Events and Other News

Dean Bruce Bare officiates at the Arbor Day Fair Tree Planting Ceremony as CFRAA President Colleen Ponto, Smokey Bear, and otheres look on.

Arbor Day Fair

The 2002 Arbor Day Fair was held May 1st-3rd. Sponsored by CFR and its alumni association, the event once again welcomed more than 2000 1st through 3rd grade students to view displays and participate in hands-on demonstrations on topics ranging from trees, wildlife, forest ecosystems, and wood products. New this year was a demonstration of how computers help foresters map, track wildlife habitat, and model forest growth.

Kelly O'Brian had students compare the smooth bark of Pacific madrone with the rougher bark of other native trees, such as Douglas-fir, at this stop on the tree tour.

Xi Sigma Pi

Thirty-one new members were inducted during the May 9, 2002 meeting of the Xi Sigma Pi Alpha Chapter meeting.  This was the 95th initiation meeting of this national honorary and service society of forest resources, created at the UW in 1908, with chapters presently in nearly all forestry schools in the U.S. The traditional salmon barbecue, featuring Becky Kelly of the Washington Environmental Council, speaking on “Sustainable State Forestry: How Do We Get There?”, followed at the UW Waterfront Activities Center. Election results for 2002: Forester: Matt Ramsay; Assistant Forester: Maureen Melville; Secretary/Fiscal Agent: Paul R Cereghino; Rangers: Michael Andreu, Dawn Maurer, and Christine Pelletreau.

Denman Forestry Issues

CFR sponsored the 4th Denman Forestry Issues Series on May 20, 2002. The program provided information on programs that support private forest landowners in Washington. In concert with the recent evolution of environmental regulations, several state and federally funded programs designed to support private landowners have taken shape. The Rural Technology Initiative (RTI), a federally funded collaboration between CFR and the WSU Department of Natural Resources Sciences and Cooperative Extension is one such program. Another, the Small Forest Landowner Office (SFLO), an advocate for non-industrial private forest landowners, was created by the Legislature as a program within the WA Department of Natural Resources. For over 50 years Washington State Cooperative Extension has provided assistance to landowners, most recently through the Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Program, a collaborative effort with the WA Department of Natural Resources Forest Stewardship Program. The Denman program provided an overview of these resources devoted to helping rural landowner constituencies in Washington with advice, incentives, and new technologies enabling them to respond to changing regulations. On November 18, 2002 the 5th Denman Forestry Issue Series will sponsor a program on “Sustainability of Naural Resources.”  For information on these programs, see http://www.

University of Washington
College of Forest Resources
Autumn 2002 Showcase

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 1, 2002

UW Faculty Center, conference room

The College of Forest Resources’s 2002 Autumn Showcase is scheduled for Friday, November 1st, 3–5 p.m.  The showcase will feature CFR’s Paper Science and Engineering (PSE) program, with PSE students, faculty, and staff making presentations and displaying posters describing the program’s research, teaching, and outreach activities.  Faculty member Kevin Hodgson will lead the showcase with an update on the academic and research aspects of PSE.  John Hanby, who recently became Director of the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation (WPPF), will present an overview of WPPF, which provides support to the PSE program on many levels.  Research posters will be displayed, staffed by the authors, who will describe their work and its implications for the pulp and paper industry and science.

The showcase will be held in the lower level conference room at the UW Faculty Center (eastern area of the Seattle campus, off Stevens Way).  The program is open to the entire UW community, the pulp and paper industry, and will be especially interesting to members of the CFR Alumni Association, to whom the showcase is dedicated annually.

Northwest Folklife Festival

CFR, along with Washington Farm Forestry Association, Washington Forest Protection Association, and WA State Society of American Foresters, co-hosted an exhibit at the Seattle Folklife Festival, May 24-27, 2002.  The exhibit’s theme was “East Meets West: Forests and Woodland Cultures in the Atlantic North East and the Pacific Northwest.” 

CFR Recognition Event

The College held a year-end recognition event on June 3, 2002, honoring the accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students in categories relating to teaching, research, and contributions to workplace quality and College excellence.  The event also featured skits and a silent auction, which raised nearly $1,500 to benefit student scholarships.

CFR Graduation

CFR’s graduation celebration was held on June 14, 2002, with 148 students receiving degrees. The keynote address was given by Ann Forest Burns, ’71, and Colleen Ponto, ’81, spoke on behalf of the CFR Alumni Association. Zachary Bakke (forest management) was the undergraduate speaker and Perry Gayaldo (environmental horticulture and urban forestry), the graduate speaker. A cake and punch reception was held in the Forest Club Room following formal events in UW’s Kane Hall.

Papermaking and Recycling Institute

CFR faculty in the Paper Science and Engineering program, along with the UW College of Education, co-sponsored a summer institute for teachers, July 9-11, 2002.  Offered through UW Educational Outreach, the institute, entitled “The Science of Paper-Making and Paper Recycling,” offered an exploration of the science and engineering involved in paper recycling and paper making from wood and non-wood sources. 

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