RRS Survey Workshops



December 1-3, 2011
Thursday to Saturday

Location: Craig Ruble’s Fishwater property near Indian Trails in Salem, MO: Section 19, T35N, R4W, 5th PM. It is approximately 8.0 miles north of Salem in Dent County. Topographic map– Short Bend, MO. From Hwy 19/68 junction, take Hwy 19 north of Salem 9.6 miles. Turn right on County Road 4050, just before the Meramec Bridge. The camp is located approximately 1.4 miles down Co Rd 4050 on the right.


Latitude: 37°44’06.15” Longitude: 91°24’46.65”


Lodging: Motels are located in Salem, Rolla, and Licking. Camping is permitted, but not required.


Gear Needed: Bring rain (snow) gear — we will go to the field rain, snow or shine. Old attire welcome, but not required. 

Thursday, Dec 1

1:002:00 PM



Minimum Standards

and Field Procedures,

Bob Shotts, Rob Ross


Preparing Corner Certificates,

Shotts, Ross


Supper, Chuck


Polaris Observations,

Norman Brown


Friday, Dec 2

7:008:00 AM

Breakfast, Chuck


Methods and practices

of original surveys in

retracement area and

how the practices relate

to current recovery procedures,

Craig Ruble,

Ralph Riggs, Bob


12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch, Chuck


Corner Search and

Evaluation, Ruble,

Riggs, and Shotts

Attendees will visit

original corner positions

that have been

previously located with

none of the evidence

disturbed. Instruction

will be given regarding

different techniques of

corner search such as

identification of witness

tree evidence.

5:006:00 PM

Supper, Chuck

Saturday, Dec 3

7:008:00 AM

Light Breakfast, Chuck


Chuck — all meals provided by Chuck’s Chuckwagon


Instructors/Crew Leaders
Norman L. Brown, PLS, PE
Craig Ruble, PLS
Ralph Riggs, PLS, CFedS
Bob Shotts, PLS, CFedS, ASLA
Rob Ross, PLS
Chuck Manier, PLS, Camp Cook Owner of Chuck’s Chuckwagon
12 Continuing Education Units

This course has been submitted for

12 continuing education units.

Minimum standards has been submitted for 3 continuing education units. (Included in the 12 units)