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National Grid IVM Partnerships

National Grid ROW within the Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary. The stable, herbaceous plant community is the desirable ROW floor type for both National Grid and the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Partnership Produces Environmental Benefits

A successful National Grid partnership and IVM demonstration results in a positive message to the public about herbicides.  

Successful implementation of integrated vegetation management (IVM) requires cooperation with stakeholders along rights-of-way (ROWs). A stakeholder is anyone with an interest in how ROWs are managed. National Grid, an electric utility with facilities in five Northeast states, and one of its notable stakeholders, the Massachusetts Audubon Society (Mass Audubon), formed a partnership to showcase how IVM can benefit this stakeholder and the environment.

How the Partnership Began

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