Mark.Isselhardt@uvm.edu | 802-656-7564
Mark Isselhardt has been involved with maple research and education for over 20 years, the last nine of which as the University of Vermont Extension Maple Specialist. In that role, Mark leverages degrees in Forest Management and Plant Biology as he leads the Extension Maple Program with a mix of original research and outreach activities with established maple producers and individuals looking to learn about maple at all scales of production. From Minnesota to Maine and across maple producing areas of Canada, Mark has given hundreds of presentations, interviews and personal consultations related to all aspects of maple production including sugarbush management, sap collection, syrup production, syrup quality and grading. Mark seeks to bring a more complete picture of current best practices and innovative solutions for iconic non-timber forest product to an international audience through high quality writing, presentations, images and video to support the sustainable development of the maple industry.