October 2003

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events.
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EVENTS
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THURSDAY, 6 NOVEMBER
MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT
ODEGAARD UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY
The UW College of Forest Resources is proud to sponsor the UW showing of the multimedia exhibit, The Vanishing Logger, and an accompanying public lecture series on the changing nature and future promise of forest resources.

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

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


THURSDAY, 6 NOVEMBER,
LECTURE
" Stewards of a Third Creation: Reflections on the 'Vanishing Logger'," lecture by Dr. Robert Lee, UW College of Forest Resources, 220 Odegaard Undergraduate Library, 7:30 p.m., reception to follow.


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


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


FRIDAY, 14 NOVEMBER
STUDENT SOCIAL
The first "DEAD ELK" social of the year will take place in the Forest Club Room at 5 p.m. As in previous years, students with posters are highly encouraged to bring them along to display and discuss with your fellow grads. Poster set-up will start about 4:45 pm. Faculty, friends, and significant others are welcome!


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


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


FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
EVENT
Annual CFR Holiday Party
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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**HUSKY FOOTBALL GAME THIS SATURDAY: NO PARKING IN C-10**
This weekend is another home game. Please remove all private and state-owned vehicles from the C-10 lot by 6 a.m. Saturday morning or you will be towed.

**NEW MAIL BOX LAYOUT IN ANDERSON HALL**
As reminder, please note the mailboxes in the Anderson Hall mailroom, room 29, have been *REASSIGNED*. Make sure you are placing correspondence in the correct box.

**LOST & FOUND**
An amethyst stud earring was found. Show Lynn Catlett its twin to claim in 104 Wink.

**POSTING NOTICES IN WINK? READ ON!**
Please use the existing bulletin boards, clip board and windows BESIDE the exterior doors to post seminar and course fliers. Any postings found stuck to the doors themselves, walls, or other surfaces will be removed. For extra citizenship credit, please remove your announcement after the event has occurred.


**NEED MEETING SPACE??**
RESERVE THE FOREST CLUB ROOM & ANDERSON HALL, ROOM 22
To schedule the Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall, room #207 and Anderson Hall, room #22 check availability at the following link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Facilities/index.html. Reservation requests should be sent to Greg Brazil at glbrazil@u.washington.edu. BE SURE TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE POLICIES REGARDING THE USE OF THESE ROOMS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE POLICIES WILL RESULT IN REVOCATION OF USE PRIVILEGES.


**DEAN'S OFFICE INVITES ALL FACULTY AND STAFF TO THE 2003 CFRAA ANNUAL MEETING AND BANQUET** The 2003 annual College of Forest Resources Alumni Association meeting and banquet is Friday, November 7th. The afternoon program is a research showcase focusing on work currently being done in CFR's Urban Ecology program. The showcase begins at 2 p.m. in the Forest Club Room. All are welcome to attend.

CFR alumni value opportunities for continued association and interaction with members of the College. Alumni support is critical to the success of the College and faculty/staff participation in fostering this environment of interaction and opportunity for lifelong learning is greatly appreciated.

Faculty and staff are also invited to be guests of the Dean's Office at the annual alumni banquet, which begins with a no-host social from 5-7 p.m., at the Faculty Club. Dinner is at 7 p.m., and will be followed with a program featuring speakers John and Amy Osaki who will discuss "Hiking the Magnificent Mountains of Europe". Also included are presentations to honorary and honored alumni. Additional information may be found at: http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/2003cfraabqt.html.
RSVP to Adam Nance at byron@u.washington.edu. Reservations must be made no later than 5 p.m. on November 3rd.

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CENTER NEWS
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**RTI UTILIZES EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER EDUCATION**
On October 22, 2003, Larry Mason, Rural Technology Initiative Project Coordinator, presented results of a recently completed RTI investigation of forest fire risk and opportunities for fuels reduction treatments in eastern Washington and Oregon to ecology and silviculture students at WSU. This presentation was recorded in "streaming video", an emerging distance-education delivery technology, that is being developed by RTI for use at UW and WSU. This presentation, entitled Fuel Removal Project
Strategies: Design, Layout, and Administration, as well as other RTI streaming video presentations are available for viewing on the RTI web site at http://www.ruraltech.org/video/index.asp

**ARBORETUM HIRES GARDENER II**
The second of two Gardener II positions at WPA has been filled by Ryan Garrison. Ryan hails from Michigan and holds an undergraduate degree in horticulture from Michigan State University. Now that the WPA horticulture staff is back to its full-compliment of Gardener II's, we all expect Master Plan implementation to be completed by the end of the year. ;-)

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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**LATEST DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES SERIES EVENT FEATURED IN OP-ED** http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/146021_forest30.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 24
In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Seminars
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events.
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EVENTS
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MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, 27-29 OCTOBER
CONFERENCE
Brownfields Conference, Portland, Oregon
An EPA-sponsored conference on brownfields. Topics will include remediation technologies, legal liability, land conservation and land use planning, environmental justice, and tribal programs. See http://www.brownfields2003.org/index.aspx for more information

THURSDAY, 30 OCTOBER
LECTURE
" Using science to inform decisions under the Endangered Species Act: examples from recovery planning," Dr. Mary Ruckelshaus, Team Leader of the Salmon Risk
Evaluation Group, Conservation Biology Division of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. The lecture is at 11:00 a.m. in the NWFSC Auditorium.

THURSDAY, 6 NOVEMBER
MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT
ODEGAARD UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY
The UW College of Forest Resources is proud to sponsor the UW showing of the multimedia exhibit, The Vanishing Logger, and an accompanying public lecture series on the changing nature and future promise of forest resources.

Produced by the Easter sisters, photographer Cheryle and writer Char, the work documents in their words "where the logger stands after a century of attitudes and landscapes in flux and explores what they face today. Told in their images and words, this is a testimonial to the iconic saw men and women of the timber industry the loggers story." The Easters were raised in a small logging community in south-western Washington and want to bring together urban and rural communities through art and storytelling. Their work presents a community culturally distinct from much of the Northwest's population. Through photographs, texts, and audio, it documents a profession "that today offers fewer and fewer opportunities for employment, despite once nourishing communities and families for generations."

The Vanishing Logger is presented in affiliation with The Polson Museum, Allied Arts Foundation, Seattle, and by a grant from the Washington Commission for the Humanities.

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

THURSDAY, 6 NOVEMBER,
LECTURE
" Stewards of a Third Creation: Reflections on the 'Vanishing Logger'," lecture by Dr. Robert Lee, UW College of Forest Resources, 220 Odegaard Undergraduate Library, 7:30 p.m., reception to follow.

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
EVENT
Annual CFR Holiday Party
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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**TUESDAY'S FACULTY MEETING AGENDA AVAILABLE ONLINE**
The agenda included votes on the divisional and administrative structures in the College, PMT processes, processes for electing faculty chair and vice-chair. In addition, there was a vote adjusting the phrasing of the curriculum proposal currently before the Faculty Committee on Academic Standards. To view the meeting minutes go to http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/committees/minutes/All_College_Facult
y_Meetings/Minutes%20of%20CFR%20All-College%20102103.htm

**NO DOGS ALLOWED ON CENTRAL CAMPUS CFR GROUNDS**
FOR THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY THE AFOREMENTIONED WILL BE ENFORCED:

WAC 478-124-080 Animal control policy -- Animal control. (1) All
animals brought onto university property shall be subject to license and leash laws of the city of Seattle.
(2) In addition to the license and leash laws of the city of Seattle, the following rules shall apply:
(a) No live animals shall be allowed in any university-operated building or in any area used for the conduct of food service operations: Provided, That guide dogs accompanying sightless persons may be permitted in academic, administrative, and dining areas; and Provided further, That the recognized university mascot, properly leashed, may be permitted at appropriate student body assemblages in auditoria, ballrooms, dining areas, and at athletic events.
(b) No animal shall be permitted to run at large on university property. Animals that are tethered in the absence of the owner shall not be considered to be under direct control but, rather, to be running at large.
(c) No animal shall be permitted to enter any pond, fountain, or stream located on university property.
(d) No animal which emits frequent or long-continued noise so as to disturb or disrupt normal administrative or academic routine shall be permitted on university property.

[Order 73-7, 478-124-080, filed 8/27/73.]

**NEED MEETING SPACE??**
RESERVE THE FOREST CLUB ROOM & ANDERSON HALL, ROOM 22
To schedule the Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall, room #207 and Anderson Hall, room #22 check availability at the following link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Facilities/index.html. Reservation requests should be sent to Greg Brazil at glbrazil@u.washington.edu. BE SURE TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE POLICIES REGARDING THE USE OF THESE ROOMS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE POLICIES WILL RESULT IN REVOCATION OF USE PRIVILEGES.

**FREE SAFETY CLASSES AVAILABLE**
UW Environmental Health & Safety offers a variety of classes and workshops to enhance our working environment and most of them are FREE. For information on class offerings and registration go to http://www.ehs.washington.edu/training/corsdesc.htm

**DENMAN FAMILY ENDOWS PROFESSORSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE SCIENCES** Dick and Mary Ellen Denman have established another endowed professorship in the College. Their new gift will fund the Denman Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Resource Sciences.

The purpose of this endowment is to enhance the University's ability to attract and retain distinguished faculty in the College who are involved in the research and teaching of sustainable resource sciences dedicated to sustaining the economic, social and ecological values of our world's natural resources.

The Denman Professorship in Sustainable Resource Sciences serves the future of the College of Forest Resources in concert with the Denman Professorship in Paper Science and Engineering, the Denman Endowment for Student Excellence in Forest Resources and the Anson Moody Endowed Scholarship in Pulp and Paper Sciences, via the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation. Together with the Denman Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Resource Sciences these endowments form a strategic infrastructure of support for the future of the College of Forest Resources' students, faculty and programs.

We are deeply indebted to the Denman's for this magnificent gift and their unwavering support.

**RTI & SMC FEATURED IN HARDWOODS NEWSLETTER**
Larry Mason, Project Coordinator for RTI, presented his talk on the changing demand for wood, "Opportunities and Challenges; Promotion of Alder Planting and Management on Commercial Forestlands," at the Western Hardwood Association's Symposium III Review.

Randoll Collier, Research Forester for the Stand Management Cooperative (SMC), also featured in WHA, is working to pool data for the Growth & Yield Model, which is expected to be ready by the end of the year.

More information is available at http://www.westernhardwood.org/.

**VISITORS TO THE CRANE AT WIND RIVER EXPERIENCE AMAZING LIFT** The staff at WRCCRC hosted a group of ecology instructors from the Woodland Park Zoo the week of October 17th. The visitors had an "amazing lift" while there, and had the opportunity to view the wildlife in the natural while visiting. They were very enthusiastic about the visit to the Wind River valley.

The staff also hosted a biochemistry class from WSU - Pullman. The group traveled the long distance to Wind River and experienced the historic PNW house for an overnight stay before visiting the crane facility. They were taken on a guided tour not only in the forest canopy but also in the Research Natural Area for a review of the research taking place at Wind River.

**DEAN'S OFFICE INVITES ALL FACULTY AND STAFF TO THE 2003 CFRAA ANNUAL MEETING AND BANQUET** The 2003 annual College of Forest Resources Alumni Association meeting and banquet is Friday, November 7th. The afternoon program is a research showcase focusing on work currently being done in CFR's Urban Ecology program. The showcase begins at 2 p.m. in the Forest Club Room. All are welcome to attend.

CFR alumni value opportunities for continued association and interaction with members of the College. Alumni support is critical to the success of the College and faculty/staff participation in fostering this environment of interaction and opportunity for lifelong learning is greatly appreciated.

Faculty and staff are also invited to be guests of the Dean's Office at the annual alumni banquet, which begins with a no-host social from 5-7 p.m., at the Faculty Club. Dinner is at 7 p.m., and will be followed with a program featuring speakers John and Amy Osaki who will discuss "Hiking the Magnificent Mountains of Europe". Also included are presentations to honorary and honored alumni. Additional information may be found at: http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/2003cfraabqt.html.

RSVP to Adam Nance at byron@u.washington.edu. Reservations must be made no later than 5 p.m. on November 3rd.
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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
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Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 23
In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Seminars
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/cfrevent/cfrevent.htm for seminars, conferences, and other events.
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EVENTS
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SATURDAY, 17 OCTOBER
OPEN HOUSE
Tour the University of Washington's 274-foot vessel, one of nation's most sophisticated oceanographic ships, learn about deep-sea vents where unusual microorganisms feed off scalding hot water and find out the latest advances for understanding our water planet during the UW School of Oceanography's open house Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start at the Ocean Sciences Building on Portage Bay at the south end of 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. Boat Street to receive a program, then visit displays and hands-on exhibits in a number of oceanography buildings. For more information contact the school at 206-543-5279 or openhouse@ocean.washington.edu or visit http://oceanweb.ocean.washington.edu/openhouse/

MONDAY 20 OCTOBER
MASTERS DEFENSE
" Factors Limiting the Restoration of Nereocystis luetkeana (Mertens) Postels et Ruprecht (Bull Kelp)", Laura Carney. Laura will defend in NHS hall at CUH at noon.

TUESDAY, 21 OCTOBER
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Anderson Hall, Room 22.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, 27-29 OCTOBER
CONFERENCE
Brownfields Conference, Portland, Oregon
An EPA-sponsored conference on brownfields. Topics will include remediation technologies, legal liability, land conservation and land use planning, environmental justice, and tribal programs. See http://www.brownfields2003.org/index.aspx for more information

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

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

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
EVENT
Annual CFR Holiday Party
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
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*RTI AND SMC STAFFERS PRESENT AT ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM**
On October 7, 2003, Larry Mason, Rural Technology Initiative Project Coordinator, delivered a presentation entitled, "Opportunities and Challenges for Red Alder Management on Commercial Forestlands" at the Western Hardwoods Association Annual Symposium . Randy Collier, Database Manager for the Stand Management Cooperative presented an update on SMC assembly of multiownership stand data for use in building a growth and yield model for red alder entitled, "Progress Report on the Development of a Red Alder Database." The meeting was held at the World Forestry Center in Portland, OR.

*URBAN ECOLOGY RECEIVES MORE VISITING SCHOLARS*
Marit Rosol and Julia Weiss, Institute of Geography, Humboldt University, and Sonja Kuebler, Institute for Zoology Systematics, Museum of Natural History, Berlin, join the Urban Ecology program over the next few weeks. Marit and Julia will be visiting until October 19th, and Sonja until October 21st. All three scholars will gave presentations in the Urban Ecology class, Thursday, October 16th, on their research.

*HELPFUL STAFF AND STUDENTS MAKE CFR ANNUAL SALMON BARBEQUE SMASHING SUCCESS*
Due to the efforts of many people, the Salmon Barbeque was a great success. Thanks to: Greg Brazil, Art Breitsprecher, Bob Edmonds, Duane Emmons, Patricia Gomez, Phil Hurvitz, Bruce Lippke, Cara Mathison, Luke Rogers, Matt McLaughlin, Larry Mason, and everyone who brought such great food to share, and of course, Bruce Bare for picking up the tab.

*GET COOL STUFF FOR CHEAP AT SURPLUS!!**
UW Surplus has a FULL warehouse with lots of great deals available this coming Tuesday 10/21/03 at the Public Store... New items for the 10/21/03 Public Store include bicycles, a two-way mirror, VCR's, bulletin and chalk boards, record player, more art prints, vintage wireless microphone, more dishes, and a coffee table plus much, much, more !!

The UW Surplus Property Public Store will be open on:
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Hours: Noon - 6:00PM
Pictures of some of the items for sale at the October 7, 2003 UW Surplus Property Public Store are posted online at http://www.washington.edu/admin/surplus/store.html. Typical items available include (but are not limited to):

-Wood & Metal Desks, Computer Monitors,
-Wood & Metal Tables, Printers,
-File Cabinets, Televisions, Computers,
-Wood & Metal Bookcases, Chairs, Office Supplies

Payment methods include Cash, Money Order, Cashiers Check, &Visa/Mastercard.

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**RTI FIRE PROJECT FEATURED IN UNIVERSITY WEEK AND THE OLYMPIAN** New software weighs costs of thinning against risk of fire. When fires turn eastern Washington and Oregon forests into wastelands, valuable wildlife habitat is lost and it costs between $1,300 and $2,100 per acre in fire-fighting costs, lost buildings, economic suffering by nearby communities and degraded.... Rest of article can be found at http://admin.urel.washington.edu/uweek/archives/issue/uweek_story_small.asp?
Search=Rural+Technology+Initiative&id=1363&paget=searchresults

Read the editorial citing the study at http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20031013/opinion/122947_ARC.shtml

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 22
In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Seminars
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/cfrevent/cfrevent.htm for seminars, conferences, and other events.
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EVENTS
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FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
CFR ANNUAL SALMON BARBEQUE
Please join the faculty, staff, and students in good food and good conversation as we start the academic year. 4:30 p.m. in the courtyard of Anderson Hall.

TUESDAY, 7 OCTOBER
SURPLUS BIKE AUCTION
Preview & Registration is from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The bicycle auction begins at 5:30 p.m. The Bicycle Auction Catalog with pictures can be found online at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/surplus/bikeauction.html
UW Surplus Property Public Store will be open noon - 6:00 p.m. Pictures of some of the items for sale at the October 7, 2003 UW Surplus Property Public Store are posted online at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/surplus/store.html
Payment methods include Cash, Money Order, Cashiers Check, & Visa/MasterCard.

TUESDAY - THURSDAY, 7 - 9 OCTOBER
SYMPOSIUM FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS IN FOREST RESOURCES
STEVENSON, WA
The Pacific Northwest Research Station and Rocky Mountain Research Station (USDA Forest Service) are pleased to announce the 2003 Symposium in Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. The conference will bring together researchers who work on topics of optimization/simulation, management science, and systems analysis applied to forestry problems. Begun in 1975, and held every few years since 1985, this symposium series is a primary international venue for decision science applications in forestry. For 2003, the conference is organized jointly with the Society of American Foresters E-1, E-4, and E-5 working groups and international colleagues. More information at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fia/ear/ssafr/

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 16-17 OCTOBER
CINTRAFOR'S 20th Annual International Forest Products Markets Conference Seattle Marriott Hotel, Sea-Tac The meeting agenda can be viewed at http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/ifpm%202003/IFPM%202003%20Agenda%208
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To register online, go to http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/ifpm%202003/Reg%20Form%20ONLY.pdf

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, 27-29 OCTOBER
CONFERENCE
Brownfields Conference, Portland, Oregon
An EPA-sponsored conference on brownfields. Topics will include remediation technologies, legal liability, land conservation and land use planning, environmental justice, and tribal programs. See http://www.brownfields2003.org/index.aspx for more information

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
EVENT
Annual CFR Holiday Party
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
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**YOUR COMPUTER WILL BE REBOOTED AND YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR UNSAVED DATA STARTING OCTOBER 8TH!!** Here is how to avoid this potentially devastating experience.

CFRIT will begin scanning and deploying the MS03-039 patch on Wednesday, October 8th. There continues to be a large number of computers across the University and within the College that are being infected by the latest computer worms which exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft RPC. The CFRIT team lacks the manpower to visit every vulnerable machine to install patches.

Therefore starting October 8th we will begin a routine of scanning for vulnerable computers and automatically deploying the patch if it is not present. The deployment process will cause the target computer to be rebooted. A warning message will pop up giving 5 minutes warning to save work prior to the reboot. The scanning process will begin at midnight and noon each day and deployments will immediately follow. This will continue every day until new un-patched computers are no longer being regularly detected.

To protect your computer against unwanted reboots by the patch deployment you can install the necessary patch manually.

For more information on the Microsoft RPC vulnerability please visit our "What do I need to know about the Microsoft RPC Vulnerability" page.

**NEW ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP HONORS THE LATE DEAN BETHEL**
The College is pleased to announce the establishment of the James and Marinelle Bethel Endowed Graduate Fellowship. Through the wonderful generosity of Jim and Dorothy Bethel, the unrestricted fellowship will help us recruit and support students in all of our graduate interest areas and help us fulfill our vision of providing world class knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues.

Jim, who teaches civil engineering at Purdue University, is the son of our late dean, Jim Bethel, Sr. This fitting memorial honors the strong research legacy instilled and nurtured by Dean Bethel and, through its unrestricted nature, wisely allows for flexibility and future change. The gift makes Jim and Dorothy Bethel the first new lifetime Dean's Club members since the renewal of our Dean's Club this year.

*URBAN ECOLOGY WELCOMES SCHOLAR**
The Urban Ecology international exchange program welcomes Visiting International Program Scholar (VIPS) Anja Syperek of Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Anja will be completing her master's research and dissertation in her six-month stay in the U.S. She will be studying invasive plant species and how they effect ecosystems, change habitats, and affect the economy, as well as suggestions on how to control the spread of such plants. Her focus will be the Olympic Peninsula and its unique mosaic of ecosystems. Anja is interested in joining various field trips or other activities planned through the College of Forest Resources so please reach out to her. She can currently be contacted at AnjaSyperek@web.de

*NEW GARDENER JOINS STAFF AT THE ARBORETUM***
Karen Stener has joined the horticulture staff at WPA as a Gardener II. A Minnesota native, Karen has a background in horticulture and art and, above all, a contagious enthusiastic Minnesotan personality. Please welcome her aboard.

*RECENT VISITORS AT WIND RIVER RESEARCH CENTER**
Sarah Greene of the USFS PNW Research Station and Manager of the Wind River Experimental Forest will be accompanied by two visiting scientists from FSL (forest sciences lab), one from Japan -Takaoka Sadao, and one from Taiwan - Chi-Chuan Cheng. Sarah will also be bringing 3 people involved with the World Forestry Center in Portland Oregon. This will be their first visit to the Wind River Canopy Crane and the Experimental Forest.

Also, Dr. David Watson Professor of Ornithology and Ecology from Charles Sturt University, Albury Australia. He will be at the Wind River Canopy Crane Facility for a month working with David Shaw.

*WIND RIVER MAKES THE NEWS WITH NSF GRANT**
The collaboration between the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility collaboration with the Center for Embedded Network Systems (CENS) Network InfoMechanical Systems (NIMS) was made public in a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) press release. The NIMS team set up a test installation at the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility in Washington in early September. Professor Bill Kaiser (NIMS) and a group of students rode in the gondola to suspend cables, solar panels, and an aerial sensor between two trees approximately 150 apart and 175 feet above the ground. The team conducted a climate study as a practical test of the prototype deployment. This is the first embedded sensor network project located in a temperate coniferous forest.
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