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The Straight Grain
Volume 34, Number 6

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING MAY 2. Check out the SFR events calendar  for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SUNDAY, 2 MAY    NW NATIONAL PARK FAMILY DAY   SEWARD PARK  10 AM-3 PM
The National Parks Conservation Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, is hosting the first-ever Northwest National Park Family Day.

SUNDAY, 2 MAY     MUSHROOM MAYNIA     BURKE MUSEUM    10 AM-4PM
3rd annual Mushroom Maynia -- bring in mushrooms for identification, join in demonstrations of mushroom cultivation, listen to talks on mushroom collection and their place in our ecology, taste yummy mushroom specialties, and join in craft projects for children and adults. Presented by the Burke Museum, the Puget Sound Mycological Society, and the Daniel E. Stuntz Memorial Foundation.

SUNDAY, 2 MAY    UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION    WPA, GRAHAM    11 AM OR 1 PM
Free guided walks at the Washington Park Arboretum led by experienced, trained, knowledgeable, and engaging docents. The 11 am tours of each month are themed tours. May's theme is Azalea Way.

MONDAY, 3 MAY   WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR     FISH SCI 102   3:30 PM
"Demography, Gene Flow, and Nest Predatory Behavior of the Common Raven (Corvus corax) in a Temperate Rainforest," William Webb, UW School of Forst Resources. Seminar is a dissertatioin defense; Committee Chair: John Marzluff.

TUESDAY, 4 MAY     WATER CENTER SEMINAR   MGH 389   8:30-9:20 AM
"Estimating Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Indirect Water Use Changes," Joyce Cooper, UW Department of Mechanical Engineering.

TUESDAY, 4 MAY     CIG SEMINAR     ACC 120    1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Reframing the Discussion of Global Warming and Climate Impacts," Mike Wallace, UW Department of Atmospheriec Sciences. See also related Seattle Times guest column, "Beyond Climate Change:
Reframing the dialogue over environmental issues."

TUESDAY, 4 MAY     BIOLOGY SEMINAR    PHYS/ASTRO A102        4 PM
"Incorporating Evolutionary History with Contemporary Experiments to Address Ecological Questions about Plant Niches," Sharon Strauss, University of California, Davis.

TUESDAY, 4 MAY     SCIENCE ON TAP   TS MCHUGH'S    7:30 PM
"Great Windstorms of the Pacific Northwest," Clifford Maas, UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences.  See http://www.scienceontap.org/.

WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY    MS DEFENSE     ANDERSON 22     10 AM
"Mitigation of Climate Change through Land Reclamation with Biosolids, Andrew Trlica; Committee Chair: Sally Brown.

WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY   WA BUTTERFLY ASSOC     UWBG,CUH     7 PM
"Identifying Swallowtails, Whites, and Sulphurs of Washington," David Droppers (BS 2009), UW School of Forest Resources. See
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaws/meetings.htm.

THURSDAY, 6 MAY   MS DEFENSE      ANDERSON 22    11 AM
"Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Chinook salmon Redds from Historical and Current Aerial Surveys on the CowlitzRiver, Washington," Katherine Murray; Committee Chair: Christian Torgersen.

THURSDAY, 6 MAY     NWFSC SEMINAR     NWFSC CENTER     11 AM
"The Distinctive Ecology and Population Structure of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Pacific Northwest: Implications for risk
assessment and early warning systems,"  Rohinee Paranjpye, NW Fisheries Science Center.

THURSDAY, 6 MAY  SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS SEMINAR  HSB T-435 12:30-1:30 PM
"Communicating Science to Non-scientific Audiences," Deborah Illman, UW School of Oceanography.

THURSDAY, 6 MAY    STARKER LECTURE SERIES    CORVALLIS, OR   3:30-5  PM
Starker Lecture Series on Ecosystem Services from Forests and Farms, "Next Generation Conservation: Investing in ecosystem wervices," Sally Collins, USDA Office of Environmental Markets.

THURSDAY, 6 MAY     SAFS SEMINAR    FISH SCI 102   4-5 PM
"Combining Proximate and Ultimate Approaches to Understand Life History Variation in Steelhead Trout with Application to Stream Flow Management," Marc Mangel, University of California, Santa Cruz.

THURSDAY, 6 MAY    SOUND CONSERVATIONS   SEATTLE AQUARIUM   7 PM
"Spicing Up the Waterways of Puget Sound," Rick Keil,UW School of Oceanography.

THURSDAY, 6 MAY     TOWN HALL LECTURE      SEATTLE,TOWN HALL  7:30-9 PM
"Managing Nature Globally," Paul Collier, Oxford University.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Tuesday-Thursday, May 11-13, 2010, UW HUB, Tribal Renewable Energy Research Workshop. 
Wednesday-Friday, May 12-14, 2010, LaConner, WA, WA Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting, "Opportunities and Challenges in Uncertain Times." SFR participants include Ivan Eastin, Gret Ettl, Elaine Oneil, Kristiina Vogt, and alums Ann Burns (BS 1971), Bruce Larson (PhD 1982), Ralph Riley (BS 1981), and Gary Ritchie (PhD 1971, MS 1966).
Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16, 2010, Eatonville, WA, Garb Day at Pack Forest. Buy your tickets now at SFR Student Services, $10 before May 1st; $15 after May 1st.  Free transportation included in ticket price. Activities include salmon bake, live music, games, and prizes.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 12-1 p.m., Portland, OR, Illahee Lecture Series, Power and Change: "The Power of Nature: Mount St. Helens, 1980-2010," Jerry Franklin, UW School of Forest Resources; Ursula Le Guin, author; and Gary Snyder, poet.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 1-5 p.m., UW Botanic Gardens, Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Forests and the Health of Puget Sound."
Friday, May 21, 2010, 12 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Gates Hall, UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Saturday, May 22, 2010, Centennial Grove Service Day and FRAA Meeting Please join us in the Union Bay Natural Area at the Center for Urban Horticulture as we do some annual maintenance in the Centennial Grove, followed by pizza and a brief FRAA meeting to discuss award nominees for FRAA fall event.
Friday-Saturday, May 21-22, 2010, BioBlitz at the Washington Park Arboretum. See also notice in ANNOUNCEMENTS, below.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 207 Anderson, SFR Annual Recognition Event.  Stay tuned for details!
June 11, 2010, SFR graduation celebration.

PRESIDENT EMMERT TO LEAVE UW
UW President Mark Emmert writes, "It is with very mixed emotions that I am writing to let you know that today I have accepted the presidency of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  When I came home to the University of Washington in 2004, I knew there was no other university that I would want to be president of, and that remains true today after the six wonderful years DeLaine and I have enjoyed serving our alma mater. I am proud of the work we have done together and absent this truly extraordinary opportunity would have been happy continuing as president for many years to come.  See full text of message online.

