Northeast Foresters Sugarbush Survey

The University of Vermont is conducting this survey to understand the current status of forestry practices used when managing maple forests. You have been invited to participate given your professional experience in this area.

Principal Investigator (PI): Mark Isselhardt, Extension Specialist UVM
Funder: UVM Extension/USDA

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to conduct a multi-state survey of northeast public and private foresters to understand current status of forest management related to maple sap production. Survey results will be compiled and summarized to help educate interested stakeholders as to best practices.

You may access the survey by following this link:
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Voluntary Participation: Taking part in this study is voluntary. You may choose to withdraw at any time.
Study Procedures: If you take part in the survey you will be asked to complete the following online (or print survey). The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. If you would like to request a printed hard copy you can contact Mark Isselhardt at 802-
899-9926 or to have a copy mailed to you.
Benefits: As a participant in this research study, there not be any direct benefit for you; however, information from this study may benefit other people now or in the future.
Risks: We will do our best to protect the information we collect from you during this study. This is an anonymous survey to protect your confidentiality.
Costs and Compensation: There will be no costs to you and no payment offered for your participation.
Confidentiality: All information collected about you during the course of this study will be stored without any identifiers. You will access the survey by following this link:
This survey is provided by SurveyMonkey.
If you have any questions about this study contact Mark Isselhardt at 802-899-9926. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research
participant, then you may contact the Director of the Research Protections Office at (802) 656- 5040.