Errata

The CFedS training materials require updates from time to time to make clarifications or provide additional materials. In order to do this efficiently so that everyone has access, we will use the Errata page to make that information available to you. This is the same information available on our CFedS and Trainee Update pages.

5/4/2011

General

Topic: CFedS Reading Assignments

Here is a document to assist in the 20 Week program.

Course 4

Topic: Course 4, Study Guide

In the Course 4, Study Guide V.3.0, Page 17, January 2010, first paragraph, line
#2:

As currently stated: ..., so what that does gives me a easting of 58.756.

It should read... so what that does give me is an easting of 59.756.

12/6/2010

Course 7

Topic: Standards for Indian Trust Lands Boundary Evidence Part 2

It was brought to our attention that there was an error in the study guide on page 53. You can download an update to this page below.

All corrections are in red. Please note that Page 53 refers to the Version 3.0 January 2010 version of the Study Guide that was available in Patch 3.

2/25/2010

General

Topic: CFedS Hard Drive Patch 3

This patch is being released to update your CFedS course materials with the following.

  • Add video program pop-ups that reference the 2009 Manual
  • Add version 3 of the study guide that references the 2009 Manual
  • Add 2009 Manual references to the Water Boundaries (optional) web based course
  • Add 2009 Manual references to the Restoration of Lost Corners (optional) web based course and updated links to external documents
  • Add Swamplands to the Continuing Education list of courses
  • Update exercises due to errors found
    1. Exercise 6 Calculating Curvature
    2. Course 4 Double Proportion Exercise
    3. Indexing exercise
    4. Matching exercise

NOTE: To determine if you require this patch, if you received a hard drive before February 26, 2010, you will require this patch. All hard drives ordered after February 26, will already include all patches to date.

This patch WILL NOT work if you have a DVD set.

Patch instructions:

  1. Click Download CFedS Patch 3 to download the patch to your local hard drive. The patch file is approximately 115MB.
  2. Connect your CFedS hard drive.
  3. Next, double-click on the cfeds_patch_03.exe file.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.

NOTE: We have created a crosswalk document to go with the Version 3.0 of the Study Guide that illustrates the changes from the 1973 Manual to the 2009 Manual. Click crosswalk to download the document and place it with your study guide.

We have also created a crosswalk of the 1973 Manual to the 2009 Manual in Chapter order.

Topic: New Exercises

Updates were made to following to add references to 2009 Manual or to correct errors.

  • Indexing - A paper written by Dennis that reinforces information presented in the video lectures.
  • Matching - An exercise matching words and phrases with their definitions.
  • Exercise #6 - This is an exercise to practice calculating curvatures.

Course 4

Topic: Exercise - Step 9 - Double Proportion Exercise

It was brought to our attention that there were a few errors in this exercise. You can download an update below. All corrections are highlighted in yellow.

Topic: Web Course (Optional) - Restorations of Lost Corners, Resources link

The links for the "Jerry Wahl's article on Double Proportion" and "The Restoration of Lost or Obliterated Corners & Subdivision of Sections Pamphlet." are not working. See the following:

  • Jerry Wahl article on Double Proportion - We have added a link to this article and it can also be found in your study guide on page Course 4, Part 3, page Course 4-112 to 117 - in version 3.0
  • The Restoration of Lost or Obliterated Corners & Subdivision of Sections Pamphlet - We have added a link to this article and it can also be found in your study guide on page Course 1, Introduction to the PLSS, Part 1, page Course 1-52 to 96 in version 3.0

Topic: Web Course (Optional) - Restorations of Lost Corners, Unit 1, Section 1 Introduction

  • Page 2 of 35 changes 1973 Manual reference to 2009

Topic: Web Course (Optional) - Restorations of Lost Corners, Unit 1, Section 2 Single Proportion

  • Page 11 of 35 changes reference to Section 5-24 to Section 7-7 in the 2009 Manual
  • Page 19 of 35 changes reference to Section 5-40 to Section 7-38 in the 2009 Manual

Topic: Web Course (Optional) - Restorations of Lost Corners, Unit 4, Section 1, Review Exercise, Question 5

  • Graphic shows the second leg being N 18d 45'W distance 11.03. The graphics show the leg going in a NE'erly direction. The second leg should read N 18d 45' E 11.03.

Course 5

Topic: Web Course - Water Boundary Surveys

The following updates were made to course as a result of the 2009 Manual.

