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The Straight Grain
Volume 21, 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING January 28. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 29 JANUARY FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR AND 22 1:30-3 PM
"Economic Analysis of Forest Carbon Sequestration and Biofuels in East Texas," Dr.Ching-Hsun Huang, candidate for natural resource/environmental economics faculty position, Assistant Professor in Natural Resources Economics, Department of Agronomy and Resource Sciences, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Texas A&M University. Reception follows.

MONDAY, 29 JANUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 154 3:30-5 PM
"Plum Creek's Native Fish Habitat Conservation Plan: A report on five years of implementation and effectiveness," Brian Sugden, Plum Creek Timber Co.

TUESDAY, 30 JANUARY WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Drug Resistance in Environments Associated with Aquaculture," Marilyn Roberts, Professor, Pathobiology and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.

TUESDAY, 30 JANUARY FOREST SYMPOSIUM OSU, CORVALLIS, OR
Early Seral Forest Symposium, "What is a 'Good' Forest Opening? and is the Future a Concern?" For more information, contact cfriesen@fs.fed.us.

TUESDAY, 30 JANUARY WILDLIFE LECTURE PORTLAND, OR 7 PM
2007 Wildlife Conservation Lecture Series, "Climate Change Present, Past, and Future: What we have learned about what to expect," Peter Clark, OSU.

WEDNESDAY, 31 JANUARY ENVIRONMENTAL CAREER FAIR MGH 10 AM-2PM
Environmental Career Fair Featuring more than 30 private and governmental employers with current or upcoming permanent, seasonal, and internship opportunities. Sponsored by: College of Forest Resources, College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, Program on the Environment, and Departments of Community and Environmental Planning, Environmental Health, Landscape.

WEDNESSDAY, 31 JANUARY FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR AND 22 9:30-11:30 AM
"The Role of Heterogeneity in Driving the Speed of Pollution Abatement," Maria Damon, candidate for natural resource/environmental economics faculty position; PhD candidate in economics at University of California, San Diego. Reception follows.

WEDNESDAY, 31 JANUARY LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION OLYMPIA,WA 4:30-7 PM
Please join Governor Christine Gregoire, Provost Phyllis Wise, Dean Bruce Bare, and esteemed guests at the Legislative Building Rotunda in Oly pia, WA in the afternoon of Wednesday, Ja uary 31st, to commemorate CFR's Centennial Year. Refreshments will be served and free transportation will be provided. RSVP to Nancy Davis at ned2000@u.washington.edu or 206.685.6606 to reserve a place in this historic moment in the history of the College.

THURSDAY, 1 FEBRUARY NWFSC SEMINAR FISH SCI CTR 201 11 AM-12:30 PM
"Remote, in situ Detection of Marine Plankton using the Environmental Sample Processor: Field and laboratory analyses," Dianne Greenfield, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

THURSDAY, 1 FEBRUARY CIG SEMINAR JISAO CONFERENCE RM 1:30-3 PM
"Climate change and its impact on plant pathogens," Stella Coakley, OSU.

FRIDAY, 2 FEBRUARY SILVICULTURE SEMINAR AND 22 2:30 PM
"Can We Harvest Timber and Retain Biological Diversity in Old Growth Mountain Forests?," Alan Vyse, BC Forest Service, Kamloops Forest Region.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Tuesday, February 13, 2007, "A Celebration of UW Staff," reception to honor nominees for the UW Distinguished Staff Award, HUG Ballroom.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007, The Water Center's Annual Review of Research. CFR participants include Bob Edmonds, Peter Kiffney, and Christian Torgersen.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, UW's 31st Annual Faculty Lecture, "Thinking Historically about Thinking Historically: From identity politics to ethical action," John Toews, Professor, History, and Director, Coomparative History of Ideas.

CFR WELCOMES KAREN HART
A warm welcome to Karen Hart, newly hired to fill a temporary position in CFR's Development Office. Karen is a recent grad of WSU, and has been working at the UW as a temp in development and alumni relations. She will start on Friday, February 2nd, and will share office space in the front office, Anderson 107. Please stop by and say hello!

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS BOLIVIAN PROJECT
Susan Bolton, UW faculty mentor for the student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), http://www.ewb usa.org/, sends along a report on a recent project development field trip to Bolivia. EWB is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals in the developing world through sustainable engineering designs and training. The first step in project development is a site assessment visit to the community requesting assistance. "After a year of planning in fundraising, I and two UW engineering students completed a site assessment trip to Yanayo, a village in the mountainous Andes region of central Bolivia. For the past 500 years this small community has relied on traditional farming for its existence, but recent drought conditions threaten their way of life. They sent a request to EWB for help with improving water resources for the village. The site assessment went well. We held two well-attended and lively community meetings and visited villagers' sites of concern, including roads and water sources. We came away with at least five years worth of work that will help the community improve their health, standard of living and income. Initial projects will work on improving stove efficiency and reducing household smoke, improving roofs to decrease habitat for disease vectors and rainwater catchment for household vegetable gardens to improve health and nutrition. Longer term projects include road design improvements, and diversion of spring water for crops. They also asked for training on improved agricultural practices such as composting. For more information, contact us at ewbuw@u.washington.edu or sbolton@u.washington.edu and visit http://www.nimret.org/ewbuw. Photos from the trip are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewb-uws/." And watch for an article on the project in an upcoming CFR News.

INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK
Melly Reuling, (M.S., wildlife science, 1991) is currently Field Coordinator with Tazama!Trust, a non-profit, non-government organization with the primary goal of protecting and conservating natural resources and wildlife in Tanzania. Creating a forum for dialogue between Tanzania's indigenous people, farmers, conservationists, tour operators, developers. and the government. the trust establishes the co operation necessary for all groups to manage resources in a mutually beneficial manner. Melly is currently overseeing conservation projects in one of Tanzania's most fragile wilderness areas, the West Kilimanjaro Basin. She began survey and monitoring work in the 1980s for the Serengeti Wildlife Research Institute and other government agencies. Now she manages the West Kilimanjaro project in cooperation with local game scouts and village officials. For more than ten years, Melly's projects have included extensive wildlife surveys, land use management plans, game scout training, and development of monitoring projects. Additional projects will address developing responsible eco tourism, anti-poaching activities, and establishing community-based conservation projects to ensure protection of these important ecosystems.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a Seattle PI story quoting Rick Gustafson, see "Bush's commitment to combating climate change is questioned."
.For a Tacoma News Tribune story on research by Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria in Commencement Bay see "Lumber mill legacy: A century later, bacteria that thrive on wood waste left behind by mills infect Commencement Bay, killing a key aquatic plant."
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KUDOS
The Salvation Army sends kudos and a big thanks! to all in CFR who participated in the holiday toy fund drive.

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://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 21, Number 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING January 21. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 22 JANUARY FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR AND 22 1:30-3 PM
"Risk Externalities and the Problem of Wildfire Risk," Aric Shafran, candidate for natural resource/environmental economics faculty position; PhD candidate in economics at University of Colorado, Boulder. Reception follows.

MONDAY, 22 JANUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 154 3:30-5 PM
"Highways and Habitat: Managing habitat connectivity and landscape permeability for wildlife," Peter Singleton, USDA Forest Service, Wenatchee, WA.

MONDAY, 22 JANUARY AERO/ASTRO SEMINAR CONDON 135 3:30-4:20 PM
"Numerical Modeling of Wood and Wood Composites," John Nairn, Oregon State University.

TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Solving Water Issues through Social Entrepreneurship" Craig Mayberry, PhD student, University of British Columbia.

TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
Biology Faculty Mini Symposium.

TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY PUGET SOUND LECTURE SEATTLE, TOWN HALL 7:30 PM
"Puget Sound: A Conservation strategy for the 21st century," John Lombard, Steward and Associates. See http://www.townhallseattle.org/calendar.cfm.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24 FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR AND22 9:30-10:45 AM
Topic to be announced, Ken Messer, candidate for natural resource/ environmental economics faculty position; Research Associate, Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. Reception follows.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 GREEN CHEMISTRY AND 207 2-3 PM
"Green Chemistry," Terry Collins, Carnegie Mellon University. See http://www.chem.cmu.edu/groups/Collins/.

THURSDAY, 25 JANUARY STARKER LECTURE SERIES OSU,CORVALLIS 4 PM
"To Ourselves and our Posterity: Climate change and the rights to life, liberty, and property," David Orr, Oberlin College.

FRIDAY, 26 JANUARY SILVICULTURE SEMINAR AND 22 2:30 PM
"Variable Density Thinnning," Todd Wilson, USDA Forest Service.

FRIDAY, 26 JANUARY AWRA STUDENT CHAPTER AND 207 12-1:30 PM
American Water Resources Association, UW student chapter Winter General Meeting. Presentation by Susan Bolton on composting toilets in Costa Rica. Meet other students who share your interest in water-related topics. Free pizza, snacks, and beverages.

FRIDAY, 26 JANUARY DEAD ELK SOCIAL AND 207 5 PM
Come and join your fellow CFR students for an evening of socializing. Beer and wine (21+) are free but bring some snacks to share! Last names A-R bring something salty, last names S-Z bring something sweet.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Environmental Career Fair, January 31, 2007, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mary Gates Hall Commons.

CFR FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS INVITED TO CENTENNIAL LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION
Please join Governor Christine Gregoire, Provost Phyllis Wise, Dean Bruce Bare, and esteemed guests at the Legislative Building Rotunda in Olympia, WA in the afternoon of Wednesday, January 31st, to commemorate CFR's Centennial Year. Current faculty, staff, and students represent not only our present, but also the future, and their participation is essential to a successful celebration. Student volunteers will also be needed to meet and greet guests, as well as present research posters during the event. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and concludes between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served and free transportation to and from the College will be provided. Please RSVP to Nancy Davis at ned2000@u.washington.edu or call 206.685.6606 to reserve a place in this historic moment in the history of the College.

WATER CENTER SEEKING STUDENT POSTERS FOR ANNUAL REVIEW OF RESEARCH
The Water Center is sending out another call for posters, with an extended deadline of Friday, January 26, 2007, for presentation at the Annual Review of Research om February 14, 2007. Applications from current UW students specializing in water, water resources, stream restoration, urban water management, natural resources policy, geology and geomorphology, climate change and variability, and related fields are invited to submit an application to present a poster at the review. If you are interested, send poster title, affiliation, and a very brief (1-2 sentences) description of poster content by Friday, January 26, 2007 to cwws@u.washington.edu. A panel of judges will evaluate the posters and the owner of the highest rated poster will receive a check for a cool $100 and the adoration of the masses. Your poster needn't be created specifically for this event; posters created for other events in the past year are welcome. For more information email cwws@u.washington.edu or call the Water Center 206.543.6920. See Annual Review agenda.

COLLEGE'S GRADUATE PROGRAM RECEIVES ARCS FELLOWSHIP FUNDING
CFR's graduate prgram has been chosen to receive 1 ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Fellowship ($17,500 over 3 years) for use in recruiting an outstanding new student entering in the 2007-08 academic year. The goal of the ARCS recruiting awards is to help programs compete more effectively for outstanding students. Each award provides a total stipend of $17,500 over three years ($7,500 for the first year, $5,000 for the remaining 2 years). All ARCS awards must be used to supplement existing departmental TA/RA/SA (or equivalent) appointments and are not intended to displace other available departmental support.

PASSWORD PROTECTED SCREEN SAVERS RECOMMENDED -- BUT USE LOW TECH VERSIONS!
CFRIT's Marc Morrison writes, "UW internal auditors recommend that computer users set their screen savers to require a password following a period of no keyboard use. We concur and strongly recommend that all users on the CFR domain set their desktop and laptop screen savers to require a password to resume following a period of no keyboard use. CFR IT will adjust all publicly accessible computers on the CFR domain to be so configured as a matter of policy. Windows users can accomplish this from their screens by typing the following sequence:
Start - Control Panel -- Display -- Screen Saver
And Rob Norhem adds: "Many screensavers (e.g., Bezier, Pipes) are very CPU intensive, which means they wind up using a lot of electricity for no good reason. Please use one of the low-tech screensavers to save energy, money, and greenhouse gases. Every little bit helps."

STREAMING VIDEO FROM PRESIDENT EMMERT
Mark Emmert writes, "One of the things we learned last year from the Leadership, Community, and Values Initiative was that some people felt distant from concerns and issues occupying the time and energy of the administration of the UW, particularly the central administration. They felt at times that they did not have much information from us to help set the context for decision-making. Given the large size and sometimes decentralized nature of the UW, this did not surprise us. It did get our attention, and we have been thinking of ways to try to bridge the communication gap between members of the UWcommunity and the administration. Thanks to new forms of media, we can communicate in new and different ways through relatively inexpensive technology over the internet." Beginning this week the President will be taping "Office Hours," a monthly video message that will be available via streaming video on UWTV's web site. The message will describe current UW issues and goals. Your comments and responses, to pres@u.washington.edu, are welcomed.

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE
Nominations for the award may be made by faculty or staff, or by a member of an organization that has benefited from the public service activity. Nominating letters should not exceed two single-spaced typed pages and should include: description of the nature, extent, and impact of the service; period in which the activity occurred and a description of the effort involved; whether the nominee received compensation for the activity. Nominations may be accompanied by a maximum of three additional one-page letters of support, and must be received by Friday, 1/26/2007. They should be sent to the Outstanding Public Service Award Committee, Room 227 Gerberding Hall, Box 351241, Seattle, WA, 98195. Nominations and letters of support, as well as specific questions regarding the process, can also be submitted via email to gkravas@u.washington.edu.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For more coverage of the Future of Washington Forests Study and the Working Forest Forum, see UW Daily, "Forum concludes forests in danger."
For an article about a very big tree in Seaside, OR, featuring quotes by CFR alum and affiliate faculty member Bob Van Pelt, see Oregonian story, "Wounded giant: There is little to offer the Seaside Spruce."

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KUDOS
Kudos from the UW Chapter of the Society of American Foresters to the Forest Club and Xi Sigma Pi for their generous financial contributions in support of last Thursday's SAF meeting of the South Puget Sound Chapter. Special thanks also go to Mark Swanson, Keala Hagmann, Matt Mclaughlin, and Gordon Bradley for their assistance in set up, clean up, photography, filming, and utensil procurement for the event. With the help of these groups and individuals the UW Chapter of SAF hosted a very well-received meeting. Thank you!
Kudos to Sharon Doty, recently declared the official winner (unopposed) of the CFR Health and Safety Committee election. Sharon will sit on the committee for one year.
Kudos to Michelle Trudeau, who has been appointed to represent the College on a new University-wide group of academic advisors.
Kudos to John Linse of UW Publication Services and all those in the College who helped work on the College's 2006 Case Statement. The publication has just won a bronze award in the 2007 CASE District VIII Communication Awards Competition for overall visual design.
Kudos to CFR alum Renee Brooks (MS, '87; PhD, '93), who has been given OSU College of Forestry's "Forest Science Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Faculty." Renee works with the EPA in Corvallis and has an affiliate faculty appointment at OSU. An excerpt from the award says, "Her ability to listen to students and their ideas, no matter how faulty or unpolished they may be, and interpret them in such a way that is helpful is not innate, it is something that is honed and worked on over many years and with many students."

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://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 21, Number 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING January 14. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

TUESDAY, 16 JANUARY WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Safe, Sustainable Water Supplies: The first step to ending extreme poverty," Marla Smith-Nilson, Water 1st International.

THURSDAY,18 JANUARY ECOSYSTEM SVCS WKSHP VANCOUVER,WA 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
"Ecosystem Services: Market incentives for land stewardship."
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THURSDAY, 18 JANUARY BEVAN FISHERIES SERIES 102 FISH SCI 4:30-5:30 PM
"Getting Real About Ecosystem-Scale Approaches to Management in the Puget Sound Basin" Mary Ruckelshaus NWFSC, NOAA Fisheries.

THURSDAY,18 JANUARY FOREST ENGINEERING SEMINAR EUGENE, OR
Western Regional Council on Forest Engineering Seminar, "Improving Forest Harvesting Operations"; for information, contact loren.kellogg@oregonstate.edu.

THURSDAY, 18 JANUARY SAF LECTURE AND 207 6-9 PM
UW Student Society of American Foresters presents dinner and a talk by Vicki Christiansen, CFR alum and Washington State Forester, January 18, 6-9 p.m., Anderson 207; $5 for students, $25 for others, includes 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner, and 7:45 p.m. talk, "What's the Future of Forestry and Natural Resources in Washington State?" RSVP to Tobey Clarkin, 206.450.0035 or tobeyc@u.washington.edu.

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Biology Faculty Mini Symposium, January 23, 2007, 4 p.m., Phys-Astr A102.
Environmental Career Fair, January 31, 2007, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mary Gates Hall Commons.
The Water Center's Annual Review of Research, February 14, 2007. CFR participants include Bob Edmonds, Peter Kiffney, and Christian Torgersen.

CFR FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS INVITED TO CENTENNIAL LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION
Please join Governor Christine Gregoire, Provost Phyllis Wise, Dean Bruce Bare, and esteemed guests at the Legislative Building Rotunda in Olympia, WA in the afternoon of Wednesday, January 31st, to commemorate CFR's Centennial Year. Current faculty, staff, and students represent not only our present, but also the future, and their participation is essential to a successful celebration. Student volunteers will also be needed to meet and greet guests, as well as present research posters during the event. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and concludes between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served and free transportation to and from the College will be provided. PleaseRSVP to Nancy Davis at ned2000@u.washington.edu or call 206.685.6606 to reserve a place in this historic moment in the history of the College.

CFR-UWAA LETURE SERIES: SUSTAINING OUR NW WORLD
The Centennial CFR-UWAA lecture series, Sustaining our NW World," is scheduled to begin on February 8, 2006. Steven Anderson, CFR alumnus and President of the Forest History Society, will address the history of forestry in the U.S., the origins of the College of Forest Resources, and the contributions that forestry and forest resources have made to the UW, the state, and the country. The second progrram on February 22, 2006, will feature the Honorable Doug Sutherland, Commissioner of Public Lands, who will speak on the current state of Washington's forests, urban environments, natural resources, and their importance to our future. On March 8, Dean Bruce Bare will provide the third lecture on the future sustainability of natural resources and the challenges and opportunities involved in the stewardship of these resources for future generations. This lecture series is sponsored in part by funds from the Rachel A. Woods Professorship in Reforestation in the College of Forest Resources. For more information, and to register, see https://go.washington.edu/uwaa/events/2007cfr_lectures/details.tcl.

CFR WELCOMES NEW STAFF MEMBER WENDY KELLEY
The Development and Alumni Relations Office is pleased to announce a new addition to CFR development staff. Wendy Kelley, former regional gifts officer, will be returning to the UW as a new .50 FTE Major Gifts Officer at CFR. Her main office will be Anderson 107C and she will have a satellite office at UWBG. She will focus primarily on raising funds for the UW Botanic Gardens. Wendy will start her new role February 1, although she won't be spending much time here other than that date until March 5.

ARBORETUM WETLANDS PROJECT SEEKS PHOTOS, PROSE
"The Wild Within: Seattle's Arboretum Wetlands" is a book project dedicated to awareness of the Arboretum wetlands, the invaluable urban wildlife habitat located at the Washington Park Arboretums north end. Conceived as a gift or coffee table book, it will include photos and prose reflections from both professionals and non-professionals. Photographs will focus on the wetland as a natural, highly functioning ecosystem of plants, animals, and insects, without regard to human presence. Prose entries (essays, poems, thoughts, or reflections, each less than 300 words) should focus on the role and importance of urban wild spaces or on personal wetlands experiences. Proceeds of book sales will be donated to the Arboretum Foundation, and costs are underwritten by the Wetland Alliance, an organization of citizens interested in the promotion of the value of the Arboretum wetlands. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2007. For detailed information, submission requirements and sample photos see http://www.arboretumwetlands.com/.

WINKENWERDER GOES WIRELESS
The UW Wireless Initiative Team is pleased to announce that wireless network deployment in Winkenwerder is officially complete and in production as of January 12, 2007. The wireless design in Winkenwerder provides for general 802.11b/g and "best effort" 802.11a wireless coverage in general office and lab areas, though in reality you will experience excellent "a" coverage everywhere in the building. In addition, a capacity-based design that provides pervasive 802.11a/b/g coverage for the classrooms on Floors 1 and 2 has been implemented. Wireless coverage in the mechanical spaces and storage areas is "best effort." For more information on the Wireless Initiative. see http://www.washington.edu/computing/wireless/.

CFR WOODSHOP TRAINING
It's that time again...If you want to use the tools in the CFR Woodshop: (1)Users must work in tandem (buddy teams) on all projects, and (2) Users must receive training (provided by CFR) before being added to the User List. Alex Montgomery is offering to hold a 1-Hour morning Woodshop Tools Training Class this month. Please indicate your interest and availability to margiec@u.washington.edu for each of the suggested dates and times
___ Friday, 1/19; 9-10 a.m.
___ Monday, 1/22; 9-10 a.m.
___ Tuesday, 1/23; 9-10 a.m.
___ Wednesday, 1/24; 9-10 a.m.
___ Thursday, 1/25; 9-10 a.m.
___ Friday, 1/26; 9-10 a.m.
If there are more than ten requests for training, an additional training session will be scheduled. If you have already received training, but are interested in a refresher, you are welcome to participate in this offering.

NEW UW VISION STATEMENT, VALUES, AND CHARACTERISTICES
UW Provost Phyllis Wise writes, "When I came to the UW in August 2005, I met with various members of the UW community, listening to their views of what makes us distinctive and what priorities should guide us in the coming years. From these conversations emerged the idea that we needed a clearly articulated vision and a statement of values. Many months of work, wide discussion, and numerous drafts followed, culminating in a vision statement, a set of values, and a list of characteristics that make this university uniquely Washington. See http://www.washington.edu/discovery. Beginning this month and continuing for the rest of the academic year, our vision and values will be the focus of monthly videos as well as messages and features on the UW's home page and in University Week. I will also be visiting schools, colleges and departments to hear from you. To help generate the broad conversation I envision, I invite you to share your thoughts about our vision and future in an online forum at http://depts.washington.edu/uwvision/wordpress/ A brief video also has been produced to introduce the vision statement. This first of a series of monthly messages is available at UWTV in streaming video, audio, and text formats.

15TH ANNUAL BARE-ROOT TREE AND SHRUB SALE
Winter is the time to plan your spring plantings! A good place to start your conservation projects is by ordering bare-root native plants from King County Conservation District (KCD). KCD offers a variety of native trees and shrubs for conservation purposes such as wildlife habitat, windbreaks, hedgerows, reforestation, wetland and stream enhancement, and erosion control as well as for landscaping around homes and farms. (The plants range in size from 8 inches to 2 feet and are bare-root stock.) This means they do not come in pots or burlap bags, but are harvested from the field in winter when the plants are dormant and are ready to be replanted. Bare-root plants are hardy, have well developed roots and are easy to handle, transport and plant. The plants are grown or brokered from the Washington Association of Conservation Districts nursery in Skagit County and are sold through your local conservation district. We strive to provide you with large quantities of high quality affordable bare-root trees and shrubs. See the inside of this newsletter for additional information and an order form. For more information, see http://www.kingcd.org/new_wi2007.htm.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See the January 12, 2007 Chronicle of Higher Education, which carries a story on academic rankings of doctoral programs, including forestry programs ranking. CFR is #2 in the nation. See http://chronicle.com/stats/productivity/page.php?institution=12&byinst=Go.
See University Week article "State forests threatened, UW think tank says," which reports on the recommendations for improving the competitiveness and economic performance of Washington's working forests, developed at the most recent Northwest Environmental Forum meeting.

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KUDOS

Kudos to Rob Harrison, who recently received the honor of Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America. Fellows are selected through an intense nomination and review process that analyzes nominees' achievements in education, research, service and leadership. Fellow is the highest honor the society bestows on its members.

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://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 21, Number 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING January 7. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 8 JANUARY CFR FACULTY MEETING AND 22 10:30-11:30 AM
An agenda and background reading material will be distributed before the meeting.

MONDAY, 8 JANUARY WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR BAGLEY 154 3:30 PM
"An Unnatural History of Wildlife Law," J. Alan Clark, Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 9 DECEMBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Rural Andean Bolivia: Needs and potential solutions," Susan Bolton, College of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 9 JANUARY BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"Hormonal Activation and Organization of Mating and Pairing: A tale of two birds," Elizabeth Adkins-Regan.

THURSDAY, 11 JANUARY NOAA NWFSC SEMINAR FISH 210 11 AM
"60 Years of Environmental Monitoring in the World's Largest Lake: The paradox of successful monitoring without agencies," Stephen Katz, Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

THURSDAY, 11 JANUARY FREE FILM SHOWING NW ENV COUNCIL 7PM
"The Next Industrial Revolution," a 55 minute film, produced by Earthome Productions, to communicate the work and vision of architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart, two leaders in a growing movement to transform the relationship between commerce and nature. Sponsored by NW Environmental Education Council 650 S. Orcas Street, #220 Seattle, WA.

THURSDAY, 11 JANUARY BOOK READING ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY 7:30 PM
"Sky Time in Gray's River: Living for keeps in a forgotten place, "Robert Michael Pyle, award-winning nature writer and College of Forest Resources alumnus, 101 South Main Street, Seattle, WA.

SATURDAY, 13 JANUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY PUGET CREEK 11 AM-2 PM
Volunteers needed at the Puget Creek restoration site on the Duwamish River to plant native plants that support wildlife. Bring sturdy footwear, dress for the weather (event takes place rain or shine). Bring your own sack lunch and plenty of water, also tools and work gloves if you have them. To sign up or for more information, contact Joy Wood at joykwood@msn.com, 206.382.7007 ext. 220.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
UW Student Society of American Foresters presents dinner and a talk by Vicki Christiansen, CFR alum and Washington State Forester, January 18, 6-9 p.m., Anderson 207; $5 for students, $25 for others, includes 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner, and 7:45 p.m. talk, "What's the Future of Forestry and Natural Resources in Washington State?" RSVP by January 10, 2007 to Tobey Clarkin, 206.450.0035 or tobeyc@u.washington.edu.
Biology Faculty Mini Symposium, January 23, 2007, 4 p.m., Phys-Astr A102.
College of Forest Resources Centennial Legislative Reception, January 31, 2007, 4:30-7 p.m., State Capitol, Olympia, WA. CFR faculty, staff, and students are invited to join UW President Mark Emmert, Dean Bruce Bare, and Governor Chris Gregoire in celebrating and honoring the College's Centennial Year and its 100-year history of contributions to the sustainability of the state's natural resources and the UW's teaching and research excellence.
The Water Center's Annual Review of Research, February 14, 2007. See . CFR participants include Bob Edmonds, Peter Kiffney, and Christian Torgersen.

ARBORETUM FOUNDATION DISPLAY GARDEN AT 2007 NW FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW
Washington Park Arboretum's display garden at the 2007 Northwest Flower and Garden Show will welcome guests with a design and plant choices that combine to make a neighborly front entry. Created by Bainbridge Island-based designer Octavia Chambliss, the 843-square-foot Front-Porch Friendly will offer a garden style suited for small city lots, country cottages, and new urban communities springing up in suburban and rural areas. "Front-Porch Friendly" is one of two dozen display gardens at the show and is presented by the Arboretum Foundation in cooperation with UW Botanic Gardens and Seattle Parks and Recreation. For more information on the NW Flower and Garden Show, February 14-18, see http://www.gardenshow.com/seattle/index/index.asp.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO CFR HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
There will be one opening for elected members (faculty, staff, or students employed by UW) of the CFR Health and Safety Committee (Group 10). This is a one-year term beginning January 7-December 7. Nominations can be submitted through January 8 and election will immediately follow. Send your nomination(s) (you can nominate yourself) to: Health and Safety Committee Election, Margery Cooper, 352100, margiec@u.washington.edu.

INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK
Douglas Steinberg, M.S. 1990, natural resource policy, is currently Senior Program Officer of the Lemelson Foundation, based in Portland, OR. Doug came to the Foundation in April 2005, and is primarily responsible for developing the foundation's portfolio of technology dissemination projects, as well as overseeing the foundation's impact monitoring and evaluation. He has 20 years of experience living and working in developing countries in Africa and Asia. After serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, he worked for nearly 17 years with CARE, one of the foremost international relief and development agencies. He worked as a field representative for CARE in Niger, Mali, and Bangladesh, and then served as the CARE country director in Niger and Angola.

REPORT ON ORGANIZATION OF UW SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
A new report assessing the current organization of colleges and schools at the UW has just been released. Among the recommendations: a new executive dean and vice provost for Arts and Sciences. The December 22, 2006 report on the Organization of Schools and Colleges at the UW is available at http://www.washington.edu/provost/.

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP/SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
The UW's Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center is looking for project leaders and volunteers. On January 15, an estimated 1,400 volunteers will head out into the community to serve in approximately 64 different project sites. Most project sites have been secured and volunteer registration is quickly filling, but there are still have three major projects in need of a project leader and volunteers. If you would be interested in serving as a project leader for one of the following projects, email mlkjr@u.washington.edu. Once leadership has been secured, volunteer registration will be
available at http://depts.washington.edu/mlkjr/registration.htm.
(1) Washington Trails Association, trail crew work at Squak Mountain State Park. Contact Alyssa Kreider, alyssa@wta.org. This location is not handicap accessible. Needed: project leader and 30 volunteers.
(2) Sammamish YMCA Camp Terry Work Party, Contact: Joe McPhersson, Youth Development Director, jmcpherson@sam.seattleymca.org. This location is handicap accessible. Needed: project Leader and 50 volunteers. (3) EarthCorps, environmental restoration with at Cheasty Greenspace. EarthCorps staff will discuss forest structure, native vs. non-native plant species, and environmental restoration. The service project includes the removal of English ivy, an invasive plant species that has invaded Seattle's urban forests. Contact: Chris LaPointe, chris@earthcorps.org. Needed: project leader and 50 volunteers.

GRANTS.GOV HELP DESK
The Office of Sponsored Programs has established a Grants.gov Help Desk. The Help Desk can be reached during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, via telephone at 5-4362 or email at osphelp@u.washington.edu. The Help Desk will assist you with questions concerning proposal preparation and submission to all 26 federal agencies that require proposal submission through Grants.gov. Please provide the following information to help expedite your inquiry:
1. Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number
2. Name of the sponsoring agency
3. Specific question or area of concern

TEACHING ACADEMY WORKSHOPS
The Teaching Academy, in collaboration with the Center for Instructional Development and Research, UW Libraries, Catalyst, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of Educational Assessment, is offering the following workshops for faculty and graduate students: January 19, 2007, "Power and Difference on Campus: A Workshop on Diversity"; January 19, 2007, "Course Re/Design: Using Learning Goals in Course Development and Revision"; February 9, 2007: "Helping Students Do the Right Thing: Preventing Plagiarism Through Assignment Design"; and February 9, 2007, "Leading Effective Discussions" Registration deadline is one week prior to the workshop date (January 12 or February 2). Each workshop will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m.. For more information and registration, see http://www.washington.edu/uaa/teachingacademy. Registations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

NEW VIDEOCONFERENCE STUDIO OPEN IN OUGLI
A state-of-the-art videoconference studio is now open in 320 Odegaard Undergraduate Library, thanks to Catalyst in partnership with Computing and Communications and UW Libraries. It comfortably seats 16 and includes Access Grid Node, ConferenceXP, Polycom, H.323 (IP), and H.320 (ISDN) technologies. Faculty and staff can schedule use of the studio online.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See "Can I-933 foes, backers reach a compromise?,"with quotes by CFR alumna Michelle Connor ('01), Cascade Land Conservance Vice President.

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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://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm