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The Straight Grain
Volume 30, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING APRIL 25. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING APRIL 25. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 25 APRIL UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS 10 AM-2 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "The Art of Espalier," David Conners.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 25-26 APRIL FLORABUNDANCE PLANT SALE WA PARK ARBORETUM
The Arboretum Foundation's FlorAbundance plant sale returns to Building 30 of the Warren G. Magnuson Park Special Events
Center on Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dozens of top specialty nurseries and vendors will be on hand at the 60th annual event, selling a wide selection of choice, locally-grown plants. Parking and admission are free; the sale benefits Washington Park Arboretum.

MONDAY, 27 APRIL FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
"Barriers to Using Forest Based Biomass for the Production of Renewable Energy and Renewable Fuels," Rick Gustafson; and "Mapping and Quantifying Washington’s Changing Forest Land Base," Luke Rogers.

MONDAY, 27 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A118 3:30 PM
"Does Human Activity Affect Raven Distribution and Does this Matter to Sage Grouse?," Thuy-Vy Bui, UW College of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 28 APRIL WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Climate Change and Fish in the Pacific Northwest: Case study of the Snoqualmie River Basin," Peter Bisson, USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.

TUESDAY, 28 APRIL CIG SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Why Socially Constructed Climate Change May Make Us Vulnerable," Lilian (Na'ia) Alessa,
University of Alaska.

TUESDAY, 28 APRIL BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago: Past’s prologue?” Scott Wing, Smithsonian Institution.

TUESDAY, 28 APRIL FOREST WILDFIRES CLASS CUH,DOUGLAS 7-9 0M
Audubon Society Class, "The Impact of Wildfires on Washington Forests," Jim Agee, UW College of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 28 APRIL WHIDBEY INST LECTURE SERIES WHIDBEY IS,WA 7:30-9 PM
Whidbey Institute Lyceum 2009, Environmental Economics and Puget Sound,"Business: Green and thriving," Jill Bamburg,
Brainbridge Graduate Institute.

THURSDAY, 30 APRIL CIVE LECTURE KANE 220 4:30-6:15 PM
Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture in Civil Engineering, "Entering the Ecological Age: The engineer’s role," Peter Head, Arup.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, 30 APRIL-1 MAY BEVAN SERIES FISH SCI 102 9 AM-6 PM
UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries, "Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in Practice."

SATURDAY, 2 MAY EARTH REVEALED PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER 10 AM-2 PM
"Earth Revealed: A view of our planet from space," CFR's Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory will participate in this program (Monika Moskal will talk about using LiDAR to learn about tree structure and Meghan Halabisky will talk about monitoring the spatiotemporal heterogeneity of wetlands), along with UW scientists from other schools and departments.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
MUSHROOMS Sunday, May 3, 2009, Burke Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., "Mushroom Maynia!," presented by the Puget Sound
Mycological Society and the Burke Museum. Event focuses on fungi facts and how fungi fit into the ecosystem. Enjoy activities for children and adults, and demonstrations of how to cultivate your own mushrooms, cook them into a tasty soup, or make them into dyes and crayons.
FOREST ECONOMICS May 4-6, 2009, Western Forest Economists Annual Meeting, Welches, OR. Participants from the College include Bruce Lippke and Elaine Oneil.
REEH GRAD RESEARCH May 8, 2009, Elisabeth C. Miller Library, 7-9 p.m., reception for Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture graduate research poster display. Display continues through May 29th.
GARB DAY May 9, 2009, Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest, 12:30 p.m.-dark, Garb Day. Do you like fresh grilled salmon? Fun and games? Live music? Camaraderie? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Garb Day is the event for you. It’s a great chance to get outdoors and have fun with CFR alumni, faculty, and students. The best part is, the College's Forest Club takes care of everything: the transportation, the food, the fun, and the games. All you have to do is show up. You can’t beat that!!! Tickets ($20) are available in Student and Academic Services, Anderson 116/130, or by e-mailing the Forest Club at pbandj@u.washington.edu.

COFFEE AS AN ECOSYSTEM May 12, 2009, Kane 210, 7 p.m., "Brewing Biodiversity: Looking at coffee as an ecosystem," in the
Coffee from the Grounds Up Lecture Series.

COLLEGE FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT AT MEETINGS
Bruce Lippke and John Perez-Garcia spoke at the 43rd International Wood Symposium and Technical Workshop, sponsored by Washington State University and held in Seattle on March 31, 2009. Bruce spoke on "Importance of Life Cycle Analysis to Changes in Design, Material Selection, Bioprocessing, and Recycling," and John spoke on "The Carbon Economy: What is it and how do we play?."
Kathy Wolf will be a session moderator and presenter at the May 19-22 Society for Ecological Restoration's Northwest Chapter meeting in Lynnwood, WA. Kathy will speak on "Ecology in the City: Nearby nature and the restoration of self and society."

AUDIO NOW AVAILABLE FOR WATER CENTER ANNUAL REVIEW PRESENTATIONS
Audio downloads are now available of presentations at The Water Center's 2009 Annual Review in February. Participants from the College included Aaron Wirsing and Monika Moskal.

WASHINGTON PULP AND PAPER FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER ON LINE
The Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation (WPPF) invites you to check out their April 2009 issue of Handsheet Headlines, which highlights the latest news from the Foundation. The issue also contains information and a registration link for the the WPPF's Annual Conference on May 28, 2009, to be held at Anderson Hall and the University of Washington Club.

BIOMASS INITIATIVE BECOMES LAW
Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed House Bill 2165 to help the WA Department of Natural Resources create energy from wood waste
in our state’s forests. The bill, which was request legislation from Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark, authorizes two biomass demonstration projects, one on the east-side and one on the west-side of the state. Washington is home to many overstocked forests that can create fire danger and make forests susceptible to pests. Often, there is also wood waste from
timber harvests that goes unused. The projects that this bill authorizes will use existing technology to convert those excess materials to create clean, renewable energy in the form electricity or liquid biofuels. See full text of WA DNR press release.

UW HUMAN RESOURCES OFFERS CAREER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
UW Human Resources is now offering a full spectrum of career development resources for UW staff through Professional and
Organizational Development (POD) All employees are welcome to participate in free workshops on resume writing, interviewing, job search, and networking strategies, and strengths assessments. A new Career Transition Resource Center is also available; find out more about the Center and career transition workshops online. The annual POD spring retreat, usually reserved for administrative support professionals, will be open this year to all UW employees to participate in this day-long event focused on career development, self management during difficult times, and personal growth. Space is limited; see full details, including retreat cost.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Josephine Fites-Kaufman (PhD 1997) is a fire ecologist with the USDA Forest Service’s Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team; she leads the Fire Behavior Assessment Team located at the Tahoe National Forest in Nevada City, CA.
Joshua London (BS 1997) went on to get a PhD from UW’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. He is a research wildlife biologist with NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA, where he is a member of the Polar Ecosystems Program, and is currently researching harbor seals.
Christine Marbet (BS 1997) went on to get an MS from Oregon State University. She is a forest hydrology consultant in Shelton, WA.
Marcus McCardle (BS 1997) owns Element Construction in Chelan, WA. He has been in the construction business since 1990.
Weikko Jaross (MS 2002, BS 1997) is a forest analyst with the WA Department of Natural Resources Olympic Experimental State Forest.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See "U.S. House panel discusses benefits of wood biomass energy during Vancouver hearing," quoting Rick Gustafson.

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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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) http://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 30, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING APRIL 18. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 17-19 APRIL FAME GRAD STUDENT CONFERENCE VANCOUVER,BC
"Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems Graduate Student Conference," hosted by the University of British Columbia.

SATURDAY, 18 APRIL EARTH DAY AT ARBORETUM ARBORETUM 8:30 AM-3 PM
Earth Day at the Arboretum. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families are invited to join UW Botanic Gardens, Student Conservation Association, and Seattle Parks for a day of fun projects at the Washington Park Arboretum. Get your hands dirty for a cause removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and improving the Arboretum in a range of projects for all ages and abilities. To sign up, contact Kristin Mitchell, kmitchell@thesca.org or 206.324.4649.

SUNDAY, 19 APRIL UWBG PUBLIC TOUR WPA, GRAHAM 11 AM
Tour the new Pacific Connections Garden, the Arboretum's newest display, garden on a guided tour. The walk is about 1.6 miles round trip. Free; no advanced registration required.

MONDAY, 20 APRIL FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
CFR Faculty Meeting.

MONDAY, 20 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A118 3:30 PM
"Evidence of Feeding by Bowhead Whales from Aerial Photography," Julie Mocklin, UW College of Forest Resources.

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 20-23 APRIL INDIAN TIMBER SYMPOSIUM LEWISTON, ID
33rd Annual National Indian Timber Symposium, "Branching Out: Opportunities to enhance management of tribal forests." Participants from the College include Ivan Eastin and Larry Mason. Alumni presenters include Faline Haven (BS 1995), Don Motanic (BS 1978), and Roger Ottmar (MS 1980).

TUESDAY, 21 APRIL WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Estuarine Habitat Restoration Basic and Applied Research and their Interaction in the Skagit River Delta," Greg Hood, Skagit River System Cooperative.

TUESDAY, 21 APRIL CIG SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Patterns in Time of Extreme Tides and Sea Level Rise over the 21st Century: Puget Sound and
the other marine waters of Washington State," Harold Mofjeld, NOAA Center for Tsunami Research.

TUESDAY, 21 APRIL CFR RCEP PUBLIC MTG ALLEN LIB, PETERSEN RM 2-5 PM
Public meeting to receive comments from any interested individual on the proposal to transition the College of Forest Resources into the College of the Environment.

TUESDAY, 21 APRIL BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A102 4 PM
Biology Department Seminar, "The Medea Hypothesis," Peter Ward, UW Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 21 APRIL WHIDBEY INST LECTURE SERIES WHIDBEY IS,WA 7:30-9 PM
Whidbey Institute Lyceum 2009, Environmental Economics and Puget Sound, "Our Shoreline: Love it or lose it," Any Windrope, San Juan Initiative and Puget Sound Partnership.

WEDNESDAY, 22 APRIL STREAMKEEPER ACADEMY COURSE EVERETT, WA 7-8:30 PM
"In the Company of Crows and Ravens," John Marzluff, UW College of Forest Resources.

