In 1982, Navajo Nation established a Memorandum of Agreement jointly with US Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
and US Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to complete cadastral survey on the Navajo Nation.
In coordination with the BIA, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah BLM office, legal surveys are ongoing to identify
section corners, quarter corners and set brass caps at ½ mile intervals. The monuments are used to control
surveys to locate geographic positions; maintenance and perpetuation of the existing Pubic land Survey System
(PLSS); and necessary required retracement, resurveys, and surveys of areas requested by the Navajo Land
Department and BIS.
To establish Survey lines on the ground and corners are monument at half mile intervals using stainless steel posts or brass tablets.
To establish new survey points in un-surveyed areas of the Navajo Indian Reservation.
Click HERE to watch a video in regards to Surveying Arizona, and watch Navajo Cadastral in action...