what we do

Boundary & Cadastral Surveying

Following in the footsteps of the original surveyors

Determining and defining land ownership and boundaries is necessary prior to the approval of land and resource transactions or development. Surveying boundaries requires skills in records research, analytical thinking, knowledge of history and law, and applying the importance of physical evidence gathered in the field. Parametrix surveyors accurately determine property line locations and perform large scale cadastral survey retracement for federal agencies. We are experienced at performing ALTA (American Land Title Association) surveys.

USFWS Willapa Bay Boundary | Parametrix
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Proclamation Boundary 
​Long Beach, Washington
Client: ​​​U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Willapa National Wildlife Refuge proclamation boundary was established in 1940 by President Roosevelt. In order to replace pylons and their associated boundary signs to clearly designate the boundary, Parametrix re-monumented the proclamation boundary. This involved researching the proclamation deed, analyzing oyster bed plats and tide banks of the Bear River, establishing tidal datums, and recovering PLSS corners. A large GPS network was established to recover the monuments within this project area, measuring 20 miles long and 6 miles wide. Monuments that were found hadn’t been visited in decades.



  • Amabilis Mountain | Parametrix

    Amabilis Mountain Cadastral Survey

  • Kaaland Cadastral | Parametrix

    Kaaland Cadastral Survey

  • Nisqually Wildlife Refuge | Parametrix

    Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Bade Boundary Line Adjustment

  • North Creek Trail | Parametrix

    North Creek Trail

  • USFWS Willapa Bay | Parametrix

    Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Proclamation Boundary

Survey & Geospatial Services

“You have demonstrated your expertise in PLSS section subdivision, county subdivision code compliance, and state and federal regulation on many projects.”

Bill Drummond, former USFWS, Regional Land Surveyor