The Evolution of IVM from IPM and the Current ROW Stewardship Accreditation Requirements

Length
March 13, 1 hour; March 14, 45 mins
Track
Certified Arborist
Tree Inspector
Utility Arboriculture
Audience
Technical
Type
Concurrent
Location
3/13 HC414; 3/14 RC422

Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) is rooted in the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Core concepts adapted by industry standards and best management practices provide further guidance. These foundational references have been further refined. Contemporary best-in-class IVM practices as defined in the current ROW Stewardship Council's accreditation program will be reviewed.

Speaker(s)

Mr. Goodfellow has 40 years of experience in the utility industry and is recognized as a leading authority on utility vegetation management. John worked directly with the Arbor Day Foundation in creating the TreeLine USA program, and helped create the Right of Way Steward accreditation program focusing on Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) on the North American high voltage power grid.