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May 2009

The Straight Grain
Volume 30, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING MAY 30. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 30 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 10 AM-1 PM
Introduction to Botanical Watercolor, Louise Smith, Botanical Artist.

SATURDAY, 30 MAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY RENTON/MAPLE VALLEY 9 AM-1 PM
Join Friends of the Cedar River Watershed at the King County Greenhouse and Nursery to help pot plants for use in parks and
restoration sites across King County.

MONDAY, 1 JUNE AYPE EXHIBITS SUZALLO/ALLEN LIBRARY
Three Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition exhibits open June 1 at Suzzallo/Allen Library.

MONDAY, 1 JUNE UWBG PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION UWBG,CUH 9 AM-12:30 PM
"Effects of Soil Amendments and Biologicals on Plant Pathogens," Olaf Ribeiro, Ribeiro Tree Evaluations, Inc.

MONDAY, 1 JUNE FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
CFR faculty meeting.

MONDAY, 1 JUNE WILDLIFE SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A118 3:30-4:30 PM
"Lead Shot Poisoning in Swans: Sources of pellets within Whatcom County, WA and Sumas Prairie, BC," Michael Smith, UW College of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 1 JUNE YELLOWSTONE FIELD TRIP TALKS ANDERSON 22 7 PM
"Yellowstone Ecosystem Management: Ravens, wolves, and bears," ESRM 459 student presentations.

TUESDAY, 2 JUNE WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Evaluating US Army Corps of Engineers Water Projects: Aiding decisions with cost-benefit analysis," Julie Vano, UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Tyler Blake Davis, UW Evans School of Public Affairs.

TUESDAY, 2 JUNE ESRM CAPSTONE PRESENTATIONS ANDERSON 22 1:30-5 PM
ESMR 495/496 student capstone presentations: "Disease Transmission in Large Mammals," Valerie Madison; "NEPA for the 21st
Century," Daniel Brody; "Estimating Ecosystem Services of Urban Parks Using LiDAR," B. Neuhaus; "Black Abalone Ecology and
Microhabitat Selection Regime," K.C. Kerr; "Planting Strip Pilot Project," Blair Scott; and "Amphibian Survey in Discovery Park," Thess Angevine, Megan Davis, Hunter Schulz, and Tuan Trong.

TUESDAY, 2 JUNE PROVOST TOWN HALL JOHNSON 102 3:30 PM
Provost Phyllis Wise invites UW faculty, staff, and students to join her to discuss the accomplishments and budgetary challenges of the current academic year and to look forward to the UW's future.

TUESDAY, 2 JUNE BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS/ASTR A102 4 PM
Biology Department Seminar, "Insights from a Biology Education Researcher in a Biology Department: Research on making
undergraduate biology accessible for all students," Kimberly Tanner, San Francisco State University.

TUESDAY, 2 JUNE SCIENCE ON TAP T.S. MCHUGH'S 7:30 PM
Science on Tap, A Seattle Science Cafe, presents "Using a Volunteer-based Sampling Network to Evaluate Cooking Spices and Chemicals in Puget Sound," Rick Keil, UW School of Oceanography.

WEDNESDAY, 3 JUNE BIODIVERSITY COUNCIL LACEY, WA 9 AM
WA Biodiversity Council Meeting. Open to the public. Agenda includes election of officers and executive committee, approval of the Council budget, and work plan for 2009-2011, policy discussions on advancing the Habitat Connectivity Initiative and presentations on two of the early action projects, the biodiversity scorecard (CFR's Steven Walters will present) and hands-on biodiversity education.

WEDNESDAY, 3 JUNE ESRM CAPSTONE PRESENTATIONS AND 22 10:30-11:30 AM
ESMR 495/496 student capstone presentations: "Effects of Wildlife Populations on Seedling Mortality," Jesse McCarty; and "Stand Management Effects on Mule Deer," Matt Weintraub.

WEDNESDAY, 3 JUNE AUDUBON SOCIETY CLASS UWBG,CUH,DOUBLAS 7-9 PM
"Hummingbirds of Western Washington: Biology and identification," Dan Harville.

WEDNESDAY, 4 JUNE URBAN FORESTRY CONFERENCE PORTLAND, OR 8 AM-4 PM
Oregon Urban Forestry Conference, "Urban Forests, Healthy Watersheds, and Sustainable Development." Keynote address by CFR alum Roger Hoesterey (BA 1980).

THURSDAY, 4 JUNE NOAA SCIENCE OPEN HOUSE UWBG,CUH 8:30 AM-3 PM
"Recovering Puget Sound: Progress in marine environmental models," sponsored by NOAA NW Fisheries Science Center.

TUESDAY, 4 JUNE PHD FINAL EXAM ANDERSON 22 9 AM
"Rates, Causes and Correlates of Tree Mortality in Old-growth Forests of the Western Cascade Range," Andrew Larson; Committee Chair: Jerry Franklin.

THURSDAY, 4 JUNE MS DEFENSE UWBG,CUH ISAACSON 12 PM
"Measuring Plant Anatomical Response to the Urban Environment of Seattle versus the Rural Environment of Forks, Washington," Nicole Hackman; Committee Chair: Soo Kim.

THURSDAY, 4 JUNE UW-REN SYMPOSIUM UWBG,CUH 6-8 PM
UW-REN capstone project presentations.

THURSDAY, 4 JUNE SOUND CONVERSATIONS SEATTLE AQUARIUM 7 PM
"Earth's Last Frontier: Dispatches from the ocean's floor," John Delaney, UW School of Oceanography.

FRIDAY, 5 JUNE MS DEFENSE UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 11 AM
"Garry Oak Restoration in Central Washington: Planting technique evaluation and preliminary target identification through stand characterization," Laura Blume; Committee Chair: Jon Bakker.

FRIDAY, 5 JUNE MS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 2:30 PM
"Headwater Stream Sediment Storage in Relation to In-stream Woody Debris and Forest Management Practices in Southwestern
Washington," Melissa Maxa.

FRIDAY, 5 JUNE WILDLIFE SOCIETY PICNIC WINK-AND-BLO COURTYARD 12-3 PM
The Wildlife Society is wrapping up the 08-09 school year with a picnic with plenty of good food and non-alcoholic beverages. They'll be celebrating the end of the year and all those who are graduating, and also looking to meet and greet new members and officers for TWS for the 09-10 year.

SATURDAY, 6 JUNE UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 10 AM-1 PM
"Introduction to Botanical Watercolor," Louise Smith, botanical artist.

SATURDAY, 6 JUNE CELEBRATING WILDLFOWERS OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PK 12-4 PM
Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program and Seattle Art Museum's 8th annual "Celebrating Wildflowers."

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Friday, June 12, 2009, Kane 120 and Anderson Courtyard, 2-5 p.m., CFR Graduation Celebration.
Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 2009, Seventh North American Forest Ecology Workshop, Logan, UT. CFR participants include Jessica Halofsky and Dave Peterson.
Tuesday-Saturday, June 23-27, 2009, St. Louis, MO, American Public Gardens Association Annual Conference, "The Global Garden."

CFR RECOGNITION EVENT
The 8th Annual CFR Recognition Event was held on Wednesday, May 27, 2009. 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, home-baked muffins, tickets to the Seattle International Film Festival, an autographed copy of Jim Agee’s book, “Stewards Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains,” professional photography sitting, and more.
Staff awards included: administrative staff award with two awards, the first to Sally Morgan and the second to the Student Services team; outreach staff award, Debbie Livingstone; and two research staff awards -- the first, by nomination, to Rob Norheim and the second, for most new research dollars, to Ernesto Alvarado (who will soon join the faculty as a Research Associate Professor).
Finalists for faculty awards were: teaching, Monika Moskal; research, Josh Lawler; SCH production, Rob Harrison; and service, Kern Ewing.
Paul Footen and Justin Howell were awarded the student TA and student RA awards, respectively. The student community participation award went to Matt Weintraub, and the Taber Wildlife Science Award went to Laura Farwell. Chelsea Gill won the Pack Essay Award for her paper "Experimental Forests as a Gateway: Protection of ecosystem services through sustainable forest management."
Dean’s exemplary awards went to Bruce Lippke, faculty; Steve West, leadership; and Bev Anderson, Cecilia Paul, and Michelle Trudeau, staff.
The third annual external colleague award went to alum Mack Hogans (MS 1976). Sandra Hines, of UW News and Information, awarded the media/public relations award to Jerry Franklin.
And last but not least, Sharon Doty was voted the winner of the dessert contest for her fabulous chocolate pecan pie!

UPDATE ON CFR BUDGETS
At a May 27, 2009 All-College Meeting, Dean Bare presented an update on the status of CFR's state budgets as we get
ready to start FY 10. He writes, "All CFR directors and program leaders who manage state budgets are aware of the
reductions in their respective budgets. Please review the following information and if questions arise let me know. Thanks
very much for the great advice throughout this process – especially from the Ad Hoc CFR Budget Advisory Committee and the
Elected Faculty Council. Let’s hope that we do not have to absorb additional reductions in FY 10." Relevant web links are:
May 18, 2009 memo with budget updates and May 27, 2009 Powerpoint presentation at all-College meeting.

CFR FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT AT MEETINGS
Gordon Bradley presented a paper at the Environmental Design Research Association Conference in Kansas City, MO, May 27-31,
2009.

EVELYN BROCKMAN VISITS CFR
Evelyn Brockman, widow of the late Professor Emeritus Frank Brockman, visited Anderson Hall on Wednesday, May 27th, the day
after celebrating a milestone 100th birthday. She was happy to see the Brockman Tree of the Week Display and to talk to College faculty, staff, and students, including a Brockman Scholarship recipient, Troy Lane. She said that Frank would have been very pleased that his memory was being preserved at the college and university that he loved, and was especially touched that the hallway display and Brockman Tree Tour sign looked so nice.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
See the latest CINTRAFOR newsletter, which features an article on the impact of the Russian log export tariff on the global market for logs and lumber.

CHANGES AHEAD FOR NATURAL SCIENCES LIBRARY
Maureen Nolan, Natural Sciences Librarian, writes about upcoming changes in the Natural Sciences Library, due to budget
reductions. "After the summer when you walk into Allen South you will not be walking into the Natural Sciences Library. Allen Library South ground floor will become a research commons. The collections on the ground and first floors of Allen South (which has operated as the Natural Sciences Library) will be consolidated into the rest of the collection in the Suzzallo/Allen building in one A to Z call number run. As you know, call numbers are subject based so materials on one subject will still be located together (Qs are science, S is agriculture including forestry). The reference desk on the ground floor of Allen South will close and there will be one reference desk and reference collection in Suzzallo/Allen on the first floor of Suzzallo. The science librarians will become part of one interdisciplinary team of librarians. A sciences information desk (similar to those in the Allen North Lobby and at the West Entrance on Red Square) will be established to provide circulation and science information services in Allen South. This will replace the Natural Sciences Library circulation desks and reference desks. An information desk offers checkout and quick question service. For more in-depth or subject consultation with a librarian you would go to the reference desk in Suzzallo. I will still be your librarian and the other science librarians will continue as liaisons to their departments. We will still be available to meet individually with you in person, by phone, email, or chat, and will still be available for library instruction sessions for your classes.
Our survey data shows that researchers in the sciences are less likely to use the physical library and rely more on the virtual library. We will continue to create subject tools and custom class web pages and hope to continue to develop robust online library tools.
We hope to be reshaping the ground floor of Allen Library South into a research commons. We envision this as a dynamic area where you can use computers, study tables, meet with other students/faculty/librarians, and find other services that support your learning and teaching. We also hope to have space to display student posters and projects. Here is where I come asking for your help. We would very much like to hear from you. What services and resources can we provide that would be most beneficial to your teaching, learning and research, particularly for the sciences as a whole? What services in a research commons would you find useful and what services could we provide in the library or virtually to meet your needs? What are your ideas, concerns, questions?" You can respond to Maureen at nolan@u.washington.edu.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See "Giant trees decline in Yosemite: Climate change may, or equally may not be to blame" for a BBC Climate Change Blog featuring research by Jim Lutz and Jerry Franklin.
Read and listen to the KUOW story, "Urbanization Not All Gloom and Doom for Bird Life," featuring research by John Marzluff.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Jennifer Seavey (MS 1997) is a PhD candidate in the University of Massachusetts’s landscape ecology program, where she is researching Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) abundance and productivity on barrier islands of New York. She lives in Hadley, MA.
Ryan Spencer (BS 1999) is a forester with the Yakama Nation Tribal Forestry and is also a co-owner of Spencer Trucking, a family-owned business based in White Swan, WA that works exclusively on and from the Yakama Nation Timberlands.

KUDOS
Kudos to all who helped make the CFR 2009 Recognition Event a great success: you can thank the ad hoc event committee members Greg Ettl (Chair and MC), Amanda Davis, Sally Morgan, Cecilia Paul, Sharon Doty, Matt McLaughlin, Caroline Rosevear, as well as all the others who helped, including Bruce Lippke/Steve West, wine tasting hosts, undergrads Bruce Benson and Aarin Sengsirirak, who were also fabulous in helping with setup and cleanup, and many others.
Kudos to UW Botanic Gardens gardener Riz Reyes and volunteer Suzanne Ferris who helped install plants in one of the new planters near By George. UW Botanic Gardens also the donated the plants, materials, and the design, as well as the labor. See the University Week news story, "Plants from UW Botanic Gardens grace By George outdoor eating area."
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Send in those kudos!
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ORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 30, 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 online.

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

TUESDAY, 26 MAY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Hatcheries, Interactions, and Ecosystems," Todd Pearsons, Grant County Public Utilities District.

TUESDAY, 26 MAY PFC ANNUAL SPRING MEETING ANDERSON 22
Precision Forestry Cooperative's Annual Spring Meeting.

TUESDAY, 26 MAY CIG SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Assessing Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: An impact-based method and application to
drought in Washington State," Matt Fontaine, Herrerra Environmental Consultants.

TUESDAY, 26 MAY BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS/ASTR A102 4 PM
Biology Department Seminar, New Faculty Minisymposium, "From the Late Cretaceous of Wyoming to the Cenozoic of Patagonia:
Linking plant evolution and ecology in the formation of modern ecosystems," Caroline Strömberg; "How Plants Sense Seasonal
Changes," Takato Imaizumi; "Cats, Mice, and Odd Fossil Mammals: Using 3-D data to quantify dental complexity and infer
diet," Greg Wilson, UW Department of Biology.

TUESAY-FRIDAY, 26-29 MAY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS SYMPOSIUM CHARLESTON, SC
Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources.

WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY INTERIM DIR CANDIDATE FORUM ANDERSON 22 12-1:30 PM
Presentation by candidate for Interim Director of the School of Forest Resources, CFR Professor Jim Fridley.

WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY SFR ORGANIZATION MEETING ANDERSON 22 1:30-2:20 PM
All-college meeting to review and answer questions related to the reorganization plan prepared by the Ad Hoc School of Forest Resources Organization Committee and distributed in early April and final FY 10 state budget reduction decisions.

WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY CFR RECOGNITION EVENT ANDERSON 207 2:30-4:30 PM
CFR Recognition Event. Formal program starts at 2:30; desserts from 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY DAN HINKLEY BOOK LAUNCH UWBG,CUH 6-9 PM
Book Launch Party for "The Explorer's Garden: Shrubs and vines from the four corners of the world," by Dan Hinkley (MS 1985). For reservation info, email nwhort@aol.com or call 206.780.8172.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, 27-28 MAY US-EPA CLIMATE WORKSHOP SEATTLE,WA
US-EPA Workshop, "The Plight of Ecosystems in a Changing Climate."

THURSDAY, 28 MAY WPPF ANNUAL CONFERENCE UW CAMPUS
Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation Annual Conference.

THURSDAY, 28 MAY SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
Fishery and Aquatic Sciences Seminar, "The Life and Times of Diatoms Revealed By Genome Sequencing," Micaela Parker, UW
School of Oceanography.

THURSDAY, 28 MAY ENV MGMT SYMPOSIUM MGH 258 4:30-6:30 PM
Environmental Management Symposium, 4:30-5:30 p.m., student presentations and 5:30-6:30 p.m., reception. Hear stories of
students solving real world environmental issues and learn about the EM certificate program.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, 28-29 MAY CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE WM.GATES HALL
UW Law School 2009 Climate Change Conference, "The Law of Climate Change and Human Rights."

FRIDAY, 29 MAY DEAD ELK SOCIETY UWBG,CUH 5-9 PM
Spring Quarter Dead Elk Meeting.

SATURDAY, 30 MAY UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 10 AM-1 PM
Introduction to Botanical Watercolor, Louise Smith, Botanical Artist.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Thursday, June 4, 2009, UW Botanic Gardens, CUH, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Science Open House sponsored by NOAA NW Fisheries Science Center, "Recovering Puget Sound: Progress in marine environmental modeling."
Thursday, June 4, 2009, UW Botanic Gardens, CUH, 6-8 p.m., UW Restoration Ecology Network Symposium capstone project
presentations. RSVP requested to uwren@u.washington.edu.
Saturday, June 6, 2009, Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park, 12-4 p.m., Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program and Seattle Art
Museum's 8th annual "Celebrating Wildflowers."

COLLEGE WELCOMES NEW FACULTY MEMBER ERNESTO ALVARDO
A warm welcome to Ernesto Alvarado, who will join us as Research Associate Professor in Wildland Fire Science on July 1, 2009.  Ernesto will conduct research related to wildland fire science topics and teach two courses per year in the same general area. In addition, Ernesto wishes to help us address diversity issues by recruiting Hispanic students. His appointment awaits formal approval by the UW Regents. Ernesto is currently a forest fire scientist with the USDA Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory in Seattle.

IN MEMORIAM
Alumnus August “Stork” Storkman (BS 1950) passed away on May 15, 2009 in Tacoma, WA. He was born in Glenn’s Ferry, ID and
was a veteran of WWII. After graduation, Stork worked for St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber Company, which became part of St. Regis. He was encouraged to join SAF by his uncle, Norm Jacobson. And when his daughter and son-in-law, D and Al Becker, obtained their degrees from CFR, they followed him into SAF. He was especially proud of identifying the world’s largest Pacific Yew, Taxis brevifolia, and arranging to have it officially measured and recorded. In 1982, Stork and his wife Bev retired to Gig Harbor, WA.

CFR FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT AT MEETINGS
Bruce Lippke was an invited speaker and participant at the recent Western Governor’s Association-sponsored Montana Bioenergy Workshop in Missoula, MT. An interview with Bruce was also featured in the May issue of Forestry Source on the importance of life cycle analysis in determining the benefits of forests and wood in carbon mitigation  The interview summarized the research of CORRIM, a 15 research institution consortium that has developed life cycle measures for all the inputs and outputs for structural wood products and is now funded to extend the research to include biomass collection and bioenergy processing. CFR has been a member institution in CORRIM since its inception in 1996.

LAST CALL FOR SUBMITTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2009 RECOGNITION EVENT AWARDS
This year's annual CFR Recognition Event on May 27 gives our community the opportunity to recognize staff colleagues who have made exemplary contributions to the mission, vision, and goals of the College and who have helped create a more positive working environment. See instructions on how to nominate a staff colleague. An award, initiated in 2007, honors external colleagues who have made exemplary contributions to the mission, vision, and goals of the College. We all work with folks both outside of the College in other UW units and programs and outside of the UW who contribute in countless ways to the success and excellence of our College ... please take a moment to send in a nomination to honor our external colleagues and collaborators. To support your nomination, please send a brief but specific nominating statement identifying your candidate and how your candidate has contributed to the work of your program and that of the College. Send your nominations to Cecilia Paul at cece@u.washington.edu no later than MAY 23.

RECOGNITION EVENT DESSERT CONTEST
In less than a week, you have the chance to impress us with your baking skills at the CFR Recognition Event (formal program beginning at 2:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in Anderson 207. We will hold our annual dessert contest during the event and a winner will be crowned during the reception –- so get out those whisks!
WHEN: CFR Recognition Event on May 27th, 2008 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Forest Club Room (Anderson 207)
HOW: Bring a tasty treat *of your own creation* with enough for approximately 30 small samples
WHY: To win accolades for your culinary talents and a gift certificate
No need to preregister for the contest - just prepare your dessert and have it ready for tasting by 2 p.m. on the 27th.
The event will be from 2-5 p.m. but we will declare the winner around 4:30 p.m. If you can’t attend until later, please email Amanda Davis, adavis4@u.washington.edu and she can set up your samples. We will have identification cards for you to complete (with ingredients) and a popular vote by CFR dessert tasters will determine the winner.
The Dean’s office will provide dishes and eating utensils so you just need to provide the dessert. There is a *small* amount of storage in the Dean’s office fridge and freezer if needed.

FINAL BUDGET REDUCTIONS FOR CFR'S STATE BUDGETS
Dean Bare writes, "As reported to you on April 29, our College must absorb an 11% reduction in our permanent state budgets as of July 1, 2009. Via this memo, I wish to update you on the final budget cuts for each unit in our College that manages a permanent state budget.
You will recall that on March 11, I presented a proposal for reducing CFR's permanent state budgets. At that time we anticipated a 12% budget reduction. In late April we learned that our final budget reduction would be 11%. In addition, we learned that we would receive a budget credit for any staff benefits associated with reductions in staffing that result from these budget reductions. We also learned that we would receive $143,000 in temporary funds to be used to support our academic programs over both FY 10 and FY 11. Lastly, the College's budget base, upon which the reductions will be taken, was updated to reflect budget status as of 3/31/09.
These adjustments aside, we are proceeding to implement the budget reduction plan as described on March 11. Adjustments
reflecting the 11% budget cut scenario are shown on the attachment to this memo. Please note that the final % reductions in the various budget categories as shown in column h are very close to those of column d which reflect the preliminary 12% budget reduction plan. Overall, we 'saved' $80,449 in budget cuts as reflected in the final FY 10 plan versus the original plan of March 11.
When we factor in credits associated with staff benefits, we estimate that the reduction in all of the College's permanent state budgets will be close to $550,000. Although this is a smaller reduction than we initially expected, it still represents a major reduction in available permanent state funds that will change the way we operate going forward.
I greatly appreciate the assistance of the leaders of the various CFR units who manage our state budgets, the EFC and the CFR Budget Analysis Committee who provided invaluable advice as we worked through these difficult decisions."

UW SEEKS COMMENTS ON ITS DRAFT CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
The UW is seeking comments from faculty, staff, and students on the UW's draft Climate Action Plan. Through President Emmert, the UW is a founding signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and is committed to developing an institutional action plan for becoming climate neutral. The submission of the UW's draft plan is due September 15, 2009. In January 2009, under the auspices of the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee, a Climate Action Planning
Oversight Team formed to coordinate the drafting of a Climate Action Plan. Teams of faculty, students, administrative leaders, and staff across all three campuses have been working for the past several months to develop the UW plan. The draft plan describes preliminary strategies to be explored by the UW, including an intent to work toward becoming climate-neutral. The plan sets out broad strategies -- i.e., a "Plan to Plan," as a guide to accomplishing its goals. The draft document, which will be subject to revisions and reviews over the coming months, and which does not include referenced appendices, is available online. Once you have reviewed the plan, click the survey link at the end of the plan to send your comments; comments are due by Friday, May 29th. A summary of the survey results will be posted on the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office website when compiled.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See Seattle Times article quoting Soo Kim, "Seattle's tree management needs revising, the city auditor says."
For international coverage of research by Jerry Franklin and Jim Lutz, see BBC Earth News, "Yosemite's giant trees disappear."

ALUMNI UPDATES
Heidi Narte (BS 1999) is a senior gardener with the City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.
Paul Rosenfeld (PhD 1999) is a founder and principal of SWAPE, an environmental consulting firm in Santa Monica, CA. He has over 15 years experience conducting remedial investigations, risk assessment, and cleanup programs for sites impacted by pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, furans, volatile organics, chlorinated solvents, perchlorate, petroleum hydrocarbons, fuel oxygenates, heavy metals, and asbestos. He is also an adjunct faculty member in UCLA’s School of Public Health.

KUDOS
Kudos to Lois Fink for her work as a citizen advocate, and her tireless efforts in getting a bill passed in the Washington
State Legislature. See University Week story, "UW staffer pivotal in passing law for retail bathroom access."

Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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



The Straight Grain
Volume 30, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING MAY 16. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 16 MAY AZALEA WAY TOUR WPA, GRAHAM 1-2:30 PM
Washington Park Arboretum, Azalea Way History Walking Tour, John Wott, Professor Emeritus and Past Arboretum Director, UW
College of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 18 MAY FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
College of Forest Resources Faculty Meeting

MONDAY, 18 MAY WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A118 3:30 PM
"Eastern Gray Squirrel Ecology and Interactions with Western Gray Squirrels," Aaron Johnston, UW College of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 19 MAY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Exploring Measures of Social and Ecological Resilience around Protected Areas in the Skagit Watershed," Bianca Perla, PhD.

TUESDAY, 19 MAY INTERIM DIR CANDIDATE FORUM ANDERSON 22 12-1:30 PM
Candidate to be announced.

TUESDAY, 19 MAY CIG SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Group Seminar, "Climate Change and Insurance: A national and Washington State assessment," Chris Carlson, WA Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

TUESDAY, 19 MAY BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS/ASTR A102 4 PM
Biology Department Seminar, "Using Comparative Analyses and Model Organisms to Test for Adaptive Change," Sarah Matthews,
Harvard University Arnold Arboretum.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY, 19-22 MAY SERNW CONFERENCE LYNNWOOD, WA
Society for Ecological Restoration NW Chapter Regional Conference, "Creating Thriving Rural and Urban Communities through
Ecological Restoration." Participants from the College include Lisa Ciecko, Ryan Haugo, Nate Hough-Snee, Rodney Pond, and Kathy Wolf, with alumni participation by Sarah Cooke (PhD 1994), Ella Elman (MS 2001), Ara Erickson (MS 2004), Peter Homann (PhD 1988), Samantha Martin Sprenger (MS 2008, BS 2005), and Kevin Zobrist (MS 2001, BS 2000).

WEDNESDAY, 20 MAY INTERIM DIR CANDIDATE FORUM ANDERSON 22 12-1:30 PM
Presentation by candidate for Interim Director of the School of Forest Resources, CFR Professor and Associate Dean Steve West.

WEDNESDAY, 20 MAY AUDUBON SOCIETY CLASS UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 7-9 PM
"The Current Plight of the Northern Spotted Owl," Eric Harlow.

WEDNESDAY, 20 MAY CETACEAN SOCIETY LECT PHINNEY NEIGHBORHD CTR 7:30 PM
"Tales from the Field: The lifestyle of a not so rich and famous marine mammal observer," Laura Morse, NOAA Marine Mammal Lab.

THURSDAY, 21 MAY EPA HEARING ON GLOBAL WARMING PIER 66 9 AM-8 PM
EPA Public Hearing on Global Warming, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Seattle will host one of only two public hearings in the nation on EPA’s proposed finding that global warming pollution is a threat to public health and welfare.

THURSDAY, 21 MAY INTERIM DIR CANDIDATE FORUM ANDERSON 22 12-1:30 PM
Presentation by candidate for Interim Director of the School of Forest Resources, CFR Professor Tom Hinckley.

THURSDAY, 21 MAY SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
Fishery and Aquatic Sciences Seminar, "Ecology of Diseases in Wild Marine Fish Populations," Paul Hershberger, USGS Marrowstone Marine Field Station.

FRIDAY, 22 MAY INTERIM DIR CANDIDATE FORUM ANDERSON 22 12-1:30 PM
Presentation by candidate for Interim Director of the School of Forest Resources, CFR Professor Rick Gustafson.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
May 26, 2009, Precision Forestry Cooperative's Annual Spring Meeting.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009, Anderson 207, CFR Recognition Event, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009, UW Botanic Gardens, CUH, 6-9 p.m., Book Launch Party for "The Explorer's Garden: Shrubs and vines from the four corners of the world," by Dan Hinkley (MS 1985). For reservation info, email nwhort@aol.com or call 206.780.8172.
Thursday-Friday, May 27-28, 2009, Seattle, WA, US-EPA Workshop, "The Plight of Ecosystems in a Changing Climate."
Thursday, May 28, 2009, UW campus, Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation Annual Conference.
Thursday, May 28, 2009, Mary Gates 258, Environmental Management Symposium, 4:30-5:30 p.m., student presentations and 5:30-6:30 p.m., reception. Hear stories of students solving real world environmental issues and learn about the EM certificate program.
Friday, May 29, 2009, UWBG, CUH, 5-9 p.m., Spring Quarter Dead Elk Meeting.

SILENT AUCTION COMES BACK TO RECOGNITION EVENT FOR 6TH YEAR RUNNING!
Sally Morgan writes, "The CFR recognition event is less than 2 weeks away (May 27, in case you don't have it on your calendar) and for the 6th year running, we will have the silent auction to benefit our scholarship funds. For those who haven't participated before or have forgotten what it's all about, 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). We've had great items in the past and I hope many of the popular items will be repeated this year. If you've participated in the past and want to do it again, please let me know. And if you haven't been a donor before and want to give it a shot, hooray for you, because we want MORE! We want to have more fun (and useful) things to share! Think about what skill or opportunity you can offer to your colleagues. I'm sure that everyone has something to offer. 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."

RCEP REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT AVAILABLE ONLINE
The CFR RCEP Review Committee Report, which concluded that the College of Forest Resources should be eliminated and reformed as the School of Forest Resources in the College of the Environment, is now available online.

ONRC CURRENT NEWSLETTER ONLINE
The most recent issue (April/May 2009) of the Olympic Natural Resources Center's newsletter, "ONRC Update," is now
available online. The issue is devoted to the Willapa Bay spartina eradication efforts in which ONRC's Marine Program staff are collaborators, and describes the ONRC mapping activities that have supported a successful survey of Spartina alterniflora in the Willapa Bay, aiding in its eradication.

CFR FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT AT MEETINGS
Assistant Professor and USGS scientist Christian Torgersen is among the co-authors of a paper comparing the effects of different tree species on riparian food webs to be presented at the North American Benthological Society annual meeting in Grand Rapids, MI on May 17-22, 2009. Although the role of mature conifers and large wood in riparian ecosystems is well documented, few studies have measured the ecological effects and interactions of conifers and hardwoods on food resources for riparian consumers. Preliminary results suggest that red alder trees enrich riparian food webs in Pacific Northwest forests.
PSE Lab Manager Mark Lewis participated in the May 11, 2009 Starbucks Coffee Cup Summit to discuss the life cycle of the company's hot and cold cups. The intent of the summit is to achieve cradle to grave stakeholder alignment of the solutions for fully recyclable or compostable hot and cold cups.

WASHINGTON'S RESOURCE LANDS WEBPAGE NOW AVAILABLE ON RTI WEBSITE
Check out the Rural Technology Initiative's website for The Washington Resource Lands web page, consisting of information stemming from the Washington State Forestland Database and the Small Forest Landowner Database, and contains reports, informative tables, and statewide maps. The collection, compilation, and assessment of data derived from these databases is the core of the 2007 Washington State Forestland Database: Final Report.

UW-REN 2008-2009 CAPSTONE PROJECTS
The UW Restoration Ecology Network Capstone Symposium, scheduled for June 4, http://depts.washington.edu/uwren/, will feature UW-REN's 2008-2009 capstone projects. These projects include:
Cotton Hill Park, a 2.6 acre public park in the Forbes Creek Watershed of Kirkland, WA that sits within a single-family residential neighborhood and alongside a rail corridor that may include a regional trail and transit system in the future. Project supports an already active community effort to remove invasive species, create habitat, and facilitate succession to a low elevation coniferous forest-wetland mosaic.
Terminal 105, Duwamish River, is a park property owned by the Port of Seattle along the heavily-industrialized Duwamish Waterway. This project is undertaken in cooperation with the People for Puget Sound and expands upon a successful tidal channel restoration at the site, as well as other restorations along the Duwamish. The project is focused on upland areas adjacent to the tidal channel and is targeting the removal of invasive plant species and the creation of a native plant community. The major goals are to provide habitat and buffer the tidal channel used by migrating salmonids, among other wildlife.
Skyway Park is a 23 acre property owned by King County dominated by highly developed recreational facilities used by the surrounding residential community. The project will enhance a depressional wetland in the center of the park. Invasive species will be removed and replaced by native plants to create habitat and provide educational opportunities. The capstone team is working with local schools, community groups, and a UW design-build class to incorporate the restoration into the development of a larger community and educational resource.
Ravenna Park is a Seattle park located in a residential neighborhood north of the UW. Most of the park is dominated by a steep-walled, narrow ravine created by Ravenna Creek. The project is a portion of a larger ravine restoration effort coordinated by the City, the GreenSeattle partnership, and the surrounding community. Invasive species are being replaced with a native plant assemblage that will control erosion and initiate succession to mature native plant communities.
Pierce College oak woodlands are located in the southern portion of the Puget Lowlands, where native prairie and oak woodlands were formerly common. An open slope and meadow on the eastern side of the campus is being restored from its current degraded state. Invasive species are being replaced by native species to foster development of an oak–prairie complex. Bioengineering erosion control measures are being employed on sloped portions of the site.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See UWTV's website feature, UWTV Insider, for an article on Aaron Wirsing and carnivore conservation, "Carnivore Conservation in the Pacific Northwest."

ALUMNI UPDATES
Stephanie Cooper (MS 1998) went on to get an MD at the University of California, Davis. She is an acting instructor in the UW’s Division of Emergency Medicine at Harborview Medical Center.
Jesse Barton (BS 1999) went on to get a JD at the University of California, Davis. He practices law in the environmental law firm Gallery & Barton in Sacramento, CA.
Midori Clarke (MS 1999) is a researcher in the pharmaceutical products department of Albany Molecular Research in Bothell, WA.
Allison (Cocke) Snyder (BS 1999) went on to get an MS at Northern Arizona University (NAU). After almost four years assisting with data management in the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program’s Pacific Island Network, she returned to NAU to work at the NPS office on campus where she manages natural resource data for the NPS Southern Colorado Plateau Network.
Scott Downes (BS 1999) went on to get an MS at Central Washington University. He is a wildlife consultant with Northwest Wildlife Consultants, Inc. He lives in Yakima, WA.
Eric Gay (MS 1999) is assistant manager of Fine Garden Creations in Swarthmore, PA.
Jed Gillen (BS 1999) is a writer and director in Los Angeles, CA who in 2007 co-founded Liv Films, producers of short, scripted entertainment recognized for their brand of often politically-incorrect comedy.

KUDOS
Dean Bare sends along kudos to all who participated in the May 14th Denman on the Future of Forestry in the Pacific Northwest.He especially thanks Bob Edmonds and Ellen Matheny for organizing the entire program, and the other program speakers Gordon Bradley, Dave Briggs, Ivan Eastin, Bob Edmonds, Greg Ettl, Jerry Franklin, Bruce Lippke, Jim Lutz, John Perez-Garcia, and Steve West. He says, "I am especially proud of the entire corps of CFR speakers. There are few forest schools in the country that can muster the expertise that we put together for this program. And, the quality of the talks presented today demonstrates this to all. I am very pleased that we were able to bring this information on the future of our forests to the wide viewing audience that watch the Denman Series." Watch for announcements of the UWTV viewing schedule and streaming video production of this program.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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



The Straight Grain
Volume 30, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING MAY 9. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 9 MAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY LAKE UNION 9 AM-1 PM
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Volunteer Opportunity, 7th Annual Lake Union and Portage Bay Sweep.

SATURDAY, 9 MAY GARB DAY FESTIVITIES 12:30 PM-DARK EATONVILLE,WA
Do you like fresh grilled salmon? Fun and games? Live music? Camaraderie? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Garb Day at Pack Forest is the event for you. It’s a great chance to get outdoors and have fun with CFR alumni, faculty, and students. The best part is, the College's Forest Club takes care of everything: the transportation, the food, the fun, and the games. All you have to do is show up. You can’t beat that!!! Tickets ($20) are available in Student and Academic Services, Anderson 116/130, or by e-mailing the Forest Club at pbandj@u.washington.edu.

MONDAY, 11 MAY URBAN FOREST SYMPOSIUM UWBG,CUH 9 AM-4 PM
"Managing Urban Forests in the Heart of the Concrete Jungle." College participants include Kathy Wolf and Soo Kim.

MONDAY, 11 MAY FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
"Relationships between Forest Structure and Function," Jerry Franklin; "Aerial and Terrestrial LiDAR in Precision Forestry," Monika Moskal.

MONDAY, 11 MAY CONSERVATION LECTURE MOHAI 3-5:30 PM
Seattle Garden Club's Iris Wagner Conservation Lecture, "A Symposium: Toward a healthy Puget Sound..

MONDAY, 11 MAY WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A118 3:30 PM
"Lasting Recognition and Social Learning of a Threatening Person by American Crows," Heather Cornell, UW College of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 11 MAY COFFEE LECTURE KANE 210 7-8 PM
Coffee from the Grounds Up Lecture Series, "Brewing Biodiversity: Looking at coffee as an ecosystem," Stacy Philpott, University of Toledo.

TUESDAY, 12 MAY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Tidal Wetland Restoration on the Lower Columbia River and Estuary," Heida Diefenderfer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Marine Sciences Laboratory.

TUESDAY, 12 MAY CIG SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Tree-ring Reconstruction of PNW Hydroclimate," Jeremy Littell, UW Center for Science in the Earth System.

WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY SAFS LECTURE FISH 102 4 PM
"Exploitation of the World's Ocean in the 20th Century," Lee Alverson, Natural Resources Consultants.

WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY NHS LECTURE UWBG,CUH 7:15-9:15 PM
NW Horticultural Society Lecture Series, "Gardening and Sustainability: Natural partners for a stunning and environmentally
responsible landscape," Jeff Jabco, Scott Arboretum.

THURSDAY, 14 MAY DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES UWBG,CUH 2-5 PM
Denman Forestry Issues Series, "The Future of Forestry in the Pacific Northwest."

