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June 2008

The Straight Grain
Volume 26, 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.

THE STRAIGHT GRAIN TAKES A TWO WEEK BREAK; NEXT ISSUE IS JULY 11.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING JUNE 22 AND ENDING JULY 6. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 22-26 JUNE APGA CONFERENCE PASADENA, CA
2008 American Public Garden Association Annual Conference, "The Big Picture."

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 22-26 JUNE SOILS CONFERENCE BLACKSBURG, VA
North American Forest Soils Conference, "Forest Soil Science: Celebrating 50 years of research on properties, processes, and management of forest soils."

WEDNESDAY, 25 JUNE INTERNAT'L FORESTRY DAY VANCOUVER,BC 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
International Forestry Education Day, UBC. .

THURSDAY, 26 JUNE DARRYLL JOHNSON RETIREMENT ANDERSON 27 2-4 PM
Open house to celebrate retirement of PNW-CESU co-leader and CFR Affiliate faculty member Darryll Johnson.

FRIDAY, 27 JUNE THESIS PROPOSAL ANDERSON 306 2 PM
“Fusion of LiDAR and Imagery for Estimating Canopy Fuel Metrics in Eastern Cascade Forests, Todd Erdody; Committee Chair: Monika Moskal.

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, 29 JUNE-2 JULY ACF CONFERENCE ANCHORAGE, AK
Association of Consulting Foresters National Conference, "Pioneering Forestry's Future.".

THURSDAY, 30 JULY UW BOOKSTORE REFUND UBS, SEATTLE, WA
Don't forget to turn in your receipts for the University Bookstore rebate before you leave campus for the summer. The deadline is June 30th, and rebate envelopes are available at the bookstore. The rebate has gone back up to 10% for this year.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

DEAN'S STATEMENT ON UW PROPOSED COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
For a statement by Dean Bruce Bare on the UW's proposed College of the environment see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/About/msg_dean.htm. We all look forward to a robust and productive discussion in the ensuing months as the new College is defined.

COLLEGE WILL WELCOME NEW ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Pending approval by the UW Board of Regents, the College looks forward to welcoming new faculty member Dr. Aaron Wirsing, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Florida International University, who has accepted our offer to join the CFR faculty this autumn as an assistant professor of wildlife conservation. Dr. Wirsing has conducted a large-scale field study of the impacts of predation on the habitat use and population dynamics of snowshoe hares in a fragmented Idaho landscape, and is currently leading a long-term assessment of the indirect effects that tiger sharks exert on a seagrass community by altering grazer habitat use in a coastal marine ecosystem in Australia. He is also exploring the implications of hare habitat
preferences for lynx management and recovery in the northwestern United States. His wide interests in predator-prey dynamics span the terrestrial and marine realms and include substantial statistical modeling.

NOTES ON CFR'S 2008 GRADUATING CLASS (CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK'S SG)
The class of 2007-2008 includes graduates from last autumn through this summer and represents an exceptional group of students fulfilling requirements for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Women comprise about half of the total receiving either graduate or undergraduate degrees from the College. Graduating this year are 45 students with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources degree, 30 Master of Science in Forest Resources recipients, two Master of Forest Resources recipients, one Master of Environmental Horticulture, and 10 Doctor of Philosophy students. The UW also allows undergraduate students to receive two degrees from two different Colleges by earning 225 credits. One undergraduate degree is
180 credits. In the Class of 2007-2008, we have six students receiving double degrees, partnering with: American Ethnic Studies, Chemical Engineering, English, and Environmental Studies. Students can also receive minors in various programs throughout the UW by completing a minimum of 25 credits. Ten of our students also completed UW minors from programs including Fisheries, Quantitative Science, Chemistry, and Environmental Studies. The graduate student speaker at the graduation ceremony on June 13 was Jim Lutz, who recently completed his PhD under the guidance of Jerry Franklin. Jim's dissertation was on "Climate, Fire, and Vegetation Change in Yosemite National Park." Jim's research consisted of analyzing changes in Yosemite forests between the 1930s and the present using field data and satellite images. Jim's research makes an important contribution to understanding the dynamics of older forests and the nature of fire in the Sierra Nevada. Larissa Zuk was the elected undergraduate speaker. Larissa received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources with a major in Paper Science and Engineering. She has been involved with TAPPI student club and the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Yetti Rusli (PhD 1999) heads the Forestry Plan Formulation Division for the Government of Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry.
Michelle Noe (BS 2003) is the newsletter editor and serves on the Board of Directors of Bats Northwest, a not-for-profit organization formed in
1996 by scientists, educators, and interested lay people to help protect Pacific Northwest bat populations through education and research.
Dave Peter (PhD 2005) is an ecologist with the USDA Forest Service’s Olympia Forestry Sciences Lab. His focus is resource management and
productivity.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For coverage of the Merrill Hall arson trial, see "UW arsonist, Briana Waters, sentenced to 6 years."
.For an Oregonian story quoting Jerry Franklin see "Wyden's logging plan could please environmentalists, industry.".
For a June 2008 Science video that also features Jerry Franklin, see "Forests in Flux."

KUDOS
Kudos to all faculty and staff who helped make our CFR graduation ceremony run so smoothly on Friday, June 13th and/or participated in the UW's Saturday, June 14th commencement program. Both events were well attended and cap a very successful year for our College and the UW.
Kudos to graduate student Todd Erdody who has been awarded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship for the 2008. Todd is working on the “Fusion of LiDAR and Imagery for Estimating Canopy Fuel Metrics in Eastern Cascade Forests.” Todd successfully completed his first year of his master’s program and will be presenting his thesis proposal on June 27th, the presentation is in Anderson 306 at 2 p.m., open to the public.

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 26, 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.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING JUNE 14. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 14 JUNE UW COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY UW CAMPUS 9 AM-4:30 PM
UW Commencement Ceremony..

SATURDAY, 14 JUNE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY TUKWILA, WA 10 AM-2 PM
People for Puget Sound, Habitat Restoration on the Duwamish River, Cecil Moses Memorial Park..

MONDAY, 16 JUNE UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH 7-9 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "The Northwest Green Home Primer," Kathleen O'Brien, O'Brien & Company.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
June 22-26, 2008, American Public Garden Association Annual Conference, "The Big Picture," Pasadena, CA.
June 22-26, 2008, North American Soils Conference, Blacksburg, VA.
June 25, 2008, International Forestry Education Day, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.
June 26, 2008, Darryll Johnson retirement open house, Anderson 207, 2-4 p.m.

IN MEMORIAM, GEORGE CORKERY (BS 1941)
Dean Bare writes, "It is with great sadness that I report that our friend and alumnus George Corkery passed away this afternoon at about 2 p.m. While
a sad time for the Corkery family, there is some comfort in knowing that George was not suffering too much up until just recently, and he is now at
peace. Fortunately, Jack and Vada May were able to visit and talk with George yesterday. George was a very reserved person, who enjoyed sailing,
rowing, and taking care of his classic old home in the Leschi area. He enjoyed being part of the College and the UW, would attend many of our events,
and never wanted to miss a Husky football game. I greatly enjoyed his friendship and his passion for the College." The Corkery family established
the first endowed chair in College history, the Corkery Family Endowed Chair in Forest Resources. The service for George will be held at St. James
Cathedral in Seattle on Friday, June 20th at 10:30 a.m.

BIOENERGY PROJECTS UPDATE
Larry Mason reports that he, along with ONRC Director John Calhoun, attended the International Bioenergy Conference in Prince George, British Columbia in June. The conference was attended by over 400 delegates from 20 countries. Larry gave a presentation entitled “Forest Fuels Reductions and Biomass to Energy: Parallel Opportunities for Public Benefit," highlighting the work of CFR researchers on methodologies for full value accounting for cost/benefit analysis of public investment in the combined activities of forest health restoration and biomass utilization for renewable energy. Larry also helped create a poster on bioenergy for the May 2008 WA State Society of American Foresters annual meeting. The poster will be used in educational displays around the state and nationally to help draw attention to the important role of wood in renewable energy production and to the work on this being done at the UW.

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2008 GRADUATING CLASS!
Students, faculty, staff, colleagues, family, and friends of the 2008 graduating class joined in a celebration on Friday, June 13, 2008, to bestow on the College's graduates well-deserved, hard-earned recognition and support. The diversity of careers that the 2008 class has chosen to undertake is remarkable. Students' employers range from city, county, and private companies to state and national parks and forests. Some students have chosen to work as consultants for non-profit private organizations, or start their own businesses. Some will work as scientists or environmental specialists, while others will work as forest managers or horticultural landscape designers. Others will become engineers working to solve problems facing the forest and the pulp and paper industries. Some will become faculty members at universities across the nation. And some will pursue graduate studies at the College or at other universities. Featured speakers at the ceremony included Bob Dick ('74), Board member and President of the CFR Alumni Association. A second generation graduate of the College (his father graduated in 1939 and spent his career as a Weyerhaeuser Company forester in Grays Harbor, WA), Bob currently is Washington Manager for the American Forest Resource Council in Olympia, WA, a position he has held since 1993. Keynote speaker was Roger Hoesterey ('83, Northwest Regional Director of the Trust for Public Lands. Following the formal ceremony in Kane Hall, cake and punched were served under festive tents in the Anderson-Bloedel-Winkenwerder Courtyard

TWO NEW GRADUATE SCHOOL AWARDS
Amanda Davis writes, "If you wish to nominate one of your students for the Graduate School's newly created Distinguished Dissertation and Distinguished Master's Thesis Awards, the Office of Student and Academic Services is coordinating these award submissions. The deadline for the dissertation award is July 15th and the deadline for the master's award is August 1st. Departments are limited to one nomination per award. Nominations must come from the department Chair or Graduate Program Coordinator.

REMEMBER TO TURN IN RECEIPTS FOR UW BOOKSTORE REBATES
A reminder from Sally Morgan, "If you shop at the UW bookstare (and who doesn't?), don't forget to turn in your receipts before you leave campus for the summer. The deadline is June 30th, and rebate envelopes are available at the bookstore. The rebate has gone back up to 10% for this year."

ALUMNI UPDATES
Katherine Vang-Haws (MS 1980) is a non-game wildlife specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Bemidji, MN.
John Weber (MS 1980) went on to get a PhD in forest genetics at Oregon State University. He currently works with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), West and Central Africa, in Bamako, Mali.
Steven Buhaly (BS 1981) went on to get an MBA at the UW. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer for TriQuint Semiconductor, based in Hillsboro, OR. Before joining TriQuint he was Chief Financial Officer at Longview Fibre Company; he also held previous positions with Planar Systems, Inc. and Tektronix, Inc.
Wayne Chaudiere (BS 1981) is a natural resource specialist for the Whatcom County Conservation District in Lynden, WA. His responsibilities include Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program project management, geographic information system mapping, and technical assistance for manure composting, farm planning, and compliance with the County's Critical Areas Ordinance.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See the Winter/Spring 2008 newsletter of the National Defense Center for Energy and Environmentfor an article featuring the Landscape Management
System, "Navy Using Landscape Management System to Sustain Pacific Northwest Forests."

KUDOS
Kudos to Elizabeth Loudon, whose proposal entitled “An Experiment with iPods in the Garden: Digital audio tours at UW Botanic Gardens,” has been accepted as a concurrent session at the National Association for Interpretation National Workshop in Portland, Oregon this coming November. Writes Deb Tewell, events manager for the program, "Competition was particularly keen this year, given the fact that we received a record number of proposals for a set number of time slots."
Kudos to CFR undergraduate Chris Magruder, a student in the ESRM major, who is among the four individuals and two teams selected to enter the Husky Hall of Fame as its Class of 2008; Chris was selected for his baseball performance back in 1996-98. The Class of 2008 will be formally inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame on Friday, November 14th, in a ceremony at the UW's Bank of America Arena and will be introduced during halftime of UW's final home football game of the season the next day in Husky Stadium against UCLA.

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 26, 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.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING JUNE 7. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 7 JUNE UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,WPA 9 AM-12 PM
"Plant Identification at the Arboretum," Bess Bronstein, horticulturist.

SATURDAY, 7 JUNE UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH 10 AM-2 PM
"The Art of Espalier," David Conners, Seattle Tree Fruit Society.

SUNDAY, 8 JUNE CELEBRATING WILDFLOWERS OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PK 12-4 PM
"Celebrating Wildflowers," hosted by UW Botanic Garden's Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care) Program.

MONDAY, 9 JUNE CFR FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 10:30 AM-12 PM
College of Forest Resources Faculty meeting.

MONDAY, 9 JUNE LAND USE/CLIMATE CHANGE SEATTLE, REI 6-8 PM
Washington Foundation for the Environment Roundtable Discussion, "Land Use and Climate Change-Your House, Your Car, Our Climate: What should Washington do?", Rod
Brown, Cascadia Law Group and David Dye, WA Deputy Secretary of Transportation.

TUESDAY, 10 JUNE BIODIVESITY COUNCIL TACOMA NATURE CTR 9 AM
Biodiversity Council meeting; open to the public. Agenda includes updates on activities in Council work areas, discussion of the Council's budget status, and
initial conversation about the proposal for leadership and accountability for biodiversity conservation in Washington. Contact Sarah Gage.

TUESDAY, 10 JUNE DISSERTATION DEFENSE ANDERSON 207 9:30 AM
“Modeling Alternatives and Visualization of Product Adoption and Usage in the Residential Construction Industry,” Indroneil Ganguly; Committee Chair: Ivan
Eastin.

TUESDAY, 10 JUNE THESIS DEFENSE UWBG,CUH,ISAACSON 2 PM
"The Ecology of Black Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis) in the Pacific Northwest," Alaine Sommargren; Committee Chair: Kern Ewing.

WEDNESDAY, 11 JUNE WA-DOE SYMPOSIUM LACEY, WA 8 AM-5 PM
WA Department of Ecolology Symposium, "Instream Values Symposium: A technical discussion for economists and biologists involved in natural resource and ecosystem
valuation." Free, registration required.

WEDNESDAY, 11 JUNE THESIS DEFENSE UWBG,CUH,ISAACSON 10 AM
"Restoration of Lomatium nudicaule on the Tulalip Reservation: Seed germination and the effects of soil treatments on plant fitness," Dangelei Fox; Committee
Chair: Kern Ewing.

WEDNESDAY, 11 JUNE NHS LECTURE UWBG,CUH,NHS 7:15 PM
"New and Useful Plants for the Landscape and Garden," Don Shadow, Shadow Nursery, Inc.

THURSDAY, 12 JUNE UW RECOGNITION CEREMONY MEANY HALL 3:30 PM
UW's annual Recognition Ceremony celebrating the achievements of distinguished faculty, staff, students, and alumni. See
http://www.washington.edu/president/awards/. CFR's Royce Anderson, UW President's Medalist, will be honored.

FRIDAY, 13 JUNE CFR GRADUATION CELEBRATION KANE 120/AND 207/22 2-5 PM
College of Forest Resources Graduation Celebration. Keynote speaker is Roger Hoesterey (BS 1980), Vice President and Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regional
Director for the Trust for Public Land.

SATURDAY, 14 JUNE UW COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY UW CAMPUS 9 AM-4:30 PM
UW Commencement Ceremony.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
Monday, June 16, 2008, UWBG, CUH, 7 p.m. "Green Home Primer," Kathleen O'Brien. Tickets are $12 per person, and advanced registration is recommended to guarantee a seat. To register, call 206.685.8033.

CFR T-SHIRTS AND CAPS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE FOREST CLUB
Another reminder to get your Forest Club t-shirts and caps before you take off for the summer. You'll be benefiting the College's student organization as well as adding to your collection.
$10--CFR logo caps; very nifty!
$10--Women's T-Shirts in Sm, Med, Lg, XL (Darker Green)
$10--Men's Size T-Shirts in Sm, Med, Lg, XL (Lighter Green)
$20--Hoody Sweatshirts in Sm, Med, Lg, XL (Medium Green)
You can buy them in Anderson 130, but if you are located at one of the College's field sites, email Michelle at michtru@u.washington.edu.

CFR CAMPAIGN UW NEWS
Deveopment and Alumni Relations Director Tom Mentele writes, "May 2008 results are in, and our campaign is very close to breaking the $20mm mark. We are at $19,868,288, or 112.3% of goal. Trends indicate that the mark will be made in June, when known gifts from Hewlett-Packard and supporters of the Wind River Canopy Crane are booked. There are also other major gifts pending for the NW Environmental Forum, the Center for International Trade in Forest Products, the Arboretum Foundation, the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation, and other areas that we anticipate will be counted in June.  Together these should carry us over the $20mm threshold. 2008 has been a solid fiscal year in terms of fundraising for our part in the overall Creating Futures capital campaign - the second best annual total in our eight year effort. This was a year of unique gifts from a wide variety of areas, truly reflective of the diversity of the College and proving that each and every gift is important. In addition to generating $20mm of campaign support, Creating Futures Since 1907 has also helped establish significant charitable trusts, which in time will create a tremendous echo of financial support as these instruments mature and deliver funds to the College. We owe thanks to our many supporters, friends, faculty, and leadership for getting us this far in our 101st year!"

ONRC FUNDS RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008
John Calhoun, ONRC Director, writes: "ONRC has long enjoyed a funding partnership with USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. This year $209,000 was made available to ONRC to fund research in support of ONRC strategic research priorities. The selection process employed by ONRC has evolved as our Strategic Plan has been updated and as we adopt suggestions from external program reviewers. Negotiations with several potential principle investigators focused on areas of critical interest to ONRC and resulted in viable project proposals that totaled well over $300,000. A subcommittee of ONRC Policy Advisory Board members made the final selection. This process resulted in funding a balanced set of projects that focus on critical short term management needs and more basic development of knowledge required for successful long term management objectives. These projects, once completed, will add significantly to the growing body of research supported by ONRC. Investigating how managers can achieve sustainable land management practices that balance ecological values with economic goals is at the core of ONRC’s research program. These four new projects will make a significant contribution toward that goal. The funded projects are:
"Promoting Tree Regeneration in Stem Exclusion Forests of the Olympic Peninsula: Applications to density management"; PI: David Ford; Amount: $82,272.
"Establishing Permanent Sample Plots in Stands Originating From the ‘21 Blow in the Olympic State Forest"; PI: Jerry Franklin; Amount: $41,455.
"Calibrating the Windthrow Triangle for Riparian Management in Western Washington: A review of the December 3, 2007 storm and suggestions for future
management;" PI: John Calhoun; Amount: $73,602.
Silviculture Practices to Achieve Biodiversity (Biodiversity Pathways) Literature Review and Synthesis: Editing and publication"; PI: Bruce Lippke; Amount:$11,651."

BUILDING NOTES: ANDERSON HALL RENOVATION/SURPLUS REMOVAL
Building Coordinator Sally Morgan writes, "You may be wondering what the lift truck was doing around our buildings this week. The engineers and architects are surveying Anderson to determine the nature and scope of any issues to be addressed during the planned renovation of the building. As part of the "Renew the Core" initiative, Anderson is tentatively scheduled for a major renovation during the 2011-2013 biennium. Planning will take place during 2009-2011, and the current work is to determine the specifics to be addressed in the planning process and to determine the size of the funding request to the legislature. Things we can expect to have are upgrades of communications, electrical service, replacement of existing galvanized water lines, installation of an elevator, improvements to the HVAC systems, energy upgrades and insulation, and minor seismic upgrades. We expect to participate in the planning process and will be thinking about ways to maximize the utility of the spaces; at this point, we haven't gotten much information about how that will be managed, but I'll keep you posted. On another note: If there is anything in your lab, office, hallway, shared space, wherever, that you would like to find a new home for, please let me know, slm@u.washington.edu. I'll be arranging a surplus pickup for shortly after graduation and would like to make a clean sweep of anything we no longer need."

UW LIBRARIES DATABASE MIGRATION
Maureen Nolan, our forest resources librarian in the Natural Sciences Library, writes: "The Washington Cooperative Library Project (CLP) provides access to a suite of journal and newspaper article databases from ProQuest to the UW and the other public universities in the state. This summer, the CLP will be migrating from the ProQuest collection of databases to alternative journal and magazine article databases from EBSCO, and to NewsBank Access World News for newspaper article coverage. The EBSCO/NewsBank collection of databases will provide access to significantly more magazine, journal, and newspaper titles, including a great deal of new and unique content. More information about the database migration including the lists of old and new databases can be found on the Libraries web site at: http://www.lib.washington.edu/cms/clp/.
When will this change happen? We currently have access to all of the new databases from EBSCO and NewsBank. Access to the affected ProQuest databases will cease on July 1, 2008.
What do you have to do? Any links you have created on individual or course web pages to articles in ProQuest will need to be checked after July 1 to see if they are affected by this change. Affected links will need to be updated to point to the same article available in either EBSCO or NewsBank, if available through them. If not, please let me know, nolan@u.washington.edu, and we will try to determine whether they might be available through another source. If you have a search alert set up in ProQuest that send you emails with updated search results or tables of contents, you may need to recreate that search alert in either EBSCO or NewsBank. An email was sent out earlier by the Libraries to individuals that we have been able to identify with ProQuest search alerts with additional information about migrating search alerts. If you did not receive an email but believe you have an alert, please contact me for assistance."

MOTOR POOL CLEANING FEES
Faculty Assistant Lois Fink writes, "There have been some questions about how Motor Pool's cleaning fee charges come about after a van is turned in from a field trip. Motor Pool allocates 30-40 minutes for their attendants to find the vehicle(s), refuel, and clean inside and out for the next renter. If cleaning takes longer than this alloted time, Motor Pool charges an extra cleaning fee in 15-minute increments. To avoid this extra charge, fieldtrip participants should spend a few minutes before returning the vehicle(s) doing a little cleaning of their own. Many of our fieldtrips are to remote, "dirty" locations and people will track mud and debris into the vans when they get back into the vehicles. However we can make use of Motor Pool's carwash and vacuum facilities located at the Fleet Services office if you are returning during the week before 10 p.m. If you are returning on the weekend, Motor Pool's gates will be locked, but a little-known fact about those Voyager gas cards that go out with the rental vehicles is they can used to pay for a basic carwash if it costs $8 or less."

UWEEK INSTRODUCES CLASSIFIED ADS
UWeek's new online feature, "UWeek Classifieds," offers free classified ads to members of the UW community. For more information about this service and how to use it, see http://uwnews.org/uweek/uweekarticle.asp?articleID=41932.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Maureen McDonough (PhD 1980) is Professor of Forest Sociology and Social Forestry at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Her research interests focus on the applications of social science to natural resource issues. Specific interests include public education about forest management, understanding nonforestry publics, and participatory small-scale forestry. Marie Morin (MS 1980) went on to get a PhD in zoology at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She worked for many years as a wildlife biologist, first for the National Biological Service and then for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, where her research focused on seabirds. She lives in Portland, OR, where she is a lecturer in biology at Portland Community College.
Mark Pattee (BS 1980) is a computer systems analyst for NOAA’s Northwest River Forecast Center in Portland, OR.
Robert Wagner (MS 1980) went on to get a PhD at Oregon State University. He is the Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry in the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources, where his research focuses on silviculture and forest regeneration.
Van Webb (BS 1980) is a New Hampshire licensed forester and forest landowner in Mt. Sunapee, NH. He and his wife Robin operate Harding Hill Farm, which produces maple syrup and sugar products. The Webb family is also committed to the long-term forest management begun by Webb’s father in 1948 on his newly purchased 370 acres in Sunapee, and continue his stewardship ethic through their hands-on management of the logging and forestry work on nearly 3,000 acres of woodland. The family has placed 2,300 acres in conservation easements.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See UW week article featuring the 2008 UW President's Medalists, including CFR's Royce Anderson, "June Shujun Peng and Royce Anderson are UW President's Medalists,".
For coverage of the Merrill Hall arson trial, see "Sentencing delayed for UW arsonist."

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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