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October 2005

The Straight Grain
Volume 16, 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 WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 30. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR CUH, NHS-A 3-4:30 PM
" Analysis and Modeling of Gas Exchange Processes in C3 and C4 Plants," Soo Hyung Kim, Postdoctoral Research Associate, USDA-ARS, Plant Sciences Institute, Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory.

MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
" Seasonal Movements and Nest Site Selection of the Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus) in the Methow River Watershed," Sara Gregory, CFR Wildlife Science Group.

TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER TWC SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
The Water Center's Tuesday Morning Seminar, "Elwha River Dam Removals: A digital visualization," Ross Freeman, American Rivers.

TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER UWBG PROHORT EDUCATION WPA, GRAHAM 1-4 PM
" Plant Diseases in the Urban Environment," Bob Edmonds. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.

WEDNESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR CUH 3-4:30 PM
" Improving the Sustainability of Intensively-Managed Landscapes Using Multiple Assessment Tools," Sarah Taylor-Lovell.

THURSDAY, 3 NOVEMBER PROVOST "TOWN MEETING" KANE 120 3-5 PM
Join Provost Phyllis Wise for a "Town Meeting" to exchange ideas about UW future direction and priorities. Provost Wise will discuss her initial impressions after three months on the job and is eager to hear from you about your hopes and aspirations for the UW. The Town Meeting will be narrowcast live to the Bothell and Tacoma campuses and available via streaming video on UWIN.

THURSDAY, 3 NOVEMBER URBAN ECOLOGY SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 4:30-6 PM
" Land Cover Change in the Exurbs: A View from Michigan," Dan Brown, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment.

FRIDAY, 4 NOVEMBER CONSERVATION COLLOQUIUM WM. GATES 138 NOON-5 PM
See UWeek article at http://uwnews.org/uweekarticle.asp?articleID=13087 and agenda at http://depts.washington.edu/cbcomm/colloquium/.

FRIDAY, 4 NOVEMBER CFRAA ANNUAL MEETING/CFR SHOWCASE CUH NOON- 6 PM
College of Forest Resources Alumni Association (CFRAA) Annual Meeting, followed by CFR Resarch Showcase on SMC/PFC.

FRIDAY, 4 NOVEMBER CFRAA ANNUAL BANQUET CUH, NHS 6 PM
See https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=166&Private=N.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CANDIDATE FOR LANDSCAPE PLANT SCIENCE POSITION TO VISIT NEXT WEEK
Soo Hyung Kim will visit CFR on Monday, October 31 and Tuesday, November 1 to interview for the Assistant Professor position in Landscape Plant Science and Sustainable Management. A Postdoctoral Research Associate at the USDA-ARS, Plant Sciences Institute (Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory), in Beltsville, Maryland, he received his PhD at the University of California, Davis and his Master's at Seoul National University. He will give a research seminar on Monday, October 31 entitled " Analysis and Modeling of Gas Exchange Processes in C3 and C4 Plants," 3-4:30 p.m. at CUH, NHS-A, with a reception following seminar.

FIVE NEW TENURE-TRACK FACULTY SEARCHES ARE UNDERWAY
Information about five new CFR tenure-track faculty search committees that were recently may be reviewed at the following websites: http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/informatics.html and http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/bridgefaculty.html. The searches are for an assistant or associate professor in natural resource informatics and four asssistant professors in environmental/natural resource economics, natural resource restoration and management, quantitative landscape analysis, and bio-resource science.

NEW DENMAN CHAIR IN BIO-RESOURCE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
The Denman Chair in Bio-Resource Science and Engineering has just been established by long-time CFR donors Dick and Mary Ellen Denman. Funded at $1 million, the new Chair is eligible for, and received, a $0.5 million match from the UW's Founders Matching Initiative. This new $1.5 million Chair will greatly facilitate the transformation of the PSE program as it focuses on research and educational opportunities related to sustainable bio-based products and sources of energy that better serve society. The new Denman Chair joins other gift funds and endowments established by the Denmans in support of CFR, including the Denman Professorship in Pulp and Paper Science, the Denman Professorship in Sustainable Resource Sciences, and the Denman Endowment for Student Excellence in Forest Resources.

AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Conference is coming to town the second week of November. On Thursday, November 10 they are sponsoring a Volunteer Day during which the conference will focus on information for volunteers on restoration projects. For information see http://www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/AWRAVolunteerDayInvitedoc. For information about the conference, see http://www.awra.org/meetings/Seattle2005/index.html

ARBORETUM PLANT SALES ON COLD-WEATHER SCHEDULE
The Arboretum Foundation's Bryan Taulbee reports that plant sales at Washington Park Arboretum are on a cold-weather schedule through March 31, 2006.The Pat Calvert Greenhouse, selling plants propagated from the Arboretum collection, is open for sales each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. A limited selection is available daily on the cart just outside the Graham Visitors Center east entrance. The Plant Donations program, selling plants donated by area gardeners, is closed until April 2006. For information, call 206-325-4510 or go to www.arboretumfoundation.org.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE EXTENDED
The call for nominations for CFR's Health and Safety Committee has been extended one week, to November 3. Submit names to Beverly Anderson, bja@u.washingon.edu. There are three openings for elected members (faculty, staff, or students) for a two-year term, January 2006 through December 2007. As a reminder and background, the UW established Organizational Health and Safety Committees. Each of the organizational group committees look at the accident/incident reports pertinent to their areas for evaluation and resolution of any on-going health and safety issues. The College may ask the committee to review and advise on health and safety related issues in addition to UW requirements. Elections are held every two years. At this time CFR's committee meets monthly.

GREEN SEATTLE GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
A new "Green Seattle" guide is now available on-line at http://www.seattle.gov/environment/. The guide is a one-stop shop for environmental information and programs. It describes and ranks 101 actions that can help protect the air, climate, land, water, wildlife, and natural habitat. The actions are organized by everyday activities -- in your home, in your yard, when you shop, on the move, and in your community. Web links provide additional information and resources for each action.

CFR IN THE NEWS

Several CFR faculty, staff, students, appeared in the local media this week. An article in the Seattle Times features the new book by John Marzluff and Tony Angell, "In the Company of Crows and Ravens." See http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=crows23&date=20051023&query=crows+and+ravens. Forest ecology graduate student Jeremy Littell is quoted in a Seattle Times article about this week's conference on climate change sponsored by King County. See http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=climate28m&date=20051028&query=Jeremy+Littell%5C. And for a story about moss research, featuring CFR alum and affiliate professor Nalini Nadkarni, see Seattle Times article at http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=moss24m&date=20051024&query=Nadkarni. For more CFR in the News, see link below, at "Forestry in the News."
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KUDOS

Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm
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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 16, 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 WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 22. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 22 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH/0FF-SITE 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
" Landscape Design Basics,I" Keith Geller, landscape architect. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

MONDAY 24 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
" Nature Mapping: Past, present, and future," Karen Dvornich, WA Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit and CFR Wildlife Science Group.

TUESDAY, 25 OCTOBER TWC SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
The Water Center's Tuesday Morning Seminar, "Some Intercontinental Observations on Rivers in Cities," Derek Booth, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering.

TUESDAY, 25 OCTOBER UW PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS KANE 13 4 PM
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend an address by President Mark Emmert to the UW community. The address will be followed by a reception in the Walker Ames Room.

TUESDAY, 25 OCTOBER WILDLIFE BROWN BAG WINKENWERDER 103 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

TUESDAY, 25 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, NHS 7 PM
" The Street Smart Naturalist ,"David Williams. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

TUESDAY, 25 OCTOBER TOWN HALL LECTURES 7:30 PM SEATTLE, WA TOWN HALL "Millenium Ecosystem Assessment ," Walt Reid, Stanford University Institute for the Environment. Free event, for directions, see http://www.townhallseattle.org/about.cfm.

WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER CFR FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 9-10 AM
" Achieving the Vision - The Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest," Andrew Jackman.

THURSDAY, 27 OCTOBER UWBG PROHORT EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 9 AM-NOON
" Plant Insect Problems in the Urban Environment," Bob Gara. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.

THURSDAY, 27 OCTOBER CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE QWEST CTR 7:30 AM-5 PM
" The Future Ain't What It Used to Be: Planning for climate disruption." See http://dnr.metrokc.gov/dnrp/climate-change/conference-2005.htm

FRIDAY, 29 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH & OFFSITE 9 AM-3:30 PM
" Solar Tour of Seattle," Mike Nelson, NW Solar Center Director. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

FRIDAY, 29 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH/OFFSITE 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
" Landscape Design Basics II," Keith Geller, landscape architect. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

FRIDAY, 29 OCTOBER SEMINAR ANDERSON 207 4 PM
" Swiss Needle Cast of Douglas-fir in the Pacific Northwest: Should we be concerned?" Dave Shaw, former Former Site Manager for the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility and currently OSU Extension Forest Health Specialist. Reception and refreshments follow presentation


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY TO INTERVIEW
Dr. Andrew Jackman will visit CFR on Monday, October 24th through Wednesday, October 26th to interview for the position of Director of the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest. Dr. Jackman, who resides in Boring, Oregon, is currently serving as a Trustee to and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Northwest Partnership for Environmental Technology. He received his PhD in Applied Social Science in Forest Resources from OSU and his Masters in Environmental Studies from California State University at Fullerton. He has an extensive professional background that includes Vice President of Education with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Dean of Science for the Mt. Hood Community College, Instructor of Forest Resources at Oregon State University, Director of The Rogue Valley Nature Education Center, and principal investigator on numerous grants.

CAROL GREEN OFFICE HOURS IN ANDERSON
Carol Green will be available in the Anderson Mail Room for questions and consultation at specific times. In addition, she will be available in her office in Bloedel 60 and at the Reference Desk in the Natural Sciences Library. If these times don't work for you, call her at 206-543-2758 or e-mail at ccgreen@u.washington.edu. She would happy to come to your office or lab. Her new schedule: Office Hours are: Bloedel 60 -- Monday 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m -noon; Anderson Mail Room -- Monday: noon-1 p.m., Tuesday 3-4 p.m.; Natural Sciences Library Reference -- Tuesday: 9-10 a.m., Wednesday 1-2 p.m.

NEWS FROM RTI
A new gift fund has been established by which donors can help RTI disseminate information through symposiums, newsletters, fact sheets, publications, case studies, and projects. Larry Mason reports a recent communication from a forest landowner, expressing his family's gratitude for the RTI extension program and especially access to it through streaming video.


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KUDOS
Sally Morgan says "Kudos and a huge thank you and well done to everyone who did so much to make the Salmon Barbeque such a great party -- Phil Hurvitz for his usual terrific salmon, and for organizing his excellent crew, who are also to be applauded: Duane Emmons for the firewood, Andrew Cooke, Ara Erickson, and Matt McLaughlin. Jeff Aken saw to the kegs of beer, and Bruce Lippke was in charge of the wine selection and service. The cooking team also set up and took down all the tables and Cecilia Paul and Beverly Anderson helped with set up and cleaned up at the end, too. (I hope I haven't missed anyone.) Finally, thanks to the Dean for sponsoring this event and to all the people who came, brought food, and had a wonderful time!"

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm
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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 16, 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 WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 17. Check out the CFR events calendar at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 17 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
" Conservation of the Juan Fernandez Firecrown (Sephanoides fernandensis)," Erin Hagen, CFR Wildlife Science Group and UW Multinational IGERT.

TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER TWC SEMINAR 22 ANDERSON 8:30-9:30 AM
The Water Center's Tuesday Morning Seminar, "The Cedar River HCP: Implementing federal policy at the local level," Cyndy Holtz, HCP Program Manager, Seattle Public Utilities.

TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER UWBG PROHORT EDUCATION CUH, NHS 8:30 AM- 3 PM
" Trees and Climate Change: A one-Day symposium," co-sponsored by UWBG and PNW-ISA. Presenters include research faculty from the UW Climate Impacts Group, CFR, and USDA Forest Service. Preregistration required; fee includes lunch. Call 1-800-335-4391 or download form at www.pnwisa.org/calendar.html

WEDNESDAY, 19 OCTOBER EHUF GRADUATE SEMINAR CUH, DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
" Sustainability and the Art of Banking," Kathleen Sayce, ShoreBank Pacific

WEDNESDAY, 19 OCTOBER-SUNDAY, 23 OCTOBER SAF CONVENTION FT WORTH, TX
For more information, see http://www.safnet.org/natcon-05/highlights.cfm.

THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER RESTORATION WORKSHOP EVERETT, WA 9 AM-4:30 PM
" Revegetation and Implementation: Hitting the right target," Part 3 of a workshop series presented by the Society for Ecological Restoration NW. See http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/design2dirt/homepage.htm.

THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER URBAN ECOLOGY LECTURE ANDERSON 223 4:30 PM
" Green Structure Planning: The Norwegian approach," Kine Thoren, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 7-8:30 PM
" Fall Plant Care: Putting the garden to bed," Master Gardeners. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

SATURDAY, 22 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH/0FF-SITE 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
" Landscape Design Basics, Part 1," Keith Geller, landscape architect. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR SEMINAR BY DAVE SHAW
Dave Shaw, former Former Site Manager for the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility and currently OSU Extension Forest Health Specialist, will be presenting a seminar, "Swiss Needle Cast of Douglas-fir in the Pacific Northwest: Should we be concerned?" on Friday, October 28, 4 p.m. in Anderson 207. Reception and refreshments will follow presentation

CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR CFRAA ANNUAL BANQUET
Ann Forest Burns, CFRAA President, and Dean Bare extend an invitation to CFR faculty, staff, and students to join the CFRAA at the CFR research showcase on PFC and SMC projects and the CFRAA banquet on November 4th. Both events will be held at CUH. The showcase starts at 2 p.m. and the banquet at 6 p.m. RSVP to Nancy Davis, ned2000@u.washington.edu, if you plan to attend and to confirm your complementary ticket.

NEW ENDOWMENT FOR STUDENTS IN CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY PROGRAMS
Development Director Tom Mentele is pleased to announce the establishment of the William A. Eastman Jr. Endowed Fund for Student Support. The endowment is a gift from Mrs. Alice M. Eastman in memory and honor of her husband, who died in 2004. William Eastman ('33) was born in Seattle in 1911. He had a long and prosperous career as a consulting forester. Because of his experience at CFR, he remained close to the College as a member of the CFRAA, where he received an "honored alumnus" award. The purpose of the endowment is to benefit students engaged in studies through the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest.

RTI ARTICLES IN WESTERN FORESTER
Articles by CFR faculty and staff on Rural Technology Initiative projects are now available for your reading pleasure in the most recent issue of the Western Forester at http://www.forestry.org/wf/2005.php.

REPORT FROM DOWN UNDER
" G'day from "down under" from Researach Scientist Kathy Wolf: "I've been on a two week travel and presentation tour of Australia. There is a good bit of interest in my research on the human dimensions of urban forestry and urban greening. Today, I finish up the last of nine presentations: professional groups (Aussie national conference of International Society of Arboriculture in Tasmania), local government (Brisbane open space planning commission, Sutherland Shire/Sydney city Council) and academia (University of Sydney, Queensland University of Technology). In association with the presentations, I've done a series of local and national radio interviews. Local sponsors have provided very interesting information about urban ecology policy and practices here in Australia, as well as cities in Asia. And I've managed to see a few kookaburas sitting in old gum trees!"

PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR NOVEMBER 17 DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES SERIES
Topics for the November 17 Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Water Supply and Stormwater issues in the Pacific Northwest," will include: "An overview of water issues in the Pacific Northwest, by Anne Steinemann, Director, The Water Center, and Professor, UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (UW CEE); "Impact of climate change on precipitation and water supply in the Pacific Northwest," by Richard Palmer, Professor, (UW CEE); "Stormwater issues and streamflow prediction," by Alan Hamlet, Research Engineer, (UW CEE); "Water rights issues," by Daniel Swenson, Water Resources Program Section Supervisor, Northwest Region, WA Department of Ecology; "Balancing water uses -- urban domestic, agriculture, in stream needs for fish, etc," by David Monthie, Regional Water Policy Analyst, King County; and "Role of soil and forest restoration in sustainable urban landscapes," by David McDonald, Resource Conservation Planner, Seattle Public Utilities.

LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARDS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
The UW Libraries once again offers the "Library Research Award for Undergraduates" in the 2005-2006 academic year. The award application deadline for this year is May 22, 2006. For details on the program, visit the award web site at: http://www.lib.washington.edu/researchaward/. This year there will be two award divisions: (1) Freshmen/Sophomore/Junior category with $750 awards and (2) Senior category with $1,000 awards.

ALL INVITED TO UW PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend President Mark Emmert's address to the UW community on Wednesday, October 26, 2005, in Kane 130 at 4 p.m. The address will be followed by a reception in the Walker Ames Room.


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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 ****************************************************************************
WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 16, 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 WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 10. Check out the CFR events calendar at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 10 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
"Stewardship of Washington State Park's Natural Resources: Issues, science, and political realities," Robert Fimbel, WA State Parks and Recreation Commission, and CFR Affiliate Assistant Professor.

MONDAY, 10 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, ISAACSON 7-8:30 PM
"Alliums, Leeks, and Garlic," David Kingery, Master Gardner. Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

TUESDAY, 11 OCTOBER TWC SEMINAR 22 ANDERSON 8:30-9:30 PM
The Water Center's Tuesday Morning Seminar, "Urban Non-Point Source Impacts on Seattle Area Stream Phosphorus Transport," Mike Brett, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering.

TUESDAY, 11 OCTOBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTRO A102 4 PM
"Citrus (Rutaceae): Systematics, culture, and medicine," David Mabberley, CFR.

TUESDAY, 11 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, ISAACSON 7-8:30 PM
"Explore the Miller Library Children's Collection," Library staff. Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION MILLER GARDEN 9 AM
"Fall Tour of the Miller Garden ," Miller Garden staff. Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER EHUF GRADUATE SEMINAR CUH, DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"The Natural History of Powdery Mildews," Dean Glawe, WSU.

WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER UWB CHANCELLOR SEARCH FORUM PAB 118 3:30-4:20 PM
The Search Advisory Committee for the UW Bothell Chancellor is holding stakeholder forums during the candidate identification period. The Committee is co-chaired by Bruce Bare, CFR and Mary Baroni, Professor and Director of Nursing Program, UW Bothell.

WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER SEMINAR ANDERSON 207 4 PM
"National Security: Securing the long-term health of the land," Dr. Mike Dombeck, Former Chief of the US Forest Service and Professor, University of WI-Stevens Point. For information, contact crnelson@u.washington.edu.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, 12-15 OCTOBER WORKSHOP PACK FOREST
"The Learning Forest Initiative Forest Stewardship Council Assessor Training." For information and online registration, see Rainforest Alliance website.

THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER NWFSC OPEN HOUSE MOHAI 8:30 AM-4:15 PM
Biennial open house of the Watershed Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Final agenda and abstracts are available at
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/divisions/ec/wpg/openhouseagenda.cfm.
Limited space is still available; RSVP to NWFSC.Watershed.Program@noaa.gov
with number of people attending from your organization in the title and send their names and contact information in the body of the e-mail if possible.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NEW GRANTS FUNDED IN SEPTEMBER 2005
Total amount funded = $74,980
(1)"A Study of Historical and Contemporary Groups with Ties to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site"; sponsor: USDI National Park Service; PI: Gordon Bradley
(2)"Invasive plants in Pacific Coast Forestlands: Creation of a priority list and identification and management aids"; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; PI:
Sarah Reicherd
(3)"Simulating growth of young dougals-fir plantations"; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; PI: Eric Turnblom.

CFR WELCOMES VISITING SCIENTIST
A warm welcome to Anna Vainio, a Visiting Scientist working with Kevin Hodgson; she will be at CFR for six months.

RTI NEWS
Kevin Zobrist presented a talk at the September West Coast regional meeting of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) in Portland, Oregon. The meeting was attended by over 185 scientists from the Western States involved in government, industry, and academia. Kevin's presentation demonstrated an interactive forest management tool developed by an interdisciplinary team of scientists in collaboration with RTI. The tool couples the Landscape Management System with remote sensing technologies and established economic models to construct a robust data base that accurately predicts desirable ecological outcomes while maintaining economic viability for the landowner. A template provides users with the flexibility needed for site specific evaluations in a scientifically rigorous and data driven modeling system. The research was funded by the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry, the National Council on Science and the Environment, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, and the National Forest Foundation.

NEWS FROM WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE
Recent class visits to the canopy crane site included visits from Mt. Hood Community College, and CFR classes taught by Jerry Franklin and Linda Brubaker.

CQS HAS NEW DIRECTOR
As reported earlier in the Straight Grain, the Center for Quantitative Science (CQS) has been transferred from the Office of Undergraduate Education to joint administrative oversight in the CFR and the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS), effective this fall. This marks the return of CQS to the academic departments where it originated almost four decades ago. CQS provides courses in calculus and a wide array of statistical subjects, with focus on examples in natural resource and environmental sciences. Vince Gallucci of SAFS has been appointed the Director for a four year term. The position will rotate between SAFS and CFR. Vince is highly qualified in this role, having taught CQS courses for most of his career and having served previously as acting director. He looks forward to the many challenges that come with his new position and will explore the needs of units beyond SAFS and CFR where there is interest in quantitative instruction in the areasof natural resource management and the environmental sciences.

UW HAS NEW VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH
Mary Lidstrom has been appointed Vice Provost for Research, effective November 15, 2005. Dr. Lidstrom, who is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Microbiology and who holds the Frank Jungers Chair of Engineering, is currently Associate Dean for New Initiatives in the College of Engineering. Her laboratory's research is focused on developing environmentally sound and economically viable alternatives to current chemical production and cleanup strategies, through manipulation of metabolism in bacteria. She is co-director of an NIH Center of Excellence in Genomic Sciences (the Microscale Life Sciences Center) and has implemented an educational initiative to engage engineering students in research careers at the engineering/biology boundary through her Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professorship.

DEAN BARE ANNOUNCES RECYCLING PRIZE
Working with the Dean's Council, Dean Bare will award a $500 prize to the person or group from the College who advances the most innovative, cost-effective, and measurable idea that helps the UW exceed its 60% paper recycling goal this year. To be eligible, suggestions must be sent in by November 30, 2005. Email is acceptable.

KANE HALL VIDEO CONFERENCING AVAILABLE
All UW faculty and students are encouraged to use the video conferencing facility in Kane 019 to connect with anyone around the world with free internet-based video conferencing. It is anticipated that this will add an international perspective to a course or project without leaving campus. Please email stfvconf@u.washington.edu or visit www.washington.edu/classroom/computing/stf.html for more information. The equipment was purchased with funding from the Student Technology Fee for student projects and curricular use.

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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 ****************************************************************************
WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 16, 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 WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 3. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 3 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
"Cougars and Citizen Science: An evaluation of the ability of 3rd, 5th, and 8th-grade students to collect accurate information on wildlife and their habitats," Brian Kertson, CFR Wildlife Science Group and Washington Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit.

MONDAY, 3 OCTOBER GREEN BUILDING TOUR CUH, MERRILL 7 PM
For more information, phone 206.543.0415.

TUESDAY, 4 OCTOBER TWC SEMINAR 22 ANDERSON 8:30-9:30 PM
The Water Center's Tuesday Morning Seminar, "Principles for Influencing Policy: Examples from the Water Acquisition Program Study," Jon Brock and Dan Siemann, WSU-UW Policy Consensus Center.

TUESDAY, 4 OCTOBER CANDIDATE SEMINAR 22 ANDERSON 2:30-3:30 PM
Research Seminar, "Advancement in Biobased materials: Reactive processing and bio-inspired design," Scott Renneckar, candidate for Natural Products Chemistry assistant professor faculty position.

WEDNESDAY, 5 OCTOBER CFR SALMON BARBECUE CFR COURTYARD 4-6 PM
Phil Hurvitz will be doing his world-famous magic at the grill, the Dean will provide the corn and potato salad -- all you need to do is come, bring your family and an appetizer or dessert to share, and count on having a great time!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR SEMINAR BY MIKE DOMBECK:
Mike Dombeck, Former Chief of the U.S. Forest Service and Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, will be presenting a seminar, "National Security: Securing the Long-term Health of the Land," on October 12th at 4 pm in Anderson 207. One of the most renowned and respected contemporary conservationists, Dombeck dedicated a quarter of a century to managing federal lands and natural resources in the long-term public interest. His leadership in the Bureau of Land Management and as former chief of the Forest Service impacted nearly 500 million acres. His legacy is one of steadfast stewardship for the land; he is most noted for significant efforts toward watershed health and restoration, sustainable forest management, and roadless area protection. As the capstone to his life-long career in public service, he was granted the highest award in federal service, the Presidential Rank Distinguished Executive Award. He has authored, co-authored, and edited over 200 popular and scholarly publications, including the books "Watershed Restoration: Principles and Practices" and "From Conquest to Conservation: Our Public Lands Legacy". Please contact crnelson@u.washington.edu for more information.

CFR FALL RETREAT
The CFR fall retreat was held at the Lake Washington Rowing Club in Fremont on the morning of September 20. The facilitated retreat focused on new 3-year CFR goals and 1-year objectives. New 3-year goals for 2005-2008 were developed as follows:
*Attract and retain the highest quality staff, students, and faculty
*Provide highest quality educational programs
*Build and upgrade facilities incorporating innovative design, technology, and sustainability features
*Broaden and increase financial support
*Conduct internationally renowned research
*Provide an environment for collaborative problem solving, research, and intellectual debate
The CFR Directions Steering Committee is collating and refining the objectives with expectation of having them available for review shortly. The CFR Planning Committee will assign responsibility and timelines for attaining the objectives, and will periodically monitor progress.

NORWEGIAN COLLEAGUE TO VISIT CFR IN OCTOBER
John Marzluff reports that Professor Kine Thoren from the Norwegian University of Life Science will be visiting the Urban Ecology program. Says John, "Kine was one of my hosts last year in Norway. She particpated with several of our students and faculty during Urban Ecology excursions to Berlin and Oslo. Kine will be around the College from October 5-12 and again from Oct 19-23. During this time she will present seminars here, at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and at offices of local landscape architects. She will be based in Bloedel 364 and would love to meet any of you with interests in her area -- her reserach experience is with native vegetation in residential areas, urban green structure, densification processes, nature and outdoor qualities in housing areas and school yards, planning processes for green structure, and methods in planning and landscape analysis. As a member of the National Board for Physical Activity, Dr. Thoren is also interested in research on outdoor qualities and health. She also has experience as a landscape architect for housing and natural areas."

UW-WIDE COLLOQUIUM ON CONSERVATION FORMED
Sarah Reichard reports that a UW colloquium on conservation is in the planning stages for November 4th. Through a diverse range of work, UW faculty are exploring a wide range of conservation issues. More often than not, however, these activities are carried out without an understanding of how other disciplines are addressing related issues. To link faculty activities and foster a better sense of community, the Conservation Colloquium will highlight a cross section of faculty work and will encourage faculty from across the UW to engage in a discussion of conservation issues. For more information please contact the Conservation Colloquium Steering Committee at conscoll@u.washington.edu

PROVOST WISE VISITS CFR
Dean Bare thanks "all of you who participated in the Tuesday, October 27, visit of Provost Phyllis Wise to our College. We believe she was impressed with the diversity of our programs, the enthusiasm of our faculty and staff, the high quality and relevant work we do, and the transformation we are engaged in. Thanks so much for your involvement."

DATES AND SPEAKERS SET FOR CFR-UWAA WINTER LECTURE SERIES
Once again the College is joining with the UWAA to present the Winter Lecture Series, "Sustaining our Northwest World." The lectures, by Linda Brubaker, Bob Gara, and Tom Hinckley, are scheduled for February 9 and 23 and March 9. Stay tuned for lecture titles and registration information! All lectures will be in Kane Hall at 7 pm, followed by cookies and coffee in the Walker Ames Room.

TREE SAFARI A GREAT SUCCESS
The College and the UWAA hosted a Fall Tree Safari on Saturday, September 24. Professor Linda Brubaker, about 45 alumni, and friends and donors of all ages and backgrounds enjoyed the Safari which entailed a stimulating lecture and a tour of the trees on campus.

NEW PNW-CESU NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE
Tracy Woodman reminds the CFR community that the PNW-CESU newsletter, Cooperative Ventures, is available on line. For the latest edition, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.cesu/newsletters/PNWCV_Fall2005_online.pdf.

INNOVATIVE FENCE DESIGNS PUBLICATION
"Innovative Fence Designs from Small Diameter Timber: Adding value through design" is a new publication edited by Ivan Eastin. The book includes fence design drawings and includes information about adding value through design, forest restoration and fire in the Western U.S. and Innovative fence designs from small diameter timber. Financial support for the project was from the USDA Forest Service Economic Action Program. Ivan says, "It's not often that I get to work on a project that is as much fun as this project was ... I hope that this book is successful in demonstrating the potential for using small diameter timber as a raw material in fences, thus helping to provide an economic incentive to actively manage forests in a more ecologically responsible manner and thereby reduce the occurrence of catastrophic wildfires." Stop by CINTRAFOR and Ivan will be happy to show you a copy!

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION
Michelle Trudeau reports that the New Graduate Student Orientation held at the College last week was a great success. Says Michelle, "This year was a large group, with 55 attendees (there are 59 new grad students -- 11 PhD and 44 MS/MFR/MEH students). The students enjoyed presentations on CFR centers, as well as a library tour. Motor Pool and CFR Financial Services also provided information. Five volunteers drove vans to Pack Forest where the orientation continued with an after-dinner research panel discussion including faculty and graduate students. On Friday morning, Bob Edmonds led the group on a research tour of Pack. The scope of the orientation has been expanded over the last few years beyond administrative and library information to include orientation to research sites and centers. Thanks to all who participated and a special thanks to Jeff Aken for coordinating the event, including rethinking the event's purpose and scope. Thanks to Bob Edmonds for driving and leading the research tour of Pack year after year, as well as to Dean Bare for providing the financial support. Pack Forest staff also deserve special thanks for being accommodating and welcoming to our students. We could not have done this without the help of all our volunteers. In the future, more faculty are needed to continue the success of the program. We have set the dates for September 21-22, 2006 so mark your calendar now!

UW COUNSELING CENTER
The UW Counseling Center provides a range of services to UW students and the campus community -- personal counseling, crisis consultation, career assessment, and interpretation, outreach, and consultation to students and staff about mental health issues, as well as a variety of workshops. The Center is open 8-5 Monday through Friday, and offers services by appointment only on Tuesday evenings. Students can schedule appointments by stopping by Schmitz 401 or by calling 3-1240. The Center also offers the Counselor on Duty service to the UW community, in which a staff member is available for phone consultation with students, faculty, or staff, or for in-person crisis consultation from 8-5 Monday through Friday. Currently enrolled matriculated students may receive an intake appointment and the first three counseling appointments of the academic year without charge. Faculty and staff may refer students for counseling. For more information, see http://depts.washington.edu/counsels.

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KUDOS

Kudos to the Pack Forest staff for collecting over 30 bags of trash, three televisions, and one mattress during Tuesday's Adopt-A-Highway road cleanup.

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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 ****************************************************************************
WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi