May 2002

The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Issue 3

Table of Contents
Calendar
New Room Reservation Policies
CFR at Folklife
Pack Forest

*****Calendar*****
Monday, May 20, 2002, 10AM to 1PM, Student Union Building (HUB) Room 106B
Denman Forestry Issues Series: In Support of Washington's Private Forest Landowners http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/may2002.htm
As the Forest and Fish Rule, passed by the Washington State Legislature, reaches its one-year anniversary, private forest landowners in Washington are laboring to understand and comply with the law. State agencies entrusted with the responsibility of interpreting environmental laws and creating regulations have only started to bring the intent of new laws into practice. In concert with the recent evolution of environmental regulations, several state and federally funded programs, designed to support private landowners, have taken shape. A panel of speakers representing these programs will be featured:
Washington Forest Stewardship Program
Rural Technology Initiative
Small Forest Landowner Office
Washington State University Cooperative Extn.

*****NEW Room Reservation Policies*****
ROOM RESERVATIONS for the Forest Club Room, Anderson 207 and Anderson Hall, room 22 will be made by Greg Brazil at glbrazil@u.washington.edu. Before requesting arrangements, please review availability at the following sites:
The Forest Club Room- http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/Facilities/Anderson22/And207-2002/index.htm
Anderson, Room 22- http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/Facilities/Anderson22/And22-2002/index.htm.
Rules for the rooms are clearly stated at the opening page(s). Please address Greg with any broken links or other issues regarding the sites for scheduling. Additional rooms can be reserved through the following link. http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/Facilities/Anderson22/MeetingRms.html

*****CFR at Folklife*****
CFR REPRESENTED AT 2002 SEATTLE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
The College of Forest Resources will be hosting an exhibit at the Seattle Folklife Festival, May 24-27, 2002. The theme of the 2002 festival is, "East Meets West: Forests and Woodland Cultures in the Atlantic North East and the Pacific Northwest". Staff from the CFR Student Services Office and a number of students have volunteered to staff the exhibit over the four days of the festival. Check out the exhibit and say hello when you visit the Northwest Court Orcas Room.
For a schedule of the festival: http://www.nwfolklife.org/P_F/NWFLgrids.pdf
For a map of the festival: http://www.nwfolklife.org/P_F/Map.html

*****Pack Forest*****
Pack Forest Staff were saddened by the passing of Mildred (Mid) Christian last week, at age 88. Mid cooked at Pack Forest for many years and was an endeared, long-time resident of Eatonville. A pleasant disposition and helpfulness to anyone in need were her trademarks; students, young and old, quickly recognized the Mid was someone in which to confide, seek advice and just talk to. She helped to make Eatonville a better place and will be missed.


The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Issue 2

Table of Contents

Calendar
Kudos

*****Calendar*****
Monday, May 20, 2002, 10AM to 1PM, Student Union Building (HUB) Room 106B

Denman Forestry Issues Series: In Support of Washington's Private Forest Landowners http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/may2002.htm

As the Forest and Fish Rule, passed by the Washington State Legislature, reaches its one-year anniversary, private forest landowners in Washington are laboring to understand and comply with the law. State agencies entrusted with the responsibility of interpreting environmental laws and creating regulations have only started to bring the intent of new laws into practice. In concert with the recent evolution of environmental regulations, several state and federally funded programs, designed to support private landowners, have taken shape. A panel of speakers representing these programs will be featured:
Washington Forest Stewardship Program
Rural Technology Initiative
Small Forest Landowner Office
Washington State University Cooperative Extn.

Those interested in attending should reserve a seat by contacting Patricia Gomez at 206-543-7183 or via email at cfrevent@u.washington.edu. There is no charge for attending the program, however seating is limited to those who reserve in advance.

STAFF POTLUCK! Mark your calendar!
The next staff potluck will be Tuesday, 18 June in the Arboretum (an outdoor location). There's a picnic table for the buffet, but we should gather a few blankets to make diners comfortable sitting on the ground... and maybe a frisbie or two? Rides will be coordinated later. Contact Lynn Catlett or Becky Johnson with questions, etc.

*****Kudos*****
To Pack Forest staff for hosting a big WFFA field trip event on Saturday, April 27! Over 250 members of WFFA and the general public turned out despite pouring rain to view demonstrations and hear discussions on the newest innovations in forestry and to learn about new laws and regulations that affect the small forest landowners of Washington State. Look at the photos: http://www.packforest.org/wffa


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