April 2002

The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Issue 1
04.26.2002

Table of Contents

Calendar
Outreach
Other Announcements

*****Calendar*****
April 27th & 28th
FLORAbundance Spring Plant Sale
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Sand Point/Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point WY NE, Seattle. Our legendary "under cover" spring sale features a glorious variety of plants from dozens of the Northwest's foremost specialty nurseries vendors. Species and hybrid rhododendrons, unusual annuals, favorite and rare perennials, trees, shrubs, rare conifers, groundcovers, organic vegetable starts, grasses, vines and even more. "The plant sale of the year," according to garden writer Ann Lovejoy.
Look for over 30 vendors and specialty nurseries at FLORAbundance

April 30th
CONSENSUS: Uses, Abuses and "Confuses" of the Term and the Technique
Come to a brown bag talk on Consensus Tuesday April 30, 11:30-12:30 in the Lockwood Forest Club Room! This event is sponsored by the CFR Workplace Quality Committee. Dr. James Agee, Martha Bean, and Dr. Clare Ryan will be speaking.
PURPOSE:
Hear Perspectives on Consensus
Exchange Ideas / Discuss Applications
Brainstorm Next Steps

On April 30, at 10am in Anderson 22 Phillip Higuera will be presenting his masters research, titled: "Reconstructing fire regimes with charcoal and pollen from small hollows: a calibration with tree-ring records of fire"
Food will be provided.

*****Outreach*****
Denman Forestry Issues Series: In Support of Washington's Private Forest Landowners http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/may2002.htm
Monday, May 20, 2002, 10AM to 1PM, Student Union Building (HUB) Room 106B
As the Forest and Fish Rule, passed by the Washington State Legislature, reaches its one-year anniversary, private forest landowners in Washington are laboring to understand and comply with the law. State agencies entrusted with the responsibility of interpreting environmental laws and creating regulations have only started to bring the intent of new laws into practice. In concert with the recent evolution of environmental regulations, several state and federally funded programs, designed to support private landowners, have taken shape. A panel of speakers representing these programs will be featured:
Washington Forest Stewardship
Program Rural Technology Initiative
Small Forest Landowner Office
Washington State University Cooperative Extn.
Those interested in attending should reserve a seat by contacting Patricia Gomez at 206-543-7183 or via email at cfrevent@u.washington.edu. There is no charge for attending the program, however seating is limited to those who reserve in advance.

*****Other Announcements*****
CFR in the News
The cover story in the current edition of Northwest Science and Technology (distributed earier this week) is about the Wind River Canopy Crane.

ATTENTION USERS OF CLASS- AND CONFERENCE ROOMS:
When you finish your class or meeting and depart PLEASE ***TURN OFF THE ROOM LIGHTS*** and ***CLOSE THE WINDOWS***. This is an ongoing economic and security problem. Management regrets that, due to budget cuts, room stewards, night custodial staff, and personal valets have been cut, so IT'S UP TO YOU!
thenk hyew


The Straight Grain
Volume 10, Issue 4
04.19.2002

Table of Contents

Calendar
Kudos
Surplus Cutoff

*****Calendar*****
FLORAbundance Spring Plant Sale
Saturday/Sunday, April 27 & 28 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
Sand Point/Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point WY NE, Seattle.
Our legendary "under cover" spring sale features a glorious variety of plants from dozens of the Northwest's foremost specialty nurseries vendors. Species and hybrid rhododendrons, unusual annuals, favorite and rare perennials, trees, shrubs, rare conifers, groundcovers, organic vegetable starts, grasses, vines and even more. "The plant sale of the year," according to garden writer Ann Lovejoy. Look for over 30 vendors and specialty nurseries at FLORAbundance

CONSENSUS: Uses, Abuses and "Confuses" of the Term and the Technique
Come to a brown bag talk on Consensus Tuesday April 30, 11:30-12:30 in the Lockwood Forest Club Room! This event is sponsored by the CFR Workplace Quality Committee. Dr. James Agee, Martha Bean, and Dr. Clare Ryan will be speaking.
PURPOSE:
Hear Perspectives on Consensus
Exchange Ideas / Discuss Applications
Brainstorm Next Steps

*****Kudos*****
Thank you Patricia Gomez for the CFR Coming Events Calendar. It is great to have a one-click location for all of the stuff going on that is of interest to the entire CFR Community. Thanks also for putting a print out of the calendar on the easel at the entrance of Anderson Hall each week. I notice that many people entering the building rely on it to find a special event or meeting taking place. -Kelley Duffield

Kudos to Russ Posten and the gang in student services for the recently renovated bulletin boards in the hallway near their office. Thanks to your efforts the information is easy to find and read. With so much student stuff going on in the college it is a big job to keep it all straight and up to date. Thanks! -Kelley Duffield

*****Surplus Cutoff--Don't Forget*****
In preparation for the upcoming annual inventory, Marc Morrison previously requested that surplus materials--particularly computer equipment--be picked up prior May 1st. Greg Brazil is requesting this date be moved up to Thursday, April 25th. If you have a request to have surplus removed, computer equipment or otherwise, please contact Greg at glbrazil@u.washington.edu or 685-3151. Surplus will not be accepted between April 25th and May 4th.


The Straight Grain
Volume 10, Issue 3
04.12.2002

Table of Contents

Calendar
Kudos
Surplus Cutoff
Outreach

*****Calendar*****
Brown Bag Talk on Chinese Gardens: History & Theory
DATE & TIME: Monday April 15, noon to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: NHS Hall, Center for Urban Horticulture
FEE: Free; bring your own lunch
Tess Canfield, landscape architect and former chair of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, will present this free brown bag lecture on "The History and Theory of Chinese Gardens". She will introduce Chinese gardens by describing their cultural background and philosophies, design principles and physical elements that give the gardens their form, and show us some of the major gardens as they exist today.

*****Kudos*****
Kudos to Professor Gordon Bradley who was featured in Monday's Seattle Times story on the Capitol Forest near Olympia. Check out the details of the study at: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134433173_clearcut08m0.html

*****Surplus Cutoff*****
In preparation for the upcoming annual inventory, Marc Morrison previously requested that surplus materials--particularly computer equipment--be picked up prior May 1st. Greg Brazil is requesting this date be moved up to Thursday, April 25th. If you have a request to have surplus removed, computer equipment or otherwise, please contact Greg at glbrazil@u.washington.edu or 685-3151. Surplus will not be accepted between April 25th and May 4th.

*****OUTREACH*****
OUTREACH NEWS
The Denman Forestry Issues Series entitled, "Understanding Conservation Easements and Land Trusts, Part 1" will be broadcast on the ResearchChannel starting in April 2002. ResearchChannel is carried on cable TV systems in U.S. cities and on college campuses. The ResearchChannel (formerly ResearchTV) was founded by a core group of research universities and corporate research divisions dedicated to broadening the access to and appreciation of our individual and collective activities, ideas, and opportunities in basic and applied research. Below are the premiere dates of the next Denman Forestry Issues series.
Part 1: Airdates - Pacific: April 20 @ 7:00pm April 21 @ 11:00am, 4:30pm
Part 2: Airdates - Pacific times: April 27 @ 7:00pm April 28 @ 11:00am, 4:30pm
Part 3: Airdates - Pacific times: May 4 @ 7:00pm May 5 @ 11:00am, 4:30pm


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