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April 2008

The Straight Grain
Volume 26, Number 4

In this Issue:
Events
Announcements
Kudos
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 Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING APRIL 26. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 24-26 APRIL WA WEEKEND UW CAMPUS
Washington Weekend on the UW campus. Saturday's events include a community tree planting as part of restoration ecology effort in the Union Bay Natural Area, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, free parking in lot E5; and talks in Anderson 207 on crows, fungi, the Wind River Canopy Crane, residential construction in Japan, 3D and LiDAR precision forestry tools, and biofuels and bioenergy.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 26-27 APRIL PLANT SALE SEATTLE,MAGNUSON PK 10 AM-3 PM
FlorAbundance Plant Sale to benefit the Washington Park Arboretum..

MONDAY, 28 APRIL FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
"Modeling Climate Impacts on Sensitive Wildlife Species," Josh Lawler; and "Decline of Whitebark Pine Pinus albicaulis in Mt. Rainier National Park," Greg Ettl.

MONDAY, 28 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A118 3:30-5 PM
"New Directions in Landscape Genetics," Andrew Storfer, Washington State University.

MONDAY, 28 APRIL PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5:15 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference, "Trees, Truffles, and Beasts: How forests function," James Trappe, Oregon State University.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 28 APRIL- 2 MAY REMOTE SENSING CONFERENCE PORTLAND,OR
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference, "Bridging the Horizons: New frontiers in geospatial collaboration."

TUESDAY, 29 APRIL WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30 AM-9:20 PM
"Projected Climate Impacts on the Amphibians of North and South America," Josh Lawler, UW College of Forest Resources. See
http://water.washington.edu/Outreach/Events/Tuesday/S08/lawler.html.

TUESDAY, 29 APRIL DUWAMISH RESTORATION SSCC 5:30-7:30 PM
Lower Duwamish River Habitat Restoration Plan Open House. The Port of Seattle is launching a public involvement process to help formulate an action
plan for habitat restoration on Port-owned property along the Lower Duwamish River. South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Campus..

TUESDAY, 29 APRIL WALKER-AMES LECTURE 6:30 PM KANE 120
"Green Space and Public Health: Restorative landscapes in healthcare facilities and residential neighborhoods," Clare Cooper Marcus, University of
California, Berkeley.

TUESDAY, 29 APRIL WHIDBEY INSTITUTE LYCEUM WHIDBEY IS,WA 7:30-9 PM
Whidbey Institute Lyceum 2008, "Saving the Sound, One Step at a Time," Sarah Schmidt, co-author, Getting to the Water's Edge..

THURSDAY, 1 MAY CIG SEMINAR FISH 203 1:30-3 PM
"Assessing the Impacts of Global Warming on Snowpack in the Washington Cascades," Joe Casola, UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences..

THURSDAY, 1 MAY SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
"Ecohydrologic Impacts of Dams: A global assessment," Cathy Reider Lierman, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences..

THURSDAY, 1 MAY DANZ LECTURE KANE 130 7 PM
Jessie and John Danz Lecture Series, "Evolution of Darwin's Finches," Peter and Rosemary Grant, Princeton University.

THURSDAY, 1 MAY EXPLORING PUGET SOUND SEATTLLE,REI 7 PM
Exploring Puget Sound Presentation, "The Crossing-Over Place: Environmentalism(s) and Seattle's native pasts," Coll Thrush, University of British
Columbia.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, 1-2 MAY OLYMPIC LOGGING CONFERENCE VICTORIA, BC
Olympic Loging Conference, "Resources, Trees, and People."

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 1-4 MAY ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL UW,JOHNSON
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival, Johnson Hall. Films include "Thorn to be Wild," about Seattle's West Duwamish Greenbelt Restoration project;
and "Still Wild at Heart," featuring John Marzluff -- a one-hour natural history film that chronicles the return of coyotes to this city's landscape.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
Monday, May 5, 2008, UW Botanic Gardens Director Candidate Seminar, CUH, Douglas Classroom, 3-4 p.m.,"Urban Botanic Gardens: Nurturing the Green City," Steven Clemants, Vice President of Science, Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Distinguished Alumni Seminar, 3:30-5 p.m., Anderson 207. The seminar will feature alums Vicki Christiansen (BS 1983) WA State Forester and Executive Director of Regulatory Programs, WA State Department of Natural Resources and Cassie Phillips (BS 1976) Vice President for Sustainable Forests and Products, Weyerhaeuser Company. Reception follows.
Thursday, May 8, 2008, UW Botanic Gardens Director Candidate Seminar, UW Waterfront Activities Center, 3-4 p.m., "Institutional Ecosystem: Telling UW Botanic Gardens' story," Roger Kjelgren, Professor and Interim Department Head, Plant, Soils, and Climate, Utah State University.
Monday, May 12, 2008, UW Botanic Gardens Director Candidate Seminar, Anderson 207, 3-4 p.m., Title TBA, Meg Lowman, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies and Director of Environmental Initiatives, New College of Florida.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008, CFR Annual Programs Review and Recognition Event, (Programs Review 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Recognition Event 2-4:30 p.m.), Anderson 207. For information on how to nominate a colleague for an award, how to enter the dessert contest, and how to participate in the silent auction to benefit CFR scholarship funds, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/internal/Facstaff/recognition%20event.htm.

RECOGNITION EVENT DESSERT CONTEST DETAILS ANNOUNCED
Debra Salas-Haynes and Eun-Ju Lee, who will be coordinating the dessert contest at the May 14th Recognition Event, write: "Yes, you have the opportunity to show your culinary prowess by entering the CFR dessert contest for the May 14th Recognition Reception. Some behind-the-scenes competitiveness is surfacing, so be sure to get in on the action!
WHEN: CFR Recognition Event on May 14, 2008 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Forest Club Room (AND 207)
HOW: Bring a tasty treat *of your own creation* with enough for approximately 30 small samples.
WHY: To eat great food and win a gift certificate for the top chef! (Rookie cooks encouraged -- very little high-brow stuff here).
Start planning now but you can also decide at the last minute -- no need to preregister! Just prepare and bring your dessert and we'll have identification cards for you. A popular vote by your peers will decide the winner! (FYI that we do have a small amount of storage in the Dean's office fridge if needed and we will provide dishes and eating utensils.) See you there!

