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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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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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5 Tips for using Clearion to Support Vegetation Management

April 30, 2018

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.

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Can Cloud-Hosted Systems Improve Utility Cyber Security?

December 15, 2017

 

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..

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Do, Do, Do Believe the Hype

August 09, 2017

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!

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High-impact Vegetation Management Investments

March 24, 2017

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? To answer..

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Toggling Between Tasks (or Operating Systems)

March 20, 2017

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..

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