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The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 8

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING August 27. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

22 APRIL- 3 SEPTEMBER LANDSCAPES EXHIBIT HENRY ART GALLERY
"Systematic Landscapes," an art exhibit by Maya Lin, focuses on a trio of large-scale sculptural installations that offer a different means for viewers to encounter and comprehend the landscape. Exhibit complements the Confluence Project, a collaboration between Lin, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Lewis and Clark Commemorative Committee of Vancouver/Clark County, and the Friends of Lewis and Clark of Pacific County. The models and designs on view mark sites of contact along the Columbia River between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. See http://www.henryart.org/ex/mayalin.htm.

28 AUGUST, MONDAY STORMWATER MGMT COURSE EVERETT, WA 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
UW Engineering Professional Programs, "Improving Stormwater Management Using Low Impact Development (LID)Practices," special one-day course. See http://www.engr.washington.edu/epp/cee/LIDEverett.html. To register, contact Engineering Professional Programs at 1-866-791-1275 (toll free) or 206-543-5539, or e-mail uwepp@engr.washington.edu.

29 AUGUST, TUESDAY FIRE ARLARM/HVAC TESTING WINKENWERDER 8:30-9:30 AM
Fire alarm and HVAC systems in Winkenwerder will be tested Tuesday, August 29, between 8:30 9:30 a.m. There is no need to leave the building and no action is needed by building occupants. Since there is an exterior fire alarm bell on Winkenwerder people in the courtyard as well as in Anderson and Bloedel may hear the alarms.

29 AUGUST, TUESDAY GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE OLYMPIA, WA 12-1 PM
"Global Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest," Dominique Bachelet, Oregon State University. The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency and the Puget Sound Chapter of the PNW International Section of the Air & Waste Management Association present a discussion examining global climate change in the Pacific Northwest focusing on vegetation and fires through the use of modeling. Contact: Steve Rybolt, steve@orcaa.org, 360.586.1044, ext. 110. The presentation will take place at the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency, 2940 B Limited Lane NW, Olympia, Washington.

30 AUGUST, WEDNESDAY CARBON NEUTRAL EVENT SEATTLE, WA 10-10:30 AM
Ballard/King County "Get Carbon Neutral" Launch Event at Ballard's Bergen Park, intersection of 22nd Ave NW, NW Leary, and NW Market Street in Seattle. Let event organizers know if you plan to attend. Contact Tracy Carroll at 206.391.6744. See http://www.achievenetgreen.com/index.php.

THURSDAY, 31 AUGUST CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR 425 OSB 12:30 PM
"Oceanic Oxygen: The oceanographer's canary bird of climate change," Arne Koertzinger, Leibniz-Inst fr
Meereswissenschaften/Germany.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

AND A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR ...
September 9, 2006 Workshop, "Ecological Forestry on Small Woodlands: Maximizing ecological benefits and income," sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest (CSF-PF), Northwest Certified Forestry, the Nisqually River Council, and the Nisqually Land Trust. See http://www.packforest.org/events for agenda and to register.
September 23, 2006 "Wildlife in the Wetlands Safari," sponsored by CFR and the UWAA. Event is free, but advance registration is requested.

SEARCH COMMITTEE APPOINTED FOR NATURAL RESOURCE INFORMATICS POSITION
A search committee has been appointed to identify qualified candidates for a new faculty position (100% FTE, 9 month, tenure track, assistant or associate professor level) in natural resource informatics in the College. David Briggs will chair the committee. See listing of the committee membership, the formal committee charge, and long and short position descriptions at http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/nrifacpos.html. These descriptions are slightly modified from those used last year during the initial search and reflect current staffing and direction within the Precision Forestry Cooperative.

COLLEGE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE APPOINTED
The membership of the College's curriculum committee has been updated as follows: Clare Ryan and Steve West (co Chairs), Rick Gustafson, Rob Harrison, and John Marzluff. Gordon Bradley and Michelle Trudeau will serve in an ex officio capacity. The College Curriculum Committee is responsible for overseeing the undergraduate and graduate programs of the College and reviews and approves all planned changes to courses and programs before those requiring faculty action are brought before the faculty for final action. Periodically, the Committee reviews the academic programs of the College in order to ensure that they are current and appropriate to the demands of the clients served. For the specific committee charge for 2006-2007, see http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/cfrcurriccom2006.html.

ONRC GIS LAB PARTNERS WITH CITY OF FORKS ON HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR
ONRC GIS lab staff provided technical expertise to help the City of Forks complete a "Historical Walking Tour" ? a self guided walk through the history of the community. The tour uses photos from the UW's Community Museum Project, http://content.lib.washington.edu/communitymuseum/, in which Northwestern Olympic Peninsula communities and the UW are working together to create a Web-based museum to showcase aspects of the rich history and culture of the region. The GIS Lab enlarged and printed the images on its EPSON 9600 44" UltraChrome printer with UV-protected ink on a weather-resistant EPSON canvas paper. ONRC's Teresa Alcock was instrumental in carrying out the lengthy printing process -- each canvas took about two hours to preprocess and print. The canvases were taken to the Olympic Corrections Center where they were stretched, coated with sealant, and attached to plywood. Eight of the nine sign boards are in place; subjects include the 1925 Forks Fire, the opening of the Olympic Highway in 1931, and images of agriculture, industry, settlers, and travel in the Forks area.

OREGON WATER LIST LISTSERV
The Oregon Water List (TOWL) is a moderated listserv for disseminating water and related information to the Oregon water community and others interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest water issues. Suitable posts include: announcements of workshops, conferences, and meetings; publications; news items; awards and honors received by list members; and requests for information. The list is owned and moderated by Michael Campana, Director, Institute for Water and Watersheds, 210 Strand Agriculture Hall OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331, aquadoc@oregonstate.edu. To subscribe or for more information see http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/oregon-water-list.

INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK
Eric Dinerstein ('79, '83) currently serves as Chief Scientist and Vice President for Science at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). His areas of expertise include tropical mammals, large mammal biology, biogeography, bats, rhinos, seed dispersal, and community ecology. He has led many of WWF's most important scientific ventures and is is the co-architect of the WWF's Global 200 ecoregions and continues to work extensively in the field. His latest book, "Tigerland and other Unintended Destinations," recounts his unintended switch from majoring in filmmaking to studying biology. See http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/staff/eric_d.cfm, http://www.snre.umich.edu/ecomgt/events/conversations/dinerstein.htm, and http://www.wamu.org/programs/dr/06/02/08.php.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Two recent stories this in the local media cite UWBG's Merrill Hall as an example of sustainable building: "College campuses are going green: Sustainability seen as key for next generation," and "Colleges make extra effort to keep state ever-green, Tom Hinckley, former CUH director, gets a mention in the PI article, which also has a photo of Tyler Dierks ('02).
See also "West can't beat heat of global warming," with quote by Jim Agee.

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KUDOS

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm



August 2006

The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 7

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING August 19. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

22 APRIL- 3 SEPTEMBER LANDSCAPES EXHIBIT HENRY ART GALLERY
"Systematic Landscapes," an art exhibit by Maya Lin, focuses on a trio of large-scale sculptural installations that offer a different means for viewers to encounter and comprehend the landscape. Exhibit complements the Confluence Project, a collaboration between Lin, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Lewis and Clark Commemorative Committee of Vancouver/Clark County, and the Friends of Lewis and Clark of Pacific County. The models and designs on view mark sites of contact along the Columbia River between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. See http://www.henryart.org/ex/mayalin.htm.

SATURDAY, 19 AUGUST FOREST TOUR CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED 9 AM-4 PM
"Old Growth Forests Tour," Cedar River Watershed Education Center. Join botanist Clay Antieau in exploring some of the best low and high-elevation old growth in the Cascades. To register, call 206.233.1515 or email crwprograms@seattle.gov. Cost: $15. For more information and directions, see http://www.cedarriver.org/education/directions.shtml.

TUESDAY, 22 AUGUST NATURE WALK EVERETT,WA NW STREAM CTR 11 AM
Streamkeeper Academy at the NW Stream Center presents, "Native plant identification and ethnobotany," forest trail walk. $4 members/$6 non-members. Advance purchase necessary. See http://www.streamkeeper.org/opportun/calendar.htm.

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A NNOUNCEMENTS:

AND A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR ...
September 9, 2006 Workshop, "Ecological Forestry on Small Woodlands: Maximizing ecological benefits and income," sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest (CSF-PF), Northwest Certified Forestry, the Nisqually River Council, and the Nisqually Land Trust. After a morning of indoor presentations, participants will join several seasoned practitioners to tour a variety of Pack Forest stands that have been managed using different methods of retention harvesting. The day's activities will provide useful information for all types of small woodland owners and managers including family forest owners, land trusts, non-profit conservation groups, municipalities, and consulting foresters. Speakers include Andrew Carey, CFR Affiliate Professor and Emeritus Scientist, PNW Research Station; and CFR faculty John Perez-Garcia and Greg Ettl. See http://www.packforest.org/events for agenda and to register.
September 23, 2006 "Wildlife in the Wetlands Safari," sponsored by CFR and the UWAA. Lecture by Kern Ewing on restoration ecology in the Union Bay Natural Area followed by walking tour with Dave Manuwal. Mid- September is a great time to see migratory birds as well as some marsh mammals such as muskrat, beaver, and nutria. Bring your binoculars! Event is free, but advance registration is requested at https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=353&Private=N.

NEW FACES AND LOTS OF ACTIVITY AT CFR!
Dean Bare writes, "I hope each of you is enjoying your summer here in the PNW. It has certainly been a busy time in the Dean's Office as we bring new faculty into the College, prepare for the new faculty tour, plan the September 25 All-College Retreat, and restart our search for a natural resource economist. Our busy faculty recruitment period has resulted in nine new faculty; while some are already here in Seattle, others will join us in the coming weeks. Please join me in welcoming each of these outstanding scholars to our College and to the UW:
Jon Bakker, Assistant Professor, Natural Resource Restoration and Management
Renata Bura, Assistant Professor, Natural Products Chemistry
Sharon Doty, Assistant Professor, Bioresource Science
Greg Ettl, Associate Professor (WOT), Director, Center for Sustainable Forestry
Dean Glawe, Professor (WOT), Plant Pathology, WSU
Soo-Hyung Kim, Assistant Professor, Landscape Plant Science and Sustainable Management
Joshua Lawler, Assistant Professor, Quantitative Landscape Science
Monika Moskal, Assistant Professor, Remote Sensing and Bio-spatial Analysis
Christian Torgersen, Assistant Professor (WOT), USGS
To welcome them, we have organized a series of events that begins with a three-day tour of the College's research sites in western Washington. Accompanying the tour are current faculty and staff who will participate in discussions that will introduce the new faculty to our College and the UW. This will be followed by an All-College Retreat on September 25 where the new faculty will have an additional opportunity to become familiar with other members of the College community as well as a variety of on-going initiatives. The All-College retreat is planned for Monday, September 25, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m, on the Skansonia Ferry, moored at the north end of Lake Union. Additional information on this event will be forthcoming. For the revised charge to the search committee for our natural resource economist faculty position, see http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/naturalreseconomics.html."

NEWS FROM THE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY AT PACK FOREST
The latest issue of the Center For Sustainable Forestry Newsletter can be seen at http://www.packforest.org/newsletter/summer06newslett.pdf. The newsletter includes an announcemenet of the completion of an ecological history of the Pack Forest area, researched and written by Mark Swanson, PhD candidate in ecosystem analysis.

NCHU STUDENTS VISIT UW AND WASHINGTON STATE
Students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Taiwan's National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) participated this summer in a NW American Biological Conservation Camp hosted by ONRC and the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest. The students learned about sustainable forestry and conservation issues in the Pacific Northwest, heard lectures by CFR faculty and graduate students, hiked in the Cascades and Olympics, met the Commissioner of Public Lands, and with staff from the Lt. Governor's Office, visited the state capitol and toured Seattle. Writes John Calhoun, "Out-of-pocket costs for the camp are covered by student fees, but the in-kind contributions of staff and faculty time are significant. Tom Hinckley spent the biggest part of one day taking the group on a forest tour near Snoqualmie Pass. We greatly appreciate his effort as well that of others from the College. The students were inspired and departed with upbeat and thoughtful attitudes; at least one said she was determined to attend graduate school at the College if she could!"

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT UW EXTENSION
UW Extension is now accepting applications and registration for two popular evening certificate programs of interest to resource professionals, especially in Western Washington:
Environmental Law and Regulation (offered by UW Extension, approved by the College of Forest Resources and the School of Law; Kern Ewing and Clare Ryan serve on the advisory board of this program).
Wetland Science & Management (offered by UW Extension, approved by the Departments of Biology and Landscape Architecture).

WESTERN FORESTER PUBLICATION SCHEDULE
The Western Forester, the official SAF publication issued bi-monthly by the Oregon and Washington State Societies of American Foresters has announced its 2007 publication schedule and deadlines for articles for upcoming publication dates:
Nov/Dec 2006: Beyond Biomass, deadline 10/16
Jan/Feb 2007: Community Forestry, deadline 12/4
March/April 2007: Ecological Solutions, deadline 2/12
May/June 2007: SAF National Convention, deadline 4/16
July/August 2007: So You Think You Want to be a Forester?, deadline 6/12
Sept/Oct 2007: Environmental Education, deadline 8/13
Nov/Dec 2007: Invasive Species Management, deadline 10/15
See current issue at http://www.forestry.org/wf/2006.php, which contains an article, "The Fall River Long-term Soil Productivity Study: Linking processes to operations in Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir"; Rob Harrison and graduate student Brian Strahm are among the co-authors.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Alumna Janet Wainwright ('75) is quoted in a Seattle PI article, "Seattle hopes park users will see the beauty of recycling."

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KUDOS
Kudos to Rick Gustafson, who has been appointed the College's first Denman Chair in Bioresource Science and Engineering. The Denman Chair is a generous gift from longtime CFR donors Ellen and W. Richard Denmam. This new Chair will greatly facilitate the transformation of the PSE program as it focuses on research and educational opportunities related to sustainable bio-based products and sources of energy that better serve society. Kudos, also, to David Ford, who has been appointed the second Rachel A. Woods Professor in Reforestation. Both appointments are effective September 16, 2006 for a period of three years with the possibility of a two-year extension.

Kudos to all faculty who participated in the the development of the newly approved Graduate Certificate in Urban Ecology, especially to Gordon Bradley and John Marzluff, program leaders.

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 6

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING August 13. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

22 APRIL- 3 SEPTEMBER LANDSCAPES EXHIBIT HENRY ART GALLERY
"Systematic Landscapes," an art exhibit by Maya Lin, focuses on a trio of large-scale sculptural installations that offer a different means for viewers to encounter and comprehend the landscape. Exhibit complements the Confluence Project, a collaboration between Lin, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Lewis and Clark Commemorative Committee of Vancouver/Clark County, and the Friends of Lewis and Clark of Pacific County. The models and designs on view mark sites of contact along the Columbia River between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. See http://www.henryart.org/ex/mayalin.htm.

