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December 2004

The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 14

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING JANUARY 3. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.

MONDAY, 3 JANUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" Barred Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl Studies on Bainbridge Island, WA," Dawn Garcia, Raedeke Associates, Inc.

TUESDAY, 4 JANUARY CWWS SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
"" Evaluating the management implications of research: How we misinterpreted the H.J. Andrews logging-flooding data," Finn Krogstad, CFR graduate student

THURSDAY, 6 JANUARY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 9:30-10:30 AM
" Pattern, Detection, Scope, and Perception in Riverine Landscapes," Christian Torgersen, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center. To schedule a meeting with Dr. Torgerson, contact Patricia Gomez at pagomez@u.washington.edu or 206.543.2751.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

US-CHINA BUILD NEWS
CINTRAFOR's Rose Braden reports that US China Build, a non-profit government-industry partnership to help U.S. companies export building products and construction services to China, is planning the following upcoming activities: (1) Advertising in the May 2005 Chinese-language "US Housing and Building Materials" newspaper, which reaches thousands of readers by mail to a database of 8,000 and through distribution at trade events and (2) Display at the U.S. Pavilion in the Shanghai International Construction and Building Materials Trade Fair, May 24-27, 2005, attended by over 41,000 buyers from around the world. Information on the Pavilion, the trade show, show testimonials, and a registration form is available at http://www.uschinabuild.org/Events/tradeshowflyer12.12.04.pdf.

MILLER LIBRARY TO REOPEN ON JANUARY 10
While the library collection moves to its new home in Miller, the Miller Library at CUH will suspend operations. The Plant Answer Line will not be in service, but gardeners are welcome to leave messages on the phone line (206.897.5268) or email hortlib@u.washington.edu. Queries will be answered after the library reopens on January 10.

CFR GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH FEATURED ON UW RESEARCH WEB PAGE
Melisa Holman, '04 ecosysstem analysis PhD is featured on the UW's Research web pages at http://www.washington.edu/research/atuw/grad.html. Check out her thesis, "Sensitivity of Forest Growth Patterns in the Olympic Mountains, Washington," as well as a related poster.

ALUM JIM RIDGEWAY LEAVES ENDURING LEGACY AT CFR
Jim Ridgeway, who passed away on December 26th, will be greatly missed by his family and friends, including many in the College. Jim received his BSF in Forest Management in 1938 and worked for the WA Department of Natural Resources for many years. He was a great friend of the College, creating two endowments which carry his name. We are proud to be able to remember Jim by awarding support in his name to help educate future forest managers and scientists. At his request no service is planned

CFR WILL MISS LYNN CATLETT
Lynn Catlett has accepted a position as departmental administrator for UW's Aeronautics and Astronautics. She will be starting her new job on January 14th. We will miss Lynn and thank her for her many years of valuable service to the College, but congratulate her on this well earned promotion. Dorothy Paun sends along a tribute: "I first began working with Lynn 25 years ago, in 1979 when I became a stockbroker and she was an investments administrator. She has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with, and I admire Lynn for her intelligence, optimism, humor, common sense, and being really good at what she does. I'll miss her immensely, wonder how the vacuum created by her leaving CFR could ever be filled, and wish her the biggest congratulations. Given SpaceShipOne and that we are on the frontier of space tourism, the aeronautics and astronautics engineering department will be a fascinating place to work, and they deserve someone of Lynn's caliber. 'Go girl,' and use those investment strategies for the big bucks you'll be making!!"

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KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 13

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

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NO EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING DECEMBER 26. Check out the CFR events
calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

MERRILL HALL CELEBRRATION AND OPEN HOUSE!
CUH invites you to celebrate the grand opening of Merrill Hall on January 19, with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. UW President Mark Emmert, Dean Bruce Bare, and acting CUH Director John Wott will be on hand to cut the ribbon, enjoy tours and refreshments, and celebrate with donors, friends, and well wishers. The Phoni Ventorum Woodwind Quartet will perform a world premiere titled "A Healing," by Will Ayton, music professor at Roger Williams University -- a work of art dedicated to "the staff, students, and friends of CUH" in remembrance of the fire and rebuilding. Also opening that day is a juried show of botanical art presented by the PNW Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists. The show of original art will be on display in Merrill Hall from January 19-February 19 during Miller Library hours. CUH will also host an open house on Saturday, January 22nd from 10 am-2 pm. See www.urbanhort.org for details.

PANEL FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS PLANNED
A group of students from Xi Sigma Pi, the Forest Club, and the Wildlife Society will be hosting a panel for prospective graduate students early in Winter Quarter. Stay tuned for details!

DENMAN FORESTRY SERIES STREAMING VIDEOS ON UWTV A HIT!
Catherine McConnell of UWTV Deveopment recently reported on some streaming video statistics for the College's Denman Forestry Issues Series programs." I've been able to comb through the numbers a bit and through October the Denman shows collected about 500 hits, with an average viewing time of 7.2 minutes and a total of 63 hours of viewing. From what I can gather, you are doing pretty well against the average! The hits number would just be for those who started streaming a program -- not anyone who looked at your program page. Also, UWTV is participating in the weekly WEEKLY UW events ad. We will be highlighting one of your shows in an upcoming listing. We will combine that with a UWeek listing in the calendar section for UWTV."

SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY
Dean Bare recently announced that he has appointed a search committee to fill the position of associate or full professor (WOT) to serve as director of CFR's Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest. The details of both the committee's charge as well as a description of the position can be found at: http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/csfwot.html.

ACTING ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS
Dean Bare has extended John Wott's acting CUH director and WPA director appointments until David Mabberley arrives in Seattle to assumes his duties as CUH/WPA Director. Also, during Dean Bare's absence, Associate Steve West will serve as Acting Dean on December 23 and Associate Dean Edmonds will serve December 27-30.

CFR WELCOMES NEW STAFF MEMBER TO THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
A welcome to Nancy Davis, Assistant Director of Development and the newest member of the the College's Development team. Nancy comes to us from the UW Office of Annual Giving where she worked as project manager for direct mailing.
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KUDOS

Kudos to John Marzluff whose appointment as the first Denman Professor in Sustainable Resource Sciences was approved by the Provost and the Board of Regents at their November meeting. The appointment is effective October 1, 2004 and continues until September 30, 2007, at which time a possible two year extension may be granted. Dick and Mary Ellen Denman, longtime supporters of the College, generously created the endowment to help the College attract and retain distinguished faculty involved in the research and teaching of sustainable resource sciences.

Kudos also to David Briggs on his appointment as director of the Precision Forestry Cooperative and to Gerard Schreuder for his years of service as acting director. For details of the appointment and future plans for adding capacity to PFC see http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/pfc1.html.
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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
Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 12

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING DECEMBER 19: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

MONDAY, 20 DECEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY RAVENNA PARK 10 AM-2:30 PM
Join a trails volunteer group working on the west end of the park: build stairs, replace culverts, plant to replace invasive species. Contact Jacobo Jimenez - RSVP three days ahead (206)684-059. Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HELP NEEDED: NORTHWEST FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW
In February, Seattle Youth Garden Works will create a garden at the NW Flower and Garden Show, with sponsorship funds provided by the Northwest Horticultural Society (NHS). Seattle Youth Garden Works, a University District non-profit provides opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth through an innovative, entrepreneurial market gardening program founded in 1995. Their mission is to empower homeless and under-served youth through garden-based education and employment, to connect youth to housing, health care, education, jobs, and community. In addition to the NHS contribution, more funds are needed. $1,000 will provide one youth employment for the three months of the flower and garden show project. Also needed are the following materials: finish plywood, lumber (2x4s, 1x10 boards), large flat stones, small stones or crushed hazelnut shells, burlap, bulbs (tulip, hyacinth), herbs (lavender, rosemary, sage) any edible/culinary plants that will be able to flower or be green and leafing in February; and the following volunteer expertise: greenhouse experience, plant expertise relating to edible/medicinal plant use, intensive companion plantings, flowers and forcing, garden design, installation/landscaping, working with youth. If you can help with any of the above, please contact Karin Kravitz at 206.780.8172.

NORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM'S "WORKING FORESTS" FORUM
In November, the Forum's first sponsored event examined the issue of saving Washington's working forest land base. Sprawling suburbs, public environmental expectations, regulations, market conditions, and global competition have put immense pressures on the state's forest lands. Participants in the Working Forests Forum included representatives from conservation groups, timber companies, foundations, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the Washington Forest Protection Association, and faculty and staff from the College of Forest Resources. The objectives of the Working Forests Forum were to develop a common understanding of the influences on working forests and to discuss financial options for their management. A follow-up to the Working Forests Forum is being planned; the outcomes from the meetings will be posted on the Forum's web site some time in January.

FOREST OPERATIONS AT PACK FOREST RECEIVE SFI CERTIFICATION
Deam Bare reports, "The College is extremely proud that its forest operations at Pack Forest have been recognized for green certification using the standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. This places Pack Forest among a handful of university forests so recognized, and the first in the west. More importantly, reaching this milestone allows our forest products to flow into the stream of commerce that is increasingly demanding such recognition. And, it is dramatic evidence that the College not only talks about sustainable forestry but, indeed, practices it on its own lands. Certification of our sustainable forest management program allows Pack Forest to offer a new form of expertise to a growing number of large and small forest owners in Washington. We believe that this demonstration of field and office practices indicative of sustainable forestry will attract a large array of traditional as well as new users to
our research and demonstration facility. As our new Center for Sustainable Forestry grows its research and outreach programs, we are confident that green certification will offer tangible evidence of how modern forestry is conducted in Washington State. This achievement also provides a direct link to the College's academic programs. The new ESRM undergraduate curriculum and the professional Masters of Forestry set the standard for professional education for the next generation of natural resource managers and scientists. Both curricula emphasize natural resource and environmental sustainability as foundational building blocks and seek to strike the proper balance of the triple bottom line."

MERRILL HALL GRANTED CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY AND IS 1 POINT AWAY FROM
GOLD LEEDS CERTIFICATION!
Merrill Hall was granted a Certificate of Occupancy by the City of Seattle, DPD on Friday, December 10. CUH will begin moving into Merrill Hall on Monday December 20. Norm Menter of the UW Capital Projects Ofifce extended thanks "to the hard work of Steve Folk, Sue Nicol, CDK Construction, and all parties involved in turning a beautiful and functional building over to CUH in a smooth and professional fashion, maintaining the highest quality standards of the UW. Way to go team!" Tom Hinckley reports another interesting bit of news -- Merrill Hall currently is one point away from Gold certification (Gold = 39 points). Or, stated another way, the original goal of attaining certified, or bronze and the dream of perhaps attaining silver have all been realized. The final effort involved a 48 hour frantic period of fund raising to purchase 4 years of green electrical power. Participants included folks from the City of Seattle, the architectural firm, the sustainability consults, CPO of UW, and CFR faculty, staff, and students. This effort resulted in two additional points (number 37 and 38).

NEW ENDOWED STUDENT SUPPORT FUND A GIFT FROM ALUMNUS TOM FRIBERG The College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Thomas Swen Friberg Endowed Fund for Student Support. This endowment may be fully funded in five years at $202,500 based on donations totaling $110,000 by Tom Friberg, ('76) the potential of up to $25,000 in matching gifts by the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, and by $67,500 in matching gifts from the UW Founder's Initiative. The purpose of the endowment is to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in the Paper Science and Engineering program. The endowment was formally announced at the CFRAA Annual Banquet, where John Hanby, WPPF Executive Director said," As a CFR graduate, Tom has demonstrated exceptional 'giving back' to the programs that supported him as a student over two decades ago. This endowment will help CFR recruit and educate the next generation of paper scientists and engineers as well as contribute to leading edge research."

REMINDER THAT CRIS REPORTS ARE DUE
Marivic Jiminez, CFR's new Grants and Research Manager, reminds PIs on grant funding that CRIS progress reports are due by January 10, so that we can meet the federal deadline for submission.

NEW CFR STATIONERY
Check out the new CFR stationery posted on the bulletin board above the FAX machine in Anderson.

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KUDOS
Kudos, farewell, and good wishes to Phil Hurvitz as he leaves the College to work towards his PhD in Urban Planning. It has been our pleasure and good fortune to have been the recipient of Phil's excellent services for many years. He has been a tremendous team member contributing to both our academic and scientific efforts. His work with our GIS systems has left a permanent mark. And, the energy he devoted to training and working with students is a real measure of his contribution. A going-away event is scheduled for early Winter Quarter so that all of Phil's friends and colleagues can gather to wish him well.