SPRING 2010 ISSUE OF SFR-UWAA E-NEWS
We are pleased to announce that the Spring 2010 issue of the School of Forest Resources/UWAA E-news is now. The Spring issue has articles about woody biomass research conducted by the Olympic Natural Resources Center, SFR's contributions over the year's to the UW's "Tree Campus USA" designation, an alumni profile of Jeanette Dorner (MS 1999), and more. The E-newsletter is a cooperative project of the School and the UW Alumni Association and is sent to alumni and donors with valid email
addresses. The newsletter fulfills an objective developed at the 2008 All-College strategic planning meeting, "Develop and distribute an external e-newsletter featuring the breadth of CFR activities." This objective was one of several under the three year goal, "Create a positive public image, both on and off campus." The newsletter is produced at least twice yearly. Your input on potential alumni profiles and stories about SFR research, teaching, and outreach that help create a positive image for our School is welcome! Take a look at past issues at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/news_SFR_UWAAe-newsletter.shtml.

"CLIMATE, FORESTS, AND FUTURE: A VIEW FROM TREELINE" ON STREAMING VIDEO
For those who missed Dave Peterson's Sustaining our Northwest World lecture, "Climate, Forests, and Future: A View from Treeline," now's your chance to watch it on UWTV or to watch it via streaming video online.

RARE CARE'S LATEST NEWSLETTER NOW ONLINE
The Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Rare Plant Press, the newsletter of the Rare Care and Conservation program is now online.  The issue features a story on a biocontrol agent of the the noxious weed houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale), a root weevil called Mogulones cruciger, that appears to have made its way into Washington State from neighboring British Columbia. There is some concern that this biocontrol agent may attack other members of the borage family, most notably the endangered showy stickseed (Hackelia venusta). Thanks to UW Botanic Garden's Jennifer Youngman for an additional link not included in the biocontrol article; see http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nurspest/Mogulones_Cruciger.pdf.

NEW EDITION OF FOREST HEALTH BOOK
Waveland Press, Inc. has just published the second edition of Forest Health and Protection by Robert L. Edmonds, James K. Agee, and Robert I. Gara. The book is widely recognized as the best treatment of the technical issues concerning forest health and forest protection, and the original edition was the first to treat fire, wind, insects, and diseases as well as their interactions holistically.

UW FACULTY AND ALUMSPARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCES, MEETINGS
Eric Turnblom was among SFR faculty attending the Center for Advanced Forestry Systems Advisory Board meeting,
April 27-29, 2010 in Indianapolis, IN.
SFR participants in the International Symposium, "A Tale of Two Cedars: Western Redcedar and Yellow-Cedar,"
May 25-28, 2010, in Victoria, BC will include faculty Ivan Eastin, Bob Edmonds, Greg Ettl, and Jerry Franklin; and alums Connie Harrington (PhD 1984), Andrew Larson (PhD 2009, BS 2003), and Robin Lesher (PhD 2005).

BIOBLITZ AT THE ARBORETUM
UW Botanic Gardens and tne Washington Naturemapping Program, with generous support from the Arboretum Foundation, will involve teams of scientists, students, and inquisitive citizens in a BioBlitz on May 21-22, 2010 in an attempt to inventory all the life they can find in the Washington Park Arboretum's north end.  A BioBlitz is an intensive one or two-day biological inventory in a given area, often an urban park or a nature reserve and is meant to catalog as much biological diversity as possible in a concentrated period of time and defined area. Conducted since the mid-1990s, BioBlitzes bring many "ologists," together with citizen-scientists to identify and document plants, insects, birds, bats, chipmunks, lizards, mushrooms, mice, and even bacteria. A Bioblitz also raises awareness of the incredible biodiversity in even a small area, and the importance of conserving this diversity. The Arboretum BioBlitz will occur on Friday-Saturday, May 21-22, 2010, from 3 p.m. on Friday to 3 p.m. on Saturday, with an open house for the public from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the Graham Visitor Center and Greenhouse. Food will be provided for volunteers and the Visitor Center will be available for those who want to "camp" out Friday night. This inventory of the Arboretum's north end, and especially Foster Island, is important because of the anticipated impacts of I-520 expansion and because of ongoing salmon stream restoration efforts. For more information, contact Patrick Mulligan at 206.616.3381 or simsigan@uw.edu.  Taxonomic experts should contact Karen Dvornich at 206.616.2031 or vicon@uw.edu.  More information and participation forms
are available at http://depts.washington.edu/natmap/bioblitz/wpa/.

PLEASE TAKE EXTRA CARE -- DON'T PUT PLASTIC BAGS IN COMPOST BIN
Sally Morgan writes, "Cedar Grove has complained to the UW recycling program about our food waste receptacle containing plastic bags. Please do not use plastic bags to store your food waste in or line the receptacles with unless they are biodegradable. I thought we were doing really well on the food waste (and definitely ahead of most of the campus), but now it seems we are still part of the problem, rather than part of the solution. Thank about what you put in the food waste receptacle!"

ALUMNI UPDATES
Robert Paddock (MS 1962) is a consulting forester in Augusta, WI.  He retired after 32 years with the USDA Forest Service working in national forests in five states, including in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest.
John Balatinecz (MS 1963) went on to get a PhD at the University of Toronto, where he is an emeritus professor of wood science and forest products. On the faculty from 1966 to 1998, he was instrumental in setting up an undergraduate program in wood science in 1966 and conducted research on wood fiber science, natural fiber composites, and recycling of wood, paper, and plastics. During the 1990s he led a team of interdisciplinary researchers to develop a new class of high value composite products from waste wood fiber and thermoplastic polymers.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See "Research shows part of Alaska inundated by ancient megafloods," a UW News and Information press release featuring research by PhD student Michael Wiedmer.

KUDOS
Kudos to Susan Bolton, who will be honored at the College of Engineering’s Diamond Awards Banquet on May 7, 2010 for her work as a faculty mentor for the UW student chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Over the last four years, Susan has mentored more than 150 UW students as they work with villagers in a remote, mountainous region of Bolivia to implement sustainable engineering solutions for improving quality of life and increasing access to schools, markets, and health clinics.
Kudos to MS student Stephan Gmur, whose research abstract and presentation at the April 21, 2010 annual meeting of the WA Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems (WAURISA) in Tacoma, WA was voted the best presentation and won the first place award of $1000. The research was conducted while Stephan was studying at the University of Idaho. Adds Dan Vogt, "Stephan is now working on an exciting project with me, L. Monika Moskal, and Darlene Zabowski to determine if we can use hyperspectral remote sensing to assess forest soil quality. He is doing great work and is an asset to other students needing help with GIS."
Jorge Ramos sends along kudos to Amanda Davis, "for being such a great support for graduate students before graduation!"

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
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 34, Number 5

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING APRIL 24. Check out the SFR events calendar  for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 24 APRIL     EARTH DAY PROJECT AT WPA    WPA   9 AM-3 PM
Student Conservation Society's Earth Day volunteer projects at the Washington Park Arboretum.  Get your hands dirty removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and trail work to improve the Arboretum.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 24-25 APRIL  FLORABUNDANCE SALE   MAGNUSON CTR,BLDG 30
Washington Park Arborteum's annual plant sale, FlorAbundance, returns to Building 30 of the Warren G. Magnuson Park Special Events Center on Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m and Sunday, April 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

MONDAY, 26 APRIL   WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR     FISH SCI 102   3:30 PM
"Orcas, Scat, and Dogs: Non-invasive physiological monitoring of southern resident killer whales," Katherine Ayres, UW Department of Biology.

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 26-29 APRIL   WILDLAND FIRE CONFERENCE   SAN ANTONIO, TX
Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 26-30 APRIL      ASPRS CONFERENCE       SAN DIEGO, CA
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Conference, "Opportunities for Emerging Geospatial Technologies." SFR participants include L. Monika Moskal, Jeff Richardson, and alum Todd Erdody (MS 2009).

TUESDAY, 27 APRIL     WATER CENTER SEMINAR   MGH 389   8:30-9:20 AM
Salmon Recovery Mini-Series on Planning, Science, Implementation, and Monitoring in the Snoqualmie River: "From Feasibility to Monitoring: Challenges of implementing large-scale floodplain restoration, Snoqualmie mainstem," Dan Eastman and Josh Latteral, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.

TUESDAY, 27 APRIL      FOSEP SEMINAR      HSB K-069    10-11:30 AM
Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (FOSEP) seminar, "The Current Political Climate for Science and Technology Policy," Toby Smith, Association of American Universities.

TUESDAY, 27 APRIL    INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY LECTURE   AND 22   11:30 AM
International Forestry Student Association lunchtime lecture, "Forestry and Society in Moldova," Vitalie Gulca, State Agricultural University of Moldova.

TUESDAY, 27 APRIL       CIG SEMINAR       ACC 120      1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Drawing Down CO2 by 2030 to Back Out of the Danger Zone for Abrupt Climate Shifts," William Calvin, UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science (emeritus).

TUESDAY, 27 APRIL   MOUNTAINEERS PROGRAM       MOUNTAINEERS CTR   7 PM
"Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest," Amy Gulick, nature photogapher and author.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 27-28 APRIL     YOSEMITE FIRE SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM    YOSEMITE,CA
3rd Biennial Yosemite Fire Science Symposium. SFR participants include Jim Lutz.

THURSDAY, 29 APRIL     NWFSC SEMINAR     NWFSC CENTER     11 AM
"Hybridization between Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Introduced Rainbow Trout: Genomic extinction or adaptive evolution?," Clint Muhlfeld, USGS.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Tuesday-Thursday, May 11-13, 2010, UW HUB, Tribal Renewable Energy Research Workshop. 
Wednesday-Friday, May 12-14, 2010, LaConner, WA, WA Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting, "Opportunities and Challenges in Uncertain Times." SFR participants include Ivan Eastin, Gret Ettl, Elaine Oneil, Kristiina Vogt, and alums Ann Burns (BS 1971), Bruce Larson (PhD 1982), Ralph Riley (BS 1981), and Gary Ritchie (PhD 1971, MS 1966).
Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16, 2010, Eatonville, WA, Garb Day at Pack Forest. Buy your tickets now at SFR Student Services, $10 before May 1st; $15 after May 1st.  Free transportation included in ticket price. Activities include salmon bake, live music, games, and prizes.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 12-1 p.m., Portland, OR, Illahee Lecture Series, Power and Change: "The Power of Nature: Mount St. Helens, 1980-2010," Jerry Franklin, UW School of Forest Resources; Ursula Le Guin, author; and Gary Snyder, poet.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 1-5 p.m., UW Botanic Gardens, Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Forests and the Health of Puget Sound."
Friday, May 21, 2010, 12 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Gates Hall, UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS MARCH 2010
"Regional Native Seed Project"; PI: John Bakker; sponsor: The Nature Conservancy; amount: $11,888.
"Life Cycle Assessment of Forest Carbon Balance of Silvicultural Regimes"; PI: Dave Briggs; sponsor: National Council for Air and Stream Improvement; amount: $15,004.
"Development of a Process-based Plant Growth Model for Garlic"; PI: Soo Kim; sponsor: Korean National Center for Agricultural Meteorology; amount: $25,000.

UW FACULTY,STAFF, STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCES, MEETINGS
Graduate student Katie Murphy was a speaker in the UW's Engage: the Science Speaker series, on April 21, 2010; she spoke on "The Importance of Plants in our Urban Environments." The series is a pilot program where PhD students build their skills of communicating with the public about their work.
SFR participants in the UW's April 20, 2010 Teaching and Learning Symposium included Dorothy Paun, Julie Combs, Gus Jesperson, and Alicia Robbins.

NEW WEBSITES FOR UW BOTANIC GARDENS AND NW ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM
Take some time to explore recent website redesigns for two SFR units -- UW Botanic Garden's redesigned site is at http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/, and the Northwest Environmental Forum's redesigned site is at
http://www.nwenvironmentalforum.org/.

COENV NEWS
As the College of the Environment (CoEnv) approaches the end of its inaugural year, it has announced that it is seeking nominations for awards to honor members of the CoEnv community who have demonstrated outstanding service and dedication. For information on the awards and the nomination process, see awards:http://coenv.washington.edu/admingateway/awards/index.shtml.
The election of Faculty Senators from CoEnv is completed; the Senators for the term beginning September 16, 2010 are:
Lorenz Hauser, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences; Christopher Bretherton, Atmospheric Sciences; Alan Gillespie, Earth and Space Sciences; Sandor Toth, School of Forest Resources; and Charles Nittrouer, School of Oceanography. Having been duly elected to the Senate, these individuals are now under consideration by the Nominating Committee for a position on the Senate
Executive Committee.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Jerome Gelock (MS 1967) worked as a district ranger for the USDA Forest Service’s Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National forest in Mountain View, WY, and then as assistant parks director for Kern County, CA.  He is retired and lives in Bakersfield, CA.
Donald Mellison (BS 1967) is a contract natural resources specialist for the Oregon Department of Forestry.  He lives in Hammond, OR.
Roger Underwood (MS 1967) worked as a forester for Western Australia Forests for 25 years, moving through positions as Divisional Forest Officer, Regional Superintendent, and Research Superintendent before becoming General Manager of Western Australia’s Department of Conservation and Land Management. He was awarded the N.W. Jolly Medal in 2008, the Institute of Foresters of Australia’s highest and most prestigious honor for outstanding service to the profession of forestry in Australia.  He is chair of the "Bush Fire Front," an alliance against bushfire damage in Western Australia.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See UW Daily photo essay featuring ESRM 315, Natural Resource Issues, fieldtrip, "Into the Woods." 
For a Wired Science web article on Kathy Wolf's research, see "Creating a map of the urban forest: One tree at a time."
See article on the Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program in the most recent Arboretum Foundation Bulletin, "Caring for the rarest of the rare."

KUDOS
Kudos to Lois Fink, co-recipient of Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's Northwest's Region Mike McReady/Ashley O'Connor Annual Award, which was presented to Lois and co-recipient State Represenative Marko Liias "for their tremendous dedication to the passing of Washington's first Restroom Access Act."

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
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html



"Bringing them back: Restoring willdlife habitat on the Duwamish River," produced by Jennifer Leach (MS 2007, BS 2004) and featuring Kara Whittaker (PhD 2007)

The Straight Grain
Volume 34, Number 3

Events
Announcements
Kudos

Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING APRIL 19. Check out the SFR events calendar at for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other
public events.

MONDAY, 19 APRIL   UWBG PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION   WPA,GRAHAM   10 AM-12 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Pro Hort Program, "What's Killing My Tree?: Or how to recognize common plant diseases," Marianne Elliott, WSU Extension Plant Pathologist and SFR alum (PhD 2005, MS 1999). Course for professionals on how to ID common diseases of woody plants and how to tell the difference between damage caused by disease and other factors such as insects, poor management practices, and weather. $30, preregister by contacting Jean
Robins, 206.685.8033, jrobins@uw.edu.

MONDAY, 19 APRIL   WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR FISH SCI 102   3:30 PM
"Mortality of Trumpeter Swans through Ingestion of Spent Lead Shot in Northwestern Washington and Southeastern BC: Sources and mitigation," Michael Smith, UW School of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 19 APRIL     SCIENCE STUDIES LECTURE    CMU 120   4-6 PM
Science Study Network Speaker Series: Representations, "Synthetic Biology, Political Spirituality: Reflections on some actual things," Paul Rabinow, University of California, Berkeley. The series explore both the practices of representing Nature in the sciences and the ways in which science serves to represent diverse communities and cultural perspectives in the study of the natural world.  

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 19-22 APRIL   INDIAN TIMBER SYMPOSIUM   MESCALERO, NM
Annual National Indian Timber Symposium, "Thinking Beyond the Mill." Participants include alums Faline Haven (BS 1995) and Phil Rigdon (BS 1996).

TUESDAY, 20 APRIL     WATER CENTER SEMINAR   MGH 389   8:30-9:20 AM
Salmon Recovery Mini-Series on Planning, Science, Implementation, and Monitoring in the Snoqualmie River: "From Feasibility to Monitoring: Challenges of implementing large-scale floodplain restoration projects, Lower Tolt River," Brent Lackey, Seattle Public Utilities; and Josh Latteral, King County Department of Natural Resources.

TUESDAY, 20 APRIL       CIG SEMINAR       ACC 120      1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Uncertainties in Climate Projections Caused by Aerosol Effects: Do we know enough now to move ahead with control of greenhouse gas emissions?," Robert Charlson, UW Atmospheric Sciences.

TUESDAY, 20 APRIL    ENERGY FUTURE LECTURE    KANE 130    6:30 PM
Energy Future Lecture Series, "Sustainable Energy: Without the hot air," David J.C. MacKay, Cambridge University.

WEDNESDAY, 21 APRIL    PROVOST DISTINGUISHED LECTURE  KANE 130   7 PM
2010 Provost Distinguished Lecture, "City in Five Acts," Daniel Friedman, Dean, UW College of Built Environments.

WEDNESDAY, 21 APRIL    CETACEAN SOCIETY LECTURE   PHINNEY CTR  7:30 PM
"Pups on the Beach: Seal sitters keep watch over urban seals," Robin Lindsey,wildlife photographer; and Leo Shaw, Seattle Aquarium.  See http://www.acspugetsound.org/speakers/index.html.

THURSDAY, 22 APRIL     NWFSC SEMINAR     NWFSC CENTER     11 AM
"Environmental Pathogens in Oceans and Reservoirs," Erin Lipp, University of Georgia.

THURSDAY, 22 APRIL    STARKER LECTURE SERIES   CORVALLIS,OR   3:30-5 PM
Starker Lecture Series on Ecosystem Services from Forests and Farms: "Ecosystem Services from Forest lands: The Oregon approach," Ted Lorensen, retired, former Assistant State Forester and SFR alum (BS 1977)

THURSDAY, 22 APRIL     SAFS SEMINAR    FISH SCI 102   4-5 PM
"Aquaculture Needs You! Putting Solid Science into the Sustainable Aquaculture Debate," Ronald Hardy, University of Idaho.

FRIDAY, 23 APRIL    DISTINGUISHED ALUM SEMINAR   AND 207  2-4 PM
SFR Distinguished Alumni Seminar, "On the Shoulders: An interdisciplinary life in conservation, science, and politics," Gary Machlis, Professor of Conservation in the University of Idaho's Department of Forest Resouces and Science Advisor to the Director, National Park Service.

SATURDAY, 24 APRIL     EARTH DAY PROJECT AT WPA    WPA   9 AM-3 PM
Student Conservation Society's Earth Day volunteer projects. Get your hands dirty removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and trail work to improve the Arboretum.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 24-25 APRIL  FLORABUNDANCE SALE   MAGNUSON CTR,BLDG 30
Washington Park Arborteum's annual plant sale, FlorAbundance, returns to Building 30 of the Warren G. Magnuson Park Special Events Center on Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m and Sunday, April 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Monday-Thursday, April 26-29, 2010, San Antonio, TX, Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference.
Monday-Friday, April 26-30, 2010, San Diego, CA, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Conference, "Opportunities for Emerging Geospatial Technologies."  SFR participants include L. Monika Moskal, Jeff Richardson, and alum Todd Erdody (MS 2009).
Tuesday, April 27, 2010, HSB K-069, 10-11:30 a.m., Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (FOSEP) seminar, "The Current Political Climate for Science and Technology Policy," Toby Smith, Associatioin of American Universities.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010, Anderson 22, 11:30 a.m., International Foreign Student Association lunchtime lecture, "Forestry and Society in Moldova," Vitalie Gulca, State Agricultural University of Moldova.

SFR WELCOMES KJELL SWEDIN
A warm welcome to new senior computer specialist Kjell Swedin, who will be working with Ernesto Alvarado at the USFS PNW lab in Fremont.

THE WATER CENTER WILL CLOSE AFTER 22 YEARS
Bob Edmonds writes, "I write to tell you the unfortunate news that a final decision has been made to sunset The Water Center on June 30, 2010 after 22 years in its various forms.  This results from recent state budget cuts and changes in UW program directions.  Since I took over as the Interim Director in Autumn 2008, I have attempted to make a case for continuing The Water Center and establishing a permanent directorship -- unsuccessfully, however.  Debbie Livingstone and I have really appreciated
the support you have given to the Center and we hope there there will be opportunities for you to contribute to future Water Center-like programs at the UW. You have received a letter from Interim Dean Tom Hinckley explaining the situation and presenting ideas for continuing portions of The Water Center, such the Annual Review of Research, the Tuesday morning seminar, and website resources. Thanks again for your support over the years." A celebration for The Water Center is planned for Friday, June 4, 2010 -- stay tuned for details and plan to attend and express your appreciation for the Center's long service to SFR and UW.

UW GEOSPATIAL CLUB TECHNICAL EXCHANGE
On April 15, 2010, the UW Geospatial Club, lead by SFR MS student Meghan Halabisky, in partnership with the Puget Sound American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) held a full day technical exchange with remote sensing scientists, industry professionals, and students from Washington and British Columbia. The exchange, hosted by the Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory included participants from SFR, other UW units, the UBC Faculty of Forestry, the BC Institute of Technology's geomatics engineering program,tThe WA Department of Natural Resources, and Weyerhaeuser Company. The nine presentations featured talks on analysis and applications of remote sensing, including a presentation by L. Monika Moskal on "Ecosystem Health and Services Monitoring with Aerial and Terrestrial LiDAR: The application of Leaf Area Index (LAI)." The meeting concluded with installments of new board members for the Puget Sound Region ASPRS, including Dr. Moskal's advancement to the President-Elect position.

DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES SERIES NEWS
Updated information forthe May 18, 2010 Denman Forestry Issues Series on "Forests and the Health of Puget Sound" includes Steve Stinson (MS 2000) replacing Mark Doumit in presenting the topic "The Small Private Landowner Perspective." An appreciative email from Akhil Chaudhary in India: "I really liked the current telecast of" Ecological Restoration" on the Research Channel which
should be started in all countries including India."  The streaming video of this program can be viewed at
http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.aspx?rID=26857&fID=558, Part 1; and http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.aspx?rID=26858&fID=558, Part 2.

CHANGES IN SFR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Interim Director Hinckley notified the SFR community this week of some changes in standing committee membership and charges; for these updates, see web pages for Computing and IT Committee, School Lands and Educational Outreach Committe,
and the New Research Group.

DIRECTOR OF SFR TO SIT ON WA BOARD OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Governor Gregoire signed HB 2503 on March 24, 2010.  The bill amends the previous language on the membership of the Washington Board of Natural Resources to state that the Director of the University of Washington School of Forest Resources will sit on the Board, effective Jun3 10, 2010.

WESTERN FORESTRY LEADERSHIP COALITION RELEASES REPORT
The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition has released the final report, "Threats to Western Private Forests." Included in the drafting committee of the report were John Perez-Garcia and alums Don Motanic (BS 1978) and Jim Paul (MS 1996). The coalition is comprised of 34 members from across the federal and state agencies of the west.

SFR IS AWARDED STUDENT TECHNOLOGY FEE FUNDING
Marc Morrison writes that the following SFR proposals for Student Technology Fee funding were awarded:
The UW Geospatial Club Computing Resources proposal for funding for field workstation laptops, desktop workstations, and backed-up data storage server in order to support student initiated research applying remote sensing and geospatial techniques was granted its request for $98,200.20.
The SFR Social Science Lab proposal for funding to purchase ten general-access lab workstations, software, printer, and digital voice recorders to support its interdisciplinary research and course work was granted its request for $41,279.
The SFR Greenhouse Gas Analysis proposal for one gas chromatograph with autosampler, carrier gas regulators, software, and a PC to operate the instrument was granted its request for $73,045.
Says Mark, "We have turned in four more proposals for Round 2, so stay tuned."

MAY IS BIKE TO CAMPUS MONTH
Get ready to bike to campus in May for national Bike to Work Month. Enjoy fun events in April to help get you ready for the big event in May. Sponsored by Commuter Services and U-PASS. Sign up today.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Daniel Elllinger, Jr. (BS 1967) is a civil engineer with the City of Seattle Department of Public Utilities.
James Fowler (BS 1967) is principal of an environmental engineering consulting firm, JDL Consulting, in Bothell WA that provides equipment and process solutions for industrial facilities and institutions.
Douglas Fricke (BS 1967) is a commercial fisherman in Hoquiam, WA and president of the Washington Trollers Association.
Eddie Price (MS 1967) went on to get a PhD from the University of Illinois. He manages Georgia-Pacific Wood Products Service Group at the company's Research and Development Lab in Decatur, Georgia.
David Boeri (MS 1976), http://www.wbur.org/people/dboeri, longtime TV reporter in the Boston area is host of a new public radio show, Radio Boston.
James Shields (PhD 1990), wildlife consultant in New South Wales, Australia and previously statewide manager for the State Forests of New South Wales, writes after receiving the email invitation to the Distinguished Alumni Seminar, "Ddistance not interest prevents me from joining you -– I remember this guest seminar series with great fondness from my days at UW (87-90)."

SFR IN THE NEWS
When the new UW homepage went live last weekend, the UW also launched Web sites to spotlight four UW strengths. The top item on "Sustainability of the Earth" is “Traumatized trees: Bug them enough, they get fired up," and includes David Peterson, Jeremy Littell, Elaine Oneil and Jim Agee,
See KATU-TV, Lake Oswego, OR video, "Local volunteers help restore park" featuring alum Morgan Holen (BS 2001).
See You Tube video, "Bringing them back: Restoring willdlife habitat on the Duwamish River,"  produced by Jennifer Leach (MS 2007, BS 2004) and featuring Kara Whittaker (PhD 2007).

KUDOS
Kudos to L. Monika Moskal, who has advanced to the President-Elect position of the Puget Sound American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
Kudos to Jiquan Chen (PhD 1991), who was one of five University of Toledo faculty selected as 2010-11 Distinguished University Professors. Jiquan has developed an internationally recognized research area by linking biophysical measurements to important ecosystem processes underlying the changing climate and increasing environmental disturbances. He writes, "While I am honored for this selection, major credit should be given to Franklin/Spies/Naiman labs as I learned so much and had many opportunities to collaborate with many of your kids, such as Malcolm North, Andy Gray, Bob Van Pelt, Dave Shaw, Julie Concannon, Gordon Smith, Barb Scharder, Charlotte Pyle, Ken, and others."

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
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 34, Number 2

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING APRIL 10. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 9-11 APRIL   PAWS ON SCIENCE    PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER
Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center is an opportunity for the public to learn directly from UW scientists about the research breakthroughs happening in our own backyard at the UW. From discovering an underwater volcano to finding new ways to detect germs, multiple research areas will be highlighted throughout Pacific Science Center presenting interactive activities and demonstrations. See 

SATURDAY, 10 APRIL    WPA PLANT SALE     ARBORETUM, 10 AM-2 PM
Washington Park Arboretum, "Early Bloomers Plant Sale." Young shrubs, small trees, conifers, bonsai starts, and early-blooming perennials, featuring plants propagated from specimens in the Arboretum's collection and others donated by area gardeners. Parking/admission free; sale benefits the Arboretum.

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, 11-14 APRIL  URBAN RURAL INTERFACE CONF   ATLANTA,GA
"Emerging Issues along Urban-Rural Interfaces."  Participants include SFR Research Scientist Kathy Wolf and alum Lucy Hutyra (BS 1998).

MONDAY, 12 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 3:30 p.m.
"A Perfect Storm? How wind, waves, and algae spelled disaster for coastal seabirds," Julia Parrish, UW School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science and Program on the Environment.

TUESDAY, 13 APRIL     WATER CENTER SEMINAR   MGH 389   8:30-9:20 AM
Salmon Recovery Mini-Series on Planning, Science, Implementation, and Monitoring in the Snoqualmie River: "Regional Planning, Policy, and Floodplain Science Introduction," Sandy Kilroy, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks; and Micah Wait, Wild Fish Conservancy.

TUESDAY, 13 APRIL       CIG SEMINAR       ACC 120      1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Forage Fish Assemblage Responses to Short Term (2001-2009) Climatic Variability in the Skagit River Estuary," Jonathan Reum, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Science.

TUESDAY, 13 APRIL    PHD FINAL EXAM      ANDERSON 22     3:00 PM
"Towards a Science of Forestscapes: Patterns of forest structural complexity studied with airborne LiDAR data," Van Kane; committee chair: Jerry Franklin.

TUESDAY, 13 APRIL     MATH ACROSS CAMPUS LECTURE   KANE 220    4-5 PM
"Four Bugs on a Rectangle (and the biggest numbers you've ever seen," Nick Trefethen, University of Oxford.

WEDNESDAY, 14 APRIL   ANDERSON RENO STUDENT MTNG  ANDERSON 207  11-1 PM
Student meeting with Mahlum Architects and UW project manager re: Anderson renovation.

WEDNESDAY, 14 APRIL     NHS LECTURE     UWBG, CUH, NHS HALL      7:15 PM
Northwest Horticultural Society Lecture Series, "Visionary Landscapes," Paul Miskovsky, Miskovsky Landscaping.

THURSDAY, 15 APRIL     SAFS SEMINAR    FISH SCI 102   4-5 PM
"Pelagic Food Web Ecology in Puget Sound: Implications for chinook salmon," David Beauchamp, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

THURSDAY, 15 APRIL    BARN BEACH LECTURE   LEAVENWORTH, WA   7 PM
"Grizzly Wars: The public fight over the great bear," David Knibb, Seattle author; introduction to the lecture by SFR alum William Gaines (PhD 2006), USDA Forest Service.  See http://www.barnbeachreserve.org/events/.

FRIDAY, 16 APRIL   MS DEFENSE   ANDERSON 22    10:30 AM
"A Hydrological Assessment of Sockeye Salmon Spawning Beaches On Lake Ozette, WA," Aaron Brooks; committee chair: Susan Bolton.

SATURDAY, 17 APRIL    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY   MERCER IS  9 AM-3 PM
Mountains to Sound Greenway, Habitat Restoration at Mercerdale Hillside Park. See http://mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/events.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Monday-Thursday, April 19-22, 2010, Mescalero, NM, Annual National Indian Timber Symposium, "Thinking Beyond the Mill."  Participants include alums Faline Haven (BS 1995) and Phil Rigdon (BS 1996).
Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 6:30 p.m., Kane 130, Energy Future Lecture Series, "Sustainable Energy: Without the hot air," David J.C. MacKay, Cambridge University.
Friday, April 23, 2010, 2-4 p.m., Anderson 207, SFR Distinguished Alumni Seminar, "On the Shoulders: An interdisciplinary life in
conservation, science, and politics," Gary Machlis, Professor of Conservation in the University of Idaho's Department of Forest Resouces and Science Advisor to the Director, National Park Service.
Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington Park Arboretum, Student Conservation Society's Earth Day volunteer projects. Get your hands dirty removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and trail work to improve the Arboretum.
Monday-Thursday, April 26-29, 2010, San Antonio, TX, Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference.
Monday-Friday, April 26-30, 2010, San Diego, CA, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Conference, "Opportunities for Emerging Geospatial Technologies."  SFR participants include L. Monika Moskal, Jeff Richardson, and alum Todd Erdody (MS 2009).
Tuesday, April 27, 2010, HSB K-069, 10-11:30 a.m., Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (FOSEP) seminar, "The Current Political Climate for Science and Technology Policy," Toby Smith, Associatioin of American Universities.

TWO NEW SFR COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOMED
Two new members of the SFR community arrived on April 6th.  Jonathan Franklin Emmons arrived at 5:27 p.m., weighing 7 lbs 10 oz and measuring 20" long. Timothy James "TJ" Hickey arrived at 11:07 p.m., weighing 8 lb. 6 oz. and measuring 19 1/2 inches long. Congratulations to the new parents!

ANDERSON HALL RENOVATION WEB PAGE
For information on the scheduled Anderson Hall Renovation, part of UW's "Restore the Core" capital projects, see
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/facAnderson/facAnderson.shtml. The page will be updated as new information becomes available.

SFR FACULTY, STAFF, AND ALUMS AT MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
Barbara Selemon attended the Continuums of Service Conference on March 31- April 1, 2010, where she and community partner, Janice Dilworth from Seattle Youth Garden Works, co-presented "Sowing and Reaping the Seeds of Success: How a small university program and community partner grew into a rather large palm." Barbara received a $350 Professional Staff Organization scholarship to travel to Portland, OR for this presentation.
On April 8, 2010 Jim Agee gave the keynote talk in the Barn Beach Reserve's program, "Wildfire Perspectives: The evolving role of fire on natural and human landscapes," in Leavenworth, WA.
Elaine Oneil presented a talk at the American Forest Resource Council annual meeting in Stevenson, WA on April 8, 2010. The title of her talk was "Carbon Sequestration and Storage: Extending accounting beyond the forest."
Kathy Wolf will give a presentation on "Considering a comprehensive ecosystem services framework across the wildland to urban interface," at next week's Emerging Issues at the Urban Rural Interface conference in Atlanta, GA. She will also moderate a session on monitoring/predicting human influences on landscapes and ecosystems, in which she will present
on "Stewardship footprints and potential ecosystem recovery across the wildland to urban interface: An organizing framework for Puget Sound research," with co-presenter Affiliate Associate Professor Dale Blahna of the USDA Forest Service.
On Saturday, April 24, alum Gary Machlis (MS 1975), who will also be
giving the April 23, 2010 SFR Distinguishd Alumni Seminar, will participate in a panel on the ecological impacts of warfare at the UW Department of Global Health-sponsored Western Regional International Health Conference, http://wrihc.org/registration/.

COENV DEAN FINALISTS VISIT CAMPUS
Finalists in the CoEnv dean search concluded their campus visits on Friday, April 9th.  Visitors included Mark R. Abbott, Dean and Professor College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University; Sanjayan Muttulingam, Lead Scientist for The Nature Conservancy; and Lisa J. Graumlich, Professor and Director, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, The University of Arizona.  

UNWEEK ARTICLE ON ANTHRO PHD CANDIDATE'S PROJECT ON HABITAT RESTORATION
For a University Week article on Anthropology PhD candidate Sara Breslow, who turned portions of her dissertation research about the controversy over salmon habitat restoration into a play, see "Of salmon and the stage: UW anthropologist's research comes to life as a play."

ALUMNI UPDATES
Robert (Bob) Coombes (BS 1969) was vice-president and general manager of the Oregon, California, and Eastern Railway Company in Klamath Falls, OR, until it shut down operations in 1990.  See http://www.trainweb.org/westernrails/or/twilight_for_the_OC&E.rtf for an article on the train's history, including anecdotes by Bob.
Adrien "Mick" Gamache (PhD 1969) is the founder and CEO of Private Valuations, Inc., an appraisal and valuation firm in Bellevue, WA. He began his career at MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., where he modeled manufacturing operations. He then worked as a forest products analyst and consultant to the forest products and land use industries, and was a CFR visiting faculty member, teaching courses in financial decision-making and land use economics.
Herbert Hammond (MS 1969) is co-founder of the Silva Forest Foundation, a nonprofit in Slocan Park, BC dedicated to research and education in ecosystem-based conservation planning. He has worked with indigenous nations and rural communities to develop more than 20 ecosystem-based plans across Canada, and in Russia, the U.S., and Indonesia. In 2003 he received the Sustainable Living—Gold Award at the Canadian Environment Awards. He has published two books, "Seeing the Forest Among the Trees: The Case for Wholistic Forest Use," and "Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth's Crown."
Terry Pudas (BS 1969) went on to get an MA from the Naval War College and an MA from Webster University. He is a senior research fellow in the Center for Technology and National Security Policy in Washington, DC. Previously, he served as the acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Transformation and Resources. He was designated a naval aviator in May 1971, and commanded at both the squadron and wing level and served as Air Officer on board USS MIDWAY deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He retired from the Navy in 2001 with over 32 years of service.
Steve Butterworth (MS 1971, BS 1967) is the National Park Service's regional energy manager in Seattle, WA.  He provides energy and sustainability support and cooridnation for to 60 parks in seven western states. During his 40 years with NPS, he has supported energy conservation, water management, fleet management, and other sustainable practices. A founding member of the Federal Network for Sustainability, his work has been recognized by the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the White House.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See University Week article, "Arboretum launches next phase of Pacific Connections Garden project" for an article quoting Fred Hoyt and featuring new work on the Arboretum's Pacific Connections Garden.
See photo of Jon Bakker in the Whidbey News Times article "Pacific Rim Institute eyes prairie purchase."

KUDOS
Kudos to Lauren Urgenson, whose SFR Graduate Student Symposium presentation on "Stakeholder Perception and Management of Invasive Alien Plants on Private Land in the Western Cape, South Africa" was voted best
presentation of the symposium.  See the presentation online.

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
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 34, Number 1

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING APRIL 3. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 3 APRIL    ELISABETH MILLER LIB BOOK SALE  UWBG,CUH   9 AM-3 PM
Elisabeth C. Miller Library's 5th Annual Book Sale.

SATURDAY, 3 APRIL   SER TREE PLANTING   UWBG, UBNA     10 AM-12 PM
Join the Society for Ecological Restoration at a tree planing work party at the Union Bay Natural Area. Meet at the SW parking lot of Merrill at 10 a.m. or meet in UBNA if you arrive later. Bring friends and family, water, and gloves if you have them.

MONDAY, 5 APRIL    COENV DEAN CANDIDATE   ANDERSON 207    2:30-3:30 PM
UW visit by CoEnv Dean Candidate Sanjayan Muttulingam, "CoEnv Q&A."  If you are unable to attend this Q&A, another session will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Fish Sci 203.

MONDAY, 5 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 3:30 p.m.
"Elephants, Ivory, and Trade," Samuel Wasser UW Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 6 APRIL     WATER CENTER SEMINAR   MGH 389   8:30-9:20 AM
"Serving Multiple Ends: Water and urban design," Nancy Rottle, UW Department of Landscape Architecture.

TUESDAY, 6 APRIL      COENV DEAN CANDIDATE   HENRY GALLERY  9-10:30 AM
UW visit by CoEnv Dean Candidate Sanjayan Muttulingamt, "Public Seminar."

TUESDAY, 6 APRIL     STARKER LECTURE SERIES   CORVALLIS,OR  3:30-5 PM
Oregon State University's Starker Lecture Series: Ecosystem Services from Forests and Farms, "Markets for Ecosystem Services," Bettina von Hagen, Ecotrust Forest Management.

TUESDAY, 6 APRIL     SCIENCE ON TAP    TS MCHUGHS    7:30 PM
"Mount St. Helens: 30 years after the blast," Brittany Brand, UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences.  See
http://www.scienceontap.org/upcoming.htm.

WEDNESDAY, 7 APRIL     PHD PROPOSAL DEFENSE   ANDERSON 22   8:30 AM
"Grassland "Vegetation in Uruguay: Consequences of afforestation and grazing, Laura Six"; committee chairs:  Jon Bakker and Robert Bilby.

WEDNESDAY, 7 APRIL    UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION   CUH,DOUGLAS  7-8:30 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Plant This Instead!", Sarah Reichard, UW School of Forest Resources. See
http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/visit/calendar.shtml for registration information.

WEDNESDAY, 7 APRIL    WA BUTTERFLY ASSOC     UWBG,CUH     7-9 PM
"Hesperiidae of Ecuador and Peru," Richard Lindstrom, WBA co-founder. See http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaws/meetings.htm.

MONDAY, 5 APRIL    COENV DEAN CANDIDATE   ANDERSON 207    2:30-3:30 PM
UW visit by CoEnv Dean Candidate Lisa Graumlich, "CoEnv Q&A."  If you are unable to attend this Q&A, another session will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Fish Sci 203.

THURSDAY, 8 APRIL     SAFS SEMINAR    FISH SCI 102   4-5 PM
"Fish Are Not Just for Eating: Prospecting for new materials from the sea," Adam Summers, UW Friday Harbor Laboratories.

FRIDAY , 9 APRIL      COENV DEAN CANDIDATE   HENRY GALLERY  9-10:30 AM
UW visit by CoEnv Dean Candidate Lisa Graumlich, "Public Seminar."

SATURDAY, 10 APRIL    WPA PLANT SALE     ARBORETUM, 10 AM-2 PM
Washington Park Arboretum, "Early Bloomers Plant Sale." Young shrubs, small trees, conifers, bonsai starts, and early-blooming perennials, featuring plants propagated from specimens in the Arboretum's collection and others donated by area gardeners. Parking/admission free; sale benefits the Arboretum.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Sunday-Wednesday, April 11-14, 2010, Atlanta, GA, "Emerging Issues along Urban-Rural Interfaces Conference."  Participants include SFR Research Scientist Kathy Wolf and alum Lucy Hutyra (BS 1998).
Monday-Thursday, April 19-22, 2010, Mescalero, NM, Annual National Indian Timber Symposium, "Thinking Beyond the Mill."  Participants include alums Faline Haven (BS 1995) and Phil Rigdon (BS 1996).
Friday, April 23, 2010, 2-4 p.m., Anderson 207, SFR Distinguished Alumni Seminar, "On the Shoulders: An interdisciplinary life in
conservation, science, and politics," Gary Machlis, Professor of Conservation in the University of Idaho's Department of Forest Resouces and Science Advisor to the Director, National Park Service.
Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington Park Arboretum,Student Conservation Society's Earth Day volunteer projects. Get your hands dirty removing non-native invasive plants, mulching, and trail work
to improve the Arboretum.

DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES SERIES SCHEDULED FOR MAY 18, 2010
The next Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Forests and the Health of Puget Sound," has been scheduled for May 18, 2010 at UW Botanic Gardens, NHS, 1-5 p.m.  Participants include SFR faculty Bob Edmonds, Rob Harrison, and Tom Hinckley; WA State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark; Executive Director of the WA Forest Protection Association Mark Doumit; U.S. Forest Service Fish Biologist and SFR Affiliate Peter Bisson; Weyerhaeuser Chief Environmental Scientist and SFR Afffiliate Robert
Bilby; Manager of UW SChool of Oceanography's PRISM Applications John Lombard; Tulalip Tribe Natural Resources Commissioner Terry Williams; Cascade Land Conservancy Conservation Policy Director Dan Stonington; and WA Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Tom Quinn (PhD 2007).  C

STREAMING VIDEO OF 2010 GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM AVAILABLE ONLINE
Streaming videos of the 2010 SFR Graduate Student Symposium presentations can now be viewed online. Keynote speaker is Jeremy Littell (PhD 2006), of the UW Climate Impacts Group. Presentations range from "Restoring Highly Degraded Habitats for Rare Species in Puget Sound Prairies," to "Nitrogen Fixation in Poplar: Increased Efficiency of Bioenergy Crop Production" and many more!

CLIMATE CHANGE GARDEN AT UW BOTANIC GARDENS
Last Tuesday MEH candidate Allison McCarthy, Soo-Hyung Kim, David Zuckerman, Annie Bilotta and Patrick Mulligan planted a Climate Change Garden south of Merrill Hall. See photos. The project is funded with a grant from the Chicago Botanic Gardens,
and is part of a nationwide education initiative called Floral Report Card. The initiative aims to integrate existing phenology citizen science programs into the classroom through garden replication on school grounds. It will create a nationwide "ecological antenna" to monitor the effects of a changing climate on plant growth and survival. Each climate change garden features genetically identical plant species selected for their biological responsiveness to temperature. Garden monitors will record climate data and a set of standard phenological events, from first leaf to flower to fruit set. This data will be used to help predict the impacts of climate change on plants and the services they provide to people and wildlife. The UWBG Climate Change Garden serves as the model demonstration garden in our region for teachers, students, and community members who want to become involved in the Floral Report Card project.

COENV DEAN FINALISTS VISIT CAMPUS
Finalists in the CoEnv dean search began campus visits this Thursday. Faculty members from Oregon State University and the University of Arizona and a lead scientist for the Nature Conservancy are finalists for dean of and will visit campus this week and next. Each of the finalists will give a lecture that is open to the public and conduct informal Q&A sessions that are meant for UW students, faculty and staff.  See University Week article.

HAVE YOU DONE YOUR ASBESTOS TRAINING YET?
All UW employees are required to complete General Asbestos Awareness training. This training is available online or in a classroom setting. Online training requires UWNetID and you will need to take the course in one sitting. Or you can register for classroom style training through Environmental Health and Safety's classes.  See http://www.ehs.washington.edu/ohsasbestos/index.shtm for general information on this requirement, as well as links to online training and the schedule of classroom style training.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Lucy Hutyra (BS 1998) went on to get a PhD at Harvard University. In December 2009 she became Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Science at Boston University.
Todd Erdody (MS 2009) is a a Lead Fire Effects Monitor for the National Park Service Southern Cascade Network in Oregon.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See "Is burning wood the green way to healthier state forests?" for Crosscut article quoting Brian Boyle.
See "Tree canopy scientist honored" for story featuring alum Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983).

KUDOS
Kudos to SFR students Rachel Mitchell and Katie Murphy for presenting workshops for an Expanding Your Horizons Network session on March 29th. The Network seeks to increase female participation in scientific and technological fields.  Rachel presented a hands-on workshop that used plant biomass to investigate plant life-strategies, and Katie led a workshop that allowed the girls to mount pressed plant samples. Together, they interacted with over 60 high school girls interested in a career in
the sciences.
Kudos to alum Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983), who was recently named recipient of the 2010 National Science Board Public Service Award as an individual who has made significant contributions in public understanding of science in the U.S. She is a Faculty Member of The Evergreen State College, where her research focuses on the ecology of tropical and temperate forest canopies and the roles that canopy-dwelling plants play in whole forests. She is a co-founder of the International Canopy Network, a non-profit organization that fosters communication among researchers, educators and conservationists.  She has reached out over the years to engage nontraditional audiences, including those with limited access to science education like prisoners, soldiers and hospital patients.  Her "Sustainable Prisons Project" collaboration with the WA Department of Corrections involves the participation of incarcerated men and women in conservation projects like the cultivation of threatened mosses, captive
rearing of endangered Oregon Spotted Frogs, growing prairie plants for restoration and raising rare butterflies.

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
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html