October 2002

The Straight Grain
Volume 14, Issue 1

Table of Contents
Calendar
Kudos
The Sustainability Corner
Long Time Arboretum/University Volunteer Dies
Found in Winkenwerder
CFR Showcase Nov. 1
Wind River Canopy Crane
Upcoming Outreach Events
Upcoming CUH Outreach Events
Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain


*****CALENDAR*****

10-31-2002 The ENTIRE CFR community is invited to the SPOOKY SOCIAL
in Mary Gates Hall commons from 10-2. We will be featuring
our undergraduate majors and graduate programs for all of the
UW to see. Help is needed, so please volunteer!

11-1-2002 CFR Fall Research Showcase, Topic: Paper Science &
Engineering, 3PM - 5PM, UW Faculty Club Conference Room
Information: hodgson@u.washington.edu

11-1-2002 CFR Alumni Association 2002 Annual Banquet, Social - 5pm to
6:30pm, Dinner - 6:30pm to 9pm at the UW Faculty Club
RSVP to Adam Nance at byron@u.washington.edu

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

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

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

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


*****Kudos*****

Kudos to Linda Hegrenes and Jeff Aken for recruiting for our graduate
programs at Evergreen State College Graduate School Fair on the 23rd of
October. They drove down for the day to talk to potential students about
our fabulous grad programs! It was much appreciated!

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

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


*****Long Time Arboretum/University Volunteer Dies*****

On Wednesday, October 16th, Jeannine Curry, 81, one of our long-time
volunteers passed away. Jeannine was an avid gardener as well as astute
plantswoman. Born in France, she was a member of the French army
(decorated) and during World War II, met her future husband Colonel James
Curry. She maintained her wonderful French accent and continued to
translate many documents between French and English, often for famous
people. She was involved in the Arboretum Foundation for over 35 years, the
Seattle Garden Club and the Lake Washington Garden Clubs. She worked at
many, many Arboretum plant sales, and gave hundreds of tours to adults as
well as children. Until recently, her pace was faster than those several
generations younger. Jeannine was one of the original Arboretum volunteer
receptionists, and in fact, worked the reception desk the Thursday before
her death. She often "checked us into our offices in the morning". She is
survived by her 4 children and numerous grand children. In 1997, she was
awarded the Brian O. Mulligan CUH/Arboretum Volunteer award, and later that
spring was hononed as a special University of Washington Volunteer by
President McCormick in the Walker Ames Room. There was a Memorial for her
on Sunday, October 20th, at the Graham Visitors Center. The French
government sent a representative to express condolences to the family.


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

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


*****CFR Showcase November 1*****

CFR Showcase November 1, 2002

The Paper Science and Engineering program will be the focus of this year's
CFR Showcase. The event will take place at the UW Faculty Club's
conference room (lower level) from 3:30PM to 5:15PM. The UW community is
invited to join CFR alums as they learn about the research, teaching and
outreach that takes place through the PSE program. The Showcase will
include a presentation by the newly appointed Director of the Washington
Pulp and Paper Foundation, Dr John Hanby. PSE faculty will provide
information on their research and PSE students will act as ambassadors for
the event. The annual social and CFRAA Awards Banquet (RSVP required) will
follow the Showcase with guest speaker Paul Boardman from the Center for
International Trade in Forest Resources.
For more information contact Dr. Kevin Hodgson, hodgson@u.washington.edu


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

Educational visits: As part of the canopy crane educational program we host
many higher education groups but also participate in the environmental
education of the younger sector, at the high school level. As part of this
outreach, David Shaw makes a classroom visit prior to the class coming to
the crane site. This is particularly helpful in focusing on the subject
matter that the class may be interested in or studying. And also to prepare
the group for what they will encounter while at the canopy crane facility.

This week we host The Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental
Education (CASSEE) this is a unique program developed by the Battle Ground
Public School system, in which the facility is 80 acres of class room, a
technology center, science lab, 40 acres of timber, nature trails, organic
gardens, a creek and wildlife habitat.
Once a year we have them out to our “old growth classroom”.


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

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


*****Upcopming CUH Outreach Events*****

The Art and Science of Transplanting
October 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Washington Park Arboretum. This class
will mix lectures and field demonstrations with Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott
speaking on the science behind transplanting, arboretum staff demonstrating
proper techniques for transplanting bare-root, B and B, and container-grown
trees. Olympic Trees owner Todd Holmes will demonstrate the issues around
transplanting a 30-foot ginkgo tree with his 90-inch tree spade. Cost is $55
which includes lunch. Call Jean Robins at 685-8033 to register.

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


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

Send 'em to byron@u.washington.edu

Yes, it really is THAT EASY!

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 13, Issue 4

Table of Contents
Calendar
Kudos
The Sustainability Corner
News From Your CFR Health and Safety Committee
CUH Outreach Events
CFR Showcase
Wind River Canopy Crane
Upcoming Outreach Events
Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain


*****CALENDAR*****

10-23-2002 Dr. Linda McMahon, "A New Focus on Ecosystem Gardening."
This will be at the Douglas Research Conservatory Classroom
at 3 pm.

10-24-2002 John Shipman will lead a Staff Tech Training in Excel.
8:30 AM in Bloedel 261.

10-19&26-2002 Native Plants & People Educator Workshop at the
Arboretum, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Graham Visitors Center,
Washington Park Arboretum
Information: call Monica Ravin at (206) 543-8801

11-1-2002 CFR Fall Research Showcase, Topic: Paper Science &
Engineering, 3PM - 5PM, UW Faculty Club Conference Room
Information: hodgson@u.washington.edu

11-1-2002 CFR Alumni Association 2002 Annual Banquet, Social - 5pm to
6:30pm, Dinner - 6:30pm to 9pm at the UW Faculty Club
RSVP to Adam Nance at byron@u.washington.edu

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

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

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

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


*****Kudos*****

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


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

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


*****NEWS FROM YOUR CFR HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE*****

http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/Organization/committees/ComteSafety.html

The CFR H&S Committee is one of the standing committees of the CFR.
The committee meets monthly except during summer quarter. Its members and
activities are guided by UW policies and customized to the needs of our
College. Its mission is: Recommend action to the Dean of the College of
Forest Resources to resolve health and safety concerns presented to the
committee by employees of the College of Forest Resources or other sources.
Please visit the web page above for further details. The H&S
Committee will provide news and helpful information in future issues of the
Straight Grain. To contact the committee with questions or comments, please
contact Art Breitsprecher (Chair) at 3-1465 or email: artb@u.washington.edu


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

Who's Who of Beneficial Insects
October 22, 9 a.m. to noon in NHS Hall, CUH. Sharon Collman, IPM Outreach
Coordinator for EPA Region 10, will teach how to identify and manage the
good bugs in the garden. Cost is $35. Call Jean Robins at 685-8033 to
register.

Fall Perennial Care
October 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Douglas Classroom, CUH. Barbara Flynn, Master
Gardener and recent contributor to Pacific Horticulture magazine, will speak
on how to manage perennials to ensure a healthy bloom next season. Cost is
$10. Call Jean Robins at 685-8033 to register.

The Art and Science of Transplanting
October 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Washington Park Arboretum. This class
will mix lectures and field demonstrations with Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott
speaking on the science behind transplanting, arboretum staff demonstrating
proper techniques for transplanting bare-root, B and B, and container-grown
trees. Olympic Trees owner Todd Holmes will demonstrate the issues around
transplanting a 30-foot ginkgo tree with his 90-inch tree spade. Cost is $55
which includes lunch. Call Jean Robins at 685-8033 to register.


*****CFR Showcase November 1*****

CFR Showcase November 1, 2002

The Paper Science and Engineering program will be the focus of this year's
CFR Showcase. The event will take place at the UW Faculty Club's
conference room (lower level) from 3:30PM to 5:15PM. The UW community is
invited to join CFR alums as they learn about the research, teaching and
outreach that takes place through the PSE program. The Showcase will
include a presentation by the newly appointed Director of the Washington
Pulp and Paper Foundation, Dr John Hanby. PSE faculty will provide
information on their research and PSE students will act as ambassadors for
the event. The annual social and CFRAA Awards Banquet (RSVP required) will
follow the Showcase with guest speaker Paul Boardman from the Center for
International Trade in Forest Resources.
For more information contact Dr. Kevin Hodgson, hodgson@u.washington.edu


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

New publications:
Hydraulic redistribution of soil water during summer drought in two
contrasting Pacific Northwest coniferous forests
J.Renee Brooks, Frederick C. Meinzer, Rob Coulombe & Jillian Gregg

Tree Physiology 22, 1107-1117

WRCCRF educational visits:
This week we hosted quite a diverse set of visitors.
Clark Community College in Vancouver brought out a general forestry class.
This class was unique as a requirement for enrollment is you must be a
senior citizen. After viewing the crane in action they proceeded to the
nearby arboretum and had a great day in the woods.

Next visitors were from Department of Ecology Youth Corp. Following this
was several foresters from Simpson Timber Co. who also paid a visit to the
arboretum and surrounding area.

Last but certainly not least we host our annual visit from Linda Brubaker
ESC 501 class.


*****UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS*****

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


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

Send 'em to byron@u.washington.edu

Yes, it really is THAT EASY!

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 13, Issue 3

Table of Contents
Calendar
Kudos
The Sustainability Corner
Salmon BBQ
CFR Showcase
Wind River Canopy Crane
Upcoming Outreach Events
Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain


*****CALENDAR*****

10-15-2002 All College Faculty Meeting 3:30-5:00 in the Forest Club Room

10-16-2002 Chuck Pettis will speak on
"Designing With Nature: Earth Sanctuary's 500-Year Plan."
It will be in the Douglas Classroom, 3 pm.

10-19&26-2002 Native Plants & People Educator Workshop at the
Arboretum, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Graham Visitors Center,
Washington Park Arboretum
Information: call Monica Ravin at (206) 543-8801

11-1-2002 CFR Fall Research Showcase, Topic: Paper Science &
Engineering, 3PM - 5PM, UW Faculty Club Conference Room
Information: hodgson@u.washington.edu

11-1-2002 CFR Alumni Association 2002 Annual Banquet, Social - 5pm to
6:30pm, Dinner - 6:30pm to 9pm at the UW Faculty Club
Reservations: byron@u.washington.edu

11-18-2002 Denman forestry issues series 1:00-4:00pm @ NHS Hall
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/DenmanFIS.htm


*****Kudos*****

Kudos to the Rural Technology Initiative for winning the National "NIPF
Education" Award for 2002. This award is presented by the National
Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges and the National
Woodland Owners Association to the education institution selected for having
delivered the most effective education program benefiting non-industrial
private forest landowners.


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

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

Kudos to the Dean for dedicating extra monies for the CFR Salmon BBQ so
that we could purchase troll caught wild Chinook salmon and kudos to Phil
Hurvitz, Luke Rogers and Matthew McLaughlin for taking the time to
fillet and portion the fish! In the past few years, the College has
purchased frozen, filleted, and portioned farm raised Atlantic salmon.
This farm raised fish has many environmentally damaging side effects
including pollution of local waters and competition with native salmon
runs. For more information about sustainable seafood see Seafood WATCH
at http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp


*****Salmon Barbeque*****

The Umpteenth Annual Salmon Barbeque took place in the courtyard on
Friday. Based on the level of participation, I would say this is the most
successful one since I have been in CFR. Major thanks have to go to Phil
Hurvitz and Luke Rogers for their excellent salmon (particularly since
they took on the task of filleting whole fish, so that we could "walk the
talk" and use the sustainable wild Pacific salmon fishery).

Special thanks also to the following people for helping with set-up,
logistics, and the myriad of details that made it a great party: Greg
Brazil, Adam Nance, Art Breitsprecher, John Perez-Garcia, Bruce Lippke,
Duane Emmons, Tom Mentele. For help with clean-up, I want to specially
recognize Mark Swanson, John Garth, and two students whose names I do not
know (but you know who you are!)

-Sally


*****CFR Showcase November 1*****

CFR Showcase November 1, 2002

The Paper Science and Engineering program will be the focus of this year's
CFR Showcase. The event will take place at the UW Faculty Club's
conference room (lower level) from 3:30PM to 5:15PM. The UW community is
invited to join CFR alums as they learn about the research, teaching and
outreach that takes place through the PSE program. The Showcase will
include a presentation by the newly appointed Director of the Washington
Pulp and Paper Foundation, Dr John Hanby. PSE faculty will provide
information on their research and PSE students will act as ambassadors for
the event. The annual social and CFRAA Awards Banquet (RSVP required) will
follow the Showcase with guest speaker Paul Boardman from the Center for
International Trade in Forest Resources.
For more information contact Dr. Kevin Hodgson, hodgson@u.washington.edu


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

Did you see the Modern Marvels/Cranes?
They pulled a fast one and moved it back an hour but it was well worth
staying up for. Good coverage!

‘Lift me up’
This week our educational program hosted a class from the North Cascades
Institute based out of Sedro-Woolley. The class was led by the talented big
tree man himself- Bob Van Pelt. Thanks Bob!

Announcing Publication of, "The Global Canopy Handbook: Techniques of
Access and Study in the Forest Roof" published by the Global Canopy
Programme and The Rufford Foundation, Oxford England. (2002, 248 pages,
edited by A.W. Mitchell, K. Secoy, and T. Jackson)

This new book is on the cutting edge of forest science, to quote E.O.
Wilson (in a reply to the lead editor): "Thank you immensely for the
copy of The Global Canopy Handbook. I was stunned! This is surely one of
the most exciting and heuristic books on ecology in the past several
decades. The progress in canopy research in the past 20 years,
especially in methodology, is quite extraordinary, and I realize how
much of it I had missed."

In this book, find 3 chapters by David Shaw:

* Wind River Canopy Crane, USA.

* Sampling birds in the forest canopy using a canopy crane.

* with Roger Kitching: Volunteers: Their use and management.

Get them while they are hot: http://www.globalcanopy.org
Send $30.00 US:
ICAN-Global Canopy Program
Halifax House
University of Oxford
6/8 South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3UB
United Kingdom


*****UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS*****

11-18-2002 Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Sustainability in Natural
Resources Management" 1PM - 4PM, CUH NHS Hall
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/DenmanFIS.htm


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

Send 'em to byron@u.washington.edu

Yes, it really is THAT EASY!

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



The Straight Grain
Volume 13, Issue 2

Table of Contents
Calendar
Hey! I Know that Crane!
Admin Proceedures Meeting
What should I do with these extra textbooks?
Upcoming Outreach Events
Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain


*****CALENDAR*****

10-08-2002 Premiering Oct. 8 on the History Channel
Modern Marvels series "Cranes"
Premiers: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10 to 11 p.m.
Also airs: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2 to 3 p.m.
More info below.

10-09-2002 Sarah Spear Cooke will be talking about
"Wetland Mitigation contingency- 10 years of lessons learned"
on Wednesday, October 9th, at 3:00 in the Douglas Research
Conservatory classroom.


10-10-2002 Admin Proceedures meeting 8:30-9:30 in 261 Bloedel.
Details below.

10-11-2002 CFR Salmon BBQ at 4:00pm in the courtyard.

11-01-2002 CFR Alumni Association meeting and banquet.


*****Hey! I know that Crane!*****

Premiering Oct. 8 on the History Channel
Modern Marvels series "Cranes"
Premiers: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10 to 11 p.m.
Also airs: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2 to 3 p.m.
(It's best to double check the date and time using your local listings)
One of the most useful machines ever created, the crane is a simple but
important combination of the pulley and the lever. Though cranes have been
helping us build civilization from at least the time of the Egyptian
pyramids, the modern steel-framed construction cranes are a relatively
recent development. Put on your work boots as we ride through the history of
cranes from ancient days to skyscraper construction sites, ocean-freighter
docks, the International Space Station and an old-growth forest. This show
is part of the long-running Modern Marvels series. -- At the Wind River
Canopy Crane with Rich Meinzer, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station,
Jerry Franklin, University of Washington professor of forest resources, and
Mark Creighton, crane operator.


*****Admin Procedures Meeting*****

***MARK YOUR CALENDAR***

Thurs, 10/10, 8:30-9:30 in 261 Bloedel: John Shipman will introduce a
program he has been building to allow web access to FIN data, so that
faculty/staff can check budget data without the C&C secret decoder ring.
Your input will help in this development, which may ultimately have
campus-wide applications. (We'll touch on other topics, too, so BE THERE!
Remember to bring a sweater or a hot drink: it's cold in there!)


*****What should I do with these extra textbooks?*****

Publishers have once again started sending faculty sample textbooks. If
you receive new textbooks you don't want --or even if you have an office
full of books and journals you feel you could now do without-- please
contact Lynn (lcatlett@u, 3-2740). They would be appreciated by tribal
schools, which enjoy even fewer resources than most public schools.


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

Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility

Research: A new research project started last week at the crane site.

What: Development of a novel method for assessing stand-level herbivory in
forests: Using the International Canopy Crane Network. This project is being
funded through the Global Canopy Programme, Oxford, UK. This study will
take place in Wash., Florida, Panama, and Australia. Project PI’s are Dr.
David Shaw Research Manager at Wind River Canopy Crane, Dr. Kristina Ernst,
Associate Professor Central Washington University, Dr. Margaret Lowman,
Executive Director Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and Dr. Bruce Rinker,
Director Center for Canopy Ecology Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

Visitors: Professor Jerry Franklin is hosting a visit this week from John
Laurence, Program Manager of Ecosystems Processes USDA FS PNW Research
Station, Tom Fontaine Director of Western Ecology Division of ORD, NHEERL,
EPA and Ronald Kirby, Director of Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science
Center, US Geological Survey. The group will get a lift in the gondola to
see first hand how researchers can gain access to various tree heights and
locations using the canopy crane. They will learn about the many projects
taking place at the crane site and in the Wind River Experimental Forest.


Publications: (you may recognize some of the authors)

1. Ecophysiology: The Relationship between tree height and leaf area:
sapwood area ratio. N. McDowell, H. Barnard, B.J. Bond, T. Hinckley, H.
Ishii, et al.
(released online May 1, 2002)
2. Tree Physiology: 22 763-774: An investigation of hydraulic limitation and
compensation in large old Douglas-fir trees. Nate McDowell, Nathan
Phillips, Claire Lunch, Barbara J. Bond, and Michael G. Ryan.
3. Global Canopy Handbook: Produced by the Global Canopy Programme Oxford,
UK.
4. Conserving Forest Biodiversity, A Comprehensive Multiscaled Approach:
David B. Lindenmayer and Jerry F. Franklin
5. Canadian Journal of Botany, Ishii, H., Ford, E.D., and Dinnie, C.E.
(2002?The role of epicormic branching in maintaining foliage in old
Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas-fir) trees II. Basal reiteration from older
branch axes.
Canadian Journal of Botany. 80: 916-926.


Educational Lifts: for week of 9/30-10/4

Twice per school year we host the advanced biology class from our local high
school as an effort to connect with our community and help educate the youth
in environmental sciences. This week’s class had 21 students, the new
biology teacher and the new vice principle from Stevenson High.
The Canopy Crane educational program also hosts educators as well as classes
from various colleges and institutes. This week we will be visited by a
group called “Teachers in The Woods” led by Andy Muldenke, OSU, followed by
a class from Reed College led by David Dalton.

Research:

Kudos to Mark Swanson who led the effort to install a chronosequence of
forest composition and structure plots (permanent sample plots) in the
Wind River Experimental Forest of the southern Gifford Pinchot National
Forest. This summer, Mark and his crew completed a plot system in 1845
AD age class forests of the Panther Creek Divison of the WREF, as well
as in the 1902 AD Yacolt Burn region of the Trout Creek Hill Division of the
WREF. In addition, braving yellow jackets and remote and arduous terrain,
he and his crew began establishment of another plot system in 1902 AD north
slope forests where legacy trees are abundant.

Tisha Marosi, Program on the Environment (POE) student intern, completed
field work on her project, “Study of spatial ecology of western hemlock
dwarf mistletoe”. David Ford is her faculty advisory, David Shaw is her
internship supervisor, and Mark Swanson was her mentor and field companion.
Tisha, Mark and Dave S. surveyed the entire Panther Creek Division of the
Wind River Experimental Forest for hemlock dwarf mistletoe. This 157 year
old forest encompasses one entire watershed. We found the mistletoe only in
two small areas associated with legacy trees in valley bottom forests that
presumably did not burn completely. This is part of a broader study to
determine how hemlock dwarf mistletoe persists in a region where its primary
host is a secondary successional species.

*****UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS*****

10-19 & 26-2002 Native Plants & People Educator Workshop at the
Arboretum, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park
Arboretum
Information: call Monica Ravin at (206) 543-8801

11-1-2002 CFR Fall Research Showcase, Topic: Paper Science &
Engineering, 3PM - 5PM, UW Faculty Club Conference Room
Information: cfrevent@u.washington.edu

11-1-2002 CFR Alumni Association 2002 Annual Banquet, Social - 5pm to
6:30pm, Dinner - 6:30pm to 9pm at the UW Faculty Club
Reservations: 206-543-3839

11-18-2002 Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Sustainability in Natural
Resources Management" 1PM - 4PM, CUH NHS Hall
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/DenmanFIS.htm


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

Send 'em to byron@u.washington.edu

Yes, it really is THAT EASY!

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


cfr.washington.edu