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Lessons Learned in Starting a Diversity and Inclusion Committee

By The CNUC D+I Committee Diversity and inclusion (D+I) can be intimidating topics for people and organizations. Nobody wants to misstep or offend, which can lead to avoiding the topics all together, but avoidance can do more harm than good. Lack of diversity and inclusion harms organizations and the workforce, and we won’t be able […]

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Have UVM programs missed the point of IVM?

By Manager of Research & Development Philip Chen The blackout in 2003 and the subsequent changes to utility vegetation management (UVM) have been considered by many as a backslide. We’ve seen increased compliance vigilance and more aggressive vegetation management practices, particularly transmission rights-of-ways (ROW). We’ve been told that progress has been made and that our […]

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A Joint CNUC University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point UVM Survey

By Richard Hauer, Professor of Urban and Community Forestry at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Randall H. Miller, Director of Research and Development, CNUC This summer CNUC finished its most recent in a long line of utility vegetation management (UVM) surveys in cooperation with Dr. Richard Hauer of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. The […]

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Urban Forestry at CNUC

By Manager of R+D Philip Chen CNUC’s Division 30 is otherwise known as our research and development (R+D)department. As part of the D in R+D, we examine how we can leverage our assets to find growth opportunities within our industry and new markets. A natural step in our progression was expanding upon our primary skillset […]

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ROW Habitat Reclamation Update

 By Lead CUF Russ Maxwell, System Arborist Christina Cunningham and CUF Anna Martz According to the Nature Conservancy, there is only 1% of native grass species left in the American Southeast. This loss of habitat has caused many pollinator species to be threatened or have endangered statuses. Practicing integrated vegetation management (IVM) on rights-of-way (ROW) […]

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FAC-003-4 Revisited

By Randall H. Miller, Director of Research and Development In the summer of 1996, western North America experienced duel power outages, and in August of 2003, eastern North America had its turn. These catastrophic outages occurred during region-wide heatwaves, generating unusually high electrical demand across broad areas of the country, as well as instability in […]