Senior ecologist co-authors vegetation management guide aimed at improving species and biodiversity
Senior Principal – Environment Dan Salas is a co-author of a guide to help vegetation managers address biodiversity and target species within their vegetation management programs.
“Managing Compatible Vegetation for Targeted Species and Biodiversity”, is a companion guide aligned with the Utility Arborist Association’s Integrated Vegetation Management Best Management Practice, 3rd edition.
It provides a primer on how to manage compatible vegetation for target species and biodiversity benefits into Integrated Vegetation Management (VM) programs.
Companies and organizations are increasingly being asked to integrate biodiversity into their planning and land management as part of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting.
The guide is designed for land and vegetation managers who are interested in addressing species and biodiversity objectives within their VM programs.
This companion builds upon the decades of successful use of integrated vegetation management (IVM) and provides vegetation managers and planners a framework by which to set targets, identify actions, evaluate their performance towards targets, and allow for adaptation when needed.
Access the full addendum on the UAA website: https://www.gotouaa.org/biodiversity-tools/.
“With nearly 8 billion people in the world and growing, we are likely to continue losing species and biodiversity at an alarming rate,” said Dan. “At the same time, there is increasing recognition by land managers, investors, and consumers in the value of protecting and improving biodiversity. Being thoughtful about how your vegetation management contributes to ESG frameworks and nature-based metrics benefits your company and vegetation program, but also the land and future generations.”