet smile and great sense of humor, both of which he brought to numerous annual conferences.

Gary served on the Idaho Board from 2001 to 2011. He was a tremendous asset to the Board and to the surveyors and engineers of Idaho. He was instrumental in writing the major legislation for revisions to the surveying laws which went into effect in 2011. Soft spoken and always very insightful, Gary’s calm thinking helped the Board make the right decisions: When he spoke, everyone listened.

Some of Gary’s other passions were fast cars and the design of cardboard canoes for the Twin Falls canoe races. He tackled both of these endeavors using his engineering skills and his quest for perfection.

He will be missed by all that knew him.

There will be a Celebration of Gary’s life on Saturday, January 16, 2016, in Twin Falls at the Magic Valley Arts Council located at 195 River Vista Place, Twin Falls from 2:00-4:00 pm. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds Funeral Home in Twin Falls.



Get Listed on the new “Find a Surveyor” page!

ISPLS is pleased to announce an online listing of our members on our webpage. The “Find a Surveyor” page is searchable by individual name, company name, and location.

This search engine provides a benefit to ISPLS members and the public as we provide a list of members in good standing to be contacted for any surveying needs.

Action Required: Each member who wishes to have their information listed on the Find a Surveyor page will need to Log In to the webpage and visit their Membership Listing.
There is an “Opt In” box that needs to be checked in order for your information to be available. You will find a short form to fill out, including the contact information as you wish it to appear and selection boxes for up to 5 counties where you are available to work. Please visit the ISPLS webpage and get your listing posted today!

*If you encounter problems with your log in, please use the “Forgot Username or Password?” link on the lower left of the webpage.

If you are not a member, Join Today and Get Listed!

Topic: Announcements

2015 Safety Fest of the Great Northwest

The 2016 Boise Safety Fest will be held January 26-29 and includes a vendor show on January 26 and 27. Full Information HERE.

Safety Fest offers free safety and health training to workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels. They are offering almost 60 classes this year including some old favorites and some new ones.

Registration is available online:

We are pleased to announce a new 24-hour 11-module Safety & Health Management Track offered over the entire event. You can sign up for one or more of the modules or complete the entire 11 modules for a certificate in Safety and Health Management. This session will also qualify for 24 of the required 30 hours required to take the STS exam.


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