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The Straight Grain
Volume 38, Number 9

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MAY 29. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 31 MAY-1 JUNE    DIRECTOR CANDIDATE VISIT
For link to information and itinerary, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/DirectorCandidates.pdf.

TUESDAY, 31 MAY   WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223     8:30-9:20 AM
"Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound: Process-based science for nearshore restoration," Eric Grossman, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/courses/waterseminar_Spr11.pdf.

TUESDAY, 31 MAY     THESIS DEFENSE    ANDERSON 207    1 PM
"Assessing a Modified Forestry Reclamation Approach for Douglas-fir in Southwestern Washington State," Grace King; Committee Chair: Darlene Zabowski.

TUESDAY, 31 MAY      THESIS DEFENSE    ANDERSON 22    2 PM
"Social and Policy Outputs of Collaboration: A case study of the Washington Biodiversity Council," Lee Corum; Committee chair: Clare Ryan.

TUESDAY, 31 MAY      UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION   CUH,DOUGLAS   6:30-8:30 PM
"Science of Sustainable Sites: Native plant considerations," Ben Alexander, Sound Native Plants.

TUESDAY, 31 MAY   STUDENT YELLOWSTONE PRESENTATIONS  ANDERSON 207  7-9 PM
"Wolves and Ravens in Yellowstone Park." Join the 2011 ESRM 459 class as they present findings of their investigations into the behavior of wolves and ravens in Yellowstone National Park, including the influence of weather and pack size on wolf kills, how raven populations have responded to the reintroduction of wolves, and how future reintroductions closer to home (such as the Olympic Peninsula) might benefit from the Yellowstone experience. As always, fantastic sports drinks and granola bars will be
provided!

WEDNESDAY, 1 JUNE      PHD DEFENSE     FISH SCI 102     10 AM
"Temperature Variation, Thermal Tolerance, and Global Warming: How seasonality in temperature impacts species' physiology, range size, and response to a warmer world," Kimberly Sheldon, UW Department of Biology.

WEDNESDAY, 1 JUNE      PHD DEFENSE     PHYS-ASTR A114   1 PM
"Conservation and Restoration for a Changing Climate in Monteverde, Costa Rica," Patricia Townsend, UW Department of Biology.

WEDNESDAY, 1 JUNE   THESIS DEFENSE     ANDERSON 304/306   3 PM
"Anticipating Gray Wolf Re-colonization in Washington State: Stakeholder frames of management perspectives," Kristine Mazur; Committee Chair: Stanley Asah.

THURSDAY, 2 JUNE    PHD DEFENSE   ANDERSON 223    8 AM
"Establishment Histories and Structural Development of Mature and Early Old-growth Douglas-fir Forests of Washington and Oregon," James Freund; Committee Chair: Jerry Franklin.

THURSDAY, 2 JUNE    NWFSC SEMINAR    NWFSC AUD      11 AM
Northwest Fisheries Science Center Seminar, "Science and Stewardship: Inspiring public engagement in aquatic monitoring, research, and management," Jo Latimore, Michigan State University.

THURSDAY, 2 JUNE   ESRM CAPSTONE PRESENTATIONS   AND 22   2:30-4 PM
Projects include "Spatial Patterns of Rare Species in the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot"; "Result of Seed Dispersal"; "Effects of Compost on Water Quality and Nutrient Runoff"; "The Trees of the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot"; Effects of Light and Temperature Regimes of the Germination of Native Prairie Species"; "Use of Animal Borne Cameras to Explore Foraging Behavior of Mule Deer in the North Cascades"; and "Quantifying the Effects of Scale on Ecological Analyses in WhiteFir/Sugar Pine Mixed Conifer Forest of Yosemite National Park."

THURSDAY, 2 JUNE    UW-REN CAPSTONE SYMPOSIUM   CUH,DOUGLAS   6-9 P,
UW Restoration Ecology Network's 11th annual capstone symposium. Nine teams will present posters describing the restoration projects they have completed this year.  Meet students, community partners, faculty, and citizens interested in restoration and community-based education.

FRIDAY, 3 JUNE     ESRM CAPSTONE PRESENTATIONS  AND 22  10:30 AM-12 PM
Projects include "Shared Space Usage between Douglas Squirrels and Eastern Gray Squirrels in the Pacific Northwest"; "Bat Emergence Factors in Ravenna Park"; "Connectivity between People and the Environment in the Developing World"; "Theropod Dinosaur Diversity in the Hell Creek Formation of Northeastern Montana"; and "Pend Oreille Sub-Basin Stream Habitat Health."

FRIDAY, 3 JUNE     ATM S COLLOQUIUM      JOHNSON 75     4:50 PM
"Uncertainty in Climate Change Projections: The role of natural variability," Clara Deser, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

FRIDAY, 3 JUNE      SPRING DEAD ELK     CUH,DOUGLAS     5 PM
Spring Dead Elk. Beverages, BBQ, Music (Gravy and the Biscuit Rollers),and outdoor games.

SATURDAY, 4 JUNE    BURKE MUSEUM WOLF EXHIBIT  BURKE MUS  10 AM-4 PM
"Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century," a new exhibit examining human-wolf interactions in light of recent history and the economic and cultural factors shaping wolves' future. The day will feature presentations by experts on wolves. See

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011, UW Botanic Gardens, CUH, Northwest Horticultural Society Lecture, "Work in Process: Insights into evolving designs," Sarah Price, horticulturalist and landscape designer.
    Thursday, June 9, 2011, Meany Hall Auditorium, 3:30 p.m., UW Awards of Excellence Ceremony.
    Thursday, June 9, 2011, 415 Westlake in Seattle, 5:30-9 p.m., "King County Conservation Voters' Evening for the Environment." S
    Friday, June 10, 2011, 2:30-5 p.m., Kane 120 and Wink-And-Blo Courtyard. SFR Graduation Celebration. The formal program is from 2-3:30 in Kane 120, followed by a cake and punch reception in the courtyard.
    Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-16, 2011, Seattle, WA, Center for Advanced Forestry Systems Meeting, "2011 Industrial Advisory Board Annual Meeting."
    Sunday-Tuesday, June 19-21, 2011, Portland, OR, Forest Products Society's 65th International Convention, "Sustainable Development and the Role of the Forest Products Industry." SFR participants include Jeff Cao, Ivan Eastin, Indroneil Ganguly, Rick Gustafson, Elaine Oneil, Mohit Rastogi, and Mihyun Seol.

NW ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM SESSION PLANNED FOR JUNE 2011
The June 2011 Northwest Environmental Forum, "Forest Watershed Services: Forests for Fish, Forests for Faucets," will focus on launching a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a demonstration watershed services market project in 2011-12 to generate useful transaction evidence in response to Washington State Legislative direction in ESHB 2541. The intended outcome is to flesh out key aspects of the project and secure commitments to participate in an initial project workgroups.

VIDEO OF SFR DISTINGUISHD ALUMNI SEMINAR NOW ONLINE
Videos of the May 6, 2011 Distinguished Alumni Seminar are now available online. The seminar celebrated the United Nations-declared "International Year of Forests 2011," as well as three distinguished SFR alums with experience in international forestry and development issues. The seminars are intended as a bridge for students (from SFR and across campus) by helping them to understand and appreciate the kind of real world work they can assume after they have completed a SFR program.  The series showcases alumni who during their careers have been leaders in the private, public, and nongovernmental sectors in the U.S. and abroad, and povides a welcome home to these distinguished members of our community.

ANONYMOUS FEEDBACK SURVEYS FOR SFR DIRECTOR CANDIDATES
Anonymous feedback surveys,open to people with UW NetIDs, have been set-up on Catalyst for providing feedback regarding the first two SFR Director Candidate. The survey for candidate Steven Strauss is at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/nevada/135477.
The survey for candidage Greg Bigings is at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/nevada/135615. Feedback will be downloaded and forwarded to the Search Committee. You may also provide feedback directly to John Schaufelberger, jebscon@uw.edu,
Search Committee Chair.

NEWS FROM WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE
Ken Bible writes, "From Mark, Matt and me, the team at the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility, thanks all the fine faculty, staff, and students at SFR for the research staff award announced at the 10th Annual SFR Recognition Event. The crane program has had a good run these last 16 years. We hope to have a few more productive decades as the Wind River Field Station, performing world-class climate change research and providing education/outreach opportunities on the Wind River Experimental
Forest."

BUY A BEAUTIFUL BOOK AND SUPPORT THE UNION BAY NATURAL AREA
Marilyn Smith Layton has created a book of images called "Seasons of Life in the Union Bay Natural Area," and she is donating the profits from the sale of the book to projects in the Union Bay Natural Area. The cost of the book is $60, and $20 of that will go to help the natural area.  See details at
http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/news/2011/04/18/buy-a-book-and-support-ubna/.

ALUMNI NEWS
Melissa Keeley (MS 2000), who went on to get a doctorate in urban environmental planning and management at the Technical University of Berlin, is now an assistant professor of geography at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where her focus is on urban sustainability and transnational policy adaptation.
Hyun-Seok Kim (MS 2000), who went on to get a PhD at Duke University, researching the carbon and water balance of forests under elevated CO2 conditions, is now a postdoc research associate in Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
Kernan Lien (BS 2000) is a planner for the City of Edmonds, WA.
Michelle Slavin (BS 2000) went on to get an MA in international affairs at American University. Slavin is a conservation education trainer for the North Carolina Zoo's Uganda-North Carolina International Teaching for the Environment (UNITE) program. Based in the Kibale National Park region, she helps 118 area teachers at 10 schools integrate conservation education into their national curriculum.

SFR IN THE NEWS
"How do we prevent flood damage here?," a KUOW Weekday program, includes
Susan Bolton among panel participants.
See "Boosters see Northwest future in aviation biofuel," a Longview Daily News article quoting Renata Bura.
"Nightlighting Zooplankton," a video made by restoration ecology grad student Dave Hays features research at UW Friday Harbor Laboratories and is a feature video on UW's Huskies You Tube page. Dave just completed a science film workshop under a College of the Environment fellowship.

KUDOS
The U.S. State Department's Office of Broadcast Support sends along thanks to Jim Lutz who assisted with a television news series on U.S. National Parks that is jointly produced by the State Department and Portugal's public service broadcasting network. The news series, in addition to acquainting viewers in Portugal with our National Parks, will also hightlight the impacts and causes of climate change.

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/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 38, Number 8

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MAY 21. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 20-21 MAY       BIOBLITZ      TACOMA, WA
Point Defiance Park Bioblitz.

SATURDAY, 21 MAY   CARBON PRICING CONFERENCE  HLTH SCI T439 9 AM-3:30 PM
"Pacific NW Carbon Pricing Conference."

SATURDAY, 21 MAY        WETLANDS CLASS      NORTH BEND,WA   9 AM-4 PM
Cedar River Watershed Public Education, "Wetlands of the Cedar River Watershed," Clay Antieau (MS 1985), Seattle Public Utilities.

SATURDAY, 21 MAY  URBAN FOREST VOLUNTEER TRNG  MAGNUSON PK  9:30 AM-1 PM
The Green Seattle Partnership is offering the Forest Monitoring Program to help create a healthy, sustainable urban forest in Seattle while learning about forest ecology and plant identification. Join EarthCorps, Green Seattle Partnership, and a growing community of volunteers to collect scientific data on Seattle’s 2,500-acre urban forest. Volunteers attend one of three trainings and commit to establishing at least 2 plots (but more is encouraged) from June-October. volunteers will be supported in the field by the program coordinator or an experienced volunteer. To register, contact Malia Caracoglia, GSP Forest Monitoring Program Coordinator at forestmonitoring@earthcorps.org or 206.992.6853.

SUNDAY-MONDAY, 22-23 MAY   DIRECTOR CANDIDATE VISIT
For links to complete information and itinerary, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/DirectorCandidates.pdf.

MONDAY, 23 MAY      THESIS DEFENSE     ANDERSON 207    10 AM
"Motivations for Participating in King County's Transfer of Development Rights Program," Catherine Kilbane Gockel; Committee Chair: Clare Ryan.

MONDAY, 16 MAY    WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR    JOHNSON 102    3:30 PM
"Amphibian Reproduction within Stormwater Ponds in King County, Washington," Amy Yahnke, University of Washington School of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 23 MAY   DIRECTOR CANDIDATE PRESENTATION   WINK 201 4:30-6 PM
The Director Candidate Steven Strauss will give a public presentation in Winkenwerder 201.  See
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/DirectorCandidates.pdf for link to information and visit itinerary.

MONDAY, 23 MAY    GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM   CMU 120   5-6:30 PM
Critical Development Forum, "Challenging Ourselves to Move beyond Good Intentions in Global Development." Participants include Susan Bolton.

TUESDAY, 24 MAY    WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223     8:30-9:20 AM
"Treaty Rights and Natural Resource Management," Abby Hook, Tulalip Treaty Rights Office.

WEDNESDAY, 25 MAY     FOREST FILM FESTIVAL    ANDERSON 207    12-1 PM
International Forest Film Festival winning films,"The Queen of Trees." Sponsored by the International Forestry Students Association.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, 25-26 MAY    DIRECTOR CANDIDATE VISIT
For link to  information and itinerary, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/DirectorCandidates.pdf.

THURSDAY, 26  MAY   WPPF ANNUAL CONFERENCE   UW CAMPUS   9 AM-5 PM
Washington Pulp and Paper Annual Conference, "Preparing Students for a Bio-based Industry."

THURSDAY, 26 MAY    THESIS DEFENSE    ANDERSON 306    10 AM
"Fuelbed Variability Following Wildfire in Forests with Mixed Severity Fire Regimes, Cascade Range, USA," Jessica Hudec;  Committee Chair: Dave Peterson.

THURSDAY, 26 MAY     NWFSC SEMINAR    NWFSC AUD      11 AM
Northwest Fisheries Science Center Seminar, " ," Rafaela Schinegger, BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

MONDAY, 26 MAY   DIRECTOR CANDIDATE PRESENTATION   WINK 201 4:30-6 PM
The Director Candidate Greg Biging will give a public presentation in Winkenwerder 201.  See
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/DirectorCandidates.pdf.

THURSDAY, 26 MAY      SAFS SEMINAR    FISH SCI 102    4-5 PM
"Modeling Physics to Fish: Where are we now and what's next?," Cisco Werner, NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

THURSDAY, 26 MAY      SAWYER SEMINAR    KANE 120   6:30-8:30 PM
UW Sawyer Seminar, "The University and the City."

FRIDAY, 27 MAY   DISSERTATION DEFENSE    UWBG,DOUGLAS   10:30 AM
"Ecological and Social Dimensions of Riparian Restoration and Non-native Plant Invasions: Studies from the Olympic Peninsula, USA and the Western Cape, South Africa," Lauren Urgenson; Committee Chair: Sarah Reichard.

FRIDAY, 27 MAY      THESIS DEFENSE     ANDERSON 22    8 AM
"Multiple Fires and Landscape Factors Affect Vegetation Composition Over Time and Interact to Affect Biological Soil Crust Cover," Eva Detweiller-Robinson; Committee chair: Jon Bakker.

FRIDAY, 27 MAY      THESIS DEFENSE     ANDERSON 22   11:30 AM
"Aquatic Insect Assemblages of Subalpine Stream Segment Types in Relict Glaciated Headwaters," Josh Kubo; Committee chair: Susan Bolton.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 7-8 p.m., Anderson 207, "Yellowstone Field Trip Presentations." Join the 2011 ESRM 459 class as they present findings of their investigations into the behavior of wolves and ravens in Yellowstone National Park, including the influence of weather and pack size on wolf kills, how raven populations have responded to the reintroduction of wolves, and how future reintroductions closer to home (such as the Olympic Peninsula) might learn from the Yellowstone experience. As always, fantastic sports drinks and granola bars will be provided!
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 31-June 1, 2011, SFR Director Candidate. Public presentation will be May 23, 2011, Winkenwerder 201, 4:30-6 p.m. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/DirectorCandidates.pdf for link to information and itinerary.
Friday, June 3, 2011, UW Botanic Gardens, CUH Douglas, 5 p.m., Spring Dead Elk. Beverages, BBQ, Music ( Gravy and the Biscuit rollers), and outdoor games.
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 415 Westlake in Seattle, 5:30-9 p.m., "King County Conservation Voters' Evening for the Environment."
Friday, June 10, 2011, 2:30-5 p.m., Kane 120 and Wink-And-Blo Courtyard, SFR Graduation Celebration. The formal program is from 2-3:30 in Kane 120, followed by a cake and punch reception in the courtyard.

SFR WELCOMES NEW STAFF, FACULTY, AFFILIATES
A warm welcome to staff member Ronald Cuie, Jr., who will be working on a limited term project with Sharon Doty.
Welcome also to new Research Associate Julie Heinrichs, who will be working with Josh Lawler and John Marzluff on a Department of Defense funded project to investigate the drivers of source-sink dynamics in animal populations.  Julie received a PhD from the University of Calgary, where she studied population dynamics.
And a welcome to new affiliate faculty: Affiliate Associate Professor Chih Lin Huaang, sponsored by Dave Briggs, who will be working on wood quality modeling projects with SMC and PFS; Affiliate Associate Professor Narasimhan (Sim) Larkin, sponsored by Ernesto Alvarado, who will be collaborating with research and graduate students in fire research; and Bradner McRae, sponosred by Josh Lawler, who will be collaborating with research and graduate students in the fields of ecology and conservation.

SFR 10TH ANNUAL RECOGNITION EVENT
The 10th Annual SFR Recognition Event was held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Festivities included awards, dessert contest, wine tasting, and the famous SFR silent auction, with proceeds to benefit the School of Forest Resources Scholarship Fund. (If you missed the event and the auction and still want to contribute, online contribution link is online and the Scholarship Fund is the second choice on the list.) Fabulous auction items included: several wine tasting events, 12 hours of garden work, a champagne
sail, a home-baked "Royal Wedding Knock-Off Groom's Cake," tickets to Seattle arts events, autographed copies of faculty books, a Thai cooking class, an orienteering experience, and more! Staff awards included: administrative staff award to Nevada Smith; outreach staff award to Megan O'Shea; and three research staff awards -- the first, by nomination, to the team at the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility; the second, for highest direct research expenditures, to Jim Lutz; and the third for highest indirect cost recovery, to Luke Rogers. Finalists for faculty awards were: teaching, Jerry Franklin; SCH production, Rob Harrison; and service, Josh Lawler.  Six faculty research awards were given, in categories for teaching and research/WOT faculty. Winners included Ernesto Alvarado (research/WOT faculty direct expenditures); Dave Briggs (teaching faculty direct expenditures and indirect cost recovery); Ivan Eastin (research/WOT faculty indirect cost recovery); Josh Lawler (teaching faculty graduate student support); and Ernesto Alvarado (research/WOT faculty graduate student support).  Carrie Schloss and Meghan Halabisky were awarded the student TA and student RA awards, respectively. Student community participation awards went to undergraduate David French and graduate student Brooke Cassell; the Taber Wildlife Science Award went to Kristen Richardson. Director’s exemplary awards went to Dave Briggs, faculty; Bev Anderson, staff; and Alex Thomas, student. The fifth annual external colleague award went to alum Mack Hogans (MS 1976). Sandra Hines, of UW News and Information, named John Marzluff the winner of the media/public relations award. And last but not least, the dessert contest top winners were:  #1 Shawn Behling, for the chocolate mousse and hazelnut egg nests; #2 Bruce and Barbara Lippke, for the Royal Wedding Groom's cake; and #3 Camilla Tejo, for tiramisu. A great time was had by all!

FUNDING AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR STUDENT SUPPORT, EQUIPMENT AND RESEARCH
This year's funding competition awards for student support, equipment, and research, with funds provided by the Director's office (student support and equipment) and the McIntire Stennis grant (research) have been finalized. In the student support category, funding went to Stanley Asah, for a project using focus groups as a tool to enhance public acceptance of forest fires; Greg
Ettl and Stanley Asah, for a project to enhance student engagement at Pack Forest; L. Monika Moskal, for a project on integrating LiDAR and imagery for mapping forested wetlands; UW Botanic Gardens, for a project using students to support previous staff duties that had educational value; and Aaron Wirsing, for a project linking research on interactions between lynx and snowshoe hare with public education. In the equipment category, funding went to Stanley Asah for the purchase of digital voice recorders for human dimensions projects; Jon Bakker, Kern Ewing, Wendy Gibble, Soo Kim, and Sarah Reichard for purchase of a seed germination chamber; Jerry Franklin's Forest Ecosystem lab, for computer purchases; the Wind River Canopy Crane, for purchase of servers, and Aaron Wirsing, for purchase of GPS/video animal collars. In the research category, funded by the McIntire Stennis grant, funds were awarded to Sally Brown, Sharon Doty, Greg Ettl, and Soo Kim for the project "Endophytes for Ecological Restoration, Climate Change Mitigation, and Improved Forest Productivity"; and to Stanley Asah, Renata Bura, Rick Gustafson, Sergey Rabotyagov, Clare Ryan, and Sandor Toth for the project, "Sustainable Biofuels Production in Washington state: An interdisciplinary approach."

SFR FACULTY AND STAFF PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
Gordon Bradley will attend the Environmental Design Research Association Conference in Chicago next week. He will be participating in a panel discussion on "Bringing Out the Best in People: Can Urban Greening Help?"; also on the panel is Affiliate Professor Stephen Kaplan of the University of Michigan

NEW NEWSLETTERS ON LINE
The Spring/Summer 2011 issue of the Rare Plant Press, newsletter of the Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program, is now available online. This issue contains an article about germination testing of Rare Care's ex situ collection.

UW EMAIL FOR STUDENTS ENDS JUNE 30
Students who use UW Email (Web Alpine) need to choose a new email service (UW Windows Live, UW Google Apps, or a third-party service) before June 30, 2011. See Moving Off UW Email for details and exceptions, steps you need to take now, and FAQs.

MINIMUM EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS STANDARDS BEING IMPLEMENTED BY UW
Sally Morgan writes, "UW Maintenance is in the process of developing minimum standards for equipment and materials that frequently fail and that have the potential to cause significant damage, beginning with water hoses. Until now, failures of hoses used in laboratories has been paid for centrally from the facilities maintenance budgets, but that will change in the near future. I recommend that you begin to replace your hoses now, rather than wait. The standard will be a steel-braided, pressure-rated hose that has threaded metal fittings. Anything other than that will leave the lab manager/PI liable for the cost of damages and repairs. Until you have the new hoses, be especially vigilant and make sure that the students who work in the labs are being sensible. "Sensible" means not using cheap garden hoses under long periods of pressure or ever unattended and NEVER using soft plastic hose under pressure. Contact me with questions at slm@u.washington.edu."

ALUMNI NEWS
Morgan Cole (BS 2000) provides membership services for the Downtown Boise Association in Boise, ID.
Shelley Hall (MS 2000) is chief of natural resources for the USDI’s Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet, MA.  She was previously resource manager for Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, AK.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See Crosscut article "Rescuing the valleys: a new appoach to flooding, endangered salmon, and crumbling dams," featuring the book, Floodplain Management, A New Approach for a New Era, co-authored by Susan Bolton.

KUDOS
Catherine Kilbane Gockel sends kudos to Marc Morrison, "for going above and beyond with computer help this week.  He is a superstar and much appreciated!" She also sends kudos to Marsha Stewart for "great help during thesis crunch time."
Michelle Trudeau sends kudos to David Campbell "for creating new web forms for graduate student travel awards and the new ESRM capstone awards. These new tools will be a big time saver, and are MUCH appreciated!"

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/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 38, Number 7

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MAY 14. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 14 MAY    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY   North Bend,WA   9 AM-3 PM
Mountains to Sound Greenway "Women in the Woods" program, Little Si Trail maintenance and construction.

MONDAY, 16 MAY    WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR    JOHNSON 102    3:30 PM
"Arctic Marine Mammals and Climate Change," Kristin Laidre, UW Applied Physics Laboratory.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, 16-18 MAY   CLIMATE/FORESTS WORKSHOP   FLAGSTAFF, AZ
National Workshop on Climate and Forests, "Planning Tools and Perspectives on Adaptation and Mitigation Options."  See
Participants include alum Constance Millar (BS 1977).

TUESDAY, 17 MAY    WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223     8:30-9:20 AM
"Open It and They Will Come: Examples of salmon colonization from the Pacific," George Pess, NOAA and UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

TUESDAY, 17 MAY     PHD DEFENSE    HITCHCOCK 132     9 AM
"Ecosystem Engineering by Eelgrass Zostera Marina Leads to Population Feedbacks in Certain Environmental Contexts," Sylvia Yang, UW Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 17 MAY   DISSERTATION TO BOOK PRESENTATION   OUGL 220  1:30-3 PM
Graduate students imagining turning their dissertation into their first book may be unsure of what may be involved, or even how to begin. Join UW Press editors Lorri Hagman and Jacqueline Ettinger for an overview of academic book publishing and a discussion of such topics as how successful books differ from dissertations; what presses do, how editors work with authors, and what they expect of them; how to identify and approach an academic press; and emerging topics like e-books and open access. Sign up at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/tjewell/133857.

TUESDAY, 17 MAY      BIOLOGY SEMINAR    HITCHCOCK 132    4-5 PM
"Visual Literacy and Learning," Julie Labarkin, Michigan State University.

WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY   ALL-SFR MEETING/RECOGNITION EVENT  AND 207  2:30-5 PM
Join SFR colleagues in a brief all-School meeting, followed by the annual SFR Recognition Event, with awards, dessert contest, silent auction, and more!

THURSDAY, 19 MAY    UW TOWER GREEN FAIR      UW TOWER    11 AM- 3 PM
The UW Tower Green Team hosts a fair with learning opportunities that can apply to the workplace as well as life outside of the UW. Nonprofits, local businesses, and subcommittees of the Green Team will be on the Mezzanine (4th floor) with demonstrations, educational tables, invitations to workshops, and food samples and other giveaways.

THURSDAY, 19 MAY     PHD DEFENSE     PHYS-ASTR A110    1 PM
"Quantifying the Elk "Hoofprint" on Mount St. Helens: Plant community responses to large mammalian herbivore activity," Michael Fleming, UW Department of Biology.

FRIDAY, 20 MAY    UG RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM    MGH COMMONS    12-4 PM
UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.  SFR participants (presenting either a poster or an oral presentation) include undergrads Warren Childe, Lauren Cole, Lauren Currin, Jessica Dabell, Tucker Furniss, Grant Guelich, Atiya Hollyer, Sara Huberty, Michelle King, Travis Lee, David MacKovjak, Dylan Mendenhall, Tim Miller, Megan Morey, David Roman, Marlena Staton, Patrick Wauters, Malloree Weinheimer, and Yuan Zhuang; and faculty, post doc, or grad student mentors Graham Allan, Stanley Asah, Jon Bakker, Susan Bolton, Barbara Clucas, Eric Delvin, Sharon Doty, Kern Ewing, Rob Harrison, Zareen Khan, Kim Littke, Jim Lutz, John Marzluff, Camila Tejo, Kristiina Vogt, and Darlene Zabowski.

FRIDAY, 20 MAY       ETHNOBOTANY WORKSHOP        WPA      2-6 PM
Ethnobotany Workshop at the Washington Park Arboretum.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 20-21 MAY       BIOBLITZ      TACOMA, WA
Point Defiance Park Bioblitz.

SATURDAY, 21 MAY   CARBON PRICING CONFERENCE  HLTH SCI T439 9 AM-3:30 PM
"Pacific NW Carbon Pricing Conference."

SATURDAY, 21 MAY        WETLANDS CLASS      NORTH BEND,WA   9 AM-4 PM
Cedar River Watershed Public Education, "Wetlands of the Cedar River Watershed," Clay Antieau (MS 1985), Seattle Public Utilities.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Sunday-Monday, May 22-23, 2011. SFR Director Candidate. Public presentation will be May 23, 2011, Winkenwerder 201, 4:30-6 p.m. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/DirectorCandidates.pdf.
Monday, May 23, 2011, CMU 120, 5-6:30 p.m., Critical Development Forum, "Challenging Ourselves to Move beyond Good Intentions in Global Development." Participants include Susan Bolton.
Wednesday-Thursday, May 25-26, 2011.  SFR Director Candidate. Public presentation will be May 26, 2011, Winkenwerder 201, 4:30-6 p.m. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/DirectorCandidates.pdf.
Thursday, May 26, 2011, Anderson, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Washington Pulp and Paper Annual Conference, "Preparing Students for a Bio-based Industry."
Thursday, May 26, 2011, Kane 120, 6:30-8:30 p.m., UW Sawyer Seminar, "The University and the City."
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 31-June 1, 2011, SFR Director Candidate. Public presentation will be May 23, 2011, Winkenwerder 201, 4:30-6 p.m. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/DirectorCandidates.pdf.
Friday, June 10, 2011, 2:30-5 p.m., Kane 120 and Wink-And-Blo Courtyard. SFR Graduation Celebration. The formal program is from 2-3:30 in Kane 120, followed by a cake and punch reception in the courtyard.

SFR DIRECTOR CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED
Tom Hinckley writes: "The Search Committee has identified and the School of Forest Resources has invited three candidates to campus to interview for the Director position.
*Steven Strauss, Professor, Oregon State University, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, will visit Sunday May 22 and Monday May 23.
*Greg Biging, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management will visit Wednesday May 25 and Thursday May 26
*Marianne Krasny, Professor and Chair, Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources, will visit Tuesday May 31 and Wednesday June 1.
The candidates’ application packages and itineraries are posted on Catalyst at https://catalyst.uw.edu/gopost/board/nevada/22207/ and can be accessed with a UW netID. If you do not have a UW netID, contact nevada@u.washington.edu to have the documents emailed to you. Your participation in this important process will help ensure that the search is successful.  I encourage you to attend the public presentations and to meet the candidates with your faculty, staff, and student colleagues at the meetings set-up for this purpose.  If you would like an individual meeting with any of the candidates, please contact Nevada Smith, nevada@u.washington.edu."

RECOGNITION EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Last call for nominations for staff and student awards.  Get your nominations in by end of day on Sunday, May 15, so that they can be considered for the May 18th Annual Recognition Event.  See information about nomination procedures and the event at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/sfrTools/recognitionEvent.shtml. And once again the Annual SFR Dessert Contest will be a part of the afternoon's hightlights:
WHEN: May 18th, 2011 at 2:30pm
WHERE: Forest Club Room (AND 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
No need to preregister for the contest -- just prepare your dessert and have it ready for tasting by 2:30 p.m. on the 18th. The event will be from 2:30-5 p.m. and the winner will be declared around 4:30 p.m. If you can’t attend until later, please let Amanda Davis, adavis4@u.washington.edu, or Megan O'Shea, moshea@u.washington.edu, know and they can set up your samples. They will have identification cards for you to complete (with ingredients) and a popular vote by SFR dessert tasters will determine the
winner. The Director’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 Director’s office fridge and freezer if needed. Plan accordingly.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SEMINAR CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS
Students, faculty, and staff participated in the May 6, 2011 Distinguished Alumni Seminar. The event celebrated the United Nations-declared "International Year of Forests" and featured presentations and discussion by alums Jeanette Gurung (MS 1985), forester and gender and development expert whose career has focused on leading organizational change for gender equality within agriculture and natural resource management organizations in Asia and Africa; Kamoji Wachiira (MS 1969), international development consultant with over 25 years of experience in Asia, Africa, and South America and advisor to Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai; and Mark Wishnie (BS 1998), founding partner and Managing Director of Equator, LLC, an integrated environmental commodity and timberland management company based in New York City and São Paulo, Brazil.
The seminar series showcases alumni who have been leaders in the private, public, and nongovernmental sectors in the U.S. and abroad, and provides students with a critical appreciation of the kind of real world work and possible roles they can assume after graduation, as well as opportunities for networking. Jeanette spoke about her experiences as founder and Executive Director of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), a global network of over 750 professionals in 93 countries who are committed to increasing rural women’s access to and control over resources to manage agriculture and natural resources to enhance their livelihoods. Kamoji spoke about his recent experiences in South Sudan and the challenges of conservation in an area of Africa that has been ravaged by prolonged war and communal violence. Mark spoke about his research and work in forested areas of central and South American, and the challenges involved in balancing conservation and agroforestry.
A strong committment to the conservation of forested environments and to a better understanding of human needs and aspirations within them was a thread running throughout all three presentations, along with the speakers' passion in the pathways along which their careers have taken them.  The thought provoking presentations elicited a lively Q&A session that was continued by a group of faculty and students over dinner at Ivar's Salmon House. The School especially thanks alum and Affiliate Professor Mack Hogans (MS 1976), who has volunteered his time to facilitate and raise funds for this wonderful resource for SFR.  The visitors expressed thanks and a renewed connection to SFR.  For Jeanette it was an "extraordinary experience, far beyond anything I had expected. You certainly know how to make someone feel honored and welcome."  Mark particularly thanked Mack for the "terrific job of organizing the event, hosting us, and of moderating the most interesting discussion among a group of 16 newly introduced people that I think I've ever participated in! I felt honored to have been invited to participate.  I hope that we will stay in touch." Kamoji also expressed his thanks that we "found him" and says "If you are ever near the African antipode, please let us know!"

SFR FACULTY AND STAFF PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
SFR faculty, staff, and alums participated in the May 9-11, 2011 WA-URISA's 2011 Washington GIS conference,
in Lynnwood, WA. Robert Norheim presented his paper "Cartographic Standards and Practice in Academic Journals"; Karen Dvornich spoke on "Mapping Washington's Future Involving K-12 Students"; and L. Monika Moskal and Diane Styers presented on "Monitoring Seattle, Olympia, and Tacoma Forest Canopies Using Object-Based Image Analysis."  Also participating was alum Joshua Greenberg (PhD 2000, MS 1994).
Bruce Bare and Clare Ryan participated in today's UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate Science and Policy Summit held in the UW Tower Building. Bruce and Clare were members of a panel discussing "Natural Resources - Washington Ecosystems: Mountains to the Sound."

UW LIBRARY MATERIALS CAN NOW BE SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR MAILBOX
UW faculty and staff can now request that library materials be sent directly to their departmental mailboxes.  All materials that can be checked out, except items on reserve, can be requested. The Libraries will pull material from the shelves, check it out, and send it to departments via campus mail. Requests for departmental delivery can be made through the library catalog by selecting "Send to Fac Staff UW Mailbox” as the pickup location.  Material that is on the shelf should arrive within 1-2 days not counting weekends. Summit and Interlibrary Loan material can also be sent to departmental mailboxes, delivery times will be longer. If material cannot be sent, requesters will be notified by email. Materials can be returned through the campus mail or dropped off at any UW library
unit. For more information, see http://www.lib.washington.edu/services/deptdel.html.

VIOLENCE PREVENTION TRAINING REQUIRED EVERY TWO YEARS
David Zuckerman sends along a reminder that UW faculty and staff are required to take violence prevention training every two years. The next training is on May 18, 2011, at 1 p.m. in Health Sciences Room D209. This 50-minute training provides information on how to recognize behaviors that could signal distress and may lead to future violence. Register at http://www.washington.edu/safecampus/index.html.  For more information on workplace violence, see
http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/polproc/work-violence/.

ALUMNI NEWS
John Sacklin (BS 1977) retired this month after 35 years of service with the National Park Service. John began his career in Mount Rainier in the summer of 1974 and worked on the Olympic National Forest in summers of 1975 and 1976. As a cooperative education student at the Denver Service Center, he became permanent in 1977 after graduating with a BS.  In mid-career, he obtained an MBA from Humboldt State University in 1990. After moving to Yellowstone, John was initially the chief of planning and compliance and then management assistant. He worked on a wide variety of projects, including road improvement, transportation, housing, sustainability, and winter use. He also assisted The Nature Conservancy in planning for future parks in China. He was awarded DOI’s Meritorious Service Award and a U.S. Department of Justice Certificate of Commendation for his work on winter use.
Kirsten Brennan (MS 2000) was among members of a piping plover recovery team that received one of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2010 Recovery Champions Awards.  Kirsten is a USFWS wildlife biologist in Kenmare, ND. The award honored the Alkali Lakes Piping Plover Team for nearly doubling the population of the endangered species and restoring prairie habitat for a range of wildlife.
Kim (Brown) Landsbergen (PhD 2000) is owner and lead scientist of Carbon Ecology Consulting, LLC in Columbus, OH.  She was previously on the faculty at Ohio University and the education director for the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus.

SFR IN THE NEWS
One of many similar stories featuring John Marzluff this week is Oregon Public Broadcasting's, "Could Crows Have Helped Bring Down Bin Laden?",

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/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 38, Number 6

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

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

MONDAY, 9 MAY    URBAN FOREST SYMPOSIUM      UWBG,CUH    9 AM-4 PM
"Trees and the Urban Infrastructure."

MONDAY, 9 MAY    WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR    JOHNSON 102   3:30 PM
"Birds in Paradise: Four decades of research in tropical forests, Jim Karr, Emeritus, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 10 MAY    WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223     8:30-9:20 AM
"Dispersal and Reproductive Success of Chinook and Coho Salmon Colonizing Newly Accessible Habitat," Joe Anderson, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

TUESDAY, 10 MAY      BIOLOGY SEMINAR    HITCHCOCK 132    4-5 PM
"The Ecology and Evolution of Tritrophic Interaction Diversity," Lee Dyer, University of Nevada, Reno.

TUESDAY, 10 MAY    DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES    UWBG,NHS    1-5 PM
Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Celebrating The International Year of Forests 2011."

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, 10-12 MAY   WESTERN FORESTS ECON MEETING   WELCHES,OR
Western Forest Economists Meeting. Participants include SFR graduate student Gabrielle Roesch and alums Jean Daniels (PhD 2007) and Claire Montgomery (PhD 1990, MFR 1986).

WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY    VOICEMAIL UPGRADE DEADLINE
UW Seattle (including some off-campus locations) is upgrading to a new voicemail system on May 11, 2011. If you do not use campus voicemail, or have already set up your new voice mailbox, disregard this notice. To see if you need to set up your new voice mailbox before May 11 to continue receiving your voicemail messages, enter your phone number (the last 5 digits, with no dash) in the voicemail checker at http://uw.edu/itconnect/phones/avst.html and follow the instructions.

WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY   ENGAGE SCIENCE SPEAKER SERIES   JOHNSON 102   7 PM
"Length Changes in Alaska Salmon: Are we catching all the big fish?," Julie Shi, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; and "Seeing Mountains on Molehills: How shoreline terrain affects sea grasses," Michael Hannam, UW School of Forest Resources. See http://engage-science.com/talks/.

WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY    INTERNAT'L FOREST FILMS    ANDERSON 207  12-1:30 PM
International Forest Film Festival winning films, "Climbing the Redwood Giants," sponsored by International Forestry Students Association.

WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY     NHS LECTURE     UWBG,NHS     7:15-8:15 PM
Northwest Horticultural Society Lecture, "The High Line," Patrick Cullina, Friends of the High Line.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 11-13 MAY     OR/WA SAF MEETING     PORTLAND, OR
Joint OR and WA Society of American Foresters meeting, "Keeping Forestlands in Forest." Participants include faculty Dave Briggs,
affiliate faculty and alum Robert Deal (MS 1987), and alums Gretchen Nicholas (BS 1983) and Craig Partridge (MS 1981, BS 1972).

THURSDAY, 12 MAY    NWFSC SEMINAR    NWFSC AUD      11 AM-12 PM
NW Fisheries Science Center Seminar, "Pacific Salmon in Natal Alaska and Introduced Great Lakes Ecosystems: The good, the bad, and the ugly," Gary Lamberti, University of Notre Dame.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY 13-14 MAY    NATIVE AMERICAN GRAD SYMPOSIUM    AND 207
Native American Students in Advanced Academia's 10th Annual Symposium, "Indigenous Knowledge Systems."

SATURDAY, 14 MAY      GARB DAY AT PACK FOREST     EATONVILLE, WA
Garb Day, sponsored by the UW Forest Club. Tickets -- students and guests $10; $7 extra for a bunk, otherwise ample tent space is available and included in the ticket price; staff and faculty/families come free. Tickets are available in SFR Student Services (Anderson 116/130) and include transportation, food, beverages, space to park your tent, and campfire.

SATURDAY, 14 MAY    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY   North Bend,WA   9 AM-3 PM
Mountains to Sound Greenway "Women in the Woods" program, Little Si Trail maintenance and construction.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Monday-Wednesday, May 16-18, 2011, Flagstaff, AZ, National Workshop on Climate and Forests, "Planning Tools and Perspectives on Adaptation and Mitigation Options." Participants include alum Constance Millar (BS 1977).
Friday, May 20, 2011, Mary Gates Hall, 12-4 p.m., UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Friday, May 20, 2011, UW Botanic Gardens Washington Park Arboretum, 2-6 p.m., Ethnobotany Workshop.
Friday-Saturday, May 20-21, 2011, Tacoma, WA, Point Defiance Park Bioblitz.
Saturday, May 21, 2011, Health Sci T439, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. "Pacific NW Carbon Pricing Conference."
Saturday, May 21, 2011, Cedar River Watershed, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., "Wetlands of the Cedar River Watershed," Clay Antieau (MS 1985), Seattle Public Utilities.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS MARCH/APRIL 2011
"Life Cycle Assessment of Redwood Decking Lumber"; PI: Ivan Eastin; sponsor: CORRIM; amount: $23,810.
"Pests, Predators, and Multiple Stressors in Agroecosystems"; PI: Josh Lawler; sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; amount: $100,000.

INSTITUTE OF FOREST RESOURCES BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
Tom Hinckley writes, "The Governor signed SHB 1254 on April 29th. This Bill updates the language regarding the Institute of Forest Resources and helps ensure that our forest research and outreach programs will maintain the health of Washington's forest sector. The Bill endorses a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to future research programs and also addresses the future of forestry and natural resources education at the UW. I wish to express my thanks to Dean Emeritus Bare and UW Faculty
Legislative Representative Jim Fridley for their assistance in helping get the Bill passed and signed.  Bruce crafted the bill, worked with legislative aides, testified and then kept track of the bill's progress, and made sure that specific sponsors knew when to pull the bill and walk it through all of the required steps.  Bruce was able to participate in the signing of the bill. There was extensive support from particular members of the Senate and House, and the School received additional support and testimony from folks
from WA DNR as well as the Washington Forest Protection Association."

MILLER LIBRARY'S PLANT ANSWER LINE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
In the Spring of 2001 the Elisabeth C. Miller Library launched a service dedicated to answering questions about plants and gardening. Over the last 10 years the Plant Answer Line,has helped tens of thousands of people all over the world with all kinds of plant related questions. UW-PLANT, 206.897.5268 is the number to call for answers to your gardening questions.

ALUMNI NEWS
Leah Gerber (PhD 1999) is associate professor of wildlife at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, where her research focuses on conservation biology, population ecology, and animal behavior.
Leslie Sutton (BS 1999) went on to get a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School and is an attorney with Allen Trust Company in Portland, OR.
Jason Martin (BS 2001) writes, "I am happy to announce that I and Morgan Holen (BS 2001) are engaged to be married. We met in one of our courses on campus, but didn’t start dating until our spring semester in 2000, when we took our courses at Pack Forest. We have been together ever since and are excited to share our news with our fellow alumni and class mates!" Jason is a forester with Atterbury Consultants in Portland, OR and Morgan has a consulting arborist and urban forest management business, Morgan Holen and Associates, LLC, in Lake Oswego, OR.

SFR IN THE NEWS
"Coquille tribe to help feds on timber management," references Jerry Franklin.
See UW Today article "Campus Society for Ecological Restoration helps 'recolonize' native plants," which features grad students Lloyd Nackley and Lauren Urgenson.
The KING 5 video "Military asked UW to ramp up crow study for bin Laden search" features research by John Marzluff.
"Native plants of the Puget lowlands springing to life" quotes Sarah Reichard.

KUDOS
Pack Forest sends kudos and thanks to grad student Gabrielle Roesch and undergrad Mia Yang for volunteering to assist with the 2011 State FFA Environmental/Natural Resources competition held on site Monday, May 2nd. As well as helping with set-up prior to the event, the women judged the teams' oral presentations. Contestants were presented with an "Invasion at Pack Forest" scenario and were given an hour to create a plan for identifying, mapping, and eliminating invasive plants using volunteers.

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featur ing 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/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html

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