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Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH )

Japanese Landscape Design Short Course

For the fifth consecutive year, CUH hosted a group of Japanese landscape design students from all over Japan for a week-long intensive urban landscape design shortcourse during July 1999.

Garden Tour

Dave Stockdale and John Wott organ-ized and led a Gardens of Seattle pre-conference tour (June 28-30) for attendees of the American Association of Arbor-eta and Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, BC, July 1-3, 1999. The preconference tour had twenty-eight participants from around the US who set an unofficial world record by touring seventeen gardens in only two-and-a-half days!

Adult Public Outreach

Adult public outreach courses conducted during the summer at CUH included: Constructing a Patio; Weed Identification and Management; Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardeners; Summer Pruning; Broadleafed Tree and Shrub Identification; Design Studio for Small Urban Landscapes; Propagating Semi-Hardwood Cuttings; and two sections of the Arboretum Plant Study Program

Washington Park Arboretum

John Wott reports from the Arboretum:


Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR)


Center for Streamside Studies (CSS)

Riparian Bibliography

The Forest Service Stream Technology Center and the Center for Streamside Studies are developing an online database on riparian issues. The Forest Service has compiled a comprehensive annotated bibliography of riparian publication citations with approximately 11,000 entries. The database will allow technical specialists such as hydrologists, aquatic biologists, and geomorphologists to have access to information and educational resources not found elsewhere. The database will also allow students, researchers, and the general public to conduct inquiries on specific subjects, find citations, and further their knowledge on natural resource topics.


Sandra Clinton (grad student, Forest Resources) and Jay Camemeyer (grad student, Civil Engineering) in front of a dry (!) Hylebos Creek.

Urban Stream Temperature Survey

In conjunction with the Center for Urban Water Resources Management, CSS held the second annual urban stream temperature survey on August 4, 1999. Approximately 100 volunteers sampled stream sites in King, Pierce, Kitsap, and Snohomish counties. nformation on air and stream temperatures will provide information about the effects of human influences on fish-bearing and tributary to fish-bearing streams.

Update on Lummi Nation Riparian Forest Restoration Project

Data from the first thee years of this project (designed to improve salmon habitat by encouraging the growth of mixed coniferous stands in riparian areas occupied by hardwoods) has been sorted and analyzed with the help of students Mark Wishnie (CFR) and Anna McClintick (Biology). A report and recommendations are available from the Lummi Natural Resources Department; a shorter document containing the proposed data collection protocols and field sheets are available on the Web at http://depts.washington.edu/cssuw/.

Student Support

CSS provided RA support during Summer 1999 to Martin Fox, Jenna Scholz, and Anne Watts, all CFR master's degree students and to Jen O'Neal a master's degree student in the School of Fisheries. Travel funds were awarded to: Scott Bechtold (CFR) and Treva Coe (School of Fisheries), to attend a Spokane meeting of the Ecological Society of America in August 1999; and to Ashley Steel (QERM), to attend the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, August 29 - September 2, 1999, in Charlotte, NC.


Stand Management Cooperative (SMC)

SMC reminds all that a way to keep abreast of activities and publications is via the SMC Quarterly publication; contact the office at 206-543-9744 or visit the website at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/smc/.


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