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The Straight Grain
Volume 21, Number 8

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

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING February 25. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 26 FEBRUARY CFR FACULTY MEETING AND22 10:30-11:30 AM
CFR faculty meeting; meeting materials will be distributed in advance of the meeting.

MONDAY, 26 FEBRUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 154 3:30-5 PM
"Great Blue Heron: Population status in an urbanizing environment," Kenneth Raedeke, Raedeke Associates, Inc.

TUESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Water Supplies in Developing Countries: The West Africa Water Initiative as an example," W. Braimah Apambire, World Vision.

TUESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION LECTURE PORTLAND, OR 7 PM
"Polar Bear: Ultimate sentinel for climate change," Steven Armstrup, Alaska Science Center.
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TUESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH 7-8:30 PM
"Invasive Species: Facts and tips for gardeners," Joan Cabreza, Native Plant Steward/EPA Invasive Species Coordinator. Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/adulteducation.htm.

WEDNESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY UW ANNUAL FACULTY LECTURE KANE 130 7 PM
"Thinking Historically about Thinking Historically: From identity politics to ethical action," John Toews, Professor, History, and Director,
Coomparative History of Ideas.

WEDNESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY HENRY LUCE SERIES KANE 220 7 PM
"Northwest Sustainability: What will it take?", Alan Durning, Founder and CEO, Sightline Institute (formerly NW Environment Watch). Durning spent eight years as a senior researcher at Worldwatch Institute prior to founding Sightline. He coauthored the 2006 edition of the Cascadia Scorecard: Seven Key Trends Shaping the Northwest, with a special report on the connections between sprawl and urban design. For entertaining and informative reading see http://www.sightline.org/research/sprawl/res_pubs/durning-carless to follow the Durning family of five going car-less for a year.

WEDNESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG, MILLER 7-8:30 PM
"Hidden Gems: Undiscovered Pacific Northwest plant books," Brian Thompson, Elisabeth C. Miller Library Horticultural Curator. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/adulteducation.htm.

THURSDAY, 1 MARCH FOREST ENTOMOLOGY SEMINAR WINK 105 8:30-9:30 AM
"Forest Insects and the Biodiversity of Humid Tropical Forests," Giovanni Onore, Catholic University of Ecuador.

THURSDAY 1 MARCH NWFSC SEMINAR OLD FISHERIES 201 11 AM-12:30 PM
"There's No Place Like Home? Spatial patterns of homing and spawning site selection in supplemented and wild wpring chinook salmon," Andrew Dittman, Northwest Fisheries Science Center. See .

THURSDAY, 1 MARCH CIG SEMINAR JISAO CONFERENCE RM 1:30-3 PM
"Hydrologic Effects of Land Cover and Temperature Change in the Puget Sound Basin," Lan Cuo, UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. JISAO Conference Room is at 1st Floor, Lisa Li Building, 4909 25th Ave. NE Seattle..

FRIDAY, 2 MARCH CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE WM GATES HALL 8:30 AM-5 PM
"Climate Change Conference: Law, economics and impacts," sponsored by UW School of Law. See . Register at
https://uwcle.safeserver.com/register.php.

FRIDAY, 2 MARCH SILVICULTURE SEMINAR AND 22 2:30 PM
"Silviculture and Complex Stand Management: Experiences from British Columbia," Dave Coates, BC Forest Service.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 2-4 MARCH ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION CONFERENCE CSF, PACK FOREST
Annual Conference on Pacific Ecology and Evolution hosted by the UW with support of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.
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SATURDAY, 3 MARCH UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,ISAACSON 12-3 PM
"Botanical Drawing Workshop," (2-part series, Saturdays). Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/adulteducation.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
UW Student Chaper of Engineers without Borders, Tuesday, March 6th, Paul Allen Center Atrium, 6-9 p.m., Dessert and Wine Evening with a Silent Auction. Event supports the chapter's project in Yanayo, Bolivia; $25 suggested minimum donation (Students $15); pre-event donations accepted securely online; RSVPs appreciated at ewbuw@u.washington.edu.
CFR-UWAA Centenial Lecture Series, "Sustaining our NW World: Creating Futures since 1907," Thursday, March 8th, Kane 110, 7-8 p.m. Bruce Bare, Dean, College of Forest Resources, on sustainability of natural resources and the challenges and opportunities involved in the stewardship of resources for future generations. Free, but advance registration requested.

