President's Report

Classes of 1950 and 1960 Homecoming Reunion and Updates

CFRAA Annual Meeting and Banquet Slated for November 3, 2000

Alumni Hearsay

"The Scholarship in the Attic"

Holiday Tree Sale

Thorud's Farewell Party

Alumni Camp at Pack Forest

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Calendar of Events

October 21
Classes of 1950 and 1960
UW Faculty Club

November 3
CFRAA Annual Banquet
UW Faculty Club
1pm Annual Meeting
3pm Faculty Showcase
6pm Dinner

November 17
SAF Alunni Reception
Washington, DC

December 5
Western Forestry Conference
Alumni Breakfast
Coer D'Alene Resort

December 7
Tree Sale Pick-Up
at the CFR C-10 parking lot


President's Report
Gene L. Chase, '67

Dear CFR Alumni,

We had an excellent Alumni Camp at Pack Forest this summer, the first year for the camp. Hopefully, it will continue to grow and be another chance for alumni to get involved with the College.

Our new dean, Kristiina Vogt is on board and running hard. I encourage all alumni more, now than ever, to become involved with the College over the next year to help with the transition.

An opportunity to get involved and meet Dean Vogt will be on November 3rd during the Annual Banquet. (See banquet article, p. 10.) We strongly encourage alumni to attend.

Again, I encourage you to stay involved!

Thank you,

Gene L. Chase, '67

Kids explore at the Alumni Camp at Pack Forest.

Classes of 1950 and 1960 Invited to Homecoming Reunion Lunch

Dean Kristiina Vogt and the College invite members of the classes of 1950 and 1960 to a pre-game reunion lunch on Oct. 21 during Homecoming weekend. The Luncheon will start at 12:45 in the Faculty Club. Alumni are encouraged to send in photos and memorabilia (all will be returned) for a display for each class. Advance reservations are required and requested by October 6. Cost is $10 per person; make checks payable to: University of Washington. Please direct questions and reservations to Andy Gary, Development Coordinator, U of W, Box 352100, Seattle, WA 98195-2100 or call (206) 685-6606.

1938 – 1953 Reunion Postponed

The College is still planning on a gathering of CFR graduates from the classes of 1938 through 1955, but because of staff transition and conflicts in schedules, the event is postponed until further notice.

Alumni Relations & Devel. Staff Updates

The College of Forest Resources welcomes Linda Kaye as its new, full-time Director of Development. Linda has joined the College as of August 16. The development and alumni relations office will also be moving from 130 Anderson to 102A Anderson. Ms. Andy Gary, CFR Development Coordinator will be on maternity leave until mid-December. Andy gave birth to a boy, Miles McAndrews Owre, on August 25.

Alumni Social at 2000 SAF Convention

UW alumni are invited to a social at the 2000 Society of American Foresters Convention at the Washington D.C. Hilton and Towers on Friday, November 17 at 6:30 pm. No reservations are needed. Questions can be directed to Stan Humann ( or call (206) 685-4485 xt. 211). This year’s gathering is SAF’s Centennial Convention.

Alumni Breakfast at Western Forestry Conference on Dec. 5

The UW alumni breakfast during the Western Forestry Conference (December 4-5) is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5 at the Coer d’ Alene Resort at 7 am. Contact Stan Humann ( or call (206) 685-4485 xt. 211). for ticket information. Guests do not have to register for the conference to attend this breakfast; please RSVP to Stan if you plan to attend the breakfast but not the conference.


CFRAA Annual Meeting and Banquet Slated for November 3, 2000

Please join Dean Kristiina Vogt, fellow alumni, faculty, and students at the Nov. 3 CFRAA Annual Meeting/Banquet (see registration form). CFR faculty and students will again provide a stimulating discussion forum at the Research Showcase in the afternoon. The lengthened “social hour” at the Faculty Club will give alumni ample opportunity to visit. Although the speaker is not yet confirmed, there will also be a stimulating banquet presentation designed for our traditional audience of alumni, spouses, and guests.

Lockwood Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall

1:00 p.m. Annual CFRAA meeting
2:30 p.m. Research showcase: Program emphasizing current research by faculty and students

University of Washington Faculty Club

5:00 p.m. Social
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Program

Click here to download a Banquet Reservation Form.

Alumni Hearsay

In Memoriam ...
Paul M. Sanders '39
Gilbert K. Chan '57

Lisa Graumlich (’85) co-chaired a recent symposium “Stressors in Mountain Ecosystems: Detecting Change and Its Consequences,” at the August 2000 annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Snowbird, UT.

Dan Hinkley (’85), co-founder of Heronswood Nursery in Kingston, WA, was recently featured in a July 7, 2000 Seattle Post-Intelligencer article announcing the sale of Heronswood to W. Atlee Burpee and Co. Dan and co-founder Robert Jones will continue to run the nursery, and Dan will be able to spend more time on seed collecting trips. This fall, he will travel in Turkey, followed by Tibet, South Africa, Europe (twice) and Japan (all by May 2001!).

Patricia L. Olson (’95), currently with the Pacific Watershed Institute in Olympia, WA, gave a paper entitled “Thermal Definition of Subsurface Flow Sources within Cascadian Riparian Landscapes,” at the August 28-31, 2000 international conference on “Riparian Ecology and Management in Multi-Land Use Watersheds” in Portland, OR, sponsored by the American Water Resources Association.

Megan Mattox (’98) participated in the Jill and Jill Double Bucking Event at the Estacada, OR Timber Show on June 17, 2000. The festival, a revival after a lapse of seven years, was brought back by volunteers who wished to preserve the heritage of this timber community. The Timber Show featured 57 regional and international competitors.

Eric Beach (’99), currently employed by Weyerhaeuser Co., was also a participant in the American Water Resources Association conference in Portland. Eric presented a paper on “Conifer Regeneration in Managed Forest Riparian Areas: Effects of Seed Source, Substrate, and Vegetation.”

Angie Cahill (’00) is completing a summer internship in the Washington Park Arboretum Curatorial Office. Angie’s summer work involves an inventory and curatorial assessment of all collection plants west of Lake Washington Boulevard, from the Conifer Meadow south to Boyer Avenue.

"The Scholarship in the Attic" -- A Gift of Real Property

When you were a child, did you ever fantasize about finding a hidden treasure in the attic, the basement, or buried in the backyard of your home? Did you daydream about coming upon something marvelous the previous owners had left behind, a legacy with a history?

In fact, there is a legacy hidden away in your home or other property. And, like the magical treasure in all good stories, the secret to unlocking its benefits is to share it. A gift of real property to the College of Forest Resources to endow scholarships, research, faculty support, field experience, and outreach, among the many possibilities, is the legacy you can uncover and share with future generations.

Whether you contribute your property outright, retain a life estate, or contribute it to a charitable trust, your gift to the College will become, for future generations of students and faculty, the legacy with a history that was once hidden away.

If you would like more information about how to make a gift of real property, contact Linda Kaye, CFR Director of Development, at 543-9505,

Holiday Tree Sale Supports Forest Club Activities

The CFR Forest Club is once again offering beautiful, freshly-cut Balsam and Noble fir trees for the upcoming holiday season. Tree pickup is Thursday, December 7 between 4 and 7 p.m. in the C-10 parking lot behind Bloedel and Winkenwerder Halls. Each tree is $30 and is cut on the day of delivery.

Average tree height is 6 feet, but trees can be cut to size at pickup.

Orders need to be received no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 1st. Complete the form below and mail along with your check.

Call Kevin Ceder at (425) 771-4120 with questions.

Click here to get an order form.

Thorud's Farewell Party had Guests Laughing all Evening

Nearly two decades as Dean of the College of Forest Resources provided speakers at the farewell party for David Thorud with enough material to keep the packed audience chuckling all evening. Thorud, stepping down as Dean after 19 years, graciously laughed through a multitude of humorous stories, fond memories, and hilariously-doctored photos presented by more than 18 guest speakers at the June 29, 2000 salmon barbecue at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

Amid the humor, David was honored with two surprise announcements. CFR alumnus Jack Corkery (‘39), joined by Pack Forest Manager Stan Humann (CFR ‘60), revealed the establishment of the David B. Thorud Endowed Fund for Pack Forest. The Corkery Family, including Jack and spouse Vada May (Art ‘42), brother George (CFR ‘41), and sister Alberta (Economics ‘37), provided the foundation gift creating the endowed fund. David New, vice president of CFR Timberland Resources, followed the Corkerys by representing forest industry companies who also collectively contributed to the fund in David’s honor. The industry donors included Boise Cascade Corporation, Murray Pacific Corporation, Plum Creek Marketing, Port Blakely Tree Farms, Rayonier Foundation, Simpson, and the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation.


