Powerline Right-of-Way Clearing

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Powerline right of way clearing is another type of easement, or right of way, in which utility workers must be granted permission to construct and/or operate in the right of way of powerlines by the property’s owner. The goal is to clear out all trees, vegetation and structures that could interfere with a powerline. Easement rights include managing trees and other vegetation. Proper maintenance such as integrated vegetation management is crucial to powerline reclamation.

Vegetation and Powerline Interference

If powerline right of way is not granted to a company and is left unaddressed, the repercussions faced can be costly and deathly. Poorly maintained vegetation can allow for electricity outages, wildfires, soil erosion and more. These certain events can damage electric power infrastructures, which result in environmental and national security consequences. Whether it is due to a storm, or interference with the transmission and distribution of the powerlines, one of the most common causes of electricity blackouts in the United States are due to the vegetation interference of overgrown trees.

Benefits of Adding Integrated Vegetation Management to a Reclamation Plan

Integrated vegetation management is the practice of promoting desirable, stable, low-growing plant communities that will resist interference between tall-growing species as well as the powerline right of way, using appropriate environmentally cost-effective methods.  It is more cost effective to not only manage but produce low-growing vegetation because there is less of a requirement of maintenance then there is to continuously manage high-growing vegetation. The less electrical outages happening in the U.S., the more the economy can save money. If the Board of Public Utilities comes across a utility failure, a fine of $100 to $25,000 a day can take place, coming to a maximum penalty of $2 million.

Benefits of Powerline Right of Way Clearing

Other than the aesthetic, powerline reclamation is primarily beneficial to land reclamation because it is safer for the people that surround that specific area of the right of way. Those who work, live, or play in rural areas consisting of being around a lot of trees that are closer to powerlines risk higher chances of severe injury or even death due to being in electric contact, than those who live in more populated and urban areas.  Not only does it become a safer habit for humans, but it becomes a habitat suitable for animals that live and contribute to our environment.

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The largest operation in Keenesburg, CO

What was started by a farming family in Northern Colorado, has grown into one of the largest seeding and reclamation operations in the United States. Arnold’s Custom Seeding has worked on projects in 36 states and has reclaimed over 6,500 miles of Right Of Way (ROW) to date.

Get in Contact with Arnold’s Custom Seeding Today

Since 1985, Arnold’s Custom Seeding has been reclaiming thousands of acres of land per year. We work closely with the energy industry and government entities to restore land after extensive pipeline and right of way developments. We maintain a fleet of specialized equipment to carry out a wide range of seeding and reclamation techniques. Whether you are ready to begin a project soon or simply have questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.