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A Valid and Reliable Credential for All Stake Holders

ROW Steward Accreditation by Derek Vannice, ROWSC Chair This article was originally published in the July/August 2014 issue of Utility Arborist Newsline. The ROW Steward Council (ROWSC) has officially launched the Accreditation Standards for Assessing Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) Excellence. These standards will be used by independent auditors to assess IVM programs at utilities applying […]


Higher Expectations Drive UVM Mandates

CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Director of Consulting Services Will Porter’s article, titled “Higher Expectations Drive UVM Mandates,” was published in the June Vegetation Management supplement of Transmission & Distribution World. The article analyzes electric consumers’ increasing expectation of reliable service, resulting in utility vegetation management (UVM) programs changing to be longer range, more comprehensive and […]


Right-of-Way Stewardship Council Announces First Two Utility Accreditations

Dovetail Partners announced The Right-of-Way Stewardship Council (ROWSC) accredited Arizona Public Service (APS) and Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. as a “Right-of-Way Stewards” for sustainable integrated vegetation management of their electric transmission right-of-way systems. Both companies were recognized with the “Right-of-Way Steward Founder’s Award” for their leadership in receiving the first two ROWSC accreditations globally. […]


Utility Vegetation Management Final Report

Published March 2004. This report was prepared by CNUC after the company was commissioned to support the federal investigation of the August 14, 2013 Northeast Blackout. In the report, CNUC concluded that overgrown trees were one of the principal causes of the blackout and that the conditions that led up to the event could be […]


Interview with National Wild Turkey Federation Energy for Wildlife Program

Originally aired March 4, 2007 An interview with Jay Jordan, the program director for the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Energy for Wildlife Program, provides background on the federation and program, discusses the different types of wildlife projects and the benefits and requirements of utilities interested in joining. Listen to the interview.