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October 20, 2001
UW Homecoming Weekend UW Campus

Classes of 1941, 1951, and 1961 reunions Faculty Club

November 2
CFRAA Annual Meeting Anderson Hall

CFRAA Annual Banquet Faculty Club

December 4, 2001

Western Forestry and Conservation Eugene, OR
Association Breakfast

December 7, 2001

Forest Club Tree Sale CFR Parking Lot

May 1-3, 2002

Arbor Day Fair CFR Courtyard

July 19-21, 2002

3rd Annual Alumni Camp Pack Forest

Washington Forester

University of Washington College of Forest Resources Alumni Association

President's Report

Pack Forest—a child's eye view

Kailie Ponto, Alumni Camp guest and daughter of Colleen Ponto, '81, illustrates a day at camp under the Pavilion. The second annual Alumni Camp at Pack Forest was, again, a resounding success — for adults and children alike.

Happy Autumn and a warm welcome to new and returning CFR students!  Summer was so much fun — a highlight for my family was attending the second annual CFR Alumni Camp at Pack Forest.  My children are still talking about it and hope to go again next year.  Many thanks to Andy Gary, Stan Humann, '60, and the many CFR faculty and staff for their time, talents, and energy in designing and coordinating the family camp.  It was wonderful. 

We welcome two new trustees to our CFRAA board this month: Erin Lee (1997-Urban Forestry) and Janet Proulx (1983-Logging Engineering).  We still have a position to fill for the 1970s decade.  If you are inter-ested, please contact Andy Gary at (206) 685-6606.

Plans are set for our upcoming CFR annual meeting and banquet on Friday, November 2nd.  It will be a wonderful event and we hope you will join us.

Colleen Ponto, '81

Corkery Family, Theoe honored at upcoming CFRAA Annual Banquet on Nov. 2

The 2001 CFRAA Award recipients will be honored at the November 2nd CFRAA Annual Banquet in the UW Faculty Club. Each year, alumni generate a list of award nominees which is then reviewed by a committee of CFRAA Board members and past recipients. Recognizing alumni in this manner has been a CFRAA tradition since 1947. This year's recipients are:

Honored Alumnus
Jack Corkery, '39

Honorary Alumni
Corkery Family
Alberta Corkery, '37 (Economics)
George Corkery, '41
Jack Corkery, '39
Vada May Corkery, '42 (Art)

Distinguished Achievement Award
Donald Theoe

In addition to the award presentations, CFR Professor Emeritus Grant Sharpe will be the featured speaker for the evening. Tickets for the event are $34 for UWAA members and $39 for non-members. However, the UWAA is offering a special rate of $59 for individuals interested in attending the banquet and joining the UWAA. (A one-year membership in the UWAA is $45.) For reservations, contact the UWAA at 1-800-AUW-ALUM or



Classes of 1941, 1951, and 1961
Invited to Homecoming Reunion at Faculty Club

Members of the CFR classes of 1941, 1951, and 1961 are invited to renew acquaintances and enjoy a pre-game meal on campus at the UW Faculty Club on Saturday, October 20th. Guests of alumni are encouraged to attend. Currently the brunch is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m. (The event will take place two hours, 45 minutes prior to the start of the Homecoming game which has a start time subject to change.) Reservations are $12 per person. Contact Andy Gary (206) 685-6606 or with your rsvp or questions.

In addition, the UWAA is hosting a variety of reunion events for the Classes of 1951 and 1961 during and following the game, including campus tours and post-game receptions. Contact the UWAA at 1-800-AUW-ALUM or for details.

CFR Alumna Appointed New Vice President of Sustainable Forestry for Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser Company announced this June that Cassie L. Phillips, '76, has been named vice president, Sustainable Forestry, effective July 1, 2002. She will succeed John McMahon, vice president, Timberlands External and Regulatory Affairs, following his retirement. Cassie will assume John McMahon's responsibilities as well as policy responsibility for direction of Weyerhaeuser's silvicultural and forest stewardship practices. Cassie joined Weyerhaeuser in 1991 as director of environmental affairs for the former Washington Timberlands organization. Since 1998, she has served as director of forestry for Weyerhaeuser's Western Timberlands organization. Prior to working at Weyerhaeuser, she worked for a private law firm in Seattle, WA and served on Senator Slade Gorton's staff in Washington, D.C. In addition to her B.S. in Forest Resources, Cassie earned a law degree from the UW in 1982.

