Northern Clearing Inc. is the industry leader in right of way clearing, restoration, access road construction, vegetation management, conservation, and mat services. Since 1966, Northern Clearing has been one step ahead of the competition. With the ability to adapt quickly and efficiently to meet industry standards, Northern Clearing can successfully manage the most challenging projects. With our customers’ needs in mind, Northern Clearing places and emphasis on customer satisfaction while maintaining a superior level of safety, compliance, and production. Without skilled employees and a fleet of advanced equipment, Northern Clearing can make your next project a success.


In May 1966, brothers George and Wayne Vernon teamed up with their cousin Bernard Guski to form Northern Clearing Inc. They quickly acquired their first project to clear a right-of-way highline for Minnesota Light and Power.  With only two dozers and a skidder these men worked hard building a reputation on honesty, integrity, and quality work.

It wasn’t until 1968 when Northern Clearing began pipeline land clearing. Their values held steady through tremendous growth and in 1986 realized they had grown into the largest pipeline clearing contractor in the United States.

Northern Clearing has always been a family oriented business.  In 1980, George prepared the way for his sons to join the company. Richard came on-board in 1981, with Todd following in 1982, and Craig in 1987.

Richard, Todd, and Craig assumed full operations of Northern Clearing in 1994 and have continued to grow the company to remain an industry leader in right-of-way clearing and vegetation management. We carry the same values set forth by our founders, and we pride ourselves on valuing quality, innovation, versatility, and safety.


Our vast industry knowledge is in-valuable. We have successfully completed projects in an array of challenging terrain and extreme climate differences nationally.

Working in subzero temperatures, blistering heat and humidity, urban high populated areas, or in almost non-accessible areas, we are adaptable and have proven to get the project done on time.

Our diverse crews that are held to high standards are the best in the country.

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