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The effective management of vegetation on transmission and distribution corridors is essential to the reliable supply of electricity and to ensure public and worker safety. Vegetation programs must also comply with new and emerging regulations, meet public and landowner expectations and consider environmental issues. Managing vegetation can range from pruning or removing individual trees to encouraging the establishment of low growing compatible plant communities on power line corridors. Furthermore, it involves responding to public, First Nations, Government and landowner requests and concerns, while still achieving control that will comply with NERC and other regulations in a cost effective manner. These are a few of the aspects needed to develop a comprehensive and effective vegetation management program. The Vegetation Management Conference will focus on many of the areas noted above.

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Data Collection and Mapping
• LiDAR effectiveness and use
• Use of drones to collect data
• Patrols and surveys
• New technologies

New Technologies and Program Management
• Fire risk management
• Vegetation management program optimization
• Communicating with the public
• New equipment and techniques

Herbicide Application Technology
• Thinvert application of herbicides
• Digital record keeping for herbicide use
• Responsible use of herbicides

Field Demonstration
• Demonstration of drones flying over a right-of-way
• Demonstration of thinvert herbicide application
• Demonstration of herbicide use tracking with electronic forms