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FOREST SERVICE MANUAL

RUSSELLVILLE, AR

7100 - ENGINEERING OPERATIONS

OZARK SUPPLEMENT 7100-92-1

Effective February 6, 1992

POSTING NOTICE. SUPPLEMENTS to this MANUAL are numbered consecutively. Check the last transmittal received for this manual to see that the above supplement number is in sequence. If not, order intervening supplements at once on form FS-1100-6. Do not post this supplement until the missing one(s) is received and posted. After posting retain this transmittal until the next supplement to this manual is received. Place it at the front of the manual behind the title page.

                                                                        Superseded      New

                        Page Code                               (Number of Sheets)

 

                        7152.03--1 thru 7152.03--2       1                      0

                        7152.2                                        1                      0

                        7152.6                                        1                      0

 

                                                                        Superseded      New

                        Document Code                      (Number of Sheets)

 

                        7150                                           0                      4

Digest:

7152.03 - Revision in format of supplement. No correction in text.

7152.2 - Revision in format of supplement. No correction in text.

7152.6 - Revision in format of supplement. No correction in text.

 

 

 

 

LYNN C. NEFF

Forest Supervisor


 

FSM 7100 - ENGINEERING OPERATIONS

OZARK SUPPLEMENT NO. 7100-92-1

EFFECTIVE 02/06/92

7150 - SURVEYING

7152 - LAND LINE LOCATION PROGRAM

7152.03 - Policy

            1. Legal

            e. Requests for corner and line surveys and/or corner and line maintenance are to be submitted through the Forest Supervisor on FS-7100-54, "Request for Cadastral Survey", (one form for each township involved).

            (1) In addition to the completed form for Corner and Line surveys, submit the following:

            (a) copies of all pertinent corner cards,

            (b) copies of all pertinent survey plats

            (c) copies of all pertinent acquisition deed descriptions,

            (d) copies of Congressional inquiries, if involved,

            (e) an estimate of the number of miles of tie line required if section subdivision is necessary for the survey,

            (f) the number of missing corners which control the project area; and,

            (g) the number of miles of property line marked to standard as a result of the survey.

NOTE: The number of miles of tie line is the total of miles to and from the next known controlling corner in all four directions from a missing section corner, plus the four miles around any section needing interior work. Crew time is approximately 1.25 days per mile of tie line plus whatever time is involved in setting corners, marking final line, and platting.

            (2) In addition to the completed front side of form FS-7100-54 for Corner and Line Maintenance surveys, submit the following:

            (a) copies of all corner cards,

            (b) copies of all pertinent acquisition deed descriptions,

            (c) FS-7100-53 for each township, showing the lines and corners needed with the date of last maintenance indicated on each line.

            4. Public Relations

            e. Corner and Line Maintenance Plan. The following is designed to produce about the same number of miles to maintain each year in consolidated areas.

            (1) Count the TOTAL number of miles of property line, surveyed and unsurveyed, on the District.

            (2) Divide that number by 10 (Ozark NF Districts) or by 7 (St. Francis (Ref. 4-7 of the PLAN)).

            (3) Divide the District into 10 (Ozark NF Districts) or 7 (St. Francis) areas of your choice, bounded for the district's convenience, and containing approximately the same number of miles of TOTAL property lines. The idea is to set up a good logistical system that can fluctuate. The actual boundaries can follow any type of physical boundary such as roads, ridges, rivers, etc. The number of miles actually included in a particular area can also fluctuate according to time, i.e., 50 miles in Area 1 may take as long as the 100 miles in Area 2. In addition, the areas should be contiguous if possible, i.e., Area 1 should border Areas 2 and 10, this will allow for shifting lines from one area to another to balance the load if necessary. There is also no reason why line maintenance can't be traded along the boundaries of adjoining districts.

            (4) Plan to do all the marked line in Area 1 the first year PLUS all the lines in the other areas that are due (on the old scattered basis) to be maintained.

            (5) Plan to do all the marked lines in Area 2 the second year PLUS all the lines in the other areas that are due (on the old scattered basis) to be maintained.

            (6) Plan to continue this system until all ten areas are covered.

At the end of 10 (Ozark NF Districts) or 7 (St. Francis) years all the lines in each area will be due maintenance on the same scheduled basis and be ten years, or less, old. Any newly surveyed lines will fall into the schedule of the area in which they occur.

Place the map and instructions in the landline status atlas.

7152.2 - Program Activities

7. Ranger's Office Maintenance Reports. The Annual Land Line Report is due on or before October first of the new fiscal year.

All new Land Line Location and contract Maintenance is handled by the Supervisor's Office. Only force account Land Line Maintenance is handled at the District level.

The following is a list of what the Annual Land Line Maintenance report must contain:

Lines: FS-7100-53 for each Township-Range in which maintenance was performed with the date of last maintenance indicated next to each newly maintained line.

 

Corners: A copy of the updated and signed reverse side of FS-7100-52 for each of the corners controlling the lines maintained even if the only action necessary was repainting.

Without a properly set, maintained and recorded corner at each end of a marked land line, the land line markings are no good and if the corners aren't maintained the target has not been met.

7152.6 - Standards

            4. Boundary Maintenance.

Lines:

To properly maintain a line:

a. Mark no new blazes except on previously unblazed trees between intervisable line trees or line posts,

b. Place Boundary signs on all line trees and posts,

c. Repaint but do not reblaze all old tree blazes

d. Note all lines in need of relocation by Survey.

 

Corners:

To properly maintain a corner:

a. The original field book for the corner to be maintained is taken to the field, if the corner isn't in a field book put it in one,

b. The condition of the corner and its accessories is noted in the field book,

c. Missing signs and witness posts are replaced and noted in the field book,

d. New bearing trees are located and marked to replace dead trees and noted in the field book,

e. The field book is initialed and dated by the maintenance person,

f. The field book is returned to the office and the corner card is updated accordingly and initialed and dated, even if the only action necessary was repainting,

g. Note all corners in need of relocation by Survey.

Without a properly set, maintained and recorded corner at each end of a marked land line, the land line markings are no good and if the corners aren't maintained the target has not been met.