November 2003

The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 27
In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Seminars
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm
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EVENTS
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6 NOVEMBER - 31 DECEMBER
MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT
ODEGAARD UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY
The UW College of Forest Resources is proud to sponsor the UW showing of the multimedia exhibit, The Vanishing Logger, and an accompanying public lecture series on the changing nature and future promise of forest resources. Produced by the Easter sisters, photographer Cheryle and writer Char, the work documents in their words "where the logger stands after a century of attitudes and landscapes in flux and explores what they face today. Told in their images and words, this is a testimonial to the iconic saw men and women of the timber industry the loggers story." The Easters were raised in a small logging community in south-western Washington and want to bring together urban and rural communities through art and storytelling. Their work presents a community culturally distinct from much of the Northwest's population. Through photographs, texts, and audio, it documents a profession "that today offers fewer and fewer opportunities for employment, despite once nourishing communities and families for generations." The Vanishing Logger is presented in affiliation with The Polson Museum, Allied Arts Foundation, Seattle, and by a grant from the Washington Commission for the Humanities.

TUESDAY, 25 NOVEMBER
SPECIAL ALL COLLEGE FACULTY MEETING
3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Anderson 22
The agenda will include discussions of curriculum issues, college structure, faculty chair selection, and clarification of voting rules and regulations.

TUESDAY, 9 DECEMBER
ALL COLLEGE FACULTY MEETING
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Anderson 22.

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
EVENT
Annual CFR Holiday Party
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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*******OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR UW EMPLOYEES GOING ON NOW**********
In case you missed the Benefits Fairs on 10/28/03, 10/29/03, 10/30/03 and 11/12/03, you can now go on-line for 2004 open enrollment information.

You will not receive a 2004 open enrollment booklet. To find more information or make changes to your 2004 coverage, go to www.pebb.hca.wa.gov

or call 1-8666-577-2793 to request a booklet. Only a limited number of open enrollment booklets will be available upon request for only those employees who do not have Internet access through home, work, a friend or public library.

Please note, that November 30, 2003 is the deadline for open enrollment period.

**********IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR W-2 FORM FOR 2003**********

Check the address listed on your paycheck. This is the local address on file in the payroll system. If this address is missing or incorrect, please update your address at the Employee Self Service (ESS) website available at myuw.washington.edu. Student employees must choose the Faculty/Staff tab in ESS to make address changes in OPUS. If you do not have access to ESS then contact your Payroll Coordinator to update your address. Please notify them by December 19. This will ensure that you receive your Form W-2, 1099R, 1042S or Stipend letter promptly in January.
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Year 2003 W-2, 1099R and Stipend Letter Form Disbursement Important Notice- Year 2003 W-2s will be distributed on the January 26, 2004 Payday. Year 2003 W-2 forms (Wage and Tax Statement) for employees active as of December 26, 2003 will be distributed to their home departments with the January 26, 2004 payroll. W-2 forms for separated or inactive employees will be mailed by the Payroll Office prior to January 26, 2004. The address used will be the local address on file in the OPUS Summary screen as of December 26, 2003. This is the address that was printed on the last paycheck or direct deposit advice unless it was subsequently updated by the home department Payroll Coordinator.

****DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES LATEST PROGRAM HITS THE AIRWAVES******
Federal Land Management Policy, Part 1:
Tuesday, December 9, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, December 10, 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 14, 3 p.m.

Federal Land Management Policy, Part 2:
Tuesday, December 16, 9 a.m.
Wed, December 17, 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 18, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 20, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 21, 3 p.m.

For future airdates and to access the STREAMING VIDEO, see this page of the UWTV website -- the two new programs aren't posted there yet, but should be soon (as soon as final edits made and air tapes dubbed): http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayseries.asp?collid=233
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News: or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm
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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
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Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 26

In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Seminars
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events.

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EVENTS
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6 NOVEMBER - 31 DECEMBER
MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT
ODEGAARD UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY

The UW College of Forest Resources is proud to sponsor the UW showing of the multimedia exhibit, The Vanishing Logger, and an accompanying public lecture series on the changing nature and future promise of forest resources. Produced by the Easter sisters, photographer Cheryle and writer Char, the work documents in their words "where the logger stands after a century of attitudes and landscapes in flux and explores what they face today. Told in their images and words, this is a testimonial to the iconic saw men and women of the timber industry the loggers story." The Easters were raised in a small logging community in south-western Washington and want to bring together urban and rural communities through art and storytelling. Their work presents a community culturally distinct from much of the Northwest's population. Through photographs, texts, and audio, it documents a profession "that today offers fewer and fewer opportunities for employment, despite once nourishing communities and families for generations." The Vanishing Logger is presented in affiliation with The Polson Museum, Allied Arts Foundation, Seattle, and by a grant from the Washington Commission for the Humanities.

A companion exhibit at the Suzzallo Graduate Library presents historical forestry images by documentary photographer Darius Kinsey, the most important and prolific photographer of logging activities in the Pacific Northwest.

FRIDAY, 14 NOVEMBER
DEAD ELK GATHERING
5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room. Come socialize and discuss research with fellow graduate students. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Snack and refreshments will be provided.

SATURDAY, 15 NOVEMBER
SEMINAR
Fall Forestry Educational Seminar, "Wildlife in Working Forests," is an educational opportunity for owners of private forestland, professional foresters, and accredited loggers in Washington to learn about wildlife habitat in managed second-growth forests. The seminar will cover the current ideas and concepts of wildlife habitat for both eastern and western Washington. The information will be presented at a level useful to all audience groups and is open to all persons. The seminar will take place at Pack Forest Conference Center in Eatonville, Washington. For seminar content information, contact Don Hanley, WSU Extension Forester at 206.685.4960 or dhanley@u.washington.edu. To register, contact Donna Loucks at 360.736.2147.


SATURDAY, 15 NOVEMBER
OPEN HOUSE - PAPER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
11 AM - 2 PM
Prospective students and their parents are invited to meet faculty and students and tour classrooms and labs during Campus Day. Call for reservations at 206.543.2763 or fax 206.685.3091 by Friday, November 7. Additional information about PS & E can be found at www.depts.washington.edu/wppf


TUESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER
CONFERENCE
RTI is sponsoring a conference on, "Innovation for Survival of the Northwest Forest Sector: An integrated Approach." Allmendinger Center, WSU-Puyallup Research and Extension Center. For information contact Aimee at 503.226.4562 or aimee@westernforestry.org.

TUESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER
THESIS DEFENSE
" The Debt-for-Nature Swap Mechanism and How It Translates Across the Bolivian Landscape," MS candidate Gretchen Muller. This research traces how the design and implementation of debt-for-nature swaps translate from the international conservation arena across a national and local landscape. 10 a.m., AND 22.

TUESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER
ALL COLLEGE FACULTY MEETING
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., AND 22.

TUESDAY, 9 DECEMBER
ALL COLLEGE FACULTY MEETING
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., AND 22.

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
EVENT
Annual CFR Holiday Party
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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--UW FACULTY, STAFF, & STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNTS ON DELL COMPUTERS-- UW Faculty, Staff, and Students can purchase direct from Dell and receive a education discount. Money saving discounts are available at www.dell.com/atg/huskies

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CENTER NEWS
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**RTI STAFF GIVES PRESENTATION AND DEMONSTRATES NEW SOFTWARE *******
On November 7, 2003 Bruce Lippke, RTI Director, and Kevin Zobrist, RTI Forest Economist, delivered a presentation entitled, "Templates for Riparian Alternate Plans Provide a Sustainable Alternative to Regulations," at the World Forestry Center. The presentation was made during a seminar offered by the Sustainable Wood Production Initiative: Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Forestry: Critical Issues, Current Findings, and Ongoing Research in the Pacific Northwest.

On November 13, RTI Staff, Larry Mason, James McCarter, Kevin Ceder, and Jeff Comnick, demonstrated newly developed software assessment capabilities within the Landscape Management System (LMS) from the recently completed RTI study, "An Investigation of Alternative Strategies for Design, Layout, and Administration of Fuel Removal Projects," to PNW Forest Service Fuels Managers at the annual fall fuels meeting at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA.


**************WIND RIVER PULLS AN ALL-NIGHTER!! *************
On the night of November 12-13th, the WRCCRF hosted the collection of a unique dataset on autotrophic respiration for use in a study being conducted by Mark E. Harmon (Oregon State University) and Michael G. Ryan (Rocky Mountain Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service). On the cold, clear night from 7:30 p.m. until 3:30 a.m., leaf respiration (5 ppm span) was measured at three heights (top, middle, bottom) in the crowns of three individuals each of Douglas-fir, western hemlock and western red-cedar. The data are unique for an old-growth Douglas-fir forest as they were collected in the field under ambient conditions during which time air temperature dropped from 2.4 to -0.7 degrees C providing concrete examples of how respiration slows down as temperature decreases. Additional samples are scheduled to be taken in winter, spring, summer and autumn of 2004. The study is being funded in part by the Dept. of Energy's Western Region of the National Institute of Global Ecological Change (WESTGEC) as part of a comprehensive effort at the WRCCRF since 1998 to better understand carbon flux in terrestrial forest ecosystems. Thanks goes to Mark Creighton who operated the crane smoothly and accident free.
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News: or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm
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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
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Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 25
In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Seminars
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events.
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EVENTS
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6 NOVEMBER - 31 DECEMBER
MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT
ODEGAARD UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY
The UW College of Forest Resources is proud to sponsor the UW showing of the multimedia exhibit, The Vanishing Logger, and an accompanying public lecture series on the changing nature and future promise of forest resources. Produced by the Easter sisters, photographer Cheryle and writer Char, the work documents in their words "where the logger stands after a century of attitudes and landscapes in flux and explores what they face today. Told in their images and words, this is a testimonial to the iconic saw men and women of the timber industry the loggers story." The Easters were raised in a small logging community in south-western Washington and want to bring together urban and rural communities through art and storytelling. Their work presents a community culturally distinct from much of the Northwest's population. Through photographs, texts, and audio, it documents a profession "that today offers fewer and fewer opportunities for employment, despite once nourishing communities and families for generations." The Vanishing Logger is presented in affiliation with The Polson Museum, Allied Arts Foundation, Seattle, and by a grant from the Washington Commission for the Humanities.

A companion exhibit at the Suzzallo Graduate Library presents historical forestry images by documentary photographer Darius Kinsey, the most important and prolific photographer of logging activities in the Pacific Northwest.

THURSDAY, 13 NOVEMBER
BOOK SIGNING
David R. Montgomery, "King of Fish: The Thousand Year Run of Salmon" Drawing on a combination of scientific, historical, sociological and political research, Montgomery, a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, traces the tragic and steady decline in salmon populations in Europe, New England, Eastern Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The author demonstrates that the decline has been caused by the same four actions: polluting rivers in the name of technology, changing the natural environment by damming rivers and clear-cutting forests, over fishing, and ignoring regulations and laws imposed to help salmon populations recover. The reading and book signing will be at 7 p.m., University Book Store.

THURSDAY, 13 NOVEMBER
SEMINAR
" Integrating Conservation into Large-scale Comprehensive Planning: The Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan," Dr. William Shaw, University of Arizona. Urban Ecology Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., 201 WINK. For more information on the Urban Ecology Seminar Series, go to www.urbanecology.washington.edu/

THURSDAY, 13 NOVEMBER
LECTURE
" Timber and Communities in Washington State - Two Centuries of Development," lecture by Dr. William Beyers, UW Dept. of Geography, 220 Odegaard Undergraduate Library, 7:30 p.m., reception to follow.

SATURDAY, 15 NOVEMBER
SEMINAR
Fall Forestry Educational Seminar, "Wildlife in Working Forests," is an educational opportunity for owners of private forestland, professional foresters, and accredited loggers in Washington to learn about wildlife habitat in managed second-growth forests. The seminar will cover the current ideas and concepts of wildlife habitat for both eastern and western Washington. The information will be presented at a level useful to all audience groups and is open to all persons. The seminar will take place at Pack Forest Conference Center in Eatonville, Washington. For seminar content information, contact Don Hanley, WSU Extension Forester at 206.685.4960 or dhanley@u.washington.edu. To register, contact Donna Loucks at 360.736.2147.

SATURDAY, 15 NOVEMBER
OPEN HOUSE - PAPER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
11 AM - 2 PM
Prospective students and their parents are invited to meet faculty and students and tour classrooms and labs during Campus Day. Call for reservations at 206.543.2763 or fax 206.685.3091 by Friday, November 7. Additional information about PS & E can be found at www.depts.washington.edu/wppf

TUESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER
CONFERENCE
RTI is sponsoring a conference on, "Innovation for Survival of the Northwest Forest Sector: An integrated Approach." Allmendinger Center, WSU-Puyallup Research and Extension Center. For information contact Aimee at 503.226.4562 or aimee@westernforestry.org.

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
EVENT
Annual CFR Holiday Party
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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******* $ CHEAP $ CHEMICAL DISPOSAL************************
There is zero, zip, NADA expense to have chemicals removed **IF THEY ARE LABELED**. The great expense people are often concerned about, comes in when the chemicals need to be analyzed. Please keep all chemicals thoroughly labeled so they can be effectively and *inexpensively* identified for disposal or in case of emergency. For more information on the disposal of chemicals, please review the information as outlined through the department of Environmental Health & Safety, http://www.ehs.washington.edu/waste/wastechemical.htm.

**NEED MEETING SPACE??**
RESERVE THE FOREST CLUB ROOM & ANDERSON HALL, ROOM 22
To schedule the Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall, room #207 and Anderson Hall, room #22 check availability at the following link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Facilities/index.html. Reservation requests should be sent to Greg Brazil at glbrazil@u.washington.edu. BE SURE TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE POLICIES REGARDING THE USE OF THESE ROOMS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE POLICIES WILL RESULT IN REVOCATION OF USE PRIVILEGES.
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FACULTY NEWS
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Kathy Wolf delivered the keynote address at the annual conference of the PNW chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, in Bend, Oregon. Following her presentation, she was awarded the chapter's Education Award. Congratulations Kathy!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
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Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


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