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The Straight Grain
Volume 27, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING AUGUST 30. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

WEDNESDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER NATIONAL PARKS DISCUSSION KANE 110 6-9 PM
National Parks Conservation Association panel discussion, "The Way In: The future of access to Northwest National Parks."

THURSDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION WPA, GRAHAM 4-7 PM
Calligraphy demonstration, co-sponsored by UW Botanic Gardens, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the Japanese Garden Advisory Council, at Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center, Harada Roshi, Zen Master. For more information on Harada Roshi, see http://onedropzendo.org/teacher.htm, for more information about the event, phone Judy Myokyo at 360.321.2810.

THURSDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER PUGET SOUND TOXIC CHEMICALS SEATTLE REI 7 PM
People for Puget sound presentation, "Toxic Chemicals in Puget Sound's Food Web," Jim West, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
Friday-Saturday, September 12-13, 2008, NW Horticultural Society Fall Plant Sale, Warren G. Magnuson Park, 12-6:30 p.m. Friday; 9-3 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday-Wednesday, September 14-17, Friday Harbor Laboratories, San Juan Island, UW Program on Climate Change Summer Institute/FHL Centennial Symposium, "How Does Ocean Circulation Matter for Climate Change?"
Tuesday, September 16, 2008, HUB West Ballroom, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Annual College Strategic Planning Retreat, HUB West Ballroom. Stay tuned for details.
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 16-17, 2008, Stand Management Cooperative’s 2008 Annual Fall Meeting, Little Creek Casino and Resort, Kamilche, WA.
Saturday, September 20, 2008, Pacific Connections Garden Opening Celebration, Washington Park Arboretum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate the opening of the new Pacific Connections Garden featuring horticultural displays from five Pacific Rim countries. Fun for the whole family, with activities, tours, and more. Watch for transportation and event details at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/.

COLLEGE WELCOMES CAROLINE ROSEVEAR
A warm welcome to Caroline Rosevear, who will soon join the College as our new Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations. Caroline brings an excellent repertoire of development experience gained from her previous role in the UW Medicine development team.  We look forward to welcoming Caroline here on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008!

WEYERHAEUSER GIFTS INCLUDE RECENT GIFT TO NW ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM
Various Weyerhaeuser donors, including the Weyerhaeuser Company, the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, and the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation have given generously to several College gift funds during the current fiscal year. Gifts have included completing a campaign pledge to establish the Weyerhaeuser Professorship in the Colleges of Forest Resources and Engineering, support for the David R.M. Scott Endowed Professorship, support for the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation, and a gift to fund bioresource science research. The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation also recently made an award to support the College's Northwest Environmental Forum. This follows an earlier gift to the Forum from the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation. These two contributions, and gifts from other supporters including nonprofits like The Nature Conservancy and the Cascade Land Conservancy, will help the NW Environmental Forum continue to bring people, science, and technology together to resolve complex environmental and natural resource issues. The Northwest Environmental Forum advances collaborative decision making by providing a neutral, information rich setting for diverse groups to convene and offer differing perspectives on natural resource sustainability issues involving the forests, fish, wildlife, people, and industries of the Pacific Northwest. See .

ALUMNI UPDATES
Javier Simonetti (PhD 1986) is on the faculty of the University of Chile’s Department of Ecological Sciences in Santiago, Chile. He is interested in the ecology and conservation of Latin American biodiversity; his research focuses on plant-animal interactions in fragmented forests and the role of the habitat matrix for species survival.
Mark Finney (MS 1986) went on to get a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a research forester with the USDA Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Behavior Project at the Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, MT. His current research interests are fire behavior and fire behavior modeling. Before taking his current position, was a research scientist and consultant, and a fire ecologist at Sequoia National Park.
William Helin (MS 1987) is the director of the USDA Forest Service’s Enterprise Program in Washington, DC. Enterprise Program employees provide a variety of services at competitive prices within the agency. The program began as an experiment; it marked its tenth anniversary in 2007 and is now a permanent, nationwide program within the Forest Service.
Carol McKay (BS 1987) went on to get an MS from North Carolina State University. She is a science and math teacher at Capital High School in Olympia, WA.
Jennifer Astrella (BS 2004) is the executive director of Mosaico Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization in Bristol, RI.
Sean Dugan (MFR 2004) is an arborist with Tree Solutions in Seattle, WA.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For an article about John Marzluff's crow research, see New York Times "Friend or foe? Crows never forget a face, it seems."
See the Summer 2008 Garden Notes, the NW Horticultural Society's newsletter, for two articles by CFR staff -- "An Experiment in Dry Shade Gardening," Rizanino Reyes, and "Miller Library News," Brian Thompson.
For a LiveScience article by Joanne Ho, social sciences graduate student, see "Economist hedges bets on wildfires in California."

KUDOS
Kudos to all who participated in the ABET accreditation review for the College's Paper Science and Engineering (PSE) undergraduate curriculum. The news has just arrived that PSE is now accredited to September 30, 2014.
Kudos and a Dean's Starbuck "CFR Stars" card to Chuck Grove. Says Clare Ryan, "Chuck has been extremely helpful (and patient!) to me as I have gotten a new laptop computer up and running, and in working bugs out! He deserves some coffee!!"
Kudos from a student in ESRM 320/321 to Dorothy Paun -- the student writes, "The classes have been enormously helpful in a variety of ways ... I now understand the basic nuances and fundamentals of business. Unlike History, which essentially stays with me in academia, the terminology and strategies I've learned in 320/321 are quite relevant and applicable in the real world. When I turn on MSNBC or CNN and watch a business program, I can now comprehend exactly what they're talking about. E.g., 20 minutes ago there was a discussion on CNN about insider trading. 3 months ago I wouldn't have had the slightest idea what they were talking about. I can now confidently say I understand how to read financial reports, cash flow analysis, equity, marketing strategies, and effective HR management. As a liberal arts major this had been stuff wholly lost on me prior to this summer. Your class was enormously effective in this regard ..."

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/cfr2/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 27, 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 onlline.

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

SATURDAY, 23 AUGUST FOREST OWNERS' FIELD DAY NASELLE, WA 8 AM
WSU-King County Extension, Western WA Forest Owners' Field Day. Presentations include helping landowners devastated by storm damage: salvaging blowdown, managing a timber sale, reforestation, forest health, thinning and pruning, and more. .

SUNDAY, 24 AUGUST 3'S FOR TREES EVENT LAKE SAMMAMISH ST PK 12-2 PM
"3’s for Trees in the Greenway," event recognizes Carter Subaru and the Seattle Storm for their commitment to planting trees in the Mountains to Sound Greenway as part of the Seattle Storm's Go Green campaign. Food, games, and green activities that you and your favorite Storm player can enjoy together.

SUNDAY, 24 AUGUST CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED BENEFIT SEATTLE, WA 5-8 PM
"Friends of the Cedar River Watershed: Dinner with friends," supports habitat restoration and conservation efforts within the Cedar River Watershed. FCRW receives a portion of the night's proceeds, Island Soul Restaurant,Columbia City neighborhood,4869 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA.

WEDNESDAY, 27 AUGUST NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE OLYMPIA,WA 7 PM
21st Anniversary Summer Lecture Series: The Natural World below and above Us, "Night Skies over Nisqually: Talking and viewing," Paula Szkody, UW Department of Astronomyy.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 27-29 AUGUST TAPPI CONFERENCE PORTLAND, OR
TAPPI International Conference, "Bioenergy and Bioproducts."

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
Wednesday, September 3, 2008, Kane 110, National Parks Conservation Association panel discussion, "The Way In: The future of access to Northwest National Parks."
Tuesday, September 16, 2008, HUB West Ballroom, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Annual College Strategic Planning Retreat, HUB West Ballroom. Stay tuned for details.
Sunday-Wednesday, September 14-17, 2008, Friday Harbor Laboratories, San Juan Island, UW Program on Climate Change Summer Institute/FHL Centennial
Symposium, "How Does Ocean Circulation Matter for Climate Change?"
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 16-17, 2008, Stand Management Cooperative’s 2008 Annual Fall Meeting, Little Creek Casino and Resort, Kamilche, WA.
Saturday, September 20, 2008, Pacific Connections Garden Opening Celebration, Washington Park Arboretum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Save the date! Travel the world in your own backyard! Come celebrate the opening of the new Pacific Connections Garden featuring horticultural displays from five Pacific Rim countries. Fun for the whole family, with activities, tours, and more. Watch for transportation and event details at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/.

VOLUNTEERS BUILD RAIN GARDEN AT PACK FOREST
Duane Emmons writes, "On Saturday, August 8th, 20 volunteers from the Nisqually Stream Stewards assisted Center for Sustainable Forestry staff in the installation of a rain garden at the entrance to Pack Forest. Stewardship Partners, a non-profit organization that helps private landowners restore and preserve the the state's natural landscapes, oversaw the design and construction of the garden and provided the funds to buy planting materials and native plants for the garden. Rain gardens collect water running off of impervious surfaces and allow it to filter back into the groundwater instead of running onto driveways and roads and collecting pollutants. Rain gardens also filter sediments and pollution from the water. The Pack Forest rain garden is one of many being developed in the Nisqually Watershed and will be used to demonstrate practical, low impact development strategies to homeowners. Rain gardens have the potential to make a significant difference in stormwater pollution and are relatively inexpensive and easy to implement. In the coming months the Center for Sustainable Forestry and the Stewardship Partners will install a second rain garden in the main Pack Forest campus that will collect runoff from Pack's McBride Hall."

PROGRAM FOR FOREST SECTOR MODELING CONFERENCE DEVELOPED
John Perez-Garcia is chairing the organizing committee that will bring a conference of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) to the UW in November 17-29, 2008. Entitled “Forest Sector Modeling: State-of-the-Art and Future Challenges in an Expanding Global Marketplace,” conference co-sponsors include the College’s Center for International Trade in Forest Products, the European Forest Institute, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the USDA Forest Service, and Oregon State University. Birger Solberg of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences will give the keynote address. Discussion topics will include short-term versus long-term modeling issues, use of econometric results as modeling input, opportunities for integrating models across sectors, integrating forest sector and biological system models, treatment of uncertainty, and incorporating wood-based bioenergy models.

FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS PRESENT AT ESA ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America on August 5-8, 2008, in Milwaukee, WI was attended by faculty, staff, and students from the College who presented oral papers and posters. Josh Lawler's Landscape and Conservation Ecology Lab participated in many ways. Post-docs Betsy Bancroft and Evan Girvetz gave oral presentations entitled: "A Multi-scale Ensemble Model for Predicting Habitat Suitability" and "Assessing Recent Climatic Changes within the Contiguous United States," respectively. Doctoral student Chad Wilsey spoke on "Avian Communities and Vegetation Structure in Cacao and Banana Agroforests of Talamanca, Costa Rica." Master's degree student Jorge Ramos was an invited speaker and panel member at the session on "Student Diversity: Trail blazers in transforming the culture of ecology" and was a co-author on the poster "ESA Sowing SEEDS of Sustainability in Chiapas, Mexico." Jorge was able to attend this year's ESA meeting thanks to the SEEDS Alumni Mentor travel scholarship that allowed him to mentor undergraduates from underrepresented groups in the field of ecology during the meeting. The lab would like to thank Josh Lawler for his continuing support and encouragement to participate in the ESA meeting. Oral and poster presentations by other CFR researchers included, "Using Technology to Get People Back in Touch with Nature," co-author Karen Dvornich; "Responses of Vascular and Non-vascular Plants to Structural-retention Harvests in the Pacific Northwest, co-authors from CFR, Charles Halpern and Shelley Evans; "Postharvest Organic Matter Retention as a Potential Mechanism for Soil Carbon Sequestration," co-author Rob Harrison; "Initial Effects of Burn Piles on Vegetation and Soil following Conifer Removal from a Montane Meadow," co-author Charles Halpern; and "Temporal Dynamics of Tree-herb Interactions in a Montane Meadow: Effects of tree age and species," co-authors Charles Halpern and Ryan Haugo.

CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION AT WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM
UW Botanic Gardens is a co-sponsor of an upcoming calligraphy demonstration scheduled for September 4, 2008 from 4-7 p.m. at the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum. The demonstration features calligraphy by Harada Roshi, an esteemed Zen Master in the Rinsai tradition who has trained with Zen master and calligrapher Yamada Mumon Roshi, and for the last 24 years has served as the Abbot of Sogenji, a Rinsai Zen monastery in Okayama, Japan. Calligraphy has a long and rich history in Japan both as an art form and as a teaching device well suited to Zen with its emphasis on immediate and spontaneous expression. During the demonstration, Harada Roshi will paint a number of scrolls, talk about their content, and take questions from the audience. The scrolls will be available for sale. The demonstration, free and open to the public, is presented by a partnership of Seattle Parks and Recreation, UW Botanic Gardens, and the Japanese Garden Advisory Council. For more information on Shodo Harada Roshi, see http://onedropzendo.org/teacher.htm. For more information about the event, telephone Judy Myokyo at 360.321.2810.

BUILDING COORDINATOR NOTES: FIRE ALARMS AND SURPLUS
Sally Morgan writes, " The Winkenwerder fire alarms will be tested next Tuesday, August 26th, between 8:45-9:30 a.m.; the test will last approximately 10 minutes. There is no need to evacuate the building during this test. Some of you have responded to my recent call for surplus, but if you have thought of anything since then, please let me know. I will have moving services come too, so if there is something that you need to have in a different location, tell me, slm@u.washington.edu, about that as well. Finally, if you have office supplies or equipment that you no longer want or need, please bring it to the small room between the mail room and the coffee area in Anderson. Add what you have to the pile and take what you want from what is already there (this is the very best sort of recycling: reuse for free!)."

ALUMNI UPDATES
James Burchfield (MFR 1986) went on to get a PhD from the University of Michigan. He is associate dean and professor in the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation in Missoula, MT. In his career he has been both a rural sociologist and a forester, and his interests focus on how people may reside and interact with forest and grassland settings in a productive, harmonious manner. He has served as director of the Bolle Center for People and Forests at the University of Montana, and for nearly 20 years worked for the USDA Forest Service in Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington, with a three year assignment in Washington DC as a policy analyst in the International Program Office. He also spent three years in the mid-1970s as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a small rural village in northern Guatemala.
Leslie Hamann is the head coach of the Garfield High School volleyball program, in Seattle WA. She is the co-producer, with husband Jack, of “Generation IX," a 2007 public television documentary about the first generation of women athletes to grow up under Title IX, the federal law granting equal access and opportunity for female athletes. The documentary features the UW volleyball team, and includes the team's journey to China. Leslie was also the primary researcher for Jack Hammon’s book, “On American Soil,” the true story of the largest and longest Army court-martial of World War II, in which 43 African-American soldiers were charged with rioting and 28 were convicted. The book reveals that an investigation done before the trial contradicts most of the testimony given during the court-martial. Leslie also worked for a decade as a silviculturalist for the USDA Forest Service.
Joy Munkers (BS 1986) is the director of planning and development for Community Transit in Everett, WA. This year she received a 20-year service award in which she was commended for being “instrumental in arranging and finalizing the Community Transit/Everett Transit partnership” and for “her skills, performance, professionalism, and commitment to her job.”
Jai-Chyi Pei (MS 1986) went on to get a PhD at the University of Montana. He is professor and chair of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology’s Department of Wildlife Conservation in Pingtung, Taiwan, where his research focuses on wildlife population ecology and management, mammalogy, and human dimensions of nature conservation.
Kenneth Van Zee (BS 1986) is a forest manager with the USDI Bureau of Indian Affair’s Southern Ute Agency in Ignacio, CO.
Claire Montgomery (PhD 1990, MFR 1986) is a professor in Oregon State University College of Forestry’s Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management. Her current research focuses on forest economics and econometrics.
S. Peter Severtson (MS 2006, BS 1986) coordinates the WA Department of Ecology’s Regional Biosolids Program in Yakima, WA.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See "Cool Schools: 10 that get it" for a ranking of U.S. universities by Sierra Magazine. The UW is ranked #9; the article references College of Forest Resources.
For recent local media stories quoting alum and Seattle senior urban forester Mark Mead, see "Seven Large City Trees Found Poisoned" and "Trees Dying; Poison suspected."
For coverage of the Center for Urban Horticulture arson trials, see "UW arsonist receives 3-year prison sentence."

