Events and Other News

Brown Bag Lunches

An informational brown bag lunch presentation by UW Motor Pool was held in the Anderson Hall Commons on July 14, 1999. This is one in a series of such events coordinated by the College’s Workplace Quality Committee. Suggestions for topics for future lunches should be addressed to

SAF Annual Convention

The National Society of American Foresters annual convention was held in Portland, OR, September 12-15, 1999. As part of the five-day meeting, the College sponsored a working group on "Ecosystem Management, Structure-Based Management", led by CFR Ph.D. student Jim McCarter. Several students presented posters and graduate student Steve Stinson, who is working with Chad Oliver, won second place in the poster competition.

Kelley Duffield at the SAF Annual Meeting

The College hosted a reception for alumni and guests on Sunday, September 12 at the Portland Hilton. Over one hundred people attended the reception where they had an opportunity to visit with old friends and hear an update on College activities over the past year. Alumni were well represented among classes ranging from 1938 to 2000. It was noted that the co-chairs of the SAF Annual Convention were both graduates of the College of Forest Resources ... Cassie Phillips, Director of Weyerhaeuser Timberlands for Oregon and Washington in Vancouver, WA and Jim Brown, Director of the Oregon Department of Forestry in Salem.

In support of the College’s interest in maintaining a diverse student body, Deans David Thorud (CFR) and George Brown (OSU), teamed with Jim Brown from the Oregon Department of Forestry to provide ten scholarships to minority students from across the U.S. The scholarships enabled students to attend the SAF convention and meet other forestry students and professionals from around the world. Stan Humann provided coordination for this scholarship program.

Wind River Canopy Crane

The Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility is featured in a new UW Office of Research publication, entitled Research at the University of Washington, in a section describing the UW’s nationally recognized research centers.

NAPFSC Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the National Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges (NAPFSC) was held in Portland, OR, on September 9-11, 1999.

A main focus for the meeting was a discussion of management of the nation’s forests, particularly non-federal forestlands, to achieve sustainable uses of the resource base. According to a 1998 National Research Council’s (NRC) report, ‘Forested Landscapes in Perspective: Prospects and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of America’s Non-Federal Forests," the Nation’s non-federal forests, especially non-industrial privately owned forests, are being rapidly altered by urbanization, fragmentation, forest health problems, and increased harvesting pressures. There is a strongly justified need for greater public and private investment in the future of these lands. Several workshops at the meeting were devoted to this issue focusing primarily on increasing the effectiveness of teaching, research, and outreach programs in addressing non-federal forest issues. Associate Dean Gordon Bradley represented the College at the NAPFSC meeting and workshop.


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