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April 2004

The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 18

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

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/events/ for
seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS
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SUNDAY - SATURDAY 25, APRIL to 1, MAY
CAMPUS EVENT
Engineers' Week, sponsored by Effort (Engineers fostering fun, outreach, reflection, and togetherness). E-Week is part of a nationwide celebration of the engineering profession. Professionals and academics celebrate E-Week, and we want to be part of the UW's continuous participation tradition. E-Week is full of festivities, featured speakers, banquets and informational expositions. The purpose of E-Week is to increase awareness of and appreciation for engineering among engineers and their peers (not to mention getting over 3,000 engineers out of their buildings to have some fun)! For full event details and more information, please visit our website: http://students.washington.edu/effort/

SATURDAY 1, MAY
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Heron Habitat Helpers will have a work party at the Kiwanis Ravine Overlook, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for planting of ground cover plants, potting plants, mulching at 36th Ave. W., 1 block north of W. Government Way. Contact Carol at 206.691.1298 for more information on volunteering. This is a great way to help heron's and other wildlife in Seattle's urban areas.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1 - 2, MAY
CONFERENCE
The Northwest Environmental Education Council will conduct the Northwest Sustainability Conference May 1-2 in Seattle. The goal of the conference is to provide practical information, methods and resources to empower attendees to live their lives and practice their work in a more sustainable manner.
The conference is an opportunity to learn about recent developments in sustainability practices and is intended for anyone interested in learning about creating a more sustainable world. Find out more at
http://www.nwetc.org/sustainability.htm

SUNDAY 2, MAY
BENEFIT AUCTION
Northwest Horticultural Society is hosting their "New Beginnings" Auction to benefit the Elisabeth Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture. The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. For tickets and information: 206.527.1794, nwhort@aol.com, or visit the site www.222.northwesthort.org

THURSDAY 13, MAY
OPEN HOUSE
Join the Forest Resources Library Staff at an open house in the Forest Resources Library. The event is to celebrate the nearly 60 years of cooperation between the library and the College, and anticipate the
continuing future relationship. Food, wine and door prizes will be abundant. Watch for the flyers and plan to come. All are invited.

SATURDAY 15, MAY
GARB DAY
The annual event for all faculty, staff, and students to gather at Pack Forest for a day of logger sports, salmon barbeque, and general merriment in the great out doors will be from 10 a.m. to midnight. Overnight stay at the Pack Forest Conference Center lodging and camping facilities is highly recommended. For information on ticket prices, lodging reservations, and directions, go to http://www.ruraltech.org/events/garbday/

SATURDAY 15, MAY
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Heron Habitat Helpers will have a work party at the Kiwanis Ravine Overlook, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for weeding and mulching. The site is at the end of 34th Ave. W, follow signs past Kiwanis Ravine Overlook site on 36th Ave. W. or call: Contact the lead, Mark at 206.285.8104.

SUNDAY 23, MAY
CLASS & FIELD TRIP
Seattle Audubon Society is sponsoring a class and field trip taught by CFR grad student John Withey entitled, "Seattle's Crows: The Breeding Season." The class will go from 8 to 10 a.m. and will meet at the C-10. For information on costs and registration see www.seattleaudubon.org/Classes/classes.asp

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************ FORESTRY PROFESSOR RECEIVED FULBRIGHT AWARD ***************
Associate Professor Dorothy Paun has received a 2004-2005 Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award, given to senior scholars that have a significant publication and teaching record. This award is referred to as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Dorothy will be a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Forestry to conduct collaborative research entitled: "Working Together: An Empirical Investigation of Business-to-Business Forest Products Relationships in Canada and the United States."

*********** MILLER LIBRARY GIVEN HIGH PRAISE FOR INTERNET SITE ****************
The Elisabeth C. Miller Library website (www.millerlibrary.org) was chosen as a featured general interest website in the April 23, 2004 issue of "The Scout Report", a publication of the Internet Scout Project at the University of Wisconsin. Published continuously since 1994, the Scout Report provides an independent assessment of quality Internet sites with an emphasis on those of special value to researchers, educators, students, and librarians.

"Tucked away within the numerous specialized subject libraries at the University of Washington is a gem known as the Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural Library."* The write-up makes special mention of the website's recommended web resources, topical booklists and the Children and Nature bibliography. For the full issue, see http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/Current/.

Kudos to Tracy Mehlin for her management of the site, Laura Blumhagen for her recent revisions to the Children and Nature bibliography, and to all of the Miller Library staff for making the website a valuable resource both in the region and well beyond the Pacific Northwest.

******************* UW EARTH CLUB FUNDRAISER ****************
The UW Earth Club is selling Chinook Books to support the great work that they do for Earth Week and beyond. The books are a mere $20 and one can easily make back their money by using some of the coupons for things such as PCC, REI, a ton of organic products, local restaurants, consignment stores,
yoga classes, bicycle parts and accessories, Amtrak, Swansons Nursery, etc. The book is also filled with ideas and resources for smart, healthy living. Aside from buying this book for yourself, this could make a great Mother's Day present.

************** POST DOC POSITION IN DAVIS CALIFORNIA ***********************
A post-doc research forester with expertise in fire science is desired to assist with development and outreach of our parcel-based FireWise model that allows users to visualize how different configurations of landscape
vegetation influence fire hazard to their home. This announcement closes May 7, 2004. More information is available at http://www.cufr.ucdavis.edu

******************* VISITORS TO WIND RIVER ***************************
Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility's latest visitors to the crane facility was environmental class from WSU-Vancouver campus. The group of 14 arrived in the early morning for a lift into the tree tops. Afterwards they were led on a walking tour to continue their forest education. Great group of students!

****************** WIND RIVER DEPLOYS " CANOPY ROBOT" *************
The WRCCRF is proceeding with the NIMS program (http://www.cens.ucla.edu/portal/nims/) on development of remote access vehicles for canopy research with the most recent deployment of the "canopy
robot" at the James Reserve (http://www.jamesreserve.edu/). This unit has been greatly improved from the original model deployed last September at the canopy crane and has operated continuously and unattended since March 31 through a week of heavy, continuous rain and then several snow storms. James
Reserve horizontal transect is about 210 feet in length with a highest point of about 60 feet over a stream. The vertical node now carries a powerful embedded processor system and 802.11 wireless and is raised and lowered via a spool mechanism that carries power to the node. Imager on the node is enclosed in a heated and ventilated housing.

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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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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

Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

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

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

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

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

Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 17

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

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/events/ for
seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS
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FRIDAY - SATURDAY 23 & 24, APRIL
CONFERENCE
Wilderness Conference 2004: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act. The Mountaineers Building, 300 - Third Ave W, Seattle. For more information go to http://www.2004wilderness.org or email
osseward@juno.com.

SATURDAY 24, APRIL
FOREST RESTORATION
Join the Heron Helpers, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., restore urban forest. Spend a day with the native plant experts, and learn about the many ways we can foster urban wildlife in our local green space. Work with the Heron Habitat Helpers in Magnolia's Kiwanis Ravine. We'll rip out invasive blackberries, ivy and knotweed. We'll plant native vegetation-salal, cedar and salmonberry. Wear mud boots and work gloves. Bring your own tools or borrow ours. Rain or shine. King County Council member, Larry Phillips will be at the work party at 10:15 a.m. Contact Jennifer Aunan or Mary Beth Dols at 206.382.7007 or volunteer@heronhelpers.org for registration.

TUESDAY 27, APRIL
SEMINAR
" Characterization of runoff from north Seattle catchments: Measuring the effectiveness of stormwater management efforts," Amy Engstrom, graduate student, Civil and Environmental Engineering. All CWWS 'Tuesday Morning Seminars' are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Anderson 22.

THURSDAY 29, APRIL
LECTURE
" Ecological Systems from a Bird's-Eye View: Decoding Functional Complexity from Structural Heterogeneity," Carol A. Wessman, U of Colorado. All lectures sponsored by the Urban Ecology group are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Winkenwerder 201.

THURSDAY 29, APRIL
INDUCTION CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
Xi Sigma Pi, the Forestry Honor Society, would like to invite all faculty and their families to attend the new member induction ceremony and post induction buffet & social hour. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the College's best students as well as to be part of an 89 year continuous history of XSP in acknowledging and lauding forestry scholarship, a tradition that began at the University of
Washington. The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
RSVP to Darlene Zabowski no later than Friday, April 16th with your name and the name of any guests you wish to bring. A contribution of $5 towards the buffet and drinks for each *adult* member of the party is requested.

SUNDAY - SATURDAY 25, APRIL to 1, MAY
CAMPUS EVENT
Engineers' Week, sponsored by Effort (Engineers fostering fun, outreach, reflection, and togetherness). E-Week is part of a nationwide celebration of the engineering profession. Professionals and academics celebrate E-Week, and we want to be part of the UW's continuous participation tradition.
E-Week is full of festivities, featured speakers, banquets and informational expositions. The purpose of E-Week is to increase awareness of and appreciation for engineering among engineers and their peers (not to mention getting over 3,000 engineers out of their buildings to have some fun)! For full event details and more information, please visit our website: http://students.washington.edu/effort/

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1 - 2, MAY
CONFERENCE
The Northwest Environmental Education Council will conduct the Northwest Sustainability Conference May 1-2 in Seattle. The goal of the conference is to provide practical information, methods and resources to empower attendees to live their lives and practice their work in a more sustainable manner.
The conference is an opportunity to learn about recent developments in sustainability practices and is intended for anyone interested in learning about creating a more sustainable world. Find out more at
http://www.nwetc.org/sustainability.htm

SUNDAY 2, MAY
BENEFIT AUCTION
Northwest Horticultural Society is hosting their "New Beginnings" Auction to benefit the Elisabeth Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture. The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. For tickets and information: 206.527.1794, nwhort@aol.com, or visit the site www.222.northwesthort.org

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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**************** NEW FACE IN CFR DEVELOPMENT OFFICE ***************
Sarah V. Westbrook, the current temporary employee in the College of Forest Resources' Development Office, is now the new full time Administrative Coordinator for Development. She began her new role on April 20, 2004. Welcome aboard!

******** DOCTORAL STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS CONSERVATION AWARD *******
Cara R. Nelson, doctoral candidate in CFR, has been awarded a highly competitive and prestigious David H. Smith Conservation Fellowship from The Nature Conservancy, one of four awards issued nationally. Cara's post-doctoral research will examine the consequences of prescribed fire for reductions in vigor and mortality of old-growth ponderosa pine.
Congratulations Cara!

************* POST DOC POSITION IN DAVIS CALIFORNIA *******************
A post-doc research forester with expertise in fire science is desired to assist with development and outreach of our parcel-based FireWise model that allows users to visualize how different configurations of landscape
vegetation influence fire hazard to their home. This announcement closes May 7, 2004. More information is available at http://www.cufr.ucdavis.edu

****************** SPRING VISITS AT WIND RIVER IN FULL SWING***************
Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility is in full swing for the spring educational visits. This week the staff hosted a reporter from the New York Times who was writing an article on remaining old growth along the west coast from California to Alaska. Also visiting the site was a small class from Concordia University and a second group from Mt. Hood Community College.
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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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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

Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

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

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

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

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

Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 16
In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

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/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS
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SATURDAY 17, APRIL
HABITAT RESTORATION
Join the Heron Helpers habitat restoration work party, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., protect the largest heronry in Seattle. Kiwanis Ravine (near the Ballard Locks) is home to over 30 active great blue heron nests and this urban habitat needs our help. Mulch, plant, dig and haul! Get the scoop from the Heron Habitat Helpers. Wear work shoes and gloves. Bring your own tools or borrow ours. Rain or shine. Seattle City Council member, Peter Steinbrueck will be joining the work party at 10:30 a.m. Contact Jennifer Aunan or Mary Beth Dols at 206.382.7007 or volunteer@heronhelpers.org for registration.

