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Oregon Tree Tappers is a public website for recruiting participants and disseminating information pertaining to the following project:

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE BIGLEAF MAPLE SAP INDUSTRY IN OREGON THROUGH
LANDOWNER AWARENESS, NETWORKING, MAPPING, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING

This producer and landowner education project focuses on active and potential producers of bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) sap in western Oregon. The project will provide information, training, resources, and networking opportunities to expand awareness of bigleaf maple sap economic opportunities in Oregon and organize and train a landowner network as the foundation for an economically viable and significant food industry.

Project Team

  • Eric T. Jones (Project Director/Principal Investigator). Asst. Professor of Practice, OSU COF Forest Ecosystems and Society

  • Lisa Price (co-P.I.) Professor, OSU Anthropology

  • Badege Bishaw (co-P.I.). Director, Agroforestry Working Group. OSU College of Forestry (retired)

  • Taylor Larson (Agroforester, Project Field Manager). My Brothers' Farm

  • Susan Alexander, (Economist). Neverstill Farms

  • Rebecca McClain (Geographer). RJMcLain LLC

  • Tom Nygren (Forest Manager). White Oak Natural Resource Service

  • Owen Rice (CEO). Mycological Natural Products

Graduate Student Researchers

  • Melanie Douville

  • John (Trey) Scheb

Advisors

  • Randy Morris (Cartographer). Mosaic Group LLC

  • Will McClatchey (Ethnobiologist/Pharmacologist). Woodland Valley Meadows Farm

  • Tiffany Hopkins (Master Woodland Manager Coordinator), OSU Extension Service

  • Barb Lachenbruch (Ecophysiology), OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society (emeritus)

  • Eliza Nelson (Teacher, Maple Syrup Practitioner), Oregon Maple Project

  • Ron Reuter (Soil Scientist), Oregon State University

  • Leon Liegel (Soil Scientist), Oregon State University, USFS PNW Research Station Scientist (retired)

  • Ann Colonna (Sensory Program Directory, OSU Food Innovation Center

  • Joy Waite-Cusic (Associate Professor Food Safety Systems), Oregon State University

  • Tim Brigham, (Sustainable Development), Royal Roads University, BC

OSU Engineering Capstone Students 2020-2021

  • Haris Maqsood

  • Kylie Havemann

  • Omar Alasari

  • Chen Yujun

OSU Engineering Capstone Students 2021-2022

  • Aurora Prochot

  • Jackson Guettler

  • Elizabeth Clark

  • Chika Ronny