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June 2004

The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 2 (for those of you who pay attention to numbers (hopefully no one!), don't be alarmed -- a consistent numbering system with a new volume # each academic quarter has replaced previous system;
archives will be updated)

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 JUNE 26: (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, 26 JUNE VOLUNTEER FOR KING COUNTY DNR RESTORATION PROJECTS
Help out by planting native trees and removing invasive weeds at several parks and natural lands. Pot up trees at the King County greenhouse and nursery, Maple Valley, or help with Red-Town meadow restoration on Cougar Mt, Newcastle. To register, call Tina Miller 206-296-2990

SATURDAY, 26 JUNE PICKERING TRAIL INVASIVE REMOVAL
9 am-3 pm
Contact Mountains to Sound Greenway to volunteer:
http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/thisweekend.htm

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 29-30 JUNE SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS
Kane, Walker Ames
" Living in Our World: Environmental Challenges and Solutions of the 21st Century," presented by the Outreach Centers at The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Questions or inquiries, please call: 206-543-9606 or contact seac@u.washington.edu.

WEDNESDAY, 30 JUNE SEATTLE YOUTH GARDEN WORKS WORK PARTY
Seattle Youth Garden Works is a nonprofit organization that empowers homeless and under-served youth through garden-based education and employment. Contact Ginger Stevens at volunteer@sygw.org or 206.525.1213 x3135 for more information.

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,

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:

CFR MOURNS LOSS
Debra Nickel-Cardoza passed away peacefully on June 25th after her prolonged battle with cancer. The Urban Ecology program and all who knew her will miss her. We will keep her in our thoughts.

CLASSES FILLING UP FOR AUTUMN 2004!
ESC 110 web section, Introduction to Environmental Science, 159 students
ESC 210, Introductory Soils, 53 students
ESRM 250, Introduction to GIS in Forest Resources, full at 30 students
ESRM 303, Preserving and Conserving Wildlands core course, 35 students
FM 320, Marketing and Human Resource Management from an Environmental Perspective, filled at initial limit of 70, now 115 students
FM 425, Ecosystem Management, 27 students
PSE 102, Paper, Society, and the Environment, 120 students
PSE 309, Creativity and Innovation, full at 71 students

SUMMER MATH INSTITUTE PLANNED AT ONRC
The College recently received grant funding from the WA Higher Education Coordinating Board to conduct two summer institutes in mathematics education. The initial institute will be held at ONRC the first two weeks
of August. The $366,137 award provides for instruction by UW faculty (Bob Lee, CFR; Ginger Warfield, Mathematics; and Lani Horn, College of Education) for 41 certified teachers in the region. The grant's goal is
to bring quality professional development to teachers in rural and economically depressed areas of the state. The course content will include applications of mathematics in forestry and fisheries sciences.

FEDERAL AGENCY TO JOIN PNW-CESU
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has petitioned to join the PNW-CESU and will be on board by the end of the summer. NRCS will be the eighth federal agency partner, joining USBR, USFS, NPS, EPA, BLM, USGS and USFWS.

WORKING TOGETHER AGREEMENT FOR ARBORETUM MASTER PLAN DEVELOPMENT
Dean Bare has announced a new Working Together Agreement for Development related to implementation of the Arboretum Master Plan. The plan was signed by the City, the Arboretum Foundation, and the UW. Details are available at: http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/wpa2.html

ENDOWMENT TO HONOR PROFESSOR SCOTT
The College of Forest Resources Alumni Association (CFRAA) proposes honoring the lifelong work of the late Emeritus Professor David R.M. Scott by establishing the David R.M. Scott Professorship in Forest
Resources. All who encountered Dr. Scott appreciated his genuine heart and his unforgettable lecture style. Several of Dr. Scott's past students and colleagues (including Ann Forest Burns, Dale Cole, Bob Dick,
Pete Farnum, Tom Hanson, Ben Harrison, Tom Hinckley, Jim Lassoie, and Walt Obermeyer) have joined together to raise funds for this worthy effort. Thanks to their work, $31,000 has already been raised toward a goal of $250,000! To get involved or to learn more, contact Cara Mathison at 5-6606 or caram@u.washington.edu.