SATURDAY 17, APRIL
INVASIVE PLANT REMOVAL
Volunteers will remove aggressive invasive plants along several different urban stretches of Issaquah Creek to allow beneficial native plants to thrive. There is a new location for each event, so please sign up (be sure to check the schedule and specify the date) for specific directions. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm

SUNDAY 18, APRIL
TREE POTTING
Join volunteers at the Mountains to Sound Nursery in Issaquah for a few hours of planting baby trees into pots. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm

MONDAY 19, APRIL
WORKSHOP
A workshop will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. in Anderson 22 to discuss the proposed new residence lodge at Pack Forest. UW project managers, along with architects from the firm chosen to complete the feasibility study will present some initial concepts and seek comments and suggestions. If you are interested in learning about this project or providing input to the feasibility study, you are invited to attend this workshop.

THURSDAY 22 APRIL
MEETING
SAF Chapter meeting and dinner in the Forest Club Room, Anderson 107. The social will begin at 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., and the meeting at 7:45 p.m. A talk on non-industrial private forests titled, ""What do the Washington Farm Forestry Association and the Sierra Club Have in Common Confessions of an East-Side Tree Farmer?," will be presented by Dr. Roger Rosenblatt, MD. The dinner and social is $10 for students and $20 for professionals. Please RSVP immediately to Kelley McCarter at 206.524.0542 or by email at kelduf@qwest.net

FRIDAY 23, APRIL
WORKSHOP
" Integrating Sustainability into the Business Curriculum," is a one-day workshop this month at UW Business School, which is designed to help business school professors learn more about sustainable business and to find opportunities and methods for including sustainability in courses they teach. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50, which includes workshop materials, lunch and coffee breaks. For more information and to register: http://depts.washington.edu/mbaweb/teach_conference

FRIDAY 23, APRIL
PSE 450 SEMINAR SERIES
" Soy Protein Use in Coated Paper and Paperboard Production," John Dietl Account Manager, Dupont Soy Polymers. All seminars for Paper Science Engineering 450 begin at 1:30 p.m. in Wink 201. For information on upcoming seminars in this series, go to http://faculty.washington.edu/jjohnson/PSE450_seminar/Schedule.htm.

FRIDAY 23, APRIL
MASTER'S RESEARCH PROPOSAL
" Fungal Endophytes in Woody Roots of Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine," Amy Ramsey. 2:30 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 22.

FRIDAY - SATURDAY 23 & 24, APRIL
CONFERENCE
Wilderness Conference 2004: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act. The Mountaineers Building, 300 - Third Ave W, Seattle. For more information go to http://www.2004wilderness.org or email osseward@juno.com.

SATURDAY 24, APRIL
FOREST RESTORATION
Join the Heron Helpers, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., restore urban forest. Spend a day with the native plant experts, and learn about the many ways we can foster urban wildlife in our local green space. Work with the Heron Habitat Helpers in Magnolia's Kiwanis Ravine. We'll rip out invasive blackberries, ivy and knotweed. We'll plant native vegetation-salal, cedar and salmonberry. Wear mud boots and work gloves. Bring your own tools or borrow ours. Rain or shine. King County Council member, Larry Phillips will be at the work party at 10:15 a.m. Contact Jennifer Aunan or Mary Beth Dols at 206.382.7007 or volunteer@heronhelpers.org for registration.

THURSDAY 29, APRIL
INDUCTION CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
Xi Sigma Pi, the Forestry Honor Society, would like to invite all faculty and their families to attend the new member induction ceremony and post induction buffet & social hour. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the College's best students as well as to be part of an 89 year continuous history of XSP in acknowledging and lauding forestry scholarship, a tradition that began at the University of Washington. The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.

RSVP to Darlene Zabowski no later than Friday, April 16th with your name and the name of any guests you wish to bring. A contribution of $5 towards the buffet and drinks for each *adult* member of the party is requested.