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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
Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 11

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING DECEMBER 11: (Check out the CFR events
calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 11 DECEMBER TREE PLANTING WORKSHIP FALL CITY, WA 8:30 AM-NOON
WSU King County Extension Fall City , WA Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater
For information and registration, see
http://www.metrokc.gov/wsu%2Dce/forestry/tree_planting_Dec11.pdf or email amy.grotta@metrokc.gov

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 14-15 DECEMBER WORKSHOP SPOKANE, WA RED LION
" Wood Utilization Solutions to Hazardous Fuels," co-sponsored by WSU and USFS PNW Research Station. For information and registration, see http://www.emmps.wsu.edu/woodutilization/

SATURDAY, 18 DECEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY GOLDEN GARDENS 8:30AM-2:30PM
Volunteers for Outdoor Washington is working with Seattle's Department of Parks and Recreation. Volunteers are meeded to install compacted gravel. You'll need lunch, water, clothing for the weather, and work gloves if you have them. Sign up on-line at www.trailvolunteers.org. Click on Events Calendar, then Golden Gardens for 18th. Or, contact Al at (206) 546-8251.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WINTER 2005 COLUMNS MAGAZINE FEATURES CFR
Check out the most recent issue of Columns Magazine for an articles on the Wind River Canopy Crane at
http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/dec04/overthetop01.html and
http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/dec04/prelude.html,
and a letter from Dean Bare on C.L. Pack Experimental Forest at
http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/dec04/letters.html

USFS LIAISON FROM HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS VISITS CFR
Doug Eifler, U.S. Forest Service Liaison's Office, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas visited CFR and other UW units on Tuesday, December 7 to talk about Native American education. Eifler directs student cooperative education programs for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Forest Service. These programs are designed to assist Native American students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in natural resources fields. Students are at more than 20 universities.

REVISION OF CFR, CITY OF SEATTLE, AND ARBORETUM FOUNDATION AGREEMENT
Dean Bare recently announced that the College, the Cit, and the Arboretum Foundation have signed a document which revises parts of the Working Together Agreement for Implementation of the WPA Master Plan. The full text is located at: http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/wpa4.html

SAFETY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT ON PREVENTION OF BACK INJURIES
The North American Spine Society has top-notch info and instructions that can help in your battle to reduce the kinds of back injuries and back pain that can take a huge toll on your workforce and your budget.
http://pbpinfo.com/links?ID=-1930958868&L=SAFEZ-35-b

CFR WOODSHOP SAFETY TRAINING
Safety training for the Bloedel woodshop and its equipment will be presented by Ed McKinley, Carpenter Lead - UW Facilities in the woodshop, Bloedel 110. Sessions will take place on Thursday, January 13 from 1:00-2:30 PM or Friday, January 14 from 9-10:30 AM. If you intend to use the woodshop equipment or will be requesting access for any reason this training is required. (The Bloedel woodshop is for academic related use only. There is a quiz at the end of the training (bring a pencil) which will be kept in Greg Brazil's office to document your participation in the training. The CFR Safety Committee has agreed that two training sessions at the beginning of each quarter should suffice for the current need of the woodshop users. If you have questions or comments about the Bloedel woodshop or these training sessions, contact Greg Brazil, Facilities Manager at glbrazil@u.washington.edu.

