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Presenter: Wendy Lathrop, PLS, CFM

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Agenda:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)

What is a “Railroad” by Law? (And Why Does It Matter?)

   Highway or utility – public rights and railroad responsibilities
   The effects of railroads on development of the US
   The evolution of the regulatory framework affecting railroads in the US


Railroad Records and Regulation

   Finding information about physical, legal, and historical railroad aspects
   The birth of Rails to Trails
   Railroad abandonment
      • What “abandonment” means, physically and legally
      • The process for abandonment


Examining the Extent, Type, Location and Time/Duration of Railroad Rights

   Deciphering if railroads acquired ownership or easement or other rights
   The extent of railroad rights, and significance to landowners and railroads
   Shared uses of the railroad corridor
   Decisions relating to Rails to Trails conversions



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Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.


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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Certified Financial Planners
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

Professional Engineers:
     4.0 PDHs

Land Surveyors:
     4.0 PDHs

Certified Planners:
     4 | CM



Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland,
      New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
Course-by-Course Providers:
   Association of State Floodplain Managers
   American Planning Association/AICP

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Insti- tute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers:

Wendy Lathrop, PLS, CFM

President and Owner of Cadastral Consulting, LLC

Ms. Lathrop is licensed as a professional land surveyor in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, and as a professional planner in New Jersey. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Policy, and has been involved in surveying since 1974 in projects ranging from construction to boundary to environmental land use disputes. Ms. Lathrop is also a certified floodplain manager through the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM). A former adjunct instructor at Mercer County College in New Jersey, she has also taught as part of the team for the licensing exam review course at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. Ms. Lathrop has been teaching seminars for surveyors since 1986 and has been writing articles for surveyors since 1983. She is a contributing editor for The American Surveyor magazine, and she has four articles included in the American Bar Association’s text, Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals. She and Stephen V. Estopinal, PLS, PE co–authored a book entitled Professional Surveyors and Real Property Descriptions: Composition, Construction, and Comprehension, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2011. She is also on the faculty of GeoLearn, a web-based educational provider. Ms. Lathrop is a past president of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors and of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, and she has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Geodetic Surveying.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $199.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $199.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $149.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.