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June 2006

The Straight Grain
Volume 19, 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/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING June 24. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 24-25 JUNE 3RD ANNUAL GREENWAY DAYS MTNS TO SOUND
This weekend celebration brings people between Seattle and Central Washington together to enjoy the scenic, recreational, and historic treasures in this forested, green corridor. You can enjoy the scenery just driving the Greenway on Interstate 90, but just off the highway are many wonderful places to explore. For calendar of events, see http://www.mtsgreenway.org/greenwaydays/index_html.

SATURDAY, 24 JUNE WILDLIFE PHOTO EXHIBIT BURKE MUSEUM 10 AM-4 PM
Opening day of exhibit inspired by the global Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition organized by BBC Wildlife Magazine and The Natural History Museum, London. The Burke will present 90 photographs that include several Northwest connections well-known Northwest photographer Art Wolfe served as one of the judges, as did Seattle-based photographer Kevin Schafer. See http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/wildlife/index.php.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 26-28 JUNE AWRA CONFERENCE MISSOULA, MT
American Water Resources Association Conference, "Adaptive Management of Water Resources." See http://www.awra.org/meetings/Montana2006/index_ci.html.

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FACULTY SEARCH NEWS
Sharon Doty, currently Research Assistant Professor with the College has accepted an offer to join the College as a 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor starting September 16, 2006. Sharon will work closely with the bioresource sciences program allocating her time between teaching, research, and outreach. Her hiring follows a national search to fill the bioresource science faculty position. Continuing the search for a natural resource economics faculty member, a faculty search committee has been appointed to identify three highly qualified candidates for a 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position in natural resource economics. In addition to a student member to be announced, the search committee consists of Ivan Eastin (Chair), Clare Ryan, Frank Greulich, John Perez-Garcia, David Layton, and Bruce Lippke. The committee will hold organizational meetings over the summer and begin the search process in autumn, using the position description developed for the prior faculty search carried out earlier this year but modified as appropriate to reflect feedback from the first search.

WINNERS OF CHARLES L. PACK ESSAY COMPETITION ANNOUNCED
The College is pleased to announce two winners for this year's Charles L. Pack Essay Competition. The contest is offered as an opportunity for CFR students to express their views on the forestry and to demonstrate their writing skills. The competition was originally created nearly 80 years ago through an endowed gift by Charles Pack. This year, CFR students were asked to address the role and definition of sustainable forestry in a rapidly urbanizing and globalizing world, as well as the question of what role a research forest (such as C. L. Pack Experimental Forest) can play in the development of sustainable forestry. The contest was open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The $500 prize has been awarde two students Carrie Spradlin, graduate student in wildlife science, for "Sustainable Forestry: A process," and Royce Anderson, undergraduate student in the ESRM program, for "Experimenting with Sustainability." The essays will be posted and available for download on the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest's website.

RTI NEWS
Recent presentations by RTI staff include a talk by Larry Mason entitled "Red Alder: Market reasons for optimism," to the Annual Meeting of the Washington Hardwoods Commissions at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA.

STATE ROUTE 520 FESTIVAL AND DISCUSSION
Bryan Taulbee of the Arboretum Foundation sends along the following information: "A group of leading Northwest artists will present a multi-disciplinary festival exploring the effects of State Route 520 and the Evergreen Point floating bridge on Seattle and the natural environment on Friday, July 21, at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and Washington Park Arboretum (WPA). The "Grass Routes" festival will feature performances and art installations throughout the two adjoining sites, as well as two concert performances at MOHAI's McEachern Auditorium. Grass Routes will start, appropriately enough, at 5:20 p.m., and tickets are available at http://www.grassroutesarts.org/ and at the event for a donation of $5 to $20 each. Free parking is available at MOHAI and WPA lots. Additional parking ($4 per vehicle) is available at the UW Waterfront Activity/East Campus lot.
Grass Routes is organized by Cheryl dos Remedios, a Seattle-based artist and member of the Arboretum Foundation. When she learned of the potential impact of replacing the 43-year-old bridge, she was inspired to explore the relationship between the bridge and the area's ecology and heritage. Participating artists include writer Nancy Rawles, musician Robin Holcomb, environmental artist Buster Simpson, and artist/ photographer Eduardo Caldern. The evening will begin with a welcome by Duwamish tribes language and dance groupm Tilibshudub, on Foster Point and will conclude with a Better Biscuit Dance performance led by Seattle choreographer Alex Martin around 520's abandoned ghost ramps in the Arboretum's waterfront area.
SR 520 traverses the northern portion of the 230-acre WPA, which has plant collections of international significance. The
highway passes over Foster Island, a wetland ecosystem vital to spawning salmon, migratory birds, and other wildlife with
historical importance to the Puget Sound Salish people, including the Duwamish. Adjacent to the UW, SR 520 connects the high-tech communities of Lake Union and Redmond and is crucial to the Puget Sound and Washington economies.
The WA State Department of Transportation's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released in early June and is followed by a 60-day public comment period. This arts event allows the community to come together to contemplate the future of this important public right-of-way.
Grass Routes is supported by a grant from 4Culture, as well as in-kind support from several area businesses. Other
organizations providing support include: MOHAI; The Arboretum Foundation; Allied Arts; the Auburn, Burien, Duvall, Kent, and Renton, and Bellevue Arts Commissions; SEED; Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Arts Council; and the Tukwila Arts Commission.For information, visit www.grassroutesarts.org or call 206.325.4510."

FREEBIES FROM LINDA BRUBAKER'S LAB
Linda Brubaker writes, "I will be cleaning out miscellaneous stuff from Winkenwereder 215 on Monday-Tuesday, June 26-27. Please stop by to see if any of it might be useful to your lab or field activities. Items include: test tube holders, capped vials, (used) petri dishes, shovel, duct tape, buckets, meter sticks, thermarest pads, microscope slide boxes, rubber boots, saran wrap, aluminum foil, misc. screw drivers, vice grip wrenches, etc, etc, etc. What is not taken, goes into the dumpster!"

C-10 PARKING LOT NOTICE
The UW's Do It Program (Disabled students) has used the C-10 parking lot for their students for the past five years, and will be doing so again this year on July 13, 6-10 p.m C-10 will be closed to parking by anyone other than permit holders and the gatehouses will be instructed not to assign any parking in C-10 after 3 p.m. Check your calendars to determine whether you have any events that could create a conflict and let Sally Morgan, slm@u.washington.edu, know so that alternative parking can be arranged.

CAROL GREEN TO RETIRE
Carol Green writes, "I will be on leave from June 21, 2006 until June 30, 2006. As of July 1st, 2006, I will be fully retired
from the UW Libraries. If you need reference assistance please call the Natural Sciences Library Reference Desk at 206.543.1244 or e-mail natsci@u.washington.edu. Maureen Nolan (nolan@u.washington.edu) will be taking over as liaison with the College. Contact her for specific issues regarding forest resources materials and services. I will be monitoring my e-mail during the summer and will answer personal e-mails, but only rarely will respond to messages regarding Libraries issues."

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For an article featuring Jeff Richey, Joint Professor in terrestrial oceanography and forest resources, see Seattle Times
article, "No easy solutions to die-off at Hood Canal," http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003070478_hoodcanal19m.html.

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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/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://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
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/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 12

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING June 19. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

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MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, 19-21 JUNE COMMUNITY FORESTRY CONF. NEBRASKA CITY,NE
"Community Forestry at its Best," For agenda and registration, see http://arborday.org/programs/conferences/communityforestry/index.cfm.

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 19-22 JUNE WFCNA ANNUAL MEETING EUGENE, OR
Annual Meeting, Western Forestry and Conservation Nursery Association. For information and to register, see http://www.westernforestry.org/westnurseryassoc/nursery.htm.

WEDNESDAY, 21 JUNE FOREST MGMT WORKSHOP BLACK DIAMOND,WA 6-9 PM
Workshop on Management of Young Forests, sponsored by WSU King County Extension. For information and to register, see http://www.metrokc.gov/wsu%2Dce/forestry/youngforestsworkshop.pdf.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 24-25 JUNE 3RD ANNUAL GREENWAY DAYS MTNS TO SOUND
This weekend celebration brings people between Seattle and Central Washington together to enjoy the scenic, recreational, and historic treasures in this forested, green corridor. You can enjoy the scenery just driving the Greenway on Interstate 90, but just off the highway are many wonderful places to explore. For calendar of events, see http://www.mtsgreenway.org/greenwaydays/index_html.

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SAVE THE DATES!
Mark your calendars for an upcoming conference on invasive plant species,"Meeting the Challenge: Invasive Plants in Pacific Northwest Ecosystems," at UWBG on September 19-20, 2006. See http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/invasives/homepage.htm.
The College's Fall All-College Retreat has been scheduled for one-half day on Monday, September 25, 2006 at the Skansonia (the reconditioned ferry you see driving toward Gas Works Park on the north end of Lake Union), beginning at 8:30 a.m.

A WARM WELCOME TO NEW ASSISTANT PROFESSOR MONIKA MOSKAL
New faculty member Monika Moskal will be arriving at the College on Friday, June 16. She will be located in Bloedel 334. On Tuesday, June 20, there will be coffeee and donuts starting at 10 a.m. in her office -- please stop by for a coffee break and to welcome Monika to our CFR community!

NEW FACULTY TOUR
CFR is planning a "rolling" introduction for our incoming faculty this fall. An intensive three-day tour (September 18, 19, and 20) will introduce new faculty to the College's major research thrusts and its off-campus sites and their programs. It will provide opportunities for interaction with a representative collection of faculty, staff, and collaborators. The tour will begin on Monday morning, September 18th, with a program at UWBG, Center for Urban Horticulture. Mid-morning, a large, comfortable bus will leave for Pack Forest, and by evening participants will be housed near the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility. Tuesday morning, there will be crane tours, and then it's on the road to the NorPac paper mill in Longview, a stop at Willapa Bay, the Olympic Rain Forest, and ONRC for the evening. On Wednesday, the final day, after a tour of ONRC, there will be a stop at Fort Worden, returning to Seattle by about 4 p.m. Meals and lodging throughout are courtesy of the College. We are looking for representation across programs and hope you are available. Please RSVP your interest to Professor Gordon Bradley. Space availability and other details will be confirmed by the end of June.

DESIGNER CAMPUS
Design work on two UW projects -- the Conibear Shellhouse and Merrill Hall, UW Botanic Gardens -- has earned the Miller/Hull Partnership an Honor Award and a Citation Award in the Civic Design Awards 2006 presented by the Washington Council of the American Institute of Architects earlier this month. The Civic Design Awards program identifies public projects that are hallmarks of civic design. A total of nine civic works earned awards this year. See http://www.aiawa.org/images/CDA06/MerrillHall.html for jury comments.

NEWS FROM WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE RESEARCH FACILITY
Ken Bible reports on recent research presentations from projects at the WRCCRF and the Wind River Experimental Forest. Topics included water transport in trees and forest ecosystems, carbon dynamics, forest health, and forest demographics.
USFS researcher Rick Meinzer from Oregon elucidated the finer points of water movement in trees. Of particular interest is the phenomenon of hydraulic redistribution, which in essence demonstrates that woody plants with deep root systems serve as a pumping system that brings water up from deep soils during the daytime redistributing it at night into the upper soil layers where it is subsequently available to smaller plants. Such a mechanism could be ecologically important during the summertime when moisture in shallow soil is limited.
Jeff Warren, a USFS-funded student at Oregon State University, provided a progress report on a study to explore water movement among plants and fungi furthering our understanding of the infrastructure involved in movement of water in intact forest ecosystem. Jeff's study design is about as close to a clinical laboratory in the woods as ever seen. On his plot over 300 species of fungi have been identified, all of which may be involved in water transport among trees.
Mike Ryan, a USFS researcher from Colorado, presented a preliminary analysis of data collected from a set of eight soil carbon flux chambers. His analysis further supports the increasingly, widely-held suspicion that a significant portion of carbon evolving out of soils on the WRCCRF crane site is not being measured by the above-ground eddy flux sensors, especially at night when carbon just slips off the site undetected.
Julia Kerrigan, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded student from Oregon State University, explained the variation in fungal colonization and disease severity of Swiss needle cast and how it is strongly correlated with winter temperature and spring moisture. The pathogen is endemic on Douglas-fir needles in the Pacific Northwest; however, old-growth levels of infection are small in scope and stable, while distribution in young Douglas-fir forests on the coast are epidemic.
Students from Jerry Franklin's lab detailed their work on the establishment of plots to assess forest ecosystem structure and function and spatial patterning. Much of this work could provide a foundation for additional forest study areas in the vicinity of Wind River, especially the elusive 250-350 year-old stands that display the early old-growth stage of structural development.

PNW CHAPTER OF ISA SEEKS STUDENT VOLUNTEERS FOR TRAINING CONFERENCE
The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is pleased to announce that its 2006 Annual Training Conference will be held in Redmond, WA from September 28th through October 1st. The field day will be held at Marymoor Park and the indoor educational sessions will be at the Marriott Hotel in the Redmond Town Center. This is the premier arboricultural training event for the Pacific Northwest and it rotates between the various chapter member states/provinces (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia), so it won't be back in Washington for another four years. Volunteers are an essential part of the conference from beginning to end. Besides the volunteer committee that plans the event, numerous volunteers are needed to ensure that it runs smoothly. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in arboriculture, horticulture, forestry or other related fields, to volunteer their time in exchange for attendance at first rate educational sessions. Four hours of volunteer time will provide one day of free attendance to the conference as well as a stylish T-shirt! Anyone who is interested can send their name, address, phone number, and e-mail address to Alan Haywood at SAHAYWOODS@msn.com. You will be contacted later in the summer to confirm your availability and assign you a task and shift.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For an article in the Vancouver, WA Business Journal that features work by Research Scientist Kathy Wolf, see "Made in the shade: An appropriate tree canopy can make money for businesses and communities," http://www.vbjusa.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=770.

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KUDOS
Kudos to all members of our College who helped make our June 9, 2006 Graduation Ceremony such a big success. Without the help of our many volunteers we could not offer our students the recognition they richly deserve. Special thanks to all of the faculty presenters -- Jim Agee, Linda Brubaker, Bob Edmonds, Jim Fridley, Dave Manuwal, Bill McKean, Sarah Reichard, Clare Ryan, Peter Schiess, and Darlene Zabowski. Also thanks too to all the wonderful staff volunteers that helped make the reception run smoothly--Geetha, Amanda, Cecilia, Nancy, Kendall, Marc, Sally, and Margery--just to name a few! Kudos also to the CFRAA for their assistance and financial support.

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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

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
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/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 11

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING June 11. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

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MONDAY, 12 JUNE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY MTNEERS BLDG 7-8:30 PM
"Environmental Sustainability and Security," a talk by Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund. Cost: $10 members and students with I.D.; $15 non-members. Register on-line at
http://www.world-affairs.org/calendar.cfm?eventID=696&action=eventDetails.

SATURDAY, 17 JUNE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY LUTHER BURBANK PK 9 AM-3PM
Invasive plant removal at Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island, WA, sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway. Register at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/events/ploneformmailer.2006-01-11.4823924275.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SAVE THE DATES!
Mark your calendars for an upcoming conference on invasive plant species,"Meeting the Challenge: Invasive Plants in Pacific
Northwest Ecosystems," at UWBG on September 19-20, 2006. See http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/invasives/homepage.htm.

The College's Fall All-College Retreat has been scheduled for one-half day on Monday, September 25, 2006 at the Skansonia (the
reconditioned ferry you see driving toward Gas Works Park on the north end of Lake Union), beginning at 8:30 a.m.

NEWS FROM ONRC
A proposal for the 2006-2007 Math Institute at ONCRC, submitted by Bob Lee and Ellen Matheny to the state legislature, has been chosen for funding, with the final budget amount pending an upcoming meeting with the selection committee in Olympia. Reports Ellen, "I am 'tickled pink' about this development. I recruited 33 teachers from the rural, high need school districts around us. Most notably, we have several teachers coming from La Push (Quiluete Tribal School) and from Neah Bay schools. This expands our work with the tribal nations and into schools that could really use this common sense approach to math experienced at the Institute."

NEWS FROM RTI
Recent presentations by RTI faculty and staff included "Community-Based Mill Waste Utilization May Hold New Promise for Production of Steam and Electricity on the Western Olympic Peninsula," a paper presented by Larry Mason to the Canadian Bioenergy Conference held at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. John Calhoun (ONRC) and Bruce Lippke (RTI) were co-authors of this report that examined potential for use of shingle and sawmill waste to produce renewable energy for the city of Forks. Larry Mason, along with Robert Wheeler and Heidi Veach of the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, presented a day-long workshop on "Assessing Potential Utilization of Woody Biomass from Forest Management." This workshop was presented for tribal and BIA foresters attending the National Indian Timber Symposium in Fairbanks, Alaska. Says Larry, "Development of renewable energy is an important resource management priority for many Indian Nations and Native Corporations that are struggling to meet the heating and electricity needs of remote villages in the wake of rising oil costs."

FREE PUBLICATION AVAILABLE FROM USFS
The U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, reports that it has a free-of-charge supply of "Amenity Resource Valuation: Integrating economics with other disciplines," a book by Peterson, G. L., Driver, B. L., & Gregory, R. (Eds.). (1988). State College, PA: Venture Publishing, Inc. 260 p. A collection by authors from apparently disparate disciplines, it discusses technical issues that are the focus of controversy, such as (1) consistency between economic theory and human behavior, (2) validity of methodological assumptions, (3) adequacy of experimental design, (4) clarity and validity of interpretation, (5) appropriateness of generalization, and (6) adequacy of economic measures to include and represent all relevant dimensions of human concern. This book was designed to help resolve some of these issues by attempting to integrate the perspective and methods of economics with other behavioral sciences, such as sociology and phsychology, in the valuation of nonpriced amenity goods and services. To order single or multiple copies, contact rschneider@fs.fed.us (include full mailing address in block format).

SUMMER SALARIES FOR FACULTY WITH 9-MONTH APPOINTMENTS
Recent conversation with the Office of the Provost suggests that CFR needs to revisit and clarify interpretation of the process used when faculty on 9-month appointments request payment of summer salaries that exceed 2.5 months. For a memo from the Dean on this topic, see http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/sufacsal.html.

SURVEY BY UW DAILY
From The Daily editors, "During the past few years, the staff at The Daily has become increasingly aware of a concern among many in the campus community that the paper doesn't reflect what its constituents are interested in. While we at The Daily always make every effort to cover a broad range of issues, we've realized that when it comes to what is interesting and relevant to our readers, our 'best guess' isn't good enough." To participate in a short survey that aims to improve communication between the paper and the rest of the campus, inciting changes to content and goals that more accurately reflect what constituents want to see in a campus newspaper, see https://catalysttools.washington.edu/tools/survey/?sid=23455&owner=trev2k.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For an interview with Tom Hinckley in the UWTV on-line newsletter, see "Seeing the Forests and the Trees," http://www.uwtv.org/newsletter/insider_0606.asp.

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KUDOS
Kudos from research scientist Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, based at Friday Harbor, recognizing the work of CFR staff. Writes Sandy, "In particular I want to identify Ms. Carrie Cone, Ms. Trinh Vo, Ms. Marivic Jimenez and Ms. Pat Chinn-Sloan for their countless hours of expedient work relating to my projects. The success of my work, from an administrative perspective, is directly related to their diligent work. I am grateful for their help and productivity."

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/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://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
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/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 10

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING June 4. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

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SATURDAY-THURSDAY, 3-8 JUNE RESOURCE MGMT SYMPOSIUM VANCOUVER, BC
12th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM, Simon Fraser University, "Social Sciences in Resource Management: Global challenges and responses," See http://www.issrm2006.rem.sfu.ca/.

SUNDAY, 4 JUNE UW POSTDOC PICNIC GOLDEN GARDENS PARK, SEATTLE 3 PM
Postdocs are invited to join the UW Postdoctoral Association for the second annual UW Postdoc Picnic. Barbecue and games, bring a dish to share -- plates/utensils/drinks/burgers and buns provided.

MONDAY, 5 JUNE DISSERTATION PROPOSAL ANDERSON 22 1 PM
"Predicting Cumulative Ecosystem Response to Tidal Forested Wetland Restoration Projects in the Columbia River Estuary," Heida Diefenderfer, forest ecology; committee chair: Kristiina Vogt.

MONDAY, 5 JUNE THESIS PROPOSAL WINK 207 1 PM
"Fire and the Management of Young Stands in the Entiat Watershed, Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests," Phil Monsanto, forest ecology; committee chair: Jim Agee.

MONDAY, 5 JUNE DISSERTATION DEFENSE WINK 201 2 PM
"Interactions of Crows, Songbirds, and People across a Gradient of Urbanization," John Withey, wildlife science; committee chair: John Marzluff.

MONDAY, 5 JUNE BRUBAKER RETIREMENT PARTY AND 207 3:30-5:30 PM
CFR faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a retirement party for Linda Brubaker. We'll have an "open mike" so people can share reminiscences (NOT a roast!) and if you have any photos to share, please bring them. (Or if you have electronic versions, that would be even better -- send them to Sally Morgan, slm@u.washington.edu.)

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, 5-7 JUNE BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE PORTLAND,OR
"Managing Biodiversity in Pacific Northwest Forests: Strategies and opportunities." For information and registration, see http://outreach.forestry.oregonstate.edu/biodiversity/.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 7-9 JUNE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES CONFERENCE PORTLAND,OR
Regional conference on ecosystem services payments, "Making the Priceless Valuable: Jumpstarting environmental markets." For\ information and registration, see http://www.ecotrust.org/forestry/katoomba.html.

THURSDAY, 8 JUNE NWFSC SEMINAR OCEAN TCHNG BLDG 14 11 AM
"The Logical Incoherence of Modern Statistical Practice," Stuart Hurlbert, San Diego State University.

THURSDAY, 8 JUNE UW-REN CAPSTONE SYMPOSIUM UWBG,CUH 6-8 PM
Join UW-REN for student project presentations for the Capstone in Restoration Ecology. Learn how capstone students work on interdisciplinary teams with an outside client to plan and implement restoration projects in local communities. RSVP to uwren@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 8 JUNE UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 7-8:30 PM
"Gardening and Nature Study with Kids," Emily Bishton, Master Gardener. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

FRIDAY, 9 JUNE THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 10 AM
"The Ecological Role of Armillaria spp. in a Temperate Old-Growth Rainforest, Olympic Peninsula, Washington," Nicholas Brazee; committee chair: Bob Edmonds.

FRIDAY, 9 JUNE CFR GRADUATION CELEBRATION KANE 120 2-3:30 PM
Graduation celebration is followed by cake and punch reception in Anderson 207 and Anderson 22.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SAVE THE DATES!
Mark your calendars for an upcoming conference on invasive plant species,"Meeting the Challenge: Invasive Plants in Pacific Northwest Ecosystems," at UWBG on September 19-20, 2006. See http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/invasives/homepage.htm. The two-day conference will present the latest findings on current and emerging problem species, share effective prevention and control techniques, and foster the creation of strategies and partnerships for managing invasive plants in forest, rangeland, and urban environments.

The College's Fall All-College Retreat has been scheduled for one-half day on Monday, September 25, 2006 at the Skansonia (the reconditioned ferry you see driving toward Gas Works Park on the north end of Lake Union), beginning at 8:30 a.m. We are fortunate to be working again with Jan Monti of The JANUS Group, who was the lead facilitator at our 2003 planning event at the Waterfront Activities Center. Agenda items will include: (1) a chance to meet and interact with new College faculty and staff (2) a status report and a brief review of the 2005-2008 goals and objectives developed during last Fall's retreat at the Lake Washington Rowing Club, with an opportunity to further identify important tasks for the next year (3) an opportunity to "brainstorm" and think creatively about the future and the challenges and opportunities ahead for CFR and (4)a presentation by an outside speaker on how successful organizations function in today's complex environment. A continental breakfast (beginning at 8 a.m.) and a buffet lunch will be provided. More details will follow as they become available.

CFR WELCOMES NEW UWBG GARDENER ROY FARROW
A warm welcome to Roy Farrow, new Gardener II at the Washington Park Arboretum!

WELCOME TO NEW CFR STUDENTS
A warm welcome to Julie Simmons, freshman pre-major declared in ESRM and Aaron Inserra, new UW transfer junior declared in ESRM, both with an interest in wildlife science; welcome also to Jae Hong Kim, junior pre-major declared in ESRM with an interest in ecology and conservation and to Ryan McMahon, junior pre-engineering student declared in paper science and engineering.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH GRANTS FOR MAY 2006
Funded amount = $921,472
"Phytoremediation of Hazardous Pollutants by Transgenic Plants"; sponsor: NIH; PI: Stuart Strand
"NatureMapping Travel"; sponsor WA Department of Fish and Wildlife; PI: Karen Dvornich
"Adapting an Existing Road-culvert Interaction Model to Reeduce Sediment Deliveries for Use in ArcGIS 9"; sponsor WA Department of Natural Resources; PI: Peter Schiess
"Washington Family Forest Dataset Development"; sponsor: U.S. Forest Service; PI: Bruce Lippke

DEAN BARE PROPOSES NEW RESEARCH CLUSTER IN BIORESOURCES
Rapid changes throughout society abound and are especially apparent in the wood products, paper, and allied industries. We read about new developments in bio-fuels, bio-energy, bio-refineries, changing private forest land ownership patterns, forest products market segmentation, chain of custody certification, and sustainability almost daily. Writes Dean Bare, "I believe our College is poised to capitalize on a concerted and coordinated effort with other collaborators (on and off campus) to spearhead the development of a new center of excellence in bioresource science and technology. This new center will include research, technology transfer, and outreach programs related to solid wood as well as wood and non-wood fiber materials that encompass the entire supply chain from forest to end consumer. The center's focus will be on the use of renewable raw materials (or biomass) as a source of energy, fuel, and new chemicals that might be produced from bio-refineries. Simultaneously, the center will investigate new science and technologies that will minimize the generation of greenhouse gases during the conversion process and over the entire life of the products produced. I am asking Professors Gustafson and Lippke to coordinate the College's efforts to prepare a white paper that charts the future course for this center of excellence. We must be especially mindful to include our partners in the Colleges of Engineering and Architecture and Urban Planning (and perhaps others) as well as CFR faculty wishing to actively participate. I am willing to allocate College resources in the development of the white paper as I believe it is supportive of the College's mission and vision. Please consider your opportunities to collaborate with Professors Gustafson and Lippke when meetings are scheduled."

NOMINATIONS SOLICITED FOR DENMAN PULP AND PAPER PROFESSORSHIP
Nominations and self-nominations are solicited for the Denman Endowed Pulp and Paper Professorship. Writes Dean Bare, "In September, we expect the Denman Professorship in Pulp and Paper Science to be available for re-assignment. As a first step in identifying appropriate candidates, I would like to open the floor for nominations, including self-nominations. Please give consideration to someone you believe will use the Professorship to meet donor needs, advance the College's mission, vision, and strategic themes, who possesses the highest level of scholarship, and who has demonstrated a high level of academic and professional leadership. This should include working with a broad cross-section of individuals, integrating their work with others within the College as well as with others in the UW and the community. For more information, see http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/endowposit.html.

LATEST ISSUE OF NATURAL SCIENCES LIBRARY NEWSLETTER
Items of interest in the most recent Natural Sciences Library Newsletter include an articlee about the new Forest Resources Library Liaison and a trial of a new database. See http:/www.lib.washington.edu/natsci/NEWSLETT/NSL%20News-springr2006.pdf

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY WEBSITE
This month, Earthscape (http:/www.earthscape.org) concentrates on sustainable forestry and welcomes new contributors tp CIFOR, Forest Trends and the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry. These publications present a range of perspectives and provide an overview of the state of science, policy and programs focused on preserving, maintaining, and restoring forest ecosystems and enhancing the economic livelihoods of communities dependent on forests. This month's collection of web resources, for all levels of teachers and learners, include the Union of Concerned Scientists' resource on "Recognizing Forests' Role in Climate Change". Go to www.earthscape.org to browse through the new publications, e-books on forestry, the web resources and a video seminar exploring alternatives to slash and burn agriculture.

UW REORGANIZATION
To reorganize or not to reorganize? The committee appointed by Provosit Phyllis Wise recently held its first public forum. The committee, charged with reviewing the organization of the UW's schools and colleges, elicited comments on a variety of subjects from a small but spirited group. It's clear the committee's job won't be easy; the original deadline of July 30 for producing a report to the provost already has been extended to Autumn Quarter. For more information on the public meeting, see http://uwnews.org/uweek/uweekarticle.asp?articleID=24694.

UW TASK FORCE REPORTS ON TECHNOLOGY NEEDS
The task force examining UW's current and future information technology needs, appointed by Provost Phyllis Wise in March, released its interim report May 9th. It includes findings and recommendations and is available online at http://depts.washington.edu/isfuture/report.shtml.

CFR IN THE NEDIA
For yet more on the Dan Donato salvage logging Science article and its repercussions, see "University Bids to Salvage Reputation After Flap Over Logging Paper," http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/312/5778/1288.
For news items on the closing of the world-renowned Heronswood Nursery co-founded by CFR alum Dan Hinckley, see "World-famous Heronswood Nursery closes," http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/272206_heronswood31.html and "Paradise lost: Heronswood uprooted," http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003029627_heronswood31m.html.

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KUDOS
Kudos to David Mabberley, who was recently awarded the Linnean Medal by the Linnean Society of London. The medal is awarded annually, alternately to a botanist and a zoologist or to both simultaneously, as an expression of the Society's estimate and appreciation of service to science. Any biologist, irrespective of nationality, is eligible to receive the Medal. It is presented at the Anniversary Meeting by the President, who then specifies the grounds on which the Medal has been awarded. The Linnean Medal was first awarded in 1888 and early recipients included Huxley (1890), Wallace (1892), Haeckle (1894), Strasburger (1905), Angler (1913), de Vries (1929), and D'Arcy Thompson (1938), and more recently Charles Elton (1968), J.Z. Young (1974), Ernst Mayr (1977), Cronquist (1986), & S.J. Gould (1992). The Society's web site contains additional information: http://www.linnean.org/index.php?id=43.

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/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm.

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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/events.cgi