University of Vermont

Mary Sisock

Mary Sisock

Assistant Professor - Extension Forestry

Phone: 802-656-1721
Office: 313 Aiken Center

Areas of Interest

Use and management of private forests, forest owner education, intergenerational land transfer, collaboration, and social network analysis

As the Extension forester I work with forest owners, consultants, scientists, industry groups, state forestry personnel, and citizens to support the long-term ecological and economic sustainability of Vermont’s forests. Prior coming to UVM I served as the director of the Ties to the Land Initiative at Oregon State University. I have also been involved in forest landowner education and outreach as an Extension associate in Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Wisconsin.

Instructional Program



Ph.D. 2009 Forestry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. 1998 Forestry, Auburn University
B.S. Forestry, 1994, Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications

Withrow-Robinson, Brad, S. Broussard Allred, C. Landgren and M. Sisock. In Press. “Planning Across Generations: Helping Family Landowners maintain their Ties to the Land” Journal of Extension.

Withrow-Robinson, Brad, Mary Sisock, and Susan Watkins. 2012. “Curriculum Helps Families Discuss and Plan for Future of their Woodland or Farm” Journal of Extension, 50:4.

Bliss, John C., Mary L. Sisock, and Thomas W. Birch. 1998. “Ownership Matters: Forest Ownership and Economic Development in Rural Alabama” Society & Natural Resources, 11: 401-410.