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July 2004

The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 7

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, 31 JULY VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY 9 am-3 pm
Pickering Trail Invasive Removal -- digging up thistle plants that threaten to spread all along Issaquah Creek, spreading cardboard, and mulching over reed canary grass and other weeds. This effort will give the native trees and shrubs planted by volunteers a fighting chance to survive the rest of the summer. Sponsored by Mountans to Sound Greenway. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm

SUNDAY-FRIDAY, 1-6 AUGUST ESA ANNUAL MEETING PORTLAND, OR
Ecological Society of America 89th Annual Meeting, "Lessons of Lewis& Clark: Ecological Exploration of Inhabited Landscapes," Oregon Convention Center. Complete agenda and registration information available at http://www.esa.org/portland/. Program includes field trips to the Wind River Canopy Crane, participation by CFR's Jerry Franklin and Dave Shaw, discussions and presentations led by CFR alums Roarke Donnelly, Matthias Leu, Malcolm North (and probably many others), and CFR Advisory Board Member Bob Alverts. And don't forget the UW Forest Ecologists' Alumni Mixer: 6:30 pm to 8 pm, OCC, Oregon Ballroom 201!

THURSDAY, 5 AUGUST PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM 7-9 pm NHS HALL, CUH
Western Washington Wine Tasting and Lecture; Instructor: Gerard Bentryn, owner of Bainbridge Island winery; fee: $35 includes tasting; register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html
Gerard Bentryn is a wine pioneer in this region, having grown wine grapes since 1977. He owns one of western Washington's premier wineries and will provide a sampling of wines produced by his winery for tasting. Prior to the tasting, Gerard will discuss the nuances of western Washington wine grapes such as the soil and climatic conditions required to grow them. He will also cover the different grape varieties that are suited to our region as well as their European equivalents.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

STUDENT SERVICES' DEBRA SALAS-HAYNES ANNOUNCES NEW ARRIVAL
Ella Jacquelyn Haynes was born on July 27 -- happy, healthy and ready to get started in life. Debra says, "Wish us luck as we slowly figure out the details that make her happy!" We wish her luck!

NEW MEMBERS APPOINTED TO CFR'S VISITING COMMITTEE
CFR Visiting Committee Chair Brian Boyle announces new membership on the College's Visiting Committee: Jim Dooley, PhD '00, president/CEO of Silverbrook Ltd. and executive manager of Forest Concepts LLC; Cassie Phillips, BS '76, Weyerhaeuser vice president for sustainable forestry and chair of CFR's Volunteer Campaign Committee; and Janet Wainwright, BS '75 and president/CEO of Janet Wainwright Public Relations, Inc. The College gratefully thanks outgoing committee members Bill Corbin, Lee Keller, and David Leland for their valuable service over the past years.

CENTER FOR WATER AND WATERSHED STUDIES TO HAVE NEW DIRECTOR IN AUTUMN Anne Steinemann, currently associate professor of water resources planning at Georgia Institute of Technology has accepted the position of CWWS Director. She will hold a faculty position in the College of Engineering.

PSE SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE TEACHERS A SUCCESS
The Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation thanks the sponsors and volunteer instructors who made the third summer institute for high school teachers possible. Sponsors included Acrowood Corporation, Boise Paper Solutions, Columbia River Carbonates, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Longview Fibre Company, and Weyerhaeuser Company. Instructors Rick Gustafson, Mark Lewis, and Bill McKean led 21 participants from across the state in a three-day exploration of the science and engineering of paper recycling and paper making from wood and non-wood sources. Some comments from the high school teachers: "My classroom will benefit with more "hands on" learning about recycling, jobs in the industry/areas of study, graphing of information, and math processes that apply in real world situations." "I just completed a class in global climate change, and this information ties in a very interesting way." "The industry has a real opportunity here to educate the public -- we talk to kids and have the opportunity to correct misinformation."

CFR GRANT PROPOSALS FUNDED IN JULY 2004
(1) "Review and recommendations of methods suitable for development of synthetic hydrographs for ungauged basins with National Parks of the North Coast and Cascades Network," Susan Bolton, sponsor-National Park Service, extension or supplement to existing project
(2) "Spartina website development," John Calhoun, sponsor-Coastal Resources Alliance, new project
(3) "Relating (standing) volume to forest floor and canopy decadence within the Olympic Experimental State Forest, Jason Cross, sponsor- USFS-PNW Research Station, new project
(4) "Climatic variability, ecosystem dynamics, and disturbances in mountain-protected areas," Bob Edmonds, sponsor-USGS, extension or supplement to existing project
(5) "Effect of salmon-derived nutrients on macroinvertebrate production and community composition in salmon spawning streams," Bob Gara, sponsor- USFS-PNW Research Station, new project
(6) "Fire risk reduction training and public education", Bruce Lippke, sponsor-Bureau of Indian Affairs, new project
(7) "Population ecology of the Marbled Murrelet on the Olympic Peninsula", John Marzluff, sponsor-USFS-PNW Research Station

JULY NEWS FROM WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE
Annie Hamilton reports, "July 2004 was a busy time for Wind River staff. Along with the many research projects taking place during this field season, we have also hosted many visitors -- including a large group from the World Forestry Center in Portland, OR. High times for these folks -- not only did they get to go to the tree tops in an old growth forest, they also took a helicopter ride over the Mt. St. Helens crater. This was a very energetic and enthused group!
The facilty also hosted the annual Earthwatch Challenge Awards. Eight high school students from across the country were chosen to participate in a two week working visit at the Wind River Site. This year had almost as many mentors as students. The group is hosted by David Shaw, and this year joined by Susan Shaw, Steve Rentmeister, Sarah Greene, Dean Burg, and Mark Swanson. The group laid out plots in the Panther Creek Experimental Forest -- quite an experience for many of the students.
Jerry Franklin hosted a visit from Director of the Office of Policy Analysis at USDI Jim Pipkin and guest for a morning lift. This was followed by the International Dendrology Group led by Bob Van Pelt. Bob also took them to another site to see more "big trees,"
Coming up in August == bus loads from the week-long ESA conference being held this year in Portland OR.

IN MEMORIAM -- RECENT ALUMNI PASSINGS
Arthur White Greeley, BS '34, former Associate Chief of the US Forest Service Harold "Hal" E. Cook, BS '49 Reese Martin, MS '82, environmental engineer, perished in a pargliding accident

REVIEW OF KEY DISTRIBUTION FOR ANDERSON, BLOEDEL, AND WINK
Distribution is managed by Greg Brazil, now located in Anderson 5 across from the candy machine. Backup is Alice Meyer, Anderson 107E. Temporary Access (less than a day, i.e, to get into Anderson 22, "I locked myself out of my office, etc.): A set of keys for commonly requested areas have been assigned to the Dean's Office. These keys must be signed out; the check-out sheet is on the front desk. If you need access to an area for which a key has not been assigned to the Dean's Office, contact Greg Brazil or backup Alice Meyer. Routine Key Assignment: Keys are assigned only with the authorization of supervisor, room steward, Alice Meyer, or Greg Brazil. To request authorization (1) fill out a Key Issue Reqest Form (available at , http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/Forms/REQFORM.pdf in Anderson 5, or at Dean's Office front desk), (2) have it signed by the person authorized for the area requested, (3) put your email and/or phone# on the form (form will be updated to request this info), and (5) give form to Greg Brazil in Anderson 5 or put in his mailbox in Dean's Office. You'll receive an email when the key is ready for pickup -- turnaround time is generally one day.
Returning keys: Keys and a note clearly indicating your name can be left with Greg Brazil in Anderson 5 or in his mailbox in the Dean's Office.

CFR ALUMNUS WRITES WEEKLY COLUMN AND HOSTS WEEKLY RADIO SHOW And for the CFR alum "interesting career path of the week," see links on Dave Eastman, MS, 1974, now living in the White Mountains of New Hampshire: http://www.mountainear.com/Sports/Sportsstories/AT3YZY.nclk
http://www.wmwv.com/birdman.htm

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KUDOS!
Kudos to the faculty, staff, and students in the Silviculture Lab for developing the poster displayed at http://silvae.cfr.washington.edu/ Recently a USDA forester in Louisiana expressed his appreciation for the poster in an email -- some comments: " You guys did a jam up job on the poster ... this poster could eventually be distributed nationwide to the District Field Offices and Soil and Water Conservation Districts ... I also plan to use this as one of the tools to educate managers and biologists in my state that silviculture is the linchpin for all long term restoration and wildlife habitat efforts ..."

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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
Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 6

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

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

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING JULY 25: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SUNDAY, 25 JULY LECTURE 2:30 pm KANE 130
" Water, Seeds, and the Human Spirit: Ecological and Economic Perspectives," Dr. Vandana Shivam physicist, ecologist, author, and international voice addressing issues of social justice and globalization. She is the director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, and founder of the International College for Sustainable Living near Dehradun, India. Her most recent books are Stolen Harvest and Water Wars. Cost: $10 for general public; $7 students / seniors Call 206-685-1090 to register.

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 26-29 JULY CTIA/IUFRO JOINT MEETING KELOWNA, BC
" Climate Change and Forest Genetics," joint meeting sponsored by Canadian Tree Improvement Association/International Union of Forest Research Organizations. See http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hti/ctia/volunteer.htm for program details.

MONDAY, 26 JULY VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY 2-6:30 pm
Build the First Issaquah Public Garden! Public gardens are places to rest, socialize and learn. Help build Issaquah's first public garden. The Pickering Farm Community Teaching Garden will be a living classroom for environmentally-friendly landscaping practices. During these weekday work parties, we will be laying pathways, building wildlife planting beds and suppressing weed growth with mulch. The community designed this garden and local businesses have donated many materials and services to make it happen. Sponsored by City of Issaquah Resource Conservation Office Contact Chrys Bertolotto, Stewardship Coordinator, (425) 837-3442

TUESDAY, 27 JULY MASTER'S THESIS DEFENSE 9 am NHS-A, CUH
" Ecological interactions between western hemlock dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium tsugense) and insects within the upper canopy of an old-growth Douglas-fir/western hemlock forest" Jennifer French, ecosystem analysis

WEDNESDAY, 28 JULY MASTER'S THESIS DEFENSE 10:30 am ANDERSON 22
" Greening Government Procurement: An Implementation Analysis of State and Local Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Initiatives," Beth Liddell, social sciences/Evans School MPA program.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFRIT AT ONRC NEXT WEEK
CFR's information technology staff will be out at ONRC for the week July 26-July 30th. Says Marc, "ONRC was granted a Student Technology Fee Grant and is replacing its student lab with all new equipment. We will be available by email and cell phone. We anticipate Brad will be back during the week."

MOVES IN ANDERSON HALL
Jeff Aken, Graduate Program Coordinator for Student Services has moved across the hall from Anderson 115 to Anderson 130. Anderson 115 will resume its former persona as the mail room/copy room with 115-A, directly off the dean's office kitchen area, serving as a lunch/break room.

SIGHTED IN C-10 PARKING LOT ...
Rob Harrison's ESC 412, Wildland Soils class heading out for a five-day hiking trip along the Pacific Crest. They are hiking from Salmon Le Sac to the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie, over a pass called Dutch Miller Gap. For some photos of a previous year's hike, see http://soilslab.cfr.washington.edu/ESC412/1999_pictures/picture31-60/thumbnails.html

CFR ALUMNUS
And for the CFR alum "interesting career path of the week," see articles on Klaus Richter, 1976 graduate of the College's wildlife science program (and try to picture this -- not mentioned in the articles is Klaus's invention of a branding iron to brand slugs during his graduate research!)
: http://www.hylebos.org/statepark/Amphibians.htm
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=science13m&date=20040613&query=wetland

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KUDOS!
Hey, you all ... this space is empty this week because I haven't heard from you.

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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
Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 5

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

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

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING JULY 18: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SUNDAY, 18 JULY ARBORETUM GUIDED TOUR 1 pm GRAHAM VISITORS CENTER
Guided walks, held the first and third Sundays of each month at 1:00 p.m., highlight the plant collections, seasonal beauty and history of Washington Park Arboretum. The 60- to 90-minute walks are led by trained volunteers and are free of charge. Walks begin at the Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, in Seattle. Call ahead to ensure availability, at 206-543-8800. On the Web: www.wparboretum.org.

SUNDAY-FRIDAY, 18-23 JULY ISWS ANNUAL MEETING WA STATE CONVENTION CTR International Society of Wetland Scientists Conference, "Charting the Future: A Quarter Century of Lessons Learned." Symposia sessions will feature participation by CFR's Fritzi Grevstad, ONRC research scientist, Crystal Elliott, EHUF master's degree student, and alum Sarah Cooke (Ph.D. '94), among others. For information see http://www.sws.org/seattle2004/glance.htm.

MONDAY, 19 JULY DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEFENSE 9 am ANDERSON 22 "Scaling Forest Ecological Response to Climate Variability: Mechanisms of Variation in Douglas-fir Productivity and Fire Area Burned in Western Forests," Jeremy S. Littell

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 20-21 JULY VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY 8 am-5 pm Be a part of history. Help complete a 3.5 mile trail into one of Western Washington's most beautiful canyons. We need your help in constructing the Lime Kiln Trail into the Robe Canyon. This 3.5 mile long trail will provide hikers a route into the valley to experience what miners and loggers once called home. Sponsored by: Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Volunteers. Contact Steve Dean, (360) 652-7181

FRIDAY, 23 JULY MASTER'S THESIS DEFENSE 11 am DOUGLAS CLASSROOM, CUH "Treating Containerized Material as Bare-Root: A Comparison of Tree and Shrub Installation Techniques," Tammy Stout, environmental horticulture and urban forestry

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ALUM'S GIFT TO COLLEGE WILL PROVIDE FOR DISCRETIONARY USE ENDOWMENT Development Director Tom Mentele reports that Mike and Carol Lazara have established an irrevocable gift to CFR through a charitable gift annuity, as part of their estate plan. When the endowment is established, the funds from the Michael and Carol Lazara Endowment in the College of Forest Resources may be used at the discretion of the dean, with a preferred use to support entrepreneurial approaches to wood based businesses. Mike received an MS from CFR in 1949. During college, he became a member of Alpha Chapter Xi Sigma Pi honor society. Upon graduation, Mike and Carol joined the CFR Alumni Association, and Mike was the CFRAA Honored Alumnus in 1977. He joined the Society of American Foresters in 1949, serving as Chapter Officer, and became an esteemed Fellow of the SAF in 1990, and Golden Member in 1999. Mike also worked as Assistant Director and Director of Keep Washington Green from 1951 until 1957. From 1949 through retirement in 1980, Mike and Carol raised their family in Seattle, while developing a highly successful international forestry career, assessing and managing forest resources in South America, the Pacific Rim, Canada, and the USA. Mike and Carol's entrepreneurial spirit allowed co-founding of Green Acres, Inc., Consulting Foresters and Resource Managers. Green Acres eventually became a publicly traded company specializing in forestry and resource management around the world.

UWAA AND CFR TO SPONSOR WETLAND SAFARI
The UWAA invites you to explore the Union Bay Natural Area wetlands with faculty and friends from CFR. Learn about the diverse shoreline habitat and see how restoration ecology efforts help sustain our northwest world's native flora and fauna in this unique urban environment. Bring your naturalizing optics (hand lenses, binoculars, etc.) to see a variety of wetland plants, mammals and avians. After a lecture accompanied by coffee and pastries, Professor Tom Hinckley will lead an exclusive interpretive tour of the wetlands. Faculty and friends will be on hand to answer questions, and safari-goers can check out progress on the construction of CUH's new Merrill Hall. For date, time, and registration information, see http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/2004wetlands.html

REPORT OF AD HOC FOREST RESOURCES LIBRARY SPACE COMMITTEE
The full report of this ad hoc committee, which considers and proposes alternative uses for the space to be vacated by the Forest Resources Branch Library later this year, is available for your perusal at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/committees/reports/library_space_committee_report.pdf
The committee, chaired by Professor Frank Greulich, thoughtfully provided a summary statement that is reproduced below:
To meet the learning needs of students involved in the new instructional initiatives within the College of Forest Resources (e.g., the new ESRM curriculum, the Urban Ecology IGERT, etc.), we see the coordinated development of the space formerly allocated to the Forest Resources Library serving two integrated, complimentary functions: (1) innovative instructional space meeting the student needs of the core courses and (2) technologically advanced support for the core courses as well as other student teaching and research functions. The melding of these two activities into one functional space will address major deficiencies in College instructional space and technology support. An innovative design that captures the synergism between active learning and diverse educational and computer technologies will allow us to best capitalize on current opportunities and simultaneously maximize efficient use of resources to meet multiple needs.
For our college to succeed in its implementation of the newly approved ESRM curriculum, the College's flagship teaching and learning endeavor, the curriculums core courses must facilitate class and studio sizes of 20-to-70 students in a highly collaborative, technologically enhanced setting that allows presentation (including live video), full class discussion (not just dialog with the instructor), and highly focused small group (4-6 student) discussions and data analyses.The architectural setting must be exciting, professional, and 'theatre like' in its feel. A teaching and learning facility with these characteristics will provide a cornerstone to become a truly world-class educational leader and the UW with an observable unit that embraces an active learning pedagogy.

EMPLOYEE SELF SERVICE TEAM SEEKS YOUR ASSISTANCE
The UW's USER Project's HR and Payroll Initiative is seeking your assistance. The Employee Self-Service team will complete its work in March 2005. They would like to make sure they haven't overlooked providing information in the Employee Self-Service (ESS) application that is important to you. In order to help guide the team's final efforts, they developed a short survey to collect your thoughts about ESS. Take a few minutes and complete the survey at http://webq.catalyst.washington.edu/survey.cgi?user=mf4&survey=3
and help the team identify what's missing or to decide if ESS is complete.

UW INTERNAL AUDIT OF CFR
A message from Alice Meyer, CFR Administrator, for CFR work units, "It has come to my attention that you may not have been advised that there is a UW Internal Audit in process which may impact you to some degree. This audit has been initiated as a result of a normal scheduling of review for schools and colleges by our Internal Auditors. It is simply our turn. The auditors are in the planning phase. Obviously not all aspects of CFR's finances can be audited. At this time the auditors are gathering information in order to plan the areas on which they will focus their time and energy. Some of you have already been contacted and requested to furnish information. Others of you have actually had meetings with auditors. Please be as cooperative and forthcoming as you can if you are contacted. The audit team will be looking at processes, workflows, procedures, etc. They are here to help us determine which areas of our operation may need attention and to suggest ways for us to address any deficiencies. We may simply need to change a procedure or we may need to dedicateadditional resources. The entire process will take several months and we probably won't see a final report until late Fall. If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call. Thank you for your cooperation in this endeavor.

CFR ALUMNUS COORDINATES GRIZZLY BEAR RECOVERY
And for the CFR alum "interesting career path of the week," see article on Chris Servheen, 1975 graduate of the College's wildlife science program: http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=grizzlies30&date=20040530&query=Grizzlies

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KUDOS!
Hey, you all ... this space is empty this week because I haven't heard from you.

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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
Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 4

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

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

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING JULY 10: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 10 JULY MID FORK RIVER TRAIL WORK 9 am-3 pm
Contact Mountains to Sound Greenway to volunteer: http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/thisweekend.htm

SATURDAY, 10 JULY PICKERING GARDEN CONSTRUCTION 9 am-2:30 pm Join in the final stages of Pickering Farm Community Teaching Garden construction by laying pathways, creating planting beds, weeding and planting. Contact: Chrys Bertolotto, Stewardship Coordinator,
425) 837-3442

SATURDAY, 10 JULY CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CLASS 10 am-noon
" Neighborhood Plant Walk: Streetside Gardens" Greenwood neighborhood, map provided for information on preregistration and fees, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html

WEDNESDAY, 14 JULY LECTURE NISQUALLY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 7 pm
" Bats: Their Future in the Managed Forests of the Pacific Northwest," Professor and Associate Dean Steve West. Second Lecture in the Wildlife Refuge's free summer lecture series in the NNWR Visitor Center. Check http://nisqually.fws.gov/noframes.summerlecture04.html for full schedule.

And a head's up for upcoming International Society of Wetland Scientists Conference, Washington State Convention Center, July 18-23. The symposia sessions will feature participation by CFR's Fritzi Grevstad, ONRC research scientist, Crystal Elliott, EHUF master's degree student, and alum Sarah Cooke (Ph.D. '94), among others. For information see http://www.sws.org/seattle2004/glance.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DEAN BARE ON VACATION IN GREECE
In Dean Bare's absence (we hope he will really be "on vacation" and not checking his email too often!) the following faculty will serve as acting dean: Steve West from July 8-23; Bob Edmonds from July 24-29; Rick Gustafson from July 30-August 2.

NEW AND FAMILIAR FACES IN ANDERSON HALL
You'll be seeing a familiar face in Student Services for the next few months. Linda Hegrenes is filling in part-time for Debra Salas-Haynes until the start of Autumn Quarter, Linda working on the time schedule and
providing back up advising. Her email is lindabel@u.washington.edu. Debra will be on maternity leave, returning Autumn Quarter.
In the Dean's Office, two new faces will greet you. Adam Neel is a student assistant working half days in the afternoons during the summer. If we don't scare him off, he will hopefully continue during the school
year. Adam, an astronomy and physics major, most recently worked as a lab assistant with Jane Swanson here in CFR. Virginia Hungate-Hawk just finished her freshman year at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is pursing a double major in art and geography and is working with us during her summer break, through mid-August, as we search for a secretarial replacement for the front office position.

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION SERVICES APPOINTED
An ad hoc committee has been appointed to prepare a comprehensive strategic plan for CFR computing and information services by November 30, 2004. Included among the functional areas within the College with information services needs are financial services, development, communications, research and outreach, student services, faculty, and field sites. The dean has charged the committee with taking a fresh look at how we are organized, what services we provide, what infrastructure improvements we anticipate, how we finance our operation, and what level of service we should provide. Associate Dean Steve West will chair the committee, whose membership will also include Dave Briggs, Phil Hurvitz, Bruce Lippke, Tom Mentele, Alice Meyer, Marc Morrison, Cecilia Paul, John Shipman, and Michelle Trudeau.

MERRILL HALL PROJECT UPDATE
During June, Merrill Hall contractors were busy working on installing cedar siding and stucco on the outside walls, the elevator, and painting and sheetrocking the interior walls. The windows are in. Lab casework is
being installed, and work has started on the storm water cistern and rainwater recycling system. Roofers are finishing the "Energy Star" roof system on the main building. For photos, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/current/merrillhome.html

UPCOMING CFR-SPONSORED CONFERENCE ON WORKING FORESTS
The College is organizing and co-sponsoring a conference entitled, "Saving Washington's Working Forests" to be held November 22-23, 2004. The conference will explore many economic, ecological, and social issues related to this goal. Details to come.

PHONEBOOKS AVAILABLE
If you require additional phonebooks throughout the year, call 1 800 422 8793. Those in off-campus facilities who haven't received phonebooks yet can also call this number to inquire about delivery times.

HAZARDOUS WASTE COMPLIANCE INSPECTION THIS SUMMER
The UW can expect the Washington State Department of Ecology to conduct a hazardous waste compliance inspection at any and all of our facilities later this summer. The inspectors will enter labs, shops, and other facilities that handle hazardous materials to audit site-specific hazardous waste management practices. They will also review written waste management procedures and look for documentation of training. (For security reasons, an UW Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) staff member will be accompanying these inspectors, and all should be asked for identification. If anyone comes to your site claiming to be an inspector and is not accompanied by EH&S personnel, please contact EH&S immediately and do not allow any inspection activities until we are present.)

CFR ALUMNUS A LEADING MOUNTAIN RESORT PLANNER
And for the CFR alum "interesting career path of the week," see article on Paul Mathews, 1974 graduate of the College's forest recreation program: http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=105&sid=4555569

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KUDOS!
Belated kudos to the CFR undergrads who made the UW Annual Dean's List for the past academic year:
Dallas E Anderson II, Emily Augenstein, Daniel Boudreaux, Ben Carlson, Jessica Coburn, Dieter Eckels, Justina Harris, Sacha Johnson, Emily Johnson, Jennifer Leach, Samantha Martin, Jed Matson, Nathaniel Pearson, Victoria Poling, Chris Raynham, Kathryn Shipe, Kyle Smith, Brian Spradlin, and Laura Weisel. (Students who requested no directory release of information were omitted from this list.) This high-scholarship award is for students who have achieved a quarterly GPA of 3.50 in 12 or more numerically graded credits each quarter for three quarters of the academic year (summer through spring). Students enrolled for four quarters of the academic year (summer through spring) must satisfy the conditions outlined above and attain a quarterly GPA of 3.50 or better in the fourth quarter, if enrolled for 10 or more credits.

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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
Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 3

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

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

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING JULY 3: (Check out the CFR events calendar
at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 3 JULY NATIVE PLANT BORDER WORK PARTY 10 am-2 pm
Magnuson Community Garden, Contact Person: Tom Kelly, Native Plants Coordinator, (206) 524-8783

SATURDAY, 10 JULY MID FORK RIVER TRAIL WORK 9 am-3 pm
Contact Mountains to Sound Greenway to volunteer: http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/thisweekend.htm

SATURDAY, 10 JULY PICKERING GARDEN CONSTRUCTION 9 am-2:30 pm
Join in the final stages of Pickering Farm Community Teaching Garden construction by laying pathways, creating planting beds, weeding and planting. Contact: Chrys Bertolotto, Stewardship Coordinator,
(425) 837-3442

SATURDAY, 10 JULY CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CLASS 10 am-noon
" Neighborhood Plant Walk: Streetside Gardens" Greenwood neighborhood, map provided for information on preregistration and fees, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html

And a head's up for upcoming International Society of Wetland Scientists Conference, Washington State Convention Center, July 18-23. The symposia sessions will feature participation by CFR's Fritzi Grevstad, ONRC research scientist, Crystal Elliott, EHUF master's degree student, and alum Sarah Cooke (Ph.D. '94), among others. For information see http://www.sws.org/seattle2004/glance.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NEW OFFICE LOCATION FOR FACILITIES MANAGER
CFR Facilities Manager Greg Brazil is now located in Anderson 5, across from the snack dispensers. His door may be closed due to noise, security, or work on projects in various CFR buildings, but you can contact him by email, glbrazil@u.washington.edu, phone, 5-3151, or by leaving a message in his mail box in Anderson 107 or under the door of Anderson 5.

NEW DIRECTOR OF CUH/WPA ANNOUNCED
David Mabberley has accepted the College's offer to become the next director of CUH and the WPA. He will hold a tenured professor position in the College and the Orin and Althea Soest Chair in Horticultural Science. Until his arrival, John Wott will serve as as Acting Director through September 15, 2004. The College is thankful for the outstanding service Tom Hinckley rendered as CUH director for the past four years, providing leadership during the most trying of times.

NEW RECRUITS FOR CFR CURRICULA
Student Services reports that we have an unprecedented number of new UW students declaring CFR majors for Autumn 2004, 24 in PSE and 15 in ESRM. In the past, students more commonly entered our programs some time later into their UW careers.

RTI STAFF PRESENTATIONS
Programs on riparian management and assessment of wildlife habitat conditions were presented this week by RTI staff Kevin Ceder and Kevin Gehringer. The presentions will be captured on video and eventually streamed from the RTI website

UW FOREST ECOLOGISTS ALUMNI MIXER AT ESA SUMMER MEETING
The UW Forest Ecologists' Alumni Mixer at ESA's Portland meeting this year is planned for Tuesday, August 3. Come to hang out with UW labmates and friends as well as to meet other generations of UW Forest Ecologists. What became of all those great folks from graduate school? Ever wonder what became of your lab equipment or that pre-pentium desk top? Are you currently a UW Forest Ecology graduate student and curious about old yellowing paraphernalia on the lab walls? If you'll be in Portland during ESA this summer, please come to this mixer and help us make this the largest UW Forestry lab event ever! For further questions, please contact Renee Brooks at Brooks.Reneej@epamail.epa.gov.

NEWS FROM WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE FACILITY
The staff at Wind River is enjoying a lull in the action after a very busy week of activities. Visitors Hiroaki Ishii and four students from Kobe University, Japan spent the week on continued research and attending the Wind River science conference. Always nice to see Roaki and have new visitors from abroad. The 10th Annual Science Conference, June 24-25, was geared toward forest managers and the application of scientific findings at Wind River. Thursday's all-day event was held in Stevenson, WA at the local community center. Total count of attendees was about 90. A mix of scientists, forest managers, media, and general public attended. This was a long day of synthesized science presentations, poster displays, one on one interactions, and good food, followed up on the 25th with a day-long field trip to various timber sales and sites of interest in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The week ended with a VIP group visit led by Bruce Bare and Tom Hinckley. The group had an overnight stay at Skamania Lodge with an evening presentation from Jerry Franklin. Then out to the crane the following morning for a wonderful canopy experience.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS BY DOROTHY PAUN
Dorothy Paun presented research last week at the Forest Products Society Annual Conference in Chicago: (1) Paun, Dorothy, Randall Cantrell, and Susan L. LeVan-Green (2004), "Market Potential for Roundwood Recreational Buildings in Federal and State Parks and Forests," and (2) Paun, Dorothy, Vivek Srivastava, Bill Spohnholtz, Elizabeth Scott, Dan Thomson, Peter Stroble, Reinier Voorwinde, Abhilash Reddy, and Nan Hu (2004), "A Financial Assessment of the Canadian and U.S. Forest Products Industries." The first is research done with her recently gradated PhD student and funded by a Forest Service grant and the second is research conducted in Winter Quarter's FM 521.

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KUDOS!

And kudos to Dorothy who has just been awarded a grant from the Center for International Business Education and Research to explore international business-to-business relationships.

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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
Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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