June 2003

The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 8

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Announcements
- Administrative FYIs
- Forestry in the News

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FRIDAY, 27 JUNE
LECTURE, "HOW WE LEARN VERSUS HOW WE THINK WE LEARN," 3:30-5 p.m., Physics-Astronomy Building A110 Dr. Robert Bjork, professor of cognitive psychology at the University of California Los Angeles, speaks on: Certain manipulations that impair performance during instruction actually enhance long-term retention and transfer. Conditions that enhance performance during training often fail to support long-term, post-training performance. These findings point to why instructors are susceptible to choosing less-effective conditions of instruction over more effective conditions; why learners are prone to illusions of comprehension; and why real-world instruction is seldom as effective as it might be.

FRIDAY, 1 MAY FRIDAY 29 AUGUST
OLMSTED EXHIBIT, Suzzallo 102
An exhibition celebrating the local landscape designs of the Olmsted Brothers. In the spring of 1903, John Charles Olmsted, of the Olmsted Brothers firm of Brookline, MA and stepson of nationally known landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, arrived to survey the Seattle area and create a plan for open spaces in Seattle. This exhibit celebrates the Centennial of the presentation of the Olmsted Brothers Parks plan to the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners in October of that year. Using materials from the Manuscripts, Special Collections, University Archives (MSCUA) Division of the Libraries, the display presents the contributions the Olmsted Brothers made to the landscape of the UW campus, and to the parks in the University Neighborhood. Included in the exhibit are Ravenna and Cowen Parks, the UW campus, and the Washington Park Arboretum.

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WEDNESDAY, 9 JULY
SUDDEN OAK DEATH INFORMATION MEETING, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.,8:30 a.m., WSU Puyallup Allmendinger Center No registration fee, but an RSVP is required. The room size is limited and only 120 attendees will be admitted. To register email dhanley@u.washington.edu with the subject line: SOD Conference Registration.

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MONDAY, 30 JUNE
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO "FOREST TO FENCE" CONTEST Co-sponsored by CINTRAFOR, the USDA Forest Service, and the American Fence Association, the contest is open to anyone interested, from students to industry professionals. Contest background: Recent widespread and devastating wildfires in the Pacific Northwest provide testimony that unmanaged forests represent a substantial fire risk to nearby communities, wildlife (including endangered species), watersheds, and forest health. Active management of these forests could significantly reduce the fire risk, although the questions of how to fund thinning activities and how to best utilize the raw material derived from thinning operations are problematic. One solution is to demonstrate the economic potential of small diameter thinnings as raw material input for value-added manufacturing processes in rural locations. Small diameter thinnings are generally defined as logs that are six inches or less in diameter as well as large branches. While small diameter thinnings may be appropriate for a variety of end-uses (such as fuelwood, chips, fiber for wood-plastic composite lumber, landscape bedding, and animal bedding), this contest focuses on the use of small diameter timber derived from forest thinning operations in innovative fence products. See http://www.cintrafor.org/Sm.Diameter_Fence_TAB/contestrulespage.htm for details.

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University Stores Spring Sale: Now is the time to take advantage of their lower than normal prices for many of your office, lab and research supplies. Visit http://www.washington.edu/admin/stores/springsale/ for a complete list of sale priced items.

RTI HOSTS ANNUAL MEETING OF WASHINGTON HARDWOODS COMMISSION
Mason Mckinley, Pack Forester, joined Larry Mason, Kevin Zobrist, and Matt McLaughlin, RTI staff, to host the annual meeting of the Washington Hardwoods Commission at Pack Forest on June 19. Terri McCauley and Pack support staff did an excellent job of making arrangements for the 50 plus attendees. The morning session included presentations from the DNR, the Forest Service, CMER, and Weyerhaeuser on programs influencing the growth and sale of red alder saw logs on public and private lands. Steve Stinson, DNR Small Forest Landowner Office, and Kevin Zobrist, RTI, both made presentations on landowner opportunities to develop to Alternate Plans for hardwood conversions within riparian management zones. Larry Mason, RTI, gave a presentation on the opportunities and challenges, created by the current high prices available for alder logs, to influence landowners to plant alder instead of conifer for future commercial forest rotations. The afternoon session was conducted as a tour in the woods at Pack Forest where attendees viewed and discussed management options for Alternate Plans as provided by the Forest and Fish Regulations.

