2015 News

Right-of-Way: A Natural Home for Pollinators

CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Consulting Utility Forester Billy Plant wrote an article titled “Rights-of-Way: A Natural Home for Pollinators.” The article was published in the September/October issue of the Utility Arborist Newsline. As I walked along a rural right-ofway (ROW) in June, a bumblebee caught my eye. It was bouncing from one milkweed plant to more...

H.R. 2358: An Impactful Step for the UVM Industry

by Brian Sprinkle, Associate Technical Consultant CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Technical Applications Supervisor Brian Sprinkle wrote an article titled “H.R. 2358: An Impactful Step for the UVM Industry.” The article was published in the September/October issue of the Utility Arborist Newsline. In June 2015, H.R. 2358 (the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act) left the more...

CNUC Restructures to Provide Enhanced Services to the Client

CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) announced the restructure of its operations and consulting business units to better manage its rapid growth and support the evolving needs of its clients in the utility vegetation management (UVM) industry. The restructure will focus on technology and knowledge transfer, including new technology, research and development, as well as progressive industry more...

Cieslewicz to Present at Commercial UAV Expo

CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) President and Chief Consultant Stephen Cieslewicz will be presenting at the Commercial UAV Expo. The event will be held October 5 through 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cieslewicz will be present alongside Tero Heinonen of Sharper Shape on Consolidated UAV Patrol: Utility Company Applications and Feasibility on Wednesday, October 7 at 4:25 p.m. in Milano rooms 3, more...

ROW 11 Symposium: Cieslewicz and Porter to Present

CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) President and Chief Consultant Steve Cieslewicz and Director of Consulting Services Will Porter will be presenting at the Eleventh International Symposium on Environmental Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management Symposium (ROW 11 Symposium). The event will be held September 20-23 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Porter will be presenting A Study of the Impacts more...

Time to Kick It up a Notch

by Derek Vannice CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Vice President of Operations Derek Vannice wrote an article titled Time to Kick It up a Notch. The article was published in the July/August issue of the Utility Arborist Newsline. The Utility Arborist Research Fund (UARF) endowment was established over five years ago. We have had some success, but we still more...

Vegetation Management on Federal Lands

by Stephen Cieslewicz, President and Chief Consultant CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) President and Chief Consultant Stephen Cieslewicz wrote a featured article in the July/August issue of the Electric Light & Power magazine titled Vegetation Management on Federal Lands.The article provides details on the bi-partisan bill, HR 2358. Cieslewicz had the opportunity to interview U.S. Reps. Ryan Zinke and Kurt Schrader, more...

Treetilization: A Model for Transforming UVM into a Green Industry

by Will Porter, Director of Consulting CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Director of Consulting Will Porter wrote an opinion editorial titled “Treetilization: A Model for Transforming UVM into a Green Industry” for the July/August issue of the Utility Arborist Newsline. It is often said that utility vegetation management (UVM) is, or should be, an integral part of the more...

Powerful Knowledge: July 2015 Issue

The July issue of our quarterly e-newsletter, Powerful Knowledge, is now available. The e-newsletter includes updates on the UVM industry and CN Utility Consulting. Powerful Knowledge Articles include: PG&E Responds to California’s Drought Legal Shorts Vannice and the UAA in Washington D.C. Q&A Click here to view the July issue of the CNUC quarterly e-newsletter “Powerful Knowledge.”   more...

Porter to Present at ISA International Conference

CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Director of Consulting Services Will Porter will present at the 2015 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Annual International Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. Porter will join John Goodfellow, Geoffrey Kempter, and J.M. Sparkman in 90-minutes of presentations on “Utilizing Data-Driven Methodologies to Manage UVM Programs” on August 12 at 8:30 a.m. more...