April 2003

The Straight Grain
Volume 16, Number 4

In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Centers & Field Sites
- Forestry Issues in the News
- General Announcements
- Administrative FYIs

25 April 2003

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/cfrevent/cfrevent.htm for seminars, conferences, and other events.

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EVENTS

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FRIDAY, 25 APRIL

DEAD ELK GATHERING, 5:00 p.m., Forest Club Room. Come celebrate spring with your fellow grads and their guests. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Faculty are welcome to attend! Hosted by the Forestry Graduate Student Association.

SATURDAY, 26 APRIL

The Coastal Society will be joining the Sand Point Magnuson Park Community Garden Work Party from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., as a contribution to the University of Washington's EARTH WEEK CELEBRATION. Anyone interested in helping beautify Magnuson park is invited.

Activities may include, but are not limited to: Building rock borders for paths, spreading chips around native plants, and spreading compost and planting grass seed. Please bring work gloves. Snacks will be provided.

Directions can be found at http://www.cityofseattle.net/magnusongarden/MGMap.htm

If you have any questions, or would like to join a car-pool, please contact Melissa Andersen at msander4@u.washington.edu. For those wanting to car-pool, we will meet at the School of Marine Affairs at 9:45 a.m. Otherwise, please come right to the park.

MONDAY, 28 APRIL

CFR Wildlife Science Group Weekly Seminar Series— 3:30 p.m., Winkenwerder 231. “Wildlife Conservation in Malawi, Africa,” presented by Daulos D.C. Mauambeta, Executive Director of Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi; Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs.

MONDAY, 28 APRIL

US-Canada Lumber Trade Forum, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (reception to follow), Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle. More information at www.cintrafor.org or (206) 543-8684.

TUESDAY, 29 APRIL

PRE-GARB DAY SOCIAL – The Forest Club is hosting a social for Garb Day. It will start at 4:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room and everyone is invited!!! There will be a spaghetti feast and beverages for all. Come learn about the joyous day that is Garb Day. Garb Day will be held on May 17th at Pack Forest. Come to the social to buy your tickets and help in planning the event. Your help is needed to make sure Garb Day is a success!

TUESDAY, 29 APRIL

2003 EVANS LECTURE – 7:30 p.m., Burke Room, Burke Museum. "Linking Sustainability Science to Policy Decisions: New Departures," Dr. Edward Miles, the Virginia & Prentice Bloedel Professor of Marine and Public Affairs and a Senior Fellow of JISAO at the UW. There is a wine/cheese/dessert reception afterwards with live cello music in the museum's main lobby and everyone has open access to the main floor exhibits.

TUESDAY, 29 APRIL

Green Law Lecture Series: Environmental Issues on Washington’s Borders, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Condon Hall, Room 109. “Is the Grass Greener (or the Water Bluer) on the Other Side of the Columbia? A Comparison of Oregon and Washington Water Law.”

WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY, 30 APRIL, 1-2 MAY

ARBOR DAY FAIR-- A special environmental education event for organized school and home groups comprised of 1st - 3rd graders at the College of Forest Resources. Faculty, staff, students, and CFR alumni volunteer over the three day period teaching children all about forestry.

THURSDAY, 15 MAY

PROHORT Series: Classes for Professionals in the Horticulture and Urban Forestry Industry:

“Common Root Rots in the Pacific Northwest: Recognition, Cultural, Biological and Chemical Controls.” Dr. Olaf Ribeiro, Plant Pathologist, 8:30 a.m. to noon, NHS Hall, CUH. $35 fee; pre-registration required.

SATURDAY, 17 MAY

GARB DAY 2003

Spring is well underway, and that signals the UW Forest Club's annual Garb Day event. This is a time for the CFR community to gather together at Pack Forest for a full day of entertainment. It's meant for students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends. The activities that take place throughout the day are for spectators and participants alike, with equipment and instruction provided. After a full day of logging sports and other activities, a salmon barbeque feast will be served. Join in the fun this year. For more information on this CFR tradition go to http://www.ruraltech.org/events/garbday/index.asp

THURSDAY, 29 MAY

Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Washington Pulp & Paper Foundation. The luncheon and business meeting will be at noon in the Forest Club Room, followed by papermaking and coating lab demonstrations, a student poster session, and senior research presentations. The reception and banquet will be held in the Faculty Club starting at 6:00 p.m. The featured banquet speaker is Mr. George J. Harad, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Boise Cascade Corporation. For more information and to register for the conference, please contact Heather Laurence at wppf@u.washington.edu.