FOREST CLUB CHRISTMAS TREE SALES A BIG SUCCESS
Brian Spradlin, CFR Forest Club, reports that the 2005 Christmas Tree Sale was a great success, and offers a little history on the sale."This sale has a rich history that dates back to the 1960s. I recently had the pleasure of meeting alumni, Ben Harrison, who started it all. He told me that when they started, the school asked them to place a large tree in Red Square. After renting a flatbed trailer and semi, they brought the tree back to campus. With the help of a small crane they erected the 50+ foot tree. Afterwards, hundreds of people and bands played as the Forest Club threw a huge party. He said the Forest Club raised a grand total of $75 the first year. It is now 40 years after the original sale, and I am proud to be part of the history of CFR. With your help the Forest Club had its largest most successful tree sale ever, selling 240 trees. We had 20 volunteers drive to the Hamma Hamma Tree Farm north of Lilliwaup to cut, wrap, and pack the trees into the trucks. It was a wet, cold, and miserable day, but everyone's spirits were high because we had the chance to get out of Seattle and do something that we all love. The Hamma Hamma Tree Farm has been in business since the late 1800s. It is a very rich and interesting area that exhibits much of the traditional history of forest practices in this area. There is one stand called" grandfather's grove" that was logged by oxen in the 1880s. The Christmas trees are naturally grown in the power line right of way. Adam, the younger nephew, is interested in sustainably managing the family holding using ecological principles. He tells us he often argues with his uncle about the importance of retention trees and nurse logs to wildlife and the hydrologic cycle. He is the prime reason the Christmas trees are grown organically without pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizer. It is truly an ecologically friendly operation. We can all appreciate this as the Hamma Hamma River runs through their property and serves as a major salmon bearing stream that runs in to the Hood Canal. On our trip we saw hundreds of dead salmon that had spawned on this small river."

CFR HOLIDAY PARTY
The CFR Holiday party was held Thursday afternoon and was a terrific event -- lots of people, lots of good cheer, lots of good food and drink! Special thanks to everyone who helped make it such a success: Bruce Lippke and Steve West for organizing the wine tasting; the Pack Forest crew for the fabulous tree and the Forest Club for the fabulous job of decorating the tree and the elk; the students who helped with setup and cleanup (I don't know all your names, but you know who you are and you ARE appreciated!); the staff members who did so much work getting things organized and set up and who helped with cleanup, especially Cecilia Paul and Greg Brazil; the people who brought their babies and children and spouses and friends; and all the people who came and had a good time and helped share the cameraderie of the season. Lots of great gifts were brought for the toy drive, too -- for those of you who haven't had a chance but would still like to participate, it's not too late. The Salvation Army distribution isn't until the week of the 25th, so if you can bring your donations to 107 Anderson anytime before 10 AM on Monday, December 20, they can be delivered with theothers.
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KUDOS

Send kudos to cece@u.washington.edu

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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
Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 10

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK DECEMBER 4: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 4 DECEMBER KING COUNTY EDUCATION SSCC 9:30 AM=3:30 PM
" Urban Habitat Restoration: Making It Happen, Natural Resource Stewardship Network 10th Anniversary Forum," Brockey Conference Center, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Avenue SW, Preregistration at 206-296-8312. For more information see http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/pi/grant-exchange/class.htm

MONDAY, 6 DECEMBER WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" Common raven behavior, population dynamics, and gene flow on the Olympic Peninsula," Bill Webb, CFR Wildlife Science Group

MONDAY, 6 DECEMBER PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, NHS 7-9 PM
" Year-Round Color: Beyond Flowers." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm

TUESDAY, 7 DECEMBER CWWS TUESDAY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" How sediment deposition establishes a complex template for floodplain ecosystem development," Scott Bechtold, graduate student, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

TUESDAY, 7 DECEMBER SEMINAR,TERRESTRIAL HABITATS ANDERSON 22 1-2:30 PM "Use, Management, and Protection of Terrestrial Habitats in Switzerland," Dr. Bernard Oester, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research Seattle, WA UW, CFR, Anderson 22 To meet individually with Dr. Oester on December 6, 7, or 8, contact Steve Reutebuch at sreutebu@u.washington.edu or 206.543.4710.

TUESDAY, 7 DECEMBER SEMINAR, CLIMATE IMPACTS LISI LI BLDG 3:30-5 PM
" Long-term carbon dynamics of an old-growth Douglas-fir forest," Ken Bible, CFR, Wind River Canopy Crane Facility Seattle, WA 2nd Floor, Lisa Li Bldg, 4909 25th Avenue NE

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 8-10 DECEMBER LMS TRAINING WORKSHOP MT VERNON, WA
" Fundamental Training and Applications of the LMS Workshop Mt. Vernon, WA Skagit Valley College. Contact Clara Burnett at clara75@u.washington.edu or 206-543-8684

