Alumni Camp, Pack Forest

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Garb Day — U.W. campus
May 19

Arbor Day Fair
CFR Courtyard
April 26, 27, 28

Alumni Weekend
Pack Forest
July 21, 22, 23


Alumni Camp at Pack Provides Adventures for All AgesCFR Alumni and Family Invited to Attend a Weekend of Outdoor Fun, July 21-23

Pack Forest, resting beneath the breathtakingly beautiful Mt. Rainier, has miles of wilderness trails for hiking and biking that feature diverse wildlife habitats, spectacular views, waterfalls, and old-growth and young forest stands. Along with a large playing field, great food, and comfortable cabins, Pack Forest is perfect for a summer family camp.

Along the "Trail of the Giants" inthe ecological area near Kirkland Pass at Pack Forest

Alumni of the College of Forest Resources are invited to bring their children and grandchildren to a weekend of learning, sharing, and fun. Youth education leaders and naturalists have planned creative, age-appropriate activities that will focus on outdoor adventure and education.

Campers can participate in planned activities or do their own exploring of Pack Forest. Some hikes are self-guided, while others are led by staff members. Events include an evening at NW Trek, where guests will ride the tram and make a behind-the-scenes visit to the bears; there will be naturalist-led hikes, a special presentation by famed Mt. Everest expedition leader Lou Whittaker, and plenty of time for family fun.

Camp Schedule

Friday, July 21
Guests arrive between 4 and 6 p.m.
Welcome and salmon bake
Storytelling and s'mores by the campfire
Winetasting with CFR faculty Bruce Lippke

Saturday, July 22
Early-morning ornithological walk
Scavenger hunt for kids*
Experimenting with GPS and GIS equipment
Hugo Peak Hike (5 miles)
Elk Meadow New Forestry Trail
Environmental education programs for youngsters
Family fun time-games, games, games!

Saturday, continued

An evening at NW Trek includes:
Tram ride
Behind the scenes with the bears
BBQ dinner

Sunday, July 23
Lou Whittaker, famed Mt. Everest expedition leader
Learning about raptors and other birds
Changing Forest Trail hike
More family fun time
Trail of the Giants-old growth hike

*Children's activities geared for ages five and older. Children under five are encouraged to participate but need to be accompanied by an adult.

During the academic year, Pack Forest’snearly 4,500 acres provide students, faculty, and staff a place to study, teach, conduct research, and demonstrate modern forest management. Pack Forest is located in Eatonville, WA.

A brochure with a reservation form will be mailed to alumni shortly. For more information, call Andy Gary, CFR Development Coordinator, at (206) 685-6606 or e-mail A detailed look at the Alumni Camp weekend schedule is available online at: Lodging options include cabins, tents, and RVs (no hookups). Camp rates are dependent upon lodging accommodations.

Alumni Hearsay

Nalini Nadkarni (’83), on the faculty at Evergreen State College and CFR Affiliate Associate Professor, was featured in an article on moss, "Ancient Green," in the January 16, 2000 Seattle Times. The article can be found on the Web at:

Lisa Graumlich (’85), formerly deputy director of Columbia University’s Biosphere 2 Center, is now the director of Montana State University’s Mountain Research Center. Lisa was featured in a December 27, 1999 article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle on using ancient trees to conduct research on global climate change.

Jim Glover (’90) has returned to Long Island, NY where he is the proud owner of the largest perennial-producing company on the island. The company is expanding to grow about 150,000 plants per year and exhibits in all the big East Coast garden shows. His plants will be featured in an article on container plantings in the April 2000 issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Erin Lee (’97) works as the Lead Naturalist for Discovery Park Nature Day Camp in Seattle, WA. She will be developing curriculum and leading programs for the parks’ spring break and summer day camps. Erin loves working with youth in outdoor education.

Adam Rynd (’99) was co-chair of the 1999 Senior Class Gift Committee, whose leadership encouraged 857 seniors to make a commitment of $17,181 to the UW 1999 Annual Fund. Most of their gifts and pledges were designated to the Senior Class Gift Fund, a fund directed by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, which provides direct support for individual students and student endeavors.

Lhakpa Sherpa (’99) has been appoint-ed project manager of the Mountain Institute’s Qomolangma Conservation Project in the Tibet Autonomous Regions of China. The project, supported by funding from the Netherlands, aims to enhance the capacities of local communities, county, and government agencies to conserve the biodiversity of the Qomolangma Nature Preserve and address local livelihood needs.

Golden Award from the Society of American Foresters

In Memoriam ...
Lloyd F. Hammerstad '69, M/MS '70
Dehn S. Welch '48

The following alumni received the Golden Award from the Society of American Foresters this year to commemorate their 50th anniversary as members of the Society:

Frederick B. Rosmond '39
Kenneth H. Wright '48
Norman R. McDonell '49
L. T. Murray Jr. '49
Patrick J. Cummins '50
Edwin D. Graham '50

Garb Day 2000 On Campus — May 19

A student in the sawing competition

"This year Garb Day will be on campus and in full view of the public on May 19, 2000," says Forest Club student Hans Schmidt. "In respect to the new age of forestry and the outlook of CFR in the new millenium, students are planning a 'New Garb Day' which involves students from all programs in the College in the planning of and participation in the event."

In years past, Garb Day has been devoted to logger sports. This year there will be a logger sports demonstration and an opportunity for everyone to participate, as well as an open house where the College will present all aspects of forestry. If you have suggestions or donations, contact Hans Schmidt at (206) 524-8722/, or Michelle Trudeau in Student Services (206) 543-7081.

If you plan to attend, RSVP to Hans or Michelle. Admission fees will be announced at a later date.

UW Logger Sports: History and Outlook

The UW had a logger sports team for many years until it was disbanded in the early 1970s. During the 1996-1997 academic year, a small group of forest management students decided to get a team together to compete at the 58th annual Association of Western Forest Clubs (AWFC) Conclave. They finished dead last. To get more students involved in the sport they won the bid to host Conclave the following year. They raised over $20,000 and constructed competition grounds at Pack Forest for the event.

A man by the name of Gordy Mauhl took pity on these men and women students who were struggling to learn more about the deep tradition of the sport. Mauhl donated his time and equipment to teach them. Last year the team grew both by numbers and by skill. In every competition the UW finished second only to Flathead Community College where logger sports is a fully funded varsity sport. This year the team is planning on taking first in all of the competitions!

Two-team bucking in the logger sports competition

As the logger sports season approaches, all team members are pushing hard for donations of any kind so that Gordy can be compensated for his valuable time, effort, and equipment, as well as pay for the UW's own show which will be on April 22, 2000 at Pack Forest. The team is funded by donations and fund-raisers run by students. This year the team is in danger of being disbanded again due to lack of funds. "It would be unfortunate if this tradition of Seattle's past were thrown to the wayside," says Ben Carlsen, Forest Club President. "It is a great opportunity for students to learn leadership skills and the history that makes their forestry degree possible."

If you have any questions or donations to the team or the Forest Club, contact Ben Carlsen, at (206) 932-0840, or by email at; or Hans Schmidt, Vice President, at (206) 524-8722, email:

Arbor Day Fair 2000 Needs You!

Volunteer on April 26, 27, and 28

The 2000 Arbor Day Fair is right around the corner. This has been a wildly successful event, bringing over 2,000 kindergarten through 3rd grade students to the College each year. Last year, the Fair received the National Arbor Day Foundation's 1999 Celebration Award. It is CFR alumni involvement, enthusiasm, and support that make the Fair so special.


Alumni are needed to staff the various learning stations that let children participate in the many aspects of forestry and related sciences. Demonstrations and hands-on activities include papermaking, recreation, wildlife, forest soils, forest products, and forestry careers.

Not only is it a positive educational experience, it is an opportunity to get reacquainted with fellow alumni whom you may not have seen in some time!


Fair volunteers are needed each day on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. No experience is necessary-we will train you! A sandwich lunch, as well as morning coffee and pastries, will be available to all volunteers.

The CFRAA would very much appreciate any support you can provide, and especially wants to thank those who have been so generous with their time and volunteered at the previous four Arbor Day Fairs.


If you have any questions about volunteer needs, or the Arbor Day Fair in general, contact Ellen McKinley at (206) 685-4485, ext. 215, or via email at

Your CFRAA thanks you for your support!

If you can help, please print and fill out the Arbor Day Volunteer Form, and send it to Ellen McKinley, Arbor Day Fair Coordinator.

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Washington Forester — Special Note About this Publication

Combining the CFR Quarterly with the Washington Forester for the past few months has proved successful and will continue. However, because of budget limitations, only dues-paying CFR alumni, including life members, will receive all four issues each year. All CFR alumni will receive the winter and summer issues, with dues-paying members additionally receiving the fall and spring issues. And don’t forget!—current and past issues of the CFR Quarterly are available for viewing on the Web at To continue receiving all four issues so you don’t miss out on upcoming CFR alumni events, fill out the form below and return it with your annual dues.

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Editor Andy Gary
(206) 685-6606

UWAA Liaison Zaheeda Ramji
(206) 543-0540

Washington Forester is published by the College of Forest Resources Alumni Association for its members.

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