WEDNESDA7, 22 APRIL WOLF HAVEN LECTURE SERIES GRAND MOUND, WA 7-9 PM
"Cougars in Washington," Donny Martorello, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

THURSDAY, 23 APRIL SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "What Have They Done to the Rain? A Brief History of the People, Fish, and Science of the Columbia River," James Anderson, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

THURSDAY, 23 APRIL RECLAIMED WATER SEMINAR HUB,ABC RM 4-7 PM
UW Reclaimed Water Seminar. Speakers include Sally Brown, UW College of Forest Resources; Mark Buscher, King County Wastewater Treatment; Dana Devin-Clake, UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Judi Gladstone, Seattle
Public Utilities; and Steve Hirschey, King County Water Policy.

THURSDAY, 23 APRIL CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE KANE 120 7-8 PM
UW Program on Climate Change Annual Public Lecture, "Understanding Variation in Mountain Snow in the Pacific NW: Impacts of
climate change and importance of location," Jessica Lundquist, UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

SATURDAY, 25 APRIL UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS 10 AM-2 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "The Art of Espalier," David Conners.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
May 2, 2009, Pacific Science Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., "Earth Revealed: A view of our planet from space," CFR's Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory will participate in this program (Monika Moskal will talk about using LiDAR to learn about tree structure and Meghan Halabisky will talk about monitoring the spatiotemporal heterogeneity of wetlands), along with UW scientists from other UW schools and departments.
May 4-6, 2009, Western Forest Economists Annual Meeting, Welches, OR. Participants from the College include Bruce Lippke and Elaine Oneil.
May 9, 2009, Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest, UW Forest Club's Garb Day. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni invited. Buy tickets (students $15, $20 after April 15th; others, $20; children under 12, free) at Student and Academic Services, Anderson 130. For more information contact the Forest Club, pbandj@u.washington.edu.

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT CONTINUES TO INCREASE
Michelle Trudea sends along the news that CFR enrollment in Spring Quarter has gone up again! A few highlights:
Undergrad Majors -— up 10.9% overall, up 12.9% in ESRM
Undergrad Minors -— up to an all time high of 66 headcount, growing 37.5%
Graduates—up 21.3% from last Spring, highest since 2004.
Michelle says, "Thanks for all your help with recruiting and retaining wonderful students!

PUBLIC MEETING ON RCEP PROPOSAL REORGANIZING CFR INTO THE CoENV
The following UW Official Notice has been published: "As part of the process for reviewing the reorganization, elimination, or consolidation of academic programs (RCEP, Ch. 26 of the Faculty Code) at the University of Washington, a public meeting will be held to receive comments from any interested individual on the proposal to transition the College of Forest Resources into the College of the Environment. This meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 21 from 2-5 p.m. in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library. Each individual will be allotted three minutes to meet with the committee, and the submission of written statements to supplement any comments is encouraged and would be helpful to the committee. The committee will meet with one person at a time, and individuals will be seen on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. Detailed information on the proposal is on the Faculty Senate Web site, 'Issues Under Consideration.' If you are unable to attend this meeting but would like to submit comments, please send them electronically to senate@u.washington.edu no later than Wednesday, April 22."

UNION BAY NATURAL AREA SHORE MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES
UW Botanic Gardens is accepting public comments on its April 2009 draft of the Union Bay Natural Area and Shoreline Management Guidelines. This update to the 1996 management plan includes a number of guidelines and specific recommended
management actions to achieve the long-term goals for the area. The new draft also assesses the conditions of different sub-areas, including sections of the Loop Trail and the Unmanaged Wildlife Area along Lake Washington. Recommendations include adding native plants, maximizing habitat diversity, and increasing and coordinating teaching and research in the Union Bay Natural Area. For more informatioin and the text of the draft guidelines, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/plants/ubna.html.

COLLEGE FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT AT MEETINGS
Larry Mason represented the College at the Native American Students in Advanced Academia Symposium, held at the University Club on April 3, 2009. On April 8, Larry spoke on "Forest Health, Climate Change, and Biomass-to-Energy" at the Bioenergy Days 2009 Conference, sponsored by WSU Extension and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Okanogan, WA. On April 16, Larry will present "Wood to Energy in Washington: A very short version of a long complex story," at the Business of Renewable Energy Conference in Portland,OR sponsored by the Northwest Environmental Business Council. Both bioenergy presentations include highlights of a soon-to-be-released report prepared by CFR scientists at the request of the WA State Legislature. The report is entitled “Wood to Energy in Washington: Imperatives, Opportunities, and Obstacles to Progress.” If you would like a copy of this report, contact Larry at larrym@u.washington.edu.
Sally Brown was among presenters at the UW's Reclaimed Water Seminar on Thursday, April 23, 2009 on the UW Seattle campus.
Christian Torgersen partcipated in a forum on monitoring public lands in Anchorage and Girdwood, Alaska on April 14-16, 2009. Christian and other presenters discussed features and key lessons from national and international monitoring programs that will assist in developing a regional monitoring program for Alaska wildlife refuges that is sensitive to climate-induced changes and accommodates refuge-specific issues. Christian also recently co-authored a paper "Variability of Coastal Cutthroat Trout Abundance and LiDAR-Derived Channel Morphometry in Headwater Catchments," which will be presented at the Western Division American Fisheries Society annual meeting on May 3-7, 2009 in Albuquerque, NM.

EFFORT TO INCREASE GRANT PROPOSALS TO FOUNDATIONS AND CORPORATIONS
Assistant Director for Advancement Caroline Rosevear writes, "UW Advancement is encouraging fundraisers across campus to make a special effort to submit grant proposals to private foundations and corporations over the next few months, and they are offering some research and proposal review help to Advancement staff. We would like to take advantage of the momentum and assistance they are offering by encouraging each of you to consider funders who might be ready for a letter of inquiry or proposal to support some aspect of your work and the College’s mission. We can help you determine if a funder is a good match for your project, and assist in writing the proposal. Please contact Tom Mentele, Wendy Kelley, or me if you would like to discuss ideas."

CIDR OFFERS WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHING STRATEGIES IN FACE OF BUDGET CUTS
During Spring Quarter the UW's Center for Instructional Development and Research (CIDR( will convene a series of working groups on topics related to planning courses for next year. Meetings are not planned as workshops but to provide a forum for discussion and problem solving among colleagues who share similar questions. Goals for these meetings are to:
Provide instructors with the opportunity to raise their own questions, learn what colleagues are doing, and get feedback from colleagues on their own ideas for next year.
Identify strategies and resources for teaching that already exist at UW and at other institutions Help CIDR learn what additional resources for teaching would be useful for us to develop.
For more information, see http://depts.washington.edu/cidrweb/change/groups.html.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Joseph O’Leary(PhD 1974) is dean of Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources in Ft. Collins, CO. Previously a professor and department head of the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University, he has been at Colorado State since 2001, and prior to that, on the faculty of Purdue University's Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.
Greg Rau (PhD 1974) is a senior researcher with the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, and is also affiliated with the Carbon Management Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. His research focuses on carbon cycling and biogeochemistry at cellular to global scales, including the development and evaluation of CO2 mitigation technologies.
Elizabeth Senear (BS 1974) is a commercial fisher in Cordova, AK. She has worked as a lab technician for the Prince William Sound Science Center and has served on the Cordova oil spill response fleet.
Laura Smith (MS 1974) is manager of the Monterey County Project for The Nature Conservancy in Monterey County, CA. Her career has included work with public natural resource agencies as well as over 20 years with The Nature Conservancy in Washington state and California.
Dennis Souto (MS 1974) is a forest entomologist with the USDA Forest Service in Durham, NH and has held that position since 1979. His work focuses on minimizing impacts of exotic forest insects through forest management practices, biological control, and insecticide applications. Dennis served in the Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa and was an entomologist for Weyerhaeuser Company in Klamath Falls, OR until moving to NH.
Howard Thronson (BS 1974). was chosen to fill the new position of Saint Martin’s University's, Lacey, WA, director of emergency management and security operations in October 2008. Thronson, who has resided in Thurston County since 1983, has more than 32 years of experience in fire, law enforcement, and emergency management. Thronson recently retired as a regional operations manager for WA Department of Natural Resources where he began his career fighting forest fires.
Paul Woodard (PhD 1977, MS 1974) is a professor of forest fire management and science in the University of Alberta’s Department of Renewable Resources in Edmonton, AB. His recent research has focused on the historical role of fire in the southern Rocky Mountain ecosystem and white spruce regeneration after fire in the Boreal forests of Alberta.
William Bauerle (MS 1997) went on to get a PhD at Cornell University. He is an associate professor of horticulture at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, where his research focuses on physiological characteristics of woody plants that ameliorate the effects of drought and thermal stress.
Kara Whittaker (PhD 2007) is a staff scientist and policy analyst for the Washington Forest Law Center in Seattle, WA.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See "Wyden's old-growth bill unveiled at timber meeting" for a Longview Daily News article referencing Jerry Franklin.
See "Study tracks where cougars roam in WA" for a KING 5 News story and video on research by Brian Kertson, PhD student, wildlife science.
See article by alum Dan Hinkley (MS 1985) in the Spring 2009 edition of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin, "Carpinus fangiana."

KUDOS
Kudos to Affiliate Professor Martin Raphael of the USFS PNW Lab in Olympia, who was recently one of the recipients of the USDA Forest Service's 2009 Wings across the Americas Research and Partnership Award for research on the habitat and ecology of the marbled murrelet. Other partners who will be recognized with him include alums Thomas Bloxton (MS 2002), also of the PNW Research Station, and Scott Pearson (PhD 1997) of the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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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) http://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 30, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING APRIL 11. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 11 APRIL UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS 10 AM-12:30 PM
"Plant Propagation," Rizanino Reyes, UW Botanic Gardens.

SATURDAY, 11 APRIL WPA PLANT SALE WPA,GRAHAM 10 AM- 2 PM
"Early Bloomers Plant Sale" to benefit the Washington Park Arboretum.

MONDAY, 13 APRIL FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
"Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals," Renata Bura.

MONDAY, 13 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A118 3:30 PM
"A Student's Guide to Becoming a Wildlife Professional: A case study of bear and cougar management in Washington state," Rich Beausoleil, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

TUESDAY, 14 APRIL WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Watershed Planning in Washington State: A decade of experience," Clare Ryan, UW College of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 14 APRIL CIG SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Simulations Climatiques, "Daniel Caya, Consortium Ouranos.

TUESDAY, 14 APRIL BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A102 4 PM
Biology Department Seminar, "Friday Harbor Laboratories Mini-symposium."

TUESDAY, 14 APRIL SEADOC SOCIETY LECTURE ORCAS IS,WA 7-8 PM
Seadoc Society Marine Science Lecture, "Pigeon Guillemots: Our resident sea birds," Joe Everson, WA Department of Fish &
Wildlife.

