Promoting sustainable resource management principles and practices along rights-of-way

The Right-of-Way Stewardship Council Recognizes New and Re-Accredited Steward Utilities

The Right-of-Way Stewardship Council recently recognized the Accredited Steward Utilities at the Trees & Utilities Conference in Milwaukee, WI on September 20th.

The recognition included FirstEnergy, achieving accreditation in 2021; Bonneville Power Administration, achieving re-accreditation in 2021; and AltaLink, achieving re-accreditation in 2022. The additional accredited utilities are Arizona Public Service (APS), New York Power Authority (NYPA), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO).

Pictured L to R: Christopher Morse – BPA; Lewis Payne – Chair ROWSC; Darrell Gaudet - AltaLink; Martin Lieb – NYPA; Hans Straight – FirstEnergy; Chuck Sheppard – BPA; Eric Brown – SMUD

Right-of-Way Stewardship Council

The Right-of-Way Stewardship Council (ROWSC) is an accreditation program that has established standards for responsible right-of-way vegetation management along corridors. The program promotes the application of Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) and best management practices to utility vegetation managers in order to maintain power system reliability and address ecological concerns.

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