THURSDAY, 14 MAY SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
Fishery and Aquatic Sciences Seminar, "Survival of Juvenile Salmon Migrating through the Strait of Georgia," Mike Melnychuk, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

FRIDAY, 15 MAY UG RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM MARY GATES COMMONS 12-5 PM
Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium includes poster and presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses, plus invited guests. Participating undergraduates from the College include Philip Johnsey, Troy Lane, Rachel Miller, Nathaniel Olsen, Kristen Omori, Kim Roper, Johnny Thepvongsa, Elizabeth Tran, Matthew Weintraub, and Marc Wiseman. CFR faculty, staff, and grad student symposium mentors include Renata Bura, Sharon Doty, Meghan Halabisky, Zareen Kahn, Monika Moskal, Dorothy Paun, Kristiina Vogt, Dan Vogt, Aaron Wirsing, and Guang Zheng.

FRIDAY, 15 MAY BIOMASS WEBINAR 3-5 PM
"National Update on Federal Biomass Definitions and The American Clean Energy and Security Act," hosted by Dennis Hazel and Steve Smutko, North Carolina State University. The 2-hour webinar, will review House and Senate biomass definitions and hear comments from a stakeholder panel from various sectors of the forestry community. No registration required. First time users please join the session 15 minutes early to become familiar with the webinar interface.

SATURDAY, 16 MAY AZALEA WAY TOUR WPA, GRAHAM 1-2:30 PM
Washington Park Arboretum, Azalea Way History Walking Tour, John Wott, Professor Emeritus and Past Arboretum Director, UW
College of Forest Resources.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Thursday May 21, 2009, Pier 66, Seattle, EPA Public Hearing on Global Warming, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Seattle will host one of only two public hearings in the nation on EPA’s proposed finding that global warming pollution is a threat to public health and welfare.
May 19-22, 2009, Lynnwood, WA, Society for Ecological Restoration NW Chapter Regional Conference. Participants from the College include Lisa Ciecko, Ryan Haugo, Nate Hough-Snee, Rodney Pond, and Kathy Wolf, with alumni participation by Sarah Cooke (PhD 1994), Ella Elman (MS 2001), Ara Erickson (MS 2004), Peter Homann (PhD 1988), Samantha Martin Sprenger (MS 2008, BS 2005), and Kevin Zobrist (MS 2001, BS 2000).
Wednesday, May 27, 2009, Anderson 207, CFR Recognition Event, 2:30-4:30 p.m. See article in ANNOUNCEMENTS, below.
Thursday, May 28, 2009, UW campus, Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation Annual Conference.
Thursday, May 28, 2009, Mary Gates 258, Environmental Management Symposium, 4:30-5:30 p.m., student presentations and
5:30-6:30 p.m., reception. Hear stories of students solving real world environmental issues and learn about the EM certificate program.

CFR'S ANNUAL RECOGNITION EVENT SCHEDULED FOR MAY 27
It's spring -- the flowers are blooming, the pollen is flying -- that must mean it's time for the annual CFR Recognition event! The 2009 CFR annual recognition event will be Wednesday, May 27, starting at 2:30 p.m. in Anderson 207, Forest Club Room. You've gotten emails asking for nominations for the different award categories and you'll soon receive emails inviting you to participate in the silent auction and the dessert contest. 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.
Please start thinking about acknowledging the excellence of the people with whom you work and study. To nominate staff and students for staff and RA/TA awards see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrTools/recognitionEvent.shtml. Nominations are also being accepted for an "external colleague" award; send your nomination for this award to cece@u.washington.edu with a brief nominating statement.

COLLEGE WELCOMES NEW AFFILIATE FACULTY DALE BLAHNA
A warm welcome to Dale Blahna, who was appointed Affiliate Associate Professor, effective May 1, 2009. Dale is a Research Social Scientist for the USDA Forest Service's Pacific NW Research Station in Seattle, where he is the team leader for the Rural Urban Wildland Interactions Team. He was previously a faculty member at Utah State University, where he taught a wide range of courses in human dimensions of natural resources, social science, recreation, and environmental studies.

IN MEMORIAM
The sympathy of all in the College go out to the family of Affiliate Assistant Professor Tim White, who passed away on April 26, 2009. He was a restoration ecologist with CH2M Hill in Bellevue. See the memorial notice with additional
information online.

CARNIVORE CONSERVATION IN THE PACIFIC NW NOW ON STREAMING VIDEO
Aaron Wirsing's lecture in the CFR-UWAA Sustaining our Nothwest World Series, "Carnivore Conservation in the Pacific Northwest, is now available for viewing on streaming video.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS, MARCH/APRIL 2009
"Southwest climate change assessment"; PI: Josh Lawler; sponsor: The Nature Conservancy; amount: $18,670.
"U.S. Forest Service 2009 seed collection"; PI: Sarah Reichard; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; amount: $9,000.
"Rare Plant Care Conservation Program plant monitoring"; PI: Sarah Reichard; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; amount: $15,000.
"Carbon trading and the potential impact on the Tongass National Forest”; PI: Joe Roos; sponsor: USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Services; amount $30,000.

CFR PARTICIPATES IN CONFERENCES
Graduate student Meghan Halabisky participated in the May 8, 2009 UW conference, "Communicating the Environment: An indisciplinary student conference"; Meghan was a co-presenter on "Challenges in Arid Wetlands Using Remote Sensing
Technology."
Elaine Oneil reports on the 44th annual Western Forest Economists in Welches, Oregon on May 4-6, 2009.
Bruce Lippke gave a talk on carbon subsidies and their unintended consequences, Elaine Oneil talked about carbon accounting in the fire prone Inland West, and Stanislav Petrasek presented preliminary results from his dissertation work with John Perez-Garcia
on using a real options framework for timber sale contract valuation.

RECOVERY STIMULUS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Bob Edmonds sends along the following information on stimulus funding websites, "Just in case you haven't discovered the
interesting federal and state web sites related to the Recovery Stimulus package, see the federal site and the Washington State site. The Washington site is designed to help Washingtonians understand the recovery package and locate information that helps find the right place to apply for funding. It also will serve as a one-stop location for accountability information so residents can see that the recovery money is being spent wisely."

NEW AT CUH: ANCIENT CONTAINER GRACES CUH ENTRY
When you visit the CUH, you may notice an ancient hand-carved granite pot from China waiting to greet you. The pot, donated by Charlotte and John Behnke, sits at the northeast corner of NHS Hall and holds a 15 year old Acer palmatum 'Waterfall.' It comes from rural China, where the semi-arid climate makes such pots invaluable for water storage. For centuries, residents carved workable limestone blocks into troughs, mangers, and water vessels; the limestone kept drinking water cool and sweet. As rural residents have migrated to urban regions for new jobs, the traditional stone vessels have been replaced by concrete, steel, and fiberglass. Cistern and pipe systems have also rendered obsolete the limestone water pots, but this vessel lives on as a symbol of necessity of water for life. Its contemporary use at UW Botanic Gardens lets visitors appreciate the interrelationship between humans and plants.

ALUMNI UPDATES
William Lecture (MS 1974, BS 1973) was a forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry, most recently assistant district forester of Clatsop State Forest, until his recent retirement. He is now working with the Nature Conservancy helping to restore the forest of the Ellsworth Creek Watershed.
Thomas Maness (PhD 1989) was recently named as head of Oregon State University's College of Forestry Department of Forest Engineering; he will assume this position on October 1, 2009. Maness is currently an associate professor in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia.
Derik Frederiksen (BS 1998) has been general manager of Sealaska Environmental Services since its inception in 2003.
Helen Nowlin (BS 1998) went on to get a JD from Gonzaga University and a LLM from George Washington University Law School. She is an environmental attorney in Vancouver, WA.
Wendy Brown (MS 1999) has been with the WA Department of Natural Resources for the past seven years, working on projects
related to invasive species management and policy. Specific projects have included spartina control and monitoring in Willapa Bay, tunicate response in Hood Canal, and management of phragmites in eastern Washington.

KUDOS
Monika Moskal sends kudos to her PhD student Guang Zheng and the UW Geospatial Club for their proposal "Remote Sensing Data Processing Software for Student Research", which has been funded by the UW Student Technology Fee. The $44,501.14 will
provide a UW-Seattle-campus wide site license for the remote sensing analysis IDRISI software and a server to distribute the license.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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



The Straight Grain
Volume 30, Number 5

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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING MAY 2. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 2 MAY EARTH REVEALED PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER 10 AM-2 PM
"Earth Revealed: A view of our planet from space." CFR's Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory will participate in this program (Monika Moskal will talk about using LiDAR to learn about tree structure and Meghan Halabisky will talk about monitoring the spatiotemporal heterogeneity of wetlands) along with UW scientists from other schools and departments. See article below under ANNOUNCEMENTS.

SUNDAY, 3 MAY MUSHROOM MAYNIA UW BURKE MUSEUM 10 AM-4 PM
"Mushroom Maynia!," presented by the Puget Sound Mycological Society and the Burke Museum focuses on fungi facts and how fungi fit into the ecosystem. Enjoy activities for children and adults, and demonstrations of how to cultivate your own mushrooms, cook them into a tasty soup, or make them into dyes and crayons.

MONDAY, 4 MAY JAPANESE GARDEN GATEHOUSE OPENING WPA 10 AM-3 PM
Washington Park Arboretum Japanese Garden Gatehouse Grand Opening.

MONDAY, 4 MAY FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
College of Forest Resources Faculty Meeting

MONDAY, 4 MAY WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTR A118 3:30 PM
"Leadership: A tale of six mentors," Jim Martin, Berkley Conservation Institute.

MONDAY, 4 MAY INFLUENZA UPDATE HLTH SCI,HOGNESS AUD 5:30 PM
Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series: "Update on the Evolving Swine Influenza Outbreak," David Fleming, Seattle and King County Public Health; Kathleen Neuzil, PATH; Ann Marie Kimball, UW Department of Epidemiology.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, 4-6 MAY WESTERN FORESTS ECONOMISTS WELCHES, OR
Western Forest Economists Annual Meeting, Welches, OR. See . Participants from the College include Bruce Lippke and Elaine Oneil.

TUESDAY, 5 MAY WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Managing and Making Sense of Data from Existing Pacific NW Salmon and Habitat Monitoring Programs," Carol Volk, Volk Consulting.

TUESDAY, 5 MAY CIG SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impact Groups Seminar, "Rivers Gone Wild: Alluvial landscape response to climate change in Mt. Rainier National Park," Paul Kennard, National Park Service.

TUESDAY, 5 MAY UW CLIMATE HISTORY OCEAN 425 4:30 PM
Ever wonder how the UW became a leader in climate research? Join a panel of UW scientists for a discussion moderated by
Roel Hammerschlag, former PCC graduate fellow, and with introductions by Chris Bretherton, PCC Director.

TUESDAY, 5 MAY WHIDBEY INST LECTURE SERIES WHIDBEY IS,WA 7:30-9 PM
Whidbey Institute Lyceum 2009, Environmental Economics and Puget Sound, "Sound Environment, Sound Economy," David Dicks,
Puget Sound Partnership.

WEDNESDAY, 6 MAY SO. SOUND SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM SHELTON,WA 8 AM-4:30 PM
South Sound Science Symposium, "Linking Threats to Indicators." CFR participation includes Steven Walter and John Marzluff, among poster authors of "Indicators to Assess Biodiversity in Washington State: A conceptual framework linking humans and
natural resources."

WEDNESDAY, 6 MAY MS THESIS DEFENSE BLODEL 292 12 PM
"Fusion of LiDAR and Imagery for Estimating Forest Canopy Fuels in Eastern Washington," Todd Erdody; committee chair: Monika Moskal.

THURSDAY, 7 MAY SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
Fishery and Aquatic Sciences Seminar, "The Challenge of Sustainability," Si Levin, Princeton University.

THURSDAY, 7 MAY SOUND CONVERSATIONS SEATTLE AQUARIUM 7 PM
"Abundance and Decline: Seals of the great Northwest," Traci Belting, Seattle Aquarium; and Jeremy Sterland, NOAA.

THURSDAY, 7 MAY PUGET SOUND SPEAKER SERIES SEATTLE,REI 7 PM
People for Puget Sound "Exploring Puget Sound" speaker series, "Colorful Crustaceans: The diversity and unique ecology of
Puget Sound crabs and their relatives," Kirstin Holsman, NOAA.

FRIDAY, 8 MAY REEH POSTER DISPLAY RECEPTION UWBG, MILLER LIB 7-9 PM
Reception for Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture (REEH) graduate research poster display. Display continues through May 29th.

SATURDAY, 9 MAY GARB DAY FESTIVITIES 12:30 PM-DARK EATONVILLE,WA
Do you like fresh grilled salmon? Fun and games? Live music? Camaraderie? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Garb Day is the event for you. It’s a great chance to get outdoors and have fun with CFR alumni, faculty, and students. The best part is, the College's Forest Club takes care of everything: the transportation, the food, the fun, and the games. All you have to do is show up. You can’t beat that!!! Tickets ($20) are available in Student and Academic Services, Anderson 116/130, or by e-mailing the Forest Club at pbandj@u.washington.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Monday, May 11, 2009, UW Botanic Gardens, CUH, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Urban Forest Symposium, "Managing Urban Forests in the Heart of the Concrete Jungle." College participants include Kathy Wolf and Soo Kim.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009, Kane 210, 7 p.m., Coffee from the Grounds Up Lecture Series, "Brewing Biodiversity: Looking at coffee as an ecosystem."
Sunday, May 16, 2009, Washington Park Arboretum, 1-2:30 p.m., Azalea Way History Walking Tour. Emeritus Professor John Wott will lead a walking tour of the Arboretum's historic Azalea Way. Preregister to reserve your spot by contacting Jean Robins at jrobins@u.washington.edu or 206.685.8033; space is limited.
May 19-22, 2009, Lynnwood, WA, Society for Ecological Restoration NW Chapter Regional Conference. Participants from the College include Lisa Ciecko, Ryan Haugo, Nate Hough-Snee, Rodney Pond, and Kathy Wolf, with alumni participation by Sarah Cooke (PhD 1994), Ella Elman (MS 2001), Ara Erickson (MS 2004), Peter Homann (PhD 1988), Samantha Martin Sprenger (MS 2008, BS 2005), and Kevin Zobrist (MS 2001, BS 2000).

COLLEGE WILL MISS DEBORAH MALAREK
All at the College send best wishes along with Deborah Malarek, budget/fiscal analyst in the College's Financial Services Office, who has accepted a position in UW Grants and Contracts. In her one and half years in CFR, she has endeared herself to many, including the tier of faculty that she diligently and ably supported. We thank her and wish her well!

UW-REN PROGRAM SCHEDULES RESTORATION ECOLOGY CAPSTONE SYMPOSIUM
The UW-Restoration Ecology Network (UW-REN), a tri-campus program, serving as a regional center to integrate student, faculty, and community interests in ecological restoration and conservation, has scheduled its annual capstone course symposium for June 4, 2009, UW Botanic Gardens, CUH, Douglas Classroom, 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join UW-REN for the capstone project presentations; RSVP requested to uwren@u.washington.edu. The UW-REN program is open to UW students from all disciplines and is creating new interdisciplinary curricula and undergraduate research/capstone experiences in the realm of restoration that bridge across the three UW campuses.

UW SCIENTISTS HELP WITH FAMILY EVENT AT PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER
Sandra Hines wrote the following article, which appears in the April 30, 2009 edition of University Week:
"The Earth as revealed from satellites, other space craft and planes has been the subject of Pacific Science activities all month and concludes Saturday with hands-on activity stations involving UW scientists from eight units as well as Microsoft, Central Washington University, and the National Weather Service. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is aimed at families with children 8 and older.
Our ability to look at the Earth from above has transformed what we know about our home planet during the last 50 years, says the Pacific Science Center Web site. Revealed are patterns such as hurricanes and features such as glaciers, volcanoes, and oceans, it says.
UW units taking part are the Applied Physics Laboratory, Department of Astronomy, School of Oceanography, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Earth and Space Science, Department of Electrical Engineering, the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, and the College of Forest Resources.
From forest resources, for example, Assistant Professor L. Monika Moskal and her graduate student Meghan Halabisky will explain how they use light from lasers on land and mounted on airplanes and satellites, as well as photography and satellite imagery, for ecosystem studies. Moskal uses the data to estimate the tree biomass of forests -- a calculation that could be used, for instance, to figure how much carbon is being held in the forest and if that amount of carbon is increasing or decreasing as conditions change. Halabisky is checking wetlands to see how water balance and size changes during the seasons and over the long term.
Another example of an activity, this from the Applied Physics Laboratory, gives kids the chance to use a joystick to control video and infrared cameras suspended from a helium 'kite' floating in a high-ceiling area of the Pacific Science Center. The setup has been used to study such things as the mixing and velocity of river water and the energy of waves breaking in the ocean, says Andy Jessup, APL principal oceanographer. On Saturday, the cameras will be directed toward a pool of water below the kite. Taking shifts helping will be Jessup, oceanographer Ruth Branch, engineer Dan Clark, and oceanographer Chris Chickadel."

RARE PLANT PRESS SPRING/SUMMER 2009 ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Rare Plant Press, the newsletter of the Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care)
Program at UW Botanic Gardens is now available online. This issue has articles on research by Alaine Sommargren (MS 2008) on the black lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis), once an important food source for native coastal peoples of Washington and British Columbia and now a sensitive species in Washington; news on the record breaking success of seed collection in 2008; and a profile of a Rare Care Volunteer.

CFR WEBSITE SURVEY
One of the outcomes of last September’s College strategic planning retreat was to assess the CFR website. The specific objective, relating to the goal "Create a positive public image, both on and off campus," was to “Survey CFR stakeholders and analyze and distribute the results and suggestions to the CFR community regarding the quality and relevance of the CFR website.” To that end, the Web Advisory Committee has developed a "CFR Website Usability Survey" that will be available for input from April 27 through May 22. Please take a few minutes of your time to share your opinions about our website.

FACULTY-STAFF-RETIREE CAMPAIGN FOR STUDENTS INSPIRES ALUMNI PHILANTHROPY
In May 2005 the UW established a special initiative designed to enable faculty, staff, and retirees to support students in an extraordinary way. A minimum gift or pledge of $5,000 toward student support by December 31, 2008, created a named endowment that was matched by the UW 1:1, with a maximum match of $10,000. By the final matching date, alumni Dale Cole ('55, '63), DJ Miller ('95), Ken Raedeke ('79) and Edward Schreiner ('71, '82) were inspired to make a difference in the quality of the College’s education, research, and programs by pledging endowed student support. Emeritus Professor Cole created the Dale and Raelyn Cole Endowed Fund for Student Support, which assists graduate students focusing on complex ecological, economic, and social issues of the global stewardship and restoration of natural and managed environments. Miller (who was also a CFR staff member in the Student and Academic Services Office) honored his parents through the Donald M. and Agnes T. Miller Endowed Student Support Fund in Forest Resources, which supports student participation in international conferences and research that will promote awareness of cultural differences and global citizenship. Raedeke’s gift provides annual awards in honor of Emeritus Professor Richard Taber to wildlife science students in the College and Schreiner’s gift adds additional funding to the Grant and Wenonah Sharpe Endowed Fellowship in Parks and Wildland Sustainability. Both Raedeke and Schreiner have affiliate faculty appointments in the College. These gifts from alumni complement the additional student support matching endowments created by staff member Carrie Cone and faculty members Tom Hinckley, Steve West, and John Wott.

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT EMMERT ON UW BUDGET
UW President Mark Emmert, in a message about the WA State Legislature's final budget appropriations to the UW, writes:
"Over the weekend, the Legislature completed the unenviable task of writing and passing a biennial budget during the worst
economic period in decades. Any budget that must bridge a biennial shortfall of $9 billion is bound to please no one and to
result in serious consequences for the state. For the UW, the resulting budget decisions are dramatic. The bad news is that
the Legislature decided to reduce state funding to the six public four-year college and universities more than any other
sector in state government. The UW received the highest percentage cut in all of higher education -- 26 percent. This is a
stark and sobering number .... See full text of the message online.

MESSAGE FROM DEAN BARE ON CFR BUDGET
Dean Bare writes: "The Provost announced her FY 10 state budget decisions yesterday. Our College will absorb an 11% permanent state budget reduction for FY 2010. This includes the remaining portion of reductions from FY 09 that had previously not been allocated to the academic units. Accordingly, we will proceed with the implementation of the budget reduction plans as described in my March 11 all-College presentation and in our meeting with the Provost on April 3rd. It is my understanding that all College personnel impacted by these budget reductions have been notified by their supervisors. If you have any questions regarding the impact of these budget decisions, please contact your supervisor immediately. To mitigate the effects of these budget reductions, the Provost allocated temporary funds to each academic unit. CFR will receive $143,000 in temporary funds that will be retained in the Dean's Office to be used to support our academic programs. The Provost suggests that we use these funds judiciously over the coming biennium in support of teaching assistants, lecturers, and other academic positions. These temporary funds were allocated to the academic units based on student credit hours (SCH) reported by each unit and averaged over four years (2004-08). To reflect the differential costs of instruction, SCHs for lower, upper, and graduate level instruction were weighted differentially with weights of 1, 1.5, and 2.5, respectively. Because CFR generates more of its SCH in lower level courses, and the weights increase across the three levels of instruction, we received proportionally fewer dollars of temporary funding than other units where instruction is concentrated at the graduate level. For additional information about permanent budget reductions for all academic and administrative units see the Vice-Provost's web page. If you have any questions about CFR budget reduction plans, see College budget reduction web page or email me at bare@u.washington.edu."

ALUMNI UPDATES
William Bauerle (MS 1997) went on to get a PhD at Cornell University. He is an associate professor of horticulture at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, where his research focuses on physiological characteristics of woody plants that ameliorate the effects of drought and thermal stress.
Valerie Buckley-Beason (BS 1997) went on to get an MS at Hood College and is a PhD student in molecular microbiology at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. While a master's student, her research helped identify a new species of cat: the clouded leopard; her research findings were published in the December 2006 issue of Current Biology " It is because of the background education I received at UW and the College of Forest Resources that I am where I am today," Beason wrote in a note to UW Columns Magazine.
Richard Adams (BS 1998) is the district forester for the CA Department of Parks and Recreation's Sierra District in Tahoma, CA.
Matthew Clark (MS 1998) went on to get a PhD at the University
of California, Santa Barbara. He is an assistant professor in Sonoma State University’s Department of Geography and Global
Studies in Rohnert Park, CA, where his areas of specialization are remote sensing, GIS, and biogeography.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
"Landscaper’s darling hybridizes into an environmental nuisance," in an upcoming issue of Science News, quotes Sarah Reichard.See "UW scientists help with family event at Pacific Science Center," a University Week article that includes Monika Moskal and graduate student Meghan Halabisky. The article is also reproduced above, in ANNOUNCEMENTS.
"Experts disagree on methods for preventing catastrophic forest fires" quotes Jim Agee.
See "Most pressure-treated lumber no longer contains arsenic," referencing research of Sally Brown.

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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