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March 2004

The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 12

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- 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 Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. 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
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MONDAY 29, MARCH
PUBLIC SEMINAR
" Einstein's Garden: Form + Function = Future," Dr. Dawn Neuman, Interim Vice Provost for Educational Outreach, University of Nevada and candidate for directorship of CUH/WPA. The seminar will be at CUH, NHS Hall from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. A reception until 5:30 p.m. will immediately follow.

THURSDAY 1, APRIL
PUBLIC SEMINAR
" Life in the Treetops: Promoting Science and Conservation Research," Dr. Margaret Lowman, former Director, Marie Selby Botanical Garden; Visiting Professor in Environmental Studies, New College of Florida and candidate for directorship of CUH/WPA. The seminar will be at the Douglas Classroom at CUH from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. A reception until 5:30 p.m. will immediately follow.

SATURDAY 3, APRIL
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Three Forks Natural Area, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three Forks is important habitat for trout, cougar, bear, and elk. Help restore prime habitat on the Snoqualmie River in time for trees to catch the spring rains. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

MONDAY 5, APRIL
PUBLIC SEMINAR
" Toward a World-Class Center of Excellence: The future of CUH/WPA," Dr. David Mabberley, Professor, University of Leiden; Director, David Mabberley Consulting; Research Associate, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia and candidate for directorship of CUH/WPA. The seminar will be at CUH, NHS Hall from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. A reception until 5:30 p.m. will immediately follow.

WEDNESDAY 7, APRIL
PUBLIC SEMINAR
" Amusement Parks, Genetic Arks, and Crack Addicts," Dr. Michael Marcotrigiano, Director of the Botanical Garden and Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College and candidate for directorship of CUH/WPA. The seminar will be at NHS Hall at CUH from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. A reception until 5:30 p.m. will immediately follow.

MONDAY 12, APRIL
PUBLIC SEMINAR
" Public Gardens and Academia: Reaching out, strengthening connections and building networks," Dr. Frank Telewski, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Curator, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Woody Plant Collection, Michigan State University and candidate for directorship of CUH/WPA. The seminar will be at CUH, NHS Hall from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. A reception until 5:30 p.m. will immediately follow.

SUNDAY - TUESDAY 11-13, APRIL
WORKSHOP
" Introduction to ArcView and the Use of GIS," C. L. Pack Experimental Forest. For registration information go to http://www.ruraltech.org/training/ or call 206.543.8684

TUESDAY 13 APRIL
LECTURE
The 2004 Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture, "Is There a Right to Water?," given by Dr. Edith Brown Weiss, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law Georgetown University Law Center. The lecture explores whether people have a right to fresh water. What would be the basis of such a right and how would you define it? What are the implications for economic development and for international trade? The Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, 7:30 p.m.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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************** NEW COLLEGE ADMINISTRATOR NAMED ***************
Ms. Alice Meyer will be joining the College as our new Administrator on April 1, 2004. Alice comes to us from the Department of Technical Communication where she currently serves as Administrator. Please drop by and introduce yourself to her.

******** WIND RIVER FEATURED IN NEW BOOK ON CANOPY RESEARCH *********
" Studying Forest Canopies from Above: The International Canopy Crane Network". Edited by Yves Basset, Vibeke Horlyck, and S. Joseph Wright. Published in 2003 by The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. This book has chapters concerning all the canopy cranes in the world, as well as introductory chapters and synthesis chapters concerning key findings (especially in the tropics). The Wind River Canopy Crane is, of course featured, and is a founding member of the International Canopy Crane Network. The research group at Wind River are working to collaborate on future research projects with other canopy cranes that will elucidate some of the ecological principles that control forest productivity and biodiversity.

* CUH RARE PLANT CARE & CONSERVATION PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD *
The Center for Urban Horticulture's Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program (Rare Care) has received a joint award from the United States Forest Service and the United States Bureau of Land Management. Entitled the "Conservation Project Award," it recognizes a project with outstanding conservation accomplishments for fish, wildlife, and/or native plants and their habitats for public lands. Rare Care was chosen for this award because of its innovative programs that train and manage 134 volunteers to monitor 266 rare plant populations, collect and safely conserve seed of rare plants, and promote conservation education.

Carolyn Alfano, Rare Care Program Manager, accepted the award from USFS Chief Dale Bosworth and BLM Director Kathleen Clarke at reception at the 69th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference last week.

******* RESTORE AMERICA'S ESTUARIES AND WIN A PRIZE ***********************
Students are invited to present their projects and research in a Student Poster Contest at the 2nd National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration. Cash Prizes will be awarded in these categories: *planning and priority-setting; *best practices in restoration; *science and technology; *monitoring and evaluation; *community involvement; and *policy and funding. The deadline for submitting a poster is Monday, May 3, 2004! The Conference will be held September 12-15, 2004 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center and the Grand Hyatt in Seattle, Washington. This is the premiere nationwide forum focused solely on advancing the knowledge, pace, practice and success of coastal and estuarine habitat restoration. Incorporating the non-profit, government, business, tribes and academic sectors, the Conference will enable networking and communication throughout this growing movement. For more contest details, visit http://www.estuaries.org/Student%20Poster%20Contest.php.
The Student Poster Contest is supported in part by Oregon Sea Grant. General conference information can be found at http://www.estuaries.org/2ndnationalconference.php. Questions? Please contact Suzanne Giles at Restore America's Estuaries, suzannegiles@estuaries.org, 703-524-0248.
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm

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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 18, Number 12
In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- 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 Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. 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
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SATURDAY 20, MARCH
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Tolt MacDonald Park is in the heart of prime salmon habitat on The Snoqualmie River. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

FRIDAY 26, MARCH
TECHNOLOGY FAIR
BizTech Showcase 2004: Taking Care of Business, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., HUB East Ballroom. The Showcase provides an opportunity for staff and faculty to learn more about the on-line administrative systems and tools that make taking care of business at the University of Washington easier and more effective. This event is designed for staff and faculty who:
- perform administrative tasks
- use MyUW, UW Calendar, ESS or other information access tools
- want to know more about new and existing technologies developed by their colleagues in other units For more information, please contact Clarice Nakata Hall, BizTech Showcase Coordinator at ckhall@u.washington.edu or 206.616.1328.

SATURDAY 3, APRIL
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Three Forks Natural Area, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three Forks is important habitat for trout, cougar, bear, and elk. Help restore prime habitat on the Snoqualmie River in time for trees to catch the spring rains. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

SUNDAY - TUESDAY 11-13, APRIL
WORKSHOP
" Introduction to ArcView and the Use of GIS," C. L. Pack Experimental Forest. For registration information go to http://www.ruraltech.org/training/ or call 206.543.8684
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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************ RESTORE AMERICA'S ESTUARIES AND WIN A PRIZE ***************

Students are invited to present their projects and research in a Student Poster Contest at the 2nd National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration. Cash Prizes will be awarded in these categories: *planning and priority-setting; *best practices in restoration; *science and technology; *monitoring and evaluation; *community involvement; and *policy and funding. The deadline for submitting a poster is Monday, May 3, 2004!

The Conference will be held September 12-15, 2004 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center and the Grand Hyatt in Seattle, Washington. This is the premiere nationwide forum focused solely on advancing the knowledge, pace, practice and success of coastal and estuarine habitat restoration. Incorporating the non-profit, government, business, tribes and academic sectors, the Conference will enable networking and communication throughout this growing movement.

For more contest details, visit <http://www.estuaries.org/Student Poster Contest.php>
The Student Poster Contest is supported in part by Oregon Sea Grant.

General conference information can be found at <http://www.estuaries.org/2ndnationalconference.php>

Questions? Please contact Suzanne Giles at Restore America's Estuaries, suzannegiles@estuaries.org, 703-524-0248.

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

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The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 11
In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- 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 Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. 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
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THURSDAY 18, MARCH
MEETING
Seattle Garden Club Open meeting features a talk by Heidi Rose Watters, UW alum (CFR/EHUF and Landscape Architecture '01), "Let Loose in Britain: Behind the Scenes at Kew and Private Gardens," NHS Hall, CUH. Heidi won the Garden Club of America's Martin McLaren Scholarship to study, work and travel in the British Isles for a year. She now works in Seattle for a landscape design firm. For a 2000 student profile of Heidi in the CFR Quarterly, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/CFRNL/00-Winter/students.html For more information on the Seattle Garden Club, contact Lyn White at 206.324.7956

SATURDAY 20, MARCH
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Tolt MacDonald Park is in the heart of prime salmon habitat on The Snoqualmie River. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

FRIDAY 26, MARCH
TECHNOLOGY FAIR
BizTech Showcase 2004: Taking Care of Business, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., HUB East Ballroom. The Showcase provides an opportunity for staff and faculty to learn more about the on-line administrative systems and tools that make taking care of business at the University of Washington easier and more effective. This event is designed for staff and faculty who:
- perform administrative tasks
- use MyUW, UW Calendar, ESS or other information access tools
- want to know more about new and existing technologies developed by their colleagues in other units For more information, please contact Clarice Nakata Hall, BizTech Showcase Coordinator at ckhall@u.washington.edu or 206.616.1328.

SATURDAY 3, APRIL
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Three Forks Natural Area, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three Forks is important habitat for trout, cougar, bear, and elk. Help restore prime habitat on the Snoqualmie River in time for trees to catch the spring rains. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

SUNDAY - TUESDAY 11-13, APRIL
WORKSHOP
" Introduction to ArcView and the Use of GIS," C. L. Pack Experimental Forest. For registration information go to http://www.ruraltech.org/training/ or call 206.543.8684
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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***************** CFR LOSES ONE OF ITS OWN IN ACCIDENT *****************
Jill Nakawatase, a recent graduate of CFR's Master's program, died last week during a hiking trip in Hawaii. Jill had received a Master's degree in Forest Ecosystem Analysis only this past December and stayed on at CFR as a staff member of the Fire and Mountain Ecology Lab. A memorial service for Jill is being planned and details will be announced in the next edition of the Straight Grain. We will miss her very much

********* SANDY DOMICI COMPLETES FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE **********
Sandy Domici, program assistant at Pack Forest, received her pin commemorating five years of dedicated service to UW. A pinning ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 2nd. A totally surprised Sandy received a card, flowers and warm congratulations from her co-workers. Congratulations Sandy!

******* LATEST VISITORS TO WIND RIVER GET BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF FOREST *****

March 5th - 7th the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility hosted the ECS 441 Landscape Ecology class led by Jerry Franklin and Mark Swanson. The group of 42 experienced the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, educational sessions held in the historic USFS training center, and the grand finale of being lifted into the old growth forest canopy. Special thanks to Ken Bible, Mark Creighton & Dave Shaw for the Sunday morning lift.
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**** BOB REINEKE AND "GANG" MAKE THE COVER OF UNIVERSITY WEEK ***
Catch Bob Reineke, research scientist at CFR, on the cover of this week's issue of University Week, netting crows for his research on West Nile Virus.

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
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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 18, Number 10

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- 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 Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for
seminars, conferences, and other events. 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
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SATURDAY 6, MARCH
HABITAT RESTORATION
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Kiwanis Ravine Overlook; weeding and planting of ground cover plants at 36th Ave. W., 1 block north of West Govt. Way. Lead: Carol at 206.691.1298.

SATURDAY 6, MARCH
NATIVE PLANT SALVAGE
Join other volunteers in King County dig up trees and shrubs from a site scheduled for a new school. Once replanted these native plants will help reduce erosion, shade streams, and provide habitat. Salvage of plants is at 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Trilogy in Redmond. Potting of plants is from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the holding facility. To participate and to find out more, contact Greg Rabourn at 206.296.1923 or greg.rabourn@metrokc.gov

SATURDAY 6, MARCH
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Three Forks Natural Area, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three Forks is important habitat for trout, cougar, bear, and elk. Help restore prime habitat on the Snoqualmie River in time for trees to catch the spring rains. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

MONDAY 8, MARCH
THESIS DEFENSE
" Channel initiation and surface water expression in headwaters streams of different lithology," Kris Jaeger, 10:30 a.m. in AND 22.

MONDAY 8, MARCH
PROGRAM
" Wildfire in the West," the Winter 2004 Denman Forestry Issues program will be in the Forest Club Room from 1 to 4 p.m. UWTV will tape the presentation to be aired on the Education Channel. Attendance is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP as soon as conveniently possible by replying to this e-mail or contacting Ellen Matheny at 206.685.9477, Ext. 228. We look forward to having you join us!

THURSDAY 18, MARCH
MEETING
Seattle Garden Club Open meeting features a talk by Heidi Rose Watters, UW alum (CFR/EHUF and Landscape Architecture '01), "Let Loose in Britain: Behind the Scenes at Kew and Private Gardens," NHS Hall, CUH. Heidi won the Garden Club of America's Martin McLaren Scholarship to study, work and travel in the British Isles for a year. She now works in Seattle for a landscape design firm. For a 2000 student profile of Heidi in the CFR Quarterly, see
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/CFRNL/00-Winter/students.html For more information on the Seattle Garden Club, contact Lyn White at 206.324.7956

SATURDAY 20, MARCH
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Tolt MacDonald Park is in the heart of prime salmon habitat on The Snoqualmie River. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

FRIDAY 26, MARCH
TECHNOLOGY FAIR
BizTech Showcase 2004: Taking Care of Business, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., HUB East Ballroom. The Showcase provides an opportunity for staff and faculty to learn more about the on-line administrative systems and tools that make taking care of business at the University of Washington easier and more effective. This event is designed for staff and faculty who:
- perform administrative tasks
- use MyUW, UW Calendar, ESS or other information access tools
- want to know more about new and existing technologies developed by their colleagues in other units
For more information, please contact Clarice Nakata Hall, BizTech Showcase
Coordinator at ckhall@u.washington.edu or 206.616.1328.

SATURDAY 3, APRIL
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Three Forks Natural Area, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three Forks is important habitat for trout, cougar, bear, and elk. Help restore prime habitat on the Snoqualmie River in time for trees to catch the spring rains. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

SUNDAY - TUESDAY 11-13, APRIL
WORKSHOP
" Introduction to ArcView and the Use of GIS," C. L. Pack Experimental Forest. For registration information go to http://www.ruraltech.org/training/ or call 206.543.8684

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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************* PROFESSOR JERRY FRANKLIN RECEIVED HONOR ****************
The Society for Conservation Biology has honored UW's Jerry Franklin with the Edward T. Laroe Memorial Award for excellence in translating principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation. Preference for this award is given to individuals who have spent at least part of their career in public service. Congratulations Jerry!

*********************** LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCED *********************
The Aldo Leopold Leadership Program encourages and supports academic environmental scientists to be more engaged and effective in communication and outreach to non-scientific audiences in order to improve policies and practices for sustainability of the planet. The call for applications for the 2005 Leopold Leadership Fellowships is open until April 19, 2004. For details, see http://www.leopoldleadership.org/ .

****** BIOLOGY TECHNICIANS WANTED FOR THE SUMMER IN NEW MEXICO *********
Biology technicians are needed for 2 avian field studies in New Mexico. Duties for all projects involve bird censuses and surveys, nest searches and monitoring, some habitat sampling, and GPS work. Requisites: ability to identify southwestern birds by sight and sound, good physical condition.

Salary: $8.37 to $10.52/hr depending on experience; no government housing provided. Schedule: May to Sept., 2004, depending on study: 1. MIDDLE RIO GRANDE: 4-7 positions to census and monitor riparian birds and measure habitats affected by fire and fuels removal along the middle Rio Grande. Good physical condition a must, experience with western birds and vegetative surveying a plus. Duty station based in Albuquerque, NM. Contact: JUNE GALLOWAY (jgalloway@fs.fed.us).

2. SANTA FE WATERSHED: 5 positions to census and monitor birds, conduct owl surveys, assist with live-trapping of small mammals, and collect habitat data in ponderosa pine forest. Requires extensive hiking over rugged mountain terrain (7,000-10,000 ft.), excellent physical condition a must, experience with small mammals and/or GPS a plus; position based in Santa Fe, NM. Contact: BILLY LEONARD (bleonard@fs.fed.us). Application process: Send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts or list of courses taken, and phone number/email addresses of 3 references to June Galloway or Billy Leonard, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 333 Broadway SE, Suite 115, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3497 (phone: 505.724.3660). Please identify all project(s) you are interested in.

DEADLINE IS MARCH 30. Note: Please be sure to mention if you are a student in your cover letter (applicants must be at least half-time and in good standing). Applications must be on file by 1 April 2004 to be considered for these positions.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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** CFR GRAD STUDENT MICHAEL ANDREU BATTLES CAMPUS INSECT EPIDEMIC ******
Michael Andreu, CFR graduate student is helping campus gardeners in their fight against a tiny yet menacing insect currently creating havoc on campus greenery. To learn more about Michael's role in this project, read the featured article, entitled, "Gardeners gear up to fight tiny invader," at http://admin.urel.washington.edu/uweek/archives/issue/uweek_story_small.asp? id=1741

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
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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/

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http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

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Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi

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