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The Straight Grain
Volume 20, 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING November 19 and 26. 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, 20 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
"Responses of Crows to Anthropogenic Subsidies and their Role as Nest Predators across an Urban Gradient," John Withey, UW Program on the Environment.

MONDAY, 20 NOVEMBER ARCTIC WILDLIFE REFUGE REPORTS KANE 220 6:30 PM
UW Student Presentations, "Reports from the Refuge." Reception follows in Walker-Ames Room (Kane 225).

TUESDAY, 21 NOVEMBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"How Much Restoration Is Enough? Science challenges for river restoration," Tim Beechie, Stream Ecologist, Watershed Program, NW Fisheries Science Center.

MONDAY, 27 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
Distribution of the Columbia Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton kezeri) in Small Streams and Implications for Managing Stream Habitats," Amberlynn Pauley, College of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 28 NOVEMBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Wet tropics: The paradox of not enough water," Kristiina Vogt, College of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 28 NOVEMBER ATMOS SCI SEMINAR JOHNSON 102 3:30 PM
"Improving Predictions of Climate Change," Alexander MacDonald, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 28-29 NOVEMBER WORKING FOREST CONFERENCE BEND, OR
"Keeping Working Forests: The role of forests in preserving open space"; see http://www.westernforestry.org/openspace/openspace.htm.

WEDNESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER EHUF GRADUATE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"The Citrus Story" David Mabberley, UW College of Forest Resources and Director, UW Botanic Gardens.

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AND A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
December 7, 4 p.m., AND 207, CFR Holiday Party stay tuned for details!

BREAK IN STRAIGHT GRAIN
The Straight Grain will take a break for the week of the Thanksgiving holiday; next issue will be Friday, December 1st.

CFR WELCOMES NEW UNDERGRADUATES
Welcome to the following new undergraduates in the College: Melissa Brodland, UW sophomore, declared ESRM, interested in restoration and ecology; Hermelinda Flemate, premajor declared ESRM, interested in mapping and spatial analysis; Danielle Gunns, new transfer student, admitted to UW and ESRM for Winter 2007; Brandon Huggins, new transfer student, admitted to UW and PSE for winter 2007; Kevin Lee, UW junior, declared ESRM, undefined interests; Jeremy Mineau, UW junior transferred from Biology, ecology interests; Laura Rickman, new transfer student, admitted to PSE, admitted to UW and PSE for winter 2007; and Jonathan Valdez, UW junior declared ESRM, undefined interests.

GET YOUR HOLIDAY TREE FROM THE FOREST CLUB!
See http://students.washington.edu/uwforest/index_files/Page672.htm for information and order form for your holiday tree to benefit the College's student Forest Club. You can drop off order forms with payment at Jeff Aken's office in Anderson 130. The Club is selling organically grown, 6-8 foot Noble firs as a Forest Club fundraiser, the proceeds to finance activities for undergraduates, as well as to support the annual Garb Day event. The trees are grown without pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizer and the land on which they are grown is in a power right-of-way, meaning it is otherwise unusable. Order deadline is Friday, December 1st. Trees will be available for pickup on Sunday, December 3rd.

UPCOMING "BORDERS" STUDENT CONFERENCE
"Crossing Borders Issues and resolutions," is an upcoming student conference scheduled for March 15-16, 2007. The Canadian Consulate General Seattle in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium, Canada America Society, World Affairs Council, Pacific NW Economic Region and Border Policy Research Institute invite applications from undergraduate students in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alberta to participate in this two-day Canada-U.S. border event. Sixteen students (8 American and 8 Canadian) will be selected. Teams will be composed of one American and one Canadian student to research, present, and offer solutions/resolutions to issues of importance to the Canada-U.S.relationship, with topics including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Northwest Passage, and the Columbia River Treaty. Travel, hotel, and meals provided. Application Deadline: 15 January 2007. Questions: Kevin Cook, 206.770.4065.

FALL 2006 PNW CESU NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE ON LINE
The current PNW CESU Newsletter is now available online. Articles include, "Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment Project," Island Marble Butterfly," and "Fiscal Year 2006 Project Activity." To subscribe, unsubscribe, or view the newsletter distribution list, see https://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/pnwcesu_newsletter. Log-in with your email address and get assigned a password to view the subscription list.

UW ISCHOOL PHD CANDIDATE SEEKING INPUT FOR RESEARCH PROJECT
Natural Sciences Librarian Maureen Nolan passes along the following request from ISchool doctoral student Kari Holland: "Kari is working on a research project for which she would like to interview Forest Resources faculty and/or graduate students. The project investigates how forestry researchers search for and use certain types of literature and publications, including: conference proceedings, government agency reports, federal regulations, company reports, technical reports, etc. The study is done with the intention of improving the way information and information systems are designed and structured. Interviews will last about 30-40 minutes and takes place in the researcher's office. If interested, email Kari.

ARBORETUM STREET AND TRAIL CLOSURES
Arboretum Drive E will be closed for 30 days, November 20th through December 20th for an Arboretum Master Plan irrigation mainline project. In addition, after the holidays, the Graham Visitor Center parking lot will be closed for one day during the project, and several parking spaces will be reserved for the project dates to be determined. The west side pedestrian trail (Pinetum) from Interlaken Avenue E north to Lynn Street footbridge (Wilcox) will also be closed for aproximately 30 days, beginning date to be determined, but will be after the Arboretum Drive closure. All closures will be well signed and prior notifications posted as necessary.

UW CRIME-WATCH: LAPTOPS THEFT
The UW Police have had 10 reported laptop thefts since 10/22/06. The majority have occurred in UW buildings along 15th Avenue NE. Some of the thefts occurred from unlocked offices and from locations where laptops were left unattended. Suspect descriptions have varied from incident to incident but in most cases males from approximately 18 to 30 years of age were involved. The thefts occurred between 2-6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. You are requested to report all suspicious activity by calling 911. Tell the dispatcher what is going on, where it is occurring, and give a description of the suspect and any direction of travel. Theft prevent tips include:
Do not leave your laptop unattended in an unsecured environment, even for a few seconds. When considering precautions, remember that thieves look for easy targets.
In the office, store the laptop in a locked drawer and lock your door.
Consider attaching a security cable, and wrap the cable around an unmovable, unbreakable object, such as a pipe. Chair or table legs can be used, but they can be broken apart.
Use a log-in password that is not easily guessed. Make it at least 7 characters long and composed of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols such as "#" and "&."
Immediately change the default password on new laptops.
Never set the log in dialog box to remember your password.
Use a password protected screen saver that comes on after several minutes of inactivity.
Keep antivirus and spy-ware programs up-to-date, and use them.
Keep operating-system and application software up-to-date.
Back up your data to a location other than the laptop hard drive.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Recent media coverage included a New York Times article, "Studies find danger to forests in thinning without burning," citing the research of CFR PhD student Crystal Raymond; a Seattle Times story on the Merrill Hall firebombing indictments, "4 more plead guilty in ecosabotage cases; trial may be avoided," and a University Week story on the new Denman Chair in Bioresource Science and Engineering, see "From woody material to fuel: $1.5 million Denman chair leads way to innovation."

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KUDOS
Kudos to Sarah Reichard who recently received an award for "significant contribution to conservation" from the Garden Club of America, Zone XII.

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://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 20, 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.

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-FRIDAY, 13-17 NOVEMBER FIRE ECOLOGY CONFERENCE SAN DIEGO, CA
"Third International Fire Ecology and Management Congress," The Association for Fire Ecology. See http://emmps.wsu.edu/firecongress/.

MONDAY, 13 NOVEMBER CFR FACULTY MEETING AND 22 9:30-10:30 AM
Agenda materials will be distributed in advance of the meeting.

MONDAY, 13 NOVEMBER DISSERTATION PROPOSAL ANDERSON 22 1 PM
"Estimating Crown Volume through Implicit Surface Reconstruction from LIDAR Points," Akira Kato; Committee Chair: Gerard Schreuder.

MONDAY, 13 NOVEMBER NEON INFORMATIONAL MEETING AND 22 3-5 PM
Meeting will focus on NEON's relationship to UW researchers and facilities, including Wind River Canopy Crane, and a discussion of responses to NEON's Request for Information. See http://www.neoninc.org/RFI/.

MONDAY, 13 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
"Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet," Martin Raphael, USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station, Olympia.

TUESDAY, 14 NOVEMBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Restoration of Urban Forests: Sustainable management of Seattle's parks,"\ Mark Mead, Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 15-17 NOVEMBER LUMBER DRYING CONFERFENCE BELLINGHAM,WA
"Quality Drying for the 21st Century: Energy and market realities." See http://www.forestprod.org/confwooddrying06.html.

WEDNESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER CFR SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL AND 22 12-1 PM
Volunteers sought for CFR Sustainability Council (students, staff, faculty) dedicated to design, implement, and monitor successful sustainability initiatives for the College through education, hands-on activities, and programs. Bring your lunch and your brainstorming hat! Questions (or if you are unable to attend, but would like to be involved): contact Ara Erickson or stop by Bloedel 355.

WEDNESDAY, 15 NOVEMBER EHUF GRADUATE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"Agriculture and Conservation: Experiments and models," John Banks, UW Tacoma.

WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER DAM REMOVAL LECTURE UW S LAKE UNION BLDG 6:30 PM
Association for Women in Science Lecture, "Elwha and Glines Canyon Dam Removals: Nearshore restoration of Pacific Northwest waters," Anne Shaffer, WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. See http://www.seattleawis.org/.

WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER URBAN ECOLOGY LECTURE HENRY ART GALLERY 7-8:15 PM
"Seattle to Stockholm: Making sense of urban ecological design," Kristina Hill. See http://www.caup.washington.edu/LARCH/Events/news.php.

WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE BURKE MUSEUM 7 PM
"Wild Wings: A look at Northwest habitats through owls and woodpeckers," Paul Bannick. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 3-9681. Tickets: $5 in advance or email burked@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 16 NOVEMBER CIG SEMINAR CIG CONFERENCE RM 1:30-3 PM
"After the Election: Prospects for climate legislation," Jim DiPeso, Republicans for Environmental Protection. See http://www.cses.washington.edu/cig/outreach/seminarfiles/2006seminars/dipeso111606abs.shtml.

THURSDAY, 16 NOVEMBER SALMON HOMECOMING HUB W BALLROOM 8 AM-4 PM
Salmon Homecoming 2006, "The Salmon Connection." For more information and to register, see http://www.salmonhomecoming.com/forumreg.asp.

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AND A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
November 17, 6-9 p.m., AND 207, Xi Sigma Pi social. Refreshments and snacks, and most importantly, a chance to meet and mingle with other Xi Sigma Pi students, faculty, and friends.
December 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington Park Arboretum, "Greens Galore: Wreaths, greens, gifts and crafts for the holidays." The Arboretum Foundations Greens Galore sale presents handmade, one-of-a-kind wreaths, freshly cut greens, gifts, crafts. Shoppers will find a variety of fresh and dried botanical treasures for decorating, such as evergreen branches and boughs, berried branches, hollies, cones, redtwig dogwood, hydrangeas, corkscrew willow, eucalyptus and more. See http://www.arboretumfoundation.org or call 206.325.4510. Admission and parking are free.
February 14, The Water Center's Annual Review of Research, HUB West Ballroom. The Review is free and open to the public; no registration required. The 2007 Annual Review will focus on the critical and timely topics of urban stormwater, salmon and salmon habitat, droughts and water shortages, climate\ impacts, sustainable water management, and water and health.

ALLOCATION OF DENMAN PROFESSORSHIP IN PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE
Dean Bare seeks proposals from CFR faculty for allocation of the Denman Professorship in Pulp and Paper Science in the current academic year for the following areas: 1) Attract a well-known person in the fields of pulp and paper science or biofuels as a visiting scholar/scientist to work with graduate students and faculty, present seminars, and possibly collaborate in a research proposal; 2) Support the formation of a symposium on an appropriate topic. Proposals must directly support the concept of a new center in bioresource science and engineering as described at http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/biocenter.html. Says Dean Bare, "In particular, we are interested in developing a white paper that defines our competitive advantage as a college, university, and region in supplying biomaterials to society. We are also interested in supporting a conference that will bring people to campus to discuss these issues. Any projects supported using these funds are subject to normal UW rules and regulations and must be spent on or before January 1, 2008."

FUTURE OF WASHINGTON FORESTS ROUNDTABLE AVAILABLE ON STREAMING VIDEO
See http://www.ruraltech.org/video/2006/fwaf/roundtable/index.asp for streaming video of presentations at the Future of Washington Forests Roundtable held on Ocober 30-31 at UWBG. The Roundtable, funded by the WA State Department of Natural Resources and the NW Environmental Forum, was preparation for the November 20-21 Forum, "The Future of Washington's Working Forest Land Base." The centerpiece of both the Roundtable and the November 20-21 Forum are the findings of five studies prepared by the Collge on timber economics, forest structure, and forest conversion funded by the 2005 Washington State Legislature in response to the 2004 Forum.

IT'S WET DOWN AT THE WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE!
Ken Bible sends in the following report: "According to our large-aperture precipitation tipping bucket, the crane site received 20.7 inches (525.3 mm) of rain between 3:30 a.m. November 2nd and 3:30 a.m. Novenber 9th. That's about 22% of our long-term average annual precipitation. That was one very big pineapple!"

GET YOUR HOLIDAY TREE FROM THE FOREST CLUB!
See http://students.washington.edu/uwforest/index_files/Page672.htm for information and order form for your holiday tree to benefit the College's student Forest Club. You can drop off order forms with payment at Jeff Akken's office in Anderson 130.

NEW GRAD STUDENT GONZALO THIENEL WORKING WITH PFC WOOD QUALITY PROJECT
Gonzalo Thienel is a new master's student in the College in sustainable resource management, working with Dave Briggs. He comes to the College from Chile, where he received a Wood Engineering degree in 2006 from the Universidad Austral de Chile. He says, "My area of interest is the non-destructive evaluation of wood quality in standing Douglas-fir trees and logs, and other issues related to wood technology. I'm happy to be living in this beautiful city (that looks like Valdivia, my city in Chile) and to be attending such a prestigious university." The wood quality project, part of AGENDA 2020, is moving foward, according to Dave. "Acoustic testing of trees on the five plots on each of the four Type II installations being used for the study has been completed and selection of the 12 sample trees from each plot (240 total trees) is nearly complete. Half of the trees will be processed into lumber and the other half into veneer. We plan on doing the veneer phase at the Weyerhaeuser mill in Foster, Oregon before the end of the year and the lumber phase at Pack Forest in early 2007 using a portable mill."

FALL 2007 CFR NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
The current issue of the CFR News is available on line at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/CFRNL/06-fall.pdf.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Recent media coverage included a Seattle PI story, with a quote by Susan Bolton, "Scientists fear for the health of Puget Sound" ; a Cleveland Plain Dealer story, "Apples through the ages," on the recent book co-authored by David Mabberley, see ; a Daily Olympian story, "Reshape development around surprise pines," featuring Affiliate faculty Kenelm Russell; and another story on SR 520, with a quote by David Mabberley, "Dispute over 520 design: neighborhood vs. nature?"

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KUDOS
Kudos to John A. Wott, who was recently honored by the board of the International Plant Propagators' Society, Inc. (IPPS). John completed 20 years as the international secretary-treasurer of the society, handling the overall membership information and finances of the organization. He was honored during the recent Scandinavian IPPS tour at a presentation in Droebak, Norway.

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://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 20, 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.

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.

SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER ARBORETUM WALK UWBG,WPA 1 PM
Free weekend walk at Washington Park Arboretum departs from the Graham Visitors Center. See
http://depts.washington.edu/wpa/adulttours.htm.

MONDAY, 6 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
"Caspian Terns from Seattle to Sinaloa: Insights from satellites, students, and searching the field," David Craig, Willamette University.

TUESDAY, 7 NOVEMBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"What's Trust Got to Do with It? Practical realities of public sector progress," Joan M. Lee, Snohomish County Public Works.

TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER PROVOST TOWN MEETING KANE 120 3-4 PM
Provost Wise will take questions and report on initiatives from her first year, including an update on innovations in the organization of information systems and management, the recent Husky Promise and Students First initiatives, and the College and School Organization Committee. The Town meeting will also be available via streaming video on UWIN.

TUESDAY, 7 NOVEMBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHY-ASTR A102 4 PM
"When Top-Down becomes Bottom-Up: The topsy turvy world of predator-free islets in Lago Guri, Venezuela," John Terborgh, Duke University.

TUESDAY, 7 MOVEMBER WALKER-AMES LECTURE KANE 120 6:30 PM
"Design on the Edge: Climate change, posterity, and the design professions," David Orr, Oberlin College. See http://www.grad.washington.edu/lectures/schedule.htm.

WEDNESDAY, 8 NOVEMBER EHUF GRADUATE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"Salamanders and Sustainability: Conserving an endangered species in a rapidly suburbanizing landscape," Dave Stokes, UW Bothell.

WEDNESDAY, 8 NOVEMBER FOSEP DISCUSSION 5:30-6:30 PM HLTH SCI T478
Forum on Science Ethics and Policy Discussion Group, ""Communicating Science to the Public," Dennis Schatz, Pacific Science Center and Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER). See http://www.fosep.org/index.html.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 8-10 NOVEMBER AWMA CONFERENCE VICTORIA, BC, CANADA
Air & Waste Management Association's Pacific Northwest International Section Conference, "Healthy Communities: Using science-based solutions." See http://www.pnwis.org/PNWIS2006/default.htm.

THURSDAY, 9 NOVEMBER CIG SEMINAR LISA LI BLDG 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Weekly Seminars, "Changes in Forest Fire Intensity and Climate Change," Anthony Westerling, University of California, Merced. See http://www.cses.washington.edu/cig/outreach/seminars.shtml.

THURSDAY, 9 NOVEMBER DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES SERIES UWBG,NHS 2-5 PM
"Sustainable Urban Ecosystems: Human dimensions and managment." RSVP at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/denmanaut06.htm.

THURSDAY, 9 NOVEMBER SAFS LECTURE FISHERY SCI 4 PM
Young Investigators in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Lecture Series, "Climate Change and the Ecology of Rocky Shores," Chris Harley, UBC. See http://www.fish.washington.edu/seminars.

THURSDAY, 9 NOVEMBER AK CONSERVATION LECTURE MOUNTAINEERS 6:30 PM
Alaska Conservation Lecture Series, "Tongass and Chugach National Forests," David Harsila, AK Independent Fisherman's Marketing Assoc., Tim Bristol, Trout Unlimited, and Amy Gulick, photographer. See http://www.mountaineers.org/conservation/conservation.html#alaska.

FRIDAY, 10 NOVEMBER BIOREGION CURRICULUM WKSHP TACOMA, WA 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Workshop on Curriculum for the Bioregion, "Teaching for a Sustainable Future," Evergreen State College Tacoma campus. See http://www.evergreen.edu/washcenter/home.asp.

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COLLEGE WILL MISS KEVIN ZOBRIST
RTI staff member Kevin Zobrist's last day at the College will be November 17th. Kevin writes, "It was a difficult decision to leave a position that I have thoroughly enjoyed, and I will greatly miss working with all of you, which has been both a pleasure and a privilege. But in light of my health, etc., I felt I could no longer weather the funding uncertainties and I was offered a wonderful opportunity to pursue something different. The new position that I have accepted is with the accounting firm Moss Adams. I will be doing consulting work for them, specializing in research and development tax credits. It is an opportunity to combine my science and finance background, and I am excited to pursue this. It is my sincere hope to stay in touch with all of you and hear reports of your exploits. Please do not hesitate to call or email me at home, 425-353-3956 or kevin@zobnet.net.

MOU SIGNED WITH UBC
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the College and the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Forestry on October 20th for the establishment of a cooperative program of academic and scientific exchange. The two parties believe that expanded collaboration will be of mutual benefit and the agreement will facilitate joint research and meetings for research involving scholars, both in British Columbia, Canada and in Washington; the exchange of invitations to professors and scholars for lectures, talks, and sharing of experience; the exchange of invitations to scholars to participate in conferences, colloquia, and symposia; the exchange of faculty members and students for study and research; and the exchange of publications, data, scientific materials, and other information.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS, OCTOBER 2006
"River Food Web Response to Riparian Zone Management"; PI: John Calhoun; sponsor: USDA Forest Service
"Ecological Combining Ability and Productivity Advantage in Stratified Mixtures of Red Alder and Sitka Spruce"; PI: John Calhoun; sponsor: USDA Forest Service
"Habitat Influences on Northern Flying Squirrel Abundance and Distribution"; PI: David Ford; sponsor: USDA Forest Service
"Landscape Management System (LMS) for DNR"; PI: Bruce Lippke; sponsor: WA Department of Natural Resources
"Forest Products Trade Between Japan and China and Its Effect on Alaska"; PI: Joe Roos; sponsor: USDA Forest Service

NEON RELEASES FINAL VERSIONS OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE/EDUCATON PLAN AND RFI
The final versions of NEON's Integrated Science and Education Plan and Request for Information are now available on the NEON, Inc web site at http://www.neoninc.org/. Writes Jerry Franklin, "All potentially interested faculty should take a look at what NEON is going to consist of and what kind of information is being solicited. There probably won't be any subsequent RFP (Request for Proposal) issued for NEON; consequently participating in a response to the RFI likely is important to further involvement in the NEON program. I expect to help prepare a response to the RFI proposing UW's Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility as the wildland core site for the PNW Domain. I will also be participating in discussions about use of redeployable towers/sensors and mobile laboratories to address land use and environmental gradients; such gradient applications have to involve collaboration with several other domains. Dr. Rick Meinzer of the Forest Service may also be a leader in a proposal for an experimental manipulation of water supply
(additions/depletions) at Wind River (fmeinzer@fs.fed.us)."

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR UW DISTINGUISHED STAFF AWARD
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 the performance of job duties and 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 a nomination 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, 2006. For more information see http://www.washington.edu/president/evp/dsa/.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Media coverage of the College this week included a University Week story on the College new faculty bus tour; see "A sea change in Forestry as seven faculty retire, nine new ones arrive," a Seattle PI story on the SR 520 proposals and their potential effects on the Washington Park Arboretum, with a quote by UWBG Director David Mabberley; see "Tranquil Arboretum caught in 520 storm," and a Tacoma News Tribune piece featuring the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest; see "Native Plant Society focusing on sustainable forestry."

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KUDOS
Kudos to the staff of the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest for completing another "Adopt-a-Highway" litter cleanup. The staff collected 35 bags of trash and another 10 bags of recyclables. This is the tenth year the staff has been involved in the program.
Kudos to Research Associate Zareen Khan who was selected to present her research on the endophyte-assisted phytoremediation of Trichloroethylene at the recent 2nd Annual UWPA Postdoctoral Research Symposium. See symposium agenda. Following the symposium, she received an award for best presentation, with emphasis on successfully communicating her work to a broad audience.

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://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm