Environment Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management 8th International Symposium

1st Edition

Editors: John Goodrich-Mahoney Lawrence Abrahamson Jennifer Ballard Susan Tikalsky
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444532237
eBook ISBN: 9780080557694
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 6th March 2008
Page Count: 855
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The management of rights-of-way by electric and telephone utilities, highway departments, gas pipeline companies, and railroads around the world is guided and constrained by policies and regulations to protect the environment. Companies that manage rights-of-way are required to comply with these regulations, and are seeking the most cost-effective management practices that, at the same time, demonstrate stewardship of the environment. Protection of biodiversity and sustainable development are especially important as national goals in many countries, and rights-of-way managers are seeking practical ways to include public participation in their operations.

Key Features

  • Addresses environmental issues in rights-of-way planning and management
  • Provides a forum for information exchange among various agencies, industries, environmental consultants, and academic organizations
  • Presents peer-reviewed papers to help achieve a better understanding of current environmental issues involved in rights-of-way management


For all environmental scientists and urban and landscape planners; government organisations, such as environmental protection and regulatory agencies, and local authorities; environmental consultants in risk impact assessment.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments In Memoriam Part I. Symposium Plenary Session PlenarySessionOpeningRemarks and Presentations Plenary Panel Session: "When the Lights Go Out: Environmental Choices and Consequences" Part II. Vegetation Management Vegetation Management Best Practices for Reliability and Ecosystem Management Development of an Integrated Resource Management Strategy for Transmission Right-of-Way Corridors for Successful Implementation of Integrated Vegetation Management in California Stable Plant Communities in the Pacific Northwest Control of Woody Invasive Plants Using Mechanical and Chemical Treatments Tree, Shrub, and Herb Succession and Five Years of Management Following the Establishment of a New Electric Transmission Right-of-Way through aWooded Wetland Pepco's Environmental Stewardship on Transmission Line Right-of-Way Vegetation Management A Broad-Based, IVM Approach to Right-of-Way Management on Long Island, NY The Implementation of Vegetation Management Projects on U.S. Forest Service Lands: The Big Eddy-Ostrander Vegetation Project on the Mt. Hood National Forest Purple Loosestrife Biological Control Program Vegetation Management of Woody Deciduous Species with the Biological Herbicide Chondrostereum purpureum Implications of Branch Strength Loss in Silver Maple Trees Converted from Round-over to V-trims During Electrical Line Clearance Operations Exploiting Allelopathy as a Present and Future Tool in the Management of Rights-of-Way Performance Standards for Assessing Vegetation Management on Rights-of-Way: Case Study of New York State DOT's Roadside Rights-of-Way Vegetation Management Program The Application and Business Benefits of Aerial Laser Survey Techniques Used in the Management of Vegetation Encroachment within Transmission Rights-of-Way Visual LandscapeMonitoring: A Tool for Characterizing and Managing Highway Corridor Landscapes


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About the Editor

John Goodrich-Mahoney

Affiliations and Expertise

Electric Power Research Institute Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA

Lawrence Abrahamson

Jennifer Ballard

Susan Tikalsky