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July 2008

The Straight Grain
Volume 27, 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/cfr2/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING JULY 26. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 26 JULY UNION BAY NATURAL AREA TOUR UWBG 10:30 AM-12 PM
Join Head of UW Botanic Gardens Restoration, Kern Ewing, on a tour of this former landfill. After 30 years of ongoing restoration, Union Bay Natural Area is one of the city's premier bird and wildlife habitats. Meet at the UBNA trailhead at theUW Botanic Garden's Center for Urban Horticulture. $10 suggested donation. No pre-registration required. Tour takes place rain or shine.

WEDNESDAY, 30 JULY NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE OLYMPIA,WA 7 PM
21st Anniversary Summer Lecture Series: The Natural World below and above Us," Puget Sound's Shifting Resources," Hugh Shipman, WA Department of Ecology.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
August 4-9, 2008, Portland, OR, Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Participants from the College include John Marzluff, who will be co-presenting a workshop on the use of radio-tracking methods and technology in ecological studies with birds.
August 9, 2008, Cedar River Watershed, 12-6 p.m., "Waterfest 2008! Festival of Water."
August 15, 2008, Everett, WA, NW Stream Center, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., "Sustaining Living Rivers: The role of biological monitoring," UW Professor Emeritus James Karr.

SUMMER YOUTH FORESTRY INSTITUTE 2008
Ara Erickson writes, "This summer, a group of 11 King County teens is participating in the Summer Youth Forestry Institute, an innovative forestry education program conducted by the College in cooperation with Washington State University-King County Extension. Throughout July, the students are setting up permanent forest survey plots at Taylor Mountain Forest, near Maple Valley, WA, and collecting valuable inventory data for King County staff in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP). The students are also introduced to natural resources professionals who share their field experiences and future opportunities; these include CFR alums Edie Sonne-Hall (PHD 2005, MS 2001), Weyerhaeuser Company; Lindsay Malone (MS 2007), Cascade Land Conservancy; Jeff Comnick (MS 2002, BS 2000), Olympic Natural Resources Center; Kevin Zobrist (MS 2001, BS 2000), WSU Snohomish County Extension; Dick Hopkins (BS 1972), Green River Community College; and Tina Miller (BS 1980), King County.
The Summer Youth Forestry Institute is made possible by funding from the King County DNRP awarded to WSU Extension through the Natural Resource Stewardship Network; the Society of American Foresters Foresters’ Fund enabled the purchase of field equipment, work gear, and other supplies for the program; and the College is cost-sharing a portion of my salary and benefits, as well as providing access to the Bloedel teaching lab for the students to enter their data and use the Landscape Management System and ArcGIS to review the data and analyze management alternatives. Thank you to all of our funders and supporters!
To cap the program, the students will visit King County DNRP headquarters to formally present their findings, share their experiences, and provide insight into how much students can learn about forests and forest management in five short weeks. You are invited to attend the final presentation on Thursday, July 31st, from 1-2:30 p.m., at the King Street Center 8th Floor Conference Center, 201 S. Jackson St. in downtown Seattle. Also, feel free to stop by Bloedel 261 (the teaching computer lab) anytime  between 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29th and 30th, to meet some of the students.."

CUH IMAGES -- FROM SOEST GARDEN TO SHOVELER'S POND
For years, UW Botanic Gardens volunteer Larry Howard has used his camera to capture the spectacular and the subtle at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Come find vistas and views you've never seen during his photo exhibit at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library; exhibit will run through early September, 2008. Library hours are: Monday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed Saturdays in July and August; closed Sundays.

FOREST-CLIMATE WORKING GROUP
The Forest-Climate Working Group, based in Washington, DC, is made up of diverse organizations that want to find consensus on how forests can play a meaningful role in addressing global warming. In order to build and achieve consensus, the organizations are engaging in a series of dialogues on forest-climate issues.

