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February 2009

The Straight Grain
Volume 29, 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 FEBRUARY 26. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 26 FEBRUARY-1 MARCH POLAR SCIENCE WEEKEND PAC SCI CTR
Polar Science Weekend, co-sponsored by UW Polar Science Center and Pacific Science Center.

SUNDAY, 1 MARCH PACIFIC CONNECTIONS GARDEN WALK WPA, GRAHAM 11 AM
Guided tour of UW Botanic Gardens' Pacific Connections Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum. No advance registration required.

SUNDAY, 1 MARCH ARBORETUM GUIDED WALK WPA, GRAHAM 1 PM
Guided weekend walks at the Washington Park Arboretum; Witt Winter Garden is featured during January to March. No advanced
registration required.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 2-6 MARCH GEORGE WRIGHT SOCIETY CONFERENCE PORTLAND,OR
George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites, "Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World."

MONDAY, 2 MARCH FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
"Will Whiter Plants Fare Better in a Warmer and Arid Environment?" Soo Kim; and "Understanding Outcomes from Collaborative
Environmental Planning," Clare Ryan.

MONDAY, 2 MARCH ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHRO FORUM DENNY 401 3:30-5 PM
"Conservation and the Visual Arts in a Spanish Nature Reserve," Sara Breslow, UW Department of Anthropology.

MONDAY, 2 MARCH WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR GOWEN 301 3:30-5 PM
"Grizzly Bears and the Endangered Species Act," David Knibb, JD.

MONDAY, 2 MARCH CIG SEMINAR EEB 303 3:30-5 PM
"Regional Meteo-Marine Re-Analyses and Climate Change Projections: Results for Northern Europe and potentials for coastal and
offshore applications," Hans von Storch, GKSS Institute for Coastal Research. See
http://cses.washington.edu/cig/outreach/seminarfiles/2009seminars/vonstorch030209abs.shtml.

MONDAY, 2 MARCH UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH 6:30-8:30 PM
"Lichens in your Backyard," Katherine Glew, UW Lichens Collections. See
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/Class.php.

MONDAY, 2 MARCH TOWN HALL LECTURE SEATTLE,TOWN HALL 7:30-9 PM
"Dirt: The erosion of civilizations," Dave Montgomery, UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences."

TUESDAY, 3 MARCH WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"The Application of Science to Management and Restoration-related Questions in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed," Todd Bohle, Seattle Public Utilities.

TUESDAY, 3 MARCH CIG SEMINAR MGH 258 1:30-3 PM
"Confronting Climate Change in the United States: Science, political will, and public policy," Peter Frumhoff, Union of Concerned
Scientists.

TUESDAY, 3 MARCH EMMERT BUDGET TALK KANE 130 3:30 PM
UW President Mark Emmert invites all members of the UW community to join him at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, for a town hall meeting on the UW's current budget situation. The meeting will include a question-and-answer session. For those unable to attend, there will be a live Webcast . Questions can also be submitted through the president's blog,.

TUESDAY, 3 MARCH RAIN GARDEN WKSHP RENTON TECH COLLEGE 6:30-8:30 PM
"Save the Sound, Build a Rain Garden," workshop sponsored by Stewardship Partners. Free, but registration required. 

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, 3-5 MARCH USGS CONFERENCE PORTLAND, OR
USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center 8th Annual Conference, "Science in the Pacific Northwest." Topics include monitoring glaciated mountain headwaters, understanding the life history of juvenile steelhead, reintroducing fishers to Olympic National Park, restoring anadromous fish to the Elwha River watershed, detecting flame retardants in osprey eggs, and monitoring in Oregon white oak ecosystems. Contact: Martin Fitzpatrick, 541-750-1032, Martin_Fitzpatrick@usgs.gov.

WEDNESDAY, 4 MARCH ADOPT-A-STREAM CLASS 7-8:30 PM
Adopt-a-Stream Environmental Education, "Amphibians of Mystery," Tom Noland, Naturalist.

THURSDAY, 5 MARCH CARBON MKTS WORKSHOP PORTLAND, OR 12-7 PM
"Preparing for the Carbon Market: Forestry offsets," Western Forestry and Conservation Association.

WEDNESDAY, 4 MARCH WA BUTTERFLY ASSOC UWBG,CUH 7-9 PM
"Butterflies and Wildlife of Eastern Australia and Tasmania," Dave Nunnallee.

THURSDAY, 5 MARCH SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Assessing and Addressing the Nation's Shortage of Stock Assessment Scientists," Jim Berkson, Virginia Tech.

THURSDAY, 5 MARCH INTN'L FORESTRY STUDENTS AND 207 4:30 PM
"Ethics of International Research." Is international research a right? responsibility? or an intrusion? Faculty and students from various disciplines -- including forest resources, engineering, anthropology, biology and, public affairs -- share their views and
experiences.

THURSDAY, 5 MARCH CFR-UWAA LECTURE KANE 120 7-9 PM
CFR-UWAA Lecture Series, Sustaining our NW World, "Carnivore Conservation in the Pacific NW," Aaron Wirsing, UW College of Forest Resources.

FRIDAY, 6 MARCH SILVICULTURE CHALLENGE FRIDAY HARBOR,WA
Silviculture Challenge at Friday Harbor, UW-CFR vs. UBC.

FRIDAY, 6 MARCH GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM AND 207 9 AM-4:30 PM
4th Annual CFR Graduate Student Research Symposium. Keynote speaker is Professor Emeritus Robert Paine, UW Department of Biology.

FRIDAY 6 MARCH DEAD ELK SOCIAL AND 207 5 PM
The Dead Elk Society'S Winter Quarter meeting will begin immediately after the Graduate Student Symposium. If you can donate a
ping pong table, foosball table, air hockey table, or a similar game for the evening, contact Jeff, jeffjr@u.washington.edu.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Monday, March 9, 2009, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Vancouver, WA, NW Forest Soils Council Meeting, "Forest Practices and Ecosystem Processes Affecting Soil Carbon Storage and Organic Matter Turnover."
Wednesday-Saturday, March 25-28, 2009, Seattle, WA, NW Scientific Association and Northwest Lichenologists Annual Meeting, "The Pacific Northwest in a Changing Environment."
Saturday, April 4th, 2009, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., CUH, Miller Library, Annual Garden Lovers' Book Sale. Proceeds are used to buy new
books and journals for the library.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 7-9 p.m., UW Tower Auditorium. Join CFR alum Dan Hinkley (MS 1985) for a fun look at his trip to China to
collect plants for the Washington Park Arboretum's new Pacific Connections Garden. The presentation is the first in a series of
special programs honoring the Arboretum's 75th anniversary.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW SITE VISIT COMPLETED
Dean Bare writes, "I wish to thank everyone who participated in our program review self-study document and the just completed site visit. This was a very important event for our College, as we were last reviewed in 1996. Since then, we have made significant updates in our academic programs, organizational structure, and personnel. All indications that we received at the exit interview
are that the Review Team was very impressed with the high quality of our faculty, staff, and students. They were impressed with the progress we have achieved in updating our academic programs in a relatively short time, the diversity and importance of our research centers, the significance of our annual planning retreats, and the outstanding service we provide our students and stakeholders. They realize that we need additional resources to achieve our vision of a world class institution and that we face considerable organizational uncertainty as we approach the new biennium."

SERVICE EVENT PLANNED TO MAINTAIN CFR CENTENNIAL GROVE
CFR alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students are invited to an April 4, 2009, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. service event to help maintain the CFR Centennial Grove plantings in the Union Bay Natural Area. UW Botanic Gardens will provide tools and supervision for the event. Volunteers should bring their own leather gloves and should wear sturdy boots and prepare for any weather. Coffee
and light refreshments will be available, thanks to event sponsorship by CFRAA President, Tom Hanson. The Centennial Grove was planted in 2007, a gift from alumni in recognition of the College's history of academic excellence, research, and leadership in sustainable natural resource management. Maintenance of restored plots in UBNA is carried out under Integrated Pest Management guidelines. For example, Himalayan blackberry is controlled by cutting canes back to about two feet from the ground and root systems are then removed with a shovel. In situations where the blackberry root systems are tangled with the roots of woody plants, blackberry-specific herbicides may sometimes be used, but herbicides are not permitted in areas adjacent to wetlands or streams. This is the case in the Centennial Grove. After blackberry canes and rootballs have been removed, the areas that have been disturbed are to be covered with mulch. For more information and parking instructions, contact Caroline Rosevear at 206.221.0562 or rosevear@u.washington.edu.

EFC REPORT ON BUDGET COMMITEE RECOMENDATIONS NOW ONLINE
The Elected Faculty Council's response and recommendations on the ad hoc Budget Analysis Commitee report is now available online at the Dean's budget web page.

EQUIPMENT INVENTORY PROCEDURES
Marc Morrison reminds us of the importance of maintaining proper equipment inventory. "As a recipient of Federal grants and
contracts the UW is subject to an audit of its equipment inventory. The Equipment Inventory Office must account for all items
purchased by reconciling the items received to the appropriate requisition documents, purchase orders, packing slips, and other
documents. The State of Washington considers all items purchased on Federal or State funds in excess of $2,000 (including shipping/tax) as inventorial. These items must be accounted for upon receipt and tagged and then entered into the UW database. Failure to do so on a timely basis is considered an audit violation. My staff and I are responsible for all the physical inventory of the
College. So remember ... When purchasing something $2,000+ in value, please let me know of its purchase and provide a receipt -- that way we can make sure the College stays in compliance with audit requirements."

ALUMNI UPDATES
Louis Requa (BS 1973) is a professional land surveyor and a principal with Skagit Surveyors and Engineers in Sedro Woolley, WA.
He was previously an instructor at the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, VA, teaching topographic surveying. He spent 1969 in Vietnam as a topographic surveyor. Following his service in the Army, he worked for WA Department of Natural Resources as a forest engineer, land surveyor, and forester.
Steven Starlund (BS 1973) is resource stewardship manager for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission's Puget Sound Region. His career spans 25 years in parks and recreation and seven years as executive director for nonprofit conservation organizations. He co-founded C & S Associates, a company specializing in training organizations in strategic planning, branding, and image promotion.
Arlo Vander Woude (BS 1973) is vegetation program manager for the USDA Forest Service’s Okanagon and Wenatchee National Forests in Winthrop, WA.
Dirk Hoy (BS 1996) is a law enforcement agent with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Idaho Falls, ID.
Holly Kearns (BS 1996) went on to get masters and PhD degrees from Colorado State University. She is a forest pathologist for the USDA Forest Service's Forest Health Protection Region 1 in Coeur d'Alene, ID.
Teresa Kluver (MFR 1996) is a park operations supervisor for the City of Redmond, WA Parks and Recreation.
Linda Kruger (PhD 1996) is a research social scientist with the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific NW Research Station in Juneau, AK. Her research focuses on community capacity and resilience; the special connections people have with places on the landscape; and the interactions among population dynamics, tourism, recreation, and traditional and rural cultures.

KUDOS
Kudos to the College's IT team from Kris Freeman, who is working on editing a book with Jim Agee. Kris writes, "I just wanted to
thank you again for the fabulous help from your team. I have worked with a number of research centers and departments on campus and the IT group in Forest Resources is the best I’ve encountered so far.  The members of your team have excellent technical knowledge and customer service skills and have been very responsive to my needs as a new CFR employee. They have been, and are being, extremely quick and helpful in getting me set up with my new computer, printer, CRF account, remote access, etc. As a result of the efforts by your team, CFR also has a very secure network; more secure than that of other groups I’ve worked with. Thanks again for all the help."

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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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) http://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 29, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 21. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, 18-21 FEBRUARY WA WLDLIFE SOC MEETING STEVENSON, WA
Joint Meeting, WA Wildlife Society and Society for NW Vertebrate Biology, "Temporal Issues in Ecological Science: Implications for research, management, and conservation in the Pacific NW."

SATURDAY, 21 FEBRUARY UW-SER WORK PARTY UW,MCARTY 10 AM-2 PM
The UW Society of Ecological Restoration cordially invites you help untangle its restoration site from blackberries and creeping ivy. This will be the last push before the tree crew opens up the canopy; it will also be your best chance to lend a hand in these slow growing months and perhaps your only chance to participate in a restoration project happening on main campus. Contact Lloyd Nackley, nackll@u.washington.edu.

SATURDAY, 21 FEBRUARY CONSERVATION WORKSHOP PACK FOREST 1-5 PM
Northwest Natural Resource Group Workshop, "Conservation Options for Small Woodland Owners."

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 18-22 FEBRUARY NW FLOWER/GARDEN SHOW CONVENTION CTR
Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Washington Park Arboretum's display at this year's show evokes the Pacific Connections Garden. CFR's Riz Reyes (BS 2006 and UW Botanic Gardens Soest Gardner) will give a seminar, "Perennial Propagation Primer: How to get more of your favorite plants for free."

MONDAY-TUESDAY, 23-23 FEBRUARY CFR PROGRAM REVIEW ANDERSON 22
Academic Program Review site visit for the College of Forest Resources. Reviews are required by the UW and the Higher Education Coordinating Board every 10 years. The review will help shape the nature of the College's academic programs in the years to come. The College has prepared a self study that has been forwarded to the Graduate School and to the Academic Review Committee. The Review Committee consists of three faculty from the UW outside the College and two faculty from other universities.

MONDAY, 23 FEBRUARY WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR GOWEN 301 3:30-5 PM
"Predation, Climate Change, and Bird Extinctions on a Meotropical Island," Douglas Robinson, Oregon State University.

MONDAY, 23 FEBRUARY ENGINEERS W/O OBDERS FUND RAISER KANE 225 6-9 PM
Engineers Without Borders 4th Annual Dessert and Wine Fundraiser and Silent Auction. All proceeds support the UW student chapter and their projects in Bolivia and around the world.

TUESDAY, 24 FEBRUARY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Reenvisioning Water Jurisdictions and Value in Our Puget Sound Watersheds," David Batker, Earth Economics.

WEDNESDAY, 25 FEBRUARY UWBG PROFESSIONAL EDUC WPA,GRAHAM 9 AM-2:30 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Professional Education, "Pruning Trees," Chris Watson, UW Botanic Gardens, and Bess Bronstein, Certified
Arborist.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 26 FEBRUARY-1 MARCH POLAR SCI WEEK SEATTLE, PAC SCI CTR
Polar Science Week, co-sponsored by UW Polar Science Center and Pacific Science Center.

THURSDAY, 26 FEBRUARY NWFSC SEMINAR NWSFS AUD 11 AM-12 PM
"Why Ecosystem Management is a Human Dimensions Phenomenon,"Michael Orbach, Duke University.

THURSDAY, 26 FEBRUARY SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Environmental Proteomics Reveals Patterns of Microbial Nutrient Acquisition and Energy Transduction in the South Atlantic," Bob Morris, UW School of Oceanography.

THURSDAY, 26 FEBRUARY DON HANLEY RETIREMENT AND 207 3:30-5 PM
Retirement Party for Don Hanley.

THURSDAY, 26 FEBRUARY INTERDISC TEACHING SESSION MGH 5:30-7 PM
"An Informal Conversation about Interdisciplinary Teaching on Environmental Issues," offers postdoctoral fellows with an interest in interdisciplinary and environmental education a chance to interact with faculty from across campus. Tom Hinckley is one of the panelists. RSVP at poe@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 26 FEBRUARY WOLF HAVEN LECTURE GRAND MOUND, WA 7-9 PM
Wolf Haven International Lecture Series, "The Return of the Gray Wolf to Washington State," Harriet Allen, WA Department of Fish &
Wildlife.

FRIDAY, 27 FEBRUARY SILVICULTURE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 2:30-4:20 PM
Topic to be announced.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
March 3-5, 2009, Portland, OR, "Science in the Pacific Northwest." USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) researchers will present preliminary findings at the 8th USGS Conference on Science in the Pacific Northwest. Topics include monitoring glaciated mountain headwaters, understanding the life history of juvenile steelhead, reintroducing fishers to Olympic National Park, restoring anadromous fish to the Elwha River watershed, detecting flame retardants in osprey eggs, and monitoring in Oregon white oak ecosystems. Contact: Martin Fitzpatrick, 541-750-1032, Martin_Fitzpatrick@usgs.gov.
Thursday, March 5, 2009, Kane 120, 7-9 p.m., CFR-UWAA Lecture Series, Sustaining our NW World, "Carnivore Conservation in the Pacific NW," Aaron Wirsing, UW College of Forest Resources.
Friday, March 6, 2009, Anderson 22, the 4th Annual College of Forest Resources Graduate Student Symposium. Stay tuned for
details.

COLLEGE WELCOMES NEW ADJUNCT FACULTY ERICA CLINE
A warm welcome to Erica Cline, new Adjunct Asistant Professor. Erica is a a faculty member at UW Tacoma.

RCEP PROCESS INITIATED FOR COLLEGE
Dean Bare writes, "As I reported last week, the Provost has notified the Faculty Senate of her desire for them to initiate an RCEP for our College under Section 26-41(c) of the Faculty Handbook. The first step is for the Senate to appoint a Review Committee. The Provost, in turn, is to provide a detailed justification of her proposal to the Review Committee, provided the proposal has been previously submitted to the dean and faculty of the college or school in question for review and comment. I will widely share this
report and justification when I receive it. I have requested that the EFC work closely with my office to ensure that the procedures
outlined in Section C be faithfully executed as described."

URBAN FORESTRY SYMPOSIUM PLANNED
An urban forestry symposium is being planned for May 11, 2009 at the UW Botanic Gardens' Center for Urban Horticulture. The all day symposium in partnership with Plant Amnesty will present issues and solutions related to managing urban forests; topics include communicating the value of trees, trees and climate change, protecting trees during construction, and tree risk assessment. Information is intended for management level professionals, on-the-ground technical staff, and community organizations. Cost: $40-$65 plus $10 for lunch; Sponsored by Washington State Department of Natural Resources, International Society of Arboriculture-Pacific Northwest Chapter, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle reLeaf, and Seattle Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

SAF ACCREDITATION FOR COLLEGE'S MFR FINALIZED
The College received a letter from the Sociey of American Foresters (SAF) last week indicating that the progress report submitted
in June 2008 was accepted as written. Thus, no more progress reports are required and accreditation of the College's Master of
Forest Resources (Forest Management) continues until 2016.

CFR PROCEDURE FOR BUDGET CUTS
Dean Bare writes, "On behalf of the entire College, I wish to express my appreciation to the Ad Hoc CFR Budget Analysis Committee (BAC) for their thoughtful budget report. Coming to grips with the seriousness of the State's budget woes and the
probable impacts this will have on the UW and College is a daunting undertaking that they skillfully addressed. As President Emmert stated in his recent email, a high level of uncertainty surrounds the status of UW funding for the next biennium. It is important, therefore, that we continue to share information at our disposal with the entire College community. Accordingly, I am posting the BAC's Report to a new web page that we have created to keep everyone in the College informed about this situation. I encourage you to check this site periodically. When the Elected Faculty Council submits its comments and recommendations related to the CFR BAC Report, they will be added to the CFR Budget web site. And, as additional information is passed down to us, we will post it at as well. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome."

USDA NATIONAL TEACHING AWARDS PROGRAM
Nominations are being accepted (contact Dean's Office with your nomications; they will be forwarded on to USDA) for the 2009 USDA National Awards Program for Excellence in University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences. Contact wfink@nasulgc.org with questions. One of last year's award winners was CFR alum Millspaugh Joshua (PhD 1999), University of Missouri associate professor and director of graduate studies in fisheries and wildlife.

BIKE RIDERS -- TAKE EXTRA SECURITY PRECAUTIONS
The Student and Academmic Services Office reports that a CFR graduate students had a bike stolen this week from one of the racks outside Winkenwerder. This is a reminder that you should:
1) Register your bike with campus police.
2) If possible, use two different kinds of bike locks -– a cable lock and a U-lock are the best combination. Most thieves carry tools for one type of lock. If you have a UPass, you can receive discounts on bike locks, lights, etc at a few locations; see
http://www.washington.edu/commuterservices/programs/upass/profiles/bicycling/lingdept.php.
If you see suspicious folks lurking about, please don’t hesitate to call campus police 24 hour non-emergency number at 543-9331.
And Luke Rogers adds, "I would also suggest advocating for more bicycle lockers and contacting the following people to demand that the UW stop spending $40,000 per commuter to build more parking lots and install more secure bicycle parking @$1,300 per commuter. The wait list for the C-10 bicycle lockers are currently 4+ years: Director of Transportation Services Josh Kavanagh, joshkav@u.washington.edu, and Assistant Director of Transportation Services David Carr, dcarr@u.washington.edu.

ONE MORE CFR RIDE IN THE RAIN TEAM
Amanda Davis reports, "One more CFR Ride-in-the-Rain team was established over the weekend --"Tree Huggers." And Amanda reports that CFR is second (only to the Evans School) for unit participation in Ride in the Rain. For information on the 2009 Ride in the Rain Challenge, see http://www.washington.edu/commuterservices/riderain/index.php.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Howard Heiner (MS 1973) writes, "My degree helped me in my work overseas teaching forestry in Chile (1973- 78) and forestry
projects in Somalia and Nicaragua (1982 -89). It was also helpful in Washington, DC working as a special forestry advisor to the
State Department during the Earth Summit (1991-92) and related United Nation's forestry projects. (1993-96). I retired in 1996 to
Ashland, Oregon."See profile of Howard, who was awarded the 2006 Sir William Schlich Memorial Award by the Society of American Foresters .
Soung-Nan Liu (PhD 1973) is a research scientist at the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA.
Dennis Pendleton (BS 1973) retired from the USDA Forest Service in 2002, after 35 years in federal service. He lives in Leavenworth, WA. He began working for the Forest Service as a seasonal employee in 1969 in Leavenworth, WA on the Wenatchee National Forest. He held a variety of jobs for the USFS in Washington and Alaska, and in 1990, accepted the position in Washington, DC as Branch Chief for Cooperative Fire Protection, working with programs that assist states with grants for fire protection, training. and equipment. In 1994, he returned to the west as Forest Service Director at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, ID. In 1998 he was promoted to the National Assistant Director of Fire and Aviation Management for Operations while continuing to serve in Boise.
Mary Price (BS 1973) is administrative manager for the University of Georgia’s Marine Institute at Sapelo Island, GA.
Wesley McConnell (PhD 1980, MS 1976, BS 1973) is a research and development director for Asia Pulp and Paper in Indonesi He
previously worked for Buckman Laboratories in Memphis, TN. He also has more than 25 years of worldwide experience in product and process development at Johnson and Johnson, Scott Paper Company, and Kimberly-Clark developing paper, non-woven, and absorbent products.

KUDOS
Kudos to Monika Moskal who was elected Vice President of the Puget Sound Region American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing; the position is a four year term. Founded in 1934, ASPRS is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. ASPRS' mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies. Monika has also recently received the 2009 ASPRS Ford Bartlett Membership Award.
Kudos from Don Hanley to Clara Burnett, Larry Mason, James McCarter, Matt McLaughlin, and Raye Westad, who worked
collaboratively to develop, deliver, and video capture two workshops this past week for Natural Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) personnel. Sixteen attendees at Pack Forest and 12 attendees in Spokane were trained on the LMS system. A Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) award to the Rural Technology Initiative provided the funding for this outreach effort. Interactive
streaming videos of the instruction will be available on the RTI website. Says Don, "I believe it was a good use of state CIG funds
to give us new technology that can help us provide high quality technical information to forest landowners. It also keeps our field staff current on new land management tools, something in this day and age that is always important. Both LMS sessions were well
received."

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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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) http://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 29, 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 FEBRUARY 14. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 14 FEBRUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SQUAK MT 8:30 AM
Washington Trails Association, Squak Mountain East Ridge Trail work party.

TUESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Wetland Monitoring with High Resolution Remote Sensing and GIS," Monika Moskal, UW College of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY CIG SEMINAR FISHERIES 203 1:30-3 PM
"Expert Views on Adapting Conservation Policy to the Impacts of Climate Change," Shannon Hagerman, University of British Columbia.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 WATER CTR REVIEW HUB W BALLROOM 8 AM-5:30 PM
The Water Center Annual Review of Research. Participants from the College include Demetrius Fletcher, Monika Moskal, and Aaron Wirsing.

WEDNESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY CIG SEMINAR MGH 258 12-1:30 PM
"Communication Objectives and Scientific Ethics: A social science perspective on communicating climate change to the American public," Connie Roser-Renouf, George Mason University.

WEDNESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY CETACEAN SOCIETY LECTURE PHINNEY CENTER 7 PM
American Cetacean Society Speaker Series, Puget Sound Chapter, "Killer Whales Increase Their Call Amplitude in Response to Vessel Noise," Marla Holt, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY WA WLDLIFE SOC/NW VERT BIO STEVENSON, WA
Joint Meeting, WA Wildlife Society and Society for NW Vertebrate Biology, "Temporal Issues in Ecological Science: Implications for
research, management, and conservation in the Pacific NW."

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY NW FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW WA STATE CONVENTION CTR
Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Washington Park Arboretum's display at this year's show evokes the Pacific Connections Garden. CFR's Riz Reyes (BS 2006 and UW Botanic Gardens Soest Gardner) will give a seminar, "Perennial Propagation Primer: How to get more of your favorite plants for free."

THURSDAY, 19 FEBRUARY PHD FINAL EXAM BLODEL 292 11 AM
"Towards Small-footprint Airborne LiDAR-assisted Large Scale Operational Forest Inventory: A case study of integrating LiDAR data into Forest Inventory and Analysis in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska," Yuzhen Li; Committee Chair: Gerard Schreuder.

THURSDAY, 19 FEBRUARY NWFSC SEMINAR NWSFS AUD 11 AM-12 PM
"Classmates.com Can't Match the Fishy Friendships of Old School Ties: Implications of relatedness and familiarity for patterns of social organization in fish," Siân Griffiths, Cardiff University.

THURSDAY, 19 FEBRUARY CEE SEMINAR BAGLEY 154 3:30-4:20 PM
Water and Environmental Seminar, "Soil Moisture and Hydroclimatology," Jay Famiglietti, University of California, Irvine.

THURSDAY, 19 FEBRUARY SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Molluscs in the New Millenium," Sandy Shumway, University of Connecticut.

FRIDAY, 20 FEBRUARY SILVICULTURE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 2:30-4:20 PM
"The Role of DNR's Habitat Conservation Plan in Restoring Northern Spotted Owl and Marbled Murrelet Habitat," John Calhoun and John Marzluff, UW College of Forest Resources.

SATURDAY, 21 FEBRUARY CONSERVATION WORKSHOP PACK FOREST 1-5 PM
Northwest Natural Resource Group Workshop, "Conservation Options for Small Woodland Owners."

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Monday, February 23, 2009, Kane 225, 6-9 p.m., Engineers Without Borders 4th Annual Dessert and Wine Fundraiser and Silent
Auction. All proceeds support the UW student chapter and their projects in Bolivia and around the world.
Monday-Tuesday, February 23-24, 2009, Anderson 22, Academic Program Review site visit for the College of Forest Resources.
Academic program reviews are required by the UW and the Higher Education Coordinating Board every 10 years. The review will help shape the nature of the College's academic programs in the years to come. The College has prepared a self study that has been forwarded to the Graduate School and to the Academic Review Committee. The Review Committee consists of three faculty from the UW outside the College and two faculty from other universities.
Thursday, February 26, 2009, Mary Gates Hall, 5:30-7 p.m., "An Informal Conversation about Interdisciplinary Teaching on
Environmental Issues," offers postdoctoral fellows with an interest in interdisciplinary, environmental education a chance to
interact with faculty from across campus. Tom Hinckley is one of the panelists. RSVP at poe@u.washington.edu.
Thursday, February 26, 2009, Anderson 207, 3:30-5 p.m, Retirement Party for Don Hanley.
Thursday, February 26, 2009, Grand Mound, WA, 7-9 p.m., Wolf Haven International Lecture Series, "The Return of the Gray Wolf to
Washington State," Harriet Allen, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife.
Thursday, March 5, 2009, CFR-UWAA Lecture Series, Sustaining our NW World, "Carnivore Conservation in the Pacific NW," Aaron Wirsing, UW College of Forest Resources.
Friday, March 6, 2009, Anderson 22, the 4th Annual College of Forest Resources Graduate Student Symposium. Stay tuned for
details.

COLLEGE WELCOMES KRISANDRA FREEMAN
A warm welcome to Krisandra Freeman, a writer and editor, who will be working with Jim Agee.

STUDENTS VISIT REMOTE SENSING AND GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS LAB
Twenty students from Seattle’s University Prep School recently visited Monika Moskal’s Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory, where they learned about technologies such as spaceborn, aerial and terrestrial laser scanning for forest biomass estimation, as well as other geospatial research and applications. A group stereo display, the Geowall, was used to demonstrate laser scanner data and 3D aerial and satellite imagery. Monika, along with graduate students laurel James and Todd Erdody, answered questions about research and science and talked about the driving factors that allowed them to select science as a career path.

WEB NEWS -- UW BOTANIC GARDENS FACEBOOK PAGE AND SMC/PFC NEW WEBSITES
Check out the new Facebook page for UW Botanic Gardens. UWBG hopes the page, with its interactive and dynamic capabilities, will increase outreach and build connections with the community.
And see Stand Management and Precision Forestry Cooperatives' new websites at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.smc/ and http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.pfc/.

IN MEMORIAM
Daniel Thayer, 1945-2009 (BS 1986), began his career as a fisheries biologist for the Puyallup Tribal salmon hatchery. In 1984,
Dan returned to school at the UW and got a BS in forest managment from CFR. His previous degree was in fisheries, and with his two degrees, he jokingly declared that his goal was to teach fish to climb trees. After graduating, he worked for USDI's Bureau of
Indian Affairs Everett Regional Office. In 1991, a promotion took him to the Portland office where he continued to assist local
tribes. In 1995, he moved to Virginia where he served as the BIA's Chief of Environmental Services in Washington, DC. He retired
from the BIA in 1998.

PRESENT YOUR RESTORATION PROJECTS AT THE UPCOMING NW SERNW CONFERENCE
The 2009 Society for Ecological Restoration, NW Chapter conference, "Creating Thriving Rural and Urban Communities through
Ecological Restoration," is encouraging poster presentations for all types of student research and restoration projects. Come present your work at the conference and connect with many other restoration students and professionals. Conference is May 19-22 in the Lynnwood Convention Center. Poster session and other student events is May 20th. A single day student registration is $85 or $35 with one of several SERNW student scholarships (see http://www.sernw.org for details). Additional funding or scholarships may also be available through UW and the UW SER student guild. A simple abstract of 250 words or less is required by March 2nd. The abstract should contain the title, authors(s), introduction (scope/purpose/questions asked), and a brief description of methods, results, and conclusion.

URBAN BIRDS MINI-GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology invites applications for mini- grants supporting Celebrate Urban Bird events across the U.S. Celebrate Urban Birds events are neighborhood events featuring activities involving birds, community service, art, the environment, and science. Celebrate Urban Birds mini-grants may be used to support a bird-activity day at a local museum, afterschool program, library, or community center, or to fund art and gardening activities at a club, business, school, senior center, or neighborhood organization. Groups working with traditionally underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. No experience with birds is required. Mini-grant amounts will range between $100 and $500 each. For guidelines, examples of mini-grants awarded last year, and an application form, see http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15016568/birdscornell.

KING COUNTY RURAL FOREST COMMISSION SEEKS INPUT
The King County Rural Forest Commission is a board made up of private citizens representing various forest-related interests in the county. The Commission advises King County government about programs and policies that affect rural forest lands. King County is facing a difficult budget situation and must examine how best to provide needed services and related resources to private woodland owners. The commission is asking for your input and has prepared an online, confidential survey. It has only eight questions, and should only take a few minutes to complete. Also, please forward to your neighbors, or other people you know that own or have a stake in rural forest lands in King County.

RIDE IN THE RAIN IS HERE! ....
Pedal hearts to shamrocks in friendly rivalry with hundreds of fellow faculty, staff, and students in the 2009 annual Ride in the Rain Challenge, February 15 - March 14, 2009, . For a sixth year, fair weather or foul, UW bike commuters will compete for Most Commute Trips, Most Rides in the Rain, Most New Riders, and Most Commuter Miles. A record 1,065 bike commuters -- 123 teams and 99 solo riders -- joined in the fun during last year’s event, collectively pedaling more than 88,000 commute miles. Potential new bike commuter? All levels and abilities are welcome. Come join in the fun in 2009! CFR teams include "UW Needs More Bicycle Lockers," "Wheels of Fire," "The CUH Natives," "NAVMAR Dogs," and "Bicycle Impacts Group."

...AND RIDING THE BUS JUST GOT EASIER
Two UW doctoral students have devised a system that allows you to call on your cell phone and know exactly when your bus is coming. See http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=133723 for story.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Michael Lee (BS 1973) retired from the USDA Forest Service in January 2007 after over 21 years as deputy forest supervisor of the Klamath National Forest. His career spanned 32 years, including as sale administrator on the Tahoe National Forest, and as a sale administrator, resource officer, and district ranger on the Tahoe, Sequoia, and Modoc National Forests in California. He lives in Grass Valley, CA.
Jack Mosby (BS 1973) retired from the USDI National Park Service in 2002. In Alaska since 1977, he completed several natural
resource and national trail studies, wild and scenic river studies, National Park general management plans, and National Park
Service Wilderness Recommendations. He is a founding member of the Alaska Wildlands Section (within the Alaska Recreation and Parks Association), which advances natural resource and wildlands recreation management professionalism. He is co-author of the 1981 "Alaska Paddling Guide," a book providing float trip information to 110+ streams and lakes. He is currently active with several Alaskan trail, paddling, and recreation non-profit organizations in Anchorage, AK.
Richard McCurdy, Jr. (MS 1975, BS 1973) is a marine pilot and former president and current member of Puget Sound Pilots, an
organization dedicated to the protection of the Sound’s marine environment, economy and security. He lives in Bainbridge, WA.
Gary Wetterberg (PhD 1974, MS 1973) worked for many years in international forestry for the National Park Service, the Forest Service, and as a private consultant. He has worked in Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and other Latin American countries. He also served as a member of the IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas, was western hemisphere program coordinator for the National Park Service, and managed the Forest Service's International Forestry Support Program. He is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Forest Stewards Steering Committee; he lives in Rockwood, PA.
Susan Wheatley (BS 1973) retired in 2007 after more than 34 years with the USDA Forest Service, including 12 years as district
ranger of the Big Valley Ranger District on the Modoc National Forest in Adin, CA. During the last three years she was assistant
team leader for Sierra Nevada implementation in a regional office. She lives in Ellensburg, WA, where she serves on the Kittitas
County Fire Protection Plan Committee.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See profile of graduate sudent Laurel James in the latest issue of SACNAS News.
.A recent Seattle PI article, "Less water, more heat forecast for state" quotes alum Jeremy Littell (PhD 2006).
And another PI article, "Birds seem to be heading farther north because of climate change," quotes Josh Lawler and John Marzluff.
See New York Times, "New this year: The tried and true," for article quoting alum Dan Hinkley (MS 1985).

KUDOS Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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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) http://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 29, 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 FEBRUARY 8. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, 8-11 FEBRUARY PUGET SOUND-GEORGIA BASIN CONF SEATTLE,WA
Biennial Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference, "The Future of the Salish Sea: A call to action."

MONDAY, 9 FEBRUARY FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
College of Forest Resources faculty meeting.

MONDAY, 9 FEBRUARY WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR GOWEN 301 3:30-5 PM
"Among-individual Diet Variation of a Marine Top Predator, the Bull Shark," Aaron Wirsing, UW College of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Global Climate Change: Developments since the IPCC 4th Assessment Report," Philip Mote, UW Climate Impacts Group.

TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY UWAA-COFS LECTURE KANE 120 7 PM
"Oceans Above," Miles Logsdon, UW School of Oceanography, speaks on how ocean change is measured and what the changes might mean.

WEDNESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR SEATTLE,TOWN HALL 5:30-9 PM
Sustainable Path Foundation Seminar Series, "Energy and Water in the West: Priorities for a healthy Washington," Michael Hightower and Joan Crooks.

THURSDAY, 12 FEBRUARY CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE SEATTLE,WA 8 AM-5 PM
Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment Conference, "Evaluating Washington's Future in a Changing Climate."

THURSDAY, 12 FEBRUARY NWFSC SEMINAR NWSFS AUD 11 AM-12 PM
"Sixgill Shark Research at the Seattle Aquarium: A brief program overview and preliminary results," Jeff Christiansen, Seattle
Aquarium.

THURSDAY, 12 FEBRUARY SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Leadership: A tale of six mentors," Jim Martin, Berkley Conservation Institute.

FRIDAY, 13 FEBRUARY SILVICULTURE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 2:30-4:20 PM
"Ecological Implications of Forest Practices for Aquatic and Riparian Communities," Christian Torgersen, US Geological Survey and UW College of Forest Resources.

SATURDAY, 14 FEBRUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SQUAK MT 8:30 AM
Washington Trails Association, Squak Mountain East Ridge Trail work party.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
February 18, 2009, HUB West Ballroom, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., The Water Center Annual Review of Research. Participants from the College include Demetrius Fletcher, Monika Moskal, and Aaron Wirsing.
February 18-22, 2009, Washington State Convention Center, The Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Washington Park Arboretum's display at this year's show evokes one of the most exciting installations in any public garden in recent decades, the Pacific Connections Garden. CFR's Riz Reyes (BS 2006 and UW Botanic Gardens Soest Gardner) will give a seminar, "Perennial Propagation Primer: How to get more of your favorite plants for free."
February 23, 2009, Kane 225, 6-9 p.m., Engineers Without Borders 4th Annual Dessert and Wine Fundraiser and Silent Auction.
All donations support the UW student chapter and their projects in Bolivia and around the world.
February 26, 2009, Grand Mound, WA, 7-9 p.m., Wolf Haven International Lecture Series, "The Return of the Gray Wolf to Washington State," Harriet Allen, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife.
Thursday, March 5, 2009, CFR-UWAA Lecture Series, Sustaining our NW World, "Carnivore Conservation in the Pacific NW," Aaron Wirsing, UW College of Forest Resources.
Friday, March 6, 2009, Anderson 22, The 4th Annual College of Forest Resources Graduate Student Symposium. Stay tuned for
details.

COLLEGE WECOMES NEW STAFF MEMBERS TRAVIS REED AND DEBORAH CONFER ...
A warm welcome to forest fire ecologist Travis Reed, who will be working with Ernesto Alvarado on the USFS Pacific Wildland Fire
Sciences Laboratory, Fire and Environmental Research Applications (FERA) field crew; and to new Administrative Specialist Deborah Confer, who will be taking Joel Siderius' position with the PNW-CESU.

... AND THE COLLEGE WILL MISS DON HANLEY
Dean Bare writes, "As you may know, Don Hanley is retiring at the end of February. He has served both WSU and the UW as a
professor and extension forester for a quarter of a century. In addition, he has served his profession in several capacities.
Consequently, the Society of American Foresters recently recognized him as a Fellow. Don has been a 'fixture' around both the
College and state providing assistance, advice, and expert knowledge whenever asked. He assures me that after he retires he will
still be 'on call' to help us respond to new issues and opportunities. While we will be miss Don, we wish him the very best as he
moves forward." To celebrate Don's 26 years in the College, we're going to have a retirement party in the Forest Club Room on Thursday, February 26 from 3:30-5 p.m. Please save this time on your calendar and plan to join us!

BIOFUELS RESEARCH
Bob Edmonds held an open meeting this week to discuss biofuels research in the College. The meeting included discussion of of
a recent USDOE/USDA press release announcing up to $25 Million in funding for a biomass research and development initiative. DOE will conduct reviews of pre-proposal applications; the pre-proposals are due March 6, 2009. USDA-CSREES will then conduct the review of the full proposals this summer. Bob also notes that WA Land Commissioner Peter Goldmark is very interested in promoting biofuels, and that in a February 2, 2009 messate to WA DNR employees, Goldmark says: "It is a personal priority of mine to find ways to link cutting edge technolgies with renewable resources, like biomass feedstocks, to ensure that the state is doing everything that it can to support the development of the clean energy economy. We are currently exploring ways that we can provide leadership in this arena and will be weighing in on several bills this week that support clean green energy. If we can create jobs, improve forest health, and reduce the risk of fire, it is good for the state and for DNR."

RARE PLANTS IN WASHINGTON
The Washington Natural Heritage Program (WNHP) lists six categories to describe the endangerment status of Washington rare plants. The categories include Endangered, Threatened, Sensitive, Possibly Extinct or Extirpated from Washington, Review, and Watch. The first four categories are intended to convey the relative degree of threat that individual taxa are under in Washington and, consequently, the level of concern and protection each should receive (WNHP 1997). Many of the species designated as endangered or threatened in Washington state are also listed as endangered, threatened, or a species of concern by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Definitions of these categories can be found on the Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care) website, where you can also find links to illustrations and photographs of selected rare Washington taxa.

BUY A GLASS TO SUPPORT THE FOREST CLUB
Stop by the Student Services Office (Anderson 130A) and check out the CFR pint glasses. They are $5 each (cash or check only) and all proceeds benefit the Forest Club. It's a great way to show your CFR pride while enjoying your favorite beverage!

MEETING ON COLLEGE'S UPCOMING PROGRAM REVIEW
An all-College meeting to discuss the February 23-24, 2009 Academic Program Review site visit for the College of Forest Resources was held Feburary 5th in the Anderson Forest Club Room. Academic program reviews are required by the UW and the Higher Education Coordinating Board every 10 years. The review will help shape the nature of the College's academic programs in the years to come. The College has prepared a self study that has been forwarded to the Graduate School and to the Academic Review Committee. The Review Committee consists of three faculty from the UW outside the College and two faculty from other universities. During the site visit, the Academic Review Committee and representatives from the UW higher administration will meet with faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to discuss how the College’s academic programs are faring and how they might be improved.

COLLEGE RESOURCES COMMITTEE ALLOCATES FUNDS FOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASES
The CFR Resources Committee met on February 4, 2009 to review the prioritized 2008-09 equipment requests submitted by Faculty Chair Bradley on behalf of the faculty and Ms. Sandra Lier on behalf of UWBG. For FY 09, the College received $43,071 for new equipment purchases. A December 9, 2008 memo was circulated to all College faculty and staff announcing the availability of these funds. As shown on the summary spreadsheet, the Committee received proposals totaling almost $177,000 - four times the amount available. In making its decisions, the Committee favored those proposals that had the greatest promise of a direct impact on our educational and research programs. The CFR Resources Committee recommends, and I concur, that the allocations shown on the afore mentioned spreadsheet be implemented. Also shown are allocations Chair Bradley contributed in the amount of almost $20,000 of RCR funds to help purchase equipment for his faculty. Given the nature of the worsening financial situation in our state, I urge all recipients of these funds to place their orders within the next two weeks. Funds not encumbered through an order may be rescinded if not used by March 2, 2009. Beverly Anderson will contact each receipent for their equipment purchase specifications. Only those items that are approved by the Committee may be purchased on these funds and any shortfalls in funding must be met from other sources. Funds not needed to consummate a purchase will revert to the original equipoment pool."

WORKSHOP ON GRADUATE EDUCATION: SETTING EXPECTATIONS/RESOLVING CONFLICTS
A workshop for UW faculty on "Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts" is scheduled for February 19, 2009, 1:30-4:30 p.m.,
HUB 106B. Recent data show that only about 60 percent of all doctoral students complete their graduate programs of study. While
there are many reasons for this (i.e., graduate school is not for them, they are not in the right program or university, they lack adequate financial support, etc.), unclear expectations and serious conflicts between graduate students and faculty also play a critical role. The workshop provides ideas on how to set and meet explicit expectations and resolve conflicts in an effort to reduce attrition rates while also improving the graduate experience. Workshop will be led by UW Graduate School Associate Dean Juan Guerra and Julie Brockman, Michigan State University.

ROADMAP SETS VISION FOR UW INFO MANAGMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS
The UW Strategic Roadmap for Information Management and Administrative Systems (IM/AS) sets forth a long-term vision and
comprehensive plan for the future of IM/AS at the UW. It entails five major initiatives and an action plan for implementing them.
The Office of Information Management (OIM), which coordinated the effort, presents the Roadmap on a new Web site with links to the full report, executive summary, and additional information. OIM will work with stakeholders to reevaluate the Roadmap priorities
and action plan in light of the current budget climate.

ALUMNI UPDATES
John Stednick(PhD 1979, BS 1973) is professor and program leader in Colorado State University's watershed science program. John sends along a memorial to CFR Professor David Wooldridge (PhD 1961, BS 1950), who recently passed away:
"David D. Wooldridge, PhD, Professor of forest hydrology, passed away this past fall (1927-2008). He earned his BS (1950) and PhD degree (1961) from the UW College of Forest Resources. He started teaching at the College in 1958 as an acting instructor.
In 1968 he was hired as an associate professor. During the earlier years (1963-1968) he worked for the Wenatchee Hydrology
Laboratory, part of the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. Dave is remembered for his
courses in forest hydrology; the courses were popular and were known for the weekly homework assignments. He had high
expectations of students, especially for their writing quality and ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills. He was an effective mentor both in writing and field research methods. His work experience with a private timber company between degrees and
the later work at the Hydrology Lab taught him the nature and requirements of field research necessary to provide input for land
management decisions. This was a lesson that many of his graduate students have benefited from repeatedly. Many students remember the times he shared his A-frame home on the Wenatchee River. Dave maintained his home in Cashmere, WA and commuted to campus. He would regale his students with stories of the winter commute over Stevens Pass, flood events, stream
channel dynamics, and the occasional steelhead encounter. His early research in Wenatchee was on soil erosion and forest soil responses to timber harvesting. At the UW, he took the state lead on quantifying nonpoint source pollution, particularly sediment and water quality from undisturbed watersheds with various levels of forest management activities. Many of his research projects were on the Olympic Peninsula, and included the Clearwater River and the establishment of the Benchmark Watersheds on the Hoh River. Much of this work looked at river and sediment dynamics as related to salmonid habitat and he often collaborated with the UW School of Fisheries. Later research assessed the effects of forest roads on streamflow and sediment production in the western Cascade Mountains. Dave retired from the UW in 1983, but stayed in touch with the College. He worked part-time as a hydrology consultant on various forestry related projects in the Northwest and did a short tour in the Philippine Islands. He passed away on October 1, the first day of the water year."
Larry Adamson (MS 1978, BS 1973) is the division manager for Snohomish County Planning and Development Service’s Code
Development Office in Marysville, WA.
Douglas Andersen (BS 1973) is a research ecologist, focusing on hydrology, for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Ft. Collins Science
Center in Ft. Collins, CO. He was previously on the wildlife faculty at Purdue University.
William Bourgeois (PhD 1973) is principal of New Direction Resource Management, Ltd. in North Vancouver, BC. He chairs the
Forest Science Board of the Province of British Columbia’s Forest Science Program.
Mark Deyrup(PhD 1976, MS 1973), is a research scientist at Archbold Biological Station, an independent, non-profit research facility near Lake Placid, FL, where his research focuses on entomology and Florida ants.
Malin (Ely) Clyde (MS 1996) is a project coordinator for the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension’s Covert Project, which trains volunteers to promote wildlife habitat conservation and forest stewardship.
Amanda Graham (MS 1996) went on to get a PhD in speech communication from the UW. She is the director of MIT’s Energy
Initiative Education Office.
Taryn Bauerle (MS 2001) went on to get a PhD in horticulture at Penn State University; she was recently appointed assistant professor at Cornell University, where her research focuses on growth and physiological responses of plants to water deficits under both greenhouse and field conditions.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For more coverage of Stuart Strand's carbon sequestration research see New York Times article, "A carbon keeper: Crop waste sunk to the ocean deep."
Popular Mechanics picked up on the recent western U.S. forest mortality research published by Jerry Franklin and Andrew Larson
from CFR, among other authors, and wrote a feature about the Wind River Canopy Crane. See "Scientists use massive crane to study troubled forests from above."
A story in U.S. News and World Report features alum Nalini Nadkarni (PHD 1983); see "The Moss Man of Cedar Creek."

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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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) http://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