Dane County, Wisconsin, recognized the importance of the perpetuation of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) monuments to the orderly transfer of property rights. Without the maintenance of the section corners established in the 1800s for the disposition of what was then public lands, there would be conflicts over boundary lines and uncertainty in property rights that would cause public harm.
MSA was hired to locate existing monuments, validate their location and reestablish new monuments where needed. MSA followed the procedures established by the U.S. and the State of Wisconsin for the remonumentation effort. The project involved substantial research, property owner contacts, field investigation and the preparation of the section corner ties and data sheets to be provided to the County. MSA completed the verification or reestablishment of approximately 309 section corners for the benefit of the citizens of Dane County.