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November 2003

The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 9

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING NOVEMBER 29: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

MONDAY, 29 NOVEMBER THESIS PRESENTATION CUH, DOUGLAS 10:30 AM
" University of Washington Tree and Woody Shrub Selection and Planting Specifications," Bryon Jones, environmental horticulture and urban forestry

MONDAY, 29 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" Pileated woodpecker foraging ecology in coastal forests of Washington," Cathy Raley and Keith Aubry, USFS

MONDAY, 29 NOVEMBER PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 7=9 PM
" Planting for Slopes." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.

TUESDAY, 30 NOVEMBER CWWS TUESDAY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Employing the small watershed approach at the Capitol State Forest: Set-up, initial data, and future applications," Garrett Liles, CFR graduate student

TUESDAY, 30 NOVEMBER EVANS SCHOOL LUNCH SERIES PARRINGTON 308 NOON-1 PM "Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity in the Communal Lands of Southern Africa: A regional perspective," Thandiwe Chikomo, Project Manager, Africa Resources Trust/Humphrey Fellow, Evans School

TUESDAY, 30 NOVEMBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
" Local and Regional Diversity in the Flora of California's Serpentine Island," Dr. Susan Harrison, Professor Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis. For more information, see http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

THURSDAY, 2 DECEMBER TAPPI MEETING LONGVIEW, WA 3:30 PM
TAPPI Pacific Section 75th Anniversary Meeting. Includes tour, lunch, and technical program, and evening reception and banquet. For information and registration contact Mark Lewis at mlewis7@u.washington.edu 206.543.8130.

SATURDAY, 4 DECEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SEATTLE 8:30 AM-2:30 PM
Restore trails, remove invasives in Golden Gardens Park. Register at trailvolunteers.org or contact Volunteers for Outdoor Washington (VOW) at 206.517.3019. Sponsored by VOW and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

SATURDAY, 4 DECEMBER KING COUNTY EDUCATION SSCC 9:30 AM=3:30 PM
" Urban Habitat Restoration: Making It Happen, Natural Resource Stewardship Network 10th Anniversary Forum," Brockey Conference Center, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Avenue SW, Preregistration at 206-296-8312. For more information see http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/pi/grant-exchange/class.htm


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!
For those traveling, please drive safely!

A HEADS UP FOR ANNUAL CFR HOLIDAY PARTY
Mark your calendars for the annual CFR holiday party on December 9, 2004 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the the Lockwood Forest Club Room.

A WARM WELCOME TO NEW CFR STAFF MEMBERS!
Stop by Anderson 123 and welcome Clara Burnett, the new CINTRAFOR/RTI Administrative Specialist. A welcome also to Jennifer Youngman, new Program Assistant at CUH. And, Avril McLane, who has been working at the Dean's Office front desk is joining CFR as Secretary Senior. Avril will have responsibility for the front office and will support Associate Deans West and Edmonds as well as serve as backup to Sally Morgan when she is unavailable. One of Avril's first responsibilities is to improve the mail system to increase its efficiency and reduce the number of misdirected pieces of mail.

SEE CFR ALUM CRIS SERVHEEN ON PBS's "NATURE"
In case you missed it when it aired on prime time, you can still catch "The Good, The Bad, and the Grizzly" shown again on Friday, November 26, 4-5 am. The program examines the remarkable recovery and the controversy behind the grizzly conservation success story, and features among others CFR alum Chris Servheen (MS, '75), who coordinates grizzly-bear recovery for the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

BOOKS UP FOR GRABS!
Carol Green has placed a cart of books and other materials in the main hallway of Bloedel. She says, "These are various materials that were gifts to the Forest Resources Library that we did not need, but I kept 'just in case.' There are some classics here. Help yourself. Anything that remains next week (after Thanksgiving) will be recycled. Happy reading!

REMINDER TO RECYCLE SAFELY
For the safety of our custodians, rememember not to fill recycle bagits to excess. Bagits should be no more than three-quarters full or less than 35 pounds. Also, if you are cleaning out files and anticipate a large recycling project, please let the recycling office know (685-2811). They can provide you with a large bin on a temporary basis for your use.

COMMUNICATION FROM RUSSIAN FORESTRY INSTITUTE
The International Relations Department of the Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy is very interested in cooperating with CFR. They write, "We have a Forestry Institute that trains forestry engineers for the Far East of Russia. It is a vast territory with extremely variable climatic conditions and peculiar flora and fauna. There are many rare plants and animals in our forests. They are yew-tree, ginseng, lotus, brown bear, tiger, leopard, lynx, and many others. The students of the Forestry Institute get practice at the forestry farm of our Academy that has the total area of more than 46327 ha. Besides students, faculty and post-graduate students have an opportunity to carry out research on the territory of the farm. We would be very glad to work with you; we could exchange faculty and students to carry out mutual research. We are waiting for your answer and for your proposals. Contact: Nadezhda Bessonova, International Relations Department, Head, Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy, Russia, 44 Bluhera, Ussuriisk, 692510, E-mail: agracad@hotbox.ru, Fax: +7-4234-36-03-13, Tel: +7-4234-36-33-91

CARL SWANSON, 1949 CFR GRAD PASSES AWAY
Carl W. Swanson, 81, of Nordland, Washington, died suddenly at home on October 5, 2004. Carl was a 1949 CFR grad who went on to receive a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Alaska. He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service for over 30 years in various positions, among them District Ranger and Assistant Forest Supervisory stationed in Washington, Idaho, Utah and Alaska. Carl also was stationed in South Vietnam from 1971-1974, assigned to the U.S. State Department working on reforestation projects with the South Vietnam Forest Service.


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KUDOS!

Send kudos to cece@u.washington.edu

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 8

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING NOVEMBER 20: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 20 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SOCIETY FIELD TRIP NW TREK 8 AM
The Wildlife Society is headed to NW trek to see some animals and get out of town. Meet in C-10. Contact Filip at ftkaczyk@u.washington.edu and
indicate if you need a ride.

SATURDAY, 20 NOVEMBER PSE CAMPUS DAY CFR 11 AM-2 PM
Paper Science and Engineering campus day for prospective students and their parents, sponsored by CFR and the WPPF. Reserve your visit by November 12 at wppf@u.washington.edu, or phone 206.543.2763, FAX 206.685.3091

MONDAY, 22 NOVEMBER-TUESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER CONFERENCE ALDERBROOK RESORT
" Saving Washington's Working Forests," presented by the NW Environmental Forum. For agenda and registration information see http://www.nwenvironmentalforum.org/ForestForum/index.htm

MONDAY, 22 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" Sympathy for the devils: Policy and ecological uncertainty, Ross Kiester, USFS

TUESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER CWWS TUESDAY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Evaluating habitat restoration opportunities within the Duwamish River, an urban estuary," Sarah Morley, NMFS

TUESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER THESIS DEFENSE CUH, DOUGLAS 3 PM
" The effects of soil amendment and watering regime on germination and establishment of direct-seeded native plant species used in subalpine restoration at Cascade Pass, North Cascades National Park," Matthew Ramsay, environmental horticulture and urban forestry, Advisor: Kern Ewing

TUESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
" To Catch a Fly: Dragonfly Vision, Decision, and Flight," Dr. Robert Olberg, Professor Departments of Biology and Neuroscience, Union College; in honor of Johnny Palka's distinguished career.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A HEADS UP FOR ANNUAL CFR HOLIDAY PARTY!
Mark your calendars for the annual CFR holiday party on December 9, 2004 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the the Lockwood Forest Club Room.

PLANNING FOR 2005 GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM UNDERWAY
The College of Forest Resources Graduate Student Association is planning a research symposium in 2005, to follow up on the very successful 2004 symposium. Scheduled for February 25, 2005, the symposium will give interested students a chance to present research done for any purpose (thesis, RAship, etc.) and that is at any stage (design, data collection, finished project, etc.). The 2004 symposium was a daylong event that included both oral presentations and a poster session, which coincided with a Dead Elk Society gathering.The 2004 symposium was made possible by generous donations from the College, the Forest Resources Graduate Student Association and Xi Sigma Pi Honor Society. Mark your calendars and visit
www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrgss for more information.

CREATION AND NAMING OF NORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM APPROVED The Vice Provost for Research has approved the creation and naming of the " Northwest Environmental Forum at the College of Forest Resources." With this step, the Forum is officially established as a unit within the
College and UW. Brian Boyle serves as the liaison for the Forum. See the Forum website at http://www.nwenvironmentalforum.org/.

CFR UNDERGRADUATE HONORS PROGRAM
The College is pleased to announce a new Undergraduate Honors program. There are two routes through the program -- either UW "College Honors" or " with Distinction." UW College Honors is a competitive process within the UW Honors Program, a four-year program where students complete both general education and major requirements of the Honors Curriculum. These students become candidates for the degree "With College Honors." If these students choose to declare a major in CFR, they may achieve
graduation with UW Honors by completing the requirements for either ESRM or PSE honors. Students not in the UW Honors program may also complete departmental-level honors and receive a degree "With Distinction" in the ESRM or PSE major. Students seeking "departmental" honors need to complete 10 credits of honors work.

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KUDOS!

Kudos to the CFR staff and faculty (Steve Reutebuch, Luke Rogers, Jim McCarter, Phil Hurvitz, Kevin Zobrist, Don Hanley, and Terri McCauley) who made the 2004 Fall Forestry Educational Seminar a great success. Writes Don Hanley, "I was especially impressed by the excellent presentations, everything from Sasquatch to the yellow submarine! Seriously -- all presentations were prepared and delivered expertly -- the flow was perfect and I believe the level of information presented was just right. In the 18 years that I have been organizing the Fall Seminar, I received more great comments this time than what I can remember. Great comments included: Easy registration process; excellent facilities and great food; my mind is so full of good material, I have to run home and try LMS; I really really want to get invited to the January 13th computer session; Inventory wizard will help me with LMS - Now I am ready to try it...and this was the best seminar ever... All of these comments are directly attributable to each of you - thanks again."

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 7

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING NOVEMBER 13: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 13 NOVEMBER FALL FORESTRY EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR PACK FOREST
For registration information contact Donna Loucks, Lews County Farm Forestry Association, 174 Jones Road, Centralia, WA 98531; 360-736-2147; loucksd@localaccess.com

SUNDAY, 14 NOVEMBER SEATTLE AUDUBON SOCIETY PROGRAM ANDERSON 304 8AM-NOON "Seattle's Crows," with John Withey, wildlife science PhD candidate. Meet in MOHAI parking lot at 6:20 a.m. for optional crow roost walk. Register at http://www.seattleaudubon.org/Education/Classes/ClassFAQs.asp

SUNDAY, 14 NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY GARDINER CREEK 9 AM-2:30 PM
" Gardiner Creek Tree Planting." Volunteers needed to plant trees for habitat for the resident osprey, peregrine falcons, and other wildlife. The project is part of a larger campaign to improve water quality in the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. Sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway. Register at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm.

MONDAY, 15 NOVEMBER DISSERTATION PROPOSAL ANDERSON 207 2:30-4:30 PM
" Collective Action Problems and Cumulative Effects: Addressing Pollution of Marine Waters in Hood Canal, Washington," Jay Watson, social science; Advisor, Clare Ryan

MONDAY, 15 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" On the trail of the bear in Olympic National Park," Kurt Jenkins, Kim Sager, Patti Happe, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Olympic Field Station, University of Idaho, and Olympic National Park.

TUESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER CWWS TUESDAY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Evaluating the Use of High Resolution/Hyperspectral Remotely Sensed Imagery to Classify Riparian Forest Cover in the Pacific Northwest," Lauren Mollot, CFR graduate student.

TUESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER WATERSHED CONFERENCE EVERETT, WA 9-11:30 AM
Satellite conference, "Increasing Stakeholder Involvement in Watershed Planning and Restoration." Contact Jan Seago at seagoj@wsu.edu or 425.821.2446. For additional viewing sites, see http://wawater.wsu.edu.

TUESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER RESEARCH BROWN BAG ANDERSON 22 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Associate Dean Bob Edmonds invites CFR faculty and graduate students to discuss followup from the faculty retreat last September, the Graduate Student Research Symposium in February, and changes in grant processing with the hiring of the new grants manager.

WEDNESDAY, 17 NOVEMBER DISSERTATION DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 3:30 PM
" Nutrient and biological responses to alder presence in headwater streams: tenderhearted reasonableness controls up-to-date, awe-inspiring miracles," Carol Volk, forest ecoystem analysis; Advisor, Bob Edmonds

WEDNESDAY, 17 NOVEMBER CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION DOUGLAS 7-9 PM
" Taxonomic Key Basics." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm

SATURDAY, 20 NOVEMBER PSE CAMPUS DAY CFR 11 AM-2 PM
Paper Science and Engineering campus day for prospective students and their parents, sponsored by CFR and the WPPF. Reserve your visit by November 12 at wppf@u.washington.edu, or phone 206.543.2763, FAX 206.685.3091


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

UPDATE ON DAVE MANUWAL
Lynn Catlett provides the weekly news on Dave's progress: "Dave and Naomi are at home!! They came home Saturday and are very Very VERY happy to be here! There are good days and bad days, but Dave is steadily improving: he's able to walk a mile most days. Naomi asks that you not call after 7 PM. You know about ornithologists: often up before dawn, they tuck their heads under their wings at sundown..."

CFRAA ANNUAL MEETING AND BANQUET A "ROARING" SUCCESS
Thanks to all the faculty, staff, and students who helped make the College showcase and the alumni banquet a success. Bruce Lippke, Don Hanley, and RTI staff gave an outstanding overview of RTI projects and technologies. Over 90 attended the CFRAA banquet, where Bruce Lippke and John Calhoun were given Honary Alumni awards; Cassie Phillips ('76) the Honored Alumna award; and Jim Lassoie ('68, '75), the Distinguished Achievement award. Tom Friberg ('70, '76) was recognized for his recently announced student excellence endowment; Mike ('49) and Carol Lazara for their endowed fund to promote entrepreneurial forestry; and the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation for their gifts to the College that include the Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professorship in Paper Science and Engineering; and contributions to support the David R. M. Scott Endowed Professorship, CINTRAFOR, and the WPPF. UW President Mark Emmert congratulated the College on its on-going transformation to enhance its world-class vision. He also acknowledged the generosity of the College's numerous supporters and said that he was extremely proud of what the College has done and will do in the future. The evening concluded with a slide show by Tony Qamar, Research Associate Professor, UW Earth and Space Sciences, and WA State Seismologist discussing the recent events surrounding the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. If you were unable to attend this year, make plans now for the 2005 edition of the CFR Showcase and the CFRAA Annual Banquet!

CFR/UWAA LECTURE SERIES PLANNED FOR WINTER QUARTER
Planning for the CFR/UWAA Winter Lecture Series, "Sustaining our Northwest World," is underway, with lecture dates set for 2/10, 2/24 and 3/10. Speakers lined up are Jim Agee on forest fire ecology, Gordon Bradley on urban forestry and aesthetics, and alumnus Dan Hinkley ('85) on horticultural structure and accentuation. The lectures will take place in Kane 130, with a reception in the Walker-Ames Room following each lecture. Registration will soon be available on the UWAA website. "Sustaining our Northwest World is sponsored by CFR, UWAA and CFR's Rachel A Woods Endowments.

RTI NEWS
Recent presentations and activities by RTI included a presentation by Larry Mason at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Logging Congress in Scottsdale, AZ. The theme of this year's conference was "The Public is Ready for a New Vision. Can We Provide It". RTI Director Bruce Lippke was joined by Don Hanley, Jim McCarter, Kevin Ceder, Kevin Zobrist, Elaine Oneil, and Matt McLaughlin at last week's College Showcase, where CFR alums learned about the many applications of emerging forestry technologies developed by RTI to inform sustainable forestry. Jim McCarter and Kevin Ceder delivered a training session in Sedro Wooley this week to WA DNR forestry professionals on the use of LMS for variable density harvest planning. RTI, along with other CFR staff, will be featured at the 2004 Fall Forestry Education Seminar on Forest Technology at Pack Forest this coming Saturday. Topics covered by Don Hanley, Phil Hurvitz, Jim McCarter, Steve Reutebuch, Luke Rogers, and Kevin Zobrist will include LIDAR, GIS, LMS, and the use of web pages as valuable sources of publicly available information and technology. More than 70 small forest landowners, forestry professionals, and contract loggers are registered to attend this one day event.

PACK FOREST
Check out the most recent issue of the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest's newsletter at: http://staff.washington.edu/masonm/Newsletter/Newsletter-04October.pdf

FACULTY WEBSITES AND CLASS WEBSITES ARE GOOD STUDENT RECRUITMENT TOOLS!
Faculty are encouraged to link their class websites to the UW course catalog. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrnet.techta/howtos/classpages.htm for instructions. Also, if your faculty webpage is on the CFR server and you want to update it, email Marianne (melliott@u.washington.edu) with the information.

THE INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK
Janice Straley ('75, wildlife science) is a marine biologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska, Southeast in Sitka. To read the script or listen to a radio show prepared by Alaska Sea Grant on her work with sperm whales, see http://www.uaf.edu/seagrant/NewsMedia/04ASJ/05.28.04sneaky-cetaceans.html
and for a recent article in the Seattle PI featuring this work, see http://www.eurocbc.org/alaska_sperm_whales-feeding_from_sablefish_longliners_01feb2004page1442.html
Janice's spouse, John Straley (also a UW alum, '77, Arts & Sciences), is the award- winning author of a series of detective novels set in Alaska featuring private eye, Cecil Younger.

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KUDOS!

Kudos to Susan Bolton and fellow co-editors, David R. Montgomery, Derek B. Booth, and Leslie Wall who recently received the Washington State chapter of the American Water Resources Association award for "Outstanding Contribution to Washington's Water Resources," for their book "Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers," published in 2002 and already on its fifth printing!

Kudos to the entire RTI team for their outstanding presentation at the November 5 College Showcase. Dean Bare congratulated the team, saying "I believe that it is extremely important to demonstrate to friends of the College that we are generating forestry programs of high quality and high impact to our constituents. Many of our alumni earned BSF degrees in our forest management, forest engineering, or forest products programs. As the College undergoes a transition to an undergraduate program focusing on a broader education in forest and natural resources with professional specialization at the Masters level, I believe it is exceedingly important to demonstrate to our alumni that we still "do forestry" here at the UW. And, more importantly, we will continue to do forestry in the future as well. Your presentation and your work with RTI is a testament to this aspect of our College's mission. Thank you for what you do for RTI, the College and its many constituents."
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 6

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING NOVEMBER 7: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

MONDAY, 8 NOVEMBER MS THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 10 AM
" The Effects of Fuel Treatments on Fire Severity in a Mixed-Evergreen Forest of Southwestern Oregon," Crystal Raymond, forest ecosystem analysis; Advisor, Dave Peterson.

MONDAY, 8 NOVEMBER WILD.SCI SEMINAR/MS THESIS DEFENSE BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM "The barred owl invasion of Olympic National Park: Implications for northern spotted owl conservation in large reserves," Scott Gremel, Olympic National Park and CFR Wildlife Science Group; Advisor, John Marzluff

TUESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER CWWS TUESDAY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" The relationship of flows and land use with habitat and geomorphic condition," Jenna Friebel, Parametrix

TUESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER PNW CESU SYMPOSIUM ANDERSON 223 8:30 AM-4 PM
" Human Dimensions in Public Land Management." Register at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.cesu/

TUESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION DOUGLAS 7-8:30 PM
" Beneficial Bugs in your Backyard." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm

FRIDAY, 12 NOVEMBER CULTURAL LANDSCAPE SYMPOSIUM GOULD 322 2-6 PM
" Time, Process, and Place: Emerging Perspectives in Cultural Landscape Preservation," sponsored by UW Dept. of Landscape Architecture. See http://www.caup.washington.edu/larch/News/current.php#clf

SATURDAY, 13 NOVEMBER FALL FORESTRY EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR PACK FOREST
For registration information contact Donna Loucks, Lews County Farm Forestry Association, 174 Jones Road, Centralia, WA 98531; 360-736-2147;loucksd@localaccess.com


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

UPDATE ON DAVE MANUWAL
Thanks to Lynn Catlett for the following update on Dave Manuwal: "Dave reports that he's doing better every day -- walking, doing his breathing exercises, and even getting his appetite back. Dave and Naomi were on the homeward leg of their road trip, having been to New England, and to visit Dave's dad in the Midwest. They had flown into Houston for a seminar there when he had a late-night attack of shortness of breath. Tests over the next day or two showed an unusual acute angle in one of his coronary arteries, where the occlusion had formed. Because of that angle, angioplasty wasn't possible and because of the degree of occlusion (99%), they kept him in the hospital to monitor him until surgery could be arranged. Happily, Houston is one of the best places in the world to get this kind of care. The doctors found that they were able to work on the vessel with the heart still beating (versus using a heart-lung machine), thus making the surgery less traumatic for the body and making recovery speedier. Dave does not have access to email and says he's not up to that kind of excitement quite yet. While he was curious about recent news of the College, a few highlights (and his telling this story) tuckered him out. Dave thanks everyone for the kind wishes and the flowers we sent last week and is really looking forward to getting back home!"

UPDATE ON PACK FOREST CERTIFICATION
Bruce Bare reports that "Certification of forest management activities by independent third-party auditors has become an increasingly important method to verify management practices as sustainable. Certification is also a critical first step for the new Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest. As you know, last December, we announced our intention to seek green certification of Pack Forest. Over the past 11 months, Pack Forest staff developed and implemented a program to achieve certification under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). On November 1 and 2, Pack Forest successfully completed an audit against the SFI Standard. BVQi of North America conducted the audit, and identified several practices as exemplary, including the Road Maintenance and Abandonment Plan and Outreach Program. An audit summary report is currently being prepared by BVQi for the SFI Sustainable Forestry Board. Following a required two week waiting period, a public announcement will be made concerning this significant achievement for Pack Forest and the College. Congratulations to all members of the College who participated in this outstanding achievement!"

FOREST CLUB CHRISTMAS TREE SALE
The Forest Club will once again be selling Christmas Tree to benefit the Forest Club and the CFR student community. The trees will be cut on Saturday, December 4th, and distributed on Sunday, December 5th, at CUH. All trees are $40 and approximately 6 to 8 feet tall Noble firs. All trees are organically grown using no harmful pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizer. The trees are also grown in the power line right-of-way utilizing otherwise unusable land. Pick up an order form from Jeff Aken in Student & Academic Services. Any questions, email Brian Spradlin at bjs3@u.washington.edu

NEWS FROM THE WASHINGTON PULP AND PAPER FOUNDATION
The TAPPI Student Chapter welcomed 28 new students to the College's Paper Science and Engineering program with its annual cookout. Twenty-one freshmen are enrolled in PSE and another seven students transferred into the program as sophomores and juniors. Five students who have essentially completed their PSE requirements are now completing their double degree in Chemical Engineering. Total undergraduate enrollment is about 61 students -- welcome back! The WPPF also extends a hearty welcome to its new members: Eka Chemicals, Kadant Black Clawson, and Simpson Tacoma Kraft.

KATHY WOLF SPEAKS AT YALE'S HIXON CENTER FOR URBAN ECOLOGY Kathy gave a talk this week on "Youth and Ecological Work Experiences: Assessing Psychosocial Impacts and Benefits," at the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology at Yale University

CFR GRANT PROPOSALS FUNDED IN SEPTEMBER 2004
Total Funds Granted: $710,909; all are new projects. (1)"Multi-phase Project to Develop Research Strategies in Conservation Biology in the Skagit River Watershed," Jim Agee, sponsor - NPS (2)" An Ethnohistory of Traditionally Associated Native Populations for Ebeys Landing National Historical Reserve," Gordon Bradley, sponsor - NPS (3)"Forest Service Global Change Research Program All-scientist Workshop," Bob Edmonds, sponsor - USFS-PNW (4)"Hoh West Twin Small Watersheds Project," Bob Edmonds, sponsor - NPS (5)" Use of X-ray Microtomography to Examine 3-D Structure of Cambium in Softwoods and Hardwood," Rick Gustafson, sponsor - UW Office of Research (6)"RTI Support for Study on Incentives Systems for Forest Biomass Utilization," Bruce Lippke, sponsor - Forest Concepts (7)"EPA Star Fellowship Support for Kara Whittaker," John Marzluff, sponsor - EPA (8)"Wildlife Communities in Shrubsteppe and Conservation Reserve Program Lands in Eastern Washington," Steve West, sponsor - USFWS (9)"Does Season of Burn and Burn Interval Affect Soil Productivity and Processes in a Ponderosa Pine Ecosystem?" Darlene Zabowski, sponsor- USFS-Idaho Joint Fire program

CFR GRANT PROPOSALS FUNDED IN OCTOBER 2004
Total Funds Granted: $10,156:
(1)"Kentucky Bluegrass Straw Utilization," Bill McKean, sponsor - USDA, renewal

NSF MRI PROGRAM PRPOSALS DUE ON JANUARY 27
Proposals for the Major Research Instrumentation program are due at NSF on January 27, 2005. A total of $90 million is expected to be available for this program in FY 2005 with awards in the $100,000 to $2 million range. Cost sharing is not required. Each institution may submit a maximum of three proposals--two proposals for instrument acquisition or development, plus a third solely for instrument development. Given the limit on the number of proposals, a screening process similar to that used in the past years will be developed. Each potential PI should submit 10 copies of a brief letter of intent via the Chair and Dean to Office of Research, ATTN: Peggy Fanning, G80 Gerberding, 351202, by 12/9/04. The letter should include an abstract with the proposal, the type of instrumentation acquisition or development requested, and the approximate dollar value. If an institution submits three proposals, at least one of the three must be for instrument development. An institution may be included as a member of a consortium of eligible institutions submitting a separate proposal, clearly labeled as such in the proposal's title. Notification will be sent to applicants immediately after the Provost's review. The final proposals must be submitted electronically via FastLane to GCS with the required GC-1 forms, by January 20, 2005 in order to meet the January 27, 2005 deadline. See http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05515/nsf05515.htm

ANDERSON AND BLOEDEL BUILDING HOURS ACCOMMODATE EVENING CLASSES Changes in the building hours for Anderson and Bloedel Halls will soon take place to accommodate an evening class for Autumn Auarter only. Bloedel will stay open until 7:30 PM on Wednesdays. Anderson will stay open until 6:30 PM on Monday and Wednesdays. Both buildings will continue to open at 7:30 AM

BOOK DRIVE UNDERWAY, COLLECTION BOX IN ANDERSON 115
The UW Chapter of Mortar Board National Honors Society is having a book drive. They are primarily collecting books for Seattle Public School kids, but will take any book, as they are also giving to other local charities. The drive goes through November 30.


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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu