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Preventing Unwanted Hunting on your Property: How a Land Survey Can Help

In most cases, Maine hunters ask permission to use private land for recreational purposes. However, hunters may find it difficult to discern one piece of land from another.  If you have unwanted hunters using your property, you’re not alone. According to the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 94% of the land in Maine is privately […]

Stone walls: A symbol of New England’s history

When you walk through the backyards, forests, and fields of New England, there’s a good chance you’ll see stone walls in your travels. As professional land surveyors, we have seen our fair share of these abandoned stone walls sprinkled along Maine’s landscape. We were intrigued by their connection to Maine’s past and their ties to […]

The Role of Land Surveying Plays in Topography Maps as Works of Art

One of the most popular wall hangings in homes today are 2-dimensional topography maps. In fact, some of these works of art are created through land surveying and can also be used in the planning of new development projects.  Each topographic map is unique based on the area of interest, and professional land surveyors can […]

How Maine Land Surveyors Help Protect Waterfront Land

Maine is known for its beautiful coastline, tributary streams, wetland areas, and abundant lakes, but its beautiful waterfronts are at risk of being overdeveloped if we don’t do something to protect them. Maine has many active land conservancies working hard to protect many acres of land from development. Whether these conservancies own the land outright […]

Boundary Pins Make For Good Neighbors

If you have ever walked your property line or wandered through a wooded area, chances are you’ve stumbled across metal stakes in the ground. These are known as boundary markers/pins or boundary monuments and are used to mark the corners of a property.  They are often iron pipes, bolts, or rebars driven three to four […]

The Technology We Use

The field of surveying is an exciting industry, and new technologies are modernizing the way we do our job!  Many may think land surveyors mainly do fieldwork; however, each job comes with a split of time spent in the field and in the office. Whether in the field or in the office, Herrick & Salsbury, […]

5 Reasons To Hire A Land Surveyor

The work of professional land surveyors is critical for responsible land development and management of private and public land. In fact, land surveyors can help with many issues beyond the boundary lines of your property.  Check out these five reasons to hire a land surveyor; Boundary and Property lines One of the most common reasons […]

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Women In Surveying

The surveying industry is in-demand and female surveyors are taking a piece of the action.  A common misconception is the survey industry is a male-dominated profession. However, women are joining the workforce in increasing numbers.  Female surveyors are not a novel occurrence. At the turn of the century, females began to break through into the […]

Family Cemeteries On Your Property – What You Need To Know

I want to bury my family member on my property. Is this legal?  In most cases, yes! Here’s what you need to know before planning internment; The idea to bury beloved family members on your property may seem like a bizarre notion to some, however, the ability to have a family burial plot right in […]