  • Page 54 of 175 Other Land Types changes both 1973 references to 2009
  • Page 90 of 175 Surveying Islands/Coastal Areas/Omitted Areas::page 6 of 6 changes the Manual reference from 5-43 to 7-53
  • Page 99 of 175 Meandering::page 7 of 15 changes the Manual reference from 5-43 to 7-53
  • Page 110 of 175 Proportionate Shoreline Method::page 1 of 14 changes the Manual reference from 7-58 to 8-133
  • Page 148 of 175 Monumentation and Field Notes::page 2 of 2 changes the second paragraph to "For computing median-line angle point coordinates see the information provided in Chapter 8 of the Manual."

6/4/2009

General

Topic: CFedS Hard Drive Patch 2

This patch is intended to correct an issue with the U. S. Forest Service & Chewacan Land and Cattle Company problem in Course 2 of the original CFedS training material shipped between August, 2008 and June, 2009.

To determine if you require this patch, please read the news article posted on www.CFedS.org on June 2, 2009. On page 7 of the U. S. Forest Service & Chewacan Land and Cattle Company problem (Course 2, Step 10), if you see text outside of the border and no picture then you will need to download and run this patch.

If you have not experienced an issue with the specified problem, you do not need to install the patch. If you receive a hard drive after June 4, 2009, you do not need Patch 1 or 2.

This patch WILL NOT work if you have a DVD set.

Patch instructions:

  1. Click Download CFedS Patch 2 to download the patch to your local hard drive.
  2. Connect your CFedS hard drive.
  3. Next, double-click on the cfeds_patch_02.exe file.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Topic: Exam Quick Reference Guides

Thanks to Lisa Martin who created the following quick reference guide for the exam. She asked that we share it with other trainees. You can download a copy of the quick reference guide here.

6/1/2009

Course 7

Topic: Standards for Indian Trust Lands Boundary Evidence - Part 1

It was brought to our attention that there was an error in the study guide on page 14. You can download an update to this page below.

All corrections are in red.

Please note that Page 14 refers to the Version 2.0 January 2009 version of the Study Guide that was available in Patch 1. If you are using the Version 1.1 May 2007 Study Guide, this change applies to page 15.

Topic: Study Guide - Standards for Indian Trust Lands Boundary Evidence - Part 2

It was brought to our attention that there were a few errors in the study guide on pages 48, 49, 52 and 53. You can download an update to those pages below.

All corrections are in red.

4/14/2009

General

Topic: CFedS Hard Drive Patch 1

The CFedS training material continues to be improved to make corrections, additions or deletions. We thank all of you who have submitted information for the updates. The first patch is now available ONLY for those of you who have purchased a CFedS Hard Drive. The patch contains the following:

  • All identified changes listed on the updates page as of 2/25/2009.
  • Course 4, Part 3 Video update.
  • Course 7, Part 2 Video update.
  • Minor correction to the Closing Thoughts video.
  • Continuing Education menu update.

This patch WILL NOT work if you have a DVD set.

Patch instructions:

  1. Click Download CFedS Patch 1 to download the patch to your local hard drive. Note: The patch file is approximately 800MB and can take considerable time to download. If you would rather have a DVD with the patch file for use only with the hard drive, please submit a Support Ticket so that we can ship one to you. DVD Users: If you have the DVD set, downloading the patch file or requesting it on DVD WILL NOT update your DVD set.
  2. Connect your CFedS hard drive.
  3. Next, double-click on the cfeds_patch_01.exe file.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.

4/1/2009

General

Topic: Video Files

For those of you with the DVD set, we wanted to share with you the video that changed in the Patch 1.

1/28/2009

Course 7

Topic: Sample Evidence Standards

This example of Standards for Indian Trust Lands Boundary Evidence Certificates is provided to illustrate how the certificates are completed. The surveyor may be ask to complete portions of the Certificate of Inspection and Possession (CIP) or to point out the corners and boundaries to the official completing the CIP.

In this case the surveyor is not completing the CIP but has provided a statement to be attached to the CIP.

