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American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the American Planning Association’s (APA) national certification. The AICP exam covers history, ethics and practical skills used … Read More


  ORS 209.005(5) “Monument” means any permanent material object or collection of objects, either natural or man-made, that indicates the position on the ground of … Read More

Quick survey facts

  Surveying has been an essential element in the development of the human environment since the beginning or recorded history, about 5,000 years ago. Surveying … Read More

Requirements of a property description

  Requirements of a property description /legal description Sufficiency of description Title identity Non- interference with senior deeds Locatable by a competent surveyor Not capable … Read More

The Domesday Book

  The Domesday Book is the earliest land information system. The Domesday Book was created by William the Conqueror in 1086 in an attempt to … Read More

Bugs Bunny V Survey Ninja

  Bugs Bunny – born in Brooklyn, New York in a warren under Ebbets Field Survey Ninja – born in Portland, Oregon Bugs Bunny – … Read More


  1966 MCMLXVI Mr. Wells dies this year. Robert Schleining (aka Big Dog), Mr. Wells business partner take over the firm. Brad Schleining, Robert Schleining’s … Read More

Kung Fu Panda V Survey Ninja

  Kung Fu Panda – big fat panda Survey Ninja – big fat surveyor Kung Fu Panda – Kung Fu, duh! Survey Ninja – trained … Read More


  RCW  “practice of land surveying” means assuming responsible charge of the surveying of land for the establishment of corners, lines, boundaries, and monuments, … Read More


  1935 MCMXXXV January 8 – Elvis Presley is born January 11 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to … Read More

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Who Is W.B. Wells?

In 1924, after graduating from Stanford University, Willard B. Wells founded W.B. Wells & Assoc. Inc in Portland, Oregon. Willard’s philosophy was to provide a quality product for a reasonable fee. We still follow Willard’s philosophy today.
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