Environmental Stewardship Resources
Excellence in the UVM industry can only be achieved when we treat our rights-of-way as ecosystems and take the best possible care of the natural resources we have been entrusted to steward. The UAA is happy to provide these helpful tools and resources to aid in furthering this purpose.
ANSI STANDARDS & BMP’s
Managers and practitioners should be aware of all relevant standards and Best Management Practices (BMPs) related to utility arboriculture and utility vegetation management. The UAA encourages employers to make these BMPs available to all field personnel.
Tree Worker Safety ANSI Z133The 2017 Z133 Safety Standard was developed for the arboriculture industry under the procedures of the American National Standards Institute. The 2017 revision provides the most current criteria in the United States for arborists and other workers engaged in arboricultural operations:
- General safety
- Electrical hazard
- Use of vehicles and mobile equipment
- Portable power hand tools
- Hand tools and ladders
- Work procedures
This publication provides an essential guide for federal, state, and municipal authorities in drafting regulations.
Pruning of Trees
Integrated Vegetation Management
Tree Risk Assessment
INTEGRATED VEGETATION MANAGEMENT
Downloadable tools and articles
Intentional Vegetation Management (PDF)
Article on Intentional Vegetation Management Transmission & Distribution World, VM Supplement 2019
Business Case for IVM Environmental Stewardship Committee (PowerPoint Presentation)
An template presentation on creating the business case for IVM, designed to be modified by the user for their target audience(s).
IVM Net Present Value Cost Calculator (Excel Document)
An Excel-based calculator, designed to compare the net present value of five vegetation management scenarios over a 10 year period.
IVM Net Present Value Cost Calculator User Guide (PDF)
A guide to accompany the IVM Net Present Value Cost Calculator.
Self-Assessment Maturity Model
The maturity model is a self-guided assessment intended to help utility vegetation managers highlight program accomplishments and identify areas for improvement along a path towards UVM excellence
Managing Compatible Vegetation for Targeted Species and Biodiversity
A Companion to the Integrated Vegetation Management Best Management Practice, 3rd Edition
Scope of Work Guidance
A template developed to assist utilities in managing for and promoting compatible species on their rights-of-way.
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