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CFR FIELD FACILITIES, RESEARCH CENTERS AND GROUPS

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No news from the centers this week.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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*********CUH educator gives local residents a lesson in ethnobotany*******

For the complete article go to http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=ethnobotany13m&date=20030413&query=Shawna+Zueg

“Former timber towns, environmentalists find common ground after spotted owl wars, ” an article in the Capitol Press, discusses collaboration rather than confrontation between loggers and environmentalists. For the complete article go to http://www.capitalpress.com/specpages/commongrnd.htm

For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for “CFR in the News” or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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-- LOST A WATCH?
A multifunction watch was found in the C-10 parking lot. Contact Lynn Catlett (3-2740, lcatlett@u.washington.edu) by May 1 to identify.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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Applied Physics Laboratory

http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences

http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Geological Sciences

http://www.geology.washington.edu

Join Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)

http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Quaternary Research Center (QRC)

http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 16, Number 3

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Centers & Field Sites
- Wind River
- Forestry Issues in the News
- General Announcements
- Administrative FYIs
- Staff News

18 April 2003

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/cfrevent/cfrevent.htm for seminars, conferences, and other events.

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EVENTS

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TUESDAY, 22 APRIL

SCIENCE FORUM PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES. 7 - 8:15 p.m , Kane Hall 130, "Can the Mind Just Be a Machine?", Bertil Hille, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics. More information available at http://www.washington.edu/alumni/activities/scienceforum/index.html.

THURSDAY, 24 APRIL

UW SAF NIGHT OUT WITH THE MARINERS! The Mariners play the Cleveland Indians at 7:05 p.m. at Safeco Field. Any SAF member, CFR student or friend or family of CFR can buy tickets from Karen Black kablack@u.washington.edu or drop by Anderson 23 for just $10/ticket. Please pay by cash or check. Seats are limited, but are good ones, so get yours now!

FRIDAY, 25 APRIL

DEAD ELK GATHERING, 5:00 p.m., Forest Club Room. Come celebrate spring with your fellow grads and their guests. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Faculty are welcome to attend! Hosted by Forestry Graduate Student Association.

MONDAY, 28 APRIL

US-Canada Lumber Trade Forum, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (reception to follow), Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle. More information at www.cintrafor.org or (206) 543-8684.

THURSDAY, 15 MAY

PROHORT Series: Classes for Professionals in the Horticulture and urban forestry industry:

Common Root Rots in the Pacific Northwest: Recognition, Cultural, Biological and Chemical Controls. Dr. Olaf Ribeiro, Plant Pathologist, 8:30 a.m. to noon, NHS Hall, CUH. $35 fee; pre-registration required.

SATURDAY, 17 MAY

Annual Garb Day Gala. There will be Logger Sports demonstrations, as well as family-themed games. Dinner and entertainment will be provided.

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CFR FIELD FACILITIES, RESEARCH CENTERS AND GROUPS

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Wind River Canopy Crane

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Educational visits to WRCCRF are now in full swing! Guests for this month include: Mt. Hood Community College Forestry Club, Reed College, OSU Forest Pathology Class, Society of American Foresters, Corvallis chapter, and the Maritime Trust Company, hosted by the Port of Skamania County.

New and continued research projects are also springing into action for the field season!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for “CFR in the News” or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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-- LOST A WATCH?

A multifunction watch was found in the C-10 parking lot. Contact Lynn Catlett (3-2740, lcatlett@u.washington.edu) by May 1 to identify.

ELDERCARE WORKSHOPS--

Two eldercare workshops for the UW community will be held during Spring Quarter, at UW Seattle and at UW Bothell. UW staff, faculty, students and family members who have eldercare needs may enroll in either workshop. The Bothell workshop is also open to the public.

Each workshop covers contemporary eldercare planning, choosing long-term care wisely, and dealing with family dynamics. The take-away ParentCare Resources Workbook offers participants practical information, guidelines and resources. Liz Taylor, consumer advocate in the field of aging and columnist for the Seattle Times, will again lead these popular workshops.

The Seattle workshop will be held in three parts on successive Tuesdays, April 22, 29 and May 6, from 11 AM - 1 PM. Enrollment limit is 50.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 16.

In Bothell the workshop will be offered as one all-day session on Saturday, May 17, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Enrollment limit is 50. Registration deadline is Friday, May 9.

