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The Straight Grain
Volume 33, Number 8

Events
Announcements
Kudos

Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING FEBRUARY 27. Check out the SFR events calendar at for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 25-27 FEBRUARY OR LOGGING CONFERENCE EUGENE, OR
Oregon Logging Conference, "Forest Biomass: Fuel of the future?"

MONDAY, 1 MARCH WILDLIFE SEMINAR 3:30 PM KANE 210
"Bird Populations in Montana Linear Riparian Habitats over 40 Years," David Manuwal, UW School of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 1 MARCH BUILT ENVIRONMENTS LECTURE KANE 12 6-30-8 PM
College of Built Environments Lecture Series, "Lively Cities," Jennifer Wolch, University of California, Berkeley.

TUESDAY, 2 MARCH WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Colorado’s 2009 Acequia Recognition Law: Punching a hole in Prior’s Hegemony?," Devon Peña, UW Departments of Anthropology and American Ethnic Studie.

TUESDAY, 2 MARCH CIG SEMINAR ACC 120 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Is the Intensifying Wave Climate of the U.S. Pacific Northwest of More Concern than Sea Level Rise?," Peter Ruggiero, Oregon State University.

TUESDAY, 2 MARCH SFR/POE ALUMNI NETWORKING ANDERSON 207 6-8 PM
"Networking across the Environment: An interdisciplinary environmental career panel," Program on the Environment Alumni Board and School of Forest Resources Alumni Association. SFR participants include Sarah Cooke (PhD 1994) and Ara Erickson (MS 2004).

WEDNESDAY, 3 MARCH UW CONSERVATION COLLOQUIUM HUB BALLRM 1-5 PM
UW Conservation in Practice Colloquium, "From Anthropology to Sociology to Zoology." See SFR participants include Ernesto Alvarado, Jon Bakker, Gordon Bradley, Julie Combs, Keala Hagman, Ryan Haugo, Tom Hinckley, Everett Isaac, Josh Lawler, Larry Mason, Elaine Oneil, Hilary Papendick, Roger Rosenblatt (MFR 2003), Heather Simmons-Rigdon, Lauren Urgenson, and Kevin Zobrist (MS 2001, BS 2000).

WEDNESDAY, 3 MARCH WA BUTTERFLY ASSOC UWBG,CUH 7 PM
"Identifying Hairstreaks of Washington," Bob Hardwick.

THURSDAY, 4 MARCH NWFSC SEMINAR NW FISH SCI CTR 11 AM
"Characteristics of Successful Fisheries Management Systems: New Zealand and the U.S.," Pamela Mace, New Zealand Ministry
of Fisheries.

THURSDAY, 4 MARCH SAF BEVAN SEMINAR SERIES FISH SCI 102 4:3O PM
The Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries, "Defining 'endangered' under the Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species: Are marine species special?," Pamela Mace, New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
March 9-April 13, 2010, six Tuesdays at 7-9 p.m., Hitchcock 344, UW Botanic Gardens public education, "Plant
Identification," David Giblin, UW Herbarium Collections Manager. Basic field identification skills and characteristics of
25 common Washington plant families. Includes all-day field trip to Deception Pass, April 17th. $160, preregistration
required through UW Botanic Gardens, 206.685.8033.
Thursday, March 11, 2010, 7-8 p.m., Sustaining Our NW World Lecture, "Climate, Forests, and Future: A View from Treeline," Dave Peterson, UW School of Forest Resources.
Wednesday-Saturday, March 24-27 2010, Centralia, WA, NW Scientific Association Annual Meeting, "From Mount St. Helens to Oak-Prairie Lowlands: Disturbances, biological legacies, and conservation."

SFR WELCOMES NEW AFFILIATE FACULTY
A warm welcome to new Affiliate Professor Daniel Underwood. Dan is on the faculty of Peninsula College in Pt. Angeles; his primary research field is ecological economics.

SFR FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS, ALUMS PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
L. Monika Moskal will participate in the International LiDAR Forum on March 3-5, 2010 in Denver, CO, where she will speak about the application of aerial and terrestrial LiDAR to monitor ecosystem health and services.
SFR participants in the February 16-19, 2010 Society for Ecological Restoration NW and the Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society Regional Conference included Lisa Cieko, Eva Dettweiler-Robinson, Eric Delvin, Ryan Haugo, Nate Hough-Snee, Tyler Hicks, Rachel Lipsky, Rachel Mitchell, Lloyd Nackley, Rodney Pond, and Kathy Wolf; and alums Clayton Antieu, Josh Chenoweth, Sarah Cooke, Ella Elman, Ara Erickson, David Giblin, Peter Homann, Justin Howell, Jessica Larson, Mark Mead, Ben Peterson, Alaine Sommargren, Samantha Sprenger, and Kevin Zobrist, among others.

COENV NEWS
The UW Board of Regents approved the addition of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and the School of Oceanography (and all the programs associated with these schools) to the College of the Environment, effective July 1, 2010.
The search committee for the Dean of the College of the Enviroment has narrowed down a field of candidates and is working with the finalists to schedule campus visits during the month of April. In addition to the public seminars, members of the CoEnv community will have additional opportunities to interact with the candidates during their visits. The names, CVs, and schedules of the candidates will be distributed as soon as they are confirmed and will also be posted at the Provost's Office website.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Joshua Millspaugh (PhD 1999) has been promoted to Professor and holds the Pauline O'Connor Distinguished Professorship of
Wildlife Management in the University of Missouri's School of Natural Resources.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See KUOW's "Noxious Weed Policy Differs In Washington and Oregon" for a program quoting Sarah Reichard.
Affiiate Linda Chalker-Scott's new book, "The informed gardener blooms again," is featured in Seattle Times.
For Seattle Times article on Pack Forest hiking trails, see "Thousands of acres to roam (with Fido) at Pack Forest."

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
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


 

The Straight Grain
Volume 33, Number 7

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING FEBRUARY 20. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 20 FEBRUARY WISE CONFERENCE UW CAMPUS 8:30 AM-5 PM
Women in Science and Engineering Conference.

SATURDAY, 20 FEBRUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WEST SEATTLE 10 AM-2 PM
King Conservation District Urban Forest Restoration: Longfellow Creek in West Seattle, one of the last salmon-bearing streams in Seattle, needs your help. Contact Adam at volunteer@kingcd.org or 425.282.1098.

SUNDAY, 21 FEBRUARY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,NHS 7-8:3 p.m.
"Botany, Bugs, and the Art of Forensic Science." Scientists from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences present a look at the world of forensic science in the areas of botany, entomology, and anthropology as they relate to crime investigations and solving cold cases. See http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/events.php for registration information.

MONDAY, 22 FEBRUARY WILDLIFE SEMINAR 3:30 PM KANE 210
"Integrating Measurement Errors into Abundance Estimation of Harbor Porpoise," Luciana Santos, UW School of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 22 FEBRUARY EWB FUNDRAISER UW TOWER 6-9 PM
Engineers Without Borders Silent Auction fundraiser.

TUESDAY, 23 FEBRUARY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Landscape System Response Under a Changing Climate," Erkan Istanbulluoglu, UW Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering.

TUESDAY, 23 FEBRUARY CIG SEMINAR ACC 120 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Hydroclimatology in México: History, challenges and opportunities," Francisco
Munoz-Arriola, North American Monsoon Hydrology.

WEDNESDAY, 24 FEBRUARY SAF/APRS MEETING ANDERSON 207 6:30-8:30 PM
Join the SPS SAF, UW SAF, UW Geospatial Club, and American Society of Photogrammetery and Remote Sensing for a joint meeting. The speaker will be Dave Brown of Terra Remote Inc. speaking about an Urban Forest inventory project using
remoste sensing and GIS. CFE credits will be offered for this meeting. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. $15 for professionals, $5 for students. RSVP to Alicia Sullivan at alicia.sullivan2@weyerhaeuser.com or Matthew Weintraub, pbandj@u.washington.edu, by Feb 22th.

THURSDAY, 25 FEBRUARY NWFSC SEMINAR NW FISH SCI CTR 11 AM
"Acoustic Monitoring of Fish Stocks: Present, future, and potential methods," Kenneth Foote, Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institute.

THURSDAY, 25 FEBRUARY ALL-SCHOOL MEETING ANDERSON 207 3:30-4:30 PM
School of Forest Resources All School Meeting.

