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November 2005

The Straight Grain
Volume 16, 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 WEEK BEGINNING NOVEMBER 28. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 28 NOVEMBER CANDIDATE SEMINAR AND 22 2:30-3:30 PM
" Analysis and Improvement of Leaf Area Index (LAI) Products Retrieved from Terra MODIS Data," Hongliang Fang,Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of Maryland, candidate for the Assistant/Associate Professor position in remote sensing and biospatial analysis. Reception follows.

MONDAY, 28 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
" Patterns of Habitat Occupancy between Deer Mice and Keen's Mice in Forests of Western Washington," Robert Gitzen, Wildlife Science Group.

TUESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER TWC SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:30 AM
The Water Center's Tuesday Morning Seminar, "Writing the History of Water and Its Engineers," Linda Nash, Assistant Professor, UW Department of History.

TUESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER CFR FACULTY MEETING AND 22 10:30-11:30 AM
Faculty vote on agenda items, so please attend.

TUESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER CANDIDATE SEMINAR AND 22 2:30-3:30 PM
" Bioconversion of Biomass to Ethanol," Renata Bura, University of British Columbia, candidate for natural products chemistry faculty position.
Reception follows.

TUESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER SUE NICOL FAREWELL UWBG, MERRILL COMMONS 3:30 PM
Sue Nicol's last day at UWBG will be Wednesday, November 30. A farewell reception in her honor will be held on Tuesday, November 29, at 3:30 p.m.
in the Merrill Hall Commons/Lobby. Contact Carrie at cmcone@u.washington.edu to sign a card or leave donation for a gift.

WEDNESDAY, 30 NOVEMBER COMBINED FIND DRIVE DEADLINE
The deadline for submission of the paper form for your Combined Fund contribution is November 30. You can send that directly to the UW CFD Campaign at Box 359200. A new online option, with a deadline of December 20 is in the works -- stay tuned for information about this option.

WEDNESDAY, 30 NOVEMBER-THURSDAY, 1 DECEMBER WORKSHOP VANCOUVER, WA
" Sustainable Wood Production Initiative: Timber supply, land use, and sustainable forestry options in the PNW," sponsored by PNW Research Station. For more information, contact michele@westernforestry.org

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 SOUTH AFRICA SLIDE SHOW AND 207 1-3 PM
South Africa Forestry Slide Show Slide Presentation. For information, contact Carrie Spradlin at spradlin@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 CANDIDATE SEMINAR AND 22 2:30-3:30 PM
" Hypertemporal Signatures and Harmonic Analysis of Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances of Forested Landscapes: A remote sensing case study in the Yellowstone Region," Monika Moskal, Assistant Professor, Missouri State University, candidate for the Assistant/Associate Professor position in remote sensing and biospatial analysis. Reception follows.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 DEADLINE TO ORDER FOREST CLUB XMAS TREE!
The CFR Forest Club is holding its Annual Christmas Tree Sale! The trees are organically grown noble fir, six to eight feet tall, harvested from a local family-owned tree farm; price per tree,40. Pick up is Sunday, December 4th from 10 am to 2 pm at the CUH parking lot on 41st. Order at http://students.washington.edu/uwforest/index_files/Page672.htm, and return to Student Services in Anderson 115/116 or mail to the Forest Club at Box 352100.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 MS PRESENTATION AND 22 10 AM
" The Effects of Varying Calcium Levels on Douglas-fir Growth under Greenhouse and Field Conditions" Kim Littke.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HOLD THE DATE
If you're interested in providing input on the future direction of UWBG Botanic Gardens, don't forget to attend the 5:30-7 p.m., November 30, open house focusing on "What does society want in a modern botanic garden"? RSVP by Monday November 21 to kpreuss@u.washington.edu,or phone 3-0415 with the number of people attending.

CFR HOLIDAY PART - DECEMBER 8!
New this year -- a contest with prizes for the best 3 desserts and the best 3 appetizers, to be determined by popular vote. For the savory dishes, crackers, breads, veggie sticks, chips, etc., will be provided so all you have to do is concentrate on the dip, spread, or other treat. Let Sally Morgan, slm@u.washington.edu, know what sort of cracker, chips, etc., you need to best show off your effort.) Sally says, "On another note, the Salvation Army Toy Drive has provided gift tags with suggestions for gifts that are in high demand. These will be available at the party (or you can pick one up in Anderson 107). Or you can just bring a new toy, book, etc., (no gift wrap, please!) of your own choosing. This is a purely voluntary effort. I know there are many worthy charities that assist families at this time of year, but the Salvation Army makes it easy for us to help -- they are picking up our donations early in the week of December 19, so there is plenty of time to participate if you choose."

CINTRAFOR TO COSPONSOR UPCOMING CHINA CONFERENCE CINTRAFOR will spsonsor a conference on China and the forest products industry, January 18-20, 2005 at the Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina, in Vancouver, BC. See http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/overview.htm for more information. China continues to exert an enormous influence on the global forest products industry. On the demand side, China's biggest impact has been its increasing appetite for raw materials. However, the opportunities for exporting wooden building materials to China appears to be expanding; several conference presentations will focus on the market opportunity for imported value-added wood products in China. On the supply side, relaxed credit requirements, subsidies, and a low-cost labor pool are just some factors that have contributed to the explosive export growth of wood products from China. The conference will provide an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the current and future impact of China on the global forest products industry through a broad range of in-depth presentations by some of the leading experts on China.

GLOBAL FOREST RESOURCES ASSESSMENT 2005 (FRA 2005) Carol Green reports that the key findings of the FAO Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2005 have just been released. The main results can be found on the FRA web site at: http://www.fao.org/forestry/fra2005. The full report is scheduled for release in early 2006.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nwgardens/248696_hinkley19.html for "
Northwest gardeners inspire revolution," for a New York Times story featuring CFR alum Dan Hinkley ('85).

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KUDOS

Kudos to all who made the November 17 Denman Forestry Issues Series a successful event ... thanks to the speakers, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/denmanaut05.htm. for agenda, to Bob Edmonds and Ellen Matheny for organizing, and to the the Water Center and UWBG for their co-sponsorship. See http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=watered21&date=20051121&query=Denman,
for a Seattle Times editorial, "A bright future for reclaimed water," that references the Denman program.

Kudos to Professor Jerry Franklin who will receive an honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario next May.
He will also address the graduating class at the afternoon Convocation Ceremeony.

Send in those kudos!
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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
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi
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The Straight Grain
Volume 16, 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 WEEK BEGINNING NOVEMBER 19. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 19 NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY COLMAN PARK 9:15 AM-3 PM
Restore Seattle Parks "one tree at at time" with Xi Sigma Pi. To participate in volunteer planting, RSVP to waterbug@u.washington.edu.

MONDAY, 21 NOVEMBER MS THESIS PRESENTATION ANDERSON 22 9-10 AM
" Research, Adventure, and Education in a Tropical Rainforest: The development and implementation of an adventure and travel education program in tropical ecology, integrated with ecological research in Costa Rica," Tom McDonald.

MONDAY, 21 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
" Crows, Songbirds, and People: Interactions across an urban gradient," John Withey, CFR Wildlife Sciences Group.

MONDAY, 21 NOVEMBER ARCTIC NAT'L WILDLIFE REFUGE KANE 220 7:30 PM
" The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Choices and Change," a student- centered multimedia presentation. Reception supported by the Lucky 7 Foundation follows in Walker-Ames Room. For more information, call 6-3310, email poe@u.washington.edu or see http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/poe_events.cgi and http://uwnews.org/uweek/uweekarticle.asp?articleID=13606.

TUESDAY, 22 NOVEMBER TWC SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
The Water Center's Tuesday Morning Seminar, "Neither Temples nor Tombs: Large dams and sustainable development," Sanjeev Khagram, Associate Professor, UW Evans School of Public Affairs.

TUESDAY, 22 NOVEMBER UW TOWN HALL MEETING SMITH 120 7:30 PM
" Fighting for What's Right," hosted by Americans for Informed Democracy. The town hall will address how the UW and Seattle community can be involved in the daunting but attainable task of ending global poverty and will feature William H. Gates, Sr., Co-Founder of the Initiative for Global Development; Thomas Reynolds, Regional Director of C.A.R.E.; Scott Jackson, Senior Vice President, World Vision; and Wolfram Latsch, Professor, Jackson School of International Studies. Admission is free and the general public and UW community are invited

THURSDAY, 24 NOVEMBER HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AND DRIVE SAFELY!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HOLD THE DATES!
*If you're interested in providing input on the future direction of UWBG Botanic Gardens, don't forget to attend the 5:30-7 p.m., November 30, open house focusing on "What does society want in a modern botanic garden"? RSVP by Monday November 21 to kpreuss@u.washington.edu,or phone 3-0415 with the number of people attending.
*December 1, 1-3 p.m., Anderson 207, for a slide show presentation on CFR student trip to South Africa Forestry School.
*December 8, for the College's annual Holiday Party. Details to come!

NEED A CHRISTMAS TREE? SUPPORT THE FOREST CLUB CHRISTMAS TREE SALE!
Brian Spradlin, Forest Club treasurer, writes, "The CFR Forest Club is holding its Annual Christmas Tree Sale! This fundraiser has been held for more than 35 years and provides CFR students with community building functions, field trips, and other activities including career development and mentoring with CFR alumni. Since college life can be overwhelming at times, the club reaches out to new and seasoned CFR students in an attempt to provide a welcoming atmosphere and social support. High-quality Christmas trees are hand cut by Forest Club members and delivered fresh to campus for your convenience. The trees are organically grown noble fir, six to eight feet tall, harvested from a local family-owned tree farm. Price per tree is $40. Our delivery is reliable and the trees are beautiful. Trees will be available for pick up Sunday, December 4th from 10 am to 2 pm at the CUH parking lot on 41st Street. Order forms, http://students.washington.edu/uwforest/index_files/Page672.htm, can be returned to Student Services in Anderson 115/116 or mailed to the Forest Club at Box 352100. Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays! Questions? Contact Brian at 206.525.3001 or bjs3@u.washington.edu.

CHECK OUT RARE CARE WEBSITE
Rare Care's website is growing in value to broader audiences, including donors, land managers, students, volunteers, potential new recruits, the general public, and children. Check out the updated student research findings, an ever-increasing number of rare plant images, the interactive page, downloadable wildflower coloring pages, and links to lists of Washington's rare species and a secure page for online giving at http://depts.washington.edu/rarecare/.

DISTINGISHED ALUMNI SERIES IS SCHEDULED FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR

Under the leadership of distinguished CFR alum Mack Hogans, who is volunteering his time to facilitate this wonderful resource for the College, the Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series has been scheduled for this academic year. CFR alumni will headline a series of seminars designed for graduate and undergraduate students and the CFR and wider community. These alumni include current and former managers and leaders in the private, public, and non-government sectors in the U.S. and abroad. Their personal hands-on experience and contribution in addressing complex and sometimes contentious issues will be the focus of the series. The series will also provide 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. CFR has enough distinguished alumni to keep this series going for years! Lineup for this year is:
*January 12: Panel presentation by Court Stanley ('83), Senior Vice President and Chief Forester, Port Blakely Tree Farm, and Sue Joerger ('79), Executive Director, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
*February 24: Kenton Miller ('62, 63) former Director, World Conservation Union, and former Vice President for Conservation, World Resources Institute
*April 6: Ann Forest Burns ('71), Attorney, Burns & Williams, President, CFR Alumni Association * May 19: Scot Medbury ('90), President and CEO, Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Stay tuned for more details!

REMINDER TO SUPPORT THE BILL MCKEAN SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT
WPPF Executive Director John Hanby sends along the following reminder: "In the event you are not yet aware of the new scholarship endowment we are creating in honor of Bill McKean, I am forwarding the following message -- Have you ever had a professor who made a lasting impression on your life? Over his 27 years of teaching, Professor Bill McKean not only taught but also befriended countless students. He puts students first because they are his passion. At the end of the 2006 academic year Bill will retire from his full-time faculty position. In no better way can we recognize him than through the William McKean Endowed Scholarship. Bill's most lasting legacy is his students -- and he has given us his best, so now we ask that you consider the same through a gift today. With your help, along with a generous gift of $100,000 by Richard Getty ('74), we will be able to raise $150,000 by the WPPF Annual Conference in May. Every little bit helps! You can give now, pledge a gift over time, or make a planned gift. Please join Richard Getty, alumni and friends in making this vision a reality." For more information contact jhanby@u.washington.edu.

US-CHINA BUILD TO PARTICIPATE IN BEIJING 2006 TRADE FAIR
CINTRAFOR's Rose Braden reports that US China Build will participate in the Foreign Commercial Service U.S. Pavilion at the Building Beijing 2006 Trade Fair February 28-March 3, 2006 at the China International Exhibition Center. The U.S. Commercial Service in Beijing is pleased to invite American firms to participate in the U.S. Pavilion to promote American goods and services to the Chinese building materials market. The exposition, now in its tenth year, is the most established event of its kind in Asia, and includes an extensive array of building materials companies. The 2005 show drew more than 1000 exhibitors, including nearly 200 foreign firms from the U.S., Italy, Spain, South Korea, India, and other countries. More than 40,000 business visitors attended the exhibition in 2005 and some 50,000 are expected in 2006. For more information, see http://www.uschinabuild.org/Events/events.htm or contact Rose Braden at rbraden@uschinabuild.org or 503-248-0406.

WIRELESS NETWORK OFFICIALLY "LIVE" IN BLOEDEL
The UW Wireless Initiative team was pleased to announce that effective 11/14/05, wireless network deployment was complete and officially "live" in production in Bloedel. Brad Coston adds, "Please keep in mind that this is not a substitute for wired networking, it is meant for roaming users with laptops or PDAs. You will notice that to use it for web browsing you will have to log in with your UWNetID (NOT your CFRNetID); this is consistent with all of UW C&C's wireless access on campus."

REMINDER FROM PROVOST RE: SABBATICAL AND PROFESSIONAL LEAVE

The Provost's office reminds us about sabbatical requests for the next academic year; applications due in the Dean's office December 9. Faculty who have not been on sabbatical with a return date more recent than Spring 2000 are eligible; information and application forms are at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/acadpers/procedures/leaves/index.html. Professional staff may also be eligible; professional leave information at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/pol.proc/prostaff/ps.part2.html#leave. Depending on whether 1, 2 or 3 quarters of leave are requested, the salary may be 100, 75 or 67 percent, but there is a maximum of $12,482/month that can be paid from state funds. Recipients are required to remain at the UW for at least one year after returning from leave. See the web sites listed above for more information or contact Sally Morgan, slm@u.washington.edu, if you have questions.

NOTE RE;EMERITUS PROFESSOR TABER Dave Manuwal writes: "Some of you will remember Dick Taber who was the original wildlife science faculty member here. He came in 1968 and helped establish the program. He retired in 1986 when he and his wife Pat moved back to Missoula where they had many friends. Pat died of heart failure last Thursday. It would be nice for those of you who knew them to send Dick a card at 625 Continental Way, Missoula, MT 59803. I'm sure he would appreciate it. Thanks."

RESULTS OF CFR HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE ELECTION
The CFR Health and Safety Committee election is complete and results are in for Group 10. The uncontested winners are: Neal Bonham, Ara Erickson, and David Zuckerman. Congratulations to the new committee members whose terms begins January 1, 2006 and run through December 31, 2007.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Recent CFR stories in the media include September/October issue of Timberwest, featuring RTI: http://www.forestnet.com/timberwest/archives/Sept_Oct_05/predicting_the_future.htm
See http://www.thenewstribune.com/soundlife/story/5338701p-4834077c.html for a Tacoma News Tribune article on the recreational opportunities at Pack Forest, with quotes by Duane Emmons.
See http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nwgardens/247842_seeds12.html, for an article on propagating trees from seeds, featuring UW Botanic Gardens plant propagator, Barbara Selemon.

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KUDOS

Send in those kudos!
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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
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi
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The Straight Grain
Volume 16, 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 WEEK BEGINNING NOVEMBER 12. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 14 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
" Geographic Distribution of the Wolverine in the U.S.: An historical analysis," Keith B. Aubry, USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station, Olympia; Kevin McKelvey and Jeffrey P. Copeland, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

TUESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER TWC SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
The Water Center's Tuesday Morning Seminar, "It's All Connected: Recent legal issues on water, salmon, and dams," Kristen Boyles, Attorney, Earthjustice.

TUESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER CANDIDATE SEMINAR 207 ANDERSON 9:30-10:30 AM
" The Use of High-Resolution, Active Remote Sensing Technologies to Support Precision Forestry," Hans-Erik Anderson, Precision Forestry Cooperative.

WEDNESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER EHUF SEMINAR CUH,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Graduate Seminar, "Shoreline Restoration in Northwest Urban Parks," Peter Hummel, Anchor Environmental.

WEDNESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 7-9 PM
" Green Home Design Workshop," Katherine Morgan, sustainable building consultant. $30, pre-registration required at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

WEDNESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER CANDIDATE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 9:30-10:30 AM
" Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest: Sustainable forestry in the 21st century," Gregory Ettl, Warren Wilson College.

WEDNESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER PSO MEETING KANE, WALKER-AMES NOON
Professional Staff Organization membership meeting; doors will open at 11:30 for light refreshments, and a panel presentation and discussion on President Emmert's Leadership Initiative will begin at noon.

WEDNESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER FIUTS CULTURE FEST HUB, WEST BALLROOM NOON-6 PM
The UW Foundation for International Understanding through Students international cultural show with booths and performances. See http://www.fiuts.washington.edu/forStudents/EventsActivities/culturalFest.htm.

THURSDAY, 17 NOVEMBER DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES SERIES CUH,NHS 2-5 PM
" Water Supply and Stormwater Issues in in the Pacific NW" RSVP to Ellen Matheny at ematheny@u.washington.edu. For agenda, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/INDEX.htm.

THURSDAY, 17 NOVEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, NHS 7-8:30 PM
" Fear of Houseplants (Get Over It!)," Mary Ann Greco, Master Gardener, $10, pre-registration required at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, 17-18 NOVEMBER STREAMS SYMPOSIUM CORVALLIS, OR
" Science and Management of Headwater Streams in the Pacific Northwest," sponsored by the Oregon Headwaters Research Cooperative. See http://www.headwatersresearch.org/.

FRIDAY, 18 NOVEMBER DEAD ELK GATHERING 207 ANDERSON 5 PM
Join your fellow grads for an evening of good cheer and merriment! CFR Dead Elk mugs for sale for $5 and going fast! CFR faculty and staff encouraged to attend.

SATURDAY, 19 NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY COLMAN PARK 9:15 AM-3 PM
Restore Seattle Parks "one tree at at time" with Xi Sigma Pi. To participate in volunteer planting, RSVP to waterbug@u.washington.edu.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HOLD THE DATES!
*If you're interested in providing input on the future direction of UWBG Botanic Gardens, don't forget to attend the 5:30-7 p.m., November 30, open house focusing on "What does society want in a modern botanic garden"? RSVP by Monday November 21 to kpreuss@u.washington.edu,or phone 3-0415 with the number of people attending.
*December 1, 1-3 p.m., Anderson 207, for a slide show presentation on CFR student trip to South Africa Forestry School.
*December 8, for the College's annual Holiday Party. Details to come!

CFR WELCOMES DEBBIE LIVINGSTONE
A warm welome to Debbie Livingstone, Program Coordinator for The Water Center. Debbie worked on campus over 20 years ago as a conference coordinator and is delighted to be back at the UW. She spent the last 20 years as a medical speech pathologist at Seattle VA Medical Center and says, "I am now reinventing myself and want to work in the area of environmental issues and public policy; I'm currently a graduate student in the Midcareer Evening Program in Public Affairs at the UW Evans School." Stop by and inroduce yourself in Wink 21. Debbie can be reached at 3-6920 or livind@u.washington.edu.

UPDATE ON FACULTY CANDIDATE VISITS
Candidates interviews next week for CFR faculty positions include: Hans-Erik Anderson, candidate for the position in remote sensing and biospatial analysis (interviewing Monday and Tuesday, November 14 and 15) and Gregory Ettl, candidate for the position of Director of the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest (interviewing Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17). Hans-Erik is currently a research scientist with the College's Precision Forestry Cooperative. Gregory Ettl is a 1995 PhD graduate of the College and is visiting from Warren Wilson College in Ashville, NC, where he manages the school forest. Looking ahead, upcoming interviews for the remote sensing and biospatial analysis position will will also Hongliang Fang (November 28-29) and Monica Moskal (December 1-2).

LECTURE TITLES AND DATES ANNOUNCED FOR UWAA-CFR LECTURE SERIES:
*February 9, 2005: "A Warmer Pacific NW: Lessons from the Past," by Linda Brubaker
*February 23, 2005: "Of Insects and Ecosystems," by Bob Gara
*March 9, 2005: "Climbing, Research, and Teaching: 35 years of accidents, adventures, change and joy," by Tom Hinckley
The lectures will be held in Kane 110 from 7-8 pm.

UPDATE ON ABORETUM MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION
" Groundwork," the newsletter of the Arboretum Foundation, reports progress on the Arboretum Master Plan implementation:
*A detailed design for the south entry is in development and will be completed by Spring 2006.
*A project team has been named to coordinate planning for the Japanese Garden entry structure.
*Design for two new irrigation mainlines is currently underway and is scheduled for completion by early 2006. The existing line along Azalea Way has been found to be in good condition and will not require replacement.
For more information, call 325-4510.

CFR PARTICIPATES IN KING COUNTY CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
College participation in the recent King County Conference on Climate Change: "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be: Planning for Climate Disruption," included panel presentations by Tom Hinckley (tree and forest responses to climate change) and Jeremy Littell (fire and ecological disturbance in a warmer climate), panel moderation (peparation for climate change and adaptation in the forestry sector) by Dave Peterson, and discussion starters for the forestry breakout session prepared by John Perez-Garcia, Bruce Lippke, Larry Mason, Kevin Cedar, Jim McCarter, Jeffrey Comnick al.(opportunity case study -- developing management systems to sequester carbon and planning case study -- balancing fire risk and carbon sequestration).

ALUMNI EVENT A GREAT SUCCESS
Last week's alumni event was a great success, with a large turnout of alums as well as faculty, staff, and students. Events included the CFRAA annual meeting, a research showcase by the SMC/PFC, a social hour, and the banquet. Ray Larson's ('05) after-dinner presentation depicting how the original vegetation of Seattle has changed since 1850 was warmly received. The College community looks forward to next year's event; make plans now to attend (date to be announced).

CFR STUDENT RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES
Michelle Trudeau reports on recent Student and Academic Services student recruitment efforts: "In October, we conducted a survey of UW undergraduates in environment-related majors; we had 180 responses. Although results are still being analyzed, responses included: (1) 36% of respondents first found out about their major from websites; (2) respondents thought the three best ways to promote majors were: websites, high school visits/fairs, and fairs on UW campus (followed closely by class vistis on campus); (3) 73% of respondents said subject matter/ personal interest was the number one reason for declaring a major; and (4) a specific course often prompted students to formally declare the major. Other recruiting activities included: visits to Shoreline, Highline, South Seattle, and Green River Community Colleges; and participating in UW's Environmental Opportunities Fair and Scholarship Fair, the Pre-Engineering Kick Off event, an on-line advising "open house"; GEAR-UP College Fair at Cleveland High School; and UW Advisers Environmental Majors meetings and a Community College/UW Adviser Conference. We mailed materials to other career events and to all new UW freshmen, and we advertise "Transfer Thursdays" weekly with the Gateway Center. We visited several CFR classes with some good responses -- don't forget our ESRM minor is only 25 credits and many students are excited to hear about it and came to declare after the visits! If you have good community college or high school contacts or know of other recruiting opportunities, be sure to let us know!

PROVOST ANNOUNCES OPPORTUNITIES FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
Provost Wise has announced two opportunities for faculty development emerging from the Diversity Research Institute: a small grants program to support cross-disciplinary research and the Samuel E. Kelly distinguished lecture to be delivered by a senior faculty member. The Diversity Research Institute, inaugurated in 2004 with a grant from the Provost's Fund for Innovation and Redesign, aims to foster a cross-disciplinary community of scholars interested in various aspects of diversity research, support new faculty research, and develop extended research programs in support of social justice for communities in the state of Washington. For more information about both of these opportunities, please contact David Takeuchi, Professor of Social Work and Sociology, dt5@u.washington.edu, or visit the Institute web site at http://depts.washington.edu/divres.

REMINDER OF CFR LAPTOP AND LCD PROJECTOR USE POLICY
Naomi Wilson reminds the CFR community that the UW no longer supports decentralized sites for the loan of laptops and projectors. They are now available for students only at Kane 35 and for faculty and students through Classroom Support Services (3-9901; classroom@u.washington.edu). Extended use can be arranged with Classroom Support Services using a UW budget number. CFR laptops and projectors for check-out are housed in Bledel 292 and Winkenwerder 104. This equipment is available for hourly use in instruction and student presentations. Because it is heavily used, it cannot be checked out for extended periods. If the check-out schedule accommodates it, the equipment may be checked out overnight or over a weekend, but no longer, as hourly use for instruction has priority. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/internal/Facstaff/projectors.htm

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/247350_urbanforest07.html for an article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on urban forests with a couple of quotes by Research Scientist Kathy Wolf.

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KUDOS

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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
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi
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The Straight Grain
Volume 16, 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 WEEK BEGINNING NOVEMBER 5. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 5 NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY LK SAMMAMISH 9 AM-3 PM
Lake Sammamish State Park Tree Planting, Mountains to Sound Greenway. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm.

MONDAY, 7 NOVEMBER FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR CUH, NHS-A 3-4:30 PM
" Physiology and Genetics of Landscape Plant Improvement," William Hoch, Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Horticulture. Reception follows seminar.

MONDAY, 7 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
The Breeding Biology and Social System of a Desert-adapted Species, the Chihuahuan Raven (Corvus cryptoleucus)," Danielle D'Auria, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

MONDAY-THURSDAY AWRA CONFERENCE SEATTLE, WA
Annual Conference, American Water Resources Association. See http://www.awra.org/meetings/Seattle2005/.

TUESDAY, 8 NOVEMBER TWC SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
The Water Center's Tuesday Morning Seminar, "Researching Water Policy for Community Clients," David Harrison and Daniel Carlson, UW Evans School of Public Affairs.

WEDNESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER EHUF SEMINAR CUH,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Graduate Seminar, "Seattle's Olmsted Gardens," Douglas Jackson, Friends of Olmsted Parks. For information, contact sreichard@u.washington.edu.

WEDNESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER NATURE CONSERVANCY LECTURE SEATTLE, WA 7:30 PM
" Hope Takes Flight: The rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker," Phillip Hoose, The Nature Conservancy, and Gene Sparling, naturalist. See http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/washington/contact/art16285.html or for tickets ($10)or call 206.343.4345, ext. 345.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, 9-10 NOVEMBER SOIL SYMPOSIUM COEUR D'ALENE, ID
" Volcanic Ash-cap Forest Soils of the Inland Northwest," sponsored by USDA Forest Service and Western Forestry and Conservation Association. See http://westernforestry.org/ashsoil/ashsoil.htm.

TUESDAY, 10 NOVEMBER UWBG PROHORT EDUCATION WPA, GRAHAM 9 AM-NOON
" Step-By-Step Landscape Design for Non-Designers," Kim Rooney, landscape architect. Fee $40; preregistration required at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HOLD THE DATE!
Hold the date, December 8, 2005, for the College's annual Holiday Party. Details to come!

INVITATION TO OPEN HOUSE AT UWBG
David Mabberley, UWBG Director, extends the following invitation to a UWBG open house: "As you may have heard, the University of Washington Botanic Gardens is the new umbrella name for the Washington Park Arboretum, Center for Urban Horticulture, Elisabeth C. Miller Library, Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium, and the Union Bay Natural Area. We are now looking to the future of this exciting new organization and we seek your input and ideas in planning. We hope you will help us answer the question: "What does society want in a modern botanic garden"? To this end, we invite you and your guest to attend an informal discussion in NHS Hall at CUH from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday November 30. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Monday November 21 to kpreuss@u.washington.edu, or phone 3-0415 with the number of people attending."

NEWSLETTERS ON LINE
Check out Fall 2005 newsletters now available on line for the College, http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/CFRNL/05-Fall.pdf, the Rural Technology Initiative, http://www.ruraltech.org/pubs/newsletter/Q4_2005/index.asp#5, the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest, http://www.packforest.org/newsletter/octnovnewslett.pdf, and the PNW-CESU, http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.cesu/newsletters/PNWCV_Fall2005_online.pdf,

NEW CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY WEBSITE
Also check out the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest's new web design at www.packforest.org. The revised site design and structure is intended to better reflect the development of new research and outreach programs within the Center. It is also intended to complement the College of Forest Resources website. You can send comments to Alicia Robbins at astr@u.washington.edu.

RECAP OF CANDIDATE VISITS FOR FACULTY POSITIONS
Last week the following candidates visited CFR as part of the search process to fill faculty postions: Soo Hyung Kim (USDA-ARS Plant Sciences Institute) and Sarah Taylor Lovell (University of Illinois, Urbana) interviewed for the Assistant Professor position in landscape plant science and sustainable management, and Xue Pan interviewed for the Assistant Professor position in natural products chemistry. Next up is a visit on Monday and Tuesday, November 7-8, by William Hoch, a candidate for the Assistant Professor in landscape plant science and sustainable management. Dr. Hoch, who is a Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Horticulture will give a research seminar on Monday entitled "Physiology and Genetics of Landscape Plant Improvement." See Events for Week, above.

NEW GRANTS FUNDED IN OCTOBER 2005
Total amount of new grants funded: $417,031
(1)"Landscape analysis supporting DNR sustainable harvest on the Olympic Experimental State Forest"; sponsor: WA State DNR; PI: John Calhoun.
(2)"Enhancing phytoremediation using sweet potatoes from South Africa"; sponsor: USDA; PI: Sharon Doty.
(3) "Future of Washington forests and forest industries"; sponsor: WA State DNR; PI: Bob Edmonds.
(4)"Pacific Northwest Research Center 03"; sponsor: Battelle; PI: Jim Fridley.
(5)"Using tree list modeling to calibrate and attribute state and transition landscape models"; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; PI: Jim McCarter.
(6)"Synthesis of Pacific Northwest invasive plants issues"; sponsor: USDA Forest Service-PNW; PI: Sarah Reichard.
(7)"Creating change with science: Evaluating the effectiveness of urban forestry technology transfer"; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; PI: Kathy Wolf.

GIS LAB OPENS IN SUZALLO
The UW Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of a GIS Lab providing space, software, and equipment for UW Students to work on GIS assignments with access to skilled staff assistance for basic GIS operations. Group work on GIS projects is particularly welcomed in this space. Use of the lab is limited to UW students, faculty, and staff.
Location: G004 Suzzallo Library
Ground Floor (map provided on website)
Hours: Sun-Thurs 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
During Academic Quarters
Software: ArcGIS Desktop 9.1, ArcINFO Workstation
MS Office, Winzip 9.0
Hardware: 20 Dell computers, 1GB RAM, CD/DVD Burner, USB port
Lab Website: http://wagda.lib.washington.edu/gislab

ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP AT WRCCRF
Ball State University's Electronic Field Trips program is planning a field trip to the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility next March. The field trip will be broadcast on March 7, 2006 from 10-11:30 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. The field trip program features partnerships with national institutions that provide students in K-12 classrooms extraordinary learning opportunities they would not otherwise be able to experience. The March 7th field trip to the Crane is geared toward Grades 3-8. Students will go into the forest canopy with Jess Parker, head of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's Forest Ecology Lab, to learn about forest ecology and the technology available to study it. The virtual field trips allow more than 15 million students, teachers and community members to visit field trip sites and pose questions to scientists, artists, and other notables. Viewers can register to receive the broadcasts at www.bsu.edu/eft.

NEW SECURITY MEASURES AT CEDAR FALLS WATERSHED AREA
Amanda Davis reports that changes at the Cedar Falls Watershed Area, due to Seattle Public Utilities implementation of new Homeland Security measures, will affect access to the watershed as of January 1st, 2006. Most notably, this will mean that there will be a new electronic key system at the main gate to the area and that a remote gate entrance may no longer be possible. Other areas within the watershed may have a second locked entrance. Additionally, permits for visitation will be issued depending upon the project and they will be site specific, not just for the "watershed area". There may be limitation on vehicles and the times of visitation. SPU will send out more details soon regarding these changes. Contact Amanda at adavis4@cfr.washington.edu if you and your research or field trips will be affected by these changes and if you would like to be placed on a notification list to share information about these changes. Also let Amanda know if you have any plans for visiting the watershed in January.

UW SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR STAFF AWARDS
Do you know an outstanding UW staff member who deserves special accolades? Is there a UW staff person in your life who:
*Provides superior sustained service or a special one-time contribution to the mission of the unit or university.
*Demonstrates excellence in performance of job duties/responsibilities.
*Continually contributes to a positive, collaborative work environment.
*Delivers exemplary service to others.
*Exhibits exceptional resourcefulness, innovation, or creativity.
If so, you can honor that person by nominating her or him for the UW's Distinguished Staff Award (team nominations are also accepted). Each year, five awards of $5,000 each are presented to outstanding staff chosen from among the UW's 16,000 classified, contract, and professional staff members. Anyone currently affiliated with the UW -- faculty, staff, or student -- may nominate a staff person for this award. The nomination deadline is December 15, 2005. For information, see http://www.washington.edu/president/evp/dsa/

COLLEGE NOTES PASSING OF ALUM BOB TEAGLE
Bob Teagle ('61), retired forester for Crown Zellerbach, died in Cannon Beach, OR last Sunday. Condolences to the family can be sent to his wife Nancy and family at PO Box 963, Cannon Beach, OR 97110.

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KUDOS

Send in those kudos!
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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
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi
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