University of Wisconsin–Madison

PLSS Survey Forum – CANCELLED!

Due to the coronavirus, the PLSS forum scheduled for April 28th has been cancelled!

Register Now to attend the free plsS Forum, “Yesterday, today and TOMORROW”, on tuesday, April 28th!

Join us for a free, day-long forum entitled “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow about the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) in Wisconsin (see agenda below).

The Forum includes lunch and a field trip where we will walk to a nearby PLSS Section Corner.

The objective of the forum is to learn about the importance of maintaining an accurate, up-to-date PLSS network and will be especially interesting to County Board members, County Land Information Council members, and government decision-makers, as well as students, GIS professionals, and the general public.


When: Tuesday, April 28th from 9am to 3pm
Where: Marinette Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave, Marinette, WI

The event is free and open to the public. Please Register Here by April 22nd.

The PLSS serves as the framework for property ownership in Wisconsin. Without a properly maintained network of PLSS corner monuments, there is an increased risk of property disputes, inequitable taxation, disagreements about resource rights, confusion over easement locations, and unnecessary expenditures by private citizens and local governments.


The lunch and break(s) are sponsored by the Wisconsin County Surveyors Association, the NE Chapter of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) and WSLS. This event is sponsored by the State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) at UW-Madison.

The event was organized by the PLSS Work Group. This group was formed by individuals and organizations in Wisconsin to advocate and advance the purpose and importance of the Public Land Survey System. Our goal is to educate and encourage State, County and Municipal agencies in improving, advancing and maintaining the Public Land Survey System statewide.

For additional details, please contact Howard Veregin.  So that we can plan ahead, we ask attendees to please register in advance. Please Register Here.