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August 2007

The Straight Grain
Volume 23, 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.

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

WEDNESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER CARBON TRADING MCCORMICK&SCHMICKS 11:30 AM-1 PM
NW Environmental Business Council, "Climate Change and Carbon Trading Luncheon."

THURSDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER NHS WATER-WISE CLASS WEST SEATTLE 10 AM-12 PM
Northwest Horticulture Society, "Water-Wise Garden," Shelagh Tucker, plantswoman and Phil wood, designer.

THURSDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER CONSERVATION PHOTOGRAPHY ART WOLFE GALLERY 7:30-9 PM
"American Photographers and their Relationship to Conservation," Robert Glenn Ketchum. Lecture gives an indepth look at conservation and the development of the National Park system through the historical work of many photographers.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 7-9 SEPTEMBER SALMON HOMECOMING WATERFRONT PK, SEATTLE
15th Annual Salmon Homecoming Ceremony, presented by the Salmon Homecoming Alliance, with major sponsorship support by King County, the Tulalip Tribes, Seattle Public Utilities, Muckleshoot Tribe, Seattle City Light, Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Lummi Nation, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, the Puget Sound Partnership, the Washington Forest Protection Association and the Seattle Aquarium.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
College of Forest Resources Fall Planning Retreat: Save the Date! Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at the Lake Washington Rowing Club on the Ship Canal in Fremont. The morning will be an all-College session; a faculty discussion will follow lunch. More details to come.
"Linnaeus Celebration Lecture," Magnus Liden, Curator of the Linnaeus gardens at Sweden's Uppsala Botanical Garden, Friday, October 5, 2007, 7:30 p.m., Kane Hall. Part of several events worldwide celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl von Linne, known as Linnaeus, who devised the Latin binomial classification system for plants. Sponsored by the Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA), general admission $10; NPA members, students, and faculty free with ID.

CFR WELCOMES NEW AFFILIATE FACULTY
A warm welcome to three recently appointed affiliate faculty: Ray Chrisman of Atodyne Technologies in Midland, MI, appointed Affiliate Professor in recognition of his research collaborations with Rick Gustafson on developing processes for use in biorefineries; E. Peter Lancaster, recent Weyerhaeuser retiree, appointed Affiliate Professor in recognition of his ongoing collaboration with the PSE program on nanotechnology applications of the forest products industry and biomass-to-fuels conversion; and Steve Trudell, appointed Affiliate Assistant Professor in recognition of his collaboration with the College on soils and forest ecology research.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHAD JONES AND MARTIN DOVCIAK
Two former research scientists in Charlie Halpern's lab have recently been appointed to faculty positions. Chad Jones is now Assistant Professor in the Botany Department and Environmental Studies Program at Connecticut College in New London, CT, and just this month, Martin Dovciak was appointed Assistant Professor in Plant Ecology in the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Syracuse.

COLLEGE HELPS SPONSOR UW CLIMATE IMPACTS INITIATVES
The College is helping to sponsor the UW's 2007 Graduate Student Climate Conference. Sscheduled for October 19-21, 2007 at Pack Forest Conference Center, the conference will bring together approximately 60 graduate students from several universities. Enhanced understanding of climate, climate change, and climate impacts is of significant importance as our planet continues to warm. Climate science is not a field encompassed in a single academic area, but\ demands an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to scientific research. Through presentations, poster sessions, and informal interactions, the conference aims to provide a forum for discussion among graduate students in climate sciences from a multitude of disciplines, including earth, atmospheric, biological, and ocean sciences. See information on the conference agenda. The College is also providing sponsorship for the UW's Focus the Nation program on January 31, 2008. On that day the UW will join hundreds of other institutions in a national conversation on solutions to climate change and global warming. The day will include discussion of both the scientific basis of global warming as well as the social, ethical, and political aspects of the problem, as well as an exploration of technological solutions. For additional information on who is involved in the national Focus the Nation movement and motivation, see http://www.focusthenation.org. To become involved with the UW effort contact the Program on Climate Change office, uwpcc@u.washington.edu, LuAnne Thompson at luanne@ocean.washington.edu), or see the UW Focus the Nation website.

COLLEGE EXCEEDS FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR CAMPAGN UW
Development and Alumni Relations Director Tom Mentele passes along the good news, "The College of Forest Resources has exceeded our fundraising goal for Campaign UW: Creating Futures. Now, with 10 months left in the current campaign, we can continue to celebrate our Centennial Year while generating additional funds for future students, faculty, and programs. Our thanks go out to the many volunteers, alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations from around the world who advanced the mission of the College through their generous gifts of time and financial support. Our Campaign achievements have also been made possible by members of the College, Development and Alumni Relations, the UW and CFR Alumni Associations, the UW Foundation, and the UW Administration. Since its inception, our ongoing mission to sustain the economic, ecological, and social values of our world's forest resources has been made possible through 100 years of external financial support. The Campaign has formed a new milestone in our history -- never before have we been the recipient of such a concentration of private contributions. Thanks to Campaign UW: Creating Futures, the College of Forest Resources' relationships are deep and energized, and we look forward to contributing to the balance of the University of Washington's $2.5 billion dollar goal during the remainder of the campaign."

USCHINA BUILD MISSION
CINTRAFOR's Rose Braden reports that during the week of October 15-19, "USChina Build and the American Forest and Paper Association will hold their seventh sales mission and seminar series in China. Held in Xiamen, Nanjing, and Tianjin, the seminars will include presentations about on how to improve housing performance and energy efficiency with U.S. building materials. Each seminar will include presentations by representatives from U.S. building materials companies and a keynote talk by Jesse Yang, a noted Taiwanese architect. The seminars will also include two mini-trade show sessions featuring table top displays where U.S. companies can talk with Chinese attendees. For more informatio, see USChina Build website.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See Pacific NW Technology Tour archived webcast from 7/1/2007: "Curtailing clamming calamities," featuring Miran a Wecker, Olympic Natural Resources Center Marine Program Manager.
For a story on the 520 bridge referencing the Washington Park Arboretum, see Seattle P-I article, "Team picked to resolve quandary over 520 bridge."
A Wall Street Journal Online story, "Selling houses by the yard," cites the work of Research Scientist Kathy Wolf.

KUDOS

Send in your 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 23, 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.

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

SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST CAMPUS GARDEN TOUR UW CAMPUS 10 AM-NOON
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)Walking Tour, "Groves, Gardens, and Landscape Design: A garden history tour of the UW campus," Kathy Mendelson, horticulturalist. Learn about the majestic trees lining the UW's main entrance, the hidden treasures of the Grieg Garden, and the charms of the Medicinal Herb Garden. MOHAI members $20, General $25. Tickets available online. Day-of-tickets subject to availability and an additional $5 fee. Meet at North Campus Entrance at Memorial Way, 17th Ave NE and NE 45th Street.

TUESDAY, 28 AUGUST WINKENWERDER FIRE ALARM 8:30-9:30 AM
Facilities Services is testing fire alarm systems this month. Next Tuesday (8:30 - 9:30 a.m.), Winkenwerder will be one of the buildings included. It will not be necessary to evacuate the building. There is an outside alarm, which will be heard by occupants of Anderson, Bloedel, and Winkenwerder.

WEDNESDAY, 29 AUGUST NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE NISQUALLY, WA 7 PM
20th Anniversary Summer Lecture Series, "Wildlife of South Puget Sound: Ramblings about seldom seen critters," Kelly McAllister, WA Department of Transportation.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP
Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m., UW's Kane Hall, "Linnaeus Celebration Lecture," Magnus Liden, Curator of the Linnaeus gardens at Sweden's Uppsala Botanical Gardens. The lecture is part of several events worldwide celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl von Linne, known as Linnaeus, who devised the Latin binomial classification system for plants. Sponsored by the Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA), general admission $10; NPA members, students, and faculty free with ID.

FINAL REPORT ON FUTURE OF WASHINGTON'S FORESTS AVAILABLE ONLINE
The final report on the research study "Future of Washington's Forests and Forest Industries," carried out by College researchers under contract to WA Department of Natural Resources, is now available online. Forestlands in Washington State have provided many products, services, and benefits for its citizens, the nation and other countries. Linked to these forestlands are the forest landowners, the industry that currently gives forestlands their value, and local, national and international communities that place both complementing and competing demands on these forestlands. The future of these forestlands and forest industries is the subject of this report. The report, as requested by the 2005 State Legislature, provides findings of research over the past two years to study timber availability conditions and management alternatives, direct and indirexct economic contributions of these the forestlands, the competitiveness of the industry in Washington, land-use pressures that exist for these lands, and the financial returns of State-owned forestlands. The study was implemented by teams of researchers; each team focused on a specific topic. The study areas are linked by the influences of alternative management options for forestlands and their effects on the economic performance, the industrys competitiveness and impacts of land use pressures. The studies provide a rich array of information from which the WA DNR and the College collaboratively developed policy recommendations for the Legislature. The findings identified issues that require deliberation and actions on the part of policy makers and stakeholders. The issues that are not yet clearly defined and require additional research are noted.

PROCEEDINGS FROM THE FORUM FOR CONSERVATION INCENTIVES AVAILABLE ONLINE
Proceedings from the Washington Forum for Conservation Incentives, held January 5, 2007, are now available on the Washington Biodiversity Project website. The proceedings contain notes from all of the sessions, including the breakout groups. The day began with introductory talks by Gene Duvernoy, Cascade Land Conservancy, and Dennis Canty, Evergreen Funding Consultants. A panel presentation gave Perspectives from the Field, with comments by Mike Shelby, Western Washington Agricultural Association; Ken Miller, Western Farm Forestry Association; Monty Mahan, Pierce County Conservation District; and Sara Vickerman, Defenders of Wildlife. Three speakers addressed Emerging Directions: Don Stuart, American Farmland Trust discussed the Farm Bill; Michelle Connor, Cascade Agenda, spoke about new tools for development, and Bettina von Hagen, Ecotrust, described the growth of conservation markets. The eight breakout sessions discussed a wide range of subjects, including conservation banking, regulatory flexibility, certification programs, payments for ecosystem services, and tax incentives. John Marzluff is the UW representative on the Washington Biodiversity Project.

NEWS FROM THE COFFEE CORNER -- BIODEGRADABLE COFFEE CUPS!
Sally Morgan is pleased to announce that the Anderson 107 coffee galley now has biodegradable coffee cups. Unlike the other cups we have had, these can be disposed of directly in the composting receptacle; please do not throw them in the regular landfill trash.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
The September issue of the National Geographic has a one page feature on the research of CFR's Erin Hagen on the firecrown hummingbird on Robinson Crusoe Island off the Chilean coast. We hope to have a link or at least a high quality pdf file of the article soon. Until then, the feature reads, "Fading Firecrown -- saving endangered species is a big job shadowed by big questions. Can we preserve them all? Should we even try? Researcher Erin Hagen doesn't have the answers. For now, she's doing what she can to help just one: the Juan Fernhndez firecrown, a showy, highly curious hummingbird that hovers on the edge of extinction. The firecrown lives only on Robinson Crusoe lsland, more than 400 miles off the coast of Chile. Nineteenth century records show the birds were so plentiful that collectors could shoot 100 males in a day. Now, perhaps 1,000 birds remain. Hagen, a University of Washington doctoral student, is working with the Chilean government to learn more about the bird's dramatic decline and to devise conservation plans. Clues suggest problems arrived from across the sea: Imported goats and plants reduced the firecrown's native food. Cats and rats ate the birds and their eggs. Even immigrant hummingbirds appear to vie for resources and now outnumber the firecrown two to one."

KUDOS

Send in your 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 23, 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 WEEKS BEGINNING AUGUST 18. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 18 AUGUST VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY NORTH BEND,WA
"Invasive Plant Removal at Gardiner Creek (North Bend, WA)," sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway. AM and PM shifts available; sign up online.

WEDNESDAY, 22 AUGUST PACIFIC CONNECTIONS WKSHP WPA, GRAHAM 4-7 PM
Washington Park Arboretum and the Pomegranate Centers are sponsoring a series of public community workshops to help create cedar support columns for the new Interpretive Shelter at the Washington Park Arboretum's Pacific Connections garden.

WEDNESDAY, 22 AUGUST NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE NISQUALLY,WA 7 PM
20th Anniversary Summer Lecture Series, "The Secret Lives of Whales: Tracking the movements and underwater behavior of blue and humpback whales," John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective, http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/.

THURSDAY, 23 AUGUST UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,DOUGLAS 7-9:30 PM
"Botanical Drawing 2," Kathy McKeehen. The course will teach techniques for a fully rendered botanical drawing and for dealing with light and shadow on forms. For fees and registration form, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST CAMPUS GARDEN TOUR UW CAMPUS 10 AM-NOON
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)Walking Tour, "Groves, Gardens, and Landscape Design: A garden history tour of the UW campus," Kathy Mendelson, horticulturalist. Learn about the majestic trees lining the UW's main entrance, the hidden treasures of the Grieg Garden, and the charms of the Medicinal Herb Garden. MOHAI members $20, General $25. Tickets available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com. Day-of-tickets subject to availability and an additional $5 fee. Meet at North Campus Entrance at Memorial Way, 17th Ave NE and NE 45th Street.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP
Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m., UW's Kane Hall, "Linnaeus Celebration Lecture," Magnus Liden, Curator of the Linnaeus gardens at Sweden's Uppsala Botanical Gardens. The lecture is part of several events worldwide celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl von Linne, known as Linnaeus, who devised the Latin binomial classification system for plants. Sponsored by the Northwest Perennial All ance (NPA), general admission $10; NPA members, students, and faculty free with ID.

IN MEMORIAM
CFR alum Dean Rae Berg ('78, '90, 95), long-time member of The Water Center's advisory board, has passed away. Dean was a professional forester with his own silvicultural engineering business that specialized in forest management and harvest design with an environmental emphasis; forest and ecosystem inventory, harvest planning and design; and riparian forest design and restoration, among other services. He contributed articles and book chapters to various publications over the years, including The Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers published by the University of Washington Press, and Restoring the Pacific Northwest: The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia, published by Island Press. He was also involved in local endeavors such as Earth Sanctuary on Whidbey Island.

WASHINGTON PULP AND PAPER FOUNDATION REPORTS SUCCESSFUL 2007
The Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation reports a sucessful fiscal year 2007. Highlights reported at its recent annual meeting included: exceeding its development goal of raising $3.4 million by June 2008 by one year; raising $14,509 through CFR Dean Bare's matching fund agreeemnt; exceeding its recruitment goal of 15 new freshmen per year; and ensureing that graduates of the PSE program are highly sought after, with 28 companies contacting WPPF seeking full time employees.

WATCH OUT FOR "POSTCARD" EMAIL
UW Computing & Communications alerts us to a new type of dangerous email that is arriving at the UW in large and increasing numbers. Email messages that say "a postcard is waiting for you, just click here," or something similar, are trying to entice you to visit a Web site capable of attacking your computer. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS OR GO TO ANY WEB ADDRESSES IN SUCH MESSAGES! If you do so, your computer is likely to be attacked by sophisticated programs designed to search for weaknesses in your computer's configuration and use them (if found) to inject viruses or bot programs into your computer. Simply visiting the Web page will cause an attack, even without clicking on anything in the page. Although up-to-date, well-maintained computers with\ current anti-virus software are less vulnerable, even they might be infected by such sites. Because they are simple text, these messages are difficult for anti-virus and anti-spam programs to identify and filter out. Check online for more information about these emails; if you need assistance, contact, C&C Customer Services at help@u.washington.edu or 206.543.5970.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See "Scientists In Trees," for a ScienCentral News web article and video on the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility, featuring Jerry Franklin, Ken Bible, and Matt Schroeder.
For more on coyotes in urban areas, see Seattle P-I article, "Small pet owners, beware: Coyotes take to city life," quoting John Marzluff.
For media coverage of Kathy Wolf's urban forestry research, see Chicago Tribune Article,"Floral report: Could the cost of keeping the city green ever has us asking Where have all the flowers gone? along Michigan Avenue?"
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KUDOS
Kudos to UW Publications Services designers John Linse and Jo-Ann Sire and all in the CFR Dean's office who worked on the College's Centennial Calendar; the calendar recently won a gold award from the University and College Designers Association.

Send in your 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 23, 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 WEEKS BEGINNING AUGUST 12. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 13 AUGUST THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 2 PM
"An individual-tree model to predict the annual growth of young stands of Douglas-fir in the Pacific Northwest," Nick Vaughn; Committee Chair: Eric Turnblom.

TUESDAY, 14 AUGUST THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 9 AM
"A model averaged Meta-analysis of Contingent Valuation Studies of Endangered Species," Adam Lewis; Committee Chair: John Perez Carcia.

WEDNESDAY, 15 AUGUST NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE NISQUALLY, WA 7 PM
20th Anniversary Summer Lecture Series, "The Future of Water, Ice, and Snow under Globabl Warming," Peter Rhines, Professor, UW College of Ocean & Fishery Sciences.

THURSDAY, 16 AUGUST MEH PRESENTATION UWBG, CUH 8:30 AM
"Riparian Buffer Enhancement Plan for the University Slough," Doug Schmitt; Committee Chair: Sarah Reichard.

THURSDAY, 16 AUGUST BIODIVERSITY COUNCIL NISQUALLY, WA 8:45 AM-4 PM
Biodiversity Council Meeting, Visitor Center Auditorium, Nisqually Wildlife Refuge.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

COLLEGE WELCOMES SERGEY RABOTYAGOV
A warm welcome to Sergey Rabotyagov, who will join us in October as assistant professor of natural resource economics. Sergey is presently completing defense of his doctoral dissertation at Iowa State University. We are very pleased that Sergey has agreed to start his academic career at the UW and look forward to his arrival.

COLLEGE WILL MISS JEFF AKEN
The College will miss Graduate Adviser Jeff Aken; our warm congratulations to him on his Master of Urban Planning degree from the UW and his new job at the Cascade Land Conservancy! A goodbye send-off on Monday, August 6, was attended by staff, faculty, and students, who all wished him well in his new endeavor.

INTERIM PROCEDURES FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFICE
Geetha Sukumaran writes, "To facilitate uninterrupted and efficient service to all of you during the interim period while we permanently restaff the Anderson 216 Financial Services Office, please follow the procedures outlined below: 1) For Purchasing and Travel items, email Patricia Wellman and COPY me at gitasuk@u.washington.edu. 2) For Petty cash and Accounts Receivables items, email Margaret Davis at and COPY me at gitasuk@u.washington.edu. 3) Please try to avoid in-person visits during this temporary phase as both staff are new, temporary, and still in the learning mode. Detailed emails re: questions/concerns and keeping me in the loop should help reduce the need for office visits. 4) I look forward to the opportunity to assist you with full staffing in the very near future!"

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN JULY 2007
"Vegetation Responses to Experimental Restoration Treatments in a Western Cascade meadow"; PIs: Charles Halpern and Sheena Hillstrom; sponsor: Ecological Society of America; amount: $3,000.
"Sun-Tree Identification in Tree Lists of Multi-Strata Stands"; PI: Eric Turnblom; sponsore: USDA Forest Service; amount: $73,339.

SUMMER YOUTH FORESTRY PROGRAM
Ara Erickson sends along the following information about a summer program co-sponsored by WSU Extension, CFR, and King County. "In July, 10 high school students participated in the first annual Summer Youth Forestry Institute. The students conducted a forest inventory at Taylor Mountain Forest in rural King County and learned about forest ecology, forestry, and natural resource management. The students implemented a permanent inventory plot system, collecting the inventory data, enduring 95-degree heat, pouring rain, blackberry thickets, and bees' nests. For most of them, this was their first extended experience in the forest and they learned alot in a short time about plant identification, tool use, teamwork, and forest functions. In addition to the inventory work, the students visited Fritch Mill, near Snohomish, to learn how the "round things become square things" and were joined most days by natural resource professionals who generously shared their time, their experiences, and information about professional opportunities available in natural resources fields. The students spent two days at CFR entering data and running treatment simulations using LMS; last Friday they presented a final report on their activities and data at the King County's King Street Center in downtown Seattle. The program was featured on the KING 5's 5 o'clock news on Saturday evening. Stay tuned for a link."

ROSMOND CELEBRATION AT ONRC
Development and Alumni Relations Director Tom Mentele writes about the July celebration at ONRC of the establishment of the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund. "Over 100 friends from the Forks community, along with CFR alumni and members of the College, met at ONRC for this celebration. The new endowed fund was established by the Rosmond Family (sisters Julie, Marti, and Polly) with the help of ONRC Director John Calhoun and Director of Education and Outreach, Ellen Matheny. This program support fund is now valued at approximately $40,000 and continues growing through gifts from the ONRC and College communities. The endowment helps pay for forestry education such as silviculture and tree identification in the Forks area. The fund also honors CFR alumnus Fred Rosmond ('39). Fred finished his degree in Logging Engineering, and returned from the service to establish the Rosmond Brothers Sawmill in the late 1940s. The mill was a major employer in Forks until the 1980s, and was well known for high quality cedar forest products. Fred was a civic leader, longtime SAF member, and trusted friend and advisor to CFR and ONRC. Fred and his spouse also established an arboretum in Forks that is now looked after by Olympic National Park Ranger Jon Preston.

ALUMNI NEWS
Mark Swanson ('07) writes, "On July 27, 2007, the UW formally accepted my dissertation as the final element of a completed doctoral course of study in Forest Ecosystem Analysis! After 6 1/2 years of work, I am finally done! Also, I have accepted a faculty position at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. As of August 20, 2007, I will be Assistant Professor of Landscape Ecology and Silviculture in the Department of Natural Resources. My goal is to serve the people and natural resources of this state to the best of my ability through teaching, research, extension, and consulting. As soon as I have updated contact information, I'll let you know. I'll miss Seattle, but I plan to be back quite frequently. And I extend an invitation to you all to come over to eastern Washington and visit me whenever you like.
Charles Wick ('79, '79) is a team leader of the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), a U.S. Army laboratory that is the nation's principal research and development center for non-medical chemical and biological defense. His career has spanned both the public sector and the military; his better-known work in the area of forensic science has occurred in concert with the Department of Defense. His thesis and dissertation topics at CFR concerned relative decay resistance of hardwoods, and the acoustic basis for determining differences in species of wood.

JERRY FRANKLIN KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR FOREST GUILD PNW MEETING
The Forest Guild Pacific Northwest Meeting will be held in the foothills of the Cascades near North Bend, WA from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, October 12-14, 2007, at the Cedar River Watershed Educational Center. Jerry Franklin will be the keynote speaker and will also lead attendees on tours around the Cedar River Watershed and Tiger Mountain State Forest. Presentations by local members will touch on sustainability indicators for foresters, personal forest profiles, forestry consulting, value adding to harvests, and carbon credits update. For more information, contact Forest Guild Northwest Region coordinator Jean Shaffer. Founded in 1995, the Forest Guild is a national association of more than 600 professional foresters and associated resource professionals whose mission is to promote ecologically, economically, and socially responsible forestry as a means of sustaining the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS TO BUILD PACIFIC CONNECTIONS GARDEN SHELTER
The Arboretum Foundation and the Pomegranate Center will hold a series of public community workshops that will create support columns for the new Interpretive Shelter at the Washington Park Arboretum. During the workshops, the community will help sand, carve, and stain cedar columns that will support the new Interpretive Shelter. The shelter will mark the entrance to the Pacific Connections Garden. This Interpretive Shelter will be built from Western Red cedars that have been damaged by winter wind storms. The cedar logs will be salvaged and used as the support columns for the shelter. The Pacific Connections Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum is a multi-phase project scheduled to break ground in October 2007. The garden will incorporate indigenous plants from the Pacific Northwest, Chile, Eastern China, New Zealand, and Australia to help forge bonds between these separate yet connected regions. The Pacific Connections project, formerly called the South Entry/Madrona Terrace project, was re-named to reflect its elements more closely. Saturday Workshops: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
* August 11
* August 18
* September 15
Wednesday Workshops: 4-7 p.m.
* August 15
* August 22
* September 12
No experience is needed to participate in the workshops, but please RSVP to Janet at 425.557.6412 or janet@pomegranate.org. Participants must be 15 or older.

LOW IMPACT TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIES
CFR's Student and Academic Services Office applaudes the Development Team for their low-impact transportation strategies! They write, "In collegial competition, we want to challenge others to join in! All three of us have a pretty eco-friendly commute as well: Michelle bikes in, and Debra, who currently car commutes part-way to work, will be a bus-only commuter starting in August. Anyone else?"

UW PROFESSIONAL STAFF EMPLOYEES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
In April 2007 the Legislature passed Substitute House Bill 2361 granting certain higher education professional staff employees the right to pursue collectively bargaining. The bill was effective July 22, 2007. This means that union representatives may contact professional staff about union representation for collective bargaining. If you want union representation sign the card. If you do not want union representation do not sign the card. If you are unsure, do not sign the card until you have more information, as this can be an irrevocable decision. The Professional Staff Organization board has prepared a Q&A in an effort to answer some of the questions you may have..

REQUEST FOR INPUT, ARTS & SCIENCES DEAN SEARCH
To assist the UW Arts and Sciences Dean Search Committee in identifying the best candidate pool, the Search Advisory Committee Chair, College of Engineering Dean Matt O'Donnell invites the campus community to send comments to the search committee regarding the desired attributes of a new dean. You can do this online; the site will accept comments until August 31, 2007. All comments will be shared with the entire committee. Please remember that this site is about ATTRIBUTES. Do NOT use this forum for nominations. Nominations should be submitted to: Parker Executive Search, 5 Concourse Parkway, #2440, Atlanta, GA 30328; 770.804.1996 ext: 109; lwilder@parkersearch.com.

KUDOS

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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