FOREST CLUB ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR GARB DAY
The Forest Club Crew writes, "Garb Day is nearing and preparations are underway! Now is the time to mark your calendars for this spectacular annual event. It will begin the afternoon of May 17th at Pack Forest and carry through to Sunday morning. You can expect a large campfire, grilled salmon, live music, 21+ beer, games both intellectual and physical, and superb company! There will be ample room for tent camping. Look for posters around CFR near the end of next week. Tickets will be available for purchase at Student Services in a week or two. $15 students and youth $20 staff and professionals
$7 extra for cabin accomodation at Pack Forest."

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
Recent newsletters online include the Spring issue of the UW Botanic Gardens, Camas Quarterly, which has articles about invasive insects in the Arboretum, the Seattle Youth Garden Works, an interview with UW Botanic Gardens Interim Director Sandra Lier, and a listing of public and professional classes. The
newsl tter also announces the reforming of the Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council. As one of four regional invasive plant councils under a
nation l organization, it will work to protect Pacific Northwest landscapes from invasive horticultural and non-indigenous wild plants. The Council is
develo ing an Early Detection Rapid Response volunteer program to detect and remove new infestations.

BYRON AND ALICE LOCKWOOD ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP PLEDGED
Dean Bare writes, "I am very pleased to report that the College has received a pledge from the Byron and Alice Lockwood Foundation to fund the Byron and Alice Lockwood Endowed Professorship over the next five years. Faculty candidates for this professorship must have demonstrated, through professional forestry and natural resources activities, expertise in the sustainable management of natural resources, including the study, teaching and research in these and other relevant areas. Until the pledge is fulfilled, the Byron and Alice Lockwood Endowed Fund for Faculty Support is created to fund the same purposes as the Professorship. Distributions from this endowment are at the discretion of the Dean."

FACULTY RESEARCH ON LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS PRESENTED AT SUNY
Bruce Lippke was recently invited to SUNY College of Forestry and the Environment in Syracuse, NY to give a seminar on Life Cycle Analysis and carbon tracking. While there, he met to discuss bioenergy issues with the President, Provost, and faculty in the wood products and biofuel programs. He also made presentations to classes studying green building issues an innovative building design.

APPLY FOR A PSO SCHOLARSHIP OR GRANT
If you want professional development training and are in need of financial support, be sure to apply for a Professional Staff Organization (PSO) scholarship or grant. Professional staff can apply for individual staff scholarships up to $350, and groups of staff may receive up to $500. Individual scholarships can assist with registration, tuition, and travel-related costs associated with professional development and career-related workshops, classes, conferences, and other learning opportunities. Mark your calendar and and be sure to apply by one of the 2008-09 quarterly deadlines: Summer, June 2, 2008; Autumn, September 1, 2008; Winter, December 22, 2009; Spring, March 17, 2008.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Robert Meyer (MS 1964, BS 1962) went on to get a PhD from Syracuse University's College of Forestry. He is professor of construction management and wood products engineering and director of the Tropical Timber Information Center at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Ronald Kortlever (BS 1969) is Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Afffairs Siletz Agency in Siletz, OR.
Christine Arredondo (BS 1977) is recreation/public affairs and planning staff officer for the USDA Forest Service's Mount Hood National Forest in Sandy, OR.
David Bridgwater (MS 1971, BS 1970) is and invasive insect and disease program manager for the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest regional office in Portland, OR.
Aleta Eng (BS 2002) is a recreation forester with the USDA Forest Service's Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See recent University Week article on the Washington Park Arboretum maple collection, "UW Botanic Gardens' maple collection gets national recognition."

KUDOS
David Zuckerman sends kudos to all who particpated in in making Earthday 2008 at the Arboretum a success. Thanks to all from Mayor Nickels, Dean Bare, Sandra Lier, and the rest of the great supporting staff from the Student Conservation Asociation, UW Botanic Gardens, and Seattle City Parks. Numbers aren't completely in yet, but a few to impress friends with:
* 132 ferns were potted up
* 106 snowberries planted
* 124 ferns planted
* Over 60 yards mulch spread
* 5 yards cardboard spread
* Over 20 yards of invasives pulled

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 26, Number 3

In this Issue:
Events
Announcements
Kudos
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 Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING APRIL 19. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events

SATURDAY, 19 APRIL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WA PARK ARBORETUM 8:30 AM-3 PM
Get your hands dirty removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and improving the Washington Park Arboretum. Join the Student Conservation Association, UW Botanic Gardens, and Seattle Parks and Recreation for a day of fun restoration projects. Bring water, lunch, and weather appropriate clothing. Tools, gloves, and project materials will be provided. For more information, and to RSVP, contact Kristin Mitchell at 206.324.4649 or kmitchell@theSCA.org.

SUNDAY, 20 APRIL BIOFUELS LECTURE SEATTLE CENTER 4 PM
Global Warming and Natural Energy Lecture, "Basics of Bio-Diesel Fuels and Environmentally Friendly Eco-Cars," Shinya Asami, Ecosplore..

MONDAY, 21 APRIL FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
CFR faculty meeting

MONDAY, 21 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A118 3:30-5 PM
"Population Dynamics and Foraging Behaviors of Juvenile Stellar Sea Lions with Respect to Spatial and Temporal Environmental Heterogeneity," Michelle Lander, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

MONDAY, 21 APRIL PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5:15 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference, "Molecular Determinants of Biological Control of Soilborne Pathogens by Pseudomonas spp," Dimitri Mavrodi, WSU.

TUESDAY, 22 APRIL WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30 AM-9:20 PM
"Protection of Fish Habitat through the Correction of Fish Blocking Culverts: An application of Indian treaty rights -- the Culvert Case," United States v. Washington," Alan Stay, Muckleshoot Tribe.

TUESDAY, 22 APRIL SER-UW GUILD MEETING ANDERSON 22 12-1 PM
UW's Society of Ecological Restoration International Regional Chapter student guild meeting. Faculty and staff are encouraged to join; contact Lauren Urgenson.

TUESDAY, 22 APRIL CIG SEMINAR FISH 203 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Oregon Climate Change Preparation and Adaptation Strategies," Bill Drumheller, OR Department of Energy..

TUESDAY, 22 APRIL WHIDBEY INSTITUTE LYCEUM WHIDBEY IS,WA 7:30-9 PM
Lyceum 2008, "Protecting the Sound's Birds and Mammals," Kevin Ryan, WA Maritime Wildlife Refuge Complex and Dave Nyswander, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 22-23 APRIL SMC SPRING MEETING VANCOUVER, WA
Stand Management Cooperative Annual Spring Meeting, Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 UW COMMUNITY CELEBERATION UW,RED SQUARE 11 AM-2 PM
Complimentary barbecue hosted by President Mark Emmert and Provost Phyllis Wise.

WEDNESDAY, 23 APRIL UWBG DIRECTOR CANDIDATE SEMINAR 3-4 PM WPA,GRAHAM
"From Olmsted's Civic Dream to Global Environmental Stewardship: A new vision for the University of Washington Botanic Gardens," Quentin Cronk, Professor in Plant Science, University of British Columbia.

WEDNESDAY, 23 APRIL CIVE LECTURE HUB EAST BALLROOM 7:30 PM
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture, "Climate and Weather Modeling 2008: From a global to a regional perspective," Timothy L. Killeen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, American Geophysical Union.

THURSDAY, 24 APRIL BOOK LAUNCH UWBG,CUH 7 PM
UW Alumni Association and UW Press Book Launch, "The Informed Gardener," Linda Chalker-Scott, WSU Extension Urban Horticulturalist and UW College of Forest Resources Affiliate Associate Professor.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 24-26 APRIL WA WEEKEND UW CAMPUS
Washington Weekend on the UW campus.

FRIDAY, 25 APRIL UW TOWER DEDICATION UW TOWER 12-2 PM
UW Tower Dedication and Open House. Guided tours and refreshments.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 26-27 APRIL PLANT SALE SEATTLE,MAGNUSON PK 10 AM-3 PM
FlorAbundance Plant Sale to benefit the Washington Park Arboretum.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
May 1-4, 2008, Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival, Johnson Hall. One of the films "Thorn to be Wild,"is about the West Duwamish Greenbelt Restoration project, which was initiated by UW Restoration Ecology Network for the City of Seattle and The Nature Consortium. The film is about and was made by high school volunteers who are continuing the project.
Monday, May 5, 2008, UW Botanic Gardens Director Candidate Seminar, CUH, Douglas Classroom, 3-4 p.m.,"Urban Botanic Gardens: Nurturing the Green City," Steven Clemants, Vice President of Science, Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Distinguished Alumni Seminar, 3:30-5 p.m., Anderson 207. The seminar will feature alums Vicki Christiansen (BS 1983) WA State Forester and Executive Director of Regulatory Programs, WA State Department of Natural Resources and Cassie Phillips (BS 1976) Vice President for Sustainable Forests and Products, Weyerhaeuser Company. Reception follows.
Thursday, May 8, 2008, UW Botanic Gardens Director Candidate Seminar, UW Waterfront Activities Center, 3-4 p.m., "Institutional Ecosystem: Telling UW Botanic\ Gardens' story," Roger Kjelgren, Professor and Interim Department Head, Plant, Soils, and Climate, Utah State University.
Monday, May 12, 2008, UW Botanic Gardens Director Candidate Seminar, Anderson 207, 3-4 p.m., Title TBA, Meg Lowman, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies and Director of Environmental Initiatives, New College of Florida.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008, CFR Annual Programs Review and Recognition Event, (Programs Review 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Recognition Event 2-4:30 p.m.), Anderson 207. For information on how to nominate a colleague for an award, how to enter the dessert contest, and how to participate in the silent auction to benefit CFR scholarship funds, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/internal/Facstaff/recognition%20event.htm.

SELECTED FILMS FROM THE HAZEL WOLF ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festiva, May 1-4, 2008 on the UW campus includes the following films:
Last Yoik in the Saami Forests? (60 min, Finland) (part of the Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. Environmental Justice session). For 50 years, heavy logging has leveled forests of Finnish Lapland, including in the indigenous Saami people's home area. Traditional reindeer herding, dependent on old growth forests, is threatened but the logging continues despite protests. The documentary follows the conflict and its sources and seeks alternatives. What kind of silvicultural alternatives exists that respect the special quality of Lappish wood? (Hannu Hyvnen, 2007)
Fighting Fire with Fire (44 min, Canada) (Saturday, May 3, 11:30 a.m.) Takes audiences onto the fire line and brings them face-to face with raging fires that are literally unstoppable. This film raises questions about conventional methods of fighting fire, and whether decades of suppressing fire have simply made matters worse. The long-standing lesson taught by Smokey the Bear goes out the window as a new controversial approach to fighting fire is examined.
San Francisco--Still Wild at Heart (55 min, USA) (Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. with CFR professor John Marzluff and filmmaker Melissa Peabody). San Francisco grapples with what it means to have coyotes as new residents; a one-hour natural history film that chronicles the return o; coyotes to this city's landscape.

CFR RECOGNITION EVENT 2008
It's spring -- the flowers are blooming, the pollen is flying -- that means it's time for the annual CFR Recognition event! You've gotten emails asking for nominations for the different award categories and inviting you to participate in the silent auction, the dessert contest, etc. For now, though, just make sure Wednesday, May 14, 2008, is on your calendar. Plan to start the day (8:30 a.m.) by attending the annual program/center review. This is where the directors of the CFR programs and centers meet to review the significant activities of the past year and introduce key plans for the coming year. Although this review has been an annual event for a number of years, for the first time it is being held in the Forest Club Room, so there is room for all who are interested to sit in to learn about the strategic acomplishments and goals of each of the centers. This is a fantastic venue to get an overview of the full range of activities across the College and a great appreciation of our overall efforts and potential collaborative opportunities. The fun starts at 2:00 with the dessert contest (life is short -- eat dessert first) and auction preview. The formal program will be 2:30 - 3:30 and will be followed by more desserts, wine tasting, and the silent auction, as well as a yet-to-be announced special presentation (remember the "Faculty Feud" from last year?). We're starting early enough that there will be plenty of time to attend the formal program and still have fun & socialize before heading home. Says Sally Morgan, "For those who haven't participated before or have forgotten what it's all about, the silent auction is an opportunity to bid on a wonderful assortment of experiences and services (not stuff that you have to figure out where to put, but things that you can do and enjoy). We've had great items in the past and I hope many of the popular items will be repeated this year. If you've participated in the past and want to do it again, please let me know. And if you haven't been a donor before and want to give it a shot, hooray for you, because we want MORE! We want to have more fun (and useful) things to share! Think about what skill or opportunity you can offer to your colleagues. I'm sure that everyone has something to offer. Send me what you would like to contribute or if you just have some vague ideas, call me (5-0952) or stop by to figure out how to package what you can offer to provide a new and unique experience for someone else here in CFR." For information on how to nominate a colleague for an award, how to enter the dessert contest, and how to participate in the silent auction to benefit CFR scholarship funds, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/internal/Facstaff/recognition%20event.htm.

NEW CFR GIFT FUNDS
Tom Mentele, Director of Development and Alumni Relations sends news about new gift funds in the College. "The focus on creating renewable sources of energy continues to gain momentum at the College thanks to a $39,000 gift in March from the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation to establish the FORBIO Research Fund. Rick Gustafson, holder of the Denman Chair in Bio-Resource Science and Engineering, will use this fund to explore sources of cellulosic ethanol from wood fiber or other renewable natural resources. This also coincides with efforts to fund a world class collaborative Biofuels Center involving the College and the departments of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemistry. CFR alumnus Wayne Gullstad (BS 1982) and his wife Carol wanted to help students of need reach their full potential at the UW, and the Students First Matching Program triggered their imagination. This March, the Gullstads directed a $100,000 gift toward scholarship support to two areas of passion -- forest resources and athletics. Thanks to the Gullstads and the Students First Matching Program, $150,000 of new student support has been invested and two new endowments have been created."

RTI AND CINTRAFOR PARTICIPATE IN TRIBAL MEETINGS ACROSS PACIFIC NW
Rural Technology Initiative researchers Larry Mason and Elaine Oneil spoke at a recent WSU Extension bioenergy conference in Nespalem, WA attended by leaders from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and by NE Washington community leaders. Larry and Elaine spoke on forest fuels and forest\ energy resources. Larry Mason and Ivan Eastin will speak at an April 23, 2008 Operations Committee meeting of the Intertribal Timber Council in Warm Springs, OR on opportunities for collaboration between universities and tribal forest enterprises in pursuit of new marketing opportunities against a background of declining domestic lumber sales.

SPRINQ QUARTER ENROLLMENT FIGURES -- CFR UG PROGRAMS GROWING
Michelle Trudeau reports that enrollment figures for Spring 2008 reflect a growth in undergraduate enrollment over the 2006-2007 academic year; the Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) program is up by 33.6 percent and the Paper Science and Engineering Program is up by 14.8 per cent.

WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY NAMES NEW CEO
After its annual shareholders meeting Thursday, April 17, 2008, Weyerhaeuser announced that Daniel Fulton has added the title of chief executive to his current job as president, to which he'd been named in January. Weyerhaeuser also said UW President Mark Emmert will join its board of directors in June.

REMINDER TO ADJUST SALES TAX RATE
Geetha Sukumaran, reminds us that for budget planning and client billing, "Effective April 1, 2008, the sales tax rate has increased .1% to 9.0% for Seattle and surrounding areas. For those units with taxable sales to the public, please adjust your tax collection accordingly." For a complete list of the current tax rates in Washington, see http://dor.wa.gov/Docs/forms/ExcsTx/LocSalUseTx/LocalSlsUseFlyer_Quarterly.pdf.

POSTAL RATES GOING UP TOO: US POSTAL SERVICE POSTAL RATE CHANGES
Effective May 12, 2008, the U.S. Postal ServIce will implement new postal rates. Many rates will increase; the biggest rate changes affecting UW colleagues are: an increase in 1st class single piece from .41 to .42; an increase in single postcard rate from .26 to .27; an increase in certified mail from 2.65 to 2.70; and an increase in return receipt requested from 2.15 to 2.20. Express mail is switching to a zone-based pricing system and priority mail will have an average 3.5 percent savings for customers meeting specific requirements based on metered postaage and parcel size and weight. For more information on these rate changes, see http://www.usps.com/prices/welcome.htm.

WINKENWERDER EXTERIOR PAINTING
Building Coordinator Sally Morgan writes, "In case you are wondering about the scaffolding being set up on the west side of Winkenwerder, the long-awaited painting of the exterior of the building is beginning next week. As with Bloedel, they will pressure wash first and then paint. However, it is the same crew that did Bloedel and they appear to remember all the lessons they learned. I think that means we can expect a drier outcome. I hope to know the details of the schedule next Monday and will keep you posted. Stay tuned!"

ALUMNI UPDATES
Ralph Minnich (BS 1976) is unit chief for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's Humboldt-Del Norte Unit.
Lisa Freedman (MFR 1985) is the budget and accountability director for the USDA Forest Service's Region 6 office in Portland, OR.
James Todd Glover (MS 1990) owns and manages Glover Perennial Growers, a wholesale nursery in Cutchogue, NY that is a leading supplier of
groundcovers, perennials, and vines to landscapers and garden centers in the greater New York area.
Jim Dooley (PhD 2000), co-founder and chief technology officer of Forest Concepts LLC, will become the 2008-2009 president of the American Society
of Agricultural and Biological Engineers on July 2, 2008.
Kelly (Dlouhy) Kunst (MS 2001) is a wetland ecologist with Kjolhaug Environmental Services Company, Inc., in Shorewood, MN.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a Seattle PI article quoting alum Seattle City Forester Mark Mead (BS 1987), see "Tree cutting for scenic reasons nothing new in Seattle.".

KUDOS

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 26, Number 2

In this Issue:
Events
Announcements
Kudos
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 Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING APRIL 13. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events

MONDAY, 14 APRIL FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
"Secret Agent Crows," John Marzluff; and "Seeing the Forest through the Leaves: Quantifying forest ecosystem services with aerial and ground-based LiDAR, L. Monika Moskal."

MONDAY, 14 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A118 3:30-5 PM
"Conservation at the Human-Wildlife Interface: Diversity and ecological function of bats in the coffee agroecosystems of Chiapas, Mexico," Kimberley Williams-Guillen, University of Michigan.

MONDAY, 14 APRIL CONVOCATION FOR DALAI LAMA UW CAMPUS 3-5 PM
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will speak on compassion and civic responsibility, followed by a dialog with university students. As part of the convocation, the UW will confer upon the Dalai Lama the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Tickets for the Convocation are no longer available, but the event will be webcast live on UWTV and televised live on Comcast, channel 27.

MONDAY, 14 APRIL PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5:15 PM
"Understanding Stripe Rust Resistance in Wheat Using Microarrays," Tristan Coram, USDA-Agricultural Research Service.

TUESDAY, 15 APRIL WA STATE TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT BELLEVUE,WA 7:30 AM-5 PM
Washington State Technology Summit, "Innovation for the Next Washington," includes sessions on renewable energy.

TUESDAY, 15 APRIL WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30 AM-9:20 PM
"Aquatic Bioinvasions Associated with Ships: Possible solutions or lost cause?," Russell Herwig, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences..

TUESDAY, 15 APRIL WHIDBEY INSTITUTE LYCEUM WHIDBEY IS,WA 7:30-9 PM
Lyceum 2008, The Life and Health of Puget Sound, "Energy from the Sound: Harnessing tidal power," Mitsuhiro Kawase, UW School of Oceanography..

TUESDAY, 15 APRIL TOWN HALL LECTURE TOWN HALL, SEATTLE 7:30 PM
"Carbon and Nuclear Free," Arjun Makhijani, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research.

WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL GRIZZLY BEAR LECTURE SEATTLE, REI 7 PM
"From Spitzbergen to Spain: Bears of the North Cascades and beyond," Chris Morgan, Grizzly Bear Outreach Project..

THURSDAY, 17 APRIL CIG SEMINAR ACAD COMPUTING CTR 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium: Hydrologic modelling for climate impacts research in BC," Katrina Bennett, Pacific
Climate Impacts Consortium.

THURSDAY, 17 APRIL STARKER LECTURE SERIES CORVALLIS,OR,OSU 3:30-5 PM
"The Role of Planted Forests in Conserving Biodiversity in Forest Stands and Landscapes," Ben Wigley, NCASI, and Brenda McComb, University of
Massachusetts.

THURSDAY, 17 APRIL FISHERIES SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
"Oceans, Climate Change, and the Pacific Northwest," Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University.

THURSDAY, 17 APRIL AUDUBON SOCIETY LECTURE SEATTLE, REI 6:30 PM
"Out of Thin Air: Dinosaurs, birds, and earth's ancient atmosphere," Peter Ward, UW Departments of Earth and Space Sciences and Biology.

THURSDAY, 17 APRIL ATMOS SCI DISTINGUISHED LECTURE KANE 120 7:30 PM
"Climate Change in an Uncertain World," Brian Hoskins, Imperial College London and University of Reading.

FRIDAY, 18 APRIL FOSEP SEMINAR BAGLEY 131 12-1 PM
Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (FOSEP) Seminar, "Scientists' New Social Contract with Society: Communicating climate science and more," Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University. CFR is a FOSEP sponsor.

FRIDAY, 18 APRIL CFR CENTERS RESEARCH REVIEW ANDERSON 207 8:3AM-5 PM
Nine CFR centers, cooperatives, and research units will present current research. Come and go as your schedule permits; no reservations or registration
required; snacks available.

SATURDAY, 19 APRIL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WA PARK ARBORETUM 8:30 AM-3 PM
Get your hands dirty removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and improving the Washington Park Arboretum. Join the Student Conservation
Association, UW Botanic Gardens, and Seattle Parks and Recreation for a day of fun restoration projects. Bring water, lunch, and weather appropriate
clothing. Tools, gloves, and project materials will be provided. For more information, and to RSVP, contact Kristin Mitchell at 206.324.4649 or
kmitchell@theSCA.org.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
April 22-23, 2008, Stand Management Cooperative Annual Spring Meeting, Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters, Vancouver, WA.
.April 23, 2008, UW Community Celebration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., UW Red Square. Complimentary barbecue hosted by President Mark Emmert and Provost Phyllis Wise.
April 24-26, 2008, Washington Weekend on the UW campus.
April 25, 2008, UW Tower Dedication and Open House, 12-2 p.m. Guided tours and refreshments.
April 26-27, 2008, FlorAbundance Plant Sale to benefit the Washington Park Arboretum, Warren G. Magnuson Park Special Events Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
on April 26th and 10 a.m-3 p.m. on April 27th.
May 1-4, 2008, Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival, Johnson Hall. One of the films "Thorn to be Wild,"is about the West Duwamish Greenbelt Restoration project, which was initiated by UW Restoration Ecology Network for the City of Seattle and Nature Consortium. The film is about and was made by high school volunteers who are continuing the project.
May 6, 2008, Distinguished Alumni Seminar, 3:30-5 p.m., Anderson 207. The seminar will feature alums Vicki Christiansen (BS 1983) WA State Forester and Executive Director of Regulatory Programs, WA State Department of Natural Resources and Cassie Phillips (BS 1976) Vice President for Sustainable Forests and Products, Weyerhaeuser Company. Reception follows.
May 14, 2008, Hold the date for two events, both in Anderson 207: a morning review of accomplishments and goals by CFR centers and programs and an afternoon devoted to the annual CFR Recognition Event. Stay tuned for details!

IN MEMORIAM
Graduate student Lin Robinson has passed along the sad news of the death of alum Virginia Travers (MS, 2006), who died on March 27, 2008. "She is survived by her son, Skyler. Virginia was a wonderful, vibrant person, and will be missed by all who knew her. Her family has asked that donations be made to the 'Virginia C. Travers Cancer Research Grant' at the Oregon Health and Sciences University." Her obituary is in the Seattle Times at http://www.legacy.com/nwclassifieds/deathnotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=107021222, with a guest book at http://www.legacy.com/NWclassifieds/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=107021222 for those who wish to express condolences to the family. We will pass along any information we receive about a memorial service.

CFR CENTERS REVIEW OF RESEARCH PROGRAM
The Annual CFR Centers Review of Research has finalized its program. The review will take place on April 18, 2008, in Anderson 207 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dean Bruce Bare will open the program and Bob Edmonds will moderate the sessions. The schedule of presentations includes discussions of a forest management plan for the Nisqually-Mashel State Park, carbon research at the Wind River Canopy Crane Facility, recent trends in international timber markets, urbanization and global climate change, non-destructive evaluation of wood quality, ecological applications of terrestrial and aerial LiDAR, optimization of timber harvest revenue using wildlife modeling and open source GIS, applying the 3/2 power law to young forest, marginal spotted owl habitat, and water quality in the Cedar River Watershed, Washington.

CANDIDATES FOR UWBG DIRECTOR POSITION ANNOUNCED
The UW Botanic Gardens Director Search Committee has announced the list of five candidates who will be visiting campus to interview during Spring Quarter 2008. More details to come as the time of their visits approach, but each candidate will give a public seminar on the first day of their two-day visit. The seminar will be focused on the vision, management approach, and strengths they will bring to the UW and the College as UW Botanic Gardens Director. The candidates and seminar dates are as follows:
Dr. Quentin Cronk, Professor in Plant Science, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, April 23, 3 p.m., Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum
Dr. Steven Clemants, Vice President of Science, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, May 5, 3 p.m., Douglas Classroom, Center for Urban Horticulture
Dr. Roger Kjelgren, Professor and Interim Department Head, Plant, Soils, and Climate, Utah State University, May 8, 3 p.m., UW Waterfront Activities Center
Dr. Meg Lowman, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies and Director of Environmental Initiatives, New College of Florida May 12, 3 p.m., Location TBA
Dr. Ed Schneider, President and CEO, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, May 22, 3 p.m., Location TBA.
Opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to meet with the candidates are currently being scheduled.

NEWS FROM THE STAND MANAGEMENT COOPERATIVE
The Stand Management Cooperative (SMC) announces two new cooperative members: Roseburg Resources, which will be represented by David Walters; and Renewable Resources, LLC, which will be represented by Harry Bell. Both will serve on the SMC Policy Committee. For a complete list of SMC membership, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.smc/main/members.htm. SMC's Summer 2008 field crew will be graduate students Paul Footen and Kim Littke, and undergrad Natalie Schmidt who will graduate in June with a BS in Biology and a Minor in Environmental Science and Resource Management. One of the key field tasks will be to conduct site characterization of the three genetic-gain/type IV (GGTIV) installations that were planted in 2006. Last summer's crew performed this work on the GGTIVs planted in 2005. Visits to other installations will obtain understory vegetation/habitat characterization data, dig soil pits, and gather tree acoustic velocity data.

CFR ACTIVE IN ESA'S SEEDS EDUCATION PROGRAM
SEEDS is an education program of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) with a mission to diversify and advance the profession of ecology through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students. Focused at the undergraduate level, opportunities sponsored by the program include student field trips, undergraduate research fellowships, ESA Annual Meeting travel awards, and campus ecology chapters. The ESA SEEDs program was recently awarded the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Mentoring (the most prestigious award for science mentoring in the country). See http://www.esa.org/seeds/newsletter/janfeb2008.php. Charlie Halpern is a faculty mentor to 2007-2008 SEEDS Fellow Sheena Hillstrom, an undergraduate at Washington State University, who is majoring in environmental science and regional planning. Sheena is studying tree removal in montane meadows and prescribed burning of slash piles as a land management technique, and in 2007 worked with Charlie's lab at Bunchgrass Meadow in the western Cascade Mountains of Oregon. For a SEEDs newsletter article that features Sheena, see http://www.esa.org/seeds/newsletter/current.php (click on "Visit with Sheena Hillstrom"). CFR graduate student Jorge Ramos is a former SEEDS Fellow; he recently attended a SEEDS leadership meeting, http://www.esa.org/seeds/leadership_meeting.php, where he shared experiences as a master's student at the College, studying with Josh Lawler.

UW BOTANIC GARDENS' MAPLE COLLECTION GETS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
The North American Plant Collection Consortium has granted Member Status to the UW Botanic Gardens' Acer (maple) collection at the Washington Park Arboretum. The collection's latest addition, the moosewood maple (Acer pennsylvanicum), was planted just this week; it is native to the eastern U.S. and is grown from wild-collected seed, making it especially valuable for conservation purposes. The consortium's decision recognizes the maple collection as one of the best in North America in terms of diversity and institutional commitment to manage and expand the collection. The UW Botanic Gardens maple collection is the second largest in North America in terms of number of different types (or taxa, which includes species and cultivars), at 209. Reviewers consider the maintenance of plants, database maintenance, mapping, and other features. By participating in the consortium, the UW Botanic Gardens will make its maple collection available for greater distribution and research and will work to increase public awareness of plant conservation. The North American Plant Collection Consortium is a network of botanical gardens and arboreta working to coordinate a continent-wide approach to plant conservation and to promote high standards for plant collections management. In August 2007, it accepted the UW Botanic Gardens' Quercus (oak) collection, and in 2002 the Ilex (holly) collection.

SEATTLE PARKS DEPARTMENT STRATEGIC PLAN REQUESTS PUBIC INPUT
Katie Moller, CFR alum (BS 1997) and City of Seattle urban forester is alerting everyone interested in green spaces and parks to attend public meetings on the current Seattle Parks Department strategic plan. "This is a huge opportunity for the public and the non-profit community to help set the direction for the coming years for the Parks Department. If you like what you see or don't like what you see in the draft plan, please come out and share!" The Strategic Action Plan will establish a vision and guide decisions over the next five years. Public and staff participation are integral parts of this process to ensure the Plan reflects the needs of the Seattle community. See website for information about the plan and the public meeting schedule.

RENEW YOUR U-PASS AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS!
The Commuter Services renewal website is now open to all annual U-PASS and permit holders and Pay Per Use Program (PPUP) participants. If you have an annual item that is paid via payroll deduction, follow the instructions for a quick and easy renewal. This link can also be found on the Commuter Services website. The renewal site remains open for use through midnight on May 2, 2008. If you are unable to complete your renewal online you may renew in person at the Commuter Services office. Please note that all citations must be paid prior to receiving\ your renewed permit. All citations can now be paid at the Commuter Services office.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Doug Rideout(PhD 1982, MS 1977, BS 1975), is Professor in Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources, where he directs the Fire Economics and Management Laboratory that supports research on the economics and management of wild and prescribed fires.
Alan Schmierer (MS 1982) is a regional environmental coordinator with the USDI National Park Service's Pacific Western Region in Oakland, CA.
Katherine Moller (BS 1997)is an urban forester with the City of Seattle's Department of Parks and Recreation.
Cathy (Reidy) Liermann (MS 2004) went on to get a PhD in hydrology at Umea University in Sweden. She is a postdoctoral research associate in the
UW's College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences,

KUDOS

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 26, Number 1

In this Issue:
Events
Announcements
Kudos
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 Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING APRIL 6. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 4-6 APRIL OLYMPIC PENINSULA BIRDFEST OLYMPIC PEN,WA
Olympic Peninsula Birdfest includes raptor presentation, Elwha Dam removal project tour, birding field trips, and more..

SATURDAY, 5 APRIL MILLER LIBRARY BOOK SALE UWBG,CUH 9 AM-3 PM
Elisabeth C. Miller Library's third annual book sale, with exhibit and sale by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Botanical
Artists.

SATURDAY, 5 APRIL CLIMATE CHANGE TALK EASTSOUND, WA 6:30-8:30PM
"Climate Change in the San Juan Islands," Doug Myers, People for Puget Sound.

MONDAY, 7 APRIL FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM

MONDAY, 7 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A118 3:30-5 PM
"Hydrology, Bullfrogs, and Chytridiomycocis: The intriguing case of Oregon spotted frogs at Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge," Marc Hayes, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife and UW Burke Museum.

MONDAY, 7 APRIL PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5:15 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference, "The Changing Environment for Higher Education in the State of Washington," Sam Smith, WSU President Emeritus.

MONDAY, 7 APRIL WILDERNESS AWARENESS TALK SEATTLE, REI 7 PM
"Bears of the West," Jim Halfpenny, A Naturalist's World.

TUESDAY, 8 APRIL WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30 AM-9:20 PM
"The Environmental Behavior of the Flame Retardant Decabromodiphenyl Ether: Understanding the risk of a new class of pollutant," Joel Baker UW Tacoma
Environmental Science.

TUESDAY, 8 APRIL WHIDBEY INSTITUTE LYCEUM WHIDBEY IS,WA 7:30-9 PM
Lyceum 2008, The Life and Health of Puget Sound, "Pollution in the Sound: Truths and consequences," Nat Scholz, NOAA.

WEDNESDAY, 9 APRIL THESIS DEFENSE BLOEDEL 292 1 PM
"Analysis of LIDAR-derived Bare Ground Model Accuracy in Southern California Chaparral," Andrew Cooke; committee chair: Gerard Schreuder.

WEDNESDAY, 9 APRIL NW HORT SOCIETY LECTURE UWBG, NHS 7:15 PM
NW Horticultural Society Lecture Series, "Making Chicken Salad from Chicken Sh*t," Judith and Dick Knott Tyler, Pine Knot Farm.

THURSDAY, 10 APRIL BROWNBAG LUNCH TRIAD URBAN CTR,SEATTLE 12-1:30 PM
Seattle Great City Initiative, "Converting Asphalt and Concrete to Active, Healthy, Green Places." The Seattle Great City Initiative is a program of the Cascade Land Conservancy and the Cascade Agenda.

THURSDAY, 10 APRIL FISHERIES SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
"Effects of Seaonal Sea Ice on the Southeast Bering Sea Ecosystem," George Hunt, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences..

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 12-12 APRIL LOGGING CONFERENCE SPOKANE, WA
Intermountain Logging Conference, "70 Years: A Proud History, A Bright Future."

FRIDAY, 11 APRIL THESIS PROPOSAL ANDERSON 22 2:30 PM
"Assessing the Utility of Riparian Buffers: In-stream sediment storage and woody debris," Melissa Maxa.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 11-13 APRIL 2008 FAME CONFERENCE PT. ANGELES, WA
Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Graduate Student Conference. The annual FAME conference connects graduate students interested in studying a wide variety of issues in fisheries and marine ecosystems. The focus of the 2008 Conference, is the integration of science, policy, and law as applied to fisheries and marine ecoystem issues.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
April 18, 2008, CFR Centers' Annual Review of Research, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Anderson 207 (Forest Club Room). Nine CFR centers and cooperatives will present current research in forestry and forestry-related topics. Contact Ellen Matheny at ONRC with questions, 206.685.9477, XT 228 or ematheny@u.washington.edu. Come and go as your schedule permits. Snacks provided. No reservations required; no registration fee.
April 19, 2008, Earth Day Volunteer Opportunity, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Get your hands dirty removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and improving the Washington Park Arboretum. Join the Student Conservation Association, UW Botanic Gardens, and Seattle Parks and Recreation for a day of fun restoration projects. Bring water, lunch, and weather appropriate clothing. Tools, gloves, and project materials will be provided. For more information, and to RSVP, contact Kristin Mitchell at 206.324.4649 or kmitchell@theSCA.org.
April 23, 2008, UW Community Celebration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., UW Red Square. Complimentary barbecue hosted by President Mark Emmert and Provost Phyllis Wise.
April 24-26, 2008, Washington Weekend on the UW campus.
April 25, 2008, UW Tower Dedication and Open House, 12-2 p.m. Guided tours and refreshments.
April 26-27, 2008, FlorAbundance Plant Sale to benefit the Washington Park Arboretum, Warren G. Magnuson Park Special Events Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 26th and 10 a.m-3 p.m. on April 27th.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR MARCH 2008
"Enhanced Efficiency of Bioethanol Production with Novel Yeast"; PI: Sharon Doty, Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research; amount: $134,000.
"CINTRAFOR-CTED": PI: Ivan Eastin; sponosr: WA State Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development; amount: $205,000.
"Desired Future Condition Model"; PI: Eric Turnblom: sponsor: WA State Department of Natural Resources; amount: $28,511.
"Evaluating Stream Protection Approaches on Sediment Yield from Headwater Streams"; PI: Bob Edmonds; sponsor WA State Department of Natural Resources; amount $71,676.
"Organic Urban Waste": PIs: Rick Gustafson and Christian Grue; Sponsors: WA State Department of Ecology and WA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Unit; amount: $119,136.
"Development of a Generic Model to Estimate LiDAR Data and Its Application to Evaluate Ecological Functions of Washington Park Arboretum"; PIs Soo Kim and Monika Moskal; sponsor UW Royalty Research Fund; amount: $28,727.
"Development of a Scientific Knowledge Base for Green Seattle"; PI: Soo Kim; sponsor Cascade Land Conservancy; amount: $54,772.
"Statewide Parcel GIS Database Development"; PI: Luke Rogers; Sponsor: WA State Department of Health; amount: $90,000.

TAPPI JOURNAL BONUS ISSUE ON BIOVUELS
Maureen Nolan, our librarian in the Natural Sciences Library, alerts us that the TAPPI Journal has a March Bonus issue that can be downloaded. The issue contains a special bionergy section: within the next three to five years, an estimated 25 percent of mills in North America will be producing biofuels, ranging from ethanol to biodiesel and various syngases. This percentage is expected to at least double during the ensuing decade. The special bioenergy section in this issue explores where biorefinery technologies currently are and where they will lead the industry in the foreseeable future. Selected from papers presented at the 2007 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference, these articles look at biofuel production potential in both the wood and non-wood arenas using thermochemical as well as biochemical approaches.

COLLEGE RESEARCHERS PRESENT AT MEETINGS
On March 4-6, 2008, Ivan Eastin and Larry Mason participated in a panel discussion at the National Indian Forestry and Wildfire Conference in Albuquerque, NM, speaking on the wood products trade and survival of tribal forest products enterprises in the current depressed market. Larry Mason also recently participated in a meeting in Atlanta, GA, on the state of the forest industry in the U.S.; the meeting was sponsored by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and the Forest Resources Association. Jeff Cao and Mihyun Seol, PhD students in forest products marketing, chaired the April 3-4, 2008 3rd Annual Canadian Studies Affiliated Graduate Student Symposium; Mihyun also gave a presentation on forest certification. The Symposium was held in the Lockwood Forest Club Room at the College. Every spring the Canadian Studies Center hosts the symposium, which is open to students across the disciplines who are conducting research on Canada, Canada's role in the world, or other Canadian-U.S. issues.

LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS VIDEO
Elizabeth Loudon sends along the link to a three minute video on YouTube with a compelling argument on why connecting children with nature is critical for the future sustainability of our society. Says Elizabeth, "This is a talk given by Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods: Saving our children from nature deficit disorder," who has started an international movement promoting not just environmental education, but getting kids outdoors ("No Child Left Inside" is another initiative spurred by the discussion he's started)."

WA BIODIVERSITY COUNCIL EXTENDED
On March 6, 2008. Governor Chris Gregoire signed an executive order extending the Washington Biodiversity Council so that it can begin implementing the Washington Biodiversity Conservation Strategy. Fourteen Council members are continuing to serve (including CFR's John Marzluff), and Governor Gregoire appointed nine new members.

DO YOU KNOW ANY OUTSTANDING UW STUDENTS?
Who doesn't? Now there is a new way you can commend students for their work with student organizations. The 2008 Student Organization Awards will recognize and reward UW student leadership andinvolvement. Anyone may nominate UW students. Closing date for nominations is Friday, April 25, 2008. Awards include: Co-Sponsorship of the Year, Community Commitment and Involvement, Outstanding Student Organization Program, Vision and Values Student Leadership, Adviser of the Year, Best Website, and HUB Hall of Fame Activities Award. The awards ceremony will take place on May 28, 2008, 6 p.m., in HUB 200ABC.

UW VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE SESSIONS
UW Vice President for Human Resources writes, "A year ago this month, we lost a beloved staff member as the tragic result of relationship violence. As administrators and human resource professionals, we play a special role in promoting awareness and prevention resources. I hope you will continue to promote the Violence Prevention and Response briefing sessions that are open to all UW students, faculty, and staff free-of-charge. These 50-minute sessions focus on recognizing the warning signs of violence, how to respond, and campus resources and policies." Spring Quarter 2008 sessions will be
held as follows:
April 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m., HUB 209A
April 21, 10-11 a.m., Health Sciences A420
May 5, 9:30-10:30 a.m., HUB 209A
May 16 12-1 p.m., Health Sciences T625
June 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Health Sciences A420
June 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m., HUB 209A
Register online. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office: 206.543.6450 or 206.543.6452 (tty, dso@u.washington.edu).

ALUMNI UPDATES
Ronald Jackman (BS 1978) is a wildlife biologist with Carcia and Associates, natural and cultural resource consultants; he is based in San Anselmo, CA. He is also affiliated with the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group at the University of California, Santa Cruz. For more than 25 years, his research has been focused on studies of bald eagles and golden eagles in the American west.
Anthony Awofeso (MS 1980, BS 1979) is a senior manager with Georgia Pacific Corporation in Neenah, WI.
Timothy Martin(PhD 1997),, is associate professor in the University of Florida's School of Natural Resources and Conservation, where his research focuses on the physiological mechanisms controlling productivity, carbon, and water flux in trees and forests.
Tara Zimmerman (MS 2003) is a water resources extension educator with WSU King County Extension. She is responsible for water resources programming, including the coordination and management of the Extension Watershed Stewardship Program.

KUDOS
Kudos to Susan Bolton and her Engineers Without Borders team who received an award at the Engineers without Borders (EWB)-USA International Conference recently held at the UW. The award was for implementing the best EWB project of the year. Writes Mark Benjamin, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, "Given that the Yanayo project was the chapter's first, and that the chapter is barely two years old, this is a remarkable achievement, attesting once again to the awesome group of students that we count as members. I would also point out that I cannot be accused of bragging here, since I made no contribution at all to this project; all the credit for advising goes to Susan Bolton, who has been as awesome as the students throughout the process."

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm