November 2002

The Straight Grain
Volume 14, Issue 3

Table of Contents
Calendar
Kudos
The Sustainability Corner
Annual Toy Drive
Annual Food Drive
Unclaimed Fertilizer on the Winkenwerder Dock
Proper Disposal of Toner Cartridges
First Aid & CPR Training
CFR Outreach News
CUH Outreach Events
Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain


*****CALENDAR*****

12-13-2002 Save the Date! the CFR Holiday party will be on the afternoon
of Friday, December 13.

WANT MORE PEOPLE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR CFR MEETING / EVENT?

The CFR's official on-line events calendar can be accessed by going to the
CFR home page and clicking on the link "CFR Current Events" located directly
below the featured photo.

To have your event listed, just send an email to: cfrevent@u.washington.edu


*****Kudos*****

Kudos to John Perez-Garcia for filling in as the Graduate School
Representative on a Ph.D. student's committee so that she could take her
Ph.D. final exam. The student isn't even a CFR student! Her Grad School
Rep cancelled an hour before the student's final exam. Thanks to John's
willingness to help she was able to defend and not have to reschedule her
exam.

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This section is dedicated to praising staff & faculty who go
above and beyond the call of duty and staff & faculty who are
just darn good at their jobs. If you've got something good to
report, do it here!
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*****The Sustainability Corner*****

Pack Forest has implemented the first stages of the new Landscape
Management Plan to help ensure the sustainable management of the forest.
The plan, which can be found at http://www.packforest.org, utilizes the
Landscape Management System program to aid the College Lands Committee in its
decision making processes.

The Pack Forest Landscape Plan derives its objectives from several
sources, including the Pack Forest Comprehensive Management Plan, state
Forest Practices Rules and the Montreal Process Criteria for Sustainable
Forestry.

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This section will be dedicated to sharing how those around
the College are supporting the Dean's theme of Sustainability.
Please send thoughts, ideas and shameless self-promotion!
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*****Annual Toy Drive*****

As we have done for the past several years, we are gathering
new, unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army toy drive. So while you are
out in the stores over the Thanksgiving holiday, (doing your best to
support the economy,) please remember those who are having a hard time.
The Salavation Army distributes toys to families who would otherwise have
nothing to give to their children. They can use everything from small
'stocking-stuffer' types of things, up to more expensive 'Christmas Dream'
items, and everything in between.

Bring them to the Holiday Party on December 13, or leave them with Sally
Morgan in 107 Anderson anytime before 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 17.


*****Annual Food Drive*****

The University District Food Bank is looking forward to the 19th Annual
University of Washington Food Drive from November 7th to December 5th.

Barrels will be placed in Student Services, Anderson Hall, Room 115, Lynn
Catlett's office, 104 Winkenwerder, and Ann Corboy's office, 292 Bloedel.

Last year our contributions were exceptional and I hope that this year we
will show equal, if not greater support toward this worthy cause. Any
questions regarding the Food Drive can be directed to Greg Brazil at
glbrazil@u.washington.edu.


*****Unclaimed Fertilizer on the Winkenwerder Dock*****

There are approximately 50 bags on the Winkenwerder dock (directly under the
NO STORAGE sign) that need to be claimed. For obvious reasons,
Environmental Health & Safety requires contact information. Please let me
know who put them there, what they are used for, how long they will be
there, and do you foresee any threat. Environmental Health and Safety has
already been out to review the matter and does not consider it hazardous at
this time, however, did place concern about the materials aging.

Again, I must ask that if you're interested in temporary storage on the
Winkenwerder dock, ask Lynn Catlett or myself beforehand. This is a classic
example of "it wouldn't be a problem if we were simply informed".


*****Proper Disposal of Toner Cartridges*****

In brief, toner cartridges should go back to where they are purchased. Most
manufacturers include simple return directions and prepaid mailing labels in
the original box. If UPS is the shipper requested by the manufacturer,
label the box as directed, and place outside the locked cage in the Bloedel
Hall Woodshop, Room 110.

