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Industry Safety

Crisis Management: A Primer

By Regional Supervisor Todd Walker A Crisis Defined We started the hike early on a beautiful, crisp spring day in Southern California, but clouds had been slowly building throughout the morning. By noon, a gray haze had engulfed the trail on our ascent to Mt. San Antonio summit, as if curtains had been drawn over […]

Industry Training + Development

Growing Inclusion in UVM

By Supervisor of Research and Development Sarah Lilley Five years ago, I started my career in utility arboriculture as a consulting utility forester. Within the first two weeks, I called my supervisor and asked what the policy was for responding to harassment from the public while out patrolling. It was baffling to me why passersby […]

Industry

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 […]

Industry

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 […]

Industry Innovation

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 […]

Industry

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 […]