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

October 24, 2018

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..

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

September 28, 2018

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 difficult for them to see oncoming traffic due..

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Do You Have the Right Tree in the Right Place in your ROW?

September 24, 2018

There is something so satisfying about being in the right place at the right time. It is an effortless path to success. Things just work out perfectly. You can’t always take credit for that kind of serendipity, but it sure does feel good.

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Where Technology and Sustainability Connect

August 22, 2018

Everyone agrees: Honey bees and other native bee species have been in serious decline for more than three decades in the U.S.

 

The good news is Clearion can help with mapping, reporting, and communication to support your efforts to improve sustainability in the right-of-way.

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Getting Out from Under the Weeds

June 22, 2018

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..

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ROW Owners Allow the Bees to Tell Their Stories

June 20, 2018

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..

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

June 18, 2018

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.

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ROW Stewardship and Digital Solutions

November 02, 2017

I had the pleasure of speaking at a workshop during last month's New York Utility Arborist Association annual meeting to discuss ROW Stewardship and Digital Solutions. The focus of the presentation was to demonstrate how Clearion can help organizations implement and manage the best practices..

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So maybe we won't always have Paris

June 09, 2017

 

The transition of power between our previous and current presidential administration was, in that great national tradition, peaceful. Yet, major differences in policy are roiling many parts of our economy and regulatory environment. 

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