Donald A. Wilson, LLS, PLS, RPF
Don is President of Land and Boundary Consultants, Inc., based in southeastern New Hampshire, and has been in practice as a land boundary consultant since 1974 and surveying since 1962. Don is both a licensed land surveyor and professional forester and has presented seminars on a variety of topics including description interpretation, boundary evidence, surveying law, and various aspects of forensic science.
In addition to over 200 technical publications in several disciplines, Don has been involved with writing more than 60 books. The latest editions of Evidence & Procedures for Boundary Location and its companion title, Boundary Control and Legal Principles, both of which he is a co-author, are the leading surveying textbooks. Two of his more recent publications, Interpreting Land Records and Forensic Procedures for Boundary & Title Investigation, are proving to be a favorite among attorneys, title examiners and surveyors. His latest book, Easements Relating to Land Surveying and Title Examinations, will be a desk-top favorite for many. He has written six other boundary-related texts as well as researched and compiled the subject matter for seven state boundary and surveying law books.
Don is a former faculty member of the University of Maine where he taught surveying in the School of Forestry and the Department of Civil Engineering. He is also a former faculty member at the University of New Hampshire where he continues to teach courses for the UNH Professional Development & Training Program. He is a member of the Professional Surveyor/Red Vector “Dream Team” providing on-line education for surveyors and related professionals. Presently this cooperative is offering twelve separate courses authored by Don with more currently being developed.
Don is a member of and has been active in many surveying, mapping and forestry organizations. He is past president of both the Maine Society of Land Surveyors and the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association.
In addition to the writing and lecturing about surveying, Don is the fourth generation of a family that owned and operated the sporting camps, Wilson's on Moosehead Lake, for over 109 years. He is a registered Maine Guide, avid fly fisherman and has maintained an interest in the sporting and resort history of Maine.