CFR Hosts Far Eastern Visitors
Lhakpa Sherpa (’99) returned to CFR, July 8-10, 2000 with a group of land management professionals from the International Mountain Institute of Nepal. The group, which included professionals from China, Tibet, and Nepal, reviewed Eastern and Western Washington forest management practices with Chad Oliver, Jim McCarter, and other faculty and staff from the CFR Silviculture Lab. They also visited tribal land holdings and high elevation ecosystems in national parks.
Nihon University Visitors
Fourteen undergraduates and two forestry faculty from Nihon University (near Tokyo) visited CFR, July 24-August 2, 2000, to attend a customized course entitled, “Survey of Washington Forestry.” The project, led by CFR faculty Frank Gruelich and Allyson Kemp of the UW English as a Second Language program, also included participation by faculty and staff Bruce Bare, Gordon Bradley, Kelley Duffield, Don Hanley, Edwin Miyata, and Gerard Schreuder. During the 10-day intensive course, students visited sites at Pack Forest, Mt. Rainier, the Cedar River watershed, Weyerhaeuser Company, and Plum Creek Timber. They also met with staff at the WA Department of Natural Resources and the USDA Forest Service offices.
Pulp and Paper Workshop
A one-week intensive workshop entitled “Introduction to Pulp and Paper,” was held at CFR, August 14-18, 2000. The workshop, attended by professionals throughout the region, was the first such workshop coordinated by CFR and is planned to be offered annually. Coordinated by Bill McKean and Mark Lewis, along with Affiliate Associate Professor Bill Fuller, the workshop included lectures by faculty and visiting professionals and demonstrations in the Bloedel mill facility. Participating CFR faculty also included Rick Gustafson, Kevin Hodgson, Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Bob Northey, and Chad Oliver.