— A surveyor from southern Nevada is calling for an overhaul of how land surveyor’s are trained in the state.
David Rieder has been surveying land for the past 30 years and said his experience has taught him something new.
“I think we need to have some training in the way we are going to teach our students and also have some understanding of what it is to be a land surveyr,” Rieders father said.
The surveyor is one of the nation’s top land surveyants.
He says he has seen a lot of issues over the years and the changes need to happen fast.
“If we don’t start now, we could have a lot more erosion in our landscape.
There is no question,” RIEDERS father said.”
He said it is important that the state is doing its part to ensure that this is something that we are taking seriously.”
Rieder is also an author and a member of the board of directors for the Northern Nevada Land Surveyors Association.
He said that changes need a lot to happen, especially with the number of surveyors coming to the state, but that he believes the state needs to do a better job.
“The surveyors that we have are not being taught properly, they are not properly trained.
We need to do something about it.
We can’t just sit back and be silent about it,” Rrieders father added.
The Nevada Land and Water Surveyors association released a statement Friday saying that they are working with the Nevada Department of Transportation and the surveyors training institute to ensure better training and supervision.