WEDNESDAY-MONDAY, 9-14 AUGUST RESTORATION SHORT COURSE LAKE TAHOE, CA
Eastern Sierra Institute for Collaborative Education Short Course, "Geomorphic and Ecological Fundamentals for River and Stream Restoration." For information and to register, see http://www.esice.org/geomorph.htm.

TUESDAY, 14 AUGUST INSTITUTE/ARTS AND HUMANITIES ODEGAARD 220 9 AM-5 PM
"Nature Matters: On the varieties of environmental experience." Culminating event of the 5th annual UW Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities. Twenty students and four faculty have been working together since June on research projects centered on the theme of nature and environmental experience. For program of presentations, see http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/sinst/symposium.html.

THURSDAY, 17 AUGUST ELWHA RIVER TALKS DOWNTOWN SEATTLE REI 7-8 PM
Olympic Park Institute, American Rivers, and REI present "A Changing Century on the Elwha River: After the dams fall what lies ahead?" Discussions by river scholars, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe members, and others. See http://www.elwhascienceed.org/rei-presentation-elwha.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

MORE DATES FOR VIEWING LATEST DENMAN PROGRAM ON UWTV
Sustainable Urban Ecosystems: Physical and Biological Environments, Part 1 Monday Aug 14 at 11:30 am; Wednesday Aug 16 at 6 pm; Thursday Aug 17 at 10 pm; and Saturday Aug 19 at 4 pm
Sustainable Urban Ecosystems: Physical and Biological Environments, Part 2 Monday Aug 21 at 11:30 am; Wednesday Aug 23 at 6 pm; Thursday Aug 24 10 pm; Saturday Aug 26 at 4 pm

NEW CFR ANNUAL REPORT AND NEWSLETTERS ON LINE
The 2005 College of Forest Resources Annual Report to Contributors has been mailed to donors and is now available as a pdf file on the College web site at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/AnnRep/AnnRep05.pdf. For the latest issue of the Stand Management Cooperative newsletter see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.smc/newsletter/3rd%20qtr%202006.pdf. And for the inaugural issue
of the Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care) program's newsletter, "Rare Plant Press,"see http://courses.washington.edu/rarecare/RarePlantPressVolINo1.pdf.

STAND MANAGEMENT COOPERATIVE NEWS
SMC Director Dave Briggs reports that all of the field work for the 2005/2006 season has been completed and the SMC database has been updated. A summer field crew was hired with funding from the Corkery Family Endowed Chair and external grants ― the crew worked on a variety of activities, including acoustic velocity tests of trees on the Type I installations with the fertilization/thinning experiment, and on the four Type II installations that were chosen for the tree-log-product recovery study. Both of these studies are part of the Agenda 2020 project on non-destructive evaluation of wood quality. The crew also did soil sampling, understory vegetation surveys, and stem mapping, among other projects. The summer crew included CFR students Gonzalo Thienel, a new MS student from Chile, and undergraduates Royce Anderson and Paul Footen.

IN MEMORIAM ― COLLEGE NOTES PASSING OF ALUMNA LEIGH KLEIN
Tom Hinckley reports that College alumna Leigh Klein (Elizabeth), '85, died on August 3rd. Says Tom, "She was one of my graduate students ... She married Dirk van der Wal, who also received his MS in 1985. They created a hybrid last name: Vanderklein. Both were in the Peace Corps in Nepal. After Peace Corps, they returned to the U.S. and Dirk began his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin (and completed it at the University of Minnesota) with Peter Reich. During that time, Leigh helped to edit extension publications at Wisconsin. She has been an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, and has written various science texts, including co-authoring "Water Quality: Management of a Natural Resource," published by Blackwell Scientific. She was a long-time science editor for Blackwell. While living in Montclair, Leigh was on the upper school faculty at the Montclair Kimberley Academy and a member of the faculty of the Team Academy, a preparatory charter school offering free, public school education. (Approximately seventy-five percent of TEAM students qualify for free or reduced lunch, 97% are African American, 3% are Latino.). Leigh and Dirk have two children.

NATIONAL URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL SEEKS MEMBERS
The USDA Forest Service is requesting nominations for candidates to serve on the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council. One of the positions is for a "person representing academic institutions with an expertise in urban and community forestry activities." See http://www.treelink.org/nucfac. Nominations are due by September 13.

BLOEDEL PAINT JOB UPDATE
Sally Morgan reports, "As you probably know, not everything has gone perfectly smoothly with the painting of Bloedel. The most obvious problem has been the pressure washing. Many offices and labs have been sprayed, and not always with clean water, either! However, the washing has been put on hold for now, and when they start back up, we'll be given lots of notice and rolls and rolls of heavy-duty plastic so everything can be tarped for protection. A less obvious problem is that the existing paint seems to repel the new paint. It was spec'd out for compatability, but as sometimes happens, the compatability is less that advertised ? it bubbles up and peels off. So until that 'little' issue is resolved, the job has been put on hold. We'll keep you posted!"

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See "Washington, Oregon both boast they have the largest Sitka spruce," a Los Angeles Times article featuring Affiliate Assistant Professor Bob Van Pelt ('95).

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KUDOS
Kudos to College staff members Alicia Robbins and Kevin Zobrist, who both have articles in the summer issue of "National Forestry," magazine of the National Forestry Association. See "Are our Forests Sustainable: Multiple perspectives on the National Report on Sustainable Forests-2003," and "Management Templates for Increased Biodiversity and Economics in Intensively Managed Loblolly Pine Plantations."

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 5

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING August 5. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

22 APRIL- 3 SEPTEMBER LANDSCAPES EXHIBIT HENRY ART GALLERY
"Systematic Landscapes," an art exhibit by Maya Lin, focuses on a trio of large-scale sculptural installations that offer a different means for viewers to encounter and comprehend the landscape. Exhibit complements the Confluence Project, a collaboration between Lin, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Lewis and Clark Commemorative Committee of Vancouver/Clark County, and the Friends of Lewis and Clark of Pacific County. The models and designs on view mark sites of contact along the Columbia River between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. See http://www.henryart.org/ex/mayalin.htm.

SATURDAY, 5 AUGUST MAMMALS ON EARTH BURKE MUSEUM 10 AM-4 PM
"Meet the Mammals," -- from the teeniest shrew to the largest whale, learn about the amazing world of mammals. Meet scientists and discuss the many adaptations that produced the rich diversity of mammals on Earth. See http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/events/mammals/.

WEDNESDAY-MONDAY, 9-14 AUGUST RESTORATION SHORT COURSE LAKE TAHOE, CA
Eastern Sierra Institute for Collaborative Education Short Course, "Geomorphic and Ecological Fundamentals for River and Stream Restoration." For information and to register, see http://www.esice.org/geomorph.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFR WELCOMES SUZANNE CORBETT
A warm welcome to Suzanne Corbett, a half-time temporary hire to support Accounts Receivable. She will also be helping Sandra and Trinh in Payroll and Purchasing. Sue has over 30 years of UW experience, including directorship of the Continuing Ed. and Development programs at the School of Dentistry, and is spending a part of her current retired life temping at the UW. Sue is working in Anderson 216; please stop by when you are in the neighborhood! Her email is corbett@u.washington.edu and her phone is 5-4959.

DEAN GLAWE WELCOMED TO BLOEDEL WITH TIN ROOF SUNDAES
Faculty and staff welcomed Dean Glawe to his office in Bloedel this week, continuing the "open house" events for newly arrived faculty. Dean is a WSU Professor of Plant Pathology who joined CFR this summer as a WOT faculty member. He received his B.S. in biology from Moorhead State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in plant pathology from WSU. From 1982-1993 he served on the faculty of the plant pathology department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, holding assistant, associate and full professor positions. He was then director of biotic resources at Parlays, Inc., working in natural products discovery for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Europe, North America, and Japan. His major research interests focus on fungal biochemistry, systematics, and biology. He helped found the Pacific Northwest Fungi Project, a consortium of scientists working together to catalog the region's fungi. He serves as editor in chief of the Pacific Northwest Fungi online journal and maintains the Pacific NW Fungi Database . Dean will conduct research, interact with graduate students, contribute to the College's academic programs, and retain and enhance ties with colleagues in other campus units such as Biology and in the College's UWBG.

DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES SERIES NEWS
The most recent Denman Forestry Issues Program, "Sustainable Urban Ecosystems: Physical and Biological Environments" will air on UWTV in August. Watch for Part I, focusing on the latest topics in urban forestry, including hydrology, soils, and salmon, on August 17th and Part 2, focusing on changing vegetation and wildlife in urban forests, on August 24th. Both will air at 10 p.m. PT. In other Denman Series news, Chet Gladstone of the Blackfeet Reservation BIA called recently and requested a copy of the Denman Series, "Wildfire in the West." He is presenting information on forest management to the Tribal Council in August and felt the Denman program had covered the topic very effectively. Chet reports that they have big fuel loads on the east side of Glacier National Park and are concerned about fire spanning the park and the tribal forest lands. He felt the progam might encourage proactive work to relieve fuel conditions, maintain roads and equipment, and provide training. He says, "Fortunately we have only had one small lightning strike fire in the park thus far, but we may be in store for a pretty large fire if nothing is done."

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS, JUNE/JULY 2006
"Composting Potential of LDPE Cartons"; sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company; PI: Sally Brown
"Mathematics in Context: Increasing student performance by expanding professional learning communities"; sponsor: WA State Higher Education Coordinating Board; PI: Bob Lee
"Washington Forest Futures Study: State Granted Lands Return on Investment"; sponsor: WA Department of Natural Resources; PI: John Perez-Garcia
"Vegetation Composition, Succession, and Understory Diversity in Managed Ecosystems"; sponsor: National Council for Air/Stream Improvement; PI: Eric Turnblom
"Modeling Global Navigation Satellite System Position Error under Forest Canopy Based on LIDAR-Derived Canopy Densities"; sponsor: WA Department of Natural Resources; PI: Peter Schiess

BLOEDEL HALL PAINTING
The scaffolding is up and the crews are working their way around the building, starting on the south side (the inside corner facing Pacific) and moving clockwise around the building. Pressure washing will be followed by several days to allow the wood to dry thoroughly. If you work in Bloedel, please pay attention to the area that is being worked on, and make sure your windows are closed when they are pressure washing your section. The parking places along the south side are being used for staging and have been roped off; those half-dozen parking spots won't be available for general use until after they've finished the project. Hopefully there will be a minimum of disruption for all of us, but if anything comes to your attention, contact Sally Morgan.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See page 20 in the latest issue of Western Forester for "Scientists are Curious," a contribution to the Column "Our Voice," written by CFR ESRM undergrad, Forest Hietpas, http://www.forestry.org/pdf/aug06.pdf.
See http://www.uwnews.org/dailyclipsarchive/2006/July/31/25921.pdf. for a New York Times article, "In a Bid for Higher Ground, a Tribe Raises the Stakes," for a mention of ONRC and its Director John Calhoun.

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KUDOS
Kudos to the UW student chapter of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), which recently received the 2006 Outstanding Student Chapter Award from the national AWRA organization. Two CFR students serve as student chapter officers: graduate student Chris James (President) and ESRM senior Brian Cook (Secretary). CFR graduate student Arden Thomas serves as liaison to the Washington Chapter. Anne Steinemann, Water Center Director, is the group's faculty advisor. The AWRA presents the Outstanding Student Chapter Award each year to recognize the Student Chapter that has provided outstanding service in the furtherance of the Association's objectives. The award will be presented at the AWRA Annual Conference, November 6-9, 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland." The student chapter website is http://students.washington.edu/awra/index.html.

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm