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October 2004

The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 5

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

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

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 30: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 30 OCTOBER CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
" Arbors and Trellises" off campus, map provided at registration. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm

SUNDAY, 31 OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ISSAQUAH 9 AM-2:30 PM
" Tibbetts Creek Tree Planting." Volunteers have been working along the Tibbetts Greenway since fall 2003 to improve salmon habitat. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/thisweekend.htm. Sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway.

SUNDAY, 31 OCTOBER-THURSDAY, 4 NOVEMBER ASA, CSSA, SSSA ANNUAL MEETING The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America
(CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) will hold their Annual Meetings, October 31 to November 4, at the WA State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA, under the theme, "Science to Secure Food and the Environment." Over 300 scientific sessions, 75 symposia, and 2,800+ research papers/posters will be presented.

MONDAY, 1 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" Streaked horned lark habitat selection and restoration," Scott Pearson, WA Department of Natural Resources

TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER CWWS TUESDAY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Climate change in Washington State," Alan Hamlet, research scientist, Climate Impacts Group

TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER CFR FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30 AM
Voting issues include approving minutes, visiting scholar and lecturer appointments, and curriculum issues. There will also be a discussion of new RA/TA procedures.

TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER BIOLOGY DEPT SEMINAR PHYSICS-ASTRO A102 4 PM
" Reproductive Competition and Lifetime Reproductive Success among Female
Baboons: Implication for Biomedicine, Sexual Selection and Conservation Biology," Samuel Wasser, Associate Professor UW Biology Department.

TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER LECTURE BY WENDELL BARRY SEATTLE SHERATON 3:40 PM
The plenary address to the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meeting has been opened to the public at no charge. Wendell Berry will speak on "Renewing Husbandry," at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle.

FRIDAY, 5 NOVEMBER CFR SHOWCASE ANDERSON 223 2-5 PM
" Technology Transfer by the Rural Technology Initiative." See http://www.ruraltech.org/events/cfr/alumni_showcase/index.asp for program.

FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER CFRAA SOCIAL HOUR & BANQUET UW CLUB 6 PM
Faculty and staff are invited as guests of the Dean's Office at the annual alumni banquet, beginning with a no-host social from 6-7 p.m. at the UW Club. UW President Mark Emmert will attend the social hour from 6-6:45; dinner is at 7 p.m, followed by Dr. Brian Sherrod discussing "Landscape Evolution and Earthquake Hazards in the Puget Sound Lowland, Washington." Also included are presentations to honorary and honored alumni. See http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/2004cfraabqt.html
for more information. RSVP to Tom Mentele (tmentele@u.washington.edu)no later than 5 p.m. November 1.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

UPDATE ON DAVE MANUWAL
Dave has been released from the hospital and the Manuwals have moved into a hotel for a time, so that Dave can continue to mend. Dave's sleeping a lot and progressing well. If you want to send a card, send it care of 11 Sullivans Court, Missouri City TX 77459.

KATHY WOLF TALKS ON ECONOMIC VALUE OF URBAN FOREST AT BC CONFERENCE The 2004 Canadian Urban Forest Conference took place recently in Kelowna, BC featuring 25 speakers including Kathy Wolf, who addressed the topic of "What Could We Lose? Economic Value of Urban Forest, Intangible and Tangible Benefits," which provided an overview of the non-timber economic value of urban trees. A press release from the conference summarized her talk, in which she observed that "trees influence how much people are willing to pay for goods. In recent research she performed, participants consistently purchased goods priced significantly higher (about 12%) in landscaped districts compared to districts without trees. Given the low profit margins of most retail businesses, trees appear to provide a significant amenity margin. She went on to state that homeowners can also benefit from trees as attractive landscaping can boost property values as much as 6%. As well, a properly placed 25 foot tree can reduce annual heating and cooling costs of a typical home by 8 to 12%."

NEW UW AND CFR POLICY ON LOANS OF LAPTOPS AND PROJECTORS
The UW has chosen not to support decentralized sites for the loan of laptops and projectors. They are now available for students only at Mary Gates Hall and for faculty and students through Classroom Support Services (3-9901; classroom@u.washington.edu). Extended use can be arranged with Classroom Support Services using a UW budget number. CFR laptops and projectors for check-out are housed in the faculty unit offices in 292 Bloedel and 104 Winkenwerder. This equipment is available for hourly use in instruction and student presentations. Because it is heavily used, it cannot be checked out for extended periods. If the check-out schedule accommodates it, the equipment may be checked out overnight or over a weekend, but no longer, as hourly use for instruction has priority.

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

NATURAL SCIENCES LIBRARY NEWSLETTER FEATURES FRL AND NSL MERGER The latest issue of the Natural Sciences Library Newsletter has lots of news about the merger of the two libraries. See http://www.lib.washington.edu/natsci/newslett/fall2004.pdf

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST --THE INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK Janet Wainwright, BS '75, president/CEO of Janet Wainwright Public Relations, Inc., and a new appointee to the College's Visiting Committee, is the Northwest representative for six major studios: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, SONY Screen Gems and MGM/ UA. Her company is responsible for the marketing, publicity, and promotion of all films released by those studios in both Washington and Oregon. In the late 90s she led the grass-roots preservation campaign to save the Cinerama Theater in downtown Seattle. For a an article on her work in that campaign see http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/paynter/payn265.shtml?searchpagefrom=1&searchdiff=1824
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KUDOS!

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 4

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

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

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 23: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 10 AM-NOON
" Under the Seattle Sun--Drought Resistant Gardening Inspired by Tuscany." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm

SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER PLANT AND SEED SALE MAGNUSON PARK 10 AM-2 PM
Central Puget Sound WA Native Plant Society, Annual Fall Native Plant and Seed Sale, map and directions at: http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/magnuson/default.htm#Community

SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WPA 10 AM-2 PM
" Arboretum Jamboree." Help with fall gardening and maintenance projects: removing invasive plants, mulching, trail repair and more. Bring gloves, pruners or other small gardening tools, as well as a snack/lunch and beverage. Water bottle refills will be available. Registration and coffee at 9 a.m. at the volunteers table near the Japanese Garden entrance. All volunteers will receive a certificate of volunteer service.
Registration required: Contact Kelley McCarter at 206-325-4510 or email kmccarter@arboretumfoundation.org.

MONDAY, 25 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" Beyond the Crocodile Hunter: Wildlife and habitat in Australia," Professor Jim Agee

TUESDAY, 26 OCTOBER CWWS TUESDAY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Above the dam: Salmon colonization in the Cedar River, Washington," Joe Anderson, graduate student, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

TUESDAY, 26 OCTOBER-FRIDAY, 29 OCTOBER CONFERENCE SEATTLE 8:30 AM-5PM Fourth Annual Northwest Salmonid Recovery Conference, Mountaineers Conference Center. Agenda and registration online at http://www.nwetc.org/salmonid_conf_04.htm

TUESDAY, 26 OCTOBER-WEDNESDAY, 27 OCTOBER EPA WORKSHOP WASHINGTON,DC
" Improving the Valuation of Ecological Benefits, a STAR Progress Review Work" Washington, DC. See http://www.scgcorp.com/2004Valu/agenda.asp

WEDNESDAY, 27 OCTOBER MILLER MEMORIAL LECTURE UW, MEANY 7:30 PM
Elisabeth Carey Miller Memorial Lecture, "Adventures in Plants and Roses," by Roger Phillips, co-sponsored by Miller Library and Northwest Horticultural Soceity Seattle. Reservations accepted by contacting 206-543-0415 or hortlib@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 28 OCTOBER AWRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
American Water Resources Association annual conference, "The Impact Of Climate Change on Pacific Northwest Water Resources." See http://earth.golder.com/waawra/ASP/

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFR'S BEST WISHES GO OUT TO DAVE MANUWAL
Lynn Catlett reports, "Dave Manuwal's daughter wrote this morning that Dave is in a hospital in Texas somewhere, getting ready to have bypass surgery (on Friday). Naomi is with him (they were doing a cross-country road trip) and Joy (their daughter) is on her way to join them." Contact Lynn for address to send cards and best wishes.

FULL REPORT OF FACULTY RESEARCH RETREAT NOW AVAILABLE
The full report of the faculty research retreat held in September is at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/committees/faculty%20retreat%20reports.htm
Deam Bare thanks Associate Dean Bob Edmonds for pulling together the materials, which summarize the collective thinking at this time. Send any comments to Bruce or Bob. The College will schedule additional
meetings with several outside collaborators in the near future and your comments will be helpful. The intention is to complete this portion of our assessment before the end of the quarter so that a request to the
Provost for several "bridge" faculty positions can be prepared.

CFR COMMUNITY INVITED TO UPCOMING CFRAA EVENTS
The 2004 annual College of Forest Resources Alumni Association meeting and banquet is Friday, November 5. The afternoon program is a research showcase focusing on work currently being done in CFR's Rural Technology Initiative. The showcase begins at 2 pm in the Forest Club Room. All are welcome. Our alumni value opportunities for continued association and interaction with members of the College. Alumni support is critical to our success and your 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 6-7
p.m. at the UW Club. UW President Mark Emmert will attend the social hour from 6:00 to 6:45 and dinner follows at 7 p.m. An after-dinner program features Dr. Brian Sherrod discussing "Landscape Evolution and Earthquake Hazards in the Puget Sound Lowland, Washington." Also included are presentations to honorary and honored alumni. See http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/2004cfraabqt.html for more information. RSVP to Tom Mentele (tmentele@u.washington.edu) no later than 5 p.m. November 1.

MFR RESEARCH ON URBAN FORESTRY
Sean Dugan, EHUF master's student, presented his MFR research this week, " Assessment of Urban Forest Legal Code in Washington State Municipalities." This research is the last of three studies funded by the WA Department of Natural Resources to collect baseline data on the status of urban forests and trees in the state. The project, one of only 3 such state-wide assessments in the U.S., also included student research on tree inventory systems and municipal tree management practices. Kathy Wolf and John Wott are faculty research advisors.

URBAN ECOLOGY STUDENT ATTENDS EUROPEAN CONFERENCE
Bill Webb, graduate student in the Wildlife Science and Urban Ecology programs, sent this thank you to the Dean for support for summer international travel. "Thank you for helping me to arrange travel
assistance for attendance at the third International Raven Conference this past summer. This was my first international conference, and my first trip to the European continent. I'm happy to report that the meeting was a resounding success for me and the many other participants from over 12 countries. I was able to share my research on ravens during both the oral presentation period and the poster session. I'm confident that my efforts at the meetings reflected positively on CFR and the UW. It would have been difficult for me to attend the conference without the assistance made available by the Byron and Alice Lockwood Endowed Fund for Program Advancement and the funds arranged by Michelle Trudeau from the Graduate School. I am very grateful for your and Michelle's assistance in helping to arrange this enriching opportunity."

CFR WELEOMES RESEARCH SCIENTIST MARTIN DOVCIAK!
Martin Dovciak will be joining Charlie Halpern's lab as a Research Scientist, funded by the DEMO grant. Martin did his PhD research on white pine regeneration in Minnesota with Peter Reich and Lee Frelich. He
and his family are traveling from Slovakia, arriving this week. His first official day is Monday. Charlie says, "I'd like to introduce him to faculty and staff early next week, so you may find us knocking at your door!" For information on Martin's research see http://www.tc.umn.edu/~dovc0001/index.html

INFORMAL TOURS OF NATURAL SCIENCE LIBRARY
For those who were unable to attend the Open House, Carol Green is offering informal tours of the Natural Sciences Library next week: Monday, October 25 at 12:30, and Tuesday, October 26 at 11:30. The tours take about 30 minutes. Says Carol, "Meet me under the Crocodile in the Natural Sciences Library lobby. (In Allen Library South off the Arcade.)

NEW BULDING HOURS FOR BLOEDEL
Now that the Forest Resources Library has changed location, the building hours for Bloedel will be the same as Winkenwerder and Anderson -- Monday-Friday, 7:30 am -5:15 pm, closed on weekends and holidays.

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KUDOS!

Kudos to Tracy Woodman for her continuing work on the PNW-CESU newsletter. Check out the latest edition of the newsletter at: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.cesu/newsletters/CV_Fall04_online.pdf

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm
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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 3

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

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

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 17: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

MONDAY, 18 OCTOBER MS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 9 AM
" Consumer Willingness to Pay for Renewable Building Materials: An Experimental Choice Analysis and Survey," Alicia Robbins, forest economics

MONDAY, 18 OCTOBER MS DEFENSE CUH, NHS 9:15 AM
" An Assessment of Municipal Tree Ordinances in Washington State," Sean Dugan, environmental horticulture and urban forestry

MONDAY, 18 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 260 3:30 PM
" Behavioral adaptations and the minimization of reproductive costs in male garter snakes," Ryan O'Donnell, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife

MONDAY, 18 OCTOBER THANK YOU GATHERING FOR TOM HINCKLEY 2-4 PM
All are invited to a thank you gathering and goodies for Tom Hinckley, in appreciation of his four years as CUH Director, at the home of John Wott, 6021 Wellesley Way NE. Directions: Go east on NE 65th to Wellesley Way, then turn right to 6021 on your right.

TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER CWWS TUESDAY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Channel recovery following extreme disturbances, Mount Pinatubo, Philippines," Karen Gran, graduate student, UW Earth & Space Sciences

TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER-WEDNESDAY, 20 OCTOBER CONFERENCE SEATTLE, WA
" Environmental Conference of Washington," Seattle, WA Convention & Trade Center Details and registration info at http://www.nebc.org/ECW.asp

WEDNESDAY, 20 OCTOBER CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION MILLER LIBRARY 7-8:30 PM
" Research in the Miller Library." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm

THURSDAY, 21 OCTOBER FOREST CLUB SOCIAL ANDERSON 223 5 PM
Chili and beer will be served along with corn bread, chips, salsa, veggie trays, etc. Additional activities will include a pumpkin carving contest between 5 lucky guests chosen at random. The winner will recieve a very special prize!!!! and a kiss from ???????

FRIDAY, 22 OCTOBER PUBLIC READING BURKE MUSEUM 3-4 PM
" John James Audubon: The Making of an American," by Richard Rhodes. For information, contact 206-616-3310 or poe@u.washington.edu

SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 10 AM-NOON
" Under the Seattle Sun--Drought Resistant Gardening Inspired by Tuscany." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm

SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WPA 10 AM-2 PM
" Arboretum Jamboree." Help with fall gardening and maintenance projects: removing invasive plants, mulching, trail repair and more. Bring gloves, pruners or other small gardening tools, as well as a snack/lunch and beverage. Water bottle refills will be available. Registration and coffee at 9 a.m. at the volunteers table near the Japanese Garden entrance. All volunteers will receive a certificate of volunteer service. Registration required: Contact Kelley McCarter at 206-325-4510 or email
kmccarter@arboretumfoundation.org.

SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ISSAQUAH CREEK 9 AM-2:30 PM Issaquah Creek Tree Planting, sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm. Sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HEAD'S UP FOR NOVEMBER 5 CFRAA EVENT ON UW CAMPUS For more than 90 years, UW CFR alumni, faculty, staff, and students have gathered every year to reconnect, honor achievement, learn from each other and share a meal. The CFRAA cordially invites you to attend the 2004 banquet on Friday, November 5, 2004, at the UW Club (formerly the Faculty Club). At the banquet, the 2004 CFR Alumni Award recipients will be recognized and the featured speaker will be Dr. Brian Sherrod, '98, research geologist for US Geological Survey in Seattle and affiliate assistant professor in UW's Earth & Space Sciences Department, speaking on "Landscape Evolution and Earthquake Hazards in the Puget Sound Lowland, Washington." Other November 5 CFRAA events include the annual meeting and the College Showcase, this year featuring work by RTI. See http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/2004cfraabqt.html for more information.

HEAD'S UP FOR PNW-CESU 2004 ANNUAL MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM
The PNW CESU annual meeting is scheduled for November 9-10, 2004. The event will be held in 223 Anderson. All are invited to the November 9 meeting, a project symposium entitled, "Human Dimensions in Public Land Management." See CESU website www.cfr.washington.edu/research.cesu for information on the agenda and online registration.

CFR WILL MISS NICOLE STEVENS!
As you may have heard, Nicole Stevens is leaving CFR for a position at Seattle University. She has been a much-appreciated colleague and has made important contributions to the success of all with whom she has worked. CFR faculty, staff, and students wish Nicole the best as she moves on in her career.

RTI PROGRESS AND IMPACT REPORT
RTI recently compiled an activity report summarizing RTI's progress for the year. The report is more streamlined than previous reports, says RTI Director Bruce Lippke, and contains a number of testimonials from those who've been impacted by RTI's tech transfer projects. Look for the report soon on the RTI website at http://www.ruraltech.org/

UW PRESIDENT MARK EMMERT VISITS CFR
President Mark Emmert visited CFR on October 12. During the three hour visit, he was presnted with a broad overview of the College's transformed academic programs, successfully funded research areas, and the work of its collaborative and interdisciplinary outreach and research centers that impact many contituencies across the state. A power point of visual images put together especially for the meeting highlighted this overview along with participation from a group of about 20 faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Some of these presented 2-minute "snapshots" about their experiences and research. All were available to answer questions. The President asked a lot of questions about the research and technical transer described and seemed interested in hearing from the students present. The President then toured the Union Bay Natural Area and the Center for Urban Horticulture, walking the trail from the E5 parking lot past the UBNA and up to CUH. He talked all the way across the UBNA with restoration faculty and students. The tour of Merrill Hall was highlighted by the building's green roof and other sustainability features, as well as the Miller Library. President Emmert was very impressed by all of the wood used in the new building. The group then returned to Anderson for a reception to which all faculty, staff, and
students were invited. The Dean presented the President with three gifts: a Forest Club CFR t-shirt, a Merrill Hall donor tile donated by College faculty and staff, and a copy of "The Long Road Traveled," a
history of the College written by the first UW alum president, Henry Schmitz. Thanks to everyone who helped make President Emmert feel welcome and contributed to his introduction to our College.

NEW WEB DATABASE ON NONTIMBER FOREST PRODUCT SPECIES
With funding from the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry, 490 new entries have been added to the Institute for Culture and Ecology's free web database on nontimber forest product species. See
http://www.ifcae.org/cgibin/ntfp/db/dbsql/db.cgi?db=prod&uid=default. This brings the total number of entries to 1,343 commercially harvested species in the U.S. Land managers and other stakeholders use the database to help identify NTFP species occurring in their region, their general use, and part of the plant used. The new entries included edible, medicinal, and decorative fungal species, lichens, additional vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, and ferns known to be currently or formerly commercially harvested in the United States. Information to existing entries was added or altered where relevant new information emerged or where errors were discovered in the original data. As a result of the new work, the database
is less geographically biased, and includes approximately 95% (to the level of genus) of the most important NTFP organisms in the mainland U.S.

ANDERSON 22 AND FOREST CLUB ROOM SCHEDULING
Judy Boyce in the Dean's Office is now doing scheduling for the Forest Club Room and Anderson 22. Send reservation requests to reservations@cfr.washington.edu. If the room is available, your request
will be posted at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Facilities/index.html. Greg Brazil will continue to be responsible for room maintenance issues.

LAST CALL FOR VOTING FOR HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP The CFR Health & Safety Committee has received two nominations for a replacement for the recently vacated seat on the committee. Please return your vote to Greg Brazil by 5 p.m., Monday, October 18. The two nominees are: Neal Bonham, gardener at WPA, and Research Assistant Professor Sharon Doty. To learn more about the CFR Health & Safety Committee see
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/committees/committees/ComteSafety.html
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KUDOS!
Kudos to Assistant Professor Sarah Reichard who was recently reappointed to the federal Invasive Species Advisory Committee. For information on this committee see http://www.invasivespecies.gov/council/advisory.shtml

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 2

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

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

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 10: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

MONDAY, 11 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 350 3:30 PM
" Associations of the Van Dyke's salamander (Pleth-odon vandykei) with hydrology and geology influenced headwater habitats in the Cascade Range," Aimee McIntyre, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife

TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER CWWS TUESDAY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" What can green do for you?: Implementation of alternative storm-water management techniques," Patty Henshaw, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants

TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER PRESIDENT EMMERT RECEPTION ANDERSON 207 5-5:30 PM
All CFR faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to attend a reception for UW President Mark Emmert during his visit to our College on Tuesday, October 12. Please join us for this festive occasion.

WEDNESDAY, 13 OCTOBER SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 NOON-1 PM
" Forest Management Research In New Zealand," Tim Payne

THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER PRO-HORT CLASS CUH, NHS 9-11 AM
" Rehabilitative Pruning for Previously Mal-Pruned Plants," Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm

THURSDAY, 14 OCTOBER CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, NHS 7-9 PM
" Winterizing Half Hardies in the PNW." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm

FRIDAY, 15 OCTOBER COME TOGETHER WASHINGTON HEC ED PAVILION 4:30 PM
Celebrate the contributions that our community and the UW make to our society and the world. Featuring faculty and student showcases (including CFR); keynote address by Bill Gates III; live, interactive video from UW faculty and students around the world; public address by UW President Mark Emmert; and catered reception. For details visit: uwalum.com/ctw.

SATURDAY, 16 OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 10 AM-1 PM
Kiwanis Wildlife Corridor, help mulch, weed and continue plantings already started. Park at Commodore Park and walk west under the railroad drawbridge; go up the wood-chipped path near the end of the RR bridge. Questions? Call Mark at 206-285-8104. Sponsored by Heron Habitat Helpers.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HEAD'S UP FOR NOVEMBER 5 CFRAA EVENT ON UW CAMPUS
For more than 90 years, UW CFR alumni, faculty, staff, and students have gathered every year to reconnect, honor achievement, learn from each other and share a meal. The CFRAA cordially invites you to attend the 2004 banquet on Friday, November 5, 2004, at the UW Club (formerly the Faculty Club). At the banquet, the 2004 CFR Alumni Award recipients will be recognized and the featured speaker will be Dr. Brian Sherrod, '98, research geologist for US Geological Survey in Seattle and affiliate assistant professor in UW's Earth & Space Sciences Department, speaking on "Landscape Evolution and Earthquake Hazards in the Puget Sound Lowland, Washington." Other November 5 CFRAA events include the annual meeting and the College Showcase, this year featuring work by RTI. See
http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/2004cfraabqt.html for more information.

WELCOME NEW UNDERGRADS!
Hello and welcome to our 47 new undergraduate students. It's great to see the halls and classrooms filled again!

UW'S UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WEBSITE
The UW maintains an undergraduate research program (URP) website at http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/ to post research assistant positions for undergraduates, and names of faculty willing to guide undergraduate research projects. The URP hosts the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, planned this year for May 13th, 2005. The URP also facilitates the newly established Undergraduate Research Travel Award, which enables undergraduates to extend their research experience by contributing to important discussions of current research at professional conferences. These travel awards support participation in conferences and other academic venues for research by providing funding toward travel expenses and registration fees. Funding for this program is generously provided by the UW's Office of Research, the Mary Gates Endowment for Students, and the Undergraduate Research Program; further details can be found at http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/urta.html.

AF&PA LAUNCHES ON-LINE CAREER CENTER
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has launched a new on-line career center at http://www.afandpa.org/careercenter designed to be a resource for organizations interested in posting forestry job announcements or for people looking for jobs.

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KUDOS!
Kudos to Sally Morgan, Phil Hurvitz, Judy Boyce, Greg Brazil, and all the faculty, staff, and students who helped make the CFR Annual Salmon Barbecue a rousing success. In spite of soggy weather, lots of folks
turned out and enjoyed the great barbecued salmon, wonderful desserts, and each other's company.
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Number 1

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

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

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

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 4: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

MONDAY, 4 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR BAGLEY 350 3:30 PM
Southwestern Washington Plethodontid salamanders: The different ways to be terrestrial," Marc Hayes, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife

TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER CWWS TUESDAY SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" SGS water resource data collection activities and data availability for Washington State," Scott Knowles,hyrdrologist, U.S. Geological Survey

TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER CFR FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
Faculty meetings for Autumn Quarter will be held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10:30 a.m. in Anderson 22.

THURSDAY, 7 OCTOBER SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS LECTURE BAINBRIDGE, WA 7:30-9 PM
Bainbridge Graduate Institute Sustainable Business Speaker Series, "Triple Bottom Line Approach in California Wine Industry," Paul Dolan, former CEO, Fetzer Vineyards. For more information see http://www.bgiedu.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=82&Itemid=29

FRIDAY, 8 OCTOBER CFR AUTUMN BBQ CFR COURTYARD 4-6:30 PM
Once again, we will be serving wild pacific salmon, prepared by the very excellent Phil Hurvitz. The College is providing corn on the cob as well as baked beans, cole slaw, etc. Please bring a dish to share, either an hors d'oeuvre or a dessert. You are more than welcome to bring your family!

FRIDAY, 8 OCTOBER LECTURE TOWN HALL, SEATTLE, WA 7:30 PM
" The Fate of Salmon," by UW Professor David Montgomery. Tickets, $5 at door.

SATURDAY, 9 OCTOBER TAPPI SALMON BBQ CFR COURTYARD 10:30 AM
Contact Mark Lewis at 206-543-8130 or mlewis7@u.washington.edu for tickets.

SATURDAY, 9 OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 9 AM-3 PM
Gardiner Creek Restoration. For more information and registration see http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm. Sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HEAD'S UP FOR OCTOBER 12 RECEPTION AT CFR FOR UW PRESIDENT EMMERT UW President Mark Emmert will be visiting CFR on Tuesday, October 12. The CFR community is invited to an open reception for Dr. Emmert from 5-5:30 p.m. in the Lockwood Forest Club Room. There will be vans leaving from CUH at 4:45 p.m., following Dr. Emmert's tour of Merrill Hall and other CUH locations.

STEVE WEST ACTING DEAN 9/30-10/5
From September 30 - October 5, Associate Dean Steve West will serve as Acting Dean during Dean Bare's absence to attend the NAPFSC and SAF annual meetings. Says Bruce, " I shall carry my faithful laptop and Blackberry with me at all times, so please keep in touch!"

CFR HELPED CO-SPONSER ANNUAL DAWG DAZE TO WELCOME NEW UW STUDENTS During the first week of school, the UW continued its tradition of welcoming its new class of students to campus and to the University District. On Sunday, September 26 through Saturday, October 2,
2004, the entire campus mobilized to provide new opportunities for interaction, community-building, and fun for all new students, as well as a series of events and experiences to help prepare new students to
succeed and thrive in their first year, and beyond. Faculty and Advisers from Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Biology, Community and Environmental Planning, Environmental Health, Forest Resources, Landscape Architecture, Oceanography, PoE, and others hosted the event.

STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES OFFICE CHANGES
Michelle Trudeau, Director of Student and Academic Services has moved across the hall to Anderson 130. Debra Salas-Haynes, Counseling Services Coordinator, has returned from maternity leave (stop by and welcome her back if you get a chance!) has moved into Anderson 116A.

RESEARCH RETREAT SUMMARY
A summary of the CFR research retreat held on Tuesday, September 21, prepared by Associate Dean Bob Edmonds, is attached to this email. A full report is being prepared and will be available on the CFR website in the near future.

WELCOME JUDY BOYCE!
Judy Boyce has joined the Dean's office staff as Secretary Senior. She is a long-time UW employee and comes to us from the Purchasing Department. Judy will be supporting Associate Deans Edmonds and West as well as serving at the front desk in Anderson 107. You can contact Judy via email at jboyce@u.washington.edu or 543-2730. When you have an opportunity, please stop by and introduce yourself.

UPDATE ON FOREST CERTIFICATION
One of the issues that the WA DNR and the Board of Natural Resources have been discussing for several years is green certification of our state's forest assets. Lands Commissioner Doug Sutherland has announced further steps to complete SFI certification. Next week Pack Forest staff will meet with the same independent third-party auditors (BVQI of North America) to complete the pre-audit of our forest operations. The field audit will follow in about a month.

NEW NAPFSC LETTER ON WEB
See http://www.napfsc.org/articles.htm for the latest NAPFSC newsletter. It contains an update on our College as well as a feature article by CFR alum Scott Berg on sustainable forest certification.

NEWS FROM WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE
Annie Hamilton reports that educational visits at the Wind River Canopy Crane are now getting into full swing. "Last week we hosted the annual North Cascades Institute class, lead by Bob Van Pelt. This group spends a few nights here ending their trip with a lift in the trees. We also had the opportunity to get in the UW Demo crew led by Shelly Evans, as well as a VIP visit from Richard Hart hosted by Jerry Franklin. Richard has his own consulting firm and does a lot of watershed assessments and monitoring programs for communities and government agencies. He is a founder of the Forest Stewards Guild. Next was an educational visit from the Regional Forester and a handful of other officials from the Portland, OR USFS
Regional office lead by Fredrick Meinzer of the Forest Service Research Station out of Corvallis, OR. And lastly (but most importantly) were our special guests from CFR, Alice Meyer and Greg Brazil. We appreciated the opportunity to review our program and demonstrate the world we live in here at the Canopy Crane."

LIBRARY PLANS OPEN HOUSE
The Staff of the Natural Sciences Library invite you to an Open House on October 19, 2004 from 2-4 pm. We will help you get oriented to the new location of the Forest Resources collection. Refreshments will be served so put it on your calendar now and watch for flyers with more details. Carol Green will also conduct tours on Wednesday, October 13 at 3:30 pm; Monday, October 25 at 12:30 pm; and Tuesday, October 26 at 11:30 pm. These tours are informal and will take about 30 minutes. No registration is necessary.

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KUDOS!
Kudos to CFR graduate student Marianne Elliott for getting the Seattle Times to include the College's name, along with the University of Washington, in a recent article that features her research on Seattle's
madrona trees. Sometimes getting reporters to include those four extra words, "College of Forest Resources," is hard! See the article at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/outdoors/2002049584_nwwmadrona30.html

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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