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January 2005

The Straight Grain
Volume 13, Number 4

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING JANUARY 31. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.

MONDAY, 31 JANUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" Society, Media, and Politics: Influences on Washington's cougar management in a post-initiative era," Brian Kertson, CFR graduate student

TUESDAY, 1 JANUARY CWWS SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Sqwa'di'lich, Board Feet, and the Cedar Tree," Sono Hashisaki, Springwood Associates, Inc. and Kurt Russo, Florence R. Kluckhohn Center for the Study of Values

TUESDAY, 1 JANUARY CLIMATE IMPACTS SEMINAR LISA LI BLDG 2-3:30 PM
" What We Know, Don't Know, and Need to Know about Taking Climate Impacts on Forest Ecosystems Down (or up) to the Watershed Scale for Integrated Assessment," Dave Peterson, CIG Conference Room (2nd Floor, Lisa Li Building) 4909 25th Ave. NE

THURSDAY, 3 JANUARY RTI TECHNICAL REVIEW CUH, NHS 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Rural Technology Initiative Annual Technical Review; RSVP to clara75@cfr.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 3 JANUARY BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A110 4 PM
" Relating Climate and Space to Consumer-Resource Dynamics: The Gray Wolf-Scavenger Complex in Yellowstone National Park, "Chris Wilmers, Penn State University

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFR CLASS PROJECT RESULTS IN URBAN FOREST RENEWAL ON UW CAMPUS
Michael Andreu, UW's Integrated Pest Managment Coordinator and PhD candidate in silviculture, is charged with maintaining the health of UW campus trees. The Triangle Parking Garage was planted with a non-native
species, Leyland Cypress, now suffering from a disease, partly as a result of stress caused by overly dense planting. He enlisted FM majors (now alumni) Christian Battermann and Luke Machtolf to complete their
Senior Project on the Triangle Plantation. They were interested because they enjoyed studying forest management, stand development, and forest health issues and recognized that urban forest issues were emerging as an important aspect of their profession. With direction from Michael, Eric Turnblom, and Jim McCarter, as well as help from Grounds Maintenance staff and gardeners, they developed a set of management alternatives for the stand that included growth projections and stand visualizations for future conditions under various management alternatives. They presented their results to UW Grounds Maintenance, with a recommendation for a preferred alternative. Grounds Maintenance Manager Rod White presented the report to the UW Landscape Committee, which approved the preferred alternative. To restore urban forest health and the aesthetic value to the stand, the project involves removal of some of the unhealthy non-native trees to increase the vigor of the residual stand and planting of some native tree species for long term conversion of the site to a more natural appearance. Recently, Michael Andreu, Rod White and Deborah Brown (the new campus Arborist and CFR MFR student) selected the trees to be thinned for the project. Signs are in place to inform the public of this urban forest restoration project.

LAB INSPECTIONS
Building coordinator Greg Brazil reminds CFR occupants that laboratories are inspected by various regulatory organizations. If you have questions regarding appropriate maintenance of your laboratory or work space,
contact Greg at glbrazil@u.washington.edu or review the Environmental Health and Safety website at http://www.ehs.washington.edu/.
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KUDOS

Kudos to Jerry Franklin, whose 2002 research paper,"Disturbances and structural development of natural forest ecosystems with silvicultural implications, using Douglas-fir forests as an example," has recently been
recognized by Thomson-ISI as one of the most cited papers in the research area of Environment/Ecology. The article, published in Forest Ecology and Management/155, January 2002, will be recognized as an Emerging Research Front topic in an ESI Special Topics feature in February, 2005. It will soon be available at http://www.esi-topics.com/erf/index.html.

Kudos to Larry Mason for his outreach efforts in facilitating relationships with Washington community colleges. Keeping in touch with community colleges about how their programs can give students the best equivalencies for UW admission is a great promotion for the College's new transfer-friendly ESRM curriculum.

Kudos to Jeff Aken and Debra Salas-Haynes for filling in for Michelle Trudeau during her absences while dealing with her mother's illness. Says Michelle, "Their competence is a great asset to CFR!"

Kudos to all who helped with and attended the January 19th CFR Career Fair.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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

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

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

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

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/seminar.html

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 13, Number 3

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING JANUARY 22. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.

SATURDAY, 22 JANUARY MERRILL HALL OPEN HOUSE CUH 10 AM-2 PM
Includes lecture and tours. For information see www.urbanhort.org.

MONDAY, 24 JANUARY DOCTORAL DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 12:30 PM
" Pattern and Process in Mountain River Valley Forests," Kevin L. Fetherston, ecosystem analysis; Advisor: Kern Ewing

MONDAY, 24 JANUARY MS THESIS DEFENSE WINKENWERDER 105 2 PM
" Residential outdoor water conservation in Seattle: A conservation behavior and social marketing approach to designing programs," Allegra Abramo, social sciences; Advisor: Anne Kearney

MONDAY, 24 JANUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" Sustainable Forest Initiative: certification and wildlife habitat issues," Jim Rochelle, Rochelle Environmental

TUESDAY, 25 JANUARY CWWS SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" How Policy Influences Application of Best Available Science: case studies," Bill Derry, CH2M Hill

TUESDAY, 25 JANUARY CIDR QUARTERLY FORUM WALKER AMES 3:30-5 PM
" Including Disability as Diversity in Our Teaching." RSVP with name and department to rsvp@cidr.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 27 JANUARY STORMWATER SYMPOSIUM CUH,NHS 8 AM-3 PM
" Stormwater: Turning a Potential Problem into an Asset: Local examples and practical applications," co-sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities and CUH
Fee: $40 (includes lunch); pre-registration required at 206.685.8033.

THURSDAY, 27 JANUARY LANDSDOWNE LECTURE UBC, VICTORIA 3:30-5 PM
" Patterns of Forest Mortality in the Pacific Northwest: Lessons to be Learned for Forest Management," Jerry Franklin. For information, call 250.721.7354.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

REDEDICATION CEREMONY FOR MERRILL HALL
On January 19, CUH hosted the formal grand opening and dedication of the new Merrill Hall and the Miller Library. John Wott, Tom Hinckley, Sue Nicol, and Bruce Bare made brief presentations; UW President Mark Emmert was the featured speaker. The hosted "founders luncheon" in NHS Hall was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony in the lobby of the new Merrill Hall. A large crowd turned out for the event, which also included tours of the building, a reception, the premiere of a musical composition written for the occasion, and the opening of a botanical art exhibit. The new facility is the first "green certified" building on the UWS campus and helps demonstrate CFR's commitment to sustainable practices. If you have not visited the new Merrill Hall, stop by for a visit. This Saturday, January 22, the building will be open to the public between 10 am and 2 pm. For local newspaper coverage of the January 19 event, see: http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=merrill19&date=20050119&query=%22University+of+Washington%22
http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/05/01/19/100wir_uw001.cfm
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nwgardens/208539_wingate20.html?searchpagefrom=2&searchdiff=1

CFR DEVELOPMENT NEWS
Tom Mentele, CFR Development Director, reports the recent receipt of a $250,000 endowed professorship from the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation. This three year pledge was also awarded the 2004 State Distinguished Professorship Award from the WA Higher Education Coordinating Board, as well as a UW Founder's Initiative Match. When fully funded in 2007, this Weyerhaeuser gift will leverage an additional $325,000 of matching funds to help create the future of CFR and the PSE program.

In other Campaign UW news, CFR is 56+ percent to our $17.7M goal, having raised over $10.1M in private funding and bequests since the campaign began in 2000. While most of the funding has come from individuals -- alumni, friends, faculty, and staff -- recent large gifts have come from corporate foundations such as Weyerhaeuser.

CFR WELCOMES STAFF MEMBER BEATRICE MARX
A warm welcome to Beatrice Marx, who came to UW Temporary Services by way of France and who will temporarily work with Faculty Chair Rick Gustafson as he fills staffing vacancies. Beatrice is currently located at Lynn Catlett's former desk; you can reach her by email at beamarx@u or at 3-2740. Please stop by and introduce yourself!

REMINDER OF UPCOMING CFR/UWAA LECTURE SERIES
Join CFR and UWAA for "Sustaining Our Northwest World: From Fire to Flowers," the 2005 Forest Resources Lecture Series. Lecture Schedule:
February 10, "Forests Aflame: Strategies and Challenges for Managing Fire in the West," Jim Agee;
February 24, "Who Shapes the Visual Landscape ... and Does it Matter?" Gordon Bradley; and
March 10, "Exclamation, Accentuation, Punctuation; the Importance of Form and Textural Contrast in Garden Design and Plant Selection," Dan Hinkley.
Register at http://www.UWalum.com/clubs/cfraa/2005cfrlectures.html.
Series Pass: UWAA Members/UW Faculty and Staff $9, Non-members $12, Students $7; Individual
Lectures: UWAA Members/UW Faculty and Staff $4, Non-members $5,Students $3. All lectures at 7 p.m. in Kane 110.

DATE FOR NEXT DENMAN PROGRAM SET FOR MARCH 17
The next Denman Forestry Issues Series will take place March 17, 2005 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Entitled, "Global Change: Influence of Increasing Temperature and CO2 on Forests," the program will be moderated by Rick
Gustafson. The first one hour session will consider "The Problem" and will feature Dave Peterson, Linda Brubaker, and a speaker from the UW Climate Impacts Group. Session Two will consider "Impacts and Solutions" and will feature Tom Hinckley, Bruce Lippke, John Perez-Garcia. Additional speakers may be added as the agenda is confirmed.

WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE RESEARCH FACILITY (WRCCRF) PLANS MARCH SYMPOSIUM
WRCCRF will present a symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Northwest Scientific Association on March 24, 25 2005 in Corvallis. Entitled "The Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility: A decade of research on the structure and function of an old-growth forest ecosystem," the symposium will include talks on the evolution of old-growth forest canopy structure, forest canopy biology, carbon dynamics of an old-growth forest, the physiologic consequences of being large, and long-term measurements at WRCCRF. WRCCRF Director, Jerry Franklin will be the banquet speaker, discussing "Natural Resource Challenges in the 21st Century". There will also be a workshop on NEON (Pacific Northwest Regional Planning for the National Ecological Observatory Network) facilitated by Mark Harmon and Jerry Franklin. See the Northwest Scientific Association website for more details and registration information: http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/org_NWS/NWSci_Home.htm

NAPFSC IS NOW NAUFRP -- DON'T TRY TO SAY THAT TOO FAST!
Dean Bare, Chair of the National Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges' (NAPFSC) Western Region, reports that at the western region's recommendation, voting members of the Association recently voted to change the organization's name to National Association of University Forest Resources Programs. Reporting in the most recent NAPFSC newsletter, Dean Bare reported that this recommendation will serve to align the name more closely with the wide range of missions and foci of the member schools.

FOREST CLUB HAS GREAT NEW HATS FOR SALE!
Forest Club President Brian Spradling reports that new styles and colors of hats are available for sale. Stop by Student Services, Anderson 130 and take a look.

TAKE CARE AND BE SAFE
Greg Brazil, in reporting on recent theft of personal belongings in Bloedel, reminds us that it has been proven repeatedly that Anderson, Bloedel, and Winkenwerder are a target for thieves due to their location on the Burke Gilman Trail, bus routes, and the surrounding shrubbery and tree cover. Please lock up your belongings!

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KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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

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

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

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

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/seminar.html

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 13, Number 2

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING JANUARY 16. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.

MONDAY, 17 JANUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY TIGER MOUNTAIN 9 AM-3 PM
Tiger Mountain Trail Work. Register at
http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/volevents.htm

TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY CWWS SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Evolutionary effects of predation from brown bears on the life history, morphology, and energetics of breeding sockeye salmon," Stephanie Carlson, COFS graduate student.

TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A102 4 PM
" The Long and the Short of It: How Seedlings Grow," Jennifer Nemhauser, The Salk Institute.

WEDNESDAY, 19 JANUARY MERRILL HALL GRAND REEOPENING CUH 1:30 PM
Ribbon cutting ceremony, musical premiere, and opening of botanical art exhibit. For information see www.urbanhort.org.

WEDNESDAY, 19 JANUARY WA HYDROLOGIC SOC MEETING TACOMA,WA 6:30 PM
" Sediment monitoring and modeling on the Elwha River in preparation for dam removal," Christopher Konrad, Research Hydrologist, USGS. USGS WA Water Science Center, 1201 Pacific Avenue,#600, Tacoma. For directions and information, call 253.428.3600.

THURSDAY, 20 JANUARY EARTH & SPACE SCI SEMINAR CONDON 109 3:30-4:20 PM "Abrupt Global Climate Change," Don Easterbrook, Department of Geology, WWU.

THURSDAY, 20 JANUARY AWRA MEETING BELLEVUE, WA NOON-1 PM
American Water Resources Association, "Development of a Countywide Water Resource and Supply Plan for King County," Dave Monthie, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, 500 108th Ave NE, #1200, Bellevue, WA.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 21-22 JANUARY ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE,WA
Seattle Environmental Film Festival at The Mountaineers, 300 Third Ave W, Seattle. For tickets, call 206.284.6310 or visit The Mountaineers Bookstore. For information see http://www.hazelfilm.org/seff.html.

SATURDAY, 22 JANUARY MERRILL HALL OPEN HOUSE CUH 10 AM-2 PM
Includes lecture and tours. For information see www.urbanhort.org.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

COME ONE, COME ALL TO MERRILL HALL GRAND REOPENING!!
CFR faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to attend the Merrill Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony next Wednesday (January 19) at 1:30 p.m. in the Merrill Hall Commons Area at CUH. Refreshments will be
provided. The destruction of Merrill Hall and portions of the Miller Library affected all of us. CFR members housed at the CUH complex were particularly hit hard by such a senseless act of eco-terrorism. It is
now time to celebrate a new beginning by thanking those who founded CUH, as well as those who have helped rebuild it. Please join together for this celebration!

ARBOR DAY FAIR TAKES A ONE YEAR SABBATICAL
Dean Bare recently announced that the CFR-CFRAA co-sponsored Arbor Day Fair will take a one-year sabbatical. "The Arbor Day Fair has been a wonderful partnership between the CFR and its alumni association. It provides our current faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to join with alumni in an educationally rewarding experience. It is a tradition we wish to see continued. Arbor Day will take a sabbatical in 2005 and come back strong with refurbished exhibits, new funding, and renewed energy in 2006. Please contact our Arbor Day Committee Chair, Mason McKinley, with questions you may have."

GRANTS FUNDED IN DECEMBER 2004
Total Amount Funded: $160,000
(1)"Evaluating prescribed fire as a tool for forest restoration: Implications for old-growth ponderosa pine mortality and vigor" (fellowship for Cara Nelson); sponsor: The Nature Conservancy; PI: Jim Agee; new project.
(2)"Effects of organic matter retention and management on long-term productivity of Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir plantations: Effects on nutrient processes and leaching"; sponsor: National Council on Air and
Stream Improvement; PI: Rob Harrison; renewal.

ONRC BUILDS SHADE MODEL FOR SKAGIT VALLEY BERRY GROWERS
Several Pacific Northwest salmonid runs are currently listed as threatened under the ESA. Much concern and scientific research on river health and salmon survival to date has focused on the impacts of commercial forestry in upland, mountainous areas. Research is lacking on how to manage floodplain, riparian areas, where agriculture is practiced in Western Washington. ONRC is working with WSU Department of Natural
Resources to examine the environmental and economic implications of establishing and managing riparian buffers on agricultural lands. Specifically, ONRC will build a model that measures the impact of agricultural buffers on low gradient streams, rivers, and associated floodplains where berries are grown as an agricultural product. Watch ONRC's website at http://www.onrc.washington.edu/ for the January/February newsletter with an article on this research.

CFR WELCOMES ARA ERICKSON
A warm welcome to Ara Erickson, who will join the CFR professional staff as a Research Consultant, working with RTI. Ara, who is a 2004 CFR graduate (MS, social science) will be joining us on January 17th.

TRAINING FOR MYCHEM
Training for MyChem, the new UW Chemical database that has replaced the Laboratory Safety System (LSS) will take place in Anderson 22 from 10:30 a.m. - noon on 1/18 and 2/1. Erin McKeown, UW Environmental Health and Safety, helped designed this system and will be doing the training. In addition to the MyChem database, Erin will be discussing the UW Chemical Exchange Program and proper procedures for eliminating chemicals. To comply with local and state regulations, all principal investigators, supervisors, and faculty who store hazardous materials are required to maintain an on-line chemical inventory and have access to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). The UW requires that this inventory be stored in the MyChem database.

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KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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

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

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

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

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/seminar.html

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 13, Number 1

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING JANUARY 8. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.

SATURDAY, 8 JANUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY LK SAMMAMISH ST PARK 9AM-3PM
Tree Potting at Mountains to Sound Greenway Nursery. Sign up at
http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/volevents.htm

MONDAY, 10 JANUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" Mountain Goats in the Cascades of Washington: movements, habitat use, and sightability model development," Cliff Rice, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY CWWS SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Trophic performance of Oncorhynchus mykiss along forest gradients in the South Fork Trinity River watershed, CA," Sarah McCarthy, CoFS graduate student.

TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY FACULTY MEETING 22 ANDERSON 10:30-11:30 AM
First CFR faculty meeting of 2005.

TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY RESEARCH BROWN BAG ANDERSON 22 11:30AM-12:30PM
Faculty, grad students, and research staff welcome!


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A WARM WELCOME TO NEW ESRM (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (ESRM) STUDENTS!
Joshua Hegarty - freshman with an interest in ecology, conservation and restoration; Aaron Zabriskie - junior with a general ecology interest; Monika Panfiglio - junior with a horticulture interest; Lacey Powell - freshman exploring her interests; Steven Kloss - Post-Baccalaureate with a wildlife interest; Joseph Neilson - junior with a general ecology interest; Jeff Panza - senior with an ecology and wildlife interest.

CFR STUDENT IS NEW UW CAMPUS ARBORIST
Deborah Brown, graduate student in environmental horticulture and urban foresty. is also the UW's campus arborist, beginning in January. She says," If you have any questions about trees on campus, see any hazards, or are interested in urban forestry projects please contact me at dcb4@u.washington.edu

NEWS FROM RARE CARE PROGRAM AND CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care), located at CUH, is dedicated to conserving Washington's native rare plants through methods including ex situ conservation, rare plant monitoring,
reintroduction, and education. Volunteers need some botanical training, a commitment to native plant conservation, good observation skills, a sense of adventure, a few days throughout the spring and summer to monitor and/or collect seed, and their own transportation. Rare Care needs volunteers to monitor rare and endangered plant populations throughout Washington State. Plant monitoring provides information to assess the status of plant populations and communities for the purpose of directing management actions and protecting our natural heritage. Rare Care will hold their annual Rare Plant Monitor training on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at CUH. Volunteers are also needed to collect both rare and native seeds across the state. Collectors need skills in plant identification, a willingness to travel and attend a mandatory Seed Collection training session in early June (date TBA). Also, the Miller Seed Vault at CUH provides short and long term storage for the rare and native plant species collected by volunteers. These seeds are protected and stored
for use in future restoration and reintroduction efforts. Individual training is provided for seed vault volunteer work. Hours are flexible. To apply to become a Rare Plant Monitor and Seed Collector contact
Kimberly Frappier or Jennifer Youngman at 206-616-0780 OR at rarecare@u.washington.edu.

DOUGLAS-FIR RESEARCH PROJECT
Have you ever seen a tree leader that looked like a corkscrew? Such growth is known as sinuosity, which is defined as the bending of a plant between any two whorls. Darlene Zabowski reports on research conducted by her graduate students through a research gift fund established by Weyerhaeuser Company. "Sinuous stems have a large amount of reaction wood, which is high in lignin and low in cellulose. Severe reaction wood tends to warp sawn lumber and reduce pulp and paper value. One theory of why sinuosity occurs is that calcium availability is low. Calcium is a nutrient essential for strong cell walls. If inadequate calcium is available, then bending could occur. In the Pacific Northwest, sinuosity occurs in Douglas-fir stands along the coast of Washington and Oregon. Weyerhaeuser and other timber companies have tree farms where sinuosity is widespread. Currently, Weyerhaeuser is supporting graduate research through a gift to
determine if a lack of calcium is a cause of sinuosity in Douglas-fir. Both greenhouse and field experiments are underway to assess the effect of low available calcium and calcium additions to young, rapidly growing
Douglas-fir."

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KUDOS
Congratulations to the 20 percent of the members of CFR who contributed to the Combined Fund Drive! Our participation rate exceeded the UW average by a full percentage point, and exceeded CFR's participation rate for 2003 by 2 points. We increased the average gift level by almost $50. The total for 2004 was $10,042 -- Way to go, everyone!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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