Cost for either workshop is $65 per person. Proceeds cover the cost of offering the workshops. Information and registration form is available on-line at

http://depts.washington.edu/retiremt/center/pages/ecprograms.htm#workshops.

For further information email eldersuw@u.washington.edu, or call the UW Retirement Center at 206-543-8600.

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STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

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****Student Services Graduate Advisor Recovering From Surgery*******

Linda Hegrenes, Graduate Student Advisor, had double carpal tunnel surgery on Thursday. She is doing well after her surgery, but will be out until at least April 28th. Please stop by to sign a card for her in Anderson 115 at Jeff Aken’s desk.

****YEARS OF GREAT PUBLIC SERVICE END IN GREAT CELEBRATION****

Joyce Johnson, Fiscal Specialist, will be retiring from the UW at the end of April. The retirement party for Joyce Johnson is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, at 3:30 in the Forest Club room.

Please join us for a special send off, full of music, poetry and fun. (Joyce is going to play her saxophone for us!)

CARDS AND GIFT COLLECTION envelops can be found in the offices of: Lynn Catlett (Wink), Ann Corboy (Bld), Greg Brazil (And), Theresa Santman (ONRC), Annie Hamilton (WRCC), and Carrie Cone (CUH/WPA)

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Geological Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu

Join Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 16, Number 2

In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Centers & Field Sites
- RTI
- Forestry Issues in the News
- General Announcements
- Administrative FYIs
- Staff News

11 April 2003

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/cfrevent/cfrevent.htm for seminars, conferences, and other events.

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EVENTS
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TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 8 -12 APRIL

ART/SCIENCE CHAUTAQUA AT THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE

A group of faculty and students from the arts and sciences, as well as invited speakers, will present lectures, theater, dance performances, parades, workshops, and visual art displays to understand and celebrate trees and forests and the relationships humans have with them. The presentations will foster the incorporation of art and science in academic programs and for the enjoyment of the outside community.

A large tent offering informational materials from a variety of organizations will be staffed with volunteers during all five days of the Chautauqua. To submit any informational materials, brochures, or pamphlets to have on display, send materials to: Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, Lab II, Room 2259, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 98505.

For more information on the Chautauqua and its events, go to http://www.evergreen.edu/artscience/ or http://www.evergreen.edu/ican/main/ican.html

THURSDAY, 17 APRIL

Joint meeting with the South Puget Sound (SPS) chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and the UW student chapter of SAF. Both students and professional members of the SPS chapter will be attending, and any student, faculty, or staff are encouraged join SAF for student presentations followed by dinner. The cost for attending the meeting is $10 for students and $20 for non-students. This includes refreshments, dinner, and dessert. Contact safuw@u.washington.edu for questions about the meeting. To RSVP by April 15th, send an email to pagomez@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 24 APRIL

UW SAF NIGHT OUT WITH THE MARINERS! The Mariners play the Cleveland Indians at 7:05 p.m. at Safeco Field. Any SAF member, CFR student or friend or family of CFR can buy tickets from Karen Black kablack@u.washington.edu or drop by Anderson 23 for just $10/ticket. Please pay by cash or check. Seats are limited, but are good ones, so get yours now!

MONDAY, 28 APRIL

US-Canada Lumber Trade Forum, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (reception to follow), Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle. More information at www.cintrafor.org or (206) 543-8684.

THURSDAY, 15 MAY

PROHORT Series: Classes for Professionals in the Horticulture and urban forestry industry:

Common Root Rots in the Pacific Northwest: Recognition, Cultural, Biological and Chemical Controls. Dr. Olaf Ribeiro, Plant Pathologist, 8:30 a.m. to noon, NHS Hall, CUH. $35 fee; pre-registration required.

SATURDAY, 17 MAY

Annual Garb Day Gala. There will be Logger Sports demonstrations, as well as family-themed games. Dinner and entertainment will be provided.

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CFR FIELD FACILITIES, RESEARCH CENTERS AND GROUPS

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RTI

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******************UW AND WSU COLLABORATE**************************

On March 27-28, UW and RTI, in a collaborative effort with WSU, offered Arc View (GIS) training to 15 natural resource managers from Jefferson, Clallam, Yakima counties, and several non- profit agencies. The fifteen students represented Indian tribes, forest managers, several county offices and the Washington State Department of Revenue.

