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October 2007

The Straight Grain
Volume 24, 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.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 26. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 26 OCTOBER QUALITY OF URBAN LIFE ARBORETUM, GRAHAM 7-10 PM
Allied Arts: Quality of Urban Life presents panel presentation, "Freeways, Parks, and Neighborhoods," Paige Miller, Arboretum Foundation Executive Director; Brice Maryman, Open Space Seattle 2100 Co-director, Elizabeth Louden; UW Botanical Garden Education and Outreach Manager.

MONDAY, 29 OCTOBER CFR FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM

MONDAY, 29 OCTOBER FOREST ECOLOGY SEMINAR ANDERSON 207 8:30-9:20 AM
"Community Ecology of Forest Canopies," Bob Van Pelt; Van Pelt's publication, Forest Giants of the Pacific NW, will be available for purchase ($30, cash only)

MONDAY, 29 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SIEG 134 3:30-5 PM
"Dispersal, Habitat Use, and Survival of Native Forest Songbirds in an Urban Landscape," Kara Whittaker, UW College of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 29 OCTOBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLD 292 4-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference, "Mycoparasitism for Biological Control of Powdery Mildew," Renuka A. Kithul-Pelage, Washington State University

MONDAY, 29 OCTOBER CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE 3RD PLACE BOOKS 7 PM
Science on Tap Lecture Series, "The Biological Impacts of Climate Change: Trouble in the tropics," Joshua Tewksbury, UW Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 30 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30 AM
"Puget Sound in Trouble: Can we manage the restoration of an ecosystem?," William Ruckelshaus, Puget Sound Partnership.

TUESDAY, 30 OCTOBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"Making Sense of Evolution: the Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Theory," Massimo Pigliucci, SUNY Stony Brook.

TUESDAY, 30 OCTOBER PROVOST DISTINGUISHED LECTURE KANE 130 7-9 PM
"At the Leading Edge of Environmental Renaissance," John Delaney, UW School of Oceanography..

TUESDAY, 30 OCTOBER Y2Y SEMINAR BURKE MUSEUM 7-8:50 PM
Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam Seminar Series,"Mayday! Imminent Threats to the Yellowstone to Yukon Corridor," Harvey Locke, Y2Y co-founder and strategic advisor; Rob Ament, Western Transportation Institute. For more about the series topics and speakers, see http://courses.washington.edu/y2y/index.html.

WEDNESDAY, 31 OCTOBER ENV HORT SEMINAR UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 3 PM
"Characterizing Run-off from Single Family Residences," Lorence Oki, UC-Davis.

THURSDAY, 1 NOVEMBER ENV HORT SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 10:30 AM
"Characterizing Run-off from Single Family Residences," Lorence Oki, UC-Davis.

THURSDAY, 1 NOVEMBER PUGET SOUND SERIES SEATTLE REI 7 PM
Exploring Puget Sound Speaker Series, "Puget Sound Shorelines: A naturally changing environment," Hugh Shipman, WA Department of Ecology.

THURSDAY, 1 NOVEMBER ELISABETH MILLER LECTURE MEANY HALL 7:30 PM
"The Most Beautiful Garden in Wales," Graham Rankin. For tickets, call 206.362.8612 or email info@millergarden.org. Sponsored by the Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden, the Elisabeth C. Miller Library, and the the Northwest Horticultural Society.

FRIDAY, 2 NOVEMBER CENTENNIAL SOCIAL SEATTLE, HOTEL DECA 6-8:30 PM
It's time for the College's alumni and friends to celebrate the College's centennial anniversary! Centennial Social will take place in Governor's Room, Hotel Deca (formerly the Meany Towers). Hotel Deca has reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate for those booking early for the Weekend Gala. Contact Paul Winters at Hotel Deca, 206.634.2000. For directions to Hotel Deca, see http://www.hoteldeca.com/deca_directions.aspx.

SATURDAY, 3 NOVEMBER CENTENNIAL SHOWCASE ANDERSON 207 2-4 PM
"Biofuels and Bioenergy," Renata Bura, Sharon Doty, Rick Gustafson, Kevin Hodgson, Larry Mason, Bill McKean, and L. Monika Moskal, UW College of Forest Resources.

SATURDAY, 3 NOVEMBER CENTENNIAL BANQUET UW,DON JAMES CTR 5-9 PM
Keynote Speaker: Roger Hoesterey, '80, Vice President and Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Director, The Trust for Public Land. Immediately following the keynote address, CFRAA President Bob Dick Jr., '74 and board members will present an award ceremony. Cost: UWAA Members $55, Non-members $70, Students/Faculty/Staff $70. Registration for the Gala includes complimentary valet parking, two drink tickets, appetizers, and a plated dinner of either beef, chicken, or vegetarian.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
Tuesday, November 13, 2007, Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Bioenergy and Biofuels," UWBG,CUH, NHS, 1-5 pm. See . RSVP to Ellen Matheny. Speakers include CFR faculty and staff Bruce Bare, Renata Bura, Sharon Doty, Rick Gustafson, Larry Mason, and Kristiina Vogt; UW College of Engineering faculty Joyce Cooper and Phil Malte; WSU faculty Shulin Chen and Craig Frear; and Tim Stearns from the WA State Council on Trade and Economic Development.

CHINESE ACADEMY OF FORESTRY DELEGATION VISITS COLLEGE
A six-member delegation from the Chinese Academy of Forestry visited the College on Friday, October 26th. The delegation included: Mr. Cheng Fang, Professor and Deputy Director, Research Institute of Wood Industry, CAF; Mrs. Zhang Jiurong, Professor and former Executive Deputy President, CAF; Mr. Zheng Yongqi, Professor, Research Institute of Forestry, CAF; Mr. Fang Guigan, Professor, Research Institute of Chemical Processing and Utilization of Forest Products, CAF; Mr. Sun Bing, Associated Professor, Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, CAF; and Mrs. Ge Yuhang, Senior Program Officer, Division of International Cooperation, CAF. The visit agenda included a demonstration of stand visualization technology by Bob McGaughey and reports on CFR research in biofuel production (Rick Gustafson), CFR research in China (Tom Hinckley), CINTRAFOR research in China, including the US-China Build Program, the glulam market, and certified chain of custody (Ivan Eastin), and an overview of the Northwest Environmental Forum (Brian Boyle).

COLLEGE WILL WELCOME NEW FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFICE STAFF
A warm welcome to two new fiscal staff in the Financial Services Office, Deborah Malarek and Eun-Ju Lee. Deborah will be starting first, arriving on Thursday, November 1. Eun-Ju will follow soon after, arriving on Thursday, November 8. Please stop by 216 Anderson to say hello. Financial Services is being restructured from a purely functional approach to a budget life-cycle approach. Both new staff are Budget Analysts and will provide the full range of fiscal services on a portfolio of budgets. In the near future, PIs will be assigned to a particular staff member. Stay tuned for these assignments. The payroll and HR functions are being handled separately. A new position is being developed to cover this area, with the goal of integrating a range of services having to do with human resources. The position will be posted as soon as possible. In the meantime please continue to send payroll/HR issues to cfrpay@u.washington.edu.

NEWS FROM RTI
RTI faculty and staff presented talks and workshops recently, including Bruce Lippke speaking on "Making Climate-Friendly Buildings with Wood," in Stockholm. The meeting was sponsored by a committee of The Ministry of Industry, Employment, and Communications (includes forestry) working on the development of a Swedish National Wood Building Strategy in response to an initiative of the Swedish Parliament. Bruce also gave the keynote talk for the "International Seminar on Climate Change and the Environmental Performance of Wood," at Helsinki University, , and participated in presentations and a luncheon discussion with Stora Enso executives and University of Helsinki faculty on the emission effects of the forest industry and carbon footprint methodologies.
Kevin Ceder and Larry Mason conducted a forestry technology workshop at the Jefferson County Computer Lab in Port Hadlock, WA for Armed Services foresters who manage government forestlands at Indian Island, Bangor, and Fort Lewis. The Landscape Management System (LMS) was demonstrated as a resource for government forest planning for reduced fire hazard, increased habitats, sustainable viewsheds, and climate change mitigation (project funding by National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence).
Upcoming presentations include, "Forest Fuels Reductions and Biomass-to-Energy: Missed opportunities are costly," by Larry Mason at the National SAF Convention; and a technology training and integrated forest planning workshop using LMS in San Carlos, AZ, for the San Carlos Apache Natural Resources Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Branch of Forest Resource Planning, by Jim McCarter and Larry Mason (project funding by BIA).

PROFESSIONAL LEAVE WITH PAY -- SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS
Sally Morgan writes, "The Provost's office has made the annual call for applications for professional leave with pay for faculty and professional staff. For academic year 08-09, CFR has been allotted 7 quarters of leave (same as last year). To ensure adequate time for review, please submit your applications to Gordon Bradley by Monday, November 30.
Faculty, see the information and on-line forM. In addition to the application form, you will need to submit a copy of your UW biography (I can furnish that, if needed) and a description of how you intend to spend the leave. Professional staffs applications are also available online. You will need to secure your supervisor's approval prior to submitting the application. Please email me if you have questions."

PROGRESS ON BLOEDEL EXTERIOR WORK
UW Facilities has let us know that they are mostly done with the refinishing of Bloedel Hall's exterior. (You probably have noticed the scaffolding has been removed.) The only step remaining is to touch up where the scaffolding touched the building. They hope to have it completed in the next week, but it depends on the weather, and if they don't get it done in the next week, it might have to wait until spring.

PROPOSED COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
The Provost's Office now has a website devoted to the UW proposal under discussion to create a College of the Environment. Five volunteer working groups are meeting to discuss the proposal: (1) Vision; (2)Organization and Structure; (3) Curriculum and Learning Goals; (4) Finance; and (5) Communications. It is not too late to volunteer; having good representation from the College on these working groups will ensure that we have a voice in the outcome. To volunteer for a working group, contact Stephanie Harrington at stephah@u.washington.edu or 206.543.0878.

WA DNR REPORTS UNCLAIMED RESEARCH PLOTS
Scott McLeod of DNR writes, "South Puget Sound Region staff have encountered some apparent research plots while setting up a timber sale. The plots are in the SW corner of Section 35, Township 23N, Range 4W, near Lake Cushman. The plots are marked with aluminum tags, painted trees, and rebar. Some of the tags are hand-scribed and read: Dow Mtn., Ballard, 3-6-01. Please contact me at 360.902.1641 if you have information related to these plots. If we hear nothing, the timber sale will proceed."

UW EARNS A- IN SUSTAINABILITY
The UW has received a grade of A-minus in the College Sustainability Report Card, issued by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. The University was chosen an Overall College Sustainability Leader (one of six institutions achieving an overall grade of A-minus or better) and one of 25 Campus Sustainability Leaders (receiving a grade of A-minus or better in five campus operations categories). See University Week article.

K-12 RESOURCE GUIDE
Provost Wise writes, "As part of our continuing support of community outreach activities, we would like to remind you of the K-12 Resource Guide. The Guide is maintained by UW Educational Outreach, and is designed to increase awareness of K-12 programs affiliated with the UW. This online, searchable database helps teachers, parents, and students find learning opportunities throughout the UW campus. If you or your colleagues will be offering outreach programs to the K-12 community this year, please publicize your program in the Guide. You can post information about classes, workshops, lectures, seminars, field trips, internships, or any other resource that you would like to share. Adding a listing online is easy. Listings may be added or changed at any time throughout the year by using the "Online Change Form." Please help us to extend the resources of the UW to the K-12 community by sharing this notice with your colleagues."

ALUMNI UPDATES
Clifford (Doug) Rushton (BS '71, MS '75) is a policy analyst with the WA State Department of Ecology's Water Resources Program.
Paul Chandler (PhD '90) is Assistant Professor of International Resource Management at Ball State University, Indiana. His primary focus of research is the ethnoecology of silviculture and shifting cultivation.
Adelaide Johnson (MS '91) works as a hydrologist for the USDA Forest Service PNW Statioin in Juneau, AK.
Geoff McNaughton (PHD '91) is Forestry Programs Supervisor for The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands.

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 24, 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.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 21. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 22 OCTOBER GRADUATE SCHOOL WORKSHOP AND 22 1:30-2:30 PM
The Office of Student Services and CFR faculty present a workshop, "Successfully Preparing for and Applying to Graduate School: Advice you can use!" Topics include: the graduate school experience, application timelines, checklists, and obtaining references. Limited to juniors and seniors (doesn't matter if you are thinking of applying to CFR, other UW program, or elsewhere. RSVP to Amanda Davis.

MONDAY, 22 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR SIEG 134 3:30-5 PM
"Cavemen and Crows: Evolving interactions," John Marzluff, UW College of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 22 OCTOBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLD 292 4-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference, "Research Peregrinations: Grasses, Fungal Endophytes, and Insects," Steve Clement, Washington State University.

TUESDAY, 23 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30 AM
"Retention and Transport in Coastal River Plumes: How a plume-generated eddy may affect coastal productivity," Alex Horner-Devine, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering.

TUESDAY, 23 OCTOBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"Biology Post-doctorate Mini Symposium." Topics include epigenetic polymorphism, stress physiology in the Northern spotted owl, mapping science, and developmental basis for the evolution of insect metamorphosis.

TUESDAY, 23 OCTOBER Y2Y SEMINAR SEATTLE,TOWN HALL 7:30 PM
Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam Seminar Series," Florian Schultz, photographer and conservationist.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, 23-25 OCTOBER WILDLAND FIRE CONFERENCE FT COLLINS,CO
International Association of Wildland Fire Conference, "Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire."

TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 23-27 OCTOBER SAF NATIONAL CONVENTION PORTLAND,OR
Society of American Foresters National Convention, "Sustaining America's Forests."

THURSDAY, 25 OCTOBER CIG SEMINAR JISAO CONFERENCE RM 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Preparing for Climate Change: A guidebook for local, regional, and state governments," Lara Whitely Binder, UW Center for Science in the Earth Systems.

FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER MOHAI LECTURE SEATTLE, MOHAI 7 PM
Museum of History and Industry Fall Lecture Series, "Reaching Home: Witnessing the people, places, and wildlife of the Pacific Rim," Natalie Fobes, photographer. See .

FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER CASCADIA CONVERGENCE SEATTLE,TOWN HALL 7 PM
Keynote speech, "Sustainability within a Generation," David Suzuki, scientist and environmental activist.

SATURDAY, 26 OCTOBER QUALITY OF URBAN LIFE ARBORETUM, GRAHAM 7-10 PM
Allied Arts: Quality of Urban Life presents panel presentation, "Freeways, Parks, and Neighborhoods," Paige Miller, Arboretum Foundation Executive Director; Brice Maryman, Open Space Seattle 2100 Co-director, Elizabeth Louden; UW Botanical Garden Education and Outreach Manager.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1, 2007, Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture Seminar, "Characterizing Run-off from Single Family Residences, Lorence Oki, UC-Davis. October 31 event is 3 p.m. at UWBG, CUH, Douglas Classroom; and November 1 event is at 10:30 a.m., Anderson 22.
November 2-3, 2007, CFR Centennial Gala Weekend. Includes social on Friday evening, research showcase on Saturday afternoon, and Gala event on Saturday night. See Centennial web page for details on showcase.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007, Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Bioenergy and Biofuels," UWBG, CUH, NHS, 1-5 pm. RSVP to Ellen Matheny. Speakers include CFR faculty and staff Bruce Bare, Renata Bura, Sharon Doty, Rick Gustafson, Larry Mason, and Kristiina Vogt; UW College of Engineering faculty Joyce Cooper and Phil Malte; WSU faculty Shulin Chen and Craig Fear;and Tim Stearns from the WA State Council on Trade and Economic Development.

CFR WELCOMES NEW RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
A warm welcome to Evan Girvets, a postdoc research associate who will be working with Josh Lawler. Evan comes to CFR from UC-Davis, where he received his PhD in ecosystems and landscape ecology. He will be housed in the Winkenwerder 209 lab; stop by and say hello.

LATEST NEWSLETTERS AVAILABLE ON LINE
See the Fall 2007 issues of the CFR News, The Camas Quarterly (UWBG newsletter), and the SMC Quarterly.

MILLER LIBRARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT FEATUES BLOEDEL RESERVE
The Elisabeth C. Miller Library is hosting a photographic exhibit and sale from October 18-November 15, 2007 featuring the work of Richard A. Brown, Executive Director of the Bloedel Reserve. The photographs are images taken over the last 30 years of the Reserve's celebrated manor, gardens, and wilderness. Brown is a past Board member of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, Past President of the Northwest Horticultural Society, past Founding Board Member of the Edward D. Dunn Historic Garden Trust, Past President and Founding Board Member of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, and Past President and ten year Board member of the Pacific Horticulture Foundation. Today, he serves on several Boards: Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden (Vice President), Pendleton and Elisabeth Miller Charitable Trust, Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation (founding Board Member), and is serving as an advisor to the Highstead Arboretum in Connecticut. Special thanks to UW Botanic Gardens and the Elisabeth C. Miller Library, as well as the Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management for sponsoring the exhibit.

CFR "STARS" AWARDED
Keep in mind the CFR "Stars" recognition program to honor members of our community throughout the year who demonstrate the CFR mission, vision, and values through their actions. Recent CFR "Stars" have included: Renata Bura, for her efforts and hard work in cleaning up Bloedel 209 and returning it to service as a fully functioning lab; she also helped with Bloedel 313 (nominated by Sally Morgan); Kevin Hodgson, for his efforts and hard work in cleaning