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May 2005

The Straight Grain
Volume 14, Number 8

In this Issue:
Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MAY 14. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lecture, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 21 MAY AUDUBON CLASS/FIELD TRIP ANDERSON 304 8 AM-NOON
Audubon Society class and field trip, "Seattle's Crows: The breeding season," John Withey, wildlife science graduate student. Register at http://www.seattleaudubon.org/education.cfm?id=104%20.

SATURDAY, 21 MAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY MTNS-SOUND GREENWAY 9 AM-12:30 PM
10th Annual "Day in the Greenway." Volunteers will work to improve this scenic, recreation corridor. Projects will reflect the diversity of natural areas, recreation opportunities, organizations, and people along this special landscape, and will include weeding, building trails, caring for native plants. See http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/dig.htm to volunteer.

SATURDAY, 21 MAY WILDFLOWER EVENT WOODLAND PARK ZOO 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
" Celebrate Wildflowers," with Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care) For more information, call 206.616.0780 or see http://courses.washington.edu/rarecare/CelebratingWildflowers%2004.htm.

SATURDAY, 21 MAY CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,ISAACSON 10 AM-2 PM
" Solar Electricity for Homeowners," Mike Nelson, Director of NW Solar Center. Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

SUNDAY, 22 MAY RARE BOOK PREVIEW/LECTURE CUH 6 PM
Rare book preview followed by lecture, "Treasures of the Miller Library," David Mabberley, CUH/WPA Director. $10 suggested donation at the door. RSVP AT 206.685.8033.

MONDAY, 23 MAY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR WINKENWERDER 102 3:30 PM
" Developing Assays to Identify Western Washington Peromyscus maniculatus and P. keeni using Cytochrome-b RFLP and SNP," Mike Kroeger, CFR wildlife science graduate student.

MONDAY, 23 MAY CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE KANE 130 7 PM
" El Nino: Causes and Consequences of a Global Weathermaker," Dr. Michael McPhaden, PMEL/NOAA and UW Oceanography. Register at
https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=80&Private=N.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, 23-24 MAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 9:30 AM-4 PM
2005 Arbor Day Fair Prep Session. Volunteers needed for brainstorming sessions and refurbishing booths and exhibits. Contact markswan@u.washington.edu for information and schedule.

TUESDAY, 24 MAY CWWS SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Prioritizing Forest Restoration in the Cedar River Watershed by Modeling Late-seral Forest Habitat Connectivity," Bill Richards, Seattle Public Utilities.

WEDNESDAY, 25 MAY WPPF ANNUAL CONFERENCE BLOEDEL/ANDERSON 207 2:15 PM
Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation 2005 Annual Conference; public events include student poster session and laboratory open house. For more information, contact WPPF at 543-2763.

WEDNESDAY, 25 MAY CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 7-9 PM
" The Flora of Seattle in 1850," Ray Larson (MS,'05), CUH Facilities Coordinator. Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

THURSDAY, 26 MAY MASTERS THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 10 AM
" A Survey of Farm-to-college Programs: History, characteristics and student involvement," Sarah Murray, urban ecology.

THURSDAY, 26 MAY NOAA SEMINAR NFSC AUDITORIUM 11 AM-12:30 PM
" A Statewide Assessment of Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation for Washington," Peter B. Skidmore, The Nature Conservancy. 2725 Montlake Blvd. E; photo ID required for entry. Complete schedule, directions, and
link to abstract at http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm.

THURSDAY, 26 MAY MASTERS THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 2 PM
" Contribution of Mortality to Early Coniferous Forest Development," Jim Lutz, forest ecology; Advisor: Charles Halpern.

FRIDAY, 27 MAY PSE SEMINAR WINKENWERDER 201 1:30 PM
" PSE meets CPG: Engineering Education Fit with Consumer Packaged Goods Research," Jeff Mathews, Kimberly Clark Corp.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

REMINDER TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS FOR STAFF AND STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS!
Nominations for staff awards are due by end of day, Monday, May 30. The awards will be presented at the annual CFR Recognition Event on June 3. The three staff awards will recognize those staff who: (1) Excel in their work; and/or (2) Provide extraordinary service beyond their basic job description; and/or (3) Demonstrate unusual resourcefulness, initiative, teamwork, and/or problem-solving skills. There will be one award each to exemplary research, exemplary outreach, and exemplary administrative professional or classified staff. To support your nomination, please send a brief but specific nominating statement identifying your candidate, the nominated award(s), and how your candidate exemplifies the characteristics listed above. You may nominate a candidate for more than one award. Send your nominations to cece@u.washington.edu. Nominations are also sought for outstanding Teaching/Research Assistants in the College. We are soliciting nominations for individuals who have: (1) Excelled in their work, whether it be teaching or research; (2) Provided extraordinary service to the College above and beyond their job descriptions; and (3) Demonstrated unusual resourcefulness, initiative, teamwork, and problem solving skills. Please address these three points in a few sentences and email it to jaken@u.washington by 8 a.m., May 30.

SILENT AUCTION COMING BACK TO RECOGNITION EVENT
We're doing it again! We're having another fun-filled silent auction at the CFR Recognition Event on June 3. As usual, all proceeds will go to benefit the CFR Scholarship Fund. As you may remember, what we will be auctioning off are all experiences or services, all contributed by members of our community. Sally Morgan says, "We already have some great items to bid on, including 9 hours of weeding in the garden of your choice; a guided wine country tour (location TBA. Do NOT think "Sideways"...it will be even more fun!); a gourmet picnic; two custom-made cheesecakes; and a wine tasting party. But we want MORE! We want to have more fun things to share and to raise money for the scholarship fund. Think not what your college can do for you, but what you can do for your college (and have a really good time in the process). Send me what you would like to contribute or call me (5-0952) or stop by to figure out how to package what you can offer that would be a new and unique experience for someone else here in CFR."

CFR LECTURES SCHEDULED FOR UWTV VIEWING
The Denman Forest Issues Series program, "Effects of Global Climate Change on Northwest Forests, Part 1" (Brubaker, Mote, Perez-Garcia) will be shown on Tuesday, June 7 at 9am; Wednesday, June 8 at 6pm; Saturday, June 11 at 8pm; and Sunday, June 12 at midnight and 3pm. Part 2(Hinckley, Peterson, Lippke) will be shown on Tuesday, June 14 at 9am; Wednesday, June 15 at 6pm; Saturday, June 18 at 8pm; and Sunday, June 19 at midnight and 3pm. The CFR Winter Lecture Series, "Sustaining Our Northwest World," will be shown as follows: "Forests Aflame: Strategies and Challenges for Managing Fire in the West," (Jim Agee)on Monday, June 6 at midnight; Wednesday, June 8 at 3pm; Thursday, June 9 at 9pm; and Sunday, June 12 at 11am. "Who Shapes the Visual Landscape ... and Does it Matter?" (Gordon Bradley) will be shown on Monday, June 13 at midnight; Wednesday, June 15 at 3pm; Thursday, June 16, at 9pm; and Sunday, June 19 at 11am. "The Importance of Form and Textural Contrast in Garden Design and Plant Selection," (Dan Hinkley) will be shown on Monday, June 20 at midnight; Wednesday, June 22 at 3pm; Thursday, June 23 at 9pm; and Sunday, June 26 at 11am. Streaming vido on the UWTV website will follow!

CAMPUS GROUP DISCUSSING CONSERVATION BIOLOGY PROGRAM
Although conservation biology in its many facets is a part of over 150 active faculty programs University-wide, UW currently has no centralized program at the graduate level. The Conservation Biology Committee, a committee of three faculty convened by the PoE, the Earth Iniative, and endorsed by the Graduate School, is studying options for a cutting-edge program in conservation at the UW. Committee members include: Julia K Parrish, Associate Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Biology; Clare Ryan, CFR Associate Professor and Adjunct in the Evans School of Public Affairs; and Roger Rosenblatt, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Director of the Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program. The committee has been charged with meeting with all interested parties to put together a workable design. See http://depts.washington.edu/cbcomm for more information.

REPORT FROM RTI
Streaming videos of the March 2005 International Symposium, "Red Alder; A State of Knowledge," proceedings are now available for viewing at http://www.ruraltech.org/video/2005/alder_symposium/index.asp. Talks and posters presented by RTI staff and faculty at the May IUFRO International Conference on Transfer of Forest Science Knowledge and Technology in Troutdale, OR, included: Bruce Lippke and Don Hanley, "The Rural Technology Initiative;" Bruce Lippke, "Broader Accounting is Needed to Better Understand the Many Public Costs and Benefits of Managed Forests,"James McCarter, "The Landscape Management System: Emerging Technology for Integrated Forestry Applications" and "Companion Modules for the Landscape Management System," Matt McLaughlin and Luke Rogers, " Cost-Effective Interactive Streaming Video Enhances RTI Technology Transfer" and "Streaming Video Plus - "A New Internet Experience that is More Like a Live Classroom" and WSU Extension's Andy Perleberg,"Landscape Management System Usage in the Coached Planning Curriculum for NIPF Landowners in Washington State." Larry Mason delivered the keynote presentation entitled "Got Science?" at the Montana Loggers Association Annual Meeting in May in Kalispell, Montana.

ALUM GETS NEW USFS APPOINTMENT
John Phipps (BS '73, MS '75), Forest Supervisor of the Mt. Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest since 1999, will be the new Deputy Regional Forester for resources in the agency's eastern region, based in Milwaukee, WI, effective June 12. "Phipps' participatory management and collaborative teamwork style has been significant in guiding the 1.7-million-acre national forest in furthering ongoing public partner and stewardship programs and has attracted regional and national recognition," said Ron DeHart, Public Affairs Staff Officer for the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, in announcing the appointment.

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KUDOS

Kudos to David Mabberley, recipient of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists' Peter H. Raven Scientific Outreach Award.

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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://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

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) 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

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 14, Number 7

In this Issue:
Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MAY 14. Check out the CFR events calendar at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lecture, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 14 MAY RARE PLANT SAFARI CUH/WPA 9 AM-NOON
CFR/UWAA co-sponsored "Rare Plant Safari." Information and registration at
https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=79&Private=N.

SATURDAY, 14 MAY GARB DAY PACK FOREST, EATONVILLE, WA
For information see http://www.ruraltech.org/about/events/2005/garbday/.

MONDAY, 16 MAY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR WINKENWERDER 102 3:30 PM
" Mortality of Swans Due to Ingestion of Lead Shot, Whatcom County/Sumas Prairie, BC," Mike Smith, WA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences.

MONDAY, 16 MAY BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
UW Department of Biology Seminars presents Jill Adams Memorial Lecture, " How Many Species Will Survive the 21st Century?" Peter Raven, Director of Missouri Botanical Garden.

MONDAY, 16 MAY BOOK READING/SIGNING U BOOKSTORE 7 PM
" The Golden Spruce: A true story of myth, madness,and greed," John Vaillant. The world's only giant golden spruce was cut down in an act of environmental vandalism meant to protest the clearcutting of British Columbia's old-growth forest. Vaillant describes the incident, its ramifications, the tree's place in history, and the logger turned extremist who cut down the tree. See http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/books/224026_book13.html.

TUESDAY, 17 MAY CWWS SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Effect of Changing Riparian Vegetation on Nutrients Delivered to Urban Puget Sound Lowland Streams," Mindy Roberts, Graduate Student, UW Civil & Environmental Engineering.

WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY MS THESIS DEFENSE CUH, NHS-A 10 AM
" Improving Vegetative Establishment on Mineral Substrates with Amendment and Mulches: Lessons from Goodell Creek gravel mine, North Cascades National Park," Rodney Pond, restoration ecology; Advisor: Kern Ewing.

WEDNESDAY 18 MAY CIG GROUP SEMINAR CIG CONFERENCE ROOM 2-2:30 PM
" Long-term Carbon Dynamics of an Old-growth Douglas-Fir forest," Ken Bible, Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility. CIG Conference Room is located on the 2nd Floor, Lisa Li Building, 4909 25th Avenue NE.

THURSDAY, 19 MAY CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS 7-8:30 PM
" Growing and Using Culinary Herbs," Joan Helbacka, Master Gardener. Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

FRIDAY, 20 MAY PSE SEMINAR WINKENWERDER 201 1:30 PM
" Competitive Advantage: Product and processes, "Tom Friberg ('70,'76), Unit Manager, Composite Materials, Weyerhaeuser Company.

SATURDAY, 21 MAY AUDUBON CLASS/FIELD TRIP ANDERSON 304 8 AM-NOON
" Seattle's Crows: The breeding season," John Withey, CFR wildlife science graduate student. Register at
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/education.cfm?id=104%20.

SATURDAY, 21 MAY RARE CARE EVENT WOODLAND PK ZOO 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
" Celebrate Wildflowers with Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care) at the Woodland Park Zoo." For more information call 206.616.0780 or see
http://courses.washington.edu/rarecare/CelebratingWildflowers%2004.htm.

SATURDAY, 21 MAY CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, ISAACSON 10 AM-2 PM
" Solar Electricity for Homeowners," Mike Nelson, Director of NW Solar Center. Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

SUNDAY, 22 May RARE BOOK PREVIEW/LECTURE CUH 6 PM
Rare book preview followed by lecture, "Treasures of the Miller Library," David Mabberley, CUH/WPA Director. $10 suggested donation at the door. RSVP to 206.685.8033.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

WELCOME TO PAT WALLICE
Many of you have met our new temporary employee at the Dean's Office front desk, Pat Wallice. For those of you who haven't, stop by and say hello! Pat has worked lots of places around the UW and is ready to help with a broad range of support activities. We don't want to risk her becoming bored, so if you have tasks she could assist with, please contact Sally Morgan, slm@u.washington.edu. The only restriction is that it needs to be tasks that she can do at her desk.

AGENDA SET FOR JUNE 2 DENMAN PROGRAM ON WASHINGTON'S WORKING FORESTS Speaker topics for the June 2, 2005 Denman program, entitled "The Changing Northwest Forest Landscape: Keeping It Green," are:
"Keeping it Green: Is it hopeless?" John Calhoun, ONRC Director;
" Keeping Forests Green: Creating private markets for public goods," Bettina von Hagen, Vice President, Ecotrust;
" Economic Viability: The key to keeping forests green," Kevin Zobrist, RTI staff;
" The Cascade Agenda 100 Years Forward: Connecting our economy, environment and communities," Michelle Connor ('01), Vice President, Cascade Land Conservancy;
" Keeping NW Forests Green: The Tiger Mountain State Forest case," Gordon Bradley, Professor, CFR; and
"Biomass to Bioenergy: An emerging solution for Washington," Michael Andreu, PhD Candidate, CFR.
Email ematheny@u.washington.edu to register for the program.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JUNE 3 CFR PLANNING MEETING AND RECOGNITION EVENT!
The next all-College planning meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., June 3rd in Anderson 207 to discuss on-line survey results and tentative 2005-2008 goals. Immediately following, the CFR Annual Recognition Event will bring back all your favorites, including recognition awards, silent auction, dessert contest, and wine tasting. Watch your email next week for details and nomination forms!

CFR WELCOMES NEW ESRM STUDENTS
New undergraduate students for Autumn 05 declaring the ESRM major include: Thomas Coburn, premajor with general environmental science interests; Katherine Clayton, premajor involved in forestry in high school and interested in a variety of topics around ecology and conservation and a transfer premajor interested in sustainability and conservation issues.

CORRIM FINDINGS PRESENTED
Bruce Lippke recently made an invited presentation on CORRIM to the BC Architectural Institute, a self-governing body dedicated to excellence in the profession of architecture for the benefit of its membership, the environment, and society. For the most recent CORRIM fact sheet, see http://www.corrim.org/reports/pdfs/FS1corrimSept_04doc.pdf.

NEW GRANT FUNDING IN APRIL 2005
Total Amount Funded: $558,230
(1)"Studies of forest understory dynamics at HJA-LTER"; Sponsor: USDA Forest Service-PNW; PI: Charles Halpern; new project.
(2)"An ecological restoration experiment in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed"; Sponsor: City of Seattle; PI: Charles Halpern; new project.
(3)"Assessment of eelgrass (zostera marina) in Westcott Bay, San Juan county"; Sponsor: Friends of the San Juans; PI: Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria; new project.

EMPLOYMENT NEWS FROM USDA
The Employment Opportunities for College Graduates in the U.S. Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resources System 2005-2010 Report is now available. This study is the sixth in a series of five-year employment opportunities projections initiated by the USDA relating data from the Integrated Post-secondary Education System (IPEDS) and Bureau of Labor Statistics. See
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/news/csrees_news/05news/empstudy.html for a link to the report.

UW FACULTY FACULTY AND STAFF SURVEYS
As a first step in participating in President Emmert's Leadership, Community, and Values Initiative to create a more positive and effective working UW environment, an on-line, confidential, faculty and staff survey is available at https://depts.washington.edu/oeasurv/cclimate/ccl.html. Filling out the survey will take about fifteen minutes of your time. You will have to log in with your UWNetID, but your responses are confidential.

CITY OF SEATTLE TREE FUND APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE.
The Tree Fund, a component of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, provides trees to neighborhood groups to enhance the City's urban forest. The City provides the trees and neighbors share the work of planting and caring for the trees. The 2005 Tree Fund application is available at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/treefund.htm the DON website. The application deadline is August 12 and trees will be delivered in October. Who Can Apply: Groups of neighbors that represent a minimum of five households on the block can receive trees for planting strips on residential streets.

INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK
William Hagenstein, BS ('38!) is still going strong as a consulting forester in Portland, OR since retiring from his four-decade run as executive vice president of the Industrial Forestry Association. Born in Seattle in 1915, he went to work as the drugstore boy who pumped the treadle that made the pressure that filled toothpaste tubes with paste. From ages 14 through his mid-20s, he worked summers as a logger in WA and OR. He earned degrees in forestry, landed work as a forest engineer for an industry trade association, and accepted wartime deployment to the South Pacific as a civilian to harvest timber for building military bridges, docks, and framing for tents. See article in the Oregonian at http://www.oregonlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/front_page/1115114793251011.xml?oregonian?fpfp&coll=7
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KUDOS

Kudos to Brad Coston -- one day he is having his appendix lifted, the next day he is working on CFR IT issues from home....that is dedication!

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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://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

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) 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


The Straight Grain
Volume 14, Number 6

In this Issue:
Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MAY 8. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other public events.

MONDAY, 9 MAY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR WINKENWERDER 102 3:30 PM
" Conservation of large whales: A global perspective," Phil Clapham, NOAA National Marine Mammal Laboratory.

MONDAY, 9 MAY MASTERS THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 2:30 PM
" Estimating Volume Response of Douglas-fir to Urea in Western Washington and Oregon, Eric Sucre, forest soils; Advisor: Rob Harrison

TUESDAY, 10 MAY CWWS SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Ecological and social health: It matters what we measure," James Karr, UW Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Biology.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 11-13 MAY FOREST SCIENCE CONFERENCE TROUTDALE, OR
" Transfer of Forest Science Knowledge and Technology." See http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/calendar/tech-transfer/description.shtml.

THURSDAY, 12 MAY NWFSC SEMINAR NWSFC AUDITORIOUM 11 AM
" Towards Understanding and Forecasting Food Web Responses to Environmental Changes in Salmon-bearing Rivers," Mary Power, UC Berkeley. To view this seminar from a location other than Montlake, please contact Tony Yang at (206) 860-3415 to discuss options.

FRIDAY, 13 MAY SYMPOSIUM ANDERSON 207 12:30-4 PM
" Sudden Oak Death, "See www.cfr.washington.edu/research.sod.

FRIDAY, 13 MAY UW UNDERGRAD RESEARCH MARY GATES 12-5 PM
Eighth Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. See https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=79&Private=N.

FRIDAY, 29 APRIL PSE SEMINAR WINKENWERDER 201 1:30 PM
“ Transforming Academic Curricula -- Pulp and Paper into Bio-based Products,” Shri Ramaswamy, University of Minnesota.

SATURDAY, 14 MAY RARE PLANT SAFARI CUH/WPA 9 AM-NOON
CFR/UWAA co-sponsored "Rare Plant Safari." Information and registration at https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=79&Private=N.

SATURDAY, 14 MAY GARB DAY PACK FOREST EATONVILLE, WA
More information can be found at: http://www.ruraltech.org/about/events/2005/garbday/.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GARB DAY TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
Garb Day tickets are on sale now in Jeff Aken’s (Student Services) office. Forest Club President Brian Spradlin invites all to Pack Forest for Garb Day, May 14. The students will put on a salmon barbecue with salads and other complementary side dishes (cost to be determined soon). There will be a Logging Sports demonstration/workshop provided by the Logging Sports Team in the early afternoon. Food, beer, and music will be provided in the afternoon. Cabins and camping available at an additional cost. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the show and food. More info from Brian at bjs3@u.washington.edu.

CFR ARBOR DAY EVENTS PLANNED
Mark Swanson reports, “As you may be aware, the Arbor Day Fair is "on vacation" this year -- but hold on there, it will be a "working vacation"! What we need now are volunteers to contribute some time (even an hour or two if you can!) on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday May 24th, 2005 (between 9 AM and 4 PM both days), to: (1) Train to lead specific activities next year; (2) Help restore some activities; (3) Build a few new ones; (4) Contribute ideas and creative thinking! Location will be in the CFR Courtyard. So why help out? Well, you can: (1) Help out one of the College's premiere outreach events (2,100 kids, plus teachers, media, etc.!); (2) Get UW credit - 1 credit of CFR 601 for 5 hours of volunteering; 3) Get free food and beverages if you stay an hour or more!; (4) Go home with that great altruistic feeling! Contact me at markswan@u.washington.edu if you have questions."

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JOHN WOTT CELEBRATION
“ Planting the Future while Celebrating the Past," a celebration of John Wott’s directorship of the Washington Park Arboretum will be held at the Graham Visitors Center on June 4th, 2-5 p.m. You’re invited!

CFRAA ENEWS NOW ONLINE
For the hot-off-the-press May issue of the CFRAA enews, see http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/200505/index.html.

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
All the paperwork is now complete and Anne Steinemann, CWWS Director, has an Adjunct Professor appointment in CFR. And, Al Wagar officially became Emeritus Research Professor on April 16th.

NEWS FROM THE CANOPY CRANE
Annie Hamilton reports, “Thanks to Ken Bible’s hard work and coordination, we now have a live web cam in place on the crane tower! Kudos also to Mark Creighton and Chuck Campbell for the installation efforts -- we are jazzed about this! Go to our web page at http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf and follow the links. Also (see kudos, below) Jerry Franklin was awarded the 11th Annual Heinz Family Award for his lifelong contributions to the environment through
his dedication and passion for our forest lands. We are darn proud of our boss!

NEW FINANCIAL SERVICES HOURS
As of June 16, 2005, office hours for Financial Services will be 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

PLANNING DOCUMENTS PRESENTED TO PROVOST AND STAFF
On April 29th, members of the College’s administrative team presented two documentsto the Provost and members of his staff for the annual meeting concerning recent College accomplishments and plans for the coming year. The documents may be reviewed at: http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/collegeupdate2005.html.

OPPORTUNITY FOR CFR COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT STUDENTS
John Wott has signed the College's first match for a five year commitment of $5,000 to fund the John A. Wott Fellowship in Plant Collection Management and Curatorship to support students in collections management at the Washington Park Arboretum. This pledge is through a new giving program that allows UW faculty, staff, and retirees to establish endowed fellowships and scholarships to support graduate, professional,and undergraduate students. The program allows you to create a student support endowment for as little as $5,000 and receive a 1:1 match from the UW when the funds are deposited. The match is available for endowments up to $10,000 and an endowment may be established through a pledge lasting up to five years. Pledges may be fulfilled through payroll deduction so long as a minimum of $1,000 is donated per year over a five year period. Details are available at https://devar.washington.edu/Toolkits/FSRCampaign/default.asp. Just click on the link "Description of Program and Q & A document" for more information. Questions? Contact CFR Development DirectorTom Mentele.

ADDITIONAL MEETINGS SET FOR UW PROVOST CANDIDATES
Tom Daniel, Chair, Search Advisory Committee on the Provost, invites all interested persons to attend the following meetings with UW Provost candidates: Kristina M. Johnson, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dean, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, open meeting: May 9, 3:30-4:30 PM, Henry Art Gallery Auditorium; Phyllis Wise, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Dean, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, open meeting: May 11, 3:30-4:30 PM, Henry Art Gallery Auditorium.


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KUDOS

Kudos to Jerry Franklin on his receipt of the 11th annual Heinz Award for the Environment, which includes a $250,000 cash gift from the Heinz Family Foundation. Jerry was recognized for his research contributions leading to a better understanding of the ecological value of old-growth forests on the Pacific Northwest landscape. His advocacy for "new forestry" helped lead the way to the sustainable management of our PNW forests. See http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002259763_franklin02m.html.

Kudos to Tracy Woodman who was nominated for and will recieve a CESU National Award at the annual CESU meeting in Washington, DC. where she will receive the award and make a presentation to the gathering about the work she has been doing for the PNW CESU. The CESU National Awards were established in 2003 to recognize individuals, groups of individuals, institutions, and/or projects within the CESU Network that have contributed substantially to the development, implementation, or accomplishments of the CESU Network. Recipients are recognized for their exceptional contributions to furthering the mission and goals of the CESU Network.

Visiting Committee member Bob Alverts sends along kudos to Bruce Lippke, Kevin Hodgson, and Larry Mason for “superb presentations and discussion in Medford, OR at the April 26th meeting with 22 folks from BLM, USFS, USGS, Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association, Douglas Timber Operators, Roseburg Forest Products, Boise, Biomass One, and Idatech.

Kudos to graduate student Elaine Oneil, who represented RTI and CFR at this year's Western Forest Economists meeting and gave an excellent and well-received presentation on economics and incentives for addressing forest health issues.
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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://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

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) 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