The UW huskies and the WSU cougars came together to co-sponsor an innovative program to bring top training to rural foresters on the most recent computer systems to manage the State's forest and natural resource lands. The Rural Technology Initiative has received national recognition for its award winning approach to accelerate the use of new technologies in rural forest resource-based communities.

Loggers, tribal managers and environmentalists involved in salmon stream restoration spent two days together learning from Phil Hurvitz, the Programs' GIS Specialists and from each other how to develop complex computer based maps to share and display data using some of the most innovative computer technology available.

The GIS program is helpful in mapping characteristics of forest land, developing overlapping graphics of critical areas or stream corridors, and mapping resources in attractive formats.

Normally this type of training might cost as much as $2000, but with the fast band technology, the cooperative computer lab, shared marketing and management, this outstanding program was made available on the Peninsula at an affordable cost.

Outstanding work RTI!!!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for “CFR in the News” or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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-- LOST A WATCH?

A multifunction watch was found in the C-10 parking lot. Contact Lynn Catlett (3-2740, lcatlett@u.washington.edu) by May 1 to identify.

ELDERCARE WORKSHOPS--

Two eldercare workshops for the UW community will be held during Spring Quarter, at UW Seattle and at UW Bothell. UW staff, faculty, students and family members who have eldercare needs may enroll in either workshop. The Bothell workshop is also open to the public.

Each workshop covers contemporary eldercare planning, choosing long-term care wisely, and dealing with family dynamics. The take-away ParentCare Resources Workbook offers participants practical information, guidelines and resources. Liz Taylor, consumer advocate in the field of aging and columnist for the Seattle Times, will again lead these popular workshops.

The Seattle workshop will be held in three parts on successive Tuesdays, April 22, 29 and May 6, from 11 AM - 1 PM. Enrollment limit is 50.Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 16. In Bothell the workshop will be offered as one all-day session on Saturday, May 17, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Enrollment limit is 50. Registration deadline is Friday, May 9. Cost for either workshop is $65 per person. Proceeds cover the cost of offering the workshops.

Information and registration form is available on-line at http://depts.washington.edu/retiremt/center/pages/ecprograms.htm#workshops.

For further information email eldersuw@u.washington.edu, or call the UW Retirement Center at 206-543-8600.

*******ARE YOU PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES ON CAMPUS?***********

During this period of international unrest, please take the time to inform yourselves about emergency procedures that apply to your immediate work area. Ask yourself these basic questions:

* Are you familiar with the emergency evacuation plan?
* Do you know where the nearest First Aid Kit is? Does it contain the necessary supplies?
* Is there anyone in your area who is CPR / First Aid certified?

The Emergency Procedures for the College's Health and Safety Plan is in need of updating so please contact Building Coordinator, Greg Brazil, 5-3151 or glbrazil@u.washington.edu, with questions regarding your work area.

Your comments are encouraged and will be helpful in revising the plan.

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FACULTY NEWS

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******************CFR PROFESSOR WINS FULBRIGHT*************

Congratulations to Professor Kevin Hodgson on receipt of a Fulbright award plus additional support from the Gowen International Studies Endowment.

During his Fulbright, Kevin will be in New Zealand for 6 months beginning January 2004. He will be working with both PAPRO, the Pulp and Paper Research Organization of New Zealand (located within Forest Research) in Rotorua, and the University of Waikato, located about an hour away in Hamilton.

Kevin will engage in teaching in the engineering college of U. Waikato while working on a research project with PAPRO scientists. The goal of the research is to explore a commercially viable method of separating earlywood and latewood radiate pine fibers. His collaborator at Waikato is Professor Michael Walmslsey who will do a "faculty exchange" in our College beginning Autumn quarter 2004.

We are extremely proud of Kevin for bringing this honor to the College and the University.

****CFR PROFESSOR RECOGNIZED FOR WORK IN SUSTAINABILITY*****

Professor Linda Chalker-Scott’s Sustainable Community Landscapes Consortium, has been selected as an Earth Hero at School Award winner by the King County Earth Legacy Initiative. Linda received an award letter from King County Executive Ron Sims for her program’s efforts at Garfield High School, Nathan Hale High School, NOVA Alternative School, and Our Lady of the Lake Parochial School.

Congratulations Linda!!

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STUDENT NEWS

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**************UW Logger Sports Team takes Second Place!!!**********************

Last week, the UW Logger Sports Team competed in the annual Logger Sports Conclave, which was hosted by Oregon State University this year. Events included Single Buck, Double Buck, Jack and Jill Double Buck, Pole Climb, and Horizontal Hard Hit. The UW team came in second place out of 11 teams competing!! The team won two chopping axes and a Stihl chainsaw. Two individual prizes of a pair of Wesco boots were also awarded. Every member of the team placed in at least one event. The team has three more competitions, so if you'd like to come watch the team in action, you can email Dave Bok at dbok@u.washington.edu or Jen Holt at jlholt@u.washington.edu for information on upcoming events.

Congratulations to the team members: Dave Bok, Dave Sund, Ben Arstad, Alicia Sullivan, Jessica Larson, Jen Holt, Sara Finneseth, Anny Schmidt, and Stephanie Short and Ray Gleason from Evergreen State College.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Geological Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu

Join Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 16, Number 1

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Forestry Issues in the News
- General Announcements
- Administrative FYIs
- Staff News

4 April 2003

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/cfrevent/cfrevent.htm for seminars, conferences, and other events.

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EVENTS

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MONDAY, 7 APRIL

Geographical Ecology of Eastern Kingbirds: Parentage, Populations, and Life History, 3:30 p.m., Winkenwerder 231. Presented by Mike Murphy, Portland State University.

TUESDAY, 8 APRIL

The Landscape of the Puget Lowland – Geologic Origins and Its Influence on Rivers and Streams, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Anderson 22. Presented by Ian Lange and Ashley Steel, National Marine Fisheries Service.

TUESDAY, 8 APRIL

Diagnosing Arthropod Pest Damage on Landscape Plants, 10 a.m. – noon, CUH, $25. Presented by Art Antonelli, WSU Extension Entomologist.

TUESDAY, 8 APRIL

2003 UW Science Forum, “Exploring Our World: The Scale of Discovery,” 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., Kane Hall 130. “Opto-electronics: Lighting the Way in the New Information Technology Age,” will feature chemistry professor Larry Dalton speaking about recent breakthroughs in high-speed communications. Advance registration required. http://www.washington.edu/alumni/activities/scienceforum/2003sf.html

THURSDAY, 10 APRIL

The Ecology of Interfaces: New Perspectives from Pacific Coast Riparian Systems, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fishery Sciences 102.

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 8 -12 APRIL

ART/SCIENCE CHAUTAQUA AT THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE

A group of faculty and students from the arts and sciences, as well as invited speakers, will present lectures, theater, dance performances, parades, workshops, and visual art displays to understand and celebrate trees and forests and the relationships humans have with them. The presentations will foster the incorporation of art and science in academic programs and for the enjoyment of the outside community.

A large tent offering informational materials from a variety of organizations will be staffed with volunteers during all five days of the Chautauqua. To submit any informational materials, brochures, or pamphlets to have on display, send materials to: Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, Lab II, Room 2259, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 98505.

For more information on the Chautauqua and its events, go to http://www.evergreen.edu/artscience/ or http://www.evergreen.edu/ican/main/ican.html

THURSDAY, 24 APRIL

UW SAF NIGHT OUT WITH THE MARINERS! The Mariners play the Cleveland Indians at 7:05 p.m. at Safeco Field. Any SAF member, CFR student or friend or family of CFR can buy tickets from Karen Black kablack@u.washington.edu or drop by Anderson 23 for just $10/ticket. Please pay by cash or check. Seats are limited, but are good ones, so get yours now!

MONDAY, 28 APRIL

US-Canada Lumber Trade Forum, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (reception to follow), Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle. More information at www.cintrafor.org or (206) 543-8684.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for “CFR in the News” or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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*******ARE YOU PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES ON CAMPUS?***********

During this period of international unrest, please take the time to inform yourselves about emergency procedures that apply to your immediate work area. Ask yourself these basic questions:

* Are you familiar with the emergency evacuation plan?

* Do you know where the nearest First Aid Kit is? Does it contain the necessary supplies?

* Is there anyone in your area who is CPR / First Aid certified?

The Emergency Procedures for the College's Health and Safety Plan is in need of updating so please contact Building Coordinator, Greg Brazil, 5-3151 or glbrazil@u.washington.edu, with questions regarding your work area.

Your comments are encouraged and will be helpful in revising the plan.

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STAFF NEWS

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*************WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO NEXT?************************

Please send Lynn Catlett, lcatlett@u.washington.edu your suggestions and ideas for staff training next week. Once Lynn has tallied the suggestions, she will send out the resulting list and staff can give thought to the best course from here. Thanks for your participation

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Geological Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu

Join Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


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