Changes in CFRAA Board

CFR alumnae Janet Proulx, '83, and Erin Lee, '97, were recently approved to serve as trustees on the CFRAA Board. Janet, representing the 1980s decade, graduated in logging engineering and worked as a civil engineer for several private consulting engineering firms in the Seattle, WA area, including Reid Middleton, RW Beck, and EMCON.  She is currently working with the Port of Seattle as a project manager for construction projects at Sea-Tac International Airport. Janet has been married to Dennis Cearns, also a civil engineer and UW graduate, for 10 years. They have two boys, ages four and seven. Erin, representing students from the 1990s, received a degree in urban forestry and currently works as an environmental educator and landscape restoration project coordinator for a Seattle non-profit.

In addition, we say farewell and many thanks to J. Cameron Crump, '97, who has served on the Board since 1998. Cameron has accepted a position with Fletcher Challenge in Baltimore, MD, a New Zealand forestry company focusing on appearance-grade radiata pine in the North American market. She is scheduled to relocate to New Zealand following 18 months in Maryland.

Western Forestry and Conservation Association Breakfast on December 4

The annual meeting of the Western Forestry and Conservation Association will hold a breakfast gathering at the downtown Eugene, OR Hilton on Tuesday, December 4, 2001. Alumni need not be registered for the meeting to attend the breakfast. Cost will be between $15 and $20. Tickets are required and can be obtained at the WF&CA registration desk or can be prearranged (if not registering) by contacting Stan Humann, '60, at (360) 832-6534, ext. 211.

Alumni Hearsay

• Robert L. Stevenson, `58, worked from 1954 through 1965 with a small consulting firm doing surveys, platting, boundaries, and timber surveys. From 1965 to 1977 he was a title engineer for Northwest Division, Transamerica Title Insurance Company. From 1977 until his retirement in December 2000, Robert was chief surveyor for the consulting firm Reid Middleton, Inc., where he managed projects in WA, OR, ID, and AK, including timber, topographic, hydrographic, precision GPS control, aerial mapping, and boundary surveys. Presently he is working out of his home in Edmonds, WA, providing consulting services in the surveying sciences related to complex boundary, right-of-way, easement, and legal description issues, in addition to having fun commercial fishing in AK and restoring a 60 year-old sailboat.

• William D. Boehm '68, currently a senior ecologist with the Ecological Services Unit of the King County Department of Natural Resources, notes, "With the help of ECOFAC, the Ecosystems Foresteurs D Afrique Centrale funding group, I led an expedition into Odzala National Park in northwest Congo to photograph gorilla and write on the Congo ecosystem. Incredible forests, where we saw up close over 15 gorilla family groups, which in contrast to mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda, are rarely observed. At the end of our trip we flew to the Gabon coast where there were humpback whales off the shore, leatherback turtles nesting, elephants and buffalo on the beach, and the sounds of gorilla and chimpanzee in the forests at night. Wonderful experience." William also has written a book on the natural history of Glacier Bay, titled, Glacier Bay, Old Ice, New Land, along with numerous articles. In addition, he traveled with World Wildlife Fund in 1991 to Central Africa Republic Dzangh-Sangha Forest Reserve attempting to document wildlife there, and spent a considerable amount of time with the Baka pygmies.

• The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) announced recently that Ted Lorensen, '77, has been appointed

In Memoriam ...

Laurence O. Barrett, '32
Kirkland Royce Cooper, '40


assistant state forester for the Resource Policy Division, effective August 1, 2001. Ted will oversee department programs that include Forest Resources Planning and Public Affairs.  In addition, he will serve as ODF's legislative coordinator. As head of the Forest Practices Program for the past three years, he was heavily involved in the development and implementation of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds.  He provided technical and policy assistance to the ad hoc Forest Practices Advisory Committee (FPAC).  Ted started working with ODF in 1977 and served in several professional positions including assistant unit forester, forest practices forester, unit forester, staff for the Protection from Fire Program, and policy analyst and land use planning coordinator. He resides in Salem, OR, with his wife, Nancy.

• Jim Ballweber, '82, reports that several CFR alumni have been working at King County Department of Development and Environmental Services (DDES) for many years. Randy Sandin `76, has been the supervisor of the Site Development Services Section at DDES since 1985 after a few years with BN Timber and private industry, and is responsible for enforcement of the County's logging/clearing/grading and environmentally sensitive areas protection rules and regulations. Ron Ainslie, '86, is a clearing and grading specialist in the Site Development Services Section since 1992, dealing primarily with forest-to-commercial development issues. Jon Pederson, '84, came to work in the Site Development Services Section in 1988 after a few years with Plum Creek Timber, and since 1991 has worked in northern King County as a forester addressing forest-to-urban conversion. And Jim Ballweber, '82, worked for the County Conservation District from 1980 to 1985 as a water quality planner, then moved to the Site Development Services Section in 1985 to work as a forester, and for the last 10 years has been dealing with forest-to-urban conversion in southern King County and on Vashon/Maury Island. Jim writes, "While we face the difficulties in dealing with the property owners and developers at the expanding urban/forest interface and strive to protect and promote environmental integrity, we find this work challenging and rewarding, both personally and professionally. Our education at CFR is a good foundation for the work we do."