THURSDAY, 9 DECEMBER THESIS DEFENSE CUH, NHS 9 AM
Effects of Fall Prescribed Fire on the Seed Bank and Vegetation of Two Western Washington Grasslands," Anne Andreu, environmental horticulture and urban forestry, Advisors: Kern Ewing and Sarah Reichard

THURSDAY, 9 DECEMBER THESIS DEFENSE CUH, NHS 11 AM
" A model for Restoring Mycorrhizas in Degraded Soils of Costa Rica," Joshua Tree Tallis, environmental horticulture and urban forestry, Advisor: Kern Ewing

THURSDAY, 9 DECEMBER CFR HOLIDAY PARTY ANDERSON 207 4:30-6:30 PM
Bring your family. Bring a dessert or hors d'oeuvre to share. The College will provide beverages. Optional: Bring a new unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army Toy Drive. The Salvation Army distributes everything from stocking stuffer trinkets through toys, games, gift certificates, etc., for kids from 0 - teens. If you would like ideas or suggestions on what to buy, let me know, as they have sent a VERY long list of items that are needed. Questions? Contact Sally Morgan at slm@u.washington.edu, 5-0952, 107 Anderson.

FRIDAY, 10 DECEMBER THESIS DEFENSE CUH, NHS 2:30 PM
" Rhododendron Glen Stream Re-establishment and Enhancement Project," Mike McLean, environmental horticulture and urban forestry, Advisor: John Wott.

FRIDAY, 10 DECEMBER BIOCHEMISTRY LECTURE HITCHCOCK 132 3-4 PM
" Genetically Modified Organisms, Trees, and Public Policy: Cutting through the chaos," Stephen Strauss, OSU; Inaugural lecture of the Milton P. Gordon Lecture Series sponsored by UW Biochemistry Department. For information, contact Milton Gordon, sunnieg@u.washington.edu

SATURDAY, 11 DECEMBER TREE PLANTING WORKSHOP FALL CITY, WA 8:30 AM-NOON WSU King County Extension, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater in Fall City, WA. See http://www.metrokc.gov/wsu%2Dce/forestry/tree_planting_Dec11.pdf
or email amy.grotta@metrokc.gov

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A WARM WELCOME TO NEW CFR STAFF MEMBER
Please welcome Marivic Jimenez to the College. Marivic was selected to fill the newly-created position of Research Manager and will be responsible for overseeing all the grants and contracts for the College. Her new duties will also include outreach to our funding agencies and faculty support as requested. She currently is sharing office space with John Shipman, but will shortly be moving to her own office in Anderson 6

ADVISOR LUNCHEON
CFR hosted a luncheon for 23 UW and community college advisors on Thursday, December 2. The meeting focused on the College's undergraduate programs. Thanks to faculty and staff who participated!

DEAN ANNOUNCES SEARCH COMMITTEE
A search committee has been formed to fill a position for a natural products chemist in the College. This is a nine month, tenure-track position to be advertised at the assistant professor level. The position may be filled as of September 16, 2005. A listing of the Committee members, the formal charge to the Committee, and a draft position description is available for review at http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/naturalchem.html.

TWO STUDENTS WILL ATTEND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS CAREER CONFERENCE With funding from the Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Endowed Fund for Program Advancement and the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation, PSE students Michelle Font and Edgar Flores will attend the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer's January 2005 National Technical and Career Conference in Dallas, Texas.

FORESET LEADERSHIP AWARDS ANNOUNCED
ForestLeadership Awards honor individuals and organizations that inspire and encourage people committed to furthering sustainable forestry at the local, national, or international level. The awards will be presented on March 1, 2005, on the occasion of the ForestLeadership Conference in Toronto. Nominations can be made by any individual or organization and the nomination forms can be found and downloaded from the ForestLeadership.com website. For the 2005 awards, only individuals and organizations active in North America are eligible for the awards. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2004. For details, visit www.ForestLeadership.com


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KUDOS!

Kudos to Mason McKinley and the Pack Forest crew for providing the most outstanding holiday tree in memory, to Greg Brazil and crew for getting it up in time for the Forest Club social, and last but not least, to the students of the Forest Club, for the wonderful job they did decorating it. If you're in Anderson Hall, stop by the Forest Club Room and admire it!

Send kudos to cece@u.washington.edu

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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
Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu