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The Straight Grain
Volume 20, 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING October 29. 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.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 25-29 OCTOBER SAF CONFERENCE PITTSBURGH, PA
2006 Society of American Foresters Annual Convention, "Our Woods, Wild and Working." See http://www.safnet.org/natcon-06/index.cfm.

MONDAY, 30 OCTOBER FACULTY MEETING AND 22 9:30-10:30 AM
CFR regularly scheduled faculty meeting. Agenda available prior to the meeting.

MONDAY, 30 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
"Wildlife in a Changing Climate: Forecasting climate-induced shifts in species distributions," Joshua Lawler, USEPA and Oregon State University (CFR Assistant Professor beginning 3/2007).

TUESDAY, 31 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Full Cost Accounting for Reclaimed Water," Tom Fox, P.E., Water Resources Business Area Manager, Seattle Public Utilities.

TUESDAY, 31 OCTOBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHY-ASTR A102 4 PM
"Acquilegia as a New Model for the Study of Ecology and Evolution," Elena Kramer, Harvard University.

WEDNESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER NEON MEETING AND 207 9 AM-1 PM
NEON video conference.

WEDNESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER FINANCIAL DESKTOP AND 22 11:30 AM-1 PM
My Financial Desktop training; RSVP to Bev Anderson, bja@u.washington.edu.

WEDNESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER EHUF GRADUATE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"Restoration Ecology(s): Integrating human and environmental dimensions, Kathy Wolf, College of Forest Resources Research Scientist.

1 NOVEMBER - 13 DECEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG, ISAACSON
"Continuing Botanical Painting: The art of painting leaves." For course times and to register, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

THURSDAY, 2 NOVEMBER NWFSC SEMINAR SEATTLE YACHT CLUB 11 AM
"Southern California's Urban Watersheds: Baselines, Impacts, and Solutions," Eric D. Stein, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project.

THURSDAY, 2 NOVEMBER DENICE DENTON MEMORIAL KANE 130 4 PM
Memorial for former College of Engineering Dean Denice Denton, with President Mark Emmert, Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College Prsident, School of Nursing Dean Nancy Woods, and Dean Denton's former grad student Reza Ghoddsi paying tribute to her contributions to the UW, to the field of science and engineering, and to the advancement of women and minorities in higher education.

FRIDAY, 3 NOVEMBER CFRAA ANNUAL MEETING AND BANQUET AND 207/UWBG,NHS
Dean Bare and CFRAA president Ann Forest Burns extend an invitation to CFR faculty, staff, and students to join colleagues at the 2006 CFR research showcase held in conjunction with the CFRAA's annual meeting and to the annual banquet. The showcase, at 2 pm, is in Anderson 207. The banquet takes place at 6 pm at UWBG, Center for Urban Horticulture. Please let Nancy Davis know if you plan to attend the banquet and to confirm your complementary ticket.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ....
November 9, 2006, Denman Forestry Issues Series, 2-5 p.m., UWBG, NHS. "Sustainable Urban Ecosystems - Part 2. Human dimensions and management of urban ecosystems." For agenda, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/denmanaut06.htm.

WASHINGTON FOREST FUTURES STUDY RELEASES THIRD PROGRESS REPORT
The third progress report by the Washington State Forest Futures Study has just been released. The report is a supplement to the second report (July 2006) except where the executive summary suggests otherwise. The study will fullfill a contract with the WA Department of Natural Resources for preparation of a comprehensive report on the future of the state's forests.

STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO SERVE ON COLLEGE COMMITTEES
Dean Bare sends along a reminder of "College policy to place undergraduate and/or graduate students on all College committees. This includes standing committees as well as ad hoc and search committees. If you chair or co-chair a committee, please work with Michelle's office to solicit the names of possible student members. Standing College committees where students may serve include: College Curriculum Committee; College Educational Outreach Steering Committee; College Health and Safety Committee; College Lands Committee; College Planning Committee; College Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee; and New Initiatives Team. I also suggest that the faculty consider student representation at their faculty meetings (in an ex officio capacity) ? to be excused when personnel issues are discussed."

PROFESSIONAL STAFF ORGANIZATION SEEKS FACULTY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
The Professional Staff Organization (PSO) is looking for a few good people to become representatives or alternate representatives to a number of faculty councils: Faculty Affairs (alternate), Instructional Quality (alternate), Tri Campus Policy (alternate), University Facilities and Services (alternate), University Relations (representative and alternate). For more information see http://www.washington.edu/faculty/committees/ or contact the Secretary of the Faculty, secfac@u.washington.edu. Council representative appointments are for one year. As a non-voting representative, you would attend the meetings of the council, representing the interests of professional staff, and send to the PSO board a brief written summary of the issues covered, or anything else relevant to professional staff. If you can't attend a meeting, you would inform your PSO alternate in time for that person to attend. To volunteer for a position, send a brief statement of interest or qualifications and a resume to Judith Yarrow, PSO chair.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For an article in the most recent issue of University Week, which quotes Tom Hinckley, see "There are barriers to interdisciplinary work, those involved say." For more on the latest indictments in the Merrill Hall firebombing investigation, see "Activists' passion turns to violence."

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


 

The Straight Grain
Volume 20, Number 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING October 21. 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, 21 OCTOBER AUDUBON SOCIETY CLASS UWBG,DOUGLAS 9 AM -12 PM
"Seattle's Crows," John Withey. Register at http://www.seattleaudubon.org/education.cfm?id=104.

SATURDAY, 21 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION MAPLE TREE TOUR WPA 1 PM
"Washington Park Arboretum Maple Tree Tour, David Zuckerman, UWBG. Suggested donation; see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/events.htm.

MONDAY, 22 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
"A Feasibility Assessment and Implementation Approach for Reintroducing Fishers in Washington," Jeff Lewis, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

TUESDAY, 24 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Economics and Salmon Habitat Conservation: Welcome to the data-poor real world," Mark Plummer, Economist, Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

WEDNESDAY, 25 OCTOBER EHUF GRADUATE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"Status of Whitebark Pine in the Pacific Northwest, Rogina Rochefort, National Park Service.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 25-27 OCTOBER CWRA CONFERENCE VANCOUVER BC
Canadian Water Resources Association Conference, "Water under Pressure: Balancing values, demands, and extremes." See http://www.cwra.org/About_CWRA/CWRA_Branches/British_Columbia/BC2006Conference/bc2006conference.html.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 25-29 OCTOBER SAF CONFERENCE Pittsburgh, PA
2006 Society of American Foresters Annual Convention, "Our Woods, Wild and Working." See http://www.safnet.org/natcon-06/index.cfm.

THURSDAY, 26 OCTOBER ENVIRONMENTAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR MGH 10 AM-2 PM
Discover UW environmental programs, explore careers in environmental fields, and connect with environmental professionals; held in Mary Gates Commons. See http://depts.washington.edu/enviro/.

THURSDAY, 26 OCTOBER NWFSC SEMINAR SEATTLE YACHT CLUB 11 AM
"Emerging Riparian Perspectives and Challenges in the Pacific Coastal Ecoregion," Robert Naiman, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

THURSDAY, 26 OCTOBER CIG SEMINAR CIG CONFERENCE ROOM 1:30-3 PM
"Mapping Temperature-sensitive Snowpacks and the Frequency of Warm Winters in the Coterminous United States," Anne Nolin, Oregon State University. See http://www.cses.washington.edu/cig/outreach/seminars.shtml.

THURSDAY, 26 OCTOBER YOUNG INVESTIGATORS SEMINAR FS AUD 4 PM School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences seminar, "Climate Change, trophic cascades, and apex predators in Greenland," Kristin Laidre, UW Applied Physics Laboratory.

THURSDAY, 26 OCTOBER BOOK LAUNCH UWBG, MERRILL 6-8 PM
"The Story of the Apple," by co-author Professor David Mabberley, UWBG Director. The book reveals the solution to a long-standing puzzle. Where did the apple come from, and why is the familiar, large, sweet cultivated apple so different from all other wild apple species with their bitter, cherry-sized fruits?" From earthquakes in Tian Shan, to the eating habits of bears and horses, to the multiple virtues of cider, "The Story of the Apple" describes the history of one of Americas favorite fruits.

FRIDAY, 27 OCTOBER 1 JOHN HANBY RETIREMENT PARTY AND 207 4-5 PM
WPPF is sponsoring a coffee and cake reception for John Hanby who retired in July from serving five years as WPPF Executive Director. John's tireless dedication to the success of our students was evident to all who had the pleasure of working with him. Many of us, particularly our PSE students, were not on campus back in July, so please stop by.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ....
November 1, 2006, My Financial Desktop training, 11:30-1 p.m., Anderson 22. Please RSVP to Bev Anderson.
November 3, 2006, CFR research showcase and CFRAA banquet. Dean Bare and CFRAA president Ann Forest Burns extend an invitation to CFR faculty, staff, and students to join colleagues at the 2006 CFR research showcase held in conjunction with the CFRAA's annual meeting and banquet. The showcase, at 2 pm, in in Anderson 207. The banquet takes place at 6 pm at UWBG, Center for Urban Horticulture. Please let Nancy Davis know if you plan to attend the banquet and to confirm your complementary ticket.
November 9, 2006, Denman Forestry Issues Series, 2-5 p.m., UWBG, NHS. "Sustainable Urban Ecosystems - Part 2. Human dimensions and management of urban ecosystems."

COLLEGE WILL MISS KENDALL CARSON
Our best wishes for his future studies to Kendall Carson, Administrative Specialist for the Urban Ecology IGERT Program, whose last day at the College was October 15th.

CFR WELCOMES JOEL SIDERIUS
And a belated welcome to Joel Siderius, who joined the College recently as Administrative Specialist with the PNW CESU. Stop down in Anderson 15 and say hello!

IN MEMORIAM
Jeff Braatne, Assistant Professor of floodplain ecology at the University of Idaho and Affiliate Assistant Professor in our College, was, during the late 80s and early 90s a technician and then a post-doc with the UW-WSU poplar program. He died on October 14, 2006. He was 50 years old. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after a two year struggle with cancer. He received his PhD in botany from the UW in 1990. A Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at St. Augustine Catholic Center on the University of Idaho campus, followed by a Celebration of Jeff's Life at the 1912 Building, 412 E Third Street, Moscow. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Jeff Braatne, PhD Memorial Fund, c/o Gift Administration Office, University of Idaho, PO Box 443147, Moscow, ID 83844-3147

WELCOME MORE NEW UNDERGRADUATES!
New majors for Autumn 2006, just declared, include Olagoke Muyiwa Olatunji, junior transfer student, declared ESRM, interested in sustainability studies, double degree with CHEM E; and continuing UW students Matthew Dickerson, junior, declared ESRM, interested in wildlife, ecology and conservation; Erik Injerd, premajor sophomore declared in ESRM, undefined interests; Melissa Johnson, premajor sophomore, declared ESRM, ecology and conservation, premed; and Patrick McGuire, premajor junior declared in ESRM, undefined interests.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS, SEPTEMBER 2006
"Fuel and Fire Hazard Assessment at the USFS Savannah River Site Using the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS)"; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; co-PIs: Jim Agee and Ernesto Alvarado
"Diaztrophic Yeast Endophytes of Poplar Trees"; sponsor: National Science Foundation; PI: Sharon Doty
"Climatic Variability, Ecosystem Dynamics and Disturbances in Mountain-Protected Areas"; sponsor: US Geological Survey; PI: Bob Edmonds
"Lewis and Clark Plan"; sponsor National Park Service; PI: Tom Hinckley
"Changes Beyond the Forest: Implications for conserving forest biodiversity"; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; PI: John Marzluff
"Native Plant Conservation Technical Support"; sponsor: National Park Service; PI: Sarah Reichard
"Identifying Fish Barriers on Small Forestlands in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties"; sponsor: WA Department of Natural Resources; PI: Luke Rogers
"Sustainable Range Management of RDX and TNT by Phytoremediation with Engineered Plants"; U.S. Department of Defense; PI: Stuart Strand
"Puget Sound Landscape Monitoring (PSILM) Pilot Project"; sponsor: U.S. Geological Survey; PI: Christian Torgersen

CFR FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENTATIONS
Research Scientist Kathy Wolf presented her research on human dimensions of urban ecology at two meetings this week: Growing Greener Cities Symposium on Urban Environmental Issues in the 21st Century (University of Pennsylvania), and the annual meeting of the Baltimore Ecosystem Studies/LTER (University of Maryland). Both events highlighted the integration of biophysical and social sciences to improve knowledge and practice for sustainable cities.
CINTRAFOR director Ivan Eastin attended a conference, "China's Influence on Forest Products Markets in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)," in Geneva, Switzerland, where he presented a talk on panel markets, including UNECE Timber Committee forecasts.

ARBORETUM FOUNDATION'S NEW PRESIDENT JOINS COLLEGE VISITING COMMITTEE
John Johnston, new President of the Arboretum Foundation, is the College Visiting Committee's newest member. Outgoing AF president Neal Lessenger will remain on the committee.

ARBORETUM CALENDAR AVAILALBLE
A Washington Park Arboretum Calendar published by the Arboretum Foundation is available for 2007, with featured photographs by Joy Spurr, Dan Hinkley, and winners of the 2004 Arboretum photo contest. The calendar sells for $15.95 and will be available at the Arboretum Shop and PCC Natural Markets. See www.arboretumfoundation.org to see calendar highlights.

CINTRAFOR COORDINATES SALES MISSION TO CHINA
Rose Braden reports that the September sales mission to China resulted in $3 million in expected sales. Eleven U.S. building materials companies met with almost 350 Chinese construction professionals during the U.S. Housing and Building Materials seminar series and sales mission to Guangzhou, Qingdao, and Shanghai. Co-sponsors included the American Forest & Paper Association the U.S. Department of Commerce, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, the Chinese Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), and the Shanghai Building Materials Trade Association. The theme of the seminars was "Using U.S. Building Materials and Systems to Improve Housing Performance". U.S. company representatives gave technical presentations about their products on topics including energy efficiency, insulation technologies, window design and functions, and design and technical aspects of wood frame construction, wood for interior design, and treated wood for landscape design.

CFR RESOURCES COMMITTEE MINUTES
The CFR Resources Committee met on October 13, 2006 to discuss space issues, including: WINK 104 has been converted into the administrative center for faculty services to provide for a more efficient delivery of integrated services to the faculty. Amanda Davis and Nevada Smith are located in WINK 104 along with Chair Bradley and are available to assist faculty seeking help with administrative services.
As previously announced, BLD 292 is in the process of being converted into a flexible meeting space for seminars, graduate classes, and College meetings. It will be configured with tables and chairs to be comparable to AND 22 and will be available for reservation on the College web site available beginning Winter Quarter 2007. The room may also be configured for use of video conferencing equipment.
The mailboxes and the shared printer previously located in BLD 292 are being relocated to the work space portion of the Honors Room.
The Xi Sigma Pi file cabinet will be moved from this work space to the mezzanine of the Anderson 207, Forest Club Room, in the near future, providinh additional work space in the Honors Room and allowing for the consolidation of student club records.
In order to accommodate teaching assistants, and retiring faculty who are reemployed under the 40% option, BLD 311 will be converted in Winter 2007 into a shared faculty office and TA space. Six TA work spaces will be shared by TAs during the quarters they are employed as TAs and six faculty work spaces will be shared by retired faculty during the the quarters they are reemployed. These latter spaces are also available to accommodate visiting faculty if approved in advance. In addition, the room provides a shared meeting space to allow group discussions.

PROPOSALS REQUESTED FOR 2007 EXPLORATION SEMINARS
Exploration Seminars are month-long, global study experiences that take place during early fall; they are intensive learning opportunities jointly sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of International Programs and Exchanges, and the Comparative History of Ideas Program. Up to 40 seminars, funded on a self-sustaining basis, each with 15-20 students, will be offered in 2007. If you interested in developing an Exploration Seminar, contact Paul LePore, 3-2109, Box 353765), with a description of the program you would like to offer. Proposals are due October 23, 2006. See proposal information at http://www.artsci.washington.edu/exploration/.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For an October 17th Los Angeles Times story on salvage logging in the aftermath of the Biscuit fire, which cites congressional testimony by Jerry Franklin, see "The Post-Burning Question: Log It or Leave It?."

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KUDOS
Kudos to all involved in the work of the Hyde Herbarium at UWBG, which recently accessioned specimen no. 16,000! For information about the Herbarium. see http://depts.washington.edu/hydeherb/.

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 20, Number 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING October 15. 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, 16 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
"Energy-Diversity Relationships in Urbanizing Areas and Related Impacts on Songbird Community Structure, Productivity, and Foraging Behavior," David Oleyear, CFR.

TUESDAY, 17 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,ISAACSON
"Practical and Creative Landscape Design," 8-part series begins October 17; for course times and to register, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

TUESDAY, 17 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Salmon Recovery Planning for Hood Canal: Gone to the dogs before the dogs are gone," Scott Brewer, Manager, Salmon Recovery Program, Hood Canal Coordinating Council.

TUESDAY, 17 OCTOBER SUSTAINABILITY LECTURE KANE 210 7 PM
Henry Luce Speaker Series, PoE Environmental Management Certificate Program, "The Business Case for Sustainability," L. Hunter Lovins. See http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/gradprograms/envmgt/speakers.html.

WEDNESDAY, 18 OCTOBER EHUF GRADUATE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"Starting a Business in the Real World," Duane Kelly, Salmon Bay Events.

WEDNESDAY, 18 OCTOBER WILDLIFE WORKSHOP VANCOUVER, WA 8 AM-5 PM
"Managing for Wildlife Habitat in Westside Production Forests." See http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/calendar/wildlife-habitat/index.shtml.

WEDNESDAY, 18 OCTOBER UW ORGANIZATION COMMITTEEE CMU 120 4 PM
Open meeting on interdisciplinarity, sponsored by the UW Colleges and Schools Organization Committee. See committee website at http://depts.washington.edu/csoc.

FRIDAY, 20 OCTOBER RECORDS MGMT TRAINING ALLEN CLSRM 9:30 AM-12 PM
"Should It Stay or Should It Go: What do I do with all these records?" Learn to manage records in a way that saves time, saves money, saves space, avoids legal and audit problems, and promotes efficiency in your office. Latest revision of the UW General Records Retention Schedule and how to apply it to your records.

SATURDAY, 21 OCTOBER AUDUBON SOCIETY CLASS UWBG,DOUGLAS 9 AM -12 PM
"Seattle's Crows," John Withey. Register at http://www.seattleaudubon.org/education.cfm?id=104.

SATURDAY, 21 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION MAPLE TREE TOUR WPA 1 PM
"Washington Park Arboretum Maple Tree Tour, David Zuckerman, UWBG Suggested donation; see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/events.htm

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ....
November 3, 2006, CFR research showcase and CFRAA banquet. Dean Bare and CFRAA president Ann Forest Burns extend an invitation to CFR faculty, staff, and students to join colleagues at the 2006 CFR research showcase held in conjunction with the CFRAA's annual meeting and banquet. The showcase, at 2 pm, in in Anderson 207. The banquet takes place at 6 pm at UWBG, Center for Urban Horticulture. Please let Nancy Davis know if you plan to attend the banquet and to confirm your complementary ticket.

CFR REPRESENTED IN UW DIVERSITY COUNCIL
Two representatives from the College have been selected to serve on the UW's Diversity Council: Ivan Eastin, Professor, for a two year term and Michelle Trudeau, Director, Office of Student and Academic Services, for a three year term. The council assists and advises in matters relating to (1) increasing access to the UW for a diverse population of students; (2) reaching the highest possible retention and graduation rates for diverse students; (3) improving the climate for diversity on campus. See http://depts.washington.edu/divcoun/activities.html.

ALUMNI NEWS
Alumnus Kent Barr ('06) writes that he has accepted a position with the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), http://www.state.nj.us/drbc/. "The DRBC is an interstate agency that helps to co-ordinate management of the Delaware river, its feeders, and the land surrounding it in Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. My official title is 'water resources assistant', but I will predominantly be spending time re-organizing their data sets, dealing with issues related to surrounding forest and farm land, and contributing a good bit of the economic portions to various projects. It's more integrated management than strict forestry, but the skills I have from CFR dovetail nicely with what is needed at the DRBC. I hope everyone is well and easing into the first quarter after a nice long summer."

IN MEMORIAM
Alberta Corkery died on October 6. Along with her brothers Jack and George, and Jack's wife Vada May, Alberta helped create the Corkery Family Chair and the David Thorud Endowed Fund for Pack Forest. These gifts of kindness have been of enormous value to the College and will benefit future generations in untold ways. A memorial service is tentatively planned for Monday, October 16 at St. James Cathedral beginning at 1:30 p.m.
John W. Duffield died recently; he was Assistant Professor, Silviculture, at the College in 1953,

UPDATE ON UW ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
Co-chairs of the Committee, Tom Daniel, Chair, Department of Biology; and Kathleen Woodward, Director, Simpson Center for the Humanities, write, "We began our work together last spring and continued to meet throughout the summer. As a committee of the whole, we held separate meetings with virtually all of the deans of our colleges and schools, along with other people who hold key positions in the administration. In small groups we also met with many chairs, divisional deans, faculty councils, directors of interdisciplinary programs and centers, and colleagues in development. Last spring we held two open meetings for faculty, staff, and students and recently held an open meeting for the UW advising community. As co-chairs of the committee, we met with the Board of Regents. We also have received emails from many of you (csoc@u.washington.edu) and have further consulted with many people at other universities. We have formed four subcommittees devoted to organization, financial flows, interdisciplinarity, and advising. We are resuming a full schedule of meetings this fall, and our projected timeline is to submit our report by the end of the fall quarter." The committee's website is http://depts.washington.edu/csoc.

CHANGE IN EMPLOYEE CARD VALIDATION STICKER
Effective October 2006, the employee validation sticker ? the date on the front of your ID card -will no longer be produced and distributed. The UW has conducted an evaluation of the current ID system and has decided to incorporate a transit "smart card" into the new UW ID card. The new ID card will continue to have the magnetic stripe, so services that use the stripe (such as CAAMS door access, library checkout, Husky Card account, etc.) will not be impacted. Some of the changes you can expect are centralized ID production, photos on all cards, the elimination of both the validation sticker and UPASS sticker, and a new look for the ID card. The current timeline for smart card implementation with the transit agencies is the fall of 2007. See http://hfs.washington.edu/husky_card/default.aspx?id=953.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
An article in "The Fig Tree," monthly interfaith newsletter of the Inland Northwest has a recent story featuring CFR alumna Tania Ellersick ('98), "Face-to-face discussions among diverse parties create collaboration to resolve some issues on land." Tania is working as the Forest Watch Director for the Lands Council in Spokane, WA.
For a web news item on CORRIM (Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials), see "Framing: The Debate."

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KUDOS
Kudos to Sarah Reichard on the publication of her new book entitled, "Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest." The book is co-edited by Dee Boersma and Amy Van Buren and is published by UW Press. Several CFR graduate students participated in preparing parts of the book. More information is available at: http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/BOEINV.html.
Kudos to Duane Emmons, newly promoted to permanent Manager of Forest Operations at Pack Forest.
Kudos to all involved in planning and implementing the successful CFR barbecue last week. It was clear that everyone enjoyed themselves and the food. Writes Ara Erickson, "I believe we also made great strides in implementing our composting initiative and diverting as much waste as possible from the landfill stream, thereby reducing our overall production of waste. Implementing this program required extra effort on all our parts; I would like to personally thank you for you assistance in supporting this 'sustainability' endeavor. From my estimates, it looks like we composted 2/3 of our waste (including corn husks, the salmon boxes, plates, napkins, cups, and food waste). The other 1/3 of the waste consisted of plastic utensils, the plastic the salmon was wrapped in, and the various food serving platters, bowls, etc. that were neither recyclable nor compostable. In summary, the equivalent of 4 of those large trash cans were composted, while 2 were bagged and put in the trash bin. This should be considered no small feat!"

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 20, Number 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING October 7. 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, 7 OCTOBER UBNA WALKING TOUR UWBG, UBNA 1-2:30 PM
Walking tour of Union Bay Natural Area, led by Kern Ewing. See http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/events.htm.

MONDAY, 9 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
"Pattern Detection, Scope, and Perception in Ecology," Christian Torgersen, USGS and CFR.

MONDAY, 9 OCTOBER MACARTHUR FELLOWS SERIES KANE 210 7-8:30 PM
"A Conversation with MacArthur Fellows about Intellectual Risk-taking and Careers," featuring a panel of four UW MacArthur Fellows (Linda Bierds, Thomas Daniel, Charles Johnson, and John Toews), followed by a reception in Kane, Walker-Ames Room. For more information, see http://www.grad.washington.edu/news/macarthurseries.htm.

MONDAY, 9 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,ISAACSON
"Botanical Drawing for the Complete Beginner," 5-part series begins October 9; for course times, and to register, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Response of Wildlife to Riparian Habitat," Dave Manuwal, CFR. See http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Events/Tuesday/F06/Manuwal.html.

TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER UW-AWRA FALL MEETING AND 207 12-1 PM
UW Chapter of the American Water Resources Association Fall Meeting and Social.

TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER FILM SHOWING KANE 130 7 PM
"Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus." This new documentary by evolutionary ecologist turned filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson has won plaudits from reviewers. Discover how this film portrays the confusion and conflicts in an important contemporary problem in communication, education, and science. Check out http://www.flockofdodos.com. GET YOUR TICKETS! YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET IN HAND TO BE ADMITTED TO THE FILM. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN ANDERSON 107E.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 11-13 OCTOBER "FLOCK OF DODOS" FORUMS MGH 258 12:30-2PM
The Tuesday evening film event will serve as a catalyst for a trio of forums; each forum will feature a selection of faculty members from a variety of disciplines, who will provide brief commentaries in order to generate a discussion that will be opened to forum participants.

WEDNESDAY, 11 OCTOBER EHUF GRADUATE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"Resource Conservation, Extraction, and Environmental Justice in Suriname," Dan Peplow, Affiliate Assistant Professor, CFR

WEDNESDAY, 11 OCTOBER FILM SHOWING OTB 14 3:30 PM
"An Inconvenient Truth," film on global warming narrated by Al Gore. The OTB is located here: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/?OTB. For more information contact Miriam Bertram: uwpcc@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER AK CONSERVATION SERIES THE MOUNTAINEERS 6:30 PM
"Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay," Alaska Conservation Lecture Series. See http://www.mountaineers.org/conservation/conservation.html#alaska.

THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,MILLER 7-8:30 PM
"Hidden Gems: Undiscovered Pacific Northwest plant books," Brian Thompson, Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

FRIDAY, 13 OCTOBER URBAN ECOLOGY SYMPOSIUM AND 207 9 AM-5 PM
"Urban Ecology in the Seattle Metropolitan Area: Research, policy, and planning. For information, and to register, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.urbaneco/Symposium/Index.htm.

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KUDOS

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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



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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ....
November 3, 2006, CFR research showcase and CFRAA banquet. Dean Bare and CFRAA president Ann Forest Burns extend an invitation to CFR faculty, staff, and students to join colleagues at the 2006 CFR research showcase held in conjunction with the CFRAA's annual meeting and banquet. The showcase, at 2 pm, in in Anderson 207. The banquet takes place at 6 pm at UWBG, Center for Urban Horticulture. Please let Nancy Davis know if you plan to attend the banquet and to confirm your complementary ticket.

WELCOME TO NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS!
A warm welcome to all of CFR's new masters and PhD students; hopefully we'll soon connect faces with the following names: in the Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry interest area, Kristen McIvor, Lloyd Nackley, Benjamin Peterson, Jeffrey Richardson, Douglas Schmitt, Patrick Schwartzkopf (who is working as an hourly in our Student and Academic Services Office; stop by to say hello), Liamm Stacey, Ginger Tennant, and Amy Yahnkel; in the Forest Ecology interest area, Joel Breems, Aaron Brooks, Aldo Compagnoni, James Freund, Richard Gwozdz, Michael Hannam, Karen Kopper, Melissa Martin, Crystal Raymond, Jacob Strunk, Liora Llewellyn Van Natta, and Reed Wendel; in our Forest Managment-MFR program, Brian Maier; in the Forest Soils interest area, Amy Honan and Diane Nelson, in the Forest Systems and Bioenergy interest area, Keum Young Lee, in the Peace Corps Masters International Program, Brian Bragg, Cadie Federmeyer, and Brendan Impson; in the Paper Science and Engineering interest area, Hong Lin, in the Sustainable Resource Management interest area, Tracey Marsh, Joshua Misenar, Alicia Robbins, Daisuke Sakuma, Alicia Sullivan, and Gonzalo Thienel; in the Social Sciences interest area, Joanne Ho and Lesley Jantarasami; and in the Wildlife Science interest area Sara Gregory and Luciana Santos.

RTI NEWS
Kevin Ceder, Don Hanley, and Larry Mason recently participated in a field day at Pilchuck Tree Farm helping forest land owners to better understand the advantages of modern computing and measurement technology. Larry Mason recently presented a talk at the Idaho Wildland Fire Conference in Boise, Idaho, entitled, "Forest Fuels Reductions and Biomass-to-Energy; What's the Connection?"

IN MEMORIAM, J. LAWRENCE KULP
The College received word that J. Lawrence Kulp (Larry) passed away. Mr. Kulp was a prominent scientist, the Vice President of Research at Weyerhaeuser for ten years, and a consultant for CFR. Obituaries will be posted in the Seattle Times and the Tacoma New Tribune this week. While the official services will take place in New Jersey, there will be a memorial service in Federal Way on Saturday, November 4th, starting at 2 p.m. at the Steel Lake Presbyterian Church.

WA STATE COMBINED FUND DRIVE
The UW's workplace giving campaign: the Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is underway. The UW participates in this campaign because it is a powerful way to support over 2,300 charities and organizations. Last year, our UW community pledged over $1.6 million through the Combined Fund Drive. Workplace giving campaigns are especially effective because they save charities the time and expense of multiple fundraising campaigns, lowering their overhead cost and allowing them to put more of their dollars into services. Charities can also better plan their annual budgets because they know what contributions they can count on each quarter. In fact, workplace giving campaigns like the CFD are almost every charity's largest source of income. Please take a few moments to explore the campaign's website at http://www.washington.edu/uwcfd to learn more about how your gift helps and the convenience of making your donation through payroll deduction.

TIME TO REPORT LOBBYING
Last Friday was the final day of the third quarter, so we need to compile lobbying activities for the Period July - September, 2006. Please let Sally Morgan (5-0952, slm@u.washington.edu) know if you have engaged in any lobbying activities with elected officials or agency personnel for the State of Washington (Federal legislators or agency personnel are not part of this request). Casual contact does not apply nor does attending a fund-raiser (unless you discuss specific legislation; invited testimony at a hearing does not count.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Stories in last week's media included a number covering additional guilty pleas in the Merill Hall firebombing; see "2 plead guilty in ecoterror arson at UW," and "Earth Liberation Front members plead guilty in 2001 firebombing," for local coverage. Many other stories appeared -- for a selection demonstrating the range of coverage, see: http://www.registerguard.com/news/2006/10/05/e1.cr.newbackfirename.1005.p1.php?section=cityregion
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/9182.html
http://159.54.227.3/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061005/NEWS/610050310
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/10/05/qt
http://www.columbian.com/news/APStories/AP10052006news64744.cfm
See also an article in the most recent issue of the journal, Nature: "Environmental activism: In the name of nature,"
.For a report on the public meeting regarding the 520 bridge proposals, see "Citizens sound off on 520 bridge proposals."
.And for UWweek coverage of the upcoming Uban Ecology Symposium, see "Researchers, practitioners of urban ecology to share insights Urban Ecology Program."

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