Vegetation Control Service, Inc. is a pioneer and professional leader in selective vegetation management for utility rights-of-way. Beginning in the 1960s as a research project for our founder’s master degree in wildlife and forestry, VCS has gained a reputation for high quality services throughout New England, New York and Hawaii.
Our philosophy is to meet the requirements of state and federal regulations through the environmentally responsible application of Integrated Vegetation Management.
Our objectives for utility right-of-way are the maintenance and stabilization of early-successional (low growing) ecological communities that compete with tall vegetation; maintaining diverse vegetation communities below economically damaging heights to ensure the safe delivery of energy products.
A result of using these methods is much needed open land habitat. As a result This greatly benefits a wide range of wildlife—including many threatened or endangered mammals, amphibians, insects and plants. In addition these rights-of-ways provide excellent homes, breeding grounds, nurseries and food sources for local wildlife species. Because of this our crews regularly come across deer, rabbits, wild turkeys and, songbirds. As well as foragers like coyotes, bobcats, black bears, eagles, owls and hawks.
Additionally a well-maintained right-of-way is a landscape that benefits the utilities, its customers, the public-at-large and the environment.
VCS, Inc. has developed a strong reputation as an authority in New England in developing vegetation management plans. For this purpose we have highly skilled personnel who can assist you with all your forestry needs. This includes skilled GIS professionals who produce maps needed to graphically communicate ground conditions to regulatory bodies and work crews.