TUESDAY, 14 APRIL WHIDBEY INST LECTURE SERIES WHIDBEY IS,WA 7:30-9 PM
Whidbey Institute Lyceum 2009, Environmental Economics and Puget Sound, "Sustainable Agriculture: We can do it," Hector Saez, Washington State University.

WEDNESDAY, 15 APRIL HJ ANDREWS LTR SYMPOSIUM CORVALLIS,OR 9 AM-3 PM
"Using Innovative Approaches and Long-Term Research to Address Complex Socio-Ecological Questions."

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, 15-16 APRIL SALMON HABITAT CONFERENCE SHELTON,WA
Salmon Habitat Project Conference 2009, sponsored by WA Recreation and Conservation Office, Salmon Recovery Funding Board. See http://www.rco.wa.gov/srfb/conference.htm. CFR alum presenters and moderators include Tim Beechie (PhD 1998), Wendy Brown (MS 1999), Paul Cereghino (MS 2004), Byron Rot (MS 1995, BS 1993), Ashley Steel (PHD 1999, MS 1993), and Steve Toth (MS 1991).

THURSDAY, 16 APRIL NWFSC SEMINAR NWFSC AUDITORIUM 11 AM
"Killer Whale Tales: A Special NOAA Kids Day," Jeff Hogan, Killer Whale Tales Environmental Education.

THURSDAY, 16 APRIL SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Using Tiger Sharks to Protect and Restore Seagrass Meadows," Aaron Wirsing, UW
College of Forest Resources.

THURSDAY 16 APRIL NHS LECTURE SEATTLE,DUNN GARDEN 7:15-9:15 PM
Northwest Horticultural Society Lecture, "Introduction to Northwest Weather," Cliff Mass, UW Department of Atmospheric
Sciences.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 17-19 APRIL FAME GRAD STUDENT CONFERENCE VANCOUVER,BC
"Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems Graduate Student Conference," hosted by the University of British Columbia.

SATURDAY, 18 APRIL EARTH DAY AT ARBORETUM ARBORETUM 8:30 AM-3 PM
Earth Day at the Arboretum. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families are invited to join UW Botanic Gardens,
Student Conservation Association, and Seattle Parks for a day of fun projects at the Washington Park Arboretum. Get your
hands dirty for a cause removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and improving the Arboretum in a range of projects
for all ages and abilities. To sign up, contact Kristin Mitchell, kmitchell@thesca.org or 206.324.4649.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
April 20-23, 2009, Lewiston, ID, 33rd Annual National Indian Timber Symposium, "Branching Out: Opportunities to enhance management of tribal forests." Participants from the College include Ivan Eastin and Larry Mason. Alumni presenters include Faline Haven (BS 1995), Don Motanic (BS 1978), and Roger Ottmar (MS 1980).
April 22, 2009, Everett, WA, 7-8:30 p.m., Streamkeeper Academy course, "In the Company of Crows and Ravens," John Marzluff, UW College of Forest Resources.
May 2, 2009, Pacific Science Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., "Earth Revealed: A view of our planet from space." CFR's Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory will participate in this program (Monika Moskal will talk about using LiDAR to learn about tree structure and Meghan Halabisky will talk about monitoring the spatiotemporal heterogeneity of wetlands), along with scientists from other UW schools and departments.
May 9, 2009, Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest, UW Forest Club's Garb Day. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni invited. Buy tickets (students $15, $20 after April 15th; others, $20; children under 12, free) at Student and Academic Services, Anderson 130. For more information contact the Forest Club, pbandj@u.washington.edu.

CENTENNIAL GROVE DAY OF SERVICE
Assistant Director for Advancement Carolyn Rosevear writes, "We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the faculty, staff, and students who came out Saturday morning to do maintenance in the Centennial Grove at the Union Bay Natural Area.   We had perfect weather, and our volunteers were VERY enthusiastic in their blackberry removal. Tremendous progress was made! Ramona Hickey took some great photos, see http://www.flickr.com/photos/cofr/sets/72157616434780946/. Events like this require the cooperation of a large number of people. In particular, Kern Ewing, Doug Schmitt, and Justin Howell put in a lot of effort, and did so with ample good humor! Thank you for being there to guide the volunteers and to help orient the ESRM 100 students. We even had some passersby ask how they can get involved in similar clean-up efforts at the UBNA. Or maybe they were eyeing the pile of donuts that the CFRAA president Tom Hanson had provided. It was a really good event -– we hope to see you there next year!" Faculty, staff, students, alums, and friends of CFR who participated included Bruce Bare, Jon and Martha Diemer, Ara Erickson, Kern Ewing, Tom Hanson, Dan Handler, Ramona Hickey, Nate Hough-Snee, Ben Harrison, Justin Howell, Ralph Jenkins, Larry Maechler, Lindsay Malone, Tim McDonald, Tom Mentele, James Paxton, Alan Randall, Caroline Rosevear, Brooke Sargeant, Doug Schmitt, Patrick Sowers, Gonzalo Thienel Carrasco, Matt Weintraub, and Aaron Wirsing.

GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM UP AND STREAMING!
If you weren’t able to attend the CFR Graduate Student Symposium on March 6, 2009, you can stream what you missed at http://www.ruraltech.org/video/2009/CFR_GSS/index.asp. Presentations include research on restoration ecology, phytoremediation, wildlife science, soil science, and climate change effects, among other topics.

UW'S SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION (SER-UW) HAS NEW WEBSITE
Check out the new SER-UW website. This student organization exists to further the goals of SER International while providing students the opportunity to join a community of scholars, practitioners, and volunteers from across academic disciplines. SER-UW is one of two SER student guilds in the U.S.; the other being the University of Montana. The mission of SER International, http://www.ser.org/, is "to promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture." The Society for Ecological Restoration International Primer on Ecological Restoration defines ecological restoration as “the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.”

HOW TO BALANCE TIMBER HARVEST AND RESOURCES FOLLOWING WIDLFIRE
The U.S. Geological Survey sends along the following news item announcing research publication on timber harvest following wildfire (Jim Agee and Dave Peterson are among the co-authors). "Land managers in western North America often harvest salvageable timber following large wildfires, but concerns about its ecological effects have been raised. USGS ecologist David Pilliod and colleagues co-authored a new report that synthesizes scientific findings on the effects of post-fire timber harvest. The effects on forest ecosystems are difficult to establish because of variation in landscapes, fire severity, and timing and type of harvest activities. Logging reduces wildfire fuel over the long-term, but post-fire logging generally increases fire hazard and erosion in the first few years after logging. Logging may also affect cavity-nesting animals, depending on the intensity, pattern, and extent of tree and snag removal. Until a useful decision-support system for evaluating post-fire management alternatives has been developed, adjusting management practices in response to changing situations could facilitate the evaluation of long-term effects of different logging alternatives." Peterson, D.L., Agee, J.K., Aplet, G.H., Dykstra, D., Graham, R.T., Lehmkuhl, J.F., Pilliod, D.S., Potts, D.F., Powers, R.F., Stuart, J.D., 2009, Effects of Timber Harvest Following Wildfire in Western North America: USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station General Technical Report PNW-GTR-776, p. 1-51. Catalog No: 1767.

BUDGET MEETING WITH UW PROVOST AND STAFF
Members of the College administration discussed the College's FY 2010 budget reduction proposal with the Provost and her staff on April 3, 2009. Copies of the documents discussed are available at http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/collegeupdate2009.html.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Nora Mena (BS 1974) manages WA Department of Agriculture’s Livestock Nutrient Management Program in Olympia, WA.
Denise Mitten (BS 1974) went on to get an MS at Yale University and a PhD at the University of Minnesota. She is an associate professor of recreation, leisure services, and wellness at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. She began her career studying forest ecology; her research included growth and spacing studies for Douglas-Fir; safety, financial, and efficiency studies for forest industry field workers; and wood-fired power plant feasibility, leading to the building of the first wood-fired power plant in the U.S. in Burlington, VT. She has a special interest in the healing impact of being in natural environments, and has worked for over 30 years in adventure, outdoor, and environmental education with many populations, including women and youth, homeless people, survivors of abuse, and prisoners.
David Giblin (MS 1997) went on to get a PhD at the University of Missouri. He is the collections manager at the UW’s Herbarium at the Burke Museum. His research focuses on the floristics of Pacific Northwest vascular plants, with ongoing field work in the San Juan Islands and in the North Cascades and Mount Rainier national parks. He is also interested in documenting the diversity and distribution of aquatic vascular plants in Washington.
Aldo Compagnoni (MS 2008). Compagnoni is a PhD student in plant ecology at Utah State University in Logan, UT.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See Seattle Times article "Beloved Whidbey Island forest will grow on," referencing alum Shawn Connor (BS 2004).
For a Seattle Times article quoting UW Botanic Gardens' collections registrar Randall Hitchin, see "Pollen delivers allergy season on time,"

KUDOS
Kudos to forest soils PhD student Carol Shilling, who has just had a journal article published; she writes "The project I worked on two summers ago has been published and so now I am "famous." The article, "Grazing by Karenia brevis on Synechococcus enhances its growth rate and may help to sustain blooms" is in Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Vol. 55: 17–30, 2009. Authors are Patricia M. Glibert, JoAnn M. Burkholder, Todd M. Kana, Jeffrey Alexander, Hayley Skelton, and Carol Shilling.

Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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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) http://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 30, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING APRIL 4. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 4 APRIL CENTENNIAL GROVE WORK PARTY UWBG,UBNA 9 AM-3 PM
"CFR Centennial Grove Day of Service"; alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends invited to help maintain the
Centennial Grove in the Union Bay Natural Area.

SATURDAY, 4 APRIL MILLER LIBRARY BOOK SALE CUH,MERRILL 9 AM-3 PM
Elisabeth C. Miller Library Annual Garden Lovers' Book Sale. Proceeds are used to buy new books and journals for the
library.

MONDAY, 6 APRIL FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
CFR faculty meeting.

MONDAY, 7 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A118 3:30 PM
"Hot Spots in Cold Oceans: Why and where seabirds aggregate to forage and the conservation implications of these
aggregations," George Hunt, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

TUESDAY, 7 APRIL WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Water and Security in the Euphrates-Tigris Basin," Frederick Michael Lorenz, UW Jackson School of International Studies.

TUESDAY, 7 APRIL CIG SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "The Climate Policy Dilemma: Which way forward?" Richard Slaughter, Richard Slaughter
Associates.

TUESDAY, 7 APRIL SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Mapping Seabed Habitats and Biodiversity on the Continental Shelf of the Great Barrier Reef," Roland Pitcher, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization.

TUESDAY, 7 APRIL BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A102 4 PM
Biology Department Seminar, "Origin and Early Evolution of Whales: Profound transition from land to sea," Philip Gingerich, University of Michigan.

TUESDAY, 7 APRIL DAN HINKLEY LECTURE UW TOWER AUDITORIUM 7-9 PM
Join CFR alum Dan Hinkley (MS 1985) for a fun look at his trip to China to collect plants for the Washington Park Arboretum's new Pacific Connections Garden. The presentation is the first in a series of special programs honoring the Arboretum's 75th anniversary.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 SCIENCE ON TAP LECTURE TS MCHUGH'S 7:30 PM
"Climate Research in the Space Age," Gary Logerleof, Earth and Space Research. Expert on satellite remote sensing will speak on recent findings about sea level rise, polar ice caps, and ocean circulation.

TUESDAY, 7 APRIL WHIDBEY INST LECTURE SERIES WHIDBEY IS,WA 7:30-9 PM
Whidbey Institute Lyceum 2009, Environmental Economics and Puget Sound, "Forest Values: Finding the balance," John
Perez-Garcia, UW College of Forest Resources.

WEDNESDAY, 8 APRIL CIG SEMINAR ATM SCI-GEO 310C 3:30-5 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Change We Can't Live Without: The theory and practice of motivating people and organizations about climate change," Robert Doppelt, University of Oregon.

WEDNESDAY 9 APRIL NHS LECTURE CUH,NHS HALL 7:15-9:15 PM
Northwest Horticultural Society Lecture Series, "Landscape Lighting," Janet Moyer, lighting designer.

THURSDAY, 9 APRIL NWFSC SEMINAR NWFSC AUDITORIUM 11 AM
"Transport of Toxic Dinoflagellates via Ships Ballast Water: Bioeconomic risk assessment and efficacy of possible ballast water management strategies," Gustaaf M. Hallegraeff, University of Tasmania.

THURSDAY, 9 APRIL SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "ENSO and the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation: A paradigm for Pacific climate variability.." Manu DiLorenzo, Georgia Institute of Technology.

FRIDAY, 10 APRIL RECP MEETING ANDERSON 207 2-3 PM
Faculty meeting re: RCEP process for the College of Forest Resources with UW Provost Wise and CoENV Interim Dean Hartman.

SATURDAY, 11 APRIL UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS 10 AM-12:30 PM
"Plant Propagation," Rizanino Reyes, UW Botanic Gardens.

SATURDAY, 11 APRIL WPA PLANT SALE WPA,GRAHAM 10 AM- 2 PM
"Early Bloomers Plant Sale" to benefit the Washington Park Arboretum.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
April 15-16, 2009, Shelton, WA, Salmon Habitat Project Conference 2009, sponsored by WA Recreation and Conservation Office, Salmon Recovery Funding Board. See . CFR alum presenters and moderators include Tim Beechie (PhD 1998), Wendy Brown (MS 1999), Paul Cereghino (MS 2004), Byron Rot (MS 1995, BS 1993), Ashley Steel (PHD 1999, MS 1993), and Steve Toth (MS 1991).
April 17-19, 2009, Vancouver, BC, "Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems Graduate Student Conference," hosted by the University of British Columbia.
Saturday, April 18, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington Park Arboretum, Earth Day at the Arboretum. All students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families are invited to join UW Botanic Gardens, Student Conservation Association, and Seattle Parks for a day of fun projects at the Washington Park Arboretum. Get your hands dirty for a cause removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and improving the Arboretum in a range of projects for all ages and abilities. To sign up, contact Kristin Mitchell, kmitchell@thesca.org or 206.324.4649.
April 20-23, 2009, Lewiston, ID, 33rd Annual National Indian Timber Symposium, "Branching Out: Opportunities to enhance management of tribal forests." Participants from the College include Ivan Eastin and Larry Mason. Alumni presenters include Faline Haven (BS 1995), Don Motanic (BS 1978), and Roger Ottmar (MS 1980).

SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR INTERIM DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES FORMED
The following message from UW Provost Phyllis Wise concerns the upcoming RCEP proposal to reorganize the College of
Forest Resources into a School of Forest Resources (SFR) within the UW's College of the Environment, and the search for an Interim Director of the SFR:
"Dean Bruce Bare will complete his term as Dean of the College of Forest Resources on June 30, 2009. We are all indebted to him for his service as Dean for the past eight years. As you are aware, the UW's process for reorganization, consolidation, and elimination of programs (RCEP) has been initiated to review reorganizing the College of Forest Resources into a School within the College of the Environment. Since the vote of the CFR faculty was strongly supportive of the College's move into the College of the Environment, I anticipate that this process will be smooth and will be complete by the end of the spring quarter. When Dean Bare steps out of the deanship, I will name an Interim Director of the School of Forest Resources. Our goal is to initiate a search for a permanent Director during the 2009-10 academic year; of course, given budgetary constraints and based on the progress of that search, the Interim Director might serve longer. To insure continuing strong leadership during the transition, I am initiating an internal search now for the selection of the Interim Director, who will report to the Interim Dean of the College of the Environment. Below is the advisory search committee, which is charged to seek the input of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and affiliates and to review and interview candidates.
Ron Irving, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, Chair
Jane Atkins, Graduate Student, College of Forest Resources
Loveday Conquest, Professor, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Sarah Reichard, Associate Professor, College of Forest Resources
Michelle Trudeau, Director, Student & Academic Services, College of Forest Resources
Eric Turnblom, Associate Professor, College of Forest Resources
A position description will be circulated soon. Nominations and applications should be submitted no later than May 1, 2009 to: Patricia Huling, Assistant Provost, Office of the Provost, Box 351237, huling@u.washington.edu, 206.543.7632. Thank you for your support in this important process. With your assistance we will be positioned to select an Interim Director who will provide essential transitional leadership."

GARB DAY SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 9
The Forest Club has scheduled this year's Garb Day festivities for Saturday, May 9, at the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest. The Club extends a warm welcome to all alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Purchase your tickets in the Office of Student and Academic Services, Anderson 116/130.
Tickets for students (which includes transportation): before April 15, $15; after April 15, $20
Tickets for everyone else: $20; children under 12, free
Ample tent space; cabin bunk is an extra $7 For more information contact the Forest Club at pbandj@u.washington.edu.

UW'S 5TH ANNUAL TEACHING AND LEARNING SYMPOSIUM
The Annual UW Teaching and Learning Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom. The symposium will provide you with opportunities to interact with UW instructors who are actively engaged in examining teaching and learning in their disciplines. It will open with a keynote address by Mary Pat Wenderoth, UW Department of Biology. The keynote address will be followed by 51 concurrent poster sessions and presentations, featuring the innovative work of faculty, staff, and TAs on all three UW campuses. Come and see what your colleagues have been discovering about teaching and learning! Participants from the College include Dorothy Paun and graduate student Amy Lambert.

NEWS FROM UNION BAY NATURAL AREA
UW Botanic Gardens has announced the removal of two hazardous Black poplar trees (Populus trichocarpa) on the southeast side of the UBNA loop trail. One is a hazard due to a small amount of beaver damage; it is leaning over the trail and could potentially fall on pedestrians. The second has significant beaver damage and will be removed to control its fall. The stumps of both trees will be shaped to mimic beaver herbivory.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Nicholas Efstathiadis (MS 1974) directs the Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food and is president of the non-profit Society for the Environment and Sustainability on Earth (SENSE). He lives in Athens, Greece.
David Harry (BS 1974) went on to get MS and PhD degrees at the University of California, Berkeley and is the president and founder of Genetic Foundations in Philomath, OR, a genetic and genomics consulting firm.
Ronald Hirschi (BS 1974) is a wildlife ecologist and children's book author based in Port Hadlock, WA. He was a wildlife biologist for the WA Department of Fish & Wildlife and has also worked as a fisheries biologist for the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe.
Jeffrey Houck (BS 1974) went on to get an MEd at Central Washington University. He is a sixth grade math and humanities teacher at Kittitas Middle School in Kittitas, WA, where he has been teaching for over 21 years.
Wendy Brown (MS 1999) has been with the WA Department of Natural Resources for the past seven years, working on invasive species management and policy. Specific projects have included spartina control and monitoring in Willapa Bay, tunicate response in Hood Canal, and management of phragmites in eastern Washington. Before her work in state government, she worked in the private sector on environmental management projects for the U.S. Army.
Paul Cereghino (MS 2004) is a marine habitat specialist at the NOAA Restoration Center in Seattle, where he has been developing regional conservation plans and implementation strategies as part of the Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership.
Victoria Poling (BS 2004) is assistant manager at the Wooden Boat Chandlery in Port Townsend, WA. She returned to Port Townsend (her home town) in August 2008 after sailing schooners and square-riggers on both U.S. coasts as a deckhand/educator, engineer, and first mate. She has built skin and frame kayaks and has taught kayak building on Nuchek Island in Alaska's Prince William Sound.
Jessica Taylor (MS 2008) is a soil conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Walla Walla, WA field office. She writes, "It's a great job, I like working with the farmers, they are as into keeping the soil out of the creeks as I am. Makes for a good working relationship."

CFR IN THE MEDIA
UW News & Information has issued a press release on the College's report to the Legislature on working forest retention; see
"State may have brief window to slow loss of working forests to development." The story is currently featured on the UW home page.
See "Sapling of historic tree joins Capitol Campus landscape," for a story referencing alum Bob Van Pelt (PhD 1995).
See "Unveiling the beautiful, fragile world of rainforest treetop ecosystems" for a video of alum Nalini Nadkarni's (PhD 1983) talk at the February 2009 Technology, Education, and Design Conference in Long Beach, CA.
University Week has a short feature on upcoming talk by Dan Hinkley at UW Tower Auditorium; see "Plantsman Hinkley's slide show April 7 launches arboretum's 75th celebration."

KUDOS
Amanda Davis sends thanks and kudos to her Ride in the Rain teammates Jane Atkins, Susan Bolton, Kathleen De Maria, Shannon Ewanick, Keala Hagmann, Michael Hannam, Dave Hays, Lisa Lai, and Jorge Tomasevic. "Our CFR team, the Tree Huggers, came in third place campuswide for 'most new recruits to Ride in the Rain,' thanks to their word of mouth and their dedication to commute on their bikes in the rain and snow. Also worth noting are all of those in CFR who participated in Ride in the Rain this year – we were second only to the Evans School in numbers of cyclists."

Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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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) http://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