OverviewManaging vegetation in our Rights of Way (ROW) means taking a systematic or integrative approach. This course introduces the different integrative management approaches used in Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) and helps participants identify best practices for integrated vegetation management (IVM).
- Examine the typical Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) plans
- Evaluate integrated vegetation management (IVM) and UVM programs
- Compare/contrast IVM and UVM process models
- Correlate IVM and UVM using best practices
This 3-week course is 100% online using a combination of tutorials, discussions, and projects. All course work is delivered asynchronously, i.e. no set meeting times.
Participants can expect to spend 8-10 hours per week completing the assigned tasks.
This course is designed for utility vegetation management professionals or individuals looking to enter the field. Previous experience with utility vegetation management, arboriculture, or forestry is beneficial but not required.
Pre-requisite: successful completion of Program and Project Management course.