Kachnovich Land Surveying

James S. Kachnovich, PLS
Professional Land Surveyor


Curriculum Vitae  

James S. Kachnovich
Professional Land Surveyor

January 2010

Present Occupation:

2006-Present Kachnovich Land Surveying, Inc., Livermore, Maine

Part-time: Providing Professional Land Surveying services to the general public, Attorneys, Municipalities, Professional Engineers, and other Professionals. Specializing in land boundary surveys and other land right issues.

Professional Licenses:

1975 PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR, State of Maine, Number 1134


1966 Paul Smith‘s College in New York, A.A.S. degree in Forestry

1969 Maine Army National Guard - U.S. Army Engineer School - Fort Belvoir, Virginia (10 week course in construction surveying)

1970 Surveying Course - by Richard A. Coleman @ UMaine in Augusta, ME

1974 Surveying Course - by A.B. Palmer, Jr. @ CMVTI in Auburn, ME

1962 Waterville High School, graduate, Waterville, Maine

Past Employment:

2006-Present Kachnovich Land Surveying, Inc. - Part time consultant

1968-2002 International Paper Company, Power Plant

1975-2006 Kachnovich Land Surveying, Owner

1970-1974 Part time employee of Edwin Adams, Registered Land Surveyor #873

1968-1969 Part time employee of Frank Crane, Registered Land Surveyor #139

1966-1967 International Paper Company, Forestry / Survey Department

Professional Memberships:

1975-Present Maine Society of Land Surveyors (MSLS)

1997-Present National Society of Professional Land Surveyors (NSPS)

1997-Present American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)

Lifetime American Forestry Association

1996-Present Notary Public of Maine


1985-Present - Member of the Town of Jay Planning Board

Consulting Experience:

1968-1974 Employed by other licensed land surveyors as a field technician

1975-2006 Owner of Kachnovich Land Surveying preparing hundreds of boundary surveys, subdivisions, reports, legal descriptions, etc.

2006-Present Part time consultant of Kachnovich Land Surveying, Inc. preparing boundary surveys, subdivisions, reports, legal descriptions, expert witness

General Surveying / Engineering Experience:

1968-Present Wide variety of experience in all aspects of surveying including boundary surveys, topographical surveys, ALTA / ACSM land title surveys, engineering surveys, land development, mortgage loan inspections, flood plains, elevation certificates, expert witness

Lectures-Seminars Attended:

1968-Present Case Study - Town Lines, Lecture by Donald Richards, PLS

Maine DEP - Jurisdiction & Setback methods, Lecture by Rich Baker

Ethical Constraints - Working for the Client‘s neighbor & others, Lecture by Knud Hermansen, PLS, PE, Esq.

Notice & Senior Title - Lecture by Knud Hermansen, PLS, PE, Esq.

MSBA Practice series - Maine Riparian Boundaries & Rights, Seminar by Donald R. Richards, PLS & Knud E. Hermansen, PLS, PE, Esq.

Subdivision Law Review - Lecture by John Maloney

Roads & Easements - Lecture by Richard Day, PLS

Maine Law & Water Boundaries - Lecture by Richard Day, PLS

Principles and Procedures for the location of Boundaries in Maine, Lecture by Knud Hermansen, PLS, PE, Esq.

Monuments, Lines of Possession, Analysis & Report writing, Lecture by Knud Hermansen, PLS, PE, Esq.

FEMA Modernization - Flood Plains, Lecture by Lou Sidell

Maine Boundary Law, Lecture by Carlton Brown, PLS, PE

Alternate Dispute Resolution - Seminar

Surveyor’s in the courtroom, Lecture by John Cunningham, Esq & Elliot Epstein, Esq

Extrinsic Evidence, Seminar by Donald R. Richards, PLS & Knud E. Hermansen, PLS, PE, Esq.