11/25/2008

General

Topic: New Exercises

  • Indexing - A paper written by Dennis that reinforces information presented in the video lectures.
  • Matching - An exercise matching words and phrases with their definitions.
  • Exercise #1 - This is a corner restoration exercise.
  • Exercise #2 - This is an exercise of the proper use of a witness section corner.
  • Exercise #3 - This is an exercise of the proper use of a witness 1/4 section corner.
  • Exercise #4 - This is an exercise to practice calculating the mean bearing of each line.
  • Exercise #5 - This is an exercise to practice calculating parenthetical distances/section subdivision.
  • Exercise #6 - This is an exercise to practice calculating curvatures.
  • Exercise #7 - This is another exercise to calculate parenthetical distances.

7/21/2008

Course 3

Topic: Web Problem - Interpreting Original Field Notes

It was brought to our attention that there were inaccurate statements in this web problem. You can download the correction file to view where the errors were made. This document contains the correct numbers in red for this problem.

7/9/2008

Course 1

Topic: The Federal Land Record System

Mr. Dennis Mouland wrote a document titled "The Federal Land Record System" that should assist you in taking the certification exam.

6/14/2008

Course 3

Topic: Evaluating Corner Evidence, Part 5

Stan French also mentions the IBLA case Gilbert and Logie Nolan, however it was inadvertently left out of the study guide. You can download the document "IBLA case Gilbert and Logie Nolan" that he mentions.

6/10/2008

Course 3

Topic: Evaluating Corner Evidence, Part 5

In Course 3, Stan French mentions the IBLA case JOHN W. AND OVADA YEARGAN case, however it was inadvertently left out of the study guide. You can download the document "IBLA case JOHN W. AND OVADA YEARGAN" that he mentions. Please note, we are aware of the typo in the study guide "Yurgan".

4/22/2008

Course 4

Topic: Study Guide - Restoration of Lost Corners - Part 4

It was brought to our attention that there is an error on the slide on page 123 and a misstatement on page 124. You can download an update to those pages below.

All corrections are in red.

4/14/2008

Course 4

Topic: Study Guide - Restoration of Lost Corners - Part 2, Handout Discussion of Convergency

It was brought to our attention that there was an error in this handout on pages 4-64 and 4-65. You can download the calculations file to view the where the errors were made. This document contains the correct numbers in red for this problem.

4/8/2008

Course 4

Topic: Study Guide - Single Proportion Exercise

It was brought to our attention that there was a function error in this exercise on at the bottom of page 4-29. You can download the calculations file to view the where the errors were made. This document contains the correct numbers in red for this problem.

1/14/2008

Course 4

Topic: Study Guide - Grant Boundary and Compass Rule Exercise

It was brought to our attention that there were calculation errors in this exercise. You can download the calculations file to view where the errors were made. This document contains the correct numbers in red for this exercise.

Topic: Study Guide - Slide on Page 4-78

It was brought to our attention that there were calculation errors in this exercise. You can download the calculations file to view where the errors were made. This document contains the correct numbers in red for this exercise.

1/3/2008

Course 4

Topic: Study Guide - Irregular Boundary Exercise

It was brought to our attention that there were calculation errors in this exercise. You can download the calculations file to view where the errors were made. This document contains the correct numbers in red for this exercise.

Topic: Web Problem - Calculate Proportionate Positions of Corners & Adjust Meander Line

It was brought to our attention that there were calculation errors in this web problem. You can download the calculations file to view where the errors were made. This document contains the correct numbers in red for this problem.

Topic: Web Problem - Mean Bearing and Linear Convergency

It was brought to our attention that there were calculation errors in this web problem. You can download the calculations file to view where the errors were made. This document contains the correct numbers in red for this problem.

7/9/2007

General

Topic: Binders

Based on feedback from the conference calls, we have posted PDF versions of the CFedS Notebook cover and spine for your use.

6/13/2007

Course 3

Topic: Evaluating Corner Evidence, Part 3

In Course 3, Stan French mentions the Citko case, however it was inadvertently left out of the study guide. You can download the document "United States vs. John Citko" that he mentions. Please note, we are aware of the typo in the study guide "Citgo".

5/21/2007

Course 1

Topic: Indian Land Record System

The "code numbers" referred to by Ron Appelbaum (page 256 of the study guide) can be found in the ILRS_CodeNumbers.pdf documents.

Topic: Working With Indian Cultures

The website mentioned in Pricilla Wilfarht's presentation (page 137 of the study guide) is: www.mnica.org however the site has been down for several months.

Ms. Wilfarht also mentions "materials that are given to you as your training materials" (page 137 of the study guide) which is somewhat confusing. The original course provided the "training material" as handouts which have been replaced by the study guide.