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The Straight Grain
Volume 37, 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 THE WEEK BEGINNING JANUARY 29. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 29 JANUARY  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY   MCCARTY HALL   10 AM-2 PM
Society for Ecological Restoration UW student guild work party, clearing invasives and mulching at the McCarty Hall site. All are welcome: gloves, tools, and snacks provided.

MONDAY, 31 JANUARY   WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR   KANE 210    3:30-4:30 PM
"From Pest to Protected: Changing research priorities for the Mazama pocket gopher in Washington," Gail Olson, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

TUESDAY, 1 FEBRUARY    WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223    8:30-9:20 AM
Special Seminar Series on Managing Water Resources in the Yakima Basin, "Management Perspectives from the Yakama Nation," Phil Rigdon, Yakama Nation Department of Natural Resources.

TUESDAY, 1 FEBRUARY    BIOLOGY SEMINAR    PHYS-ASTR 102    4-5 PM
"Climate change, Land-use Change, Disturbance Regimes, and the Future of Western Ecosystems," Lisa Graumlich, UW College of the Environment.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, 1-3 FEBRUARY   RIVER RESTORATION SYMPOSIUM  STEVENSON,WA
River Restoration Northwest Annual Symposium, "Looking Back and Moving Forward." Jerry Franklin will give the opening address. Other SFR participants include alums Tim Beechie (PhD 1998), Hiroo Imaki (MS 2007), and Jenna Scholz (MS 2001).

WEDNESDAY, 2 FEBRUARY   ENGAGE SCIENCE SPEAKERS    JOHNSON 75  6:45 PM
UW graduate students science speaker series: Engage, "Hot Gas to Cold Stars," Charlotte Christensen, UW Department of Astronomy.  SFR student Rachel Mitchell is one of the founders of this series, see http://www.artsci.washington.edu/newsletter/Jan11/engage.asp?src=eblastND.

THURSDAY, 3 FEBRUARY    NOAA SEMINAR   NWFSC AUDITORUM  11 AM-12 PM
"Predation by Bears on Salmon: Ecology, behavior, and evolution," Tom Quinn, UW chool of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

THURSDAY, 3 FEBRUARY   PHD DEFENSE    CUH,DOUGLAS   12:30 PM
"Predispersal Seed Predators and Nectar Robbers: The influence of plant and animal traits on plant reproduction and foraging behavior," Julie Combs; Committee Chair: Sarah Reichard.

THURSDAY, 3 FEBRUARY      SAFS SEMINAR     FISH SCI 102     4:30-5:30 PM
"Behavioral and Ecological Consequences of Acidification on Fish," Philip Munday, James Cook University, Australia.

THURSDAY, 3 FEBRUARY    DANZ LECTURE   KANE 130    6:30 PM
Jesse and John Danz Lecture, "The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots strategies to mitigate global climate change and how we move ahead," Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth Fund.

THURSDAY, 3 FEBRUARY SEAGRANT/COSEE RECEPTION SEATTLE AQUARIUM  6:30-9 PM
WA Sea Grant and COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities, "Connecting Scientists, Educators, and Citizens to Address Environmental Challenges," reception and keynote address by Lisa Graumlich, UW College of the Environment. Register online.

THURSDAY, 3 FEBRUARY   WA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY    UWBG, CUH   7 PM
WA Native Plant Society's Central Puget Sound Chapter, 2011 Native Plant Steward Project Appreciation Night. This year’s presentations feature projects at Larson Lake, Bellevue; Bernsten Park, Issaquah; Magnuson Environmental Stewardship Alliance, Seattle; and Illahee Trail, Sammamish.

FRIDAY, 4 FEBRUARY  POSTER SESSION  MGH  COMMONS   11 AM-12:30 pm
"Sound Citizens Poster Session," local high school student projects about science, community, and action to protect Puget Sound.  Register online.

FRIDAY, 4 FEBRUARY  SAFS QUANT SCI SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 12:30-1:30 PM
"Continuous-time Modeling of Animal Movement: More than lines on a map," Devin Johnson, NOAA National Marine Mammal Laboratory.

FRIDAY, 4 FEBRUARY  SILVICULTURE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 3:30 PM
"Similarities in Development Patterns and Management Issues in Mixed Species Stands throughout the World," Chadwick Oliver, Yale University.

SATURDAY, 5 FEBRUARY   VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY  BLACK DIAMOND, WA 9 AM-12 PM
King County Native Plant Salvage Program.  See
http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/library/water-and-land/stewardship/1101-black-diamond-salvage-flyer.pdf.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011, Anderson 207, 2-3 p.m., SFR All-School meeting.
    Thursday, February 17, 2011, Center for Urban Horticulture, 6:30 p.m., reception and book lanch for "The Conscientious Gardener: Cultivating a Garden Ethic," by Sarah Reichard. Hosted by the Northwest Horticultural Society.
    Thursday, February 17, 2011, Seattle REI, 6:30-8 p.m., Audubon Society Meeting, "Kinship and Stealing Behavior among Northwest Crows," James Ha and Renee Ha, UW Department of Psychology.
    Thursday, February 24, 2011, SFR's Sustaining our NW World Winter Lecture Series will bring alum Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983) to the UW campus.  Stay tuned for details!
    Friday, February 25, 2011, Anderson 207, SFR Graduate Student Symposium. Keynote panelists include Ann Forest Burns (SFR alum, BS 1971), Forest Resources Council; Sarah Hammond, The Nature Conservancy; Mary Ruckelshaus, The Natural Capital Project; and Paula Swedeen, Pacific Forest Trust.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
The latest issue of the Center for International Trade in Foest Products (CINTRAFOR)'s newsletter is now available online. This issue features an article, "Economic and Environmental Aspects of China’s Wood Products Industry," by Indroneil Ganguly and Ivan Eastin.

ONRC TO COLLABORATE ON WORLD WIDE LIGHTNING LOCATION NETWORK
The Olympic Natural Resources Center will be providing site facilities for a project by the Departments of Earth and Space Sciences and Physics; the project will be part of the World Wide Lightning Location Network, a joint USGS-UW project.

IN MEMORIAM, MARK SAVAGE (BS 1982)
    Duane Emmons sends along the following sad news concerning alum Mark Savage, who was the manager for WA Department of Natural Resources Communications Site program in Olympia:
    "It is with sadness that we share the passing, yesterday, of our friend and co-worker Mark Savage. He and his wife, Karen, were at the end of their 5-week stay in New Zealand. They were driving to the Auckland airport early Sunday morning, to return home to Olympia, when a car crossed the median and hit them. Mark died being airlifted to the Auckland Hospital, and Karen has survived with many injuries and has undergone surgery.
    He was 58 years old and a 17-year employee with the department. Those who knew and worked with Mark know that he embraced life -— keeping bees, deep sea fishing, diving, growing Christmas trees and greens, and traveling with Karen to their new found place for fun, New Zealand. We feel great empathy for Karen, his mother, father, sisters and brother -– he will be sorely missed.
    We will share additional information as we receive it. In the meantime, please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. We will all remember Mark with fondness. To help us all better connect, a memorial website has been created so that DNR colleagues, retirees, family, and friends can share their memories of Mark, http://markandkaren.imhco.net."

USEFUL LINKS FOR FOLLOWING BUDGET DISCUSSIONS IN OLYMPIA
Interim Provost Mary Lidstrom directs our attention to useful links for following the ongoing budget discussions in Olympia:
    UW State Relations Blog, for up-to-date information about legislative issues, http://www.washington.edu/staterelations/.
    UW Planning and Budgeting briefs, for analyses and summarized information about legislative issues,
http://www.washington.edu/admin/pb/home/.
    J.W. Harrington, Chair of the Faculty Senate, has a blog that frequently addresses budgetary and legislative issuesm,
https://depts.washington.edu/senatblg/.
    The UW's current budget and our budget-setting process, http://www.washington.edu/admin/pb/home/uw-bgt-process.htm.
    The UW's current core instructional budget by unit, noting the magnitude of 5% and 10% cuts, http://www.washington.edu/admin/pb/home/pdf/uw-bgt-process/FY2012-Budget-Reduction_Nov-2010.pdf. All units have been asked to model 5% and 10% cuts, as a placeholder until we have a better idea of our final budget from the state.
    The full annual UW budget from FY2000-FY2010 Annual Reports, http://f2.washington.edu/fm/uw-annual-reports/.

ALUMNI NEWS
    Alison Haig (BS 1981) went on to get a law degree from Seattle University. She practices law in Seattle, specializing in estate planning and real estate.
    Glenn Harris (MS 1984, BS 1981) is superintendent of schools for Plumas County in Quincy, CA.
    Donald Hazlett (PhD 1981) is an ecologist/botanist/ethnobotanist and owner of New World Plants and People, a consulting business in Pearce, CO.
    Margaret Hartzell (MS 1986, BS 1981) is the forest plan revision team leader for the USDA Forest Service’s Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Okanogan, WA.
    Teresa (Terri) Marceron (MS 1988) has been appointed the new forest supervisor for the 5.4 million acre Chugach National Forest in Alaska. See USDA FS press release.
    Ryan Haugo (PhD 2010, MS 2006) writes that he has accepted a "long-term position with The Nature Conservancy as forest ecologist for eastern Washington and northern Idaho. I’ll be working directly with the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative in Washington and the Clearwater Basin Collaborative in Idaho –- and inevitably will be working closely with SFR folks as well."

SFR IN THE NEWS
Alum Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983), who will be presenting the 2011 Sustaining our NW World lecture on February 24, 2011 is featured in a recent episode of the public radio program, "The Promised Land."

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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/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
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 37, Number 4

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 THE WEEKS BEGINNING JANUARY 23. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 24 JANUARY   WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR   KANE 210    3:30-4:30 PM
"Corvids and Human Recreation: Patterns in Mount Rainier National Park," Lauren Seckel, UW School of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 25 JANUARY    WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223    8:30-9:20 AM
Special Seminar Series on Managing Water Resources in the Yakima Basin, "Thermally-Based Satellite Imagery to Improve State and Local Water Resource Management," Richard Allen, University of Idaho.

TUESDAY, 25 JANUARY    FACULTY MEETING    ANDERSON 22    10:30-11:30 AM
SFR faculty meeting.  Agenda and materials distributed in advance of the meeting.

TUESDAY, 25 JANUARY   OCEANS/HUMAN HEALTH SEMINAR  NOAA AUD  2:30-3:30 PM
Oceans and Human Health Seminar Series, "Environmental/Public Health, Tribal Science, and Academic Partnership Opportunities," Dave Fuller, Port Gamble/S'Klallam Tribe.

WEDNESDAY, 26 JANUARY   PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR   PHYS-ASTR A114   3:30-4:30 PM
"Behavior and Conservation: The decline of the Mariana Crow," Renee Ha, UW Department of Psychology.

THURSDAY, 27 JANUARY     NOAA SEMINAR   NWFSC AUDITORUM  11 AM-12 PM
NW Fisheries Science Center's Monster Seminar JAM, "Sea Lamprey in Lake Superior: Responses to increased host abundance and climate change," Jim Kitchell, University of Wisconsin.

THURSDAY, 27 JANUARY   ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT WEBINAR   11 AM
Webinar on "Demonstration of Ecosystem Assessment and Reporting Tool," Steve Schill, The Nature Conservancy.

THURSDAY, 27 JANUARY      SAFS SEMINAR     FISH SCI 102     4:30-5:30 PM
"Do the Dollars Make Cents? Economic Impacts of Acidification on Fisheries," Scott Doney, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

FRIDAY, 14 JANUARY  SAFS QUANT SCI SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 12:30-1:30 PM
"Population Viability Models for Captive Breeding and Endangered Species: Nonhuman primates and Mariana Crows," James Ha, UW Department of Psychology.

FRIDAY, 21 JANUARY    SILVICULTURE SEMINAR    ANDERSON 22   2:30-4:20 PM
"Uneven-aged Management in Douglas-fir Dominated Stands," Gregory Ettl, UW School of Forest Resources.

SATURDAY, 29 JANUARY  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY   MCCARTY HALL   10 AM-2 PM
Society for Ecological Restoration UW student guild work party, clearing invasives and mulching at the McCarty Hall site. All are
welcome: gloves, tools, and snacks provided.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Tuesday-Thursday, February 1-3, 2011, Stevenson, WA, River Restoration Northwest Annual Symposium, "Looking Back and Moving Forward." Jerry Franklin will give the opening address. Other SFR participants include alums Tim Beechie (PhD 1998), Hiroo Imaki (MS 2007), and Jenna Scholz (MS 2001).
Thursday, February 17, 2011, Center for Urban Horticulture, 6:30 p.m., reception and book lanch for "The Conscientious Gardener: Cultivating a Garden Ethic," by Sarah Reichard. Hosted by the Northwest Horticultural Society.
Thursday, February 17, 2011, Seattle REI, 6:30-8 p.m., Audubon Society Meeting, "Kinship and Stealing Behavior among Northwest Crows," James Ha and Renee Ha, UW Department of Psychology.
Thursday, February 24, 2011, SFR's Sustaining our NW World Winter Lecture Series will bring alum Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983) to the UW campus.  Stay tuned for details!
Friday, February 25, 2011, Anderson 207, SFR Graduate Student Symposium. Keynote panelists include Ann Forest Burns (SFR alum, BS 1971), Forest Resources Council; Sarah Hammond, The Nature Conservancy; Mary Ruckelshaus, The Natural Capital Project; and Paula Swedeen, Pacific Forest Trust.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010
Also incudes two projects that didn't make it into the October list.
"Efficacy of Biocontrol Agents Applied to Bare-root Conifer Seedlings Grown under Minimal Buffer Zone Rates of Soil Fumigation"; PI: Bob Edmonds; sponsor: USDA; amount: $31,000.
"Lifecycle Analysis of Biofuels Production from Woody Biomass"; PI: Rick Gustafson; sponsor: CORRIM; amount: $543,713.
"Evaluation of Crumbles Feedstock for Bioconversion Processes"; PI: Rick Gustafson; sponsor: Forest Concepts, LLC; amount: $44,678.
"LiDAR Applications for Detection of Fuel Characteristics at Mount Rainier National Park"; PI: Jerry Franklin; sponsor: USDI National Park Service; amount: $40,962.
"Assessing the vulnerability of Species and Ecosystems to Projected Future Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest"; PI: Josh Lawler; sponsor: USDI US Geological Survey; amount: $61,256.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
The latest isue of the SFR Research Newsletter is now available online. Writes Sally Morgan, "Welcome to 2011! It is hard to believe that we really are so far into the second decade of the 21st Century. We’ve been busy on the research front this past month. We received 6 awards: $654,713 for new projects and $243,854 to supplement existing work. Fifteen proposals were submitted, also split evenly between new and supplements, but the money difference was greater: $1,767,022 in new and $343,944 in renewals and supplements. In the newsletter you will also find details of a number of upcoming opportunities as well as information about NSF’s information dissemination requirement and the UW Library system’s efforts to assist in meeting that requirement. And don’t forget the change in OSP’s submission deadlines. The new target took effect on January 3. We are expected to submit all the business documents and draft scope of work by no later than 7 business days prior to the deadline and FINAL documents (including revisions required by OSP) no later than 3 days prior to the submission deadline. Look for new SFR submission guidelines in the next month -– let me know, slm@u.washington.edu, if you have any questions."

SFR ANNOUNCES VIDEO COMPETITION
The School of Forest Resources announces its first video competition! Sponsored by the External Relations and Communications Committee, the competition’s objective, under SFR’s Strategic Planning goal “Create a positive public image, both on and off campus,” is to enhance SFR’s image, increase public awareness of its importance to the state of Washington and beyond, recruit students, and/or highlight research or program initiatives.
1) Categories
(a) Outreach, Public Image, and Recruitment. Videos submitted to this category seek maximum exposure for SFR while maintaining high standards of decorum and enhancing the status of the UW and SFR.  The goal is to create a video containing sufficient appeal to pop culture to attract a large number of viewers, including people who would otherwise be unlikely to pay attention to SFR.  Keep in mind that the line between comedy and tragedy is fine, and respectful, clever parody is an art form not commonly attributed to natural resource management issues.  We have a lot of talented folks out there—use your scientific, comedic, musical, and videography talents to highlight the importance of SFR’s work.  We’re thinking 500,000 YouTube hits—can you make that happen?
(b) Research or Program Briefing. Videos submitted to this category seek to increase awareness of SFR research or programmatic initiatives by means of 4-5 minute videos documenting innovative and cutting edge initiatives.  Videos should seek to enhance increase public awareness of the quality of SFR’s programs and their importance to the state of Washington and beyond.  For examples, see UW Insight videos on climate change, interviewing Elaine Oneil  and Sarah Reichard  and Matt McLaughlin’s video for the NW Environmental Forum website, http://www.nwenvironmentalforum.org/.
2) Resources for Students. UW video production resources available to students include the STF Equipment Loan Program, which loans video cameras, tripods, and sound equipment; and the Department of Communications video production lab, which can be used by any UW student when classes and special events are not scheduled in the lab.
3) Beyond SFR. We encourage video producers to think beyond SFR—the UW is looking for video materials for programs like UW 360, aired on UWTV, and the UW’s You Tube postings at http://www.youtube.com/user/uwhuskies.  If you come up with a story idea that interests UW’s Electronic Media group, they can provide various levels of support.  Contact Cecilia Paul,  cece@u.washington.edu, for information on these initiatives and the format requirements for UWTV.
4) Deadline for Submission. Competition entries must be submitted no later than April 19, 2011; entries will be judged by an ad hoc committee, to be appointed. Submit entries to cece@u.washington.edu.
5) Winners will be announced and recognized at SFR’s annual Recognition Event in May.  Winning entries will be prominently featured on SFR’s home page, and will receive additional technical support, if needed, to enhance entries’ recruitment and communication potential for the SFR website.

UW LIBRARIES CREATES ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE REVIEW PAGE
Natural Resources Libriarian Maureen Nolan has created an environmental literature review page,and says, "Let me know, nolan@u.washington.edu, if you'd like anything else added."  The guide provides starting points, tools, and strategies for conducting more effective, efficient searching for your literature review in the environmental sciences. See also the Forest Resources Subject and Class Guide.

UW RULES AND POLICIES NOW ONLINE
Search the UW's institution-wide policies, orders, rules, and by-laws on the new online UW Policy Directory. This new, easy-to-use site replaces the University Handbook and incorporates the Administrative Policy Statements site and UW Washington Administrative Code (WAC) rules, as well as provides a starting place for finding other UW policy resources. See also article in UW Today.

ALUMNI NEWS
Patricia Ferrell (BS 1981) works with stewardship contracting for the USDA Forest Service’s El Dorado National Forest in Placerville, CA.
Carol Friedman (MS 1981) is a project manager at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA.
William Frymire (BS 1981) went on to get a law degree and is senior counsel for WA Attorney General's Fish and Wildlife Division, in Olympia, WA.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See "Study says Peninsula has plenty of wood for biomass facilities," which references research by Jason Cross, Olympic Natural Resources Center.

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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/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
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 37, Number 3

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 THE WEEKS BEGINNING JANUARY 16. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY    WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223    8:30-9:20 AM
Special Seminar Series on Managing Water Resources in the Yakima Basin, "Increasing Water Storage Capacity and the Columbia Interbasin Transfer Option," Sid Morrison, Yakima Basin Storage Alliance.

TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY   UW BOTHELL SEMINAR    UWB, LB1-205    4-5 PM
"Investigating Cryptic Trophic Interactions through Molecular Scatology: The diets of insect-eating bats in the neotropics," Kimberly
Williams-Guillen, UW Bothell.

TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY   BIOLOGY SEMINAR   PHY-ASTR A102    4-5 PM
"Do Leaf-Eating Insects Respond to Environmental Change? Insights from Fossils," Peter Wilf, Pennsylvania State University.

TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY   UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION     UWBG,CUH    7-9 PM
"Insect Identification: Bugs -- Bad, Beneficial, and Beautiful, A Practical Introduction to Insects and other Arthropods," Evan Sugden, UW Department of Biology. Four consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning January 18th.  See
http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/education/classes.shtml?trumbaEmbed=view=event&eventid=92330191.

THURSDAY, 20 JANUARY      SAFS SEMINAR     FISH SCI 102     4:30-5:30 PM
"Curbing Carbon Pollution: Legal solutions," Miyoko Sakashita, Center for Biodiversity.

THURSDAY, 20 JANUARY    PHD PROPOSAL DEFENSE    ANDERSON 22   1 PM
"Restoration Techniques for Puget Sound Lowland Prairies," Eric Delvin; Committee Chair: Jon Bakker.

FRIDAY, 14 JANUARY  QUANTITATIVE SCI SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 12:30-1:30 PM
"Cognitive Ecology, Pavlovian Conditioning, and Foraging Theory," James Anderson, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

FRIDAY, 21 JANUARY    SILVICULTURE SEMINAR    ANDERSON 22   2:30-4:20 PM
"Growth of Western Redcedar and Yellow-Cedar", Connie Harrington, USDA Forest Service.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Tuesday, January 25, 2011, NOAA Montlake Auditorium, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Oceans and Human Health Seminar Series, "Environmental/Public Health, Tribal Science, and Academic Partnership Opportunities," Dave Fuller, Port Gamble/S'Klallam Tribe.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Physics-Astronomy A114, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Psychology Seminar, "Behavior and Conservation: The decline of the Mariana Crow," Renee Ha, UW Department of Psychology.
Thursday, January 27, 2011, Webinar on "Demonstration of Ecosystem Assessment and Reporting Tool," Steve Schill, The Nature Conservancy.
Tuesday-Thursday, February 1-3, 2011, Stevenson, WA, River Restoration Northwest Annual Symposium, "Looking Back and Moving Forward." Jerry Franklin will give the opening address. Other SFR participants include alums Tim Beechie (PhD 1998), Hiroo Imaki (MS 2007), and Jenna Scholz (MS 2001).
Thursday, February 17, 2011, Center for Urban Horticulture, 6:30 p.m., reception and book lanch for "The Conscientious Gardener: Cultivating a Garden Ethic," by Sarah Reichard. Hosted by the Northwest Horticultural Society.
Thursday, February 17, 2011, Seattle REI, 6:30-8 p.m., Audubon Society Meeting, "Kinship and Stealing Behavior among Northwest Crows," James Ha and Renee Ha, UW Department of Psychology.
Thursday, February 24, 2011, SFR's Sustaining our NW World Winter Lecture Series will bring alum Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983) to the UW campus.  Stay tuned for details!
Friday, February 25, 2011, Anderson 207, SFR Graduate Student Symposium. More details to follow, including official call for abstracts, but if you want to beat the crowds, send your abstracts to Diana Pietri at dianap@uw.edu.

CORRECTION! ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY FEATURED ARTICLE
A correction to the publication notice that appeared in last week's SG author listing now includes graduate student Lauren Urgenson (lead author!): "A featured article in the most recent web edition of Ecology and Society includes SFR authors Tom Hinckley, students Keala Hagmann, Sara Jo Shepler, and Lauren Urgenson (lead author), and alum Philip Chi (MS 2008, BS 2004). The article, "Social-ecological Resilience of a Nuosu Community-linked Watershed,Southwest Sichuan, China," is available at http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art2/.

2011 DENMAN PROGRAM SCHEDULED FOR MAY
The 2011 Denman Forestry Issues Series has been scheduled for May 10, 2011, 1-5 p.m. at the UW Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture. The series topics will focus on the UN Year of Forests (2011)and raising the awareness on sustainable management, conservation. and sustainable development of all types of forests. Watch for details at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/outreach/denman/index.shtml.

RICK GUSTAFSON ON THE MEND
Rick Gustafson writes, "Thanks for the kind emails, cards, and phone calls I have received from all of you –- they were a big lift for me. As Tom indicated, I broke my hip while biking to work last week. (Please be careful as there can still can be a lot of ice even with temperatures above freezing and with rain.) I was operated on Wednesday evening and now have a couple of rods and some wire holding my hip/femur in place. (If any of your are really curious I have x-rays of before and after.)  I came home on Friday and am now working on learning to use crutches -– I am not real good –- and doing various exercises so my leg doesn’t get too
stiff. I’ve watched a lot of football the last few days."

SFR WELCOMES NEW ADDITION TO FAMILY
Matt McLaughlin writes, "My wife Mary, son Finan, and I are all in good health and spirits. The addition to our family is proving to be a wonderful challenge, and a true blessing."

UW'S GREEN CAREER FAIR LOOKING FOR MORE PARTICIPANTS
Michelle Trudeau writes: This year’s Environmental Career Fair has been re-named the Green Career Fair and is being held on January 26, 2011, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m, in the Mary Gates Hall Commons. While we have a good selection of attendees, we really could use more! So, here’s where you can help -— do you have a good contact at a company or agency with whom you can connect us? Send them my way! Registration will close January 19th. Or here’s the announcement you can forward on if that is easier: Are you an organization that cares about environmental issues and sustainability? Are you a company that prides yourself on your green initiatives and operations? Do you want to meet UW students and alumni who share your green values? The UW College of the Environment and the Career Center of the UW invite you to register for this year’s Green Career Fair! At the Green Career Fair, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with and recruit highly-qualified UW students and alumni who share your green values and your organization's commitment to sustainability. If you have questions about the small fee associated with the fair this year, please contact me directly, michtru@u.washington.edu. We may be able to help."

JOSEF KOLAR ENDOWED FUND FOR GRADUATE STUDENT SUPPORT
The Josef Kolar Endowed fund for Graduate Support has reached the minimum level of funding for investment in the UW's Consolidated Endowment Fund. The endowment, in memory of former graduate student Josef Kolar, will provide support for graduate students engaged in the research of international trade in forest products in SFR, either through affiliation with the Center for International Trade in Forest Products or in the Peace Corps Masters International program. Josef Kolar was born and raised in
Czechoslovakia, where he received an MS in wood science and technology from the University of Forestry and Wood Technology in Zvolen, Czechoslovakia in 1981. After immigrating to the U.S., he completed an MS at SFR in forest products marketing in 1989. He worked in private industry for nine years, then returned to the UW to pursue a PhD, where he made important contributions to CINTRAFOR and CFR. These accomplishments included a successful effort to win a highly competitive USDA Doctoral Fellowship. In 2001, complications from multiple sclerosis forced Josef to withdraw from his doctoral program. The fund was completed through the UW's Faculty-Staff-Retiree endowment matching program.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
The January issue of the CoEnv Insider is available online. This issues profiles SFR and also has an article about the recent visit of the Peace Corps Director to the UW and SFR.

VOLUNTEER AS A RARE PLANT MONITOR!
Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation’s Rare Plant Monitoring Project provides critically needed information on the status of Washington’s rare plants. Volunteers located throughout the state have visited over 700 populations of rare plants, providing information on population sizes, habitat characteristics, and potential threats to the populations. Because many of these populations are visited once every decade or less, the data contributed by volunteer monitors is critical for long-term conservation of Washington’s rare plants. Would you like to become a part of this valuable effort and have an opportunity to become familiar with some of the rare plants of Washington state?  Volunteering with Rare Care provides an opportunity for you to explore Washington’s native flora, visit premier examples of Washington’s native ecosystems, and continue to build your plant identification skills. To participate in the program, volunteer rare plant monitors need to have some experience identifying native plants in the field, have a commitment to native plant conservation and good observation skills, be able to commit a few days during the spring and summer, and be able to provide their own transportation. Training is mandatory for participation and is offered in Seattle on
February 26, 2011. For more information on this opportunity, including a volunteer position description and application, see
http://www.depts.washington.edu/rarecare or contact Rare Care at 206.616.0780 or rarecare@uw.edu. Applications for the Seattle training are due by February 4, 2011.

UW ZIMRIDE PROGRAM
The UW's Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee is excited to endorse the UW Zimride program, a student-led initiative that will promote ride-sharing to and from the Seattle campus.  Working with UW Commuter Services to implement this program, students, faculty, and staff now have access to an online private network that makes it easy to coordinate ride sharing while reducing our campus carbon footprint. UW students, faculty and staff can log on to http://zimride.washington.edu using their UW
NetID. Other universities, such as UCLA, Stanford, University of Michigan, and USC are already using this ride sharing program, and recently UW Bothell launched their Zimride initiative. This innovative program continues to support the UW's commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.  If you have questions about the UW Zimride program, contact Commuter Services at prkissue@uw.edu.

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND MARKETS LEGISLATION -- OREGON STATE LEGISLATURE
See http://www.oregon.gov/OWEB/docs/SB513_final_report.pdf for a report on on ecosystem services and markets legislation currently under consideration by the Oregon State Legislature. See also, bill's website.

ALUMNI NEWS
Susan Dowling (BS 1981) is a program manager for the UW Department of Comparative Medicine.
Harold Rosenkrans (MS 1986, BS 1983) is a jazz musician, playing tenor saxophone as Hal Rose in Federal Way, WA.  He previously was a senior IT specialist for Weyerhaeuser Company.

SFR IN THE NEWS
The January/February 2011 issue of The Western Forester, focuses on biomass and features articles by John Calhoun (page 6) and an article referencing Affiliate Assistant Professor and alum Hans Anderson (PhD 2003, MS 1997), soon to be housed as SFR with the U.S. Forest Service's Forest Systems Engineering Cooperative. For an additional perspective on that story, Sally Morgan
writes: "See pages 16-17 for a story about using 'trash trees' for fuel and at the same time, dramatically reducing the risk of fire to the community.  This project is in the town where I went to high school; my sister, Kathy Morgan (mentioned in the sidebar), is the president of the Umbrella Corp (similar to a city council, except the town is unincorporated) and responsible for the multiple testimonies to the legislature for funding and helping organizing community support to get the governor's approval. You will notice that the USFS representative on the project is our own Hans Anderson. What the article doesn't mention is that in use, the smokestack is cleaner in particulate matter than the air in many large cities, (including Tacoma, for example):  14 PPM."

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/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
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 37, Number 2

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 THE WEEKS BEGINNING JANUARY 9. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 10 JANUARY    WILDLIFE SEMINAR     KANE 210    3:30-4:30 PM
"Rising Tides: Implications of sea-level rise for a salt marsh nesting sparrow," Trina Bayard, University of Connecticut.

TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY    WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223    8:30-9:20 AM
Special Seminar Series on Managing Water Resources in the Yakima Basin, "Impacts of Climate Change on Irrigated Agriculture in the Yakima Basin," Julie Vano, UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY  PHD PROPOSAL DEFENSE    ANDERSON 207   8:30 AM
"Three Approaches to Enhanced Phytoremediation of Chlorpyrifos," Keum Young Lee, Committee Chair:  Sharon Doty.

TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY     FACULTY MEETING     ANDERSON 22  10:30-11:30 AM
SFR faculty meeting.  Agenda and materials distributed in advance of the meeting.

TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY     OCEANS/HUMAN HLTH SEMINAR   NOAA AUD   2:30-3:30 PM
"Evidence for Widespread Iron Based Bacterial-algal Interactions in the Marine Environment," Shady Amin, UW School of Oceanography.

TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY   SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FAIR  MGH COMMONS   3-5 PM
UW Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center Service Opportunities Fair. Details about connecting students, staff, faculty, and alumni with opportunities to honor Martin Luther King through service are available online where you can find a list of community organizations coming to campus to talk about volunteer opportunities, as well as information about a panel discussion focused on post-graduation service opportunities.

TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY   BIOLOGY SEMINAR   PHY-ASTR A102    4-5 PM
"Predicting Consequences of Environmental Change on Biological Systems," Nitin Baliga, University of Massachusetts.

WEDNESDAY, 12 JANUARY   NW HORTICULTURAL SOC LECTURE   UWBG   7:15-8:15 PM
"Gardening Where We Live: A Pacific Northwest convergence," Lucy Hardiman, Perennial Partners.

THURSDAY, 13 JANUARY      SAFS SEMINAR     FISH SCI 102     4:30-5:30 PM
"Lessons Learned from Acidification in Freshwater Ecosystems," John Smol, Queen's University, Ontario.

FRIDAY, 14 JANUARY  QUANTITATIVE SCI SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 12:30-1:30 PM
"Salmon, Seabirds, and Arctic Whalers: Tracking the transport of nutrients and contaminants from the ccean to the land using lake sediments," John Smol, Queen's University, Ontario.

FRIDAY, 14 JANUARY    SILVICULTURE SEMINAR    ANDERSON 22   2:30-4:20 PM
"Competition, Coexistence, Cooperation, and Complexity in Forest Canopies," David Ford, UW School of Forest Resources.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Tuesday, January 18, 2011, UW Bothell LB1-205, 4-5 p.m., "Investigating Cryptic Trophic Interactions through Molecular Scatology: The diets of insect-eating bats in the neotropics," Kimberly Williams-Guillen, UW Bothell.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Physics-Astronomy A114, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Psychology Seminar, "Behavior and Conservation: The decline of the Mariana Crow," Renee Ha, UW Department of Psychology.
Thursday, January 27, 2011, Webinar on "Demonstration of Ecosystem Assessment and Reporting Tool," Steve Schill, The Nature Conservancy.
Tuesday-Thursday, February 1-3, 2011, Stevenson, WA, River Restoration Northwest Annual Symposium, "Looking Back and Moving Forward." Jerry Franklin will give the opening address. Other SFR participants include alums Tim Beechie (PhD 1998), Hiroo Imaki (MS 2007), and Jenna Scholz (MS 2001).
Thursday, February 17, 2011, Center for Urban Horticulture, 6:30 p.m., reception and book lanch for "The Conscientious Gardener: Cultivating a Garden Ethic," by Sarah Reichard. Hosted by the Northwest Horticultural Society.
Thursday, February 17, 2011, Seattle REI, 6:30-8 p.m., Audubon Society Meeting, "Kinship and Stealing Behavior among Northwest Crows," James Ha and Renee Ha, UW Department of Psychology.
Thursday, February 24, 2011, SFR's Sustaining our NW World Winter Lecture Series will bring alum Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983) to the UW campus.  Stay tuned for details!
Friday, February 25, 2011, Anderson 207, SFR Graduate Student Symposium. More details to follow, including official call for abstracts, but if you want to beat the crowds, send your abstracts to Diana Pietri at dianap@uw.edu.

ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY FEATURES ARTICLE BY SFR FACULTY AND STUDENTS
A featured article in the most recent web edition of Ecology and Society, http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/, includes SFR authors Tom Hinckley, students Keala Hagmann and Sara Jo Shepler, and alum Philip Chi (MS 2008, BS 2004). The article, "Social-ecological Resilience of a Nuosu Community-linked Watershed,Southwest Sichuan, China," is available at http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art2/.

SFR FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMS PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCES, COURSES
Renata Bura participated in the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy,  held in Honolulu, HI on December 11-14, 2010.  Also participating was alum Linda Beltz (PhD 1992, BS 1988).
Dave Peterson and Susan Prichard will be teaching segments in the Annual Methow Conservation Course on "Forest Ecology: From the Valley Floor to the Pacific Crest" in January and February in Twisp, WA.

CHILE GARDEN TOUR TRAVEL BLOG
During the last two weeks of January, Sarah Reichard and alum Dan Hinkley (MS 1985) will lead a tour of Chile focusing on native plants and famous parks and gardens of the region. This educational and adventure filled tour is also a fund raiser for UW Botanic Gardens, and is organized by Holbrook Travel. Sarah will be sending photos and reports of the tour that will be posted at http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/news/tag/chile-tour/.

COMMUTERS OF ALL KINDS, BE VERY CAREFUL!
Tom Hinckley writes, "Some of you may have already heard that Rick Gustafson had a bicycle accident (patch of ice on the Mercer Slough boardwalk trail) on Wednesday morning, January 5th.  He broke his hip, has been operated on, and it is expected that his initial recovery will be up to a month with longer-term rehabilitation taking a year.  As Bill McKean and I were talking to Rick and kidding him about finding a new way to have a vacation, Rick reminded us of the Doonesbury cartoon where X enlisted in the army during the Vietnam 'campaign' in order to get out of taking an exam. This sobering event on the heels of Sandor Toth’s bicycle accident compels me to ask that all our bicycle, bus, car, and foot commuters be as careful as possible.  Remember that it is very dark this time of year and when the sun is out, the angle is so low that seeing SE, S, and SW at various times of the day, is very difficult. As you walk, drive, or ride, think about what those in the opposite direct can and cannot see or do. Do not let 43oF weather and rain trick you, I still have patches of ice in my backyard this morning. I also ask that each of you review the emergency contact information that you have entered into the Employee Self Services website. If you do not have an emergency contact listed, please establish one.  If you do, please make sure it is up to date."

UW ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING/RECOMBINANT DNA
The UW'S Environmental Health and Safety Office provides mandatory safety training designed for all those working with any form of recombinant DNA (including transgenic animals and plants), pathogenic agents, human and non-human primate blood and tissues including cell lines, and/or other biohazardous agents. If you think this may apply to any of your research projects, new or renewal, you may want to attend an informational meeting. See http://www.ehs.washington.edu/psotrain/corsdesc.shtm#biosafe. A number of meetings have been scheduled in January:
January 11 (Tue)  HSB Turner Auditorium, D209 10-10:50 a.m.
January 12 (Wed)  Harborview R&T, 109/113     3-3:50 p.m.
January 21 (Fri)  Electrical Eng, EEB303      3-3:50 p.m.
January 24 (Mon)  SLU Brotman Auditorium      10-10:50 a.m.
January 26 (Wed)  Foege Bldg., GNOMS060       11-11:50 a.m.

ALUMNI NEWS
Richard Scott Berg (MS 1981) is president of R.S. Berg and Associates, Inc. in Fernandina Beach, FL, a consulting firm that works with forest landowners and timber purchasers in preparing for FSC, SFI, PEFC, ISO 14001, and Tree Farm land management and chain of custody certification.
Cheryl Challain (BS 1981) and her spouse own Dancing Goats Espresso Company and Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters in Olympia, WA. Since 1990, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee has grown to include a roastery in Atlanta, GA that opened in 1994, a new roasting facility in Olympia in 1998, and six retail and licensed locations.
Vincent Chiang (PhD 1982, MS 1981) is professor and co-director of the Forest Biotechnology Group at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. His research interests include functional genomics of lignin, and cellulose and hemicellulose biosynthesis and carbon sequestration in wood formation.
John Comery (MS 1981) is a certified fire investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in Portland, OR.
Douglas Cottam (BS 1981) went on to get a PhD at Pennsylvania State University and is a wildlife biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Newport, OR.
Thomas Davenport (MS 1981) went on to get an MPA from Sangamon State University (now University of Illinois, Springfield).  He is an environmental scientist and agricultural advisor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago, IL, and was designated as the Agency's national expert on nonpoint source control in 1991.
Kathleen Duyungum-Albert (BS 1981) is a deputy director for Sound Transit.
Pamela Price (BS 1982) went on to get an MEd at the UW and teaches at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville, WA.

SFR IN THE NEWS
"It's time for a new direction in our federal forests" references research by Jerry Franklin.
A Toronto Globe and Mail article profiles alum Paul Mathews (BS 1974); see "Canada's ski resort designer to the world."

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/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
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