THURSDAY, 25 FEBRUARY SAF BEVAN SEMINAR SERIES FISH SCI 102 4:3O PM
The Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries, "Is Aquaculture a Sustainable Use of the Sea?," Michael Rubino, NOAA Aquaculture Program.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, 25-26 FEBRUARY PNW TIMBERLANDS SEMINAR PORTLAND, OR
Pacific Northwest Timberlands Seminar. Among presenters are SFR alums Cassie Phillips (BS 1976) and Court Stanley (BS 1983).

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 25-27 FEBRUARY OR LOGGING CONFERENCE EUGENE, OR
Oregon Logging Conference, "Forest Biomass: Fuel of the future?"

FRIDAY, 26 FEBRUARY PHD PROPOSAL DEFENSE 11:30 AM ANDERSON 207
"Modeling the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Fort Hood's Black-capped Vireo Population," Chad Wilsey; committee chair: Josh Lawler.

FRIDAY, 26 FEBRUARY SILVICULTURE SEMINAR AND 22 2:30-4:20 PM
Silviculture for Ecosystem Services Seminar, "Effects of a Thinning Treatment on Carbon Stocks in a Northern Arizona Pine Forest," Alex Kinkral, Northern Arizona University.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Monday, March 1, 2010, 6:30-8 p.m., Kane 120, Built Environments Lecture Series, "Lively Cities," Jennifer Wolch, University of California, Berkeley.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 1-5 p.m., HUB Ballroom, UW Conservation in Practice Colloquium, "From Anthropology to Sociology to Zoology."
Thursday, March 11, 2010, 7-8 p.m., Sustaining Our NW World Lecture, "Climate, Forests, and Future: A View from Treeline," Dave Peterson, UW School of Forest Resources.
Wednesday-Saturday, March 24-27 2010, Centralia, WA, NW Scientific Association Annual Meeting, "From Mount St. Helens to Oak-Prairie Lowlands: Disturbances, biological legacies, and conservation."

SFR WELCOMES NEW FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
A warm welcome to a new cohort of adjunct, affiliate, visiting and postdoc faculty appointments!
John Banks, an Adjunct Associate Professor from UW Tacoma's Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program, formalizes his collaboration as the UW Tacoma campus coordinator of the tri-campus UW Restoration Ecology Network.
Evan Girvetz, formerly an SFR post-doc Research Associate, now an Affiliate Assistant Professor, is a Senior Scientist for The Nature Conservance; he will continue working with Josh Lawler's lab on further development of the ClimateWizard project, as well as helping with undergrduate research projects and guest lectures.
Xin Wu, a Visiting Associate Professor from Chang'an University in China, will be working with Rob Harrison on cooperative projects between the UW and Chan'gan University looking at the long-term effects of forest fertilization on soil properties, including carbon sequestration.
Todd Pearsons, an Affiliate Associate Professor, is a Fisheries Scientist with the Grant County Public Utility District. He will serve on graduate committess, advise master's students, and teach in the arena of watershed conservation and management.
Visiting Scholar Uran Chung, from the Korean Society of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, will work with Soo Kim on urban forestry projects, including assessing vulnerabilities of urban forst to climate change in the Puget Sound Region.
Diane Styers, a new post-doc Research Associate, will conduct research rlated to urban forest health, ecosystem health, and human health. Her appointment is hosted by Monika Moskal's Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory, with funding provided by the USDA FS PNW Research Station.

IN MEMORIAM
Emeritus Professor Bjorn Hrutfiord (1932-2010) passed away on February 16, 2010. He joined the Forest Resources pulp and paper Faculty in 1965, following a postdoctoral research associate appointment with Professor Joe McCarthy, and seved until 1998. He will be remembered as an outstanding chemist, an excellent teacher, and for his dedication to and care for students and young faculty members. He was a tireless advocate and leader for high quality education at the UW and was constantly seeking better and more effective ways to provide the best educational experience for students in SFR's Paper Science and Engineering program. A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine, WA, at 11:30 a.m. on March 6, 2010. Instead of
flowers, memorials can be given to the Jan and Bjorn Hrutfiord Scholarship Fund, c/o the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 or a charity of your choice.

NEW ONLINE NEWSLETTERS
The Winter 2010 issue of the SFR online newsletter is now available; articles include a message from Interim Director Hinckley on the name change discussion, and has artcles about ClimateWizard, research at Pack Forest, a profile of Ernesto Alvarado, and more.
The February 2010 Research Newsletter is now available online. This issue covers proposals and awards only from January 1–31, 2010.

UPDATE ON ANDERSON HALL REMODEL
Ken Kubota, Project Manager, sends along the following information: Anderson Hall is a beautiful building designed in the campus gothic style on the UW’s Seattle campus. Anderson was constructed in 1925 and had a partial interior renovation in 1968. Anderson has not had a major infrastructure upgrade in over 40 years and some systems are older. A full major building renovation is proposed that will allow Anderson to last for the next generations of students. A renovation of Anderson provides an opportunity to improve seismic performance, accessibility, safety, maintainability, energy and water consumption, and provide other modern sustainable building standards. A major renovation will allow for the reconfiguration of all interior spaces to significantly improve the efficiency and functionality of the building. The schedule is as follows:
Pre-design Phase: February 2010–June 2010
Design Phase: July 2011–June 2013
Construction: July 2013–January 2015
Estimated Project Occupancy: April 2015
Current Period (February to June 2010): Only the Pre-design phase has been funded at this time and the project will begin this phase in February 2010. In and around Anderson, design consultants (architects, engineers, landscape architects) will be researching the existing conditions during normal working hours. Their work should not be disruptive to normal activities inside the building. A surveyor will collect survey elevations and utilities in the area surrounding Anderson. A geotech engineer will visit the site and may take soil samplings. There may be some focus groups formed to assist with the space programming of the facility.
Initial project impacts include: (1) Anderson occupants will be relocated for construction. The surge building has been Condon Hall for the other “Restore the Core” projects and the availability of that space or others space will be evaluated in the design phase. (2) It is not anticipated that there will be major changes on the exterior of the building as the project is primarily an interior renovation. Site impacts may include providing accessible access to the building and from public and parking areas. Site changes may include removal and replacement of landscaping surrounding the building and paving or landscape improvements where utilities enter the building. Access around the building will be changed during construction.
The UW process will include reviews at one or more times by a number of campus entities, including: Board of Regents, Faculty Committee on Facilities and Services, City-University Community Advisory Committee, Standing Committee on Accessibility, Architectural Commission, University Landscape Advisory Committee, and Grounds Improvement Advisory Committee. The design will evolved to address comments from the above groups.

CUSTOM SEARCH RESULTS NOW POSSIBLE ON UW WEBSITE
Custom search results are now possible on the main UW Web site for general information that’s of very broad interest, such as IMA hours and the UW World Series schedule. Go to the UW home page, http://uw.edu, and type "world series" or "ima" in the search box to see what a custom search result looks like. If you have an idea for a custom search result that’s of university-wide interest, submit your suggestion to the Marketing Web Team online.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Essien Idiong (BS 1981) is a corrections and custody officer for WA State Department of Corrections.
Janelle Corn (MS 1984) is a research ascociate at Montana State University’s Western Agricultural Research Unit in Corvallis, MT.
Taulana Sukandi (MS 1988) is a researcher with the Research and Development Centre for Forest and Nature Conservation in Bogor, Indonesia.

SFR IN THE NEWS
For two University Week articles referencing SFR research initiatives, see "'Conservation Colloquium' planned March 3"
and "New Web site showcases UW energy-related research."

KUDOS
Sally Morgan sends along kudos to SFR database and webmaster, David Campbell "for the great job he has done making the research proposal and award information available for use in preparing the research newsletter and other projects."

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
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 33, Number 6

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING FEBRUARY 14. Check out the SFR events calendar  for a
complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

TUESDAY, 16 FEBRUARY    WATER CENTER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223  8:30-9:20 AM
"Harnessing the Tides: Siting and monitoring a new technology," Jim Thomson, UW Applied Physics Lab.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY, 16-19 FEBRUARY    SER-NW CONFERENCE   TULALIP, WA
Society for Ecologoical Restoration-NW Regional Conference with partner Washington Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

TUESDAY, 16 FEBRUARY     FACULTY MEETING    ANDERSON 22    10:30-11:30 AM
SFR Faculty Meeting.

TUESDAY, 16 FEBRUARY     CIG SEMINAR    ACC 120     1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Monitoring Ecological Reserves in a Changing Climate: Perspectives from Pacific Northwest National Parks," Mark Huff (PhD 1984), National Park Service.

WEDNESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY   WATER CENTER REVIEW      HUB   8 AM-5:30 PM
The Water Center Annual Review of Research. SFR participants include Sally Brown, Jeremy Cram, Erin Donley, Bob
Edmonds, Demetrius Fletcher, Jerry Franklin, Monika Moskal, Katherine Murray, Matt Weintraub, and Amy Yahnke.

WEDNESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY  CETACEAN SOCIETY LECTURE   PHINNEY CTR   7:30 PM
"Accumulation of PCBs and PBDEs in the Southern Resident Killer Whales," Teresa Mongillo, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY    SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB     UWBG, CUH   10:30 AM
"Growing Seattle's Tree Cover," Jana Dilley, UW School of Forest Resources/UW Evans School.

THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY  NWFSC SEMINAR    NW FISH SCI CTR    11 AM
"Reducing Seabird Bycatch in Alaska Longline Fisheries:  From GLMs and GAMs to management and policy," Loveday Conquest, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY  SAF BEVAN SEMINAR SERIES   FISH SCI 102   4:3O PM
The Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries, "In Hot Water: Consequences of escalating shark exploitation," Julia Baum, University of California, Santa Barbara.

FRIDAY, 19 FEBRUARY   GRAD STUDENT SYMPOSIUM    AND 207   9:30 AM-5 PM
School of Forest Resources Graduate Student Symposium.

FRIDAY, 19 FEBRUARY   SILVICULTURE SEMINAR    AND 22    2:30-4:20 PM
Silviculture for Ecosystem Services Seminar, "Potential of Forests for Carbon Accumulation," David Ford, John Perez-Garcia, and Crystal Raymond, UW School of Forest Resources.

SATURDAY, 20 FEBRUARY  WISE CONFERENCE   UW CAMPUS   8:30 AM-5 PM
Women in Science and Engineering Conference.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Sunday, February 21, 2010, 7-8:30 p.m., UW Botanic Gardens, NHS, "Botany, Bugs, and the Art of Forensic Science." Scientists from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences present a fascinating look at the world of forensic science in the areas of botany, entomology, and anthropology as they relate to crime investigations and solving cold cases.
Monday, February 22, 2010, 6-9 p.m., UW Tower, Engineers Without Borders Silent Auction fundraiser.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Anderson 207, SAF and APRS meeting, "Remote Sensing and GIS in Urban Forestry," Dave Brown, Terra Remote, Inc.  RSVP to Alicia Sullivan, as14@u.washington.edu.
Thursday, February 25, 2010, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Anderson 207, School of Forest Resources All School Meeting.

UW STATE BUDGET CUTS FOR FY 2011
Interim Director Tom Hinckley writes, "I want to bring you up to date on the current budget situation. Unfortunately the cuts we took on 7/1/09 were not the end of the story. It is certain we will have another reduction for FY2011, but the amount is yet to be determined. We have, however, been asked to begin modeling budget cuts at the 3.5%, 5%, and 10% levels. Because of protected faculty positions, the effective rates are 8.45%, 12.07%, and 24.14%, respectively, on those remaining areas of the state budget that can be cut. See complete memorandum online.

UW-WIDE ENERGY RESEARCH WEBSITE LAUNCHED
The UW Office of Research has launched a UW-wide energy research website. Energy researchers at the UW are involved in a broad range of energy projects that are making a difference and changing lives. The new website is designed to build the reputation of the UW in energy research, to increase its visibility, and to serve as a resource to find expertise in a given research area. Site features include bios of research faculty, energy start-ups/patents/technology licensing, links to energy partnering
agencies and to related centers, institutes, and programs, resources for students, and more. SFR faculty bios include Renata Bura, Sharon Doty, Greg Ettl, Rick Gustafson, Soo Kim, Josh Lawler, and Bruce Lippke

SERVE YOUR LOCAL GREENSPACE WITH THE UBNA SERVICE CORPS
Are you interested in helping to advance ecological restoration at the Union Bay Natural Area (UBNA)? Do you want to volunteer maintaining planting trees and shrubs, removing invasive species and planning ecological restoration? Do you need a senior project or independent study credit? If you answered "yes!" to any of these questions, then consider the
UBNA Service Corps, a weekly meeting of dedicated volunteers to the ecological restoration work going on at UBNA.
What: Ecological restoration and education on a weekly basis with UBNA-affiliated staff and students.
When: (most) Fridays 1pm-4pm; The meeting calendar is here: ap8s5ljf5qlno09j0jbd0nj9d4@group.calendar.google.com
Where: We meet at the tool cage on the west side of Merrill Hall: http://www.washington.edu/maps/?l=NMH.
What else: Credit is available for independent study through Kern Ewing, under the supervision of UBNA RA Nate Hough-Snee. Please contact Kern (independent study) and Nate (UBNA Service Corps) directly at kern@uw.edu and nwhs@uw.edu.

CENTENNIAL GROVE STAKEHOLDER SURVEY
Are you interested in providing feedback on the Union Bay Natural Area's Centennial Grove restoration site? Planted in 2007 as a part of SFR Alumni Association's outreach efforts, the site is currently being redesigned and we want to hear from you, the students, neighbors, faculty members, and recreational UBNA users. Please take a moment to respond to the following survey by March 1st, 2010: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/nwhs/93066.
The Centennial Grove is a roughly one-acre afforestation project at the Union Bay Natural Area (UBNA) in Seattle, WA.  UBNA is a 74-acre urban preserve that persists over the former Montlake Landfill.  For the last half centurry, UBNA has been managed by UW Botanic Gardens for the teaching and research of ecological restoration, plant sciences, and ecology.

SFR T-SHIRTS AND SWEATSHIRTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Come to Anderson 130 to view this year's nifty SFR t-shirt and sweatshirt designs. The ever popular Dead Elk design is also available! Short sleeve t-shirts, men's and women's styles, $10; long sleeve shirt, unisex, $15; hooded sweatshirts, unisex, $25.

SFR-IT SAYS -- LEAVE YOUR COMPUTERS ON
Marc Morrison, IT Director writes, "Please be aware that your workplace computers need to be on at all times. We run updates to the operating systems and virus programs during off hours. The cost savings by turning off your computer are negated by the high cost to repair your computer when it get a virus etc. from not receiving timely updates. You can always
turn the monitor off, and please make sure you log out." For more information see http://www.washington.edu/nebula/power.html.

EFLORA FEBRUARY 2010 NEWSLETTER
UW Botanic Gardens enewsletter February 2010 issue is now online with information about upcoming classes, author readings, garden news, and more. One item: "The Seattle Garden Club’s Fragrance Garden at the Center for Urban Horticulture is definitely living up to its name! Stop by and breathe in the boxleaf azara, Azara microphylla, and white forsythia, Abeliophyllum distichum. And don’t miss the little close-to-the-earth jewels, such as creeping forget-me-not, Omphalodes verna."

ALUMNI UPDATES
Mark Huff (PhD 1984) is the National Park Service’s North Coast and Cascades Inventory and Monitoring Program Manager in Ashford, WA. Mark will be giving the UW Climate Impact Groups seminar on Tuesday, February
16, see event listings above.
Lesley Jantarasami (MS/MPA 2009) is a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Atmospheric Programs in Washington, DC.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See "The Washington Park Arboretum is a living, giving treasure" for a Seattle Times article quoting Randall Hitchin.

KUDOS
Grad student Brooke Cassell sends along the following kudos: "I'm a student in SFR, and I just wanted to send a word of appreciation about Marc Morrison. I know that you are already aware of the excellent service provided by our IT folks, but I wanted to add my voice and let you know just how great they are! Yesterday I sent a message to Marc that I didn't have a keyboard in my new lab, as well as wondering about having some GIS software installed on my lab computer (not even knowing if that was
possible). He responded immediately that he would get back to me. I let him know that I was going to be at a meeting for a little while. When I got back, a keyboard had appeared and the software was already installed. This kind of service not only creates a spirit of family within the school, it also takes away some of the stress of being a new student who is still learning the ropes! The staff are constantly reinforcing my exuberance with being a UW SFR student, and this is just one more example."
Kudos to staff, faculty, students, and volunteers who staffed the UW Botanic Garden exhibit at last week's Northwest Flower and Garden Show: Rebecca Alexander, Laura Blumhagen, Carrie Bowman, Lisa Ciecko, Carrie Cone, Eve Dixon, Jessica Farmer, Roy Farrow, Lauren Fortune, Fred Hoyt, Sandy Kirchner, Sandra Lier, Tracy Mehlin, Patrick Mulligan, Katie Murphy, Catherine Nelson, Sue Nicol, Linda Peters, Dolores Ranhofer, Brian Reichard, Sarah Reichard, Jean Robins, Barbara Selemon, David Selk, Louise
Smith, Brian Thompson, Dorian Tremaine and Beth Vining.


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
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 33, Number 5

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING FEBRUARY 6. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 6 FEBRUARY   SER-UW WORK PARTY   UW,MCCARTY   10 AM-1 PM
Society for Ecological Restoration-UW Guild Work Party.  McCarty Hall (between McCarty and the tennis courts) understory planting and maintenance. What to bring: Gloves if you have them, grubby clothes, lunch, water, and friends! ...and a truck?  SER could use one more truck to help transport plants and tools from the CUH to McCarty Hall and back from 9-10 and from 1-2.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 3-7 FEBURARY  NW FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW  WA CONVENTION CTR
See http://www.gardenshow.com/seattle/index/.  Washington Park Arboretum Foundation-sponsored garden is "The Winter Garden."

MONDAY, 8 FEBRUARY    WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR    KANE 210    3:30 PM
"Early Victories: Winning the DDT battle and founding the Environmental Defense Fund," Charles Wurster, Emeritus, State University of New York at Stony Brook and SFR Affiliate Professor.

TUESDAY, 9 FEBRUARY    WATER CENTER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223  8:30-9:20 AM
"Marine Resource Management in the Philippines: The best and worst of the world," Patrick Christie, UW School of Marine Affairs and Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.  

TUESDAY, 9 FEBRUARY     CIG SEMINAR    ACC 120     1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Landslides and Extreme Weather: Understanding how climate change impacts coastal mountain watersheds," Richard Guthrie, BC Ministry of Environment.

TUESDAY, 9 FEBRUARY    BIOLOGY SEMINAR  PHYS-ASTR A102    4 PM
"Small RNA-Directed Silencing Pathways in Plants," James Carrington, Oregon State University.

WEDNESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY     ENGAGE SPEAKER SERIES   PHYS-ASTR 118   7 PM
"Weeds Are More than Plants Out of Place: Mechanisms of plant invasions," Rachel Mitchell, UW School of Forest Resources.

THURSDAY, 11 FEBRUARY  DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING  EEB 303 10-11:30 AM
"Earthquake/Disaster Preparedness," offered by UW's Department of Environmental Health and Safety, FREE, but registration is required.

THURSDAY, 11 FEBRUARY  NWFSC SEMINAR    NW FISH SCI CTR    11 AM
"Sea Turtle Bycatch in NW Atlantic Waters: The truth behind the magic number," Kimberley Murray, Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

THURSDAY, 11 FEBRUARY    BIOLOGY SEMINARY    HITCHCOCK 132    4 PM
"Adaptation to Thermal Change: Physiological Strategies and their Ecological Implications," Michael Angilletta, Jr., Indiana State
University faculty candidate.

THURSDAY, 11 FEBRUARY   ENVIR FILM FESTIVAL   SEATTLE,WA   6-9:30 PM
Sustainable Seattle Environmental Film Festival, Shelly Solomon, Environmental Design and Consulting and Leaping Frog Films.  

THURSDAY, 11 FEBRUARY   PCC PUBLIC LECTURE    KANE 120    7-8 PM
Program on Climate Change Annual Public Lecture, "Reducing Uncertainty in Predictions of Climate Change," Brian Soden, University of Miami.

THURSDAY, 11 FEBRUARY  SAF BEVAN SEMINAR SERIES   FISH SCI 102   4:3O PM
The Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries, "Leverage Points and Incentives in Shaping Sustainable Fisheries: The role of environmental foundations," Barry Gold, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

FRIDAY, 12 FEBRUARY   SILVICULTURE SEMINAR    AND 22    2:30-4:20 PM
ECOSEL Mock Auction

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., HUB West Ballroom,
Water Center Annual Review of Research. SFR participants include Sally Brown, Jeremy Cram, Erin Donley, Bob
Edmonds, Jerry Franklin, and Monika Moskal.
Sunday, February 21, 2010, 7-8:30 p.m., UW Botanic Gardens, NHS, "Botany, Bugs and the Art of Forensic Science." Forensic scientists from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) present an intriguing look inside the sciences behind forensic investigations. Forensic scientists from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences present a fascinating look at the world of forensic science in the areas of botany, entomology, and anthropology as they relate to crime investigations and solving cold cases.
Monday, February 22, 2010, 6-9 p.m., UW Tower, Engineers Without Borders Silent Auction Fundraiser.
Thursday, February 25, 2010, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Anderson 207, School of Forest Resources All School Meeting.

B. BRUCE BARE ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP AWARDED
Interim Director Hinckley writes, "I am delighted to announce that Professor Gordon Bradley has been awarded the B. Bruce Bare Endowed Professorship in Forest Resources effective April 1, 2010. As indicated in my October 7, 2009 email to the faculty soliciting nominations for this award, the Bare Professorship in Forest Resources was established to enhance the UW's ability to attract and retain distinguished faculty in the School of Forest Resources. Candidates shall have demonstrated, through professional activities, expertise in forestry, resource management, environmental science, and natural resource issues. In particular, candidates must address how they intend to contribute to the continuing development of the science of sustainability
as it pertains to natural resource management with an emphasis on the integration of human and natural elements."
The endowment was a gift of the Corkery family, longtime Forest Resources supporters, and commemorates the family's long involvement in forestry and recognizes Emeritus Dean Bruce Bare. Jack ('39) and Vada May Corkery, through the direction of an estate gift from the late George Corkery, Jr. (’41), joined an initial gift by Katherine Reinleitner to fully fund the professorship.

SFR FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS PRESENT AT MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
UW Botanic Gardens Gardener Riz Reyes (BS 2006) gave a presentation at the Northwest Flower and Garden show on "Easy and Exotic Summer Bulbs."
IGERT Bioenergy Cohort 2 students, including SFR's Laurel James and Steve Rigdon, presented preliminary results and research plans to the Tribal Council of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) on January 28, 2010 in Polson, MT.  SFR's Ernesto Alvarado, Larry Mason, and Jeff Richardson (IGERT TA) were also present at the meeting, along with
IGERT faculty and students from the College of Engineering. Laurel James was an essential liaison setting up the cohort project last summer, and is collaborating with the Tribes on her master's thesis on fuel characteristic and classification System on CSKT lands. Following the presentations, participants had dinner with students and faculty from the forestry program at Salish Kootenai College (SKC).
Larry Mason will make a presesentation on SFR collaboration with tribal forestry programs for the Puget Sound Society of American Foresters on February 23, 2010 in Mount Vernon, WA.

PROPOSED UW CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY FUND
The Campus Sustainability Fund Working Group is seeking project proposals to support the creation of the Campus Sustainability Fund — a major, student-led investment in a greener UW. It will provide funding for projects that increase campus sustainability, prioritize student leadership and involvement, and educate UW students, faculty, and staff in order to create a more environmentally responsible campus culture. The fund will allow students to set the UW's environmental agenda and create educational opportunities in the process. The Fund is looking for ideas to make the UW campus a more sustainable place. Maybe your idea will help a building conserve energy or reduce waste. Maybe it will encourage alternative transportation choices, or decrease carbon emissions. For more information, and to submit your ideas, see http://www.uwcsf.org/.

SUSTAINABLE FORESTS ACTION STRATEGY NOW ONLINE
The final draft of the stakeholder Sustainable Forests Action Strategy is now available online, along with its companion document, Annex 2. The final draft was refined based on stakeholder discussion and comment at the October 14-15, 2009 National Roundtable meeting in Washington, DC.  The document is based on the 2003 and draft 2010 National Report on Sustainable Forests. The Roundtable on Sustainable Forests is an open and inclusive process committed to the goal of sustainable forest management on public and private lands in the U.S. Roundtable participants include public and private organizations and individuals committed to better decision-making through shared learning and increased understanding.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Alaine Sommargren (MS 2008) is a forest steward with the City of Mercer Island Department of Parks and Recreation.
Judy Suing (MS/MPA 2008) is a Presidential Management Fellow with the USDA Forest Service’s Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Sparks, NV.
Tadd Wheeler (BS 2008) is a graduate student studying wetland ecology at Idaho State University in Moscow, ID.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See New York Times article "Protecting the forests, and hoping for payback" quoting alum Malcolm North (PhD 1993).

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
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html