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/cfr2/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 27, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING AUGUST 17. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 18-22 AUGUST CONSERVATION BIOL SYMPOSIUM FRIDAY HARBOR,WA
Friday Harbor Laboratories Research Symposium, "Enacting Conservation Biology across a Cascade of Scales: Does mechanism matter?"

WEDNESDAY, 20 AUGUST NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE OLYMPIA,WA 7 PM
"Bison: Back from the brink," Kenneth Ziontez, Heritage University. See .

SATURDAY, 23 AUGUST FOREST OWNERS' FIELD DAY NASELLE, WA 8 AM
WSU-King County Extension, Western WA Forest Owners' Field Day. Presentations include helping landowners devastated by storm damage: salvaging
blowdown, managing a timber sale, reforestation, forest health, thinning and pruning, and more.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

*A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
September 16, 2008, Annual College Strategic Planning Retreat, HUB West Ballroom. Stay tuned for details.
September 16-17, 2008, Stand Management Cooperative’s 2008 Annual Fall Meeting, Little Creek Casino and Resort, Kamilche, WA.
September 20, 2008, Pacific Connections Garden Opening Celebration, Washington Park Arboretum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Save the date! Travel the world in
your own backyard! Come celebrate the opening of the new Pacific Connections Garden featuring horticultural displays from five Pacific Rim countries. Fun for the whole family, with activities, tours, and more. Watch for transportation and event details at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/.

IN MEMORIAM, MORT LAURIDSEN ('39)
The College mourns the loss of alumnus, friend, and UW Laureate, Morten J. Lauridsen, Jr. (BSF 1939). Mort passed away in Beaverton, OR on Friday, August 8th, 2008 at the age of 98. He had a long and distinguished relationship with the College and the UW, beginning in the late 1920s, when he entered the College as a freshman. During his undergraduate years he interrupted his studies to work for the USDA Forest Service to help pay his way through school. After graduation and timber survey work for the Forest Service, Mort was recruited to join the Office of Naval Intelligence at the outset of WWII. After the war, he married, raised a family, and built a career as a federal timber assessor with the IRS. Mort remained close to the College and the field of forestry throughout his life. He was a member of the College of Forest Resources Alumni Association, the Society of American Foresters, and the USFS Old Smokies. During his lifetime, he decided to make a philanthropic impact at the College and over the years contributed to several scholarship funds, including the Pearce, Millan, and the Gessel funds, and later made a capstone gift to help establish the David R. M. Scott Professorship in Forest Resources. Mort also established planned gifts to benefit the College’s most pressing financial needs, in addition to providing funds for its students and programs. In a recent UW Alumni Association Columns article, he said, “I remember the difficult time I had in finishing school and there could be students facing the same problem, who could use assistance through scholarships”. Thanks to his foresight and generosity, one of Mort’s most enduring legacies will be that students can stay in school, and go on to become leaders in the field of natural resources. We are grateful to Mort for his many years of unforgettable friendship and thoughtful philanthropic support.

FACULTY AND STUDENTS PRESENT AT CONFERENCES
Sergey Rabotyagov attended the July 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association/American Council on Consumer Interests in Orlando, FL. Sergey participated in a concurrent session on "Incentives and Water Quality Protection" and presented a paper that he co-authored on energy crops and agricultural conservation practices and their implications for water quality protection.
Wildlife Science grad student Thuy-Vy Bui writes, "The joint meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists took place from August 4-8, 2008 in Portland, OR. The goal of the meeting was to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas about avian research and conservation. Plenary speakers gave speeches each morning while symposia and sessions covering various topics in ornithological research occurred every afternoon. Evenings were filled with poster sessions, workshops, and a student quiz bowl. Attendees were able to present their own research or topic of interest in the form of a poster or an oral presentation. Several field trips to nearby points of interest took place throughout the duration of the meeting. This was my first time attending an ornithological meeting, during which I had the opportunity to present my research on variation in raven abundance by land cover in western Wyoming. I found the entire experience to be both educational and enjoyable." Thuy-Vy received support for attending the conference from the GSFEI graduate student travel award and the College's Lockwood Endowed Fund for Program Enhancement.

REPORT ON CALIFORNIA CONDOR RELEASED
John Marzluff was among the six scientists who authored a recently released report on the conservation of the California Condor. The report, an initiative of the American Ornithologists' Union and Audubon California, concluded that the California condor, rescued from extinction in an elaborate and expensive recovery effort, has become tantamount to a zoo animal in the wild and can't survive on its own without a ban on lead ammunition across its vast Western ranges. For an LA Times article on the report, seehttp://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-condors9-2008aug09,0,3845910.story.

CHANGES IN FEDERAL AGRICULTURE RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
An article prepared by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges describes recent changes in agriculture research organizations as a result of the new Farm Bill. Notably, a new National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and a new Research, Education, and Extension Office were created. The former replaces CSREES and the latter will coordinate programs and activities across all of USDA’s research agencies. The NRI competitive grants program is now known as the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), and will be USDA’s premier competitive research program. It combines the NRI and the Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems (IFAFS) into one program to ensure an emphasis on extension and integrated research. Congress has not adopted either the FY 09 Agriculture or Interior appropriation bills. It is very likely that a continuing resolution will be adopted when Congress returns from recess in September and the appropriation bills delayed until possibly early in 2009.

FIGHT EMAIL SPAM; BEWARE PHISHING SCAMS
From the UW Online Technology News: "For most, some spam in our Inboxes is old hat; for others, it's both unpleasant and new. UW email systems do protect us, but never completely. Save yourself aggravation by deleting messages when the subject indicates something unwanted. Do the same with the ever more realistic phishing scams like those purportedly from your bank or a 'university support' group that ask for a password or other private data. Be suspicious of email you aren't expecting; don't click on links in the message. WebPine users can help improve spam protection when they select spam messages in their Inboxes and click the 'Report Spam' button."

AUDIT REQUREMENTS FOR UW EQUIPMENT
It’s time for a review of audit requirements with respect to UW equipment (items coded 06-XX). Here are the basics:
Receiving: Immediately upon receipt of new equipment, review the packing slip that comes with the equipment, noting any discrepancies; then sign and date the packing slip and send it to the appropriate budget file or to CFR Financial Services, Box 352100.
Identification: Immediately upon receipt of new equipment, notify Marc Morrison, mmorriso@u.washington.edu, so that he can tag the item and enter it into the UW’s equipment inventory database. He will appreciate knowing the location of the item and its serial number for tagging purposes.
Change of equipment location or “custodian”: If you decide to move equipment from its documented location to another location or to hand its control to someone else, notify Marc Morrison so that he can update the UW equipment database. Please note that when you or those you supervise leave CFR employment, you should request an equipment report to ensure that any necessary changes to equipment control are made; this is especially true for faculty who typically have an extensive equipment listing.
Accounting for all equipment in a timely and accurate fashion will help to minimize our audit risk.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Phillip Rodbell (BS 1982) went on to get a master’s degree at North Carolina State University. He is an urban and community forestry program manager for the USDA Forest Service’s Northeastern Area, in Newtown Square, PA. He joined the 20-state region after nearly five years as urban forestry coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management. Prior to his state work, he served as urban forester and Global ReLeaf coordinator for the nonprofit American Forests, and science editor of Urban Forests magazine.
Jeannette Denholm Gurung (MS 1985) is the director of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) in Ithaca, NY. She spent 22 years in Asia leading gender mainstreaming at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development) in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. She is active in international advocacy work through her dual roles as a focal person for women with the Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Initiative within the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization, and as a gender focal person for the UN Forum on Forests.
Devra Jarvis (MS 1985) went on to get a PhD in biology at the UW. She is a senior scientist for Biodiversity International in Rome, Italy, where she focuses on in situ conservation.
Richard Rollins (PhD 1985) is professor in Vancouver Island University’s Department of Recreation and Tourism in Nanaimo, BC, where his areas of interest include environmental issues and conservation, outdoor recreation, adventure tourism, ecotourism, national parks, marine protected areas, and international development.
William Gaines (PhD 2002) is a forest wildlife ecologist with the USDA Forest Service’s Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest in Leavenworth, WA.
Robin Lesher (PhD 2005) is an ecologist for the USDA Forest Services’s Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. She has worked in the park’s Ecology Program since 1984; her specialty is inventorying the forest’s non-vascular flora called cryptogams (cryptic = tiny and gams = seeds), which include lichens, liverworts, and mosses. In 1993 she discovered a new species of unique type of moss; it was named after her, <em>Grimmia lesherae</em>.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a letter by Bruce Bare in the August 2008 issue of the Society of American Foresters publication Forestry Source, commenting on a June 2008 story concerning forestry education in WAshington state, see "UW Forestry Program to Remain Vibrant and Strong."

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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
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The Straight Grain
Volume 27, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING AUGUST 10. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY-MONDAY, 9-11 AUGUST NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL EUGENE,OR
Natural Resources Council Conference.

THROUGH 10 AUGUST WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT BURKE MUSEUM
"Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a warming world," a traveling exhibit organized by Earthjustice, International League of Conservation Photographers, Noah Alliance, and Conservation International. See also http://www.irreplaceablewild.org/.

MONDAY, 11 AUGUST FOREST MULCHING DEMO LAKE WENATCHEE,WA 10 AM
WSU Extension Forest Mulching Demonstration, Nason Creek, Lake Wenatchee, no registration fee. Contact Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension, 509.667.6540 or andyp@wsu.edu.

WEDNESDAY, 13 AUGUST NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE OLYMPIA,WA 7 PM
"Ups and Downs in Puget Sound: Saga of the Dungeness crab and spot prawn," Greg Jensen, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

FRIDAY, 15 AUGUST STREAM MONITORING CLASS EVERETT,WA 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Adopt-a-Stream-Foundation Streamkeepers Academy, "Sustaining Living Rivers: The role of biological monitoring," UW Professor Emeritus James Karr.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
September 16, 2008, Annual College Strategic Planning Retreat, HUB West Ballroom. Stay tuned for details.
September 16-17, 2008, Stand Management Cooperative’s 2008 Annual Fall Meeting, Little Creek Casino and Resort, Kamilche, WA.

JAMES RIDGEWAY PROFESSORSHIP AWARDED
Dean Bare writes, "I am delighted to announce that Associate Professor Greg Ettl, Director of the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest, has been awarded the James W. Ridgeway Professorship in Forest Resources, effective September 16, 2008. The Ridgeway Professorship in Forest Resources was established to enhance our ability to attract and retain distinguished faculty. Candidates shall have demonstrated, through professional activities, expertise in forest management and/or sustainable resource sciences. In particular, candidates must address how they intend to contribute to the continuing development of the science of sustainability as it pertains to natural resource management. Nominations solicited from faculty were reviewed by the EFC and Greg was recommended as the preferred candidate." "Jim Ridgeway (BSF 1938) was a leader in Washington forestry and a loyal supporter of the College," adds Development and Alumni Directions Director Tom Mentele. "Jim grew up in Seattle, went to Roosevelt High, and became interested in forestry while in the Boy Scouts with his younger brother, Robert. He was a greatest generation WWII vet, and then returned to work as a forester in the Snoqualmie area. He once said that his happiest days were living in an old cabin near North Bend after the war, spending time riding in his red jeep through the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. He had a long career at WA Department of Natural Resources (DNR), hiring many of our alumni throughout the years. He was proud of the profession of forestry and of the DNR. He attended many College events and provided most of the funds for this professorship as part of an annuity within his estate plan. He also funded a scholarship in his name, with the dream that one day the Ridgeway Professor would get to know the Ridgeway scholar. Jim died the day after Christmas in 2004. According to his wishes, his ashes were strewn at the base of a mountain in his favorite forest."

GRADUATE STUDENT PRESENTS AT INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE
Indroneil Ganguly, a final-year PhD student in the College who is affiliated with the Center for International Trade in Forest Products, attended the 12th annual International Educator's Institute (IEI) organized by the World Forestry Center from July 14-21, 2008 in Corbett, OR. IEI is a week-long conference/field tour that brings together forest researchers and educators from all over the U.S. and abroad. Indroneil presented a paper on the forest profile of India, emphasizing the social and ecological aspects of India's Joint Forest Management program. The registration fee for attending the IEI was waived through a fellowship from the Forestry Center's World Forestry Institute, and travel expenses for attending the conference were funded by the GSFEI graduate student travel award and by the College's Lockwood Endowed Fund for Program Enhancement.

NEWS FROM THE PNW COOPERATIVE ECOSYSTEMS STUDIES UNIT
The newly redesigned web pages summarizing the National Park Service's botanical efforts in the Pacific Northwest are now available online. This website is the result of a cooperative project among the UW Burke Museum, North Cascades National Park, and Mount Rainier National Park The UW Herbarium (WTU) at the Burke Museum is an international resource for research into the diversity, distribution, and ecology of Pacific Northwest vascular plants, non-vascular plants, fungi, lichen, and algae. With over 600,000 specimens currently in the collections and between 5,000-10,000 specimens added annually, WTU is one of the largest herbaria in the region.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Dawn Neuman (PhD 1980) has recently been appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University Channel Islands. She will lead the university's academic direction, as well as oversee fiscal resources, and help garner public support for academic programs. She was previously Professor and Vice Provost for academic resources at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her research specialization is plant environmental stress and integrating hormones.
Ruth Nicholson Siguenza (BS 1983) went on to get an MPA from the UW. She is a certified professional facilitator with a business in Mill Creek, WA, and has worked in facilitation of environmental issues for over a decade.
Eric Hoberg (PhD 1984) is the zoologist and curator of the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s U.S. National Parasite Collection in Beltsville, MD. His research focuses on integrated biosystematics and taxonomy for parasites among ungulates and other vertebrates. For a 2005 Washington Post article on Eric, see "Freaky freeloaders: Leeches, tapeworms, and lice are some of the parasites who live off us"
Mark Rubbert (BS 1984) went on to get an MS in engineering from the UW. He is an elk rancher, charter boat captain, and inventor in Bend, OR. He bought the 5,000-acre Ochoco Valley Ranch in the late 1990s, sold off the cattle, and began transforming it into a place where the area elk could winter. Restoring the land by controlled burning, planting native trees and grasses, and controlling erosion on the properties' roads and stream banks, he has been able to bring cattle back to the ranch and maintain a healthy habitat for wintering elk.
Erik Anderson (MS 1987, BS 1984) is chief executive officer of Louis Dreyfus Commodities North American region, in Wilton, CT, where he coordinates worldwide grain activities. He joined Louis Dreyfus in 1988 as a trader and has worked in several of its international offices, including Buenos Aires and Paris, where he headed the European grain and oilseeds operations before returning to the U.S.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See "Agency makes it tough to keep tabs on animal kills," for an Oregonian article that references John Marzluff.
For a story featuring research by alum Connie Harrington (PhD 1984), see "Ecologists clear firs to let in light for oaks ."
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 27, Number 4

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfr2/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING AUGUST 3. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfr2/events/ for a complete list of upcoming
seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY-FRIDAY, 3-8 AUGUST ESA ANNUAL MEETING MILWAUKEE, WI
Ecological Society of America 93rd Annual Meeting, "Enhancing Ecological Thought by Linking Research and Education."

SUNDAY-SATURDAY, 4-9 AUGUST ORNITHOLOGY MEETING PORTLAND, OR
Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Participants from the College include John Marzluff, who will be co-presenting a workshop on the use of radio-tracking methods and technology in ecological studies with birds. See http://www.pdxbirds08.org/.

WEDNESDAY, 6 AUGUST NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE OLYMPIA,WA 7 PM
"Are We the Weathermakers?," Richard Gammon, UW School of Oceanography and Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

WEDNESDAY, 6 AUGUST CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE UW,BURKE MUSEUM 7 PM
"The Northwest in a Warming World: Water, wildlife and (scientific) wisdom," Lara Binder and Jeremy Littell, UW Climate Impacts Group; Deborah Jenson, Woodland Park Zoo; and Patty Glick, National Wildlife Federation. RSVP online.

SATURDAY, 9 AUGUST CEDAR RIVER FESTIVAL NORTH BEND, WA 12-6 PM
Cedar River Watershed, "Waterfest 2008! Festival of Water."

SATURDAY-MONDAY, 9-11 AUGUST NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL EUGENE,OR
Natural Resources Council Conference.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
July 11-August 10, 2008, "Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a warming world," a traveling exhibit organized by Earthjustice, International League of Conservation Photographers, Noah Alliance, and Conservation International.
September 16, 2008, Annual College Strategic Planning Retreat, HUB West Ballroom. Stay tuned for details.
September 16-17, 2008, Stand Management Cooperative’s 2008 Annual Fall Meeting, Little Creek Casino and Resort, Kamilche, WA.

COLLEGE WILL MISS ARA ERICKSON
Ara Erickson, (MS 2004) and Research Consultant with the Rural Technology Initiative, has accepted a position with the Cascade Land Conservancy (CLC) as Director of the Green Cities program, a series of partnerships focused on restoring and managing forested lands in cities and suburban areas. We all wish Ara well and in the words of Dean Bare, "We are very proud of you and what you have accomplished since joining CFR. It is especially meaningful that you join other CFR graduates working with the CLC. I look forward to your future contributions to the forestry profession. I wish to personally thank you for the wonderful job you did on the SAF MFR (FM) accreditation report and the Future of Washington's Forests report. In addition, your active participation in several NW Environmental Forums helped bring much success to the College. On behalf of the entire College, thank you and best wishes."

COLLEGE WELCOMES PROFESSIONAL STAFF ANDREW COOKE
A warm welcome to CFR alum Andrew Cooke (BS Forest Resources 2008, BA Geography and Music 2003) who has joined the Rural Technology Initiative research team in Bloedel 355 as a Forestry Research Consultant. Andrew will initially be working on a statewide land parcel database, developing a Washington State forestland dataset, and researching forest land conversion and retention strategies in preparation for the Northwest Environmental Forum this fall. Andrew’s knowledge and experience with remote sensing and spatial analysis technologies will complement the activities of the RTI team.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS, JULY 2008
"Prairie habitat restoration for rare species"; PI: Jon Bakker; sponsor: USDI Fish & Wildlife Service; amount $60,000
"Controls on conifer regeneration patterns and implications for future stand development in southwestern forests"; PI: Jon Bakker; sponsor: Northern Arizona University; amount: $134,547
"Management of Pacific NW forest plantations: Additional site characterization and instrumentation for SMC/CIPS paired-tree fertilization projects"; PI: Rob Harrison; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; amount: $50,000
"Literature review of forest landscape management treatments to meet both ecological and economic objectives"; PI: Bruce Lippke; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; amount: $11,651
"Garden Seed Collection"; PI: Sarah Reichard; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; amount: $9,000
"Utilization of Alaska logs and vants in China and Japan"; PI: Joe Roos; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; amount: $30,000
"Feasibility and expected performance of the ECOSEL auction mechanism to evaluate and sell forest ecosystem services"; PI: Sandor Toth; sponsor: USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service-National Research Initiative; amount: $50,000

SPOTLIGHT ON WATER CENTER RESEARCH
Current research from The Water Center includes studies on toxic chemicals from household consumer products in stormwater, wastewater, and Puget Sound. "Common consumer products contain chemicals that have been linked to adverse human and environmental health effects, and that have been detected in water bodies (such as Puget Sound). The project is investigating the relationships among (a) chemicals in household products, (b) their presence in stormwater, wastewater, and water bodies, and (c) adverse biological impacts associated with these chemicals in both humans and aquatic systems. Our study of "consumer products" includes items such as fragranced products, laundry supplies, dishwashing detergents, all-purpose cleaners, hand sanitizers, personal care products (lotions, fragrances, cosmetics), deodorizers, and baby products. Many of these products are used not only in households, but also in industries and institutions. In our 'shelf to Sound' approach, we identify compounds of interest in consumer products used in Seattle area households (and in the U.S.), and then track the compounds, out of the home into municipal stormwater and sewage streams, and finally into local rivers and Puget Sound." Project is funded by Seattle Public Utilities; Anne C. Steinemann, PI, with Richard Keil, co-PI. See also CFR IN THE MEDIA, below.

WHAT'S IN BLOOM AT THE UNION BAY NATURAL AREA
From the UW Botanic Gardens website, an update on what you will see blooming as you walk through the Union Bay Natural Area: "UBNA has entered its 'brown phase.' The grasses are senescing and brown, and early season flowers have gone to seed. If you walk through the natural area now, you might see: Spiranthes romanzoffiana (ladies' tresses): a little white orchid. This perennial grows west of Shovelers Pond, and its flowers are said to resemble braided ladies' hair; Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace): this introduced plant is the ancestor of the cultivated carrot; and Cichorium intybus (chicory): a weed introduced from Eurasia, related to Belgium endive. When ground and roasted, its taproots can be used as a coffee substitute.

AUGUST TOUR OF THE UW SAN JUAN ISLANDS BIOLOGICAL PRESERVES
The UW's Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL) oversees a network of terrestrial, intertidal, and marine biological preserves in the San Juan Islands. These preserves total over 1,500 acres and are available for research and education activities. Housing is available at FHL on San Juan Island and at the Cedar Rock site on Shaw Island. If you are considering conducting research in the preserves, or bringing classes to study there, or just want to see the facilities, FHL has organized a two-day tour, Friday-Saturday, August 22-23, 2008. "You can arrive at Shaw Island by ferry at 11:15 a.m. (bring lunch) Friday morning, tour the preserves there, then continue on to Friday Harbor, join us for dinner at FHL, stay overnight in FHL housing (several options available at low cost), then tour the San Juan Island Preserves on Saturday. We will have marine and terrestrial naturalists along on the tour. You can return home Saturday afternoon or stay over another night or two if you wish to explore the islands. We also have some housing available for nights before the tour. Families are welcome, and can be accommodated in our housing units. Contact Vikki Dauciunis for housing and dinner reservations."

CHANGES IN UW PAPER RECYCLING
Sally Morgan writes: "The UW, catching up with the rest of Seattle, will no longer require that paper be pre-sorted. The green, blue, and white bagits are being replaced with smaller bright green bagits (smaller so they can't hold more than 35 pounds; this is for custodial weight limits). (But we still can't put cans or plastic in with the paper). Softcover books and journals can be placed in the new green bagit, but if you have hardcover books or a large quantity of boxed loose paper or journals, we will submit a separate request to have it hauled away. And if you are doing an office cleanout, we'll want to get a recycling tote for you (just as we used to be able to get a silver bin for this purpose). If you have questions, let me know, slm@u.washington.edu. And don't forget that we have the compost bin out by the big dumpster in the parking lot, for your lunch scraps and coffee grounds. Thanks for your cooperation!"

ALUMNI UPDATES
Ray Rasker (BS 1982) went on to get a master’s degree from Colorado State and a PhD from Oregon State. He is the executive director of Headwaters Economics in Bozeman, MT, an independent, nonprofit research group that works on community development and land management decisions in the West. He has written extensively on wildlife economics, rural development, and the interaction between environmental quality and economic prosperity. In his former position as senior economist for the Sonoran Institute, he was the lead author of Prosperity in the 21st Century West: The Role of Protected Public Lands.
Terri Thomas (MS 1982) is director of park resources at the Presidio of San Francisco, CA, the former Army base overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and an urban oasis for rare and endangered species. During her career she has worked as an ecologist for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Shasta Trinity National Recreation Area, and Crater Lake, Yosemite, and Everglades national parks.
R. Wayne Campbell (MS 1983), after graduating from the College, joined the staff of the University of British Columbia as curator of the Cowan Vertebrate Museum. Then, for 20 years, he was curator of ornithology at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC. From 1993 to May 2000, when he "officially" retired, he was a senior research scientist for the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and, Parks. He has authored 52 books and over 470 scientific and popular articles and reports on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians and recently completed, as senior author, a landmark, four-volume set on The Birds of British Columbia. He is a cofounder of the Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies in Victoria, BC.
Cheryl Caplan (BS 1983) is the public affairs officer for the USDA Forest Service’s Umpqua National Forest in Roseburg, OR. She previously worked as an interpretive specialist for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a timber sale planner for the Siuslaw National Forest, and education director for the World Forestry Center. For a local Roseburg, OR news video interview with Cheryl, see http://www.kpic.com/news/noon/25727804.html.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For local media articles featuring the research of The Water Center Director Anne Steinemann, see "Fresh scent may hide toxic secret" , and "Some scented household products contain chemicals classified as toxic, UW study finds."
See "Experts wonder if Whidbey can sustain booming bald eagle population" for a story quoting alum Ruth Milner (MS 1986, BS 1983).

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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


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