FINAL REPORT ON COLLEGE'S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Tom Mentele writes, "Our 'Creating Futures Since 1907' capital campaign concluded successfully on June 30th, 2008 and the final figures were recently released from the UW Foundation. We finished the campaign at 113.8% to goal, receiving a total of $20,138,283 in gifts from 4,027 generous donors. In terms of annual totals, our donors contributed $2,552,419 last year, making FY08 the 2nd best year in the 8-year campaign. Sources of contributions for 2008 were fairly diverse; percentages were 34% from corporations, 27% from foundations, 16% percent from alumni, 12% from NGOs, 10% from friends, and 1% from faculty and staff. Notably, these figures do not include the recently announced estate gift from our late alumnus George Corkery, or the impact of several large irrevocable gifts that are growing within charitable remainder trusts. These estate gifts, and others which were germinated in the campaign, will continue to echo the thoughtfulness and generosity of our donors in the years to come."

HAVE YOU USED UW BOTANIC GARDENS IN CLASSES AND OTHER PROGRAMS?
To elicit information on how College faculty, researchers, and students use the facilities of the UW Botanic Gardens in academic and program activity, the center has developed a questionnaire. The survey will take five minutes or less to complete.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Peter Frenzen (BS 1980) went on to get a master’s degree at Oregon State University. He is a monument scientist and public affairs officer at the USDA Forest Service, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, where he is responsible for coordinating ongoing research, transferring research findings to visitor information programs, and monitoring the recovery of plant life following the 1980 eruptions. He has been conducting research on plant succession in the blast zone at Mount St. Helens since the fall of 1980.
Lisa Naylor (BS 1982) is the coordinator for the USDA’s Resource Conservation and Development Council Blue Mountain Chapter in Dayton, WA. The chapter’s project areas are focused on surface waters, renewable fuels, recreation, fire prevention, and environmental education.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See "UW prof joins Kew Gardens project," for a University Week article featuring Kern Ewing's work with Kew Gardens.
For continuing coverage of Merrill Hall arson trials, see "Seattle woman gets 5 years, $7M fine in UW arson."
For commentary by College Visiting Committee Chair Brian Boyle in the Crosscut Daily Email, see "A better environment for a UW College of the Environment."

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfr2/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 27, Number 2

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfr2/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING JULY 19. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

ONGOING THROUGH 31 DECEMBER POLAR BEAR EXHIBIT BURKE MUSEUM
"The Last Polar Bear: Facing the truth of a warming world." Over 40 large-format color photographs by wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski documenting the polar bear in its Arctic coastal habitat from Hershel Island in Canada to Point Hope, Alaska.

SATURDAY, 19 JULY ARBORETUM NOTHOFAGUS TOUR WPA, GRAHAM 10-11:30 AM
Tour of Washington Park Arboretum's Nothofagus collection (the largest in North America), Janine Anderson, landscape designer. Found in Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and southern South America, these beeches are the only southern genus in the oak family, Fagaceae. $10 suggested donation per person; no pre-registration required.

WEDNESDAY, 23 JULY NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE OLYMPIA,WA 7 PM
21st Anniversary Summer Lecture Series: The Natural World below and above Us, "What Good Are Bugs? The case for invertebrate conservation," Scott Hoffman Black, Xerces Society.

SATURDAY, 26 JULY UNION BAY NATURAL AREA TOUR UWBG 10:30 AM-12 PM
Join Head of UW Botanic Gardens Restoration, Kern Ewing, on a tour of this former landfill. After 30 years of ongoing restoration, Union Bay Natural Area is one of the city's premier bird and wildlife habitats. Meet at the UBNA trailhead at theUW Botanic Garden's Center for Urban Horticulture. $10 suggested donation. No pre-registration required. Tour takes place rain or shine.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
August 4-9, 2008, Portland, OR, Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Participants from the College include John Marzluff, who will be co-presenting a workshop on the use of radio-tracking methods and technology in ecological studies with birds.
August 9, 2008, Cedar River Watershed, 12-6 p.m., "Waterfest 2008! Festival of Water."
August 15, 2008, Everett, WA, NW Stream Center, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., "Sustaining Living Rivers: The role of biological monitoring," UW Professor Emeritus James Karr.

NORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM TO MEET IN OCTOBER
The College's Northwest Environmental Forum will meet in late October to evaluate the new CFR research findings on strategic forest retention that evaluate risk of conversion, the forest and biodiversity values of critical forest areas, and programs and market-based strategies to offset working forest conversion. The research was funded by the 2007 WA State Legislature. In addition, a statewide land parcel database was funded through the Family Forest Foundation and will allow Forum participants to assess strategic linkages for biodiversity and critical working forest land retention strategies. The Forum will address family and other private forest landowner incentives that can offset at least some of the economic advantages of converting forests to non-forest urban uses. Expert advisor panels will meet in advance of the Forum session to help focus the Forum work, which is expected to generate recommendations in time for the 2009 legislative session.

CFR-UWAA RARE PLANT CONSERVATION LECTURE NOW ON STREAMING VIDEO
The CFR-UWAA Sustaining our NW World Lecture Series, "Rare Plant Conservation in the Pacific Northwest," is now available through UWTV on streaming video.

FREE STREET TREES FROM THE CITY OF SEATTLE
Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods is providing free trees for planting on residential streets in Seattle neighborhoods. Applications are accepted from groups of neighbors and are due on August, 15, 2008. Groups of five households or more on a street or block are eligible to apply and may request a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 40 trees per project. In exchange for free trees to be delivered this fall, groups of neighbors attend a city-sponsored training session and then organize to plant the trees. The goal is to beautify Seattle streets and to support a clean and green environment. Seattle's tree cover has shrunk from 40 percent of the city in 1972 to just 18 percent today, a decline that threatens nature's ability to help manage stormwater, absorb climate-disrupting gases, reduce erosion, and clean the air. Applications are available online.

ONLINE VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS SUCESS OF CAMPAIGN UW
Campaign UW Chair William H. Gates Sr. and UW President Mark Emmert write to UW faculty and staff, "You are part of a legacy of support at the University of Washington that has culminated in the most successful fundraising initiative in the history of the UW. Eight years ago, we embarked together on an ambitious journey to raise $2 billion to support UW students, faculty, programs, and facilities. At the close of Campaign UW: Creating Futures in June 2008, nearly 300,000 of you -- our alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students as well as corporations and foundations -- have contributed a remarkable $2.68 billion to strengthen the UW. We share with all of you the pride and satisfaction that comes with this achievement. But the real success of Campaign UW is less about the dollars raised and more about the impact that you and your support are having on the UW's ability to make our world a better place. Please view our online video to learn more about how your support is creating better futures for generations to come."

REPLACE THOSE INCANDESCENT LIGHTS!
Seattle City Light, in conjunction with a student conservation group, is making an effort to replace all the incandescent lights used for task lighting on the UW campus. If you use an incandescent light for any of your work areas, please let Sally Morgan know what size (regular or candelabra base) and how bright (lumens or wattage). Once we know what we need, we'll submit a request and get replacements later in the summer.

C-10 REAR PARKING LOT RESERVED FOR DO-IT PROGRAM ON MONDAY
The Do-It program will be using the C-10 parking lot Monday evening, July 21, 2008. If you drive on Monday, please plan to move your car to the front portion of the lot if you are staying past 5 p.m.

ALUMNI UPDATES
James Brain (BS 1963) retired from the USDA Forest Service in 2005, after a career of 34 years. He lives in Walla Walla. During his career he worked for several national forests, including the Okanogan, the Ochoco, and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie. His most recent appointment was as staff specialist in fire operations in the Pacific Northwest Regional Office where he provided oversight and management direction to the fire danger rating programs of both the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. He has been involved with the National Fire Danger Rating System from its inception and through the years has participated on many regional and national steering committees and training cadres.
Ronaldo Viano Soares (PhD 1977)is a Professor in the Department of Forest Sciences, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, where his research focus is fire science.
Jerry Williams (MS 1978) is retired from the USDA Forest Service, where he was the national director of fire aviation and management. He lives in Missoula, MT. His experience in wildland firefighting leadership roles included positions at the district, forest, regional, and national office levels. In 1999, he co-led development of a national strategy designed to protect communities, watersheds, and species at risk in fire-adapted ecosystems. The strategy became a basis for the National Fire Plan.
Gopal Goyal (MS 1980) is manager of fiber technology solutions at International Paper Company in Loveland, OH. He is an expert in pulping, bleaching, and fiber modification research and development.
Ruth Mikels (PhD 1982) teaches biology at Tacoma Community College (TCC) in Tacoma, WA. She participated in a recent UW Restoration Ecology Network project that restored a site near the eastern edge of the college campus.
Heather Erickson (PhD 1994, MS 1984) is an ecologist with the USDA Forest Service's PNW Research Station in Portland, OR. Her research focuses on how land-use change and disturbances affect ecosystem-scale processes, such as decomposition and nutrient cycling. She primarily studies the cycles of nitrogen and carbon, and explores relationships among these elements, plant species, and various disturbances, such as fire, hurricanes, and forest clearing. She recently returned home to the Pacific Northwest from a nine year stint in the Caribbean where she taught at a local university (in Spanish!) and examined greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide) from wet and dry tropical forests and pastures.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See article in The Columbian, quoting Jim Agee, "Wildfire covers 8,000 acres."

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfr2/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 27, Number 1

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfr2/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING JULY 13. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

ONGOING THROUGH 31 DECEMBER POLAR BEAR EXHIBIT BURKE MUSEUM
"The Last Polar Bear: Facing the truth of a warming world." Over 40 large-format color photographs by wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski documenting the polar bear in its Arctic coastal habitat from Hershel Island in Canada to Point Hope, Alaska.

WEDNESDAY, 16 JULY NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE OLYMPIA,WA 7 PM
21st Anniversary Summer Lecture Series: The Natural World below and above Us, "Dirt: The erosion of civilization," David Montgomery, UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

SATURDAY, 19 JULY ARBORETUM NOTHOFAGUS TOUR WPA, GRAHAM 10-11:30 AM
Tour of Washington Park Arboretum's Nothofagus collection (the largest in North America), Janine Anderson, landscape designer. Found in Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and southern South America, these beeches are the only southern genus in the oak family, Fagaceae. $10 suggested donation per person; no pre-registration required.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 7 p.m., Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, WA, 21st Anniversity Summer Lecture Series: The Natural World below and above Us, "What Good Are Bugs? The case for invertebrate conservation," Scott Hoffman Black, Xerces Society.
Saturday, July 26, 2008, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Union Bay Natural Area Tour. Join Head of UW Botanic Gardens Restoration, Kern Ewing, on a tour of
this former landfill. After 30 years of ongoing restoration Union Bay Natural Area is one of the city's premier bird and wildlife habitats. Meet at the UBNA trailhead at the UW Botanic Garden's Center for Urban Horticulture. $10 suggested donation. No pre-registration required. Tour takes place rain or shine.

COLLEGE WILL MISS DARRYLL JOHNSON
On June 26th, colleagues and friends wished PNW-Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit coordinator and affiliate faculty Darryll Johnson "happy retirement" at an open house held in the Lockwood Forest Club Room. Darryll's first big adventure after retirement will be an African safari! In Dean Bare's parting words, "I want to wish you all the best as you retire. To say that you have been a stalwart of the CESU is a gross understatement. I greatly appreciate the professionalism and dedication that you brought to your job and the College. I have always considered you a friend, colleague, and collaborator. I will certainly miss your many contributions to our College that have extended over several decades. Of particular note is the role you have played in helping our federal land managers better understand the social dimensions of their missions. Your knowledge and willingness to look after our nation's natural resources is greatly appreciated by all of us."

COLLEGE WELCOMES NEW AFFILIATE FACULTY CARA NELSON AND KEVIN ZOBRIST
A warm welcome to two recently appointed Affiliate Assistant Professors, both CFR alums -- Cara Nelson (PhD 2004), who is an Assistant Professor of Restoration Ecology at the University of Montana, and Kevin Zobrist (MS 2001, BS 2000) who is a Extension Educator with Washington State University.

GEORGE CORKERY GIFT ANNOUNCED
With great respect and appreciation, the College is very pleased to announce a major estate gift from our late alumnus and friend, George Corkery, Jr. (BSF 1941). George's bequest of $1,000,000 will significantly fortify the Corkery Family Endowed Chair in Forest Resources. The Corkery Chair was initially established in 1991 during the Campaign for Washington by George, his late sister Alberta (A&S 1937), and brother Jack (BSF '39) and his wife Vada May Corkery (A&S 1942). As the first endowed chair of the College, the Corkery Chair enhances the College's ability to recruit and retain outstanding faculty. The Chair is now held by David Briggs in support of the College's Precision Forestry Cooperative. George Corkery's father and two uncles owned and operated the Corkery Brothers Logging Company in Wisconsin and later in Aberdeen, WA. George Sr. and his wife Pearl, raised their children through WWI, the Roaring 20's, and the Great Depression, sending young George and his brother Jack to the UW for degrees in forestry, and Alberta for a degree in economics. After serving in WWII, George and Jack created Corkery Brothers Painting Company in Seattle. George maintained his contact with the College throughout the many years that followed, while pursuing his passion for sailing, rowing, Husky athletics, and the church. In his eulogy, Jack Corkery described his brother George as a quiet, unassuming, and frugal person who cared deeply for family, friends, and institutions like the UW and the College. These values are clearly reflected by this tremendous act of loyalty and generosity. We are deeply grateful to George for his many years of friendship and support and for this outstanding gift to the College. We will joyfully remember George as we witness how the Corkery Family Endowed Chair in Forest Resources inspires our faculty to make a scientific impact on the economic, social, and ecological sustainability of the world's forest resources for the benefit of future generations.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS, MAY/JUNE 2008
"Restoration of Oregon White Oak Woodlands in the Swauk Creek Valley"; PI: Jon Bakker; sponsor: The Nature Conservancy; amount $10,064.
"Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR)"; PI: Ivan Eastin; sponsor: WA State Dept of Community, Trade, and Economic Development; amount: $205,000.
"Summer Youth Forestry Institute"; co-PIs: Bruce Lippke and Ara Erickson; sponsor; WSU/King County Natural Resources; amount: $7,794.
"Climate Change and Conservation Planning"; PI: Josh Lawler; sponsor: The Nature Conservancy; amount: $40,000.
"Eastern Gray Squirrel Ecology and Interactions with Western Gray Squirrels in Fort Lewis, WA"; PI: Steve West; sponsor: WA Department of Fish and\ Wildlife; amount: $29,206.

KEW GARDENS HOSTS RESTORATION ECOLOGY WORKSHOP
Professor and head of restoration at UW Botanic Gardens Kern Ewing reports on a June visit to Kew Gardens: "The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in the UK was recently the subject of a national review to assess global needs and their future mission. The report indicated that the organization, which has the largest herbarium collection in the world, and which has documented newly discovered plants in the world for 250 years, needs to become involved in global restoration. To develop ideas about how to accomplish this transformation for Kew, 27 restoration ecologists from around the world were invited to a restoration workshop in London on June 16-19,2008 to work with Kew staff and administration to create a plan for the garden's move into ecosystem restoration. I was happy to join this group of invited restoration practitioners and scientists. We will continue to work on the conceptual outline that was developed, and hope to expand it into a scientific paper. The exciting thing about the proposed movement into restoration is the ardor with which the younger staff at Kew have accepted the charge. The organization has defined excellence in systematics and botanical collection for over two centuries, and has now decided to use its global network and its skills and prestige to restore badly damaged parts of the earth."

STREAMING VIDEO ON COLDWATER FISH REFUGES
Assistant Professor Christian Torgersen reports that a presentation he and other USGS scientists made at a recent American Fisheries Society symposium is now available at http://www.ruraltech.org/video/2008/WDAFS/index.asp. Writes Christian, "Increases in river and stream temperatures caused by water use, landscape alteration, and climate change were discussed in a May 6, 2008 symposium at the Western Division American Fisheries Society annual meeting in Portland, OR. USGS landscape ecologist Christian Torgersen and Environmental Protection Agency scientists Joe Ebersole and Dru Keenan organized the full-day special session 'Identifying, Protecting, and Restoring Thermal Refuges for Coldwater Fishes.' Torgersen synthesized current science and identified research needs on coldwater fish and thermal refuges, and Mary Ann Madej from the Western Fisheries Research Center discussed thermal refuges and rearing restrictions of juvenile coho salmon."

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF FORESTRY REORGANIZATION APPROVED
The Oregon State University College of Forestry's reorganization has been formally approved; the effective date of the reorganization is July 1, 2008. On this date the College has three academic departments: the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management; the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society; and the Department of Wood Science and Engineering. For the Dean's message on the reorganization, see http://www.cof.orst.edu/realignment/.

REPORT OF STATE LOBBYING DUE ON JULY 18
Sally Morgan writes, "The lobbying report for the April-June period will by due on July 18. If you have engaged in any lobbying with state officials, either elected or appointed, please let me know. I received reports from some of you at the time of the lobbying; thank you for that -- there is no need to resubmit the information. Call/email slm@u.washington.edu, 5-0952, if you have any questions or want clarification. Please note that this is separate from my earlier request for Federal lobbying activities (which are due earlier; if you haven't notified me of Federal lobbying activities, please do so immediately)."

TRAVEL UPDATES -- MILEAGE RATE AND BAGGAGE FEES
Geetha Sukumaran writes, "Effective July 1, 2008, the mileage rate increased from $.505 to $.585, see http://www.washington.edu/admin/finserv/travel//mileage.html. The TEV is in the process of being updated with the current mileage rate and we will notify you when it is available on our website. We have also had several requests wondering how to handle the checked baggage fees that most airlines are now charging. The current policy is: Required fees for checked baggage is limited to the first two bags; fees for additional baggage requires justification. See http://www.washington.edu/admin/finserv/travel/miscellaneous.expenses.html#some.of.the.miscellaneous.reimbursable.expenses at last bullet under 'other.'"

ALUMNI UPDATES
Lee Benda (BS 1981) went on to get a PhD in geological sciences from the UW. He is a research scientist with the Earth Systems Institute in Mt. Shasta, CA that investigates the naturally dynamic behavior of watersheds and human's interactions within them.
Larry Brewer (MS 1981) is a wildlife and ecotoxicology consultant in Sisters, OR. During his career he has worked for the WA Department of Wildlife, helped develop the Institute of Wildlife Toxicology at Western Washington University, and helped establish the Institute of Wildlife and Environmental Toxicology at Clemson University.
Sharon Buck (MS 1982) went on to get a PhD in education from Oregon State University. She is the dean for student learning at Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA.
David Catlin (MS 1982) is director of field support for the National Audubon Society, where he has coordinated the development of Audubon Centers in 11 states. He and his family live on the edge of the Ozarks in Springfield, MO. He has been a wildlife biologist in Wisconsin and Ohio, cruise ship lecturer on the Great Lakes and Gulf of St. Lawrence, nature center director in Missouri, and ecotourism consultant in Nicaragua. He has also pursued an interest in natural history and conservation photography and writing, with articles and photos appearing in over a dozen national and regional magazines; he has authored one book, A Naturalist's Blue Ridge Parkway.
Peter Crimp (MS 1982) is project manager for the Alaska Energy Authority’s alternative energy and energy efficiency programs. He lives in Anchorage, AK.
Ronald Dick (PhD 1982) and his wife run Sunnywide Wilderness Education Center in Pelican, AK, near Glacier Bay National Park. He taught in colleges in Alaska, including Sheldon Jackson College, and has been active in Southeast Alaska Native Education.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a Seattle PI article on urban wildlife featuring alum Timothy Quinn (PHD 1992), see "Wildlife grows bolder in urban habitat."
.See Newsweek story referencing Sally Brown's research, "Johns Hopkins raps AP story on lead experiment."
.For a University Week story referencing the College's Peace Corps master's program, see "UW second in grad student Peace Corps volunteers.".

KUDOS
Kudos to Don Hanley on his election as a Fellow in the Society of American Foresters. It is an honor few receive and recognizes Don's outstanding contributions to the profession and Society.

Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfr2/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
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