On June 22, Larry Mason, gave a presentation entitled An Examination of Red Alder and Western Red Cedar as Alternative Plantation Choices to Douglas-fir to members of the Western Hardwood Association at their annual meeting in Sun River, Oregon.

RTI RESEARCH ASSISTANT PRESENTS RESEARCH FINDINGS OF FOREST & FISH RULES IMPACT ON LANDOWNERS
On June 26th, Elaine Oneil presented her research results on the "Impacts of the Forest and Fish Rules on small forest landowners in eastern Washington with implications for Alternate Planning" to forestry consultants, Washington Farm Forestry Association members, Natural Resource Conservation Service and Department of Natural Resources staff, and industrial forestry personnel in Colville, Washington. The presentation was well received and included suggestions for additional study to further address the needs of our rural constituents.

2003 AMERICAN FOREST & PAPER ASSOCIATION PHOTO CONTEST
" American Forest & Paper Association Growing with America Since 1861"

You could win $1000 just for taking a photo that depicts forestry or the forest products industry. The nation's forests mean different things to different people.

Some see the forests as a site of unsurpassed beauty. Some see the forests as somewhere to recreate or relax. Others see the forests as a source of the wood and paper products we use each and every day. And others see the forests as home to thousands of wildlife and plant species.

Capture the essence of a forest, and you could win one of three cash prizes.

What to Shoot: Anything to do with the forest or the forest products industry, from forest scenery or wildlife, to mill operations or a lumber yard.

Cash Prizes:
* First prize: $1,000

* Second prize: $500

* Third Prize: $250

What to send: All entries must include one 5x7 color or black and white print AND either the accompanying negative, slide or electronic file (in .jpg format, no less than 600 dpi at 5x7). Each entry must also be accompanied by a one sentence caption to include where, when and by whom the photo was taken and what the photo shows.

When: All entries must be postmarked by July 25, 2003.

Where: Entries should be mailed to:

Photo Contest
c/o American Forest & Paper Association
Attn: John Mechem
1111 19th Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

2003 American Forest & Paper Association Photo Contest
Contest Rules:

1. All entries must be postmarked by July 25, 2003.

2. Winners will be notified by September 1, 2003

3. All materials submitted will become the property of the American Forest & Paper Association.

4. There is no limit to the number of images a contestant may submit.

5. Each image must be the work of the person submitting the image.
Entrants under the age of 18 must submit a release form from a parent or guardian.

6. Each entrant must read and sign an entry form/release.

7. Entries will be evaluated on the basis of appeal, content and photographic skill. The decision of the judges is final.

8. Current employees of the American Forest & Paper Association and their families are not eligible to win prizes.

Questions? Contact John Mechem at (202) 463-2459 or john_mechem@afandpa.org

Entry Form/Release
LICENSE TO USE PHOTOGRAPHS
In submitting the attached photographs for consideration in the 2003 American Forest & Paper Association Photo Contest I, _________________________, hereby expressly grant to American Forest & Paper Association, Inc. and to its employees, agents, and assigns, an irrevocable, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, re-use, publish, alter, modify, edit, or change the photographs submitted for any use that American Forest & Paper Association deems appropriate. This use may include, but is not limited to, reproduction in newsletters, magazines, calendars, brochures, videotapes, advertisements, promotions and posters.

I waive any right that I may have to inspect and approve the finished product or the promotional copy that may be used in connection therewith, or the use to which it may be applied.

I hereby release and discharge American Forest & Paper Association, Inc., its employees, assigns, and any designees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of such photograph, including, but not limited to, any claims for copyright infringement.

I hereby certify and represent that I have read the foregoing and fully understand the meaning and effect thereof, that I am authorized to grant this license and, intending to be legally bound, I have hereunto set my hand this ____________ day of ____________ , 2003.

SIGNATURE ____________________________________
NAME (PRINT)___________________________________
ADDRESS ____________________________________
_________________________________

WITNESS:__________________________________

DATE :____________________________
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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


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

Atmospheric Sciences http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 7

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Announcements
- Administrative FYIs
- Forestry in the News

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SATURDAY, 21 JUNE
FREMONT SUMMER SOLSTICE PARADE, noon, 1st NW & Leary Way to Gasworks Park
Every year on the Saturday nearest to the summer solstice, Fremont holds a parade -- everyone celebrates on a grand scale, complete with crazy costumes, music, satire, and silliness. See if you can spot CFR's own Phil Hurvitz, "crowd control rodeo clown"! The parade blurs the line between
audience and performer --anyone can participate in the parade, but there are a few rules:
No Motors: No motorized vehicles allowed
No Critters: No live animals in the parade other than guide dogs
No Writing: No written words or logos permitted

