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The Straight Grain
Volume 22, Number 9

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING MAY 26. Check out the CFR events calendar at for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 26 MAY TREE SAFARI UW SEATTLE CAMPUS 9:30 AM-12 PM
College of Forest Resources Spring Safari, " Name that Tree!" Tree tour co-sponsored by the College and the UW Alumni Association. Tour leader, Professor Emeritus Reinhard Stettler.

TUESDAY, 29 MAY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"A Tale of Two Rivers (or, It's a Long Way from Tiger Mountain to Topatopa Bluff)," Derek Booth, Senior Geologist, Stillwater Sciences; Affiliate Professor, UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

TUESDAY, 29 MAY PHD DEFENSE ANDERSON 207 9 AM
"Measurement and Modeling of the Forest Carbon Resource in the Nothofagus Forests of Tierra del Fuego, Chile," Mark Swanson; Committee Chair: Jerry Franklin.

TUESDAY, 29 MAY PHD FINAL EXAM ANDERSON 22 1 PM
"An Economic Assessment of the Lumber Manufacturing Sector in Western Washington," Jean Daniels; Committee Chair: John Perez-Garcia.

TUESDAY, 29 MAY BOTANIC GARDENS LECTURE WA PARK ARBORETUM 3:30 PM
"Innovative Approaches to Education in Botanic Gardens," Janelle Hatherly, Community Education Manager, Sydney, Australia Botanic Gardens Trust.

WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY PHD FINAL EXAM WINKENWERDER 201 3:30 PM
"Dispersal, Habitat Use, and Survival of Native Forest Songbirds in an Urban Landscape and Incorporating Science into the Environmental Policy Process: A Case study from Washington State," Kara Whittaker; Committee Chair: John Marzluff.

THURSDAY, 31 MAY THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 207 10 AM
"Leaching of Nitrogen from the Rooting Zone of Douglas-fir Forests following Uurea Ffertilization and Potential Impacts on Water Quality of the Hood Canal," Cindy Flint.

THURSDAY, 31 MAY NOAA SEMINAR OLD FISHERIES 201 11 AM
"Sixty Years of Environmental Monitoring in the World's Largest Lake: The paradox of successful monitoring without agencies," Stephen L. Katz, NW Fisheries Science Center.

FRIDAY, 1 JUNE DEAD ELK UWBG,CUH 5-9 PM
The last Spring Quarter DEAD ELK. Buns, condiments, and items to grill (i.e burgers, brats, and veggie burgers) supplied. If you want to bring something else we will grill it. This is a pot luck too so please bring the item that corresponds with the first initial of your last name. A-I = Appetizers/Chips and Dips, J-Q = Salads, R-Z = Desserts. If you have a favorite item you want to bring and your name doesn't fall in the appropriate category please feel free to bring your favorite item. We hope to see you there!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR:
UW-REN Symposium, UWBG, CUH, June 7, 2007, 6-8 pm, Restoration Ecology Network student project presentations.

CFR RECOGNITION EVENT
The 6th Annual CFR Recognition Event was held on Thursday, May 24. Festivities included awards, dessert contest, wine tasting, and the famous CFR silent auction, with proceeds to benefit the College of Forest Resources Scholarship Fund. (If you missed the event and the auction and still want to contribute, contact Director of Development Tom Mentele. Fabulous auction items included: several wine tasting events, 9 hours of garden work, an evening sail on Lake Union, a sunset kayak tour, a catered picnic on Rainier Vista, a Washington Park Arboretum tree tour, a year's worth of monthly home-baked pies, and many more. Staff awards included: administrative staff award, Amanda Davis; outreach staff award, Ellen Matheny. Two research staff awards were given -- the first, by nomination, went to Megan O'Shea, and the second, for most new reseaerch dollars, went to John Calhoun. Finalists for faculty awards were: teaching, Sarah Reichard; research, Bob Lee and Stuart Strand; and service, David Mabberley. Akira Kato and Wendy Descamp were awarded the student TA and student RA awards, respectively. The student community participation award went to Cody Hargrove. The Pack Esaay Contest Winner was Judy Suing. Dean's exemplary awards went to Jerry Franklin, faculty and Sally Morgan, staff, with a new "external colleagues" award going to John Linse and Jo-Ann Sire of UW Publications Services. Sandra Hines, of UW News and Information presented the media/public relations award to The Northwest Environmental Forum. A highlight of the event was a faculty quiz show -- "Faculty Feud" with participation by new faculty Renata Bura, Sharon Doty, Greg Ettl, Soo Kim, Josh Lawler, Monika Moskal, Christian Torgersen, and one "old" faculty member, Jim Agee (to round out the teams). The wine tasting, hosted by Bruce Lippke and Steve West was still going strong at 5 p.m.!

CFR "STARS" PROGRAM INAUGURATED
The Dean's Office is pleased to announce a new, additional recognition program to honor members of our community throughout the year who demonstrate the CFR mission, vision, and values through their actions. CFR faculty, staff, and student "Stars" can be recognized by any member of the community; just stop by Sally Morgan's office in 107 Anderson to get a Starbucks gift card valued at $5 to give to any other member of the college as a recognition of an activity that furthers College goals. Sally will be tracking these; just tell her the person you're honoring and the activity that is being rewarded so we can track our "stars." She will give you the gift card, or if you prefer, she can deliver it to the recipient for you.

REMEMBER TO LOCK WINDOWS AND DOORS!
Sally Morgan reminds all at CFR of the importance of keeping buildings secure. "The UW has reported 100 thefts from its buildings since just the first of the year. From my perspective as building coordinator, I would like to emphasize that windows on the ground floors should not be left open. When you leave the room, even if it is early in the day, CLOSE THE WINDOWS! There may not be anyone in the room later, and having windows open is just an invitation for passersby to step in."

FACULTY RESPONSE NEEDED TO UW LIBRARIES SURVEY
Natural Resources Librarian Maureen Nolan writes: "The UW Libraries 6th triennial survey is coming to a close. If you have already completed and submitted the survey, thank you! If not, please help us by joining the more than 1,200 UW faculty members who have already done so. Since library needs and use patterns may vary substantially by discipline, it is especially important that we have all areas of the UW well represented. Only 25% of the faculty in the College of Forest Resources have responded to the survey and it is important that your input and special library needs are counted. You may complete and submit the survey online. You were also mailed a paper survey last week and can fill that out instead of the online survey. If you need a paper copy, contact me and I'll send you one. Your reply is anonymous and goes to the Office of Educational Assessment. Survey results will be reported to the campus community later this summer. In appreciation for the time you have taken to fill out this survey, we would like to include you in a drawing for one of three $50 gift certificates from the University Bookstore. Thank you for your time and commitment in helping the Libraries support the educational, research, and service programs of the UW."

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See May 23, 2007 Seattle PI story, "Controlled forest burns aim to cut wildfire risk, in which Jon Bakker is quoted.

KUDOS
Kudos to Wildlife Science PhD student Erin Hagen who has been awarded by the UW Graduate School a Huckabay Teaching Fellowship for use during the 2007-08 academic year.
Kudos to alum Deborah Smith (wildlife science), co-author of a paper recently awarded The Southwestern Association of Naturalists 2007 George Miksch Sutton Award in Conservation Research. The paper, "Relative Abundance of Endangered San Joaquin Kit Foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica) based on scat-detection dog surveys," describes the use of dogs trained to find and discriminate between droppings of various species of foxes to determine the distribution of the endangered San Joaquin kit fox.

Send in your kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 22, 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING MAY 19. Check out the CFR events calendar at for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 19 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UW,BOTANY GRNHOUSE 12:30-2 PM
"Orchids: Understanding the plants and the fever, Part II," Rizanino Reyes, UWBG Soest Gardener.

SATURDAY, 19 MAY GARB DAY PACK FOREST/EATONVILLE, WA 12 PM
The College's student clubs invite the CFR community to Garb Day at Pack Forest for barbecued salmon, good company, live music, logging sport competitions, guided nature hikes, scavenger hunts, a forestry quiz bowl, and more. Transportation to and from Pack Forest provided by vans at no charge, but RSVP for this. Vans leave the C-10 parking lot behind Winkenwerder at 11 a.m., May 19. Tickets: $15 for students, $20 for other adults, free, age 13 and under -- covers food, beverages, transportation, camping, activities, everything! RSVP forms available in Anderson 116. Contact jaken@u.washington.edu if you'd like a form sent via email.

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, 20-23 MAY FOREST BIOLOGY WORKSHOP BLOOMINGTON, IN
North American Forest Biology Workshop, "Future Forests: Emerging physiological and genetic technologies."

MONDAY, 21 MAY THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 11:30 AM
"Ecological Effects of Changing Fire Regimes in Pine-oak Forests of the Sierra de Manantlan, Jalisco-Colima, Mexico," Maria Castillo; Committee Chair, Jim Agee.

MONDAY, 21 MAY THESIS DEFENSE WINKENWERDER 10 1 PM
"The Effects of Salvage Logging on Coarse Woody Debris Dynamics in Dry Forests After Stand Replacement Fire: Entiat Watershed, Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests," Phil Monsanto; Committee Chair: Jim Agee.

MONDAY, 21 MAY WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A118 3:30-4:30 PM
"The North Pacific Gyre, Plastics, and Albatrosses," David Hyrenbach, Research Scientist, Duke University.

TUESDAY, 22 MAY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Using Diurnal Cycles in Streamflow to Interpret Surface and Subsurface Flow Paths in Mountain Environments," Jessica Lundquist, Assistant Professor, UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

TUESDAY, 22 MAY THESIS DEFENSE BLOEDEL 292 9:30 AM
"Understanding Visitors at the Diamond Lake Recreation Area," Miki Fujikawa; Committee Chair: Clare Ryan.

TUESDAY 22 MAY THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 10 AM
"A Profitability Analysis of Japanese Private Landowners' Forest Soil Management using Soil Expectation Value Approach," Toru Nakamura; Committee Chair: John Perez-Garcia.

TUESDAY, 22 MAY TREE MEASUREMENT DEMONSTRATION MOLALLA, OR 10 AM
"Demonstration of Treemetrics Laser Tree Measurement and Optimizing System," at Port Blakely Tree Farm's Molalla, OR offices.

WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY WPPF ANNUAL CONFERENCE SEATTLE, WA, UW
See http://depts.washington.edu/wppf/03-20-07_Ann_Conf_Registration.pdf. CFR faculty may attend all or part of the conference free of charge, except for meals (please RSVP for meals).

WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY THESIS DEFENSE BLOEDEL 292 9:30 AM
"Understanding Interactions between Federal Wildland Fire Managers and the Scientific Community," Anna Hohl; Committee Chair: Clare Ryan.

WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 114 1:30 PM
"Forest Certification and its Influence on International Trade of Forest Products Industry in China," Yuan Yuan; Committee Chair: Ivan Eastin.

WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 2 PM
"Perceptions of Recreational Impacts in the Subalpine Wilderness of Mount Rainier National Park," Corinne Conner; Committee Chair: Gordon Bradley.

WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY NATIVE AND INVASIVE PLANTS OLYMPIA, WA 5 PM
Native Plants and Invasive Species displays, tour of Delbert McBride Ethnobotanical Garden, and book signing of "Invasive Species of the Pacific Northwest," by two of the book's co-authors, Sarah Reichard and Amy Van Buren. Sponsored by the State Capitol Museum, The WA Native Plant Society, and University of Washington Press For more information, call the Washington State Capitol Museum, 360.753.2580.

WEDNESDAY, 23 MAY YELLOWSTONE PRESENTATION ANDERSON 223 7-9 PM
Student Field Trip Presentation, " Humans and Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park." Reception follows.

THURSDAY, 24 MAY CFR RECOGNITION EVENT ANDERSON 207 2 PM
Starts at 2 p.m. with the dessert contest (life is short -- eat dessert first) and auction preview. The formal program is 2:30-3:30 p.m., followed by more desserts, wine tasting, and the silent auction. We're starting a little earlier this year, so there will be plenty of time for people to attend the formal program and still have time for fun and socializing before catching their bus home. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/internal/Facstaff/recognition%20event.htm.

THURSDAY, 24 MAY THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 2: 30 PM
"Native Plant Performance on a Seattle Green Roof," Melissa Martin; Committee Chair: Tom Hinckley.

THURSDAY, 24 MAY MILTON P. GORDON LECTURE FOEGE S060 4-5 PM
"Plant Peptide Signals: From plant immunity to human health," Clarence "Bud" Ryan, Professor, WSU.

SATURDAY, 26 MAY TREE SAFARI UW SEATTLE CAMPUS 9:30 AM-12 PM
College of Forest Resources Spring Safari, " Name that Tree!" Tree tour co-sponsored by the College and the UW Alumni Association. Tour leader, Professor Emeritus Reinhard Stettler. For information, and to register, see https://go.washington.edu/uwaa/events/200705cfr_safari/details.tcl.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

PROVOST ANNOUNCES REAPPOINTMENT OF DEAN BARE
UW Provost Phyllis Wise has informed the CFR community of the reappointment of Dean Bare: " On behalf of President Emmert and myself, I am pleased to inform you of our intention to reappoint Dean B. Bruce Bare as Dean of the College of Forest Resources. At his request, this appointment will be his final reappointment and will be for a two year period (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2009). As you know, I appointed an advisory committee in September 2006 to review the performance of the dean. The report documented many areas in which Dean Bare has displayed excellent leadership. The reorganization of the departments and the curricula and educational programs under his leadership have positioned the College to contribute to teaching and research in the stewardship and sustaining of forest resources. President Emmert and I agree with the advisory review committee's conclusion that Dean Bare should continue as Dean to take an important role in further developing the integration of his College's natural resource programs with those of other units on campus. Dean Bare has expressed his interest in contributing to this discussion while continuing as your Dean until June 30, 2009. We also expect him to continue to play an important advisory role to the Provost after he returns to the faculty. We look forward to the future with great enthusiasm and optimism and encourage all members of the CFR community to become engaged and active in discussions aimed at shaping an even better future for the College."

ORIN SOEST IN COLLEGE'S THOUGHTS
College friend and benefactor Orin Soest and all of his family are in our thoughts as he receovers from a stroke suffered this week.

DESSERT CONTEST AT THE CFR RECOGNITION EVENT
Apron, spatula, and LOTS of napkins....these are but some of the tools of the annual CFR tasty dessert contest!
WHEN: CFR Recognition Reception on May 24, 2007 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Forest Club Room (AND 207) HOW: Bring a tasty treat of your creation with enough for approximately 20 small samples.
WHY: To eat great food and win a gift certificate for the top chef! (Rookie cooks encouraged - very little high-brow stuff here)
Need ideas? Some websites to get you started:
Epicurious.com, Chocolatier Magazine, Cooks Illustrated, Simply Recipes
(FYI we do have a small amount of storage in the Dean's office fridge if needed and we will provide dishes and eating utensils. Please bring a small card describing the ingredients.) (According to Wikipedia, "...Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food but sometimes of a strongly-flavored one, such as some cheeses. The word comes from the Old French desservir, "to clear the table." Some common desserts are cakes, cookies, fruits, and candies..." Therefore, we must do what we can to "clear the table" and make room for some treats, for what is a party without dessert?)

CFR FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND SERVICE
Recent lectures and presentations by College faculty, staff, and students include Bruce Lippke speaking on carbon opportunities and impacts on industry at a meeting of the American Forest Resource Council, and reporting on findings from the Future of Washington's Forests Study to the Annual Meeting of the WA Farm Forestry Association; Larry Mason speaking on forest economics for small landowners, also at the WA Farm Forestry Association meeting; and Brian Boyle, Ivan Eastin, Ara Erickson, Bruce Lippke, Elaine Oneil, John Perez-Garzia, and Kevin Zobrist presenting at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the WA Forest Economists Association.
Upcoming presentations include Bruce Bare, who will co-author a paper for the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) to be held in Seattle in November, and Jerry Franklin, who will be a session speaker at the University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry's centennial symposium, Global Challenges, Responsibilities and Leadership in Forestry, scheduled for September 30-October 3, 2007 in Toronto.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
Recent newsletters online include the Spring issue of the UW Botanic Gardens, Camas Quarterly.

COMPLIMENTARY TOURS AT ARBORETUM'S JAPANESE GARDEN
The Japanese Garden will offer complimentary tours, conducted by docents from the Arboretum Foundation's Unit #86, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, plus tea presentations most Saturdays, Sundays, and starting in June, Wednesdays. A full schedule of events is planned for the months ahead, including the popular Children's Day (May 28, 2007, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) with many fun and educational activities. For information on events and admission fees see http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/japanesegarden.htm or call 206.684.4725.

UW LIBRARIES TESTING NEW LIBRARY CATALOG
The UW Libraries is participating in a pilot project with the Online Library Computer Center (OCLC) to test a new kind of library catalog. The goal is to provide users with a single search and request service that covers the UW Libraries, Summit libraries (includes most academic libraries in Washington and Oregon), OCLC WorldCat (includes materials owned by over 57,000 libraries in 110 countries), and a selection of article citations, all through one catalog. Features initially include a single search box, relevancy ranking of search results, result sets that bring multiple versions of a work together, fSaceted browsing, citation formatting options, and cover art. This beta catalog is under development. Give it a try and let the Libraries know what you think. Your comments and suggestions will help OCLC to make improvements. Look for the beta catalog search box on the UW Libraries' home pages and at http://uwashington.worldcat.org.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
CORRIM was recently cited in Enironmental Watch; see "Trees and Climate Change." For a Seattle Times feature on UWBG's McVay Courtyard, see "Lasting lessons in design from an ever-evolving courtyard." See Spring 2007 Arboretum Foundation Bulletin for an article by CFR alum Dan Hinkley, "Cascadia," on a new exhibit planned for Washington Park Arboretum's Pacific Connections Garden.

KUDOS
Kudos to Marc Morrison who has been invited to participate in the UW's Microsoft Collaborative Applications Working Group.
Kudos to alum Eric Dinerstein ('79, '83), World Wildlife Fund's Chief Scientist and Vice President of Science, whose book "Tigerland and other Destinations" won the 2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science and Subaru Science Book and Film Prize for Excellence in the Young Adult Science Goob Category.

Send in your kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 22, 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING MAY 12. Check out the CFR events calendar at for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 12 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH,ISAACSON 9 AM-12 PM
"Insect Identification with a Focus on Pollinators," Christine Scannell, ArborWise LLC.

SATURDAY, 12 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH,ISAACSON 9 AM-12 PM
"Soil Care for the Sustainable Garden," Christina Pfeiffer.

SATURDAY, 12 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION RED SQUARE, KANE 2-4 PM
"UW Seattle Campus Plants and Landscapes Walk," Rizanino Reyes, UU Botanic Gardens Soest Gardener.

MONDAY, 14 MAY WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A118 3:30-4:30 PM
"Pesticides and Migrating Birds in South America," Mike Hooper, Professor, Texas Tech University.

MONDAY, 14 MAY SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR 221 MORE 3:30 PM
"Protecting Society from Itself: Reconnecting ecology and economy," James R. Karr, UW Professor Emeritus.

TUESDAY, 15 MAY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Putting a Price Tag on Water: An ecosystem services valuation model for water rights in Washington," Julie Ann Gustanski, Resource Dimensions.

TUESDAY, 15 MAY WACFWRU ANNUAL RESEARCH REVIEW UWBG,CUH 8 AM-5 PM
"40th Anniversary Celebration, Annual Research Review," WA Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. CFR students Michael Smith (wildlife science) and Jessica Taylor (forest ecology) are among the presenters.

TUESDAY, 15 MAY WILDLIFE SAFARI NW STREAM CTR/EVERETT, WA 11 AM-12 PM
Streamkeeper Academy, "Wildlife Safari class," Barbara Ogaard. For tickets and more information, email aasf@streamkeeper.org or see http://www.streamkeeper.org/opportun/calendar.htm.

TUESDAY, 15 MAY SOILS SEMINAR WINKENWERDER 107 11:30 AM
"Soil Mapping in the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica," Megan Balks, Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

TUESDAY, 15 MAY AUTHOR READING SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 7 PM
"The Story of the Apple." David Mabberley.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 15-16 MAY URBAN RESOURCES CONFERENCE LOMBARD, IL
"New Strategies for Urban Natural Resources: Integrating wildlife, fisheries, forestry, and planning."

WEDNESDAY, 16 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH,ISAACSON 7-8:30 PM
"Orchids: Understanding the plants and the fever, Part I," Rizanino Reyes..

THURSDAY, 17 MAY CENTER RESEARCH UPDATE ANDERSON 207 8:30 AM-5 PM
Annual Update of Research by CFR Centers. Presentations by ONRC, RTI, SMC, PFC, CINTRAFOR, and Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest. Mapping invasive burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay, understanding biodiversity pathways in working forests and the pressures to convert forests to other uses in Western Washington are among the topics. See . Contact Ellen Matheny, ematheny@u.washington.edu. or 206.685.9477, XT 228.

THURSDAY, 17 MAY CROW CLASS NW STREAM CTR/EVERETT,WA 7:30-8:30 PM Streamkeeper Academy, "In the Company of Crows and Ravens: How crows recognize people," John Marzluff, Professor, College of Forest Resources. For tickets and more information, email aasf@streamkeeper.org or see http://www.streamkeeper.org/opportun/calendar.htm.

FRIDAY, 18 MAY UW UG RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM MGH COMMONS 12-5 PM
Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, "Fostering a Community of Scholars," includes projects from all disciplines. See schedule at . CFR participants include students Edgar Flores, Paul Footen, Neal Jander, Nilar Thein-Chen, and Phu Van; CFR faculty mentors include Kern Ewing, Rick Gustafson, Rob Harrison, Tom Hinckley, and John Marzluff.

SATURDAY, 19 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UW,BOTANY GRNHOUSE 12:30-2 PM
"Orchids: Understanding the plants and the fever, Part II," Rizanino Reyes..

SATURDAY, 19 MAY GARB DAY PACK FOREST/EATONVILLE, WA 12 PM
The College's student clubs invite the CFR community to Garb Day at Pack Forest for barbecued salmon, good company, live music, logging sport competitions, guided nature hikes, scavenger hunts, a forestry quiz bowl, and more. Transportation to and from Pack Forest provided by vans at no charge, but RSVP for this. Vans leave the C-10 parking lot behind Winkenwerder at 11 a.m., May 19. Tickets: $15 for students, $20 for other adults, free, age 13 and under -- covers food, beverages, transportation, camping, activities, everything! RSVP forms available in Anderson 116. Contact Jeff Aken if you'd like a form sent via email.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR:
"Native Plants and Invasive Species," May 23, 2007, WA State Capital Museum and Outreach Center, Olympia, WA, 5 p.m. Displays, tour of Delbert McBride Ethnobotanical Garden, and book signing.
WPPF Annual Conference, May 23, 2007, UW campus.
CFR Annual Recognition Event, May 24, 2007, 2 p.m., Anderson 207. Starts at 2 p.m. with the dessert contest (life is short -- eat dessert first) and auction preview. The formal program is 2:30-3:30 p.m., followed by more desserts, wine tasting, and the silent auction. We're starting a little earlier this year, so there will be plenty of time for people to attend the formal program and still have time for fun and socializing before catching their bus home. See recognitiion event web page for information about nominating a staff or student colleague for an award, for entering the fact sheet and dessert contests, and for participating in the silent auction.

WELCOME TO SANDOR TOTH, NEW FACULTY IN NATURAL RESOURCE INFORMATICS
Dr. Sandor Toth, currently Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University, see , has accepted an offer to
join CFR as a 9-month, tenure-track, assistant professor starting June 16, 2007. Sandor will work closely with the Precision Forestry Cooperative where he will allocate his time between teaching, research and outreach activities. His hiring follows a national search to fill the Natural Resource Informatics faculty position.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
Recent newsletters online include the Spring issue of the CFR News, the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest's newsletter, at , and ONRC Update, March-April issue.

THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FUNGI PROJECT
Dean Glawe, our new faculty member this year who we share with Washington State University, serves as Editor-in Chief of the online journal Pacific Northwest Fungi. Published by the locally-based non-profit Pacific Northwest Fungi Project, it is believed to be the world's first online mycology journal. Fully peer-reviewed, the journal provides information on fungal natural history in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), with topics including taxonomy, nomenclature, ecology, and biogeography. Associate editors of the journal include Joe Ammirati (UW, Biology) and Steve Trudell (CFR 2004 PhD graduate). Other associate editors are affiliated with the Canadian Forest Service, Oregon State University, Washington State University, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and independent laboratories and consulting services. The Pacific Northwest Fungi Project is a consortium of professional scientists and amateur natural history enthusiasts who are cooperating to develop a comprehensive inventory of the region's fungi. Their collaboration includes developing educational programs, publishing the online journal, as well as databases, and coordinated research projects. Anticipating your question, "Why is such an inventory needed?" Dean responds, "Fungi exert an immense influence on the economic and ecological health of our region. They are among the most diverse organisms on the planet, with more than 1.5 million species. They cause immense economic damage; for example, 70 percent of plant diseases are caused by fungi. Forests would not exist without fungi; 95 percent of tree species cannot grow normally without fungi to help extract nutrients from soil. Fungi cause many human health problems, ranging from deadly infections to allergies." Despite their economic, ecological, and medical importance, we still know very little about the fungi of our region, and fewer than one-third of the predicted species have been catalogued The Pacific Northwest Fungi Project is the only ongoing effort to catalog the region's fungi; there is no other state, federal, or private program to do this work. The information produced will provide competitive advantages to the region's agricultural and natural resource-based industries and will provide information to human health professionals, homeowners, gardeners, and others interested in fungi.

WA DNR PUBLISHES THE FUTURE OF WASHINGTON FORESTS
A May 7, 2007 press release announced the publication of The Future of Washington Forests: "The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has published The Future of Washington Forests, a report to the State Legislature. It documents a new model for public policy development, created through a distinctive collaboration between DNR and the University of Washington College of Forest Resources. DNR and the College brought together policy-grounded academic studies with information-rich stakeholder dialogue to form relevant proposals for public policy change. The report summarizes policy recommendations about protecting the working forest land base for its multiple benefits and for strengthening Washingtons forest industry." The complete text of press release contains a link to the published report, see. . The final study reports will be completed and published by the College of Forest Resources by June 2007.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS YEAR END RAFTING TRIP
The Society of American foresters extends an invitation to the CFR community to join an end of the year rafting trip on the Wenatchee river on Sunday, June 3rd. Alicia Sullivan, CFR grad student and member of the UW SAF student chapter, says, "The trip, through Orion Expeditions, starts in Leavenworth and runs to Cashmere along Highway 2. The trip includes all of the transportation from the put in to the take out, wet suits, life jackets, and lunch. The cost is $38 per person. This is the cheapest rafting trip you will ever be invited on...The catch: This is a first come, first serve trip. Spots are considered reserved when you hand me money! Checks and cash only, checks can be made out to Orion Expeditions. I have room for 12 people for sure, and possibly more depending on interest and other guides that are available to work. If there is considerable interest, I can most likely get more guides to expand the numbers to 18 or 24. I will need a head count and $$$ to me by Wednesday, May 30th....There will probably be transportation or at least the option of carpooling with other people as well as camping on Saturday night if you are interested. If you would like to come or have any questions, email as14@u.washington.edu. Also, if there are any whitewater kayakers or folks with rafts, you are welcome to tag along on the trip; just let me know!"

CFR POLICY ON USE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
The College has adopted a policy concerning the use of alcohol and drugs. This policy is effective immediately and covers all College facilities and all College-sponsored events. Implementation of the policy rests with each member of the College community. Read the new policy online; contact the Dean's Office for any questions regarding implementation of this policy.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Check out the recent UW Daily inteview with Dean Bare, entitled "The Future of Forests."
See Shoreline City Council video coverage of the Restoration Ecology capstone group working on Saltwater Park in Shoreline this year. Click on May 7th meeting, then "Jump to" "Discussion of Saltwater Park Phase I project.
For a recent International Business Times article quoting Jerry Franklin, see "Reforestation Rich After Fires."
.And for a short Eureka (California) Reporter article citing Kathy Wolf's urban forestry research, see "Spreading the Green.".

KUDOS
Kudos to all who participated in the WA Weekend Centennial grove planting at UWBG. From Kern Ewing, "We should thank Doug Schmitt, grad student, who mowed the blackberry, coordinated the herbiciding, and got all of the mulch spread out, mostly on his own. He did a super job." And from Tom Mentele: "Doug and Kern also circled back to the new grove that afternoon and helped get each seedling watered. Ben Harrison and Alan Randall helped plan the grove, along with faculty members Monika Moskal and Soo Kim. We should also thank our sponsors, Fir Run Nursery, Judd Creek Nursery, Silvaseed, Wabash Farms, and Weyerhaeuser, as well as Tom Hanson from IFC, for donating tree seedlings." Thanks also to all of the other alums who helped out with the planting, including Jack Blanchard ('56), Bob Dick ('74), Ara Erickson ('04), Ben Harrison ('66), Weikko Jaross ('97,'02), Larry Maechler ('81), Jack Krystad ('53), and Alan Randall ('57).

Send in your kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 22, 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING MAY 6. Check out the CFR events calendar at for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SUNDAY, 6 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION WPA,GRAHAM 1-2:30 PM
"Wetland Native Flora and Fauna Walk." Contact Shawna Zuege to pre-register, at shlea@u.washington.edu.

MONDAY, 7 MAY FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 2:30-3:30 PM
Meeting materials will be distributed in advance.

MONDAY, 7 MAY WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A118 3:30-4:30 PM
"Pesticides and Frogs: Separating hazards from risks," Alan Felsot, Professor, Washington State University.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, 7-9 MAY LAND USE CONFERENCE VANCOUVER, BC
World Wildlife Fund and University of British Columbia Conference. "Our Common Ground: Innovations in land use decision-making."

TUESDAY, 8 MAY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Climate Change in the Puget Sound: Will it impact the region's water resources?" Richard Palmer, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

TUESDAY, 8 MAY PHD PROPOSAL ANDERSON 22 9:30 AM
"Utilization of Aboveground Forest Biomass for Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development: The role of Certified Forest Management Unit in Western Indonesia," Asep Suntana; committee chair, Kristiina Vogt.

TUESDAY, 8 MAY BURKE MUSEUM LECTURE MEANY HALL 7:30 PM
"Climate Change and the Future of Life on Earth," Richard Leakey. For tickets, see http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/events/leakey/ or call 800.927.4647 Monday-Friday.

TUESDAY, 8 MAY WHIDBEY INSTITUTE LYCEUM CHINOOK, WA 7:30-9:30 PM
"Preparing for Climate Change: Building the capacity to cope with global warming," Amy Snover, UW Climate Impacts Group.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, 8-10 MAY FOREST LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE VANCOUVER, BC
"Sustainability for Success."

WEDNESDAY, 9 MAY NHS LECTURE SERIES UWBG, NHS 7:15 PM
"Botanic Gardens at the Crossroads," Scot Medbury, President and CEO, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, College of Forest Resources alumnus (M.S., 1990),

WEDNESDAY 9 MAY CLIMATE POLICY SYMPOSIUM TOWN HALL 7 PM
Thomas Wales Foundation Symposium, "Global Warming: Emitting Solutions: A symposium on climate policy." For reservations, call 206.233.2801. General admission, $15, $5 for students, $25 for 2 CLE credits.

THURSDAY, 10 MAY FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR AND 22 9:30-11:30 AM
"Exploring Linkages Between Spatial Externalities, Landscape Fragmentation, And Economic Welfare Using Multiple Quantitative Modeling Methods," Dawn Parker, Assistant Professor, George Mason University. Candidate for natural resource economics faculty position. Reception follows.

THURSDAY, 10 MAY XI SIGMA PI INDUCTION ANDERSON 207 4 PM
Induction ceremony and dinner to welcome this year's new initiates. If you're already a member of Xi Sigma Pi (National Forestry Honor Society), you're welcome to attend the ceremony and dinner. Current students, the fee is $10 and can be paid at the door. Faculty are welcome and dinner is complimentary. please RSVP to Laura Six by May 7.

THURSDAY, 10 MAY OCEAN TO STARS LECTURE KANE 120 7-8 PM
"Hidden Health Hazards: Everyday Exposures to Toxic Chemicals," Anne Steinemann, Civil/Environmental Engineering and Public Affairs.

FRIDAY, 11 MAY DUE DATE,PROFESSIONAL STAFF ORG ELECTION 5 PM
Use https://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/amp/36650 to guide you to the 2007 Professional Staff Organization ballot for Officers and the Board of Directors. Vote for up to 3 officers and no more than 11 Board of Director candidates. The election is now open and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Results will be announced the following week.

FRIDAY, 11 MAY THESIS PROPOSAL ANDERSON 22 9 AM
"The decline of Robinson Crusoe's hummingbird: Introduced spcies altering an island ecosystem," Erin Hagen; committee chair, Dave Manuwal.

SATURDAY, 12 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH,ISAACSON 9 AM-12 PM
"Soil Care for the Sustainable Garden," Christina Pfeiffer.

SATURDAY, 12 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION RED SQUARE, KANE 2-4 PM
"UW Seattle Campus Plants and Landscapes Walk," Rizanino Reyes, UU Botanic Gardens Soest Gardener.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR:
Update of Research by the CFR Centers ONRC, RTI, CINTRAFOR, and CSF at Pack Forest, May 17, 2007, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m, Anderson 207. Presentations will include time for questions and discussion. Contact Ellen Matheny at ONRC, ematheny@u.washington.edu. or 206.685.9477, XT 228 with questions. The event is free and open to the public. Snacks provided. Come and go as your schedule allows.
Garb Day, May 19, 2007, Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest. The College's student clubs invite the CFR community to Garb Day at Pack Forest for barbecued salmon, good company, live music, logging sport competitions, guided nature hikes, scavenger hunts, a forestry quiz bowl, and more. The event starts at noon and anyone who wants to stay the night can reserve a spot in a cabin (bring your own blankets or sleeping bag) or pitch a tent until noon on Sunday. Transportation to and from Pack Forest is provided by vans at no charge, but be sure to RSVP for this. Vans will leave the C-10 parking lot behind Winkenwerder at 11 a.m. on May 19th. Tickets are $15 for students, $20 for other adults, free for age 13 and under -- this covers food, beverages, transportation, camping, activities, everything! RSVP forms available in Anderson 116. Contact Jeff Aken if you'd like a form sent via email.
CFR Annual Recognition Event, May 24, 2007, 2 p.m., Anderson 207. The fun starts at 2 p.m. with the dessert contest (life is short -- eat dessert first) and auction preview. The formal program will be 2:30-3:30 p.m., followed by more desserts, wine tasting, and the silent auction. We're starting a little earlier this year, so there will be plenty of time for people to attend the formal program and still have time for fun and socializing before catching their bus home. See web page f or information about nominating a staff or student colleague for an award, for entering the fact sheet and dessert contests, and for participating in the silent auction.

SILENT AUCTION RETURNS TO CFR RECOGNITION EVENT
Sally Morgan writes, "The CFR recognition event is just 3 weeks away (well, 2 weeks and 6 days, if you're really counting) and for the 4th year running, we will have the silent auction to benefit our scholarship funds. For those who haven't particpated before, this is an opportunity to bid on a wonderful assortment of experiences and services (not stuff that you have to figure out where to put, but things that you can do and enjoy). For those of you who have enjoyed it in the past, I am delighted to announce that some of the most popular items will be available to bid on again (like the Lippkes' rooftop wine tasting; a wine country tour, destination tba; 9 hours of weeding/pruning in the garden of your choice; sunset sailing, etc.) But we want MORE! We want to have more fun (and useful) things to share! Think about what skill or opportunity you can offer your colleagues. Send me what you would like to contribute or if you just have some vague ideas, call me (5-0952) or stop by to figure out how to package what you can offer to provide a new and unique experience for someone else here in CFR."

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN MARCH AND APRIL 2007
"Promoting Plant Diversity in Pacific Northwest Prairie Restorations"; PI: Jon Bakker; sponsor: National Park Service; amount $13,990.
"Traditionally Associated Population Study and Tribal Consultation Development for SNAP Agencies"; PI: Douglas Deur; sponsor: National Park Service; amount $290,000.
"Ecology and Conservation of the Island Marble Butterfly"; PI: Kern Ewing; sponsor: National Park Service; amount $15,000.
"Landscape-Level Wildlife Assessment"; PI: Bruce Lippke; sponsor: WA State Department of Natural Resources; amount $45,000.
"University of Washington Botanic Gardens Rare Plant Seed Collection"; PI: Sarah Reichard; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; amount $9,000.
"A Stakeholder Outreach and Research Communications Program for the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Cruise Ship Research Program"; PI: Clare Ryan; sponsor: National Park Service; amount $71,973.

CFR WELCOMES PETER NELSON
A warm welcome to new staff member in the College, Peter Nelson, who will be working with the PNW-CESU.

ALICIA ROBBINS IS NEW CFRAA BOARD MEMBER
Alicia Robbins arrived at the College in Autumn 2001 to pursue a master's degree in forest economics. After completing her M.S. and a M.A. in international studies at the UW's Jackson School, she took a staff position at CFR, becoming program manager for the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest. One of her favorite projects was working with the alumni association on the Arbor Day Fair. Realizing the importance of participating in the College of Forest Resources Alumni Association, she now serves as a trustee, representing the 2000-2009 cohort. This past fall, she left her staff position to return to student status, beginning work toward a PhD in the sustainable resource management program at CFR. She is also a fellow in the UW Multinational Collaborations on Challenges to the Environment IGERT program. She has eight years of experience working in international and domestic natural resource management issues; prior to coming to CFR, she held a position at the World Resources Institute. She also sits on the board of directors for the Northwest Natural Resource Group. Her interest is in incentives-based mechanisms for natural resource management and she hopes to contribute to the development of markets for ecosystem services.

ONRC GIS PROJECT ON BURROWING SHRIMP IN WLLAPA BAY
Miranda Wecker, Keven Bennett, and Teresa Alcock report in the latest ONRC newsletter on a recent GIS project. "ONRC is part of a new scientific team in Willapa Bay in a project aimed at increasing understanding of the population distribution of burrowing shrimp, especially as they relate to oyster aquaculture. Known for work on modeling invasive Spartina and modeling the tides in Willapa, ONRC GIS has shared with the entire team a rich array of datasets and GIS themes that describe biological features of Willapa Bay. Work so far has focused on integrating new GIS survey information to enhance tideland bathymetry data for the first systematic empirical effort to map the distribution of burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay. Accurate and comprehensive bathymetry is of interest because both eelgrass and burrowing shrimp may be significantly affected by elevation and marine and estuarine tidal levels. A LiDAR survey conducted in 2003 provided the best available bathymetry. However, certain areas of the Bay were not visible during that survey and now represent important data gaps. USDA Agricultural Research Service conducted extensive GPS field surveys by hovercraft to fill in these critical data gaps around the Bay. The data was transferred to ONRC GIS to apply a correction methodology to the raw data and to integrate it iinto a new, enhanced LiDAR-derived bathymetry dataset now supplemented by GPS. This dataset will allow the team to analyze the interaction of burrowing shrimp populations and oyster aquaculture." ONRC GIS presented its work at the Burrowing Shrimp Conference in January in Long Beach, WA, and will present at CFR's update of center research scheduled for May 17 in the Lockwood Forest Club Room in Anderson Hall.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a tribute to CFR staff member Lara Karena Kellogg, who died tragically in a climbing accident, see Seattle PI article, "Seattle climber dies on Alaskan peak," with quotes by her colleagues.
For a mention of CFR alums Bob Van Pelt ('91, '95) and Nalini Nadkarni ('83), see "Preston's 'Wild Trees' is a real reading adventure,"

KUDOS
Kudos to all the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who made the College's contribution to Washington Weekend such a success. We greatly appreciate all of the time and effort expended by so many to show off our College and its programs. Many good comments were reported to us by guests who visited our exhibits.

Send in your kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm