Events and Other News


Arbor Day Fair

More than 2,000 first-, second-, and third-graders and their teachers attended the CFR and CFRAA-sponsored Arbor Day Fair on April 25, 26, and 27, 2001. Displays and hands-on demonstrations of trees, wildlife, forest ecosystems, recreation, and wood products, among other topics, provided a unique opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of forestry and natural resource issues. The Fair received a Celebration Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation in 2000 for having one of the best Arbor Day events in the nation. For more information (and photos!) see the Washington Forester section of this newsletter.

Thorud Lecture Series

George W. Brown, Professor and Dean Emeritus of Oregon State University College of Forestry, gave a lecture entitled "Fish, Water and Forestry" on April 18, 2001, in Anderson Hall. This was the third in a series of three lectures honoring CFR Dean Emeritus David Thorud and was sponsored by the UW Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Denman Forestry Issue Series

The Denman Forestry Issue Series took place on May 30, 2001. The program presented viewpoints on the effects of Washington State's forest regulations—including the "Forests and Fish" rules. The
Elisabeth B. Miller Library at CUH by helping with clean-up and storage of materials. Those who have Miller Library materials checked out can return them to FRL and we will hold them until they can be returned.

I will be on leave during July and August 2001. Kathy Gilbert, Kate Scully, and Louise Richards, Acting Head of the Fisheries Oceanography Library, will be here to help you with your research questions.

Congratulations to CFR graduates and have a great summer!"
event on campus was free and was broadcast to nine satellite locations around the state through a cooperative effort with Washington State University. The Forest and Fish rules affect how logging, road building, and other forest practices are carried out on nearly 10 million acres of privately owned and managed forestland. Most of the speakers were CFR graduates who became land managers in the state. Speakers included Steve Stinson ('00) (WA-DNR Small Landowners Office) and Professor Emeritus Barney Dowdle (CFR) on "Issues and Concerns Important to Private Landowners," and Sherry Fox (President, WFPA and Proprietor of Tree Management Plus, Inc.), Harry Bell ('74) (Green Crow Corporation), and Cassie Phillips ('76) (Director of Forestry for Weyerhaeuser Co. Western Timberlands) on "Examining the Impacts on Various Ownership Types." The Denman Forestry Issues Series was inaugurated by the College as a dialogue about sound stewardship of the region's natural resources. The series is possible with support from Mary Ellen and W. Richard Denman of Seattle, WA.

Pack Forest News

Outreach activities at Pack Forest are at an all-time high. Scheduled groups include K-12, international students, and adult groups. Volunteers continue to be a significant resource in outreach. Recently, Scout groups have worked cleaning up debris from the winter salvage sale and pruning landscaping trees. In the forest they cleaned culverts and picked up litter at heavily used sites. Individual volunteers also picked up litter and cleared scotch broom along trails. Equestrian groups are rebuilding several trails, putting in drainage and rock and working on a horse watering station near the trailhead. Bear feeding stations designed to test different "spring tonic" foods are being installed, a project coordinated by Lucas Giessen, an intern from Germany, who is doing volunteer work at Pack for about six months.

2001 Scholarship Recognition Luncheon

Nearly 100 guests, including donors, alumni, students, and CFR faculty and staff attended the College's 2001 Scholarship Recognition
Scholarship Recognition Luncheon guests included Stanley P. Gessel Research and Scholarship recipient, Joanne Neugebauer-Rex, Byron and Alice Lockwood Endowed Fellowship recipient, Carolyn Alvano, and Gessel Scholarship representative,
Beverly Gessel.

Luncheon on May 18, 2001 at the Center for Urban Horticulture. This annual CFR-sponsored event provides an opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet donors and scholarship representatives who have provided much needed support during the current academic year. With the cost of UW annual tuition increasing every year, financial support from scholarship donors continues to ensure CFR's ability to attract and keep the most promising students in all of its programs.

James Ridgeway Endowed Scholarship recipient, Troy Coleman, Marion M. and Gordon A. Nelson Endowed Scholarship representative, Susan Nelson, Tina Schiess, spouse of Professor Peter Schiess, and Linda Kaye, Director of Development.

The luncheon is also an informal opportunity for the participants to learn about some of the College's current research and educational activities. During this year's luncheon Jim Agee, CFR Professor of Forest Ecology, gave a presentation on historical aspects of forest fire management and fire ecology research. Jay Singh, Ph.D. candidate in Social Sciences, and recipient this year of the William O. Larson Memorial Scholarship, spoke briefly on his graduate research in transboundary ecological reserves and the challenges of funding study in new and interdisciplinary research areas.

The presentations, the buffet luncheon, and, most of all, the opportunity to mingle informally and to renew a sense of shared effort among students, scholarship donors, and CFR faculty and staff, were appreciated by all participants.

2001 CFR Graduation Celebration
Grads from CFR's Ecosystem Sciences Division's graduate programs.

CFR's annual graduation celebration was held on June 8, 2001, in UW's Kane Hall. Acting Dean B. Bruce Bare welcomed the more than 300 attendees, including graduates and their families, alumni speakers, and CFR faculty and staff. The keynote address was given by Mack L. Hogans, '76, Weyerhaeuser Company Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Also giving pre-sentations were Dale Cole, '55, '63, Professor Emeritus and CFRAA vice president, and students Morgan Holen, B.S. in Forest Management, and Edie Sonne, M.S. in Quantitative Resources Management. A cake and punch reception in the Lockwood Forest Club Room followed the ceremony.

 

 


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