Toner cartridges purchased from University Stores will be returned to them.
THEY WILL ONLY PICK UP CARTRIDGES WHEN A DELIVERY IS BEING MADE, AT THE
EXACT PLACE OF DELIVERY (e.g., the driver will not pick up toner cartridges
in the Dean's office if the delivery is being made in the copy room).
Again, the toner cartridges need to be returned to where they came from. If
someone in your unit does the ordering, return the cartridges to them. The
cartridge box should be labeled, "FOR RECYCLING MM/YY (date)". When a
request is being placed for supplies, the request should include a note,
"Pick up toner cartridges".

There has been some problem in the past where the driver has missed the
cartridges, so remember: 1) clearly label the toner cartridges for
recycling 2) put them where the delivery will be made 3) indicate your
request to pick up the toner cartridges on the stores request.


*****First Aid & CPR Training*****

Environmental Health & Safety will be offering training for First Aid & CPR
Certification. A two day training, 4 hours each, taking place Dec 17 and
19, 12:30-4:30 pm, T-530 Health Sciences Center. $28.00 per person.
Registration and fees must be obtained by E.H.&S the Friday before training
starts. No payments can be taken during class and their will be no refunds
without 48- hours notice of cancellation. Attendance for the entire eight
hours is required in order to be certified. Certification is good for two
years.

If you are interested in taking this course but the cost is an issue, the
College has a small fund that could cover the expense of training for
several people. I will assemble a list of requesters and we will fund in a
first come, first served order until the fund is depleted. Contact Greg
Brazil @ glbrazil@u.washington.edu prior registration.


*****CFR Outreach News*****

Science Fair Volunteers Needed

Bryant Elementary School (in the Wedgwood neighborhood north of the
U-District) needs volunteers to advise small groups of 4th and 5th grade
students in their science fair activities. Each mentor works with one
group of 4-5 students, meeting 90 minutes per week over a period of ten
weeks. The role of the mentor is to help the group to develop a question
and address that question experimentally, using the scientific method. The
students then design and carry out the experiments, analyze the data and
present the results in both an oral presentation and as a poster
display. The program runs from January through March. For additional
details, call Eve Perara, Science Fair Coordinator at (206) 525-3069 or
email: eperara@sfsu.edu.


*****Upcoming CUH Outreach Events*****

Basic Soils and Soil Testing
Tuesday December 3, 9 a.m. to noon,NHS Hall, Center for Urban Horticulture
The garden, lawn, or landscape is no better than its underlying soil. Dr.
Craig Cogger, Extension and Research Soil Scientist with WSU Puyallup, will
cover the topics of soil texture, structure, organic matter, nutrients, and
pH, as well as why soil tests are important, and how to interpret their
results. Fee is $35; call Jean Robins at 206-685-8033 to register. 3 ISA
Certified Arborist Credits.


*****Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain*****

Send 'em to byron@u.washington.edu

Yes, it really is THAT EASY!

The Straight Grain goes out on Monday, so send 'em in by Friday if you can.


The Straight Grain
Volume 14, Issue 2

Table of Contents
Calendar
Kudos
The Sustainability Corner
All College Meeting
Annual Food Drive
Winter Quarter TA Positions in Ecosystem Sciences
Tree Deficit in Seattle?
Found in Winkenwerder
Wind River Canopy Crane
Upcoming CFR Outreach Events
Upcoming CUH Outreach Events
Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain


*****CALENDAR*****

11-06-2002 Author of "Living on Wilderness Time" to appear at Kane Hall
Wednesday, November 6 at 7 p.m. The Wilderness and Imagination
writers series continues with Melissa Walker, author of Living
on Wilderness Time and vice president of National Wilderness
Watch.

11-07-2002 All college meeting. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Anderson 223.

11-07-2002 The Urban Ecology Seminar Series presents, William Rodgers, Jr.
Professor of Law UW, speaking on "Land in the Urban and
Rural Landscape: Writing Sustainability into Property Law."
Anderson 223 @ 4:30.

11-18-2002 *new time* Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Seeking
Sustainability" Featuring Keynote by Dr. J.P. Hamish Kimmins,
UBC Professor, Canada Research Chair in Ecosystem Management
Modeling 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, CUH NHS Hall
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/DenmanFIS.htm

12-13-2002 Save the Date! the CFR Holiday party will be on the afternoon
of Friday, December 13.

WANT MORE PEOPLE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR CFR MEETING / EVENT?

The CFR's official on-line events calendar can be accessed by going to the
CFR home page and clicking on the link "CFR Current Events" located directly
below the featured photo.

To have your event listed, just send an email to: cfrevent@u.washington.edu


*****Kudos*****

Kudos to Larry Mason and Don Hanley who helped host a very successful Fall
Education Seminar at Pack Forest on November 1st and 2nd. The focus of the
seminar was understanding the new "Forests and Fish" rules, and it was
well-attended by landowners, loggers, and consultants from around Western
WA. Kudos also to the field staff at Pack Forest who did a wonderful job
preparing the riparian harvest demonstration site for the event.

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This section is dedicated to praising staff & faculty who go
above and beyond the call of duty and staff & faculty who are
just darn good at their jobs. If you've got something good to
report, do it here!
=================================================================


*****The Sustainability Corner*****

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This section will be dedicated to sharing how those around
the College are supporting the Dean's theme of Sustainability.
Please send thoughts, ideas and shameless self-promotion!
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*****All College Meeting*****

There will be a meeting on Thursday, November 7 to discuss the future
direction of the College. The meeting will be from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in
Anderson 223, and is for all members of the College.

This will be an opportunity to hear of any updates and, most importantly, to
provide your feedback and have a full discussion of the ideas and concerns
that have been put forward recently.

For background, please see memos on my faculty page at
http://faculty.washington.edu/bare. Thank you.


*****Annual Food Drive*****

The University District Food Bank is looking forward to the 19th Annual
University of Washington Food Drive from November 7th to December 5th.

Barrels will be placed in Student Services, Anderson Hall, Room 115, Lynn
Catlett's office, 104 Winkenwerder, and Ann Corboy's office, 292 Bloedel.

Last year our contributions were exceptional and I hope that this year we
will show equal, if not greater support toward this worthy cause. Any
questions regarding the Food Drive can be directed to Greg Brazil at
glbrazil@u.washington.edu.


*****Winter Quarter TA Positions in Ecosystem Sciences*****

WI03 TA POSITIONS in ES Division:
"Job descriptions" and applications are available (in hard copy from Student
Services, the division offices, and by email from lcatlett@u) for Winter
quarter positions. Applications must be received in ES Division office by
11/15.


*****TREE DEFICIT IN SEATTLE?*****

For the past six years, AMERICAN FORESTS' Urban Forest Center has used
satellite imagery to document the decline of urban forests in our nation's
cities and has calculated the economic and environmental benefits the lost
trees would have provided those communities. Regional Ecosystem Analyses
data from studies conducted in the following cities was used to determine
the National Urban Tree Deficit: Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Baltimore, MD;
Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; Chattanooga, TN; Roanoke, VA; Atlanta, GA;
Canton-Akron, OH, and Portland, OR. AMERICAN FORESTS' studies of these
cities (except Portland) can be found at www.americanforests.org. The
Portland study will be released next month.


*****Found in Winkenwerder*****

FOUND in 107 Wink 10/24: a watch. Contact Lynn (3-2740/lcatlett@u) and
describe to claim. If unclaimed will be sent to HUB Lost & Found on 11/15.


*****Wind River Canopy Crane*****

This week’s guests: Forest Health Monitoring Program held a three day
conference in the Columbia River Gorge with 40 representatives from across
the nation in attendance. The group came to the canopy hut for a full day of
power point presentations and discussions of forest health indicators.


*****Upcoming CFR Outreach Events*****

11-18-2002 Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Seeking Sustainability" Featuring
Keynote by Dr. J.P. Hamish Kimmins, UBC Professor, Canada Research Chair in
Ecosystem Management Modeling 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, CUH NHS Hall
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/DenmanFIS.htm


*****Upcoming CUH Outreach Events*****

Pesticides: Their Impact and Your Role
November 12, 9 a.m. to noon, NHS Hall, CUH. Dr. Alex Lu from the UW Dept of
Environmental Health will speak about surprising research results showing
pesticide exposure in children. Dr. John Stark from WSU-Puyallup will speak
on the effects of pesticides on salmon and wildlife, and Gina McCauley, IPM
Consultant, will discuss how pesticide applicators can reduce the impact of
the pesticides. Cost is $35. Call Jean Robins at 685-8033 to register.


*****Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain*****

Send 'em to byron@u.washington.edu

Yes, it really is THAT EASY!

The Straight Grain goes out on Monday, so send 'em in by Friday if you can.


cfr.washington.edu