Tag Archives: Vegetation Management

Dealing with Invasive Plants: It’s All in the Planning and Execution

Posted by Madelyn Mateo Are weeds choking your productivity? Are you worried about sight-line visibility, fire hazards, or maintenance costs? What about the damage those invasive species are doing to your roadside, right-of-way ecosystem? Invasive species have significant consequences for successful vegetation management and just letting them run amuck is not a sustainable option. Invasive […]

Looking Down the Road. Keep Vegetation In Check to Improve Driving Sight Distance (and Safety)

Posted by Ray Dorsey     Recently, a friend of mine was taking his wife to the airport. They were running behind due to traffic on the Interstate. Upon taking the airport exit they pulled up to the stop sign at the top of the ramp. As they tried to enter the roadway it was […]

Getting Out from Under the Weeds

Posted by Madelyn Mateo   Clearion, Scientists, and Vegetation Managers Join Forces to Help Pollinators Thrive.     Purple loosestrife, reed canary grass, and kudzu are just a few of the invasive plant species that wreak havoc on the utilities and roadways that occupy right-of-way lands. The weeds are so troublesome that subject matter experts […]

ROW Owners Allow the Bees to Tell Their Stories

Posted by Madelyn Mateo     There are so many utilities and other right-of-way owners out there that are providing a commendable contribution to the environment and conservation, but the sustainability focus always seems to be on the “bigger” concerns, such as emissions or larger animals that people can relate to like a sweet manatee […]

Will Butterflies Get the Best of Us? Not if Clearion Can Help It!

Posted by Madelyn Mateo     Anyone working in the rights-of-way vegetation management business has likely heard about the possibility that the Monarch butterfly will be listed as an endangered butterfly species. The impact of this on how rights of way lands will be used and managed would be significant.   To put this in […]

5 Tips for using Clearion to Support Vegetation Management

Posted by Brooks Smith     Today we’re featuring guest blogger, Brooks Smith, Data Technician with Wilderness Environmental Services (WES). He will share with you his 5 Tips for using Clearion to Support Vegetation Management.   In time, I have had the opportunity to work with clients that led me to build-out 5 Tips for using Clearion to […]

Can Cloud-Hosted Systems Improve Utility Cyber Security?

Posted by Christopher Kelly   Earlier this year, President Trump held a meeting with leaders from electric utilities and various federal agencies to discuss risks to the US power grid from cyber attacks. This meeting came on the heels of a report that hackers deployed malware onto grid-connected networks in Ukraine last year that caused signifcant […]

Do, Do, Do Believe the Hype

Posted by Susan Rasavongseuk     We’re excited about the Clearion data processing engine (DPE) and now, nine months after introducing it, what’s the latest? Has the tool lived up to the hype? Yes, it has! As many already know, we’re deploying our DPE for all new clients and replacing custom reports with DPE configurations […]

High-impact Vegetation Management Investments

Posted by Christopher Kelly     Question: You mentioned that, when getting started, you can pick a few core processes to automate and set attainable goals. What are a few examples of some of these that deliver the biggest bang for your buck for vegetation management? Wow, there are so many examples. Where to begin? […]

Toggling Between Tasks (or Operating Systems)

Posted by Christopher Kelly     As a continuation of our series, “RAQs: Randomly Asked Questions,” the following two questions also arose during our recent webinar. Feel free to keep ‘em coming! Question: In terms of vegetation management and asset mapping, can these two tools be used simultaneously? Or are they two different pieces of […]