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Maple Sugarbush Management Conference, Waterville

August 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maple Program is hosting the 2023 Maple Sugarbush Management Conference at the Governor’s Events Center in Waterville, Maine. At this full-day program, maple and forestry research specialists, and maple sugarbush managers will share information about optimizing the health and productivity of maple sugarbushes.

Topics will include:
Climate projections and risks to hardwood forests,
Approaches for maximizing maple forest regeneration and overall health,
Forest pest monitoring and prevention strategies,
Mapping sugarbushes and tubing systems to support management decisions,
Financial and marketing opportunities related to enhancing sugarbush resilience,
And more.

Registration is $45
(includes lunch and refreshments)

Register Online:

This program is intended for maple sugarbush owners and managers, foresters, loggers, and those interested in learning more about this specialized use of our Maine woods.

This program is supported by the USDA Rural Resources Extension Act (RREA).

If you need accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Jason Lilley at, or call 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1495 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.


Governor’s Events Center
376 Main Street
Waterville, ME United States


Jason Lilley
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