• Nalini Nadkarni, '83, CFR Affiliate Associate Professor and Evergreen State College faculty member, presented a talk this year in Seattle on "Views from the Top: Diversity and Interactions of Canopy-Dwelling Organisms in Tropical and Temperate Rainforests." In 1979, when Nalini proposed studying forest canopies for her Ph.D. thesis, she was greeted with skepticism. Now she's a leader of a new breed of tree-climbing scientists who collect data and specimens a hundred feet or more above ground. The talk included images and descriptions of the plants and animals encountered in 20 years of research in the forest canopies of Costa Rica and Washington State, and the emergence of her field from a 1970's "frontier science" to its present status as an important scientific specialty working on issues of biodiversity, climate, conservation, and sustainability of forests.

• Tamara Shannon (Schaffer), '84, writes in a congratulatory note to Acting Dean Bare that "work has changed a lot from the `traditional' forestry I learned in the 80s. I will probably look back some day and say `I was a part of that change,' but while I am in that transition it is often frustrating!"

• Helga Van Miegroet, '80, '86, was recently elected to the Soil Science Society of America.

• Dean S. Priebe, '91, graduated from CFR with a B.S. in Forest Engineering and went to work for Plum Creek Timber Company in Enumclaw, WA for half a year.  In November of 1991, he was hired as an assistant forest engineer for Longview Fibre Company in Longview. WA.  After two years, Dean moved to the Chelan Tree Farm where he was later promoted to forest engineer. He is finishing his tenth year with Fibre.  Dean currently lives in Leavenworth, WA with his wife, Diane, and their eleven-month-old son, Zane.

• Diane (Butler) Priebe, '93, graduated from CFR with a B.S. in Forest Management majoring in Forest Recreation.  She has been working as a recreation planner for the BLM in Wenatchee, WA for eight years. The Priebe's son, Zane, loves the outdoors and is anxious for his first pair of caulk boots!

• Paul McFarland, '95, and Laurie Bergvall, '96, were married in 1996 and are currently living in Arlington, WA.  Paul is a resource protection forester for the WA State DNR, working in Whatcom County.  Laurie is currently a unit forester, managing the intensive management activities in the Cascade District, which is about 190,000 acres in South Skagit County and all of Snohomish County.  Both have been with the DNR for about five years, working in Port Angeles, the Loomis State Forest, and now the NW Region based out of Sedro-Woolley, WA. 

• Brad White, '91, '97, now managing ecologist at the WA Department of Agriculture, is in the news as the "answer guy" on the citrus longhorned beetle, an invader that has wrought great destruction in trees around Chicago and New York in earlier episodes. See for details and for photos of the pest itself (the beetle, we mean, not our Brad) and its two PNW look-alike but harmless cousins.

• CFR graduates recently hired by CFR include Kevin Ceder, '99, and Luke Rogers, '99, who are working with the College's Rural Technology Initiative.


Alumni Camp at Pack: Family Fun for All

Above, faculty member John Marzluff and Ben Ponto, son of alumna Colleen Ponto, '81, compare GPS units while participating in a geocache game during Saturday's Elk Meadow Trail hike. Other weekend activities included educational speakers, arts and crafts, environmental education, and wine tasting. Gearing up to float the Nisqually River are (l to r) Gavin, Austin, and Robert Blair, grandsons and son-in-law of CFR alumnus Richard Miller, '67.
Elk Meadow Trail hikers pose for posterity. Above, a camper anticipates the appearance of her image on paper. NW artist Patrick Haskett taught techniques and created Polaroid image transfers for all guests. He is the son of the late CFR alumnus
George M. Haskett, '39.
Below, s'mores at the campfire.
Adults and kids chased one another in a rowdy, no-holds barred game of Duck-Duck-Goose that very likely could have
broken world records—for number of participants and duration.
The 2002 Alumni Camp is set for July 19, 20, and 21. For more information contact or

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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 http://www.cfr.washington. edu. To continue receiving all four issues so you don't miss out on upcoming CFR alumni events, fill out the form above and return it with your annual dues.


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