A second surprise during the evening roast was a well-scripted dialog between Fred Campbell, Dean of the UW Undergraduate Program and Debra Friedman, Associate Provost for Academic Planning. Their conversation culminated in the announcement that the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of the Provost would sponsor a lecture series honoring David in the Program on the Environment for the 2000-01 academic year. The series will bring one distinguished environmental scholar to the UW each quarter to give a public lecture.

David served as CFR dean from 1981 through June 2000. His leadership was valued at the University level as well, leading to three separate appointments: 1984-85 - Director, UW Office of Government Relations; 1994-96 - Acting UW Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs; and 1999-00 - Acting Vice President for University Relations. Although he is stepping down as Dean, David does not plan to retire from the UW until late 2001 and until then will remain on campus as a professor in the College of Forest Resources.

Brian Boyle of Batelle Northwest presenting at David's banquet.
It was David Thorud’s hope that the original Pack Forest Fund would grow into an endowment and help maintain in perpetuity the field program. Given the potential for research and hands-on experience at the College’s 4,500-acre forest near Eatonville, WA, Thorud envisioned students from all CFR programs having an opportunity to benefit from the existence of Pack Forest. The fund, which is designed to meet immediate concerns such as teaching assistantship positions, student tuition stipends, and computer and vehicle upgrades, has a goal of $500,000. Alumni, faculty, students, friends of CFR and those wishing to honor David for his years of service to the College and the UW are encouraged to support this fund. Questions and contributions can be directed to Andy Gary, Development Coordinator, CFR, University of Washington, Box 352100, Seattle, WA, 98195-2100 or call (206) 685-6606.

Alumni Camp at Pack Forest Offered Family Fun for All Ages

CFR alumni and their families gathered July 21-23, 2000, at Pack Forest for a weekend of hiking, games, environmental education, and family adventures. With guests aged barely over one to over 80, activities ranged from wine tasting with CFR faculty Bruce Lippke and an early-morning wildlife walk with faculty John Marzluff, to a kid’s scavenger hunt in the woods and arts and crafts under Pack’s pavilion.

Following a day of workshops, hiking, and games, campers spent Saturday evening at Northwest Trek where they were treated to an abundance of wildlife sightings during a private tram ride and a visit “behind the scenes” with bears and an animal caretaker. Sunday featured a presentation by famed mountain climber Lou Whittaker and a hike through Pack’s old-growth forest. The Alumni Camp was created to provide guests with both family activities and age-appropriate events.

CFR's Geographic Information Specialist Phil Hurvitz shared his culinary skills by preparing grilled salmon for the camp's first dinner. The next morning, Phil Duane Emmons, and Mason McKinley lead a GIS/GPS workshop for guests.

While their parents listened to guest speaker Mt. Everest expedition leader Lou Whittaker, youth made "creepy crawlers" and other environmentally-oriented art.

Alumna Colleen Ponto, '81, celebrated her birthday on the first night of camp. With her is (left to right) daugher Kailie, son Evan and CFR Dean Kristiina Vogt.
Each evening campers gathered around the campfire for songs, games, and s'mores. Here, Pack Forest's Interpretive Coordinator Donna Chapman leads a game before setting off with the group to listen to spotted owls. The second night, guests hunted for bats at dusk.

Saturday afternoon was spent at Northwest Trek. Thanks to cooler weather, camp guests were treated to a continual stream of wildlife sightings, followed by a barbecue dinner and a visit "behind the scenes" with black bears and grizzly bears.



Alumni Camp at Pack Forest, 2001

July 20, 21 & 22

Lou Whittaker told about his long and varied climbing career and explained his charitable work with asthmatic children where he teaches them how to climb.


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