CORRIM WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE ON STREAMING VIDEO
Researchers from around the world involved in environmental performance of wood as a renewable resource in construction met at the College in late January to build a collaborative research agenda. The two-day workshop, coordinated by the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM), http://www.corrim.org/, featured 20 presentations and a discussion of conflicting issues and future research directions. Participants came from Finland, Sweden, New Zealand, and the U.S. The workshop was created to bring together international work on the environmental performance of using wood versus non-wood building products and the impacts on carbon. The workshop was organized by Bruce Lippke, CORRIM President and CFR faculty member, and Lauri Valsta, visiting scholar at the UW from the University of Helsinki. Streaming video presentations on "The Environmental Performance of Using Wood" can be viewed at http://www.corrim.org/ppt/2007/corrim_workshop/index.asp.

NEWS FROM CINTRAFOR
An article in the just published Winter 2007 CINTRAFOR newsletter describes how CINTRAFOR teamed up with forest products marketing experts from Forintek Canada Corporation and the University of British Columbia to identify and describe the likely trends that will affect the demand for North American wood products in Japan and China over the next 5 years. The major trends affecting the demand for wooden building materials in Japan over the next five years are summarized in the 2006 publication "Wood Market Trends in Japan." A similar publication, due to be published in June 2007, will describe on the major trends that will affect the demand for wooden building materials in China over the next five years. Written in a short, concise format, these publications use full color photographs to help illustrate and explain each market trend. CINTRAFOR publications can be ordered at http://www.cintrafor.org/RESEARCH_TAB/research_pubs.htm.
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ROSMOND FORESTRY EDUCATION ENDOWMENT WILL SUPPORT ONRC OUTREACH
The College is pleased to announce the establishment of a new endowed fund in the College that will provide suport for education and outreach programs at the Olympic Natural Resources Center. The endowment, established by the Rosmond family, honors alumnus Frederic Rosmond who earned a degree in logging engineering from the College in 1939. In 1945, Fred and his family moved to Forks, Washington, where he and his two brothers built and operated a cedar sawmill, Rosmond Brothers Lumber Company, until they sold the business in the early 1980s. They shipped high quality Western Red Cedar products into many parts of the world. Fred received the Golden Award from the Society of American Foresters in 2000 to commemorate his 50th anniversary as a member of the Society. The Rosmond family desires to memorialize Frederick Rosmond's dedication to the field of applied forestry science and education, and to perpetuate these values through this endowment.

LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE TO FUTURE OF WASHINGTON FORESTS STUDY
College faculty and staff recently testified before the Washington State Legislature in hearings devoted to the study comissioned by the Legislature and carried out by College researchers on the future of Washington forests. The Legislature is responding to recommendations developed by more than 80 stakeholders representing 41 institutions who reviewed the study findings at the Northwest Environmental Forum on Working Forests, held in November. Researchers Ivan Eastin, Ara Erickson, Bruce Lippke, and John Perez-Garcia participated in several hearings on the study, including hearings held by the House Natural Resources, House Capital Budget, and Senate Natural Resources, Ocean, and Recreation Committees. Dean Bruce Bare, Forum director Brian Boyle, and a number of Forum participants were also present to support legislation that was introduced in both the House and Senate in response to the Forum and study recommendations. For the study report and other materials, see http://www.nwenvironmentalforum.org/.

ALUMNI NEWS
Glen Yallup (MFR, 2005) writes "I am currently a Supervisory Forester with the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Fort Apache Agency, Whiteriver, Arizona." He also thanks Bob Gara for his encouragement throughout his course of study at the College.

COLLEGE PARTICIPATES IN OREGON CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE
Bruce Lippke participated in a recent conference sponsored by the the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregon State University, and the Oregon Department of Forestry on "Forests, Carbon, and Climate Change." Bruce's presentation, along with other conference presentations, is available at http://www.oregonforests.org/conferences/carbon/.

CONSERVATION DISTRICT NATIVE PLANT SALES
Each year Washington's Conservation Districts hold native plants sales for the public with conservation grade plants offered at wholesale prices. These plant sales are a great opportunity to purchase large quantities of native plants for either wildlife habitat enhancement projects, riparian restoration, bird forage, or small reforestation projects. Visit your local Conservation Districts website for more information on when the plant sale is happening or how to order plants. You can find your local Conservation District by visiting the Washington Conservation Commissions website at http://www.scc.wa.gov/districts/map/.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR RECOGNITION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
UW'S Human Resources is creating a Recognition Advisory Committee to help set priorities and develop new ideas for UW Recognition (as part of the next phase of the UW Leadership, Community, and Values Initiative and would like a volunteer to represent professional staff on this committee. The committee appointment is one year. The committee will meet initially twice per month, starting almost immediately. If you are interested in volunteering for this committee, please send a brief description of yourself and why you're interested in being a member of the committee to Don Berg at bergd@u.washington.edu.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a recent Daily article on the SR 520 issue, see "Arboretum Bypass Plan for 520 bridge lauded by experts," with quotes by UWBG Education and Outreach Manager Elizabeth Loudon.
See the Puget Sound Business Journal article "UW boosts donations from alumni and works harder to strengthen ties," that includes the Denman Endowed Chair in Bioresouce Science and Engineering.
A recent issue of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Patriot-News, quotes Research Associate Professor Sally Brown in an article entitled, "This week in the garden."
.Recent Seattle Times articles featuring faculty and staff at UWBG include "Green pavers path begins on Whidbey .Island,"and "Preserving our bio-identity,"

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KUDOS
Send in your kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 21, Number 7

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

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING February 17. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 17 FEBRUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY MERCER ISLAND 9 AM-3 PM
Trail work at SE 53rd Open Space in Mercer Island, sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/events/this-weekend.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 14-18 FEBRUARY NW FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW SEATTLE, WA
NW Flower & Garden Show at Seattle's Convention Center. The Washington Park Arboretum will have a featured display garden. Stop by the UW Botanic Gardens booth to find answers to your gardening questions, see plants for the future Pacific Connections Garden, and check out the latest on what's happening at UWBG and how you can get involved.

MONDAY, 19 FEBRUARY PRESIDENTS' DAY FEDERAL & WASHINGTON STATE HOLIDAY

TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY WATER CENTER SEMINAR 223 AND 8:30-9:20 AM
"Water and the Ecology of Disease: Examples from Ghana and Africa," Jonathan Mayer, UW Department of Geography.

TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY SUSTAINABILITY FORUM SEATTLE LIBRARY 9 AM-12:30 PM
"The 2010 Imperative: Global emergency teach-in," sponsored by Seattle's Urban Sustainability Forum and AIA Seattle, with presentations by leaders at the forefront of design and climate change, and a question and answer session in which participants around the world can query the expert panelists in real time.

WEDNESDAY, 21 FEBRUARY UWBG PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WPA 9 AM-2:30 PM
"Pruning Trees," Lou Stubecki, UW Botanic Gardens Arborist. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.

WEDNESDAY, 21 FEBRUARY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION HITCHCOCK 7-9 PM
"Plant Identification," 6-part series (Wednesdays through 28 March) plus field trip, David Giblin, Manger, UW Herbarium Collection.

THURSDAY, 22 FEBRUARY CIG SEMINAR JISAO CONFERENCE RM 1:30-3 PM
"Climate Change on Columbia Basin Treaty-tribal lands: Past-present- future," Kyle Dittmer, Hydrologist Meteorologist, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Location is on 1st Floor, Lisa Li Building, 4909 25th Ave. NE in Seattle.

THURSDAY, 22 FEBRUARY BEVAN FISHERIES SERIES FISH SCI 102 4:30-5:30 PM
"Sustaining Wild Salmon: Lessons from the Russian Far East," Jack Stanford, University of Montana.

THURSDAY, 22 FEBRUARY CFR-UWAA LECTURE SERIES KANE 110 7-8 PM
UW Alumni Association and College of Forest Resources Centennial Lecture Series, Sustaining Our Northwest World: Creating futures since 1907, "Creating a Sustainable Future for Washington's Natural Resources," Doug Sutherland, Commissioner of Public Lands. Register in advance.

THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY BURKE MUSEUM PROGRAM BURKE MUSEUM 7 PM
"Intimate Images of Birds: With a focus on owls and woodpeckers," Paul Bannick, photographer and conservation professional.

FRIDAY, 23 FEBRUARY CFR GRAD STUDENT SYMPOSIUM AND 207 8 AM-6 PM
The fourth annual CFR Graduate Student Symposium will feature posters and presentations by CFR grad students. Symposium will be followed by the Dead Elk Society's "Post-GSS Bash."

FRIDAY, 23 FEBRUARY CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM ONRC, FORKS, WA 8 AM-5 PM
Forum on Climate Change, "Implications for Olympic Peninsula Forest Ecosystems," sponsored by the Olympic Natural Resources Center.

FRIDAY, 23 FEBRUARY SILVICULTURE SEMINAR AND 22 2:30 PM
"Silviculture in Cedar River Watershed Forests for Wildlife Habitat and Biodiversity: A case study," Amy LaBarge and Rolf Gersonde, City of Seattle..

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, Kane 130, 7 p.m., UW's 31st Annual Faculty Lecture, "Thinking Historically about Thinking Historically: From identity politics to ethical action," John Toews, Professor, History, and Director, Coomparative History of Ideas.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, Kane 220, 7 p.m., Henry Luce Speaker Series, "Northwest Sustainability: What will it take?", Alan Durning, Founder and CEO, Sightline Institute (formerly NW Environment Watch).

UW AND UNIVERSITY OF GUADALAJARA AGREEMENTS
Ernesto Alavarado reports that the UW and the University of Guadalajara (UDeG), Mexico, have recently signed an agreement for student exchange between the two universities. In addition, an agreement signed by CFR Dean Bare to foster exchange betwwen CFR and UDeG's MS and PhD programs in natural resources will be ratified soon by UDeG. Ernesto thanks Professors Agee, Bolton, Gara, Greulich, Harrison, Perez-Garcia, and Peterson for their assistance in finalzing the CFR portion of the agreement.

BIORESOURCE-BASED ENERGY IGERT RECOMMENDED FOR FUNDING
Kristiina Vogt passes along the news that the IGERT proposal submitted by her and College of Engingeering faculty Dan Schwartz and Joyce Cooper was recently recommended for funding. "We are still doing some minor homework but otherwise we are going to have a wonderful opportunity to formally link the Colleges of Engineering and Forest Resources, several other UW departments, the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and the Yakama and Quinalt Nations in this endeavor." The IGERT will support "the development of a multidisciplinary, multicultural graduate\ education and research program in Bioresource-based Energy for Sustainable Societies. This program will provide doctoral students in engineering and forest resources with the tools and insights required to balance the technological, environmental, and social dimensions of a sustainable energy economy."

COLLEGE PARTICIPATES IN WASHINGTON BIODIVERSITY COUNCIL
The Washington Biodiversity Council, was established by Washington State Executive Order in 2004 after civic and environmental leaders recognized that the state's conservation strategies were largely reactive and crisis-driven and thus costlier and less effective than they should be. The Council is charged to develop ways to conserve, steward, and restore the state's biodiversity by charting a new and comprehensive approach to biodiversity conservation. The Council's diverse membership includes agriculture, forestry, ranching, local, state and federal government, academia, tribes, shellfish growers, and conservation organizations. John Marzluff serves as a member of the Council. The Council ecently published a report entitled, "Washington's Biodiversity: Status and Threats." Council meetings are open to the public.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SEMINAR -- "THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED"
An appreciative group of students, faculty, and staff from across campus participated in CFR's Centennial Distinguished Alumni Seminar on February 15th. The seminar featured presentations and discussion by alums Michelle Connor ('01), Vice President, Cascade Land Conservancy; Dan Hinkley ('85), plantsman and horticulturalist; and Robert Michael Pyle ('73), independent writer and biologist. The series showcases alumni who during their careers have been leaders in the private, public, and nongovernmental sectors in the U.S. and abroad, and provides students with a critical appreciation of the kind of real world work and possible roles they can assume after graduation, as well as opportunities for networking. Bob spoke about the strong sense of place and the humans that live there which has characterized his writing career, including books about places he has lived in Washington -- most recently "Sky Time in Gray's River." Dan spoke about his passion for creating gardens and his adventures in plant collection throughout the world, always mindful of the role that plants play in the lives of the humans who live among them. See http://www.danielhinkley.com/ for Dan's personal website. Michelle spoke of her work with the Cascade Land Conservancy and, in particular, of her involvement in saving an eight-acre property known as Grandmother's Hill, part of Seattle's historic Poverty Hill neighborhood. A strong committment to the conservation of our natural environments and to a better understanding of the human place within them was a thread running throughout all three presentations, along with the speakers' passion and delight in the pathways along which their careers have taken them. The Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series will present a second program on April 19 featuring CFR alumni who hold positions in natural resources leadership with Native\ American tribes in Washington. The College especially thanks alum Mack Hogans, who is volunteering his time to facilitate and raise funds for this wonderful resource for the College.

GRADUATE HORIZONS PROGRAM SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2007
The UW Graduate School will host the Graduate Horizons Program this summer, July 14-17, 2007. Graduate Horizons is a four-day "crash course" designed to prepare Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native students for graduate school. Program participants will include approximately 75 students and 45 faculty, admissions officers, and deans representing graduate and professional programs from public and private colleges and universities. Participation by faculty or professional staff is invited; there are two ways to get involved. You can participate at the College Fair or you can volunteer to be part of the entire program. The College Fair, an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from other colleges and universities, as well as faculty and staff at the UW, will take place on July 14th from 4-5:30 p.m. CFR is planning to participate in this portion of the program. If you are\ also interested in helping with the overall program, contact Rebecca Halleran, bec3@u.washington.edu. for more information.

CHANGE IN LOGIN PASSWORD AGE
CFRIT announces that, to increase secruity, "Maximum Password Age" will be decreased from 184 days to 120 days, effective February 20th. How will this impact you? If your password is currently set to expire within 64 days after February 20th, your password will expire as soon as the change is made with no prior warning from the operating system. To avoid this problem please change your password before February 20th. How will you know if you will be impacted? CFRIT is currently working on several methods of notifying affected users. Methods include direct email and notification at logon. However, to be completely safe, CFRIT askes that you do not rely on further notification, and strongly recommends that you change your password before February 20th. This will avoid problems you may have when the change is put into effect.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a recent article in University Week on the January 31st Centennial Legislative Reception, see "UW College of Forest Resources kicks off centennial with Gov. Gregoire."
Recent articles about the College and its programs in The Daily include "Growing from garbage"; "Campus arborist: Tree removal could have been avoided," featuring Deb Brown, UW campus arborist and environmental horticulture and urban forestry graduate student; and "College of Forest Resources marks 100th year," .

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KUDOS
Send in your kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 21, Number 6

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

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING February 11. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 12 FEBRUARY CFR FACULTY MEETING AND22 10:30-11:30 AM
CFR faculty meeting; meeting materials will be distributed in advance of the meeting.

MONDAY, 12 FEBRUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 154 3:30-5 PM
"Current Issues in Wildlife Conservation and Management," Dave Brittell, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife.

TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY BLOEDEL RESERVE LECTURE BAINBRIDGE IS, WA 10 AM
"Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast," Robert Van Pelt. To register, call (beginning January 8) 206.842.7631.

WEDNESDAY, 14 FEBRURARY WATER CTR RESEARCH REVIEW HUB W BALLRM 8 AM-5PM
The Water Center Annual Review of Research. The 17th Annual Review will focus on critical and timely topics, including urban stormwater, salmon and salmon habitat, tribal water rights, droughts and water shortages, climate impacts, sustainable water management, and water and health.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 14-18 FEBRUARY NW FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW SEATTLE, WA
NW Flower & Garden Show at Seattle's Convention Center. The Washington Park Arboretum will have a featured display garden. Stop by the UW Botanic Gardens booth to find answers to your gardening questions, see plants for the future Pacific Connections Garden, and check out the latest on what's happening at UWBG and how you can get involved. UWBG Director David Mabberley will speak about his book, "The Story of the Apple," on February 14th, at
5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, 15 FEBRUARY DISTINGUISHED ALUM SEMINAR AND 207 3:30-5:30 0M
Centennial Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series Panel discussion with Michelle Connor, Vice President, Cascade Land Conservancy; Dan Hinkley, Plantsman; and Robert Michael Pyle, Independent Writer and Biologist.

THURSDAY, 15 FEBRUARY STARKER LECTURE OSU, CORVALLIS, OR 4 PM
Starker Lecture Series, "Forest Industry Globalization and Consolidation: A family-held company's perspective," Andrew Miller, President and CEO, Stimson Lumber Company..

THURSDAY, 15 FEBURARY SEATTLE AUDUBON PROGRAM UWBG,CUH 7-9 PM
"In the Company of Crows and Ravens," John Marzluff, College of Forest Resources.

FRIDAY, 16 FEBRUARY SILVICULTURE SEMINAR AND 22 2:30 PM
"The Role of Intentional Bio-management Pathways in Wildlife and Riparian Habit Protection," Bruce Lippke, UW College of Forest Resources.

FRIDAY, 16 FEBRUARY CIG SEMINAR JHN 175 3:30-4:20 PM
"IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Its significance and the inside story," Philip Mote, Climage Impacts Group.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, Kane 130, 7 p.m., UW's 31st Annual Faculty Lecture, "Thinking Historically about Thinking Historically: From identity politics to ethical action," John Toews, Professor, History, and Director, Coomparative History of Ideas.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, Kane 220, 7 p.m., Henry Luce Speaker Series, "Northwest Sustainability: What will it take?," Alan Durning, Founder and CEO, Sightline Institute (formerly NW Environment Watch).

RARE CARE PROGRAM VOLUNTEER TRAINING
UWBG's Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program trains volunteers to monitor rare plant populations throughout Washington in order to assess growth trends, as well as determine population threats. Monitoring is an essential component of conservation, as it addresses the question of "What is needed to preserve species, communities, and ecological systems?" It provides for the acquisition of information to assess the status of biological populations and\ communities for the purpose of developing and directing management actions. Volunteers are the backbone of this undertaking. The program relies heavily on volunteers to collect status information on rare plant populations. The next rare plant monitoring training will take place in Seattle, March 3 (application deadline, February 16), in Wenatchee March 31 (deadline, March 16), and in Spokane April 21 (deadline, April 6). To apply, read introduction and fill out application and return it to: Rare Care Program Manager, Center for Urban Horticulture, Box 354115, University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-4115.

WORKSHOP ON ACADEMIC-BASED CONFLICT RESOLUTION
As part of the 2006-07 Professional Development Series, The Graduate School is pleased to invite the faculty to attend a workshop for faculty members on academic-based conflict resolution. Presented by Drs. Karen Klomparens and John Beck from Michigan State University, this workshop is designed to provide information to faculty about the practice of the interest-based strategies to set expectations and resolve conflicts. In this workshop participants will engage in facilitated discussions that use video vignettes as catalysts. Each vignette depicts a snippet from a potential conflict situation within graduate education. Participants use interest-based strategies for conflict resolution. Date: Thursday, February 15, 2007 Time: 9-11:30 a.m. Place: UW Club, conference room In order to plan for refreshments, rsvp to Marilyn Gray, 206.543.9054 or megray@u.washington.edu. A separate workshop will be held for students from 1:30 3:20 p.m. on Feb. 15th and we encourage you to share the information with your students. For more information about the format of the workshop, see http://www.grad.msu.edu/all/crprogram.htm.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a Seattle PI story on a 520 bridge alternative, see "Arboretum fans like new 520 bridge plan," quoting David Mabberley, Professor and Director of UW Botanic Gardens and Iain Robertson, Adjuct Associate Professor.
See "Forestry foundation extends olive branch to Roseville businesses," citing the research of Kathy Wolf, Research Scientist.
And see, "A soothing and affirming chronicle of life amid nature," and "Local author views nature with an eye for beauty, ear for poetry," , for book reviews of latest work by alumnus Robert Michael Pyle ('73).

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KUDOS
Send in your kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 21, Number 5

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

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

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

SATURDAY, 3 FEBRUARY WlSE CONFERENCE S CAMPUS CTR 8 AM-4:30 PM
16th Annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Conference, sponsored by UW Engineering Advising and Diversity Center. Conference empowers women in engineering, science, and technology to discover opportunities, identify personal strengths, and to increase confidence to embark on new academic and professional ventures, and provides an opportunity to network with industry and academia professionals. Register on-line . For more information, contact uwwise@u.washington.edu or call 206.543.1770.

MONDAY, 5 FEBRUARY CFR FACULTY MEETING AND22 10:30-11:30 AM
CFR faculty meeting; meeting materials will be distributed in advance of the meeting.

MONDAY, 5 FEBRUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 154 3:30-5 PM
"Polar pinnipeds, Sea Ice, and Climate Change," John Bengston, Director, Marine Mammal Laboratory, NOAA, Seattle, WA.

TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Rights-based Approaches to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Programming," Anne Sheeran, Independent Consultant.

TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY BLODEL RESERVE LECTURE BAINBRIDGE IS, WA 7:30 PM
"The Story of the Apple," David Mabberley, Dir., UW Botanic Gardens. To register, call 206.842.7631.

THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY NWFSC SEMINAR FISH SCI CTR 201 11 AM-12:30 PM
"Smart Prevention of Invasive Species in Aquatic Ecosystems," Julian Olden, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY CIG SEMINAR JISAO CONFERENCE RM 1:30-3 PM
"Design Flaws in the Regime to Control Global Climate Change and their Consequences (Or Why We Need to Start Over)," Ed Miles, Director, UW Climate Impacts Group. JISAO Conference Room is on 1st Floor, Lisa Li Building, 4909 25th Ave. NE Seattle, WA. See seminar abstract.

THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY CFR-UWAA LECTURE SERIES KANE 110 7-8 PM
"UW Alumni Association and College of Forest Resources Lecture Series, Sustaining our NW World: Creating Futures since 1907," presents College of Forest Resources alumnus Steven Anderson, Presdent and CEO, Forest History Society. Free, but advance registration is requested.

FRIDAY, 9 FEBRUARY SAF GRAD STUDENT SYPOSIUM AND 207 9 AM-5 PM
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Graduate Student Symposium Friday, oral and poster presentations by SAFS graduate students. Reception follows. For information, email gss@fish.washington.edu or see http://fish.washington.edu/gss/GSS_2007.pdf.

FRIDAY, 9 FEBRUARY SILVICULTURE SEMINAR AND 22 2:30 PM
"Biodiversity and Diversity of Opinions in Oregon Forestry: Can we get smart enough to pump our own gas and prduce what landowners want?," Doug Maguire,\ Oregon State University.

SATURDAY, 10 FEBRUARY FORESTRY SEMINAR OLYMPIA, WA 8 AM-3:30 PM
"Trees, Shrubs, and Forest Floor Plants: Get what you want from your forest.

SATURDAY, 10 FEBRUARY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH 9 AM-12 PM
"How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden," Cass Turnbull, Plant Amnesty. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/adulteducation.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Tuesday, February 13, 2007, "A Celebration of UW Staff," reception to honor nominees for the UW Distinguished Staff Award, HUG Ballroom. See http://www.washington.edu/president/evp/dsa/nominees.php.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007, The Water Center's Review of Research. CFR participants include Bob Edmonds, Peter Kiffney, and Christian Torgersen. See http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Events/AnnualReview/2007AR/review07.html.
Thursday, February 15, 2007, College of Forest Resources Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series, Anderson 207, 3:30-5:30 p.m., featuring alums Michelle Connor, Dan Hinkley, and Robert Michael Pyle, who will bring widely diverse perspectives on career options for CFR graduates.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, UW's 31st Annual Faculty Lecture, "Thinking Historically about Thinking Historically: From identity politics to ethical action," John Toews, Professor, History, and Director, Coomparative History of Ideas.

STUDENTS PLAN RETIREMENT PARTY FOR BOB GARA
Bob Gara is moving toward retirement after more than 40 years of dedicated forest entomology teaching and mentorship at the College of Forest Resources. Please plan to join current and former students and colleagues as we celebrate this event and his distinguished career. The party will be from 6-10 p.m., Saturday March 17 in Anderson 207, Forest Clubroom. If you are interested in attending and want to receive a more detailed invitation letter, please send your contact information to Andy Eglitis, aeglitis@fs.fed.us or 541.383.5701, by February 21, 2007, and you will receive menu information, including prices. A definite RSVP is requested by early March.

CFR CENTENNIAL NEWS
Dean Bare thanks all of the College's faculty, staff, and students who participated in our Centennial Year kick-off event Wednesday evening in Olympia, WA in the Legislative Rotunda. It was a great event attended by over 200 people including UW Provost Wise and WA Governor Chris Gregoire. A copy of the Dean's opening comments at the reception is available at http://faculty.washington.edu/bare. We look forward to a series of great events during the year -- next up is the February 8th lecture by alum Steve Anderson, President, Forest History Society. For details check: https://go.washington.edu/uwaa/events/2007cfr_lectures/details.tcl. For a pdf file of the Centennial Year calendar, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/About/centennial%20calendar.pdf, and watch for our Centennial webpage link, coming soon, that will feature event updates and other Centennial year information. The Forest Club has "CFR 100" t-shirts for sale -- $12 each, available in Student and Academic Services. Says Michelle, "There will be sweatshirts and 'hoodies' arriving next week -- $20 for sweatshirts, $30 for hooded sweatshirts.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SEMINAR SERIES ANNOUNCED
The College's Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series has been announced for this year. Iintended as a bridge for students (from the College and across campus) by helping them to understand and appreciate the kind of real world work and roles they can assume after they have completed a CFR program and engage in full time employment, the seminars are also open to the UW community and the public. Two seminars are scheduled for this academic year. The first on Febuary 15, will feature alums Michelle Connor, Vice President, Cascade Land Conservancy; Dan Hinkley, plantsman and horticulturalist; and Robert Michael Pyle, independent writer and biologist. The second seminar, scheduled for April 19, will feature College alumni who hold positions in natural resources leadership with Native American tribes in Washington. The series provides a welcome home to the College's distinguished alumni and an opportunity to introduce them to the College community. The series showcases alumni who during their careers have been leaders in the private, public, and nongovernmental sectors in the U.S. and abroad. Their personal hands-on experience and contribution in addressing complex and sometimes contentious issues provides students with a critical appreciation of the kind of realworld work and possible roles they can assume after graduation, as well as opportunities for networking.

DAVID R.M. SCOTT PROFESSORSHIP IS ENDOWED
The College is pleased to announce that the David R. M. Scott Endowed Professorship in Forest Resources has been fully funded. In addition, we will receive a 50 percent match from the UW Founders' Initiative Fund. Says Dean Bare,\ "The CFR Alumni Association deserves major credit for initiating this Professorship under the CFRAA presidency of Emeritus Professor Dale Cole. Many members of the CFRAA contributed their support to bring this endowment to fruition. In addition the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation and Mr. Mort Lauridsen made significant contributions for which we are deeply grateful." An announcement concerning the process followed to award the Professorship will be forthcoming.

UWBG SEEKS VOLUNTEER (UNPAID) COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
UW Botanic Gardens (UWBG) is looking for a volunteer intern to assist with a variety of tasks related to education and outreach. UWBG is the premier center for plant research, display, and education in the Pacific Northwest. UWBG includes the Arboretum, the Center for Urban Horticulture, the Union Bay Natural Area, the Elisabeth C. Miller Library, and hundreds of acres of gardens and natural areas visited by over 300,000 people a year. Its public education programs reach thousands of people from preschoolers to professionals annually. As a non-profit organization\ committed to public outreach, volunteer involvement is a core part of its business. The Communications Intern will work with staff, faculty, and students to assist in compiling and publishing information on research and programs at UWBG. The person in this position will gain experience in writing, editing, and project management; make contacts in the horticultural and restoration fields; and have the opportunity to work for a dynamic organization in a beautiful setting. The intern will work primarily at the Center for Urban Horticulture. The Communications Intern will work closely with education and outreach staff to assist with:
* Development, revision, and production of communication materials for the public such as newsletter, website, public events calendar, brochures, on-line newsletter, articles, flyers, press releases.
* Publicity for programs and events.
* Ccoordinating special events, including preparing promotional materials, staffing events, and answering inquiries from the public.
* Updating information for contact database.
Job requirements include: commitment to work a minimum of 120 hours; which could be 10 hours a week for 3 months; 5 hours a week for 6 months, or anything in between; demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, and effective communications; experience in writing for a general audience; attention to detail and ability to work concurrently on several projects; experience with Microsoft Office software, and ability or willingness to learn desktop publishing software and Dreamweaver; interest in gardening, plants, or the environment a plus! To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample (preferably 3 pages or less written for a general audience) to eloudon@u.washington.edu by February 12. Visit UWBG home page at www.uwbotanicgardens.org for more information on the center.

INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATHS OF THE WEEK
An addendum to the alumna featured last week, Melly Reuling, (M.S., wildlife science, 1991), sent in by Tom Hinckley: "Melly has been a mountaineeR since the late '70s. She has climbed around the world and was a climbing member of the 1987 American Everest North Face Expedition with her partner Wes. After Everest, Melly and Wes shipped their mountain gear to Tanzania and African Environments was founded. Once in Africa her attention turned to ecology and wildlife and she earned her M.S. in Wildlife. She did research on elephants around Lake Manyara and conducted surveys of forest elephant populations in Kenya for Kenya Wildlife Service."
Kamoji Wachiira (M.S., '69) is currently a Senior Fellow at the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has worked for the Canadian International Development Agency on environmental policy and climate change. Originally from Kenya, Wachiira has taught university courses in Kenya and has over 20 years of hands-on international experience in environment and development policy. He has also served as Vice President for the Greenbelt Movement International. See a brief bio at http://www.ziggs.com/apps/profile/bio.aspx?uid=15631. What this brief bio doesn't say is that he was held in jails in Kenya as a political prisoner for two years during the 1980s.

CFR RESOURCES COMMITTEE DECISIONS
The CFR Resources Committee reviewed all equipment requests that were submitted. See http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/cfrequipalloc07.html to review The decision reached at the last committee meeting.

REMINDER RE: GRANT PROPOSAL DEADLINES
Marivic Jiminez sends along the following reminder: "For grant proposal submissions, OSP requires a minimum of 10 working days before the grant deadline to review your proposal for both online and paper grant submissions. Once you have identified a grant solicitation you want to apply for, the application instructions should tell you what system to use for proposal submissions. For grants.gov submissions, once your proposal has been submitted by OSP to grants.gov, ONLY you as PI will get the email notification that grants.gov has received your proposal and it is subject to review. If your proposal needs revisions, more documents, etc., you will receive an email from grants.gov. (I do not see these so PLEASE make sure you keep an eye on your emails after your proposal is submitted through grants.gov or your proposal could be returned without any further action by grants.gov. Grants.gov is a federal system that conducts an electronic review of your proposal before it is eventually forwarded to the appropriate federal agency (sponsor) for submission."

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See University Week story, "College of Forest Resources alum launches centennial lecture series Feb. 8."
For an Everett Daily Herald website story, see "UW professor knows his crows," featuring John Marzluff.
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KUDOS
Kudos to all in the College who helped to coordinate the Environmental Career Fair and the Legislative Reception in Olympia, WA, both on Thursday, January 31. The Career Fair and Reception reached over 400 minds, spanning from students of the new millennium to alumni from the pre-WWII era. More than 250 students attended the Career Fair and the employers were very pleased. Kudos especially to faculty Jon Bakker, Gordon Bradley, Bob Edmonds, John Perez Garcia, and Al Wagar who stopped by, and to Student Services staff member Debra Salas-Haynes, who coordinated the whole show!
Kudos also to all of those who helped with the planning and logistics for this Centennial Legislative Reception. Hats off to Nancy Davis for coordinating the many facets of event catering, UWTV, guest lists, van transportation, set up, etc.; to staff from the Center for Sustainability at Pack Forest for the trees and floral greenery that were in abundance; and to alumna Janet Wainwright for coordinating and facilitating the event with the office of Governor Chris Gregoire.

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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