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 23-25 JUNE
GPS WORKSHOP, 4 p.m. June 23-4:30 p.m. June 25, Pack Forest
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a utility used for a variety of purposes in forest and natural resource management. GPS is an important tool for capturing and generating data for a Geographic Information System (GIS). Features such as roads, streams, wetlands, stand boundaries, sampling plots, and bird nests can be mapped easily and with high accuracy and precision. GPS is also used for real-time navigation within the forest, for relocating sampling and inventory plots. The two-day workshop
will introduce the GPS technology; its theory (how and why it works), and its use (how to make it work for you). Students will gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment (Trimble ProXR mapping-grade GPS receivers) in a working forest setting.

FRIDAY, 27 JUNE
LECTURE, "HOW WE LEARN VERSUS HOW WE THINK WE LEARN," 3:30-5 p.m.,
Physics-Astronomy Building A110
Dr. Robert Bjork, professor of cognitive psychology at the University of California Los Angeles, speaks on: Certain manipulations that impair performance during instruction actually enhance long-term retention and transfer. Conditions that enhance performance during training often fail to support long-term, post-training performance. These findings point to why instructors are susceptible to choosing less-effective conditions of instruction over more effective conditions; why learners are prone to illusions of comprehension; and why real-world instruction is seldom as effective as it might be.

FRIDAY, 1 MAY FRIDAY 29 AUGUST
OLMSTED EXHIBIT, Suzzallo 102
An exhibition celebrating the local landscape designs of the Olmsted Brothers. In the spring of 1903, John Charles Olmsted, of the Olmsted Brothers firm of Brookline, MA and stepson of nationally known landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, arrived to survey the Seattle area and create a plan for open spaces in Seattle. This exhibit celebrates the Centennial of the presentation of the Olmsted Brothers Parks plan to the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners in October of that year. Using materials from the Manuscripts, Special Collections, University Archives (MSCUA) Division of the Libraries, the display presents the contributions the Olmsted Brothers made to the landscape of the UW campus, and to the
parks in the University Neighborhood. Included in the exhibit are Ravenna and Cowen Parks, the UW campus, and the Washington Park Arboretum.

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SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, 22-25 JUNE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
" No Borders: One Globe, One Environment", San Antonio, TX
For details and complete conference schedule:
http://www.naep.org/CONFERENCE03/2003_Schedule.pdf

SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY. WEDNESDAY 22-25 JUNE
AGROFORESTRY AND RIPARIAN BUFFERS FOR LAND PRODUCTIVITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL
STABILITY, Corvallis, OR
Presented by the Association for Temperate Agroforestry and Oregon State University. The opening day of the conference will feature a Riparian Buffer Symposium for which one-day registration is available. Complete information on program, registration, lodging, tours and travel is now posted on the conference web site.http://outreach.cof.orst.edu/afta/

WEDNESDAY, 9 JULY
SUDDEN OAK DEATH INFORMATION MEETING, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.,8:30 a.m., WSU
Puyallup Allmendinger Center
No registration fee, but an RSVP is required. The room size is limited and only 120 attendees will be admitted. To register email dhanley@u.washington.edu with the subject line:
SOD Conference Registration.

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SATURDAY, 21 JUNE
CUH ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM WHIDBEY ISLAND GARDEN TOUR, 8 a.m., meet in
CUH parking lot, fee: $85; includes tour ticket, transportation, and lunch; pre-registration required.
Enjoy a feast for the senses at five stellar Whidbey Island gardens. Included on this year's tour is a meandering river of grasses and plantings, an intimate woodland park and retreat, and a tapestry of
borders and gardens. Tour lasts all day; included in the cost is admission to all five gardens (a $20 value), transportation including ferry fares, and lunch.

SATURDAY, 21 JUNE
VOLUNTEER TRAINING IN RARE PLANT SEED COLLECTION
CUH's Rare Care will be training volunteers to collect seeds of rare plants for the new Miller Seed Vault. If you are interested in becoming a Rare Care volunteer, please contact Laura Zybas (lzybas@u.washington.edu) for more information.

MONDAY, 30 JUNE
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO "FOREST TO FENCE" CONTEST
Co-sponsored by CINTRAFOR, the USDA Forest Service, and the American Fence Association, the contest is open to anyone interested, from students to industry professionals. Contest background: Recent widespread and devastating wildfires in the Pacific Northwest provide testimony that unmanaged forests represent a substantial fire risk to nearby communities, wildlife (including endangered species), watersheds, and forest health. Active management of these forests could significantly reduce the fire risk, although the questions of how to fund thinning activities and how to best utilize the raw material derived from thinning operations are problematic. One solution is to demonstrate the economic potential of small diameter thinnings as raw material input for value-added manufacturing processes in rural locations. Small diameter thinnings are generally defined as logs that are six inches or less in diameter as well as large branches. While small diameter thinnings may be appropriate for a variety of end-uses (such as fuelwood, chips, fiber for wood-plastic composite lumber, landscape bedding, and animal bedding), this contest focuses on the use of small diameter timber derived from forest thinning operations in innovative fence products. See http://www.cintrafor.org/Sm.Diameter_Fence_TAB/contestrulespage.htm for details.

WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE VISITORS, EVENTS, AND EDUCATIONAL LIFTS
Ken Bible hosted a visit by two congressional aides from Brian Baird's office who frequently visit the site to keep abreast of current research at the site and have been great supporters of the facility's programs. The 9th Annual Wind River Canopy Crane Science Conference was a great success, attended by 60+ people from near and far. Visitors to the 2003 conference included Joe Wright, Director of the Smithsonian Crane program, Andrew Mitchell, Director of the Global Canopy Programme, Oxford, UK, and Dr. Hiroaki Ishii and students from Kobe, Japan. The busy week was topped off by an educational visit from participants in the Student Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Energy. Another large group of visitor were participants in the North American Forest Ecology Workshop's week-long session in Corvallis, OR.

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PROCEEDS FROM 2003 RECOGNITION EVENT SILENT AUCTION BREAK 2002 RECORD!
The Annual Recognition Ceremony's silent auction raised $1,660 to benefit the College's Forest Resources Scholarship Fund. This is almost $200 more than last year -- good job CFR! If you are one of the happy winners, please give your check to Sally Morgan. Thanks for playing -- and special thanks to the following donors who contributed their time and energy so generously
David Ford (sunset sailing)
Adam Nance (sunset kayaking)
John Calhoun (bed & breakfast weekend on the Olympic Peninsula)
Geetha Sukumaran (Indian feast)
Sally Morgan (Thai cooking)
Bruce Lippke (wine tasting evening on Lake Union)
Bruce Lippke and Luke Rogers (guided wine tour to eastern Washington)
Jeff Silverman (train ride at Kitsap Live Steamers)
Karen Russell, Sally Morgan, Becky Johnson (6 hrs. of weeding)

FOREST RESOURCES LIBRARY ANNOUNCES SUMMER HOURS
Starting June 23, 2003, the FRL hours will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed on weekends.

BLOEDEL STUDENT LAB CLOSED FOR SUMMER
A reminder that the student lab will be closed until September 27th for refurbishing. Equipment loans can be requested throughout the summer by emailing cfrhelp@u.washington.edu

PSE CURRICULUM REVISION APPROVED
The Faculty Council on Academic Standards has approved the revisions submitted by the College for the PSE curriculum. The goal of these revisions is to provide students with the training, tools, and experiences
needed to be successful professionals in the pulp, paper, and allied industries. At the same time, it provides a comprehensive education so that graduates can effectively work and live in our complex society. Curriculum revision has reduced the number of required credits, eliminated redundancy, incorporated a capstone design course, and changed the emphasis from a chemical-processing perspective to a products orientation.

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Effective July 1, 2003, the GC-1 form goes electronic. Faculty submitting proposals as of that date must use the electronic GC-1 (eGC1) available at https://ucs.admin.washington.edu/sage. The paper GC-1 form will be obsolete after July 1. This new requirement is the first step to an electronic proposal submission system. Help is available. Business questions can be directed to your GCS representative and technical questions concerning the eGC-1 can be sent to sagehelp@u.washington.edu or the Frequently Asked Questions at https://www.washington.edu/research/guide/HelpMenu/Troubleshooting/eGC1Trouble.html
or the Training Version of SAGE at https://iswwwtrain1.cac.washington.edu/sage

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CFR RESEARCH ON LEAD CONTAMINATED SOIL AVAILABLE TO ABC AFFILIATES
NATIONWIDE
ScienCentral offered a science segment to all 200 local ABC affiliate stations across the nation on June 17, 2003 (ScienCentral says each of the segments it produces is seen by an average of 3 million Americans) " Could the solution to America's problem with lead-contaminated soil lie as close as the local sewage treatment plant? Kids love to play in the dirt. But the soil in many of America's inner cities contains lead, which can get into the blood streams of young children and poison them. Digging
up and removing the contaminated soil isn't practical. So Brown came up with a different approach, treating the soil with "biosolids," the residual byproduct generated by the wastewater treatment process.
Sally Brown, Research Assistant Professor
http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?language=english&type=article & article_id=218391981

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


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

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 6

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

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SATURDAY, 14 JUNE
UW COMMENCEMENT, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Husky Stadium 128th Commencement Ceremony
Doors open/Students line up at 12:00 p.m.
Processional begins at 1:30 p.m.
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SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 15-18 JUNE
SECOND INTERNATIONAL PRECISION FORESTRY SYMPOSIUM, Kane and Anderson Halls. Hosted by the UW Precision Forestry Cooperative.
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/PreFor/agenda2003.htm

SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, 22-25 JUNE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
" No Borders: One Globe, One Environment", San Antonio, TX
For details and complete conference schedule:
http://www.naep.org/CONFERENCE03/2003_Schedule.pdf

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SATURDAY, 21 JUNE
VOLUNTEER TRAINING IN RARE PLANT SEED COLLECTION
CUH's Rare Care will be training volunteers to collect seeds of rare plants for the new Miller Seed Vault. If you are interested in becoming a Rare Care volunteer, please contact Laura Zybas (lzybas@u.washington.edu) for more information.

FUN FOR ALL AT NATURE DAYS IN FORKS
Ellen Matheny at ONRC sends along the following report: "On June 4th and 5th, the Olympic Natural Resources Center came alive with peels of laughter and faces full of curiosity as 206 kindergarten through third grade children visited the research facility in Forks, WA.

The children were treated to experiences in the natural world as each station, led by a staff member or community volunteer, focused on one aspect of the ecology of the region. Theresa Santman, Fiscal Specialist, fascinated children with a hands-on look at locally caught salamanders, frogs, and banana slugs. Jack Zaccardo, retired from WA State DNR and active volunteer in the Forks community, stimulated the interest of future foresters with his close up look at local wood and foliage. Children at the seashore station with Theresa Osborne, Branch Manager at Forks Library, linked together to represent the food chain and discussed what happens when one person steps out of the chain. Ellen Matheny,
Director of Education & Outreach, asked why an eagle would be called bald when it has so many feathers on its head. Teresa Alcock and Eric Sfetku, GIS Specialists, turned the children into wildlife biologists as they used clues to track animals in the woods. Don Hall, retired Forks High School science teacher, and his brother from Canada, along with Erica Soha, Peninsula College Administrative Assistant, showed animal tracks and matched them with the animal, giving the children an imprint to take home of each. Megan Tuttle, Intern at Rayonier Inc., brought stream life up and close for observation and study. The highlight for many children was the appearance of Dave Rhode who came camouflaged as Smokey Bear. Hugs were in abundance as Smokey greeted each child. Jim Heuring and Paul Hampton of WA State DNR talked about fire safety as they demonstrated a fire engine used to fight forest fires.

ONRC began Nature Days seven years as a way to reach out to Forks schools. Local teachers suggested that Center research staff could expand the science program at the elementary school by sharing their knowledge with kindergarteners. In 2001, the tribal schools from La Push, Quinault, Queets, and Neah Bay joined in on the fun. This year Clallam Bay schools attended as well. Theresa Santman and Kathy Heuring did an excellent job of organizing the event this year, beginning with team meetings as early as last March. Participation by staff members is completely voluntary, and they dedicate personal time and enthusiasm to making each station unique and meaningful. It brings out the young scientist in each of us as we see the natural world though the eyes of children -- in the end we couldn't decide who had more fun -- the children or the staff!"

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John Calhoun will assume additional responsibilities as Interim College Lands Manager, effective June 16, 2003. He will be responsible for all functionsinvolving Pack and Lee Forests and will report to the Dean. John also continues as ONRC Director. The College extends it appreciation to Associate Dean Bob Edmonds who served in this capacity upon Stan Humann's retirement last August. He continues as Chair, College Lands Committee where he will help lead the discussion of how Pack Forest can best serve
the mission and vision of the College in the years ahead.

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The Provost has approved the College's request to fill the position of Director, Precision Forestry Cooperative (PFC). This will be a joint position between CFR and either the College of Engineering or the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. Over the summer, a faculty search committee will be charged with writing a position description for a senior tenured faculty member who will serve as the Director of the ATI/PFC. CFR will assume the lead role, but will work jointly with the College of Engineering and the Department of Earth and Space Sciences to identify appropriate faculty in their units to serve on the search committee.

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PEACE CORPS MASTERS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
The College has been awarded a Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI) Program under a recently signed Memorandum of Cooperation between the US Peace Corps and the University of Washington. We will work to develop a PCMI master's degree in the College of Forest Resources over the course
of the next year with the goal of accepting students into the program for the 04-05 Academic Year. A CFR Peace Corps Advisory Committee, comprised of Ivan Eastin (Chair), Bob Gara, and John Perez-Garcia has been formed to design this new program. Currently the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs has an existing PCMI Program in Public Affairs and the School of Public Health and Community Medicine is working to design a new program as well. More information on the Peace Corps Masters
International Program can be found at: http://www.peacecorps.gov/gradschool/masters/index.cfm

CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH REICHARD
Sarah recently received a UW Royalty Research award for $27,996 for her proposal is, "Is western dwarf hemlock (Arceuthobium tsugense) a key resource for pollinators in Pacific Northwest old-growth forests"? We wish her all the best as she initiates this project.

CAROL GREEN TO RETIRE
After more than twenty-three years with the UW Libraries, and over seventeen years as Head of the Forest Resources Library, Carol Green will retire as of July 31, 2003. In September, she will return at 40% time. Her job responsibilities will continue much as before and she hopes to be involved with the new core courses and other instruction, continue to provide reference and information services to the CFR community, and continue to manage the Forest Resources collection.

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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


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

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 5

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Centers, Field Sites, Research Programs
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

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FRIDAY, 6 JUNE
THESIS DEFENSE - Naoko Ichii - 1 p.m., CUH Douglas classroom
" Comparative Study of Restoration Projects in the United State and Japan".
Six restoration projects were examined to find differences between the U.S. and Japan. The backgrounds contributing to the differences will be discussed.

FRIDAY, 6 JUNE
THESIS DEFENSE - John Rombold - 1 p.m., Anderson 22
" The fate of canopy water in the Cedar River Watershed, WA."

FRIDAY, 6 JUNE
DEAD ELK EVENT, 5-9 p.m., CUH Douglas Classroom
CFR Graduate Student Association extends an invitation to all CFR faculty and staff to attend the final Dead Elk event of the academic year. Dead Elk will provide drinks, snacks, and "fixins" like buns, ketchup, mustard, pickles, etc. We invite you to bring your own grillable materials. If you are so inclined to bring a dessert or salad to share, please do! Bring your family too! We are also requesting charcoal or other grills, if you have one and can bring it, please let us know. If you can bring a side dish, that would also be much appreciated. We also request lawn games like croquet, bocce, frisbee, and whatever else people can dig out of their basements or garages.

MONDAY, 9 JUNE
THESIS DEFENSE - Elaine Oneil, 8:30 a.m., Anderson 22
" Impacts of the forest and fish rules on small forest landowners in Eastern Washington: some key consequences from riparian zone case study Analysis."

WEDNESDAY, 11 JUNE
THESIS DEFENSE - Gemma Alexander, 11:30 a.m., CUH Douglas classroom
" Mulching Effects on Pacific Northwest Native Shrubs". Research on mock orange (Philadelphus lewisii) and red huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) as well as design and construction of a mulching demonstration garden will be discussed.

WEDNESDAY, 11 JUNE
BOOK TALK AND SIGNING - Roger del Moral, 7 p.m., University Bookstore
Roger del Moral, UW biology professor, talks about and signs "Primary Succession and Ecosystem Rehabilitation." The first comprehensive summary of how plant and animal communities recover following devastating disturbances, such as lava flows and landslides, and human-initiated habitat destruction, this book will serve as a guide for promoting more efficient reclamation of damaged lands. Dr. del Moral, UW biology professor, began an active research program following the Mt. St. Helens eruption in 1980, a program now funded by the National Science Foundation.

THURSDAY, 12 JUNE
UW ANNUAL RECOGNITION CEREMONY, 3-5 p.m., Meany Hall
2003 Annual Recognition Ceremony for faculty, staff, students, and departmental award recipients. Reception follows.

FRIDAY, 13 JUNE
CFR GRADUATION CEREMONY- 2:00-3:30 p.m., Kane 110. Commencement speaker will be UW Geography Emeritus Professor Richard Morrill, http://faculty.washington.edu/morrill/
A cake and punch reception immediately follows in Anderson Lockwood Forest Club Room and Room 22.

FRIDAY, 13 JUNE - Veronika Dirksen, 12:30-1:30 p.m., QRC #154
Dr. Dirksen of the Inst. of Volcanic Geology and Geochemistry, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy will speak on "Vegetation recovery following volcanic eruptions: recent and ancient examples from Kamchatka"

SATURDAY, 14 JUNE
UW COMMENCEMENT, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Husky Stadium
128th Commencement Ceremony Doors open/Students line up at 12:00 p.m. Processional begins at 1:30 p.m.


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FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, 6-8 JUNE
RESTORING OUR ROOTS: A CONFERENCE FOR FORESTS AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
The conference goal is to bring together diverse stakeholders to explore opportunities for working together to restore national forests in Western Washington and Oregon. The planning committee, with representatives from the Gifford Pinchot Task Force, Destination Packwood, the U.S. Forest Service, Bark, Northwest Ecosystem Alliance, and citizens of the Columbia Gorge area, invite you for a weekend of workshops, panels and hikes to explore collaboration and restoration on national forests. The setting will be beautiful Anderson Lodge in Ariel, Washington, at the foot of Mt. St. Helens. For complete agenda and registration information, see http://www.gptaskforce.org/article.php?id=155.
To visit the lodge's website for a look at the facilities, see http://www.andersonlodge.com/
For more information contact: Hudson Dodd, hdodd@ecosystem.org, 360-671-9950 x26

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, 9-11 JUNE
ANNUAL WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANCE SCIENCE CONFERENCE
All are welcome and encouraged to join in and learn about canopy research taking place at Wind River in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. For an agenda, see http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf/scicon/SciConAgenda.html

SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 15-18 JUNE
SECOND INTERNATIONAL PRECISION FORESTRY SYMPOSIUM, Kane and Anderson
Halls. Hosted by the UW Precision Forestry Cooperative.
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/PreFor/agenda2003.htm
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SATURDAY, 7 JUNE
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT KING COUNTY DNR - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Remove invasive plants and maintain plantings at Cavanaugh Pond along the Cedar River near Renton. Contact Tina Miller at 206.296.299 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. For additional volunteer opportunities with the King County DNR, go to http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/PI/calendar.htm.

SATURDAY, 7 JUNE
" CELEBRATING WILDFLOWERS" SPECIAL EVENT - 9-3:30 p.m., Woodland Park Zoo, near the butterfly exhibit.
Presented by CUH's Rare Care (Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program), the event will feature fun and educational activities for all ages, as well as displays by the Cascade Land Conservancy, King County Noxious Weed Control Program, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, The Nature Conservancy, and the Washington Native Plant Society. Bring your children and give them the opportunity to be a pollinator, pet up to 17 different species of moss, go on a wildflower safari, or look at all sort of plant parts under a microscope! Contact Laura Zybas (lzybas@u.washington.edu) or Sarah Reichard (reichard@u.washington.edu) at CUH for more details.

SUNDAY, 8 JUNE
NATIVE PLANT SALE - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Seattle Audubon Society, 8050 35th Ave. N.E
Featuring drought tolerant native plants. Cut down on water bills and garden maintenance. For more information, call 206-523-4483.

SATURDAY, 21 JUNE
VOLUNTEER TRAINING IN RARE PLANT SEED COLLECTION
CUH's Rare Care will be training volunteers to collect seeds of rare plants for the new Miller Seed Vault. If you are interested in becoming a Rare Care volunteer, please contact Laura Zybas (lzybas@u.washington.edu) for more information.
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HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF URBAN GREENING
Kathy Wolf, hosted by the World Forestry Center, presented a workshop on urban forestry at a Sustainability Forum in Portland, OR on May 29-31. The forum was sponsored by Sustainable Northwest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building partnerships that promote environmentally sound economic development in the communities of the Pacific Northwest.

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UPASS STICKERS
On June 10th, U-Pass Stickers and Parking Permits for Faculty and Staff, will be issued with paychecks/advices.

SUMMER QUARTER APPOINTMENTS
Sandra Scott advises: "Summer Quarter begins on June 16th. Faculty and grad students, please make sure that your appointment is set up; this should include your budget number's, distribution percentages,
date of distribution's etc., Please have this information to me, on my desk, or my e-mail by June 23rd. To those who have so wonderfully done this already, Mucho Gracias!

RECOGNITION EVENT
Congratulations to all nominees and winners at the 2nd annual College recognition event, held June 4th in Anderson Lockwood Forest Club Room. We had a great time coming together to celebrate the many successes we have enjoyed over the past academic year. The display of new technology was awesome as were the video skits. Most of all, we enjoyed sharing stories and camaraderie. Many thanks to everyone who worked to put this event together! Nominees, with winners in all caps, and a list of
other awards made, follow:

Professional Staff Service:
Ken Bible, Linda Hegrenes, Kathy Heuring, LARRY MASON, Tom Mentele, CECILIA PAUL, Nicole Stevens
Classified Staff Service:
Jeff Aken, Emmanuel Amaefule, GREG BRAZIL, ANN CORBOY, Lara-Karena Kellogg, Jean Robins, Sandra Scott
Staff Team Service:
College IT Team, Pack Forest Team, RTI TEAM
Student RA Exemplary Performance:
Caren Crandell, Jon Honea, Elaine Oneil, ERIKKA PEARSON, Elaine Oneil, Brian Strahm, Guarav Rayal
Student TA Exemplary Performance:
Mariano Amoroso, Jennifer Brickey, Jon Honea, Rodney Pond, MARK SWANSON, Brian Zweibel
Faculty Teaching Contribution:
Jerry Franklin, BOB GARA, Chuck Henry, Bob Northey, John Perez-Garcia
Faculty Research Contribution:
JIM AGEE, Gordon Bradley, David Briggs, Bob Edmonds, Jerry Franklin, BRUCE LIPPKE, STUART STRAND
Faculty Service Contribution:
Linda Brubaker, Ivan Eastin, JIM FRIDLEY, TOM HINCKLEY, BILL MCKEAN
Media Prize:
JIM AGEE, John Marzluff

The following awards were also presented:
Faculty Service Teaching and SCH Award: Rob Harrison
Dean's Faculty Award: Linda Brubaker
Dean's Staff Award: Tom Mentele
Dean's Development Support Award: Sarah Reichard
Student Outreach Achievement Award: John Garth
Richard D. Taber Most Outstanding Senior in Wildlife Science Award: Bill Monroe

Nine fact sheets were submitted in the fact sheet contest; prizes were awarded to:
" The freeway roadside environment: Testing visual quality at the road edge." (submitted by Kathy Wolf) 1ST PLACE
" Nonpoint source pollution programs: Research about landowner psychology and actions" and "Land and water management for nonpoint source pollution: Learning methods and their effectiveness." (both submitted by Clare Ryan and Kathy Wolf) TIED FOR 2ND PLACE
" Measurement of fiber charge on the single fiber level." (submitted by Rick Gustafson) 3RD PLACE


TAPPI CONFERENCE PAPERS AVAILABLE
Over 890 people attended TAPPPI's 2003 Spring Technical Conference& Exhibit in Chicago, IL. Over 56 companies participated in the exhibit and over 120 attendees participated in the Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium. Papers are available for viewing at http://www.tappi.org/content/tp/03spring.htm
In 2004, this conference will be held in conjunction with Paper Summit, May 3-5 in Atlanta, GA. See TAPPI web site for more information, http://www.tappi.org/index.asp?rc=1&pid=23518&ch=4&ip=-1
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SUNDAY, 8 JUNE
TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY - produced by USDA-FS, Region 6, 5 p.m., 8 p.m.,
and 11 p.m. Repeats the following Saturday, June 14th.
" CNN Presents: "Summer of Fire: The summer of 2002 brought one of the most intense fire seasons in 50 years. Drought and overgrown forests led to infernos that raged hot and wild. Three states saw their biggest fires in a century. Tackling these blazes were thousands of firefighters and personnel, confronting the flames like an enemy on the battlefield. CNN's Bruce Burkhardt brings the audience to that battle, with an inside view from the fire line on the summer's biggest blaze. The USDA-FS crew shadows a twenty-person Hot Shot squad for a two-week shift on some of the most challenging flames of a Summer of Fire.

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


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

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

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


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