SUNDAY - SATURDAY 25, APRIL to 1, MAY
CAMPUS EVENT
Engineers' Week, sponsored by Effort (Engineers fostering fun, outreach, reflection, and togetherness). E-Week is part of a nationwide celebration of the engineering profession. Professionals and academics celebrate E-Week, and we want to be part of the UW's continuous participation tradition. E-Week is full of festivities, featured speakers, banquets and informational expositions. The purpose of E-Week is to increase awareness of and appreciation for engineering among engineers and their peers (not to mention getting over 3,000 engineers out of their buildings to have some fun)! For full event details and more information, please visit our website: http://students.washington.edu/effort/

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1 - 2, MAY
CONFERENCE
The Northwest Environmental Education Council will conduct the Northwest Sustainability Conference May 1-2 in Seattle. The goal of the conference is to provide practical information, methods and resources to empower attendees to live their lives and practice their work in a more sustainable manner. The conference is an opportunity to learn about recent developments in sustainability practices and is intended for anyone interested in learning about creating a more sustainable world. Find out more at http://www.nwetc.org/sustainability.htm

SUNDAY 2, MAY
BENEFIT AUCTION
Northwest Horticultural Society is hosting their "New Beginnings" Auction to benefit the Elisabeth Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture. The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. For tickets and information: 206.527.1794, nwhort@aol.com, or visit the site www.222.northwesthort.org
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**************** NEW UNIT IN CFR FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABILITY ***********
The Provost's Office has approved the name 'Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest,' for the new Center at Pack Forest. Effective May 1, 2004 the new Center will officially be created as a unit within the College.

*************************** CFR POST-DOC NABS TOP PRIZE ******************
Dr. Hans-Erik Andersen won top prize (out of 67 presentations) for his presentation related to the use of LIDAR for characterizing canopy fuels at the recent JSFP meeting. Working with Hans are Professor Schreuder, Mr. Reutebuch, Dr. Carson, Mr. McGaughey, and Professor Agee. Congratulations Dr. Andersen!

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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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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

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

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

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

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

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

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 15

In this Issue:
- Events
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

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/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS
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SATURDAY 10, APRIL
TRAIL RESTORATION
Mount Si Trail Work, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm

SUNDAY, 11 APRIL
TREE POTTING
If you don't celebrate Easter or if you'd like to celebrate by volunteering, come out to the Mountains to Sound Nursery in Issaquah for a few hours of planting baby trees into pots. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm

MONDAY 12, APRIL
PUBLIC SEMINAR
" Public Gardens and Academia: Reaching out, strengthening connections and building networks," Dr. Frank Telewski, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Curator, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Woody Plant Collection, Michigan State University and candidate for directorship of CUH/WPA. The seminar will be at CUH, NHS Hall from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. A reception until 5:30 p.m. will immediately follow.

SUNDAY - TUESDAY 11-13, APRIL
WORKSHOP
" Introduction to ArcView and the Use of GIS," C. L. Pack Experimental Forest. For registration information go to http://www.ruraltech.org/training/ or call 206.543.8684.

TUESDAY 13 APRIL
LECTURE
The 2004 Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture, "Is There a Right to Water?," given by Dr. Edith Brown Weiss, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law Georgetown University Law Center. The lecture explores whether people have a right to fresh water. What would be the basis of such a right and how would you define it? What are the implications for economic development and for international trade? The Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY 15, APRIL
MASTER DEFENSE
" Factors Affecting the Reintroduction of Golden Paintbrush (Castilleja
levisecta): a threatened plant species," Wendy Wayne. 9:30 a.m. at NHS Hall, Center for Urban Horticulture. All are welcome!

THURSDAY 15, APRIL
URBAN ECOLOGY SEMINAR
" Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: An Update," Dr. Kent Portney, Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. 4:30 p.m. in Wink 201.

THURSDAY 15, APRIL
" Selva Fria: Cold Jungle -- Photographs of the Chilean Temperate Rainforest," by Mariana Matthews, Chilean photographer Burke Room, Burke Museum.

FRIDAY 16, APRIL
PSE 450 SEMINAR SERIES
" Trends in Printing and Implications for Paper," Douglas Milligan, Process Management, R. R. Donnelley. All seminars for Paper Science Engineering 450 begin at 1:30 p.m. in Wink 201. For information on upcoming seminars in this series, go to http://faculty.washington.edu/jjohnson/PSE450_seminar/Schedule.htm.

SATURDAY 17, APRIL
HABITAT RESTORATION
Join the Heron Helpers habitat restoration work party, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., protect the largest heronry in Seattle. Kiwanis Ravine (near the Ballard Locks) is home to over 30 active great blue heron nests and this urban habitat needs our help. Mulch, plant, dig and haul! Get the scoop from the Heron Habitat Helpers. Wear work shoes and gloves. Bring your own tools or borrow ours. Rain or shine. Seattle City Council member, Peter Steinbrueck will be joining the work party at 10:30 a.m. Contact Jennifer Aunan or Mary Beth Dols at 206.382.7007 or volunteer@heronhelpers.org for registration.

SATURDAY 17, APRIL
INVASIVE PLANT REMOVAL
Volunteers will remove aggressive invasive plants along several different urban stretches of Issaquah Creek to allow beneficial native plants to thrive. There is a new location for each event, so please sign up (be sure to check the schedule and specify the date) for specific directions. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm

SUNDAY, 18 APRIL
TREE POTTING
Join volunteers at the Mountains to Sound Nursery in Issaquah for a few hours of planting baby trees into pots. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm

FRIDAY 23, APRIL
PSE 450 SEMINAR SERIES
" Soy Protein Use in Coated Paper and Paperboard Production," John Dietl Account Manager, Dupont Soy Polymers. All seminars for Paper Science Engineering 450 begin at 1:30 p.m. in Wink 201. For information on upcoming seminars in this series, go to http://faculty.washington.edu/jjohnson/PSE450_seminar/Schedule.htm.

SATURDAY 24 APRIL
FOREST RESTORATION
Join the Heron Helpers, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., restore urban forest. Spend a day with the native plant experts, and learn about the many ways we can foster urban wildlife in our local green space. Work with the Heron Habitat Helpers in Magnolia's Kiwanis Ravine. We'll rip out invasive blackberries, ivy and knotweed. We'll plant native vegetation-salal, cedar and salmonberry. Wear mud boots and work gloves. Bring your own tools or borrow ours. Rain or shine. King County Council member, Larry Phillips will be at the work party at 10:15 a.m. Contact Jennifer Aunan or Mary Beth Dols at 206-382-7007 or volunteer@heronhelpers.org for registration.

THURSDAY 29, APRIL
INDUCTION CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
Xi Sigma Pi, the Forestry Honor Society, would like to invite all faculty and their families to attend the new member induction ceremony and post induction buffet & social hour. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the College's best students as well as to be part of an 89 year continuous history of XSP in acknowledging and lauding forestry scholarship, a tradition that began at the University of Washington. The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.

RSVP to Darlene Zabowski no later than Friday, April 16th with your name and the name of any guests you wish to bring. A contribution of $5 towards the buffet and drinks for each *adult* member of the party is requested.

FRIDAY - SATURDAY, 23 -24 APRIL
CONFERENCE
Wilderness Conference 2004, The Mountaineers Building, Seattle. For more information go to http://www.2004wilderness.org

SUNDAY - SATURDAY 25, APRIL to 1, MAY
CAMPUS EVENT
Engineers' Week, sponsored by Effort (Engineers fostering fun, outreach, reflection, and togetherness). E-Week is part of a nationwide celebration of the engineering profession. Professionals and academics celebrate E-Week, and we want to be part of the UW's continuous participation tradition. E-Week is full of festivities, featured speakers, banquets and informational expositions. The purpose of E-Week is to increase awareness of and appreciation for engineering among engineers and their peers (not to mention getting over 3,000 engineers out of their buildings to have some fun)! For full event details and more information, please visit our website: http://students.washington.edu/effort/
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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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

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

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

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

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

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

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu