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Treehaven, Tomahawk, Wis.

Managing Forests for Maple Syrup

Sept. 25, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Writing forest management plans and managing forests for maple syrup production presents its own unique challenges. The sentiment that you “don’t cut sugar maple” could use some critical thinking and review. In this workshop, we will review maple syrup production generally, state and federal policies regarding sugarbush management, and timber marking for sugar maple stand improvement.

Registration opens soon.


More information coming soon.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the workshop, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be granted a full refund. No refunds will be granted after the registration deadline.

View the 2023 workshop agenda. Updated agenda coming soon.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for foresters writing management plans for forests with sugar maple stands used in syrup production.

Continuing Education Credit

We will be seeking pre-approval for the following:

  • Society of American Foresters (SAF) ​​Cat. 1 CFEs
  • Wisconsin DNR Cooperating Forester CEUs
  • ​Wisconsin Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) CEUs​



Mike Demchik

Professor of Silviculture, UW-Stevens Point

Michael Demchik is a professor of forestry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He teaches a wide range of courses at UWSP and is involved in research that addresses using silviculture to reach landowner goals. He is particularly obsessed with developing methods to teach students to mark timber better, faster, and with more confidence in their decisions. He has had several jobs across federal, state, and private natural resource management in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Kris Tiles

NRI Education Program Manager, UW-Madison Division of Extension

Kris Tiles is the Program Manager of the Regional Natural Resources program. She has been working as a Natural Resources educator with Extension since 2004. Kris’ work covers the areas of forestry outreach to woodland owners and water quality improvement through soil health. She has been part of the team leading a program of broader outreach called Learn About Your Land, for new and beginning woodland owners. She has also worked with communities to facilitate dialogue around sense of place and the environment.