FOREST CLUB HAS CFR APPAREL FOR SALE
The Forest Club now has new t-shirts, new hat colors (pink!) and hooded sweatshirts for sale! The t-shirts are $12, hats $10 and sweatshirts $30. For a limited time you can buy a hat and t-shirt for only $20! Show your support for the College and stop by Anderson 115 to buy one today!

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KUDOS!

Kudos to faculty Dave Briggs, Sharon Doty, and Rick Gustafson whose proposals were recently funded by the UW Royalty Research Fund. Sharon's proposal is titled "nitrogen fixation within poplar by endophytic
bacteria." Rick and Dave's proposal is titled "use of x-ray microtomography to examine 3-D structure of cambium in softwoods and hardwood."

Kudos to undergraduates Christy McDevitt (forest management) and Carrie Spradlin (wildlife science) for being chosen by the USFS for the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) this summer. SCEP is the Forest Service's recruitment tool to attract the best students to eventually assume top positions within the organization. After completing 640 hours of paid service during their graduate or undergraduate studies, students are offered full-time guaranteed positions with USFS. SCEP provides work experience that is directly related to the student's academic program or career goals. Writes Carrie from New Hampshire in an email to Student Services. "....whoa!! A bear just ran by my window with a sandwich bag in its mouth! Well that's New Hampshire for you. I guess we should get a bear-proof dumpster."

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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 20, 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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SATURDAY, 19 JUNE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND WORK PARTY 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pickering Trail Invasive Removal. To sign up see:
http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Projects/discovery.htm

SATURDAY, 19 JUNE HERON HELPERS WORK PARTY 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kiwanis Overlook Work Party; weed, plant, and water plants at 36th Ave. W., 1 block N. of W. Govt. Way, follow signs. Lead: Carol at 253-691-1298

SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, 20-22 JUNE GPS Training Pack Forest
Workship sponsored by Rural Technology Initiative. See: http://www.ruraltech.org/training/gps/or contact Nicole Stevens at nms@u.washington.edu or 206-543-8684

THURSDAY, 24 JUNE June 24 Science Conference Stevenson, WA Wind River Canopy Crane 10th Annual Science Conference; objectives are to summarize information learned at the canopy crane over the first 10 years of research, learn where research at the crane is headed, and talk about research needs regarding old-growth forests. See http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf/scicon2004.html for program or contact Annette Hamilton, annieh@u.washington.edu

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WPPF CONFERENCE CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL YEAR
John Hanby, Executive Director of the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation announces the highlights of the recent WPPF Annual Conference and congratulates the June 2004 PSE graduates. Highlights of the past year include:
* Growth in WPPF endowment from $1.65 million (previous year) to over $2.0 million
* Update of the Foundation's Five-Year Plan for the period of 2005-2010.
* Excellent student recruting for the new academic year
* Five new Foundation members during 2003 and four new members to date in 2004
* Re-activation of the Development Committee
* Successful kick-off of the PSE seminar series for Spring Quarter.
* Approximately balanced budgets for the
* New Executive Committee of the Board: Miles Hewitt, President (Boise Paper Solutions); Mike Roberts, Executive Vice President (URS Corporation); Doug Leland, Vice President (Weyerhaeuser Company); Dave Millar, Past President (Hercules Incorporated); Bill McKean, Faculty Member (University of Washington); John Hanby, Executive Director

RARE CARE PROGRAM PARTICIPATES IN CELEBRATING WILDFLOWERS EVENT
Rare Care thanks all those in the CFR community who helped Rare Care promote, coordinate and run the 2004 Celebrating Wildflowers event held at the Woodland Park Zoo on Saturday, June 5th. Although the weather probably kept some people away, those attending learned about pollination, how to use a microscope and recognize different flower parts, learned conifer and moss ID, what constitutes a healthy environment for native plants, what makes up a seed, and how Native Americans used plants for dying, canoeing, weaving and food. Children colored pictures of native plants, used and took home mini-plant presses and made leaf rubbings while adults browsed the displays from the event partners including The
Nature Conservancy, Washington Native Plant Society, King County Noxious Weed Control Program and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

URBAN FORESTRY GRANT
Research Assistant Professor Kathy Wolf will participate in a new USFS/Earthcorps grant. A result of a national competition (118 applicants, 9 from the Pacific Northwest, and 1 grant awarded in the region), the project will examine the affects of urban forestry work on inner city, underserved adolescents. Collaborators are many, including groups in Portland, Tacoma, New York City, San Jose, California, Seattle, and other locales.

NEW SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT FROM CONTRACT LOGGERS ASSOCIATION
The WA Contract Loggers Association recently announced a new scholarship program to support forestry education at CFR. The first recipients were Brian Spradlin, awarded $4,000 and Josie West, awarded $1000

EHUF STUDENTS INSTALL CHILDREN'S GARDEN
Students in EHUF 481 (Field Practicum of Plant Selection and Management) designed and recently installed the first segment of a new children's garden near the west entrance to the Center for Urban Horticulture.
Follow the garden's progess at http://staff.washington.edu/tls2/images/Soundscape.pdf

UW STORY BANK INCLUDES CFR STORIES: MORE NEEDED!
Campaign UW: Creating Futures is "banking" short (approx. 30 word) stories that demonstrate the UW's vital role in promoting health, education, the economy, the environment, and community values througout the region, the nation, and the world. The following are CFR stories that were selected for inclusion in the story bank. There is room for more so send your ideas to Tom Mentele (tmentele@u.washington.edu) or Cecilia Paul at cece@u.washington.edu.

Western Gray Squirrel Research Provides Key to Understanding Survival of Threatened Species

A College of Forest Resources wildlife scientist and his graduate student are studying an isolated population of threatened Western Gray Squirrels in eastern Washington that are surviving far from the oak forests they
usually inhabit. The research will help explain the mystery of the animals' survival and promote understanding of our changing native and global ecosystems.

Rural Technology Initiative Team Helps Small Rural Landowners Manage Forest Health

In another successful case of technology transfer, a team of College of Forest Resources faculty, staff, and students created a virtual reality predictive modeling tool now being used by Washington's rural timber
communities to successfully manage nonindustrial private forestland and lessen the economic impacts of federal and state environmental regulations.

Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program Protects Threatened Native Plants

The Rare Care Program at the College of Forest Resources is using an innovative approach involving faculty, staff, students, and volunteers to monitor, protect, and propagate Washington's native plant species that are being threatened by rapidly-growing human population and development.

Novel Research May Help Reduce Lead Content in Urban Soils

Studies conducted by a research assistant professor in the College of Forest Resources soils science progam is testing a way that will simplify the detoxification of lead-contaminated urban soils to improve the health
of inner city children.

Puget Sound's Bald Eagle Population Soars

A successful nest mapping project led by scientists in the College of Forest Resources wildlife science program and 30 years of careful management have resulted in a dramatic increase in the region's
population of previously threatened American Bald Eagles, providing a model for other wildlife science programs around the country.

Nature-Based Experiences Help Troubled Youth

Social scientists from the College of Forest Resources are collaborating with regional outdoor learning programs on research funded by the U.S. Forest Service to test theories that nature-based learning experiences benefit the psychological development of at-risk inner city youth, and may provide "turning-point" experiences.

Wind River Canopy Craine Unlocks Old Growth Knowledge and Opens New Realm of Research

The 250' steel Wind River Canopy Crane, managed by the College of Forest Resources in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, is facilitating leading edge research in the old growth canopy of Washington's Gifford Pinchot National Forest and providing invaluable data to state and federal scientific agencies on climate and environmental conditions.

College of Forest Resources Works with Native Americans to Sustain Our Northwest World

Faculty, staff, and students working in several College of Forest Resources outreach, research, and technology transfer programs continue to help the region's Native Americans sustain the economic, cultural, and ecological values of their tribal lands.

FOREST CLUB HAS CFR APPAREL FOR SALE
The Forest Club now has new t-shirts, new hat colors (pink!) and hooded sweatshirts for sale! The t-shirts are $12, hats $10 and sweatshirts $30. For a limited time you can buy a hat and t-shirt for only $20! Show your support for the College and stop by Anderson 115 to buy one today!

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KUDOS

Michelle Trudeau extends kudos to all who helped out w/the 2004 Graduation & Reception-- most especially: Jeff Aken, Greg Brazil, Carol Green, Cara Mathison, Sally Morgan, Cecilia Paul, Debra Salas-Haynes, and Geetha Sukumaran. It would not have been such a great event without your wonderful help. Thank you!

Kudos to the CFR Ultimate Frisbee Team, "Gang Green," (yes, really!) that won the Intramural Championship Spring Season. Most of the team members were CFR students/staff. Check out
http://students.washington.edu/andreu/GangGreen/ for photos of the champs.

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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 20, 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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TUESDAY, 15 JUNE EVENT TO HONOR AGNES ANDERSON 6-8 p.m. Anderson 207
" Venerable Past, Extraordinary Future," hosted by Bruce Bare along with Colin Moseley: Chairman and CEO, Simpson Investment Company; Cassie Phillips: Vice President for Sustainable Forestry, Weyerhaeuser Company; Barbara Cairns: Executive Director, Long Live the Kings; Maureen Frisch:
Vice President for Public Affairs, Green Diamond Resource Company; Ann Forest Burns: Partner, Burns and Williams; Ann Goos: Director of Environmental Affairs, Washington Forest Protection Association; and Amy Solomon: Program Officer, The Bullitt Foundation, RSVP to Cara Mathison, caram@u.washington.edu

WEDNESDAY, 16 JUNE PUBLIC EDUCATION CLASS 7-8:30 p.m. NHS Hall, CUH
" Ageless Gardening," taught by Master Gardener Joan Helback
Fee: $10; pre-registration required. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html

THURSDAY, 17 JUNE PUBLIC EDUCATION CLASS 7-9 p.m. Douglas, CUH
" Hardy Succulents for Northwest Gardens," taught by Elizabeth Petersen, Garden Writer & Consultant
Fee: $28; $25 Arb Foundation members; pre-registration required. Register
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html

SATURDAY, 19 JUNE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND WORK PARTY 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pickering Trail Invasive Removal. To sign up see: http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Projects/discovery.htm

SATURDAY, 19 JUNE HERON HELPERS WORK PARTY 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kiwanis Overlook Work Party; weed, plant, and water plants at 36th Ave. W., 1 block N. of W. Govt. Way, follow signs.
Lead: Carol at 253-691-1298

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE NEWS
Crane visitors: The WRCCRF hosted a group recently from Alaska Pacific University. The group made good use of their travel to SW Washington and stayed on for a few weeks to do a bit of work in the
forest. On a larger scale Professor Jerry Franklin brought his ESC 320 class -- although the weather wasn't too enjoyable while they were here - we'll have to work on that for next time! The last group on this week's
line up is a special needs group from Cascade Locks OR. Dave Shaw is hosting this group with a "walking tour" of the forest research area.
Event Reminder: Mark your calendars! June 24th & 25th the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility is hosting the 10th Annual Science Conference. Thursday is conference day held at Rock Creek Center in
Stevenson, WA. Friday is field trip day (if you want transportation for the field trip, you must sign up).For complete program information please visit our web site at http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf or call
the WRCCRF office at 509-427-7028, ask for Annette Hamilton if you have further questions or need assistance. Come see what has been accomplished in the past decade of research at Wind River.

FOREST CLUB HAS CFR APPAREL FOR SALE
The Forest Club now has new t-shirts, new hat colors (pink!) and hooded sweatshirts for sale! The t-shirts are $12, hats $10 and sweatshirts $30. For a limited time you can buy a hat and t-shirt for only $20! Show your support for the College and stop by Anderson 115 to buy one today!

2004 UW PRESIDENT'S STAFF FORUM SEEKS NEW MEMBERS
The President's Staff Forum, founded in 1998, is composed of fifteen non-faculty staff members and is looking for eight new individuals to replace outgoing members who have fulfilled their commitment to the group. All professional and classified permanent staff members are eligible to serve on the Forum. Terms for new members will start in September 2004 and run through September 2006, and the Forum meets approximately four times a year. Interested staff members should complete an application which
requires three on-campus references, and an explanation of why they want to serve on the Forum. The President is seeking a diverse membership, reflecting a range of occupations, work locations, types of appointments and supervisor and non-supervisory status. For more information about the Forum and an online application, visit: http://www.washington.edu/president/staff-forum/
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KUDOS

Congratulations to all of CFR's 2004 graduates (and their teachers and all who helped them on their journey here at the College). May they have every success in the days to come!

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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 20, 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 JUNE 5: (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, 5 JUNE WILDFLOWER EVENT 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Woodland Park Zoo "Celebrating Wildflowers," co-sponsored by Washington Park Arboretum, Rare Pland Care and Conservation, Native Plant Society, The Nature Conservancy, Cascade Land Conservancy, King County Noxious Weed Control Program, and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

SATURDAY, 5 JUNE HERON HELPERS WORK PARTY 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Gilman Wildlife Corridor work party--Mulch, weed, and continue planting. Call Susan or Mark, 285-8104, for directions to site and parking.

MONDAY, 7 JUNE MS THESIS DEFENSE 10:30 a.m. Anderson 22
" Effects of seasonal prescribed fire on mixed-conifer forest structure and pine resin or, Pondering the question "Why burning brings beetles," Dan Perrakis, ecosystem analysis

MONDAY, 7 JUNE MS THESIS DEFENSE 1 p.m. Anderson 207
" Development in the Deforestation Driver Seat? $wapping Debt for Nature in Belize, Central America," by Emil Cherrington, social sciences

MONDAY, 7 JUNE and TUESDAY, 8 JUNE PFC DIRECTOR CANDIDATE VISIT
Dr. Ron Li, Contact Meagan O'Shea at moshea@u.washington.edu for for information on candidates and visit schedules.

TUESDAY, 8 JUNE MS THESIS DEFENSE 9:30 a.m. Anderson 22
" Creation of Superabsorbents Inside the Micropores Inside Fibers," Andrew Dodd, paper science and engineering

TUESDAY, 8 JUNE MS THESIS DEFENSE 1:30 p.m. Anderson 22
" The effect of tree density on understory vegetation: 14-year results from Douglas-fir plantations," Mark Senger, silviculture

TUESDAY, 8 JUNE/WEDNESDAY, 9 JUNE, SEMINAR 1:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Smith 40A
Presentation of manuscript-in-progress, "Environmental Politics and Institutional Choice: Forestry and Wildlife Policies in the Developing World", Dr. Arun Agraw l, University of Michigan. Readings for the seminar will be distributed and participants are expected to review these materials prior to the seminar. RSVP to sredeker@u.washington.edu to receive seminar materials

WEDNESDAY, 9 JUNE MS THESIS DEFENSE 1:45 p.m. Anderson 22
" The Role of Trees in Roadside Traffic Safety," Nicholas Bratton, social science

THURSDAY, 10 JUNE PHD PROPOSAL DEFENSE 9:30 a.m. Winkenwerder 106 "Vegetation and Fire Regimes in Arctic Alaska: Interactions and Response to Holocene Climate Change, Philip Higuera, ecosystem analysis

THURSDAY 10 JUNE MEMORIAL TREE PLANTING ANDERSON HALL 11:30 a.m.
The CFR community is invited to attend a memorial for Jill Nakawatase on June 10th, 11:30 a.m., at the Southwest Corner of Anderson Hall. We will gather to plant a tree in memory of our friend and colleague. Jill's spirit lives on through all of us who were lucky enough to know her. The Fire and Mountain Ecology Lab, headed by Dave Peterson, hopes you can join us along with Dean Bruce Bare to honor and remember Jill's life and legacy.

FRIDAY, 11 JUNE CFR GRADUATION 2 p.m. Kane 120 Reception follows in 201 and 22 Anderson at 3 p.m. Come celebrate with this year's graduating class of 90 undergraduates and 62 graduate students! Undergraduate speaker will be Ben Brigham, wildlife science and informatics (winner of the 2004 Richard D. Taber outstanding wildlife student award). Graduate student sepaker will be Ara Erickson, MS, social science (thesis advisor, Professor Gordon Bradley). Commencement speaker will be Alan Randall ('57, logging engineering) who has had a long career of 45 years that evolved from timber cruising in the Pacific Northwest to international work on natural resources administration and forestry in 22 countries with organizations like the OAS, the Nature Conservancy, and the Tropical Forest Foundation.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFR RECOGNITION EVENT: A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
Recognition awards, dessert competition, wine tasting, silent auction, student videos, and posters ... all crammed into 2+ hours! Highlights included:

Nominations/finalists and awards (with winners in all caps)
Exemplary Staff Service: Jeff Aken, CHRIS BERRY, Rose Braden, Art Breitsprecher, John Calhoun, LYNN CATLETT, Carrie Cone, ANN CORBOY, Patricia Gomez, Fred Hoyt, Phil Hurvitz, Shane Krause, Larry Mason, CARA MATHISON, JIM MCCARTER, Sue Nicol, Luke Rogers, Debra T. Salas-Haynes, NICOLE STEVENS, Lou Stubecki
Exemplary Faculty Service:
Faculty Teaching: Gordon Bradley, Kern Ewing, Bob Northey, John Perez-Garcia, Claire Ryan, DARLENE ZABOWSKI Faculty Research: Jim Agee, Jim Fridley, Charles Halpern, Bruce Lippke, Stuart Strand, STEVE WEST Faculty Service: Gordon Bradley, DAVE BRIGGS, Tom Hinckley, Bruce Lippke SCH Production: ROB HARRISON
Exemplary Student Service: MICHAEL ANDREU, Christian Batterman, Nicholas Bratton, Ben Brigham, Julie Combs, MARIANNE ELLIOTT, Andrew Hill, Jon Honea, Nick Johnson, Beth Liddell, Bert Loosemore, ELAINE ONEIL, Carrie Spradlin. Brian Strahm, Vivek Srivastava, Mark Swanson, Joshua Tallis
Richard Taber Outstanding Student in Wildlife Award: BEN BRIGHAM
Exemplary Team Service: Center for Water and Watershed Studies, ESRM TEAM, Rare Plant Care and Conservation program (Rare Care), Rural Technology Initiative Urban Ecology Team
Dean's Awards: Faculty Award to BOB EDMONDS, Student Award to GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM COMMITTEE, Staff AWard to CFR IT TEAM
Fact Sheet Winners: 1st place to LARRY MASON
2nd place to alum ROARKE DONNELLY
Public Relations Award: DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES SERIES

The silent auction to benefit the scholarship fund broke last year's record -- we raised $1,705! Not only did we bring in more money, but there were lots more items to choose from. The final list included an Oregon wine-tasting tour, hair styling, an overnight stay and guided beach walk at ONRC, a ride in the Canopy Crane, a Pacific Northwest high tea, a weekend at an ocean front condominium, a wine-tasting party on Lake Union, a sunset sail (complete with champagne and strawberries), a Thai cooking class, a bouquet of dahlias (and the tubers to have your own next year), weeding for your garden, a beach cabin on Vashon Island, breakfast with the Dean, and a day pass to a pool and tennis club.

In the first annual CFR Dessert Contest, there were 7 wonderful entries, with winners: 1st prize to AKIRA KATO for "cheesecake/berry sauce"; runnerup was MARGARET HARRIS for "pear custard bars," and honorable mention for deluxe presentation to MARIANNE ELLIOTT for "chocolate strawberry shortcake."

Wine tasting was orchestrated by wine maestros Bruce Lippke and Steve West, with a number of blind tastings and a wide range of excellent wines from near and far.

Thanks to the Event Team, as well as all the last minute helpers, for this great event! (Evemt Team: Jeff Aken, Carrie Cone, Ivan Eastin, Rick Gustafson, Becky Johnson, Bruce Lippke, David Manuwal, Sally Morgan, Cecilia Paul, Luke Rogers, Michelle Trudeau)

75 ATTENDEES AT JUNE AT JUNE 2 DENMAN PROGRAM!
The June 2 Denman Forestry Issues Series, the 9th since the series was founded in 2000, featured CFR and state agency speakers on the topic of invasive species. Here's what Sandra Hines, of UW News and Information, had to say about the Denman and its importance, at the June 3 CFR Recognition Event, where the Denman Series won the "Public Relations Award":
"Public relations isn't just about what reporters and columnists write or broadcast about us - it can also be about taking our message directly to groups and individuals. Thanks to Dick and Mary Ellen Denman, and the production team - currently led by Bob Edmonds - CFR has the Denman Forestry Issues Series.
Last March's "Wildfire in the West" had attendees from the Forest Service, state Department of Natural Resources and county fire department representatives. Information lives on in the UWTV video - recently the Spokane city fire department asked for a copy to broadcast on their cable channel that reaches all the fire chiefs in the area.
At yesterday's session on invasives there was another interesting mix of people - from the the zoo, Seattle parks and recreation, the county's parks and recreation department, a botanical organization, and faculty from WSU and Seattle University. I sat next to Bridgett Lamp, a new employee whose a gardener at the Center for Urban Horticulture. I noticed she'd taken pages of notes and she had questions for every one of the panelists.
I think the direct contact - and subsequent broadcast on UWTV - possible with the Denman Forestry Issues Series deserves recognition as a great PR tool."

CFR AWARD FROM UW INNOVATION FUND
CFR, in cooperation with the Information School and the School of Social work, was awarded $122,000 from the UW's Innovation and Redesign fund. The shared proposal had the following statement of purpose: "The deans and information technology (IT) staff of eleven smaller schools and colleges have been meeting for more than a year to identify common problems and to collaborate on solutions. The number one shared concern is the lack of useful, school-based student information (from applicant to alumnus). As a first step in addressing this serious, common need, we propose to conduct a needs assessment and systems audit and then to outline an implementation plan for the development of a school/college-based student information system."

FOREST CLUB HAS CFR APPAREL FOR SALE
The Forest Club now has new t-shirts, new hat colors (pink!) and hooded sweatshirts for sale! The t-shirts are $12, hats $10 and sweatshirts $30. For a limited time you can buy a hat and t-shirt for only $20! Show your support for the College and stop by Anderson 115 to buy one today!

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KUDOS

Congratulations to Ivan Eastin who was appointed to Professor (WOT, effective July 1, 2004, and Susan Bolton who was appointed to Professor, effective September 16, 2004. Please join the College in congratulating Ivan and Susan on their outstanding achievements.

Kudos to wildlife science student Carrie Spradlin, who has been awarded one of six Library Research Awards for Undergraduates and a prize of $1,000 for her project, "Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado: Home range estimation and potential for population restoration." The announcement of the award states: "There were 51 applications and Ms. Spradlin's was one of the best. The Evaluation Committee was impressed with the depth and breadth of her research and her use of library research tools and databases." Carrie and her research advisor, Professor Ken Raedeke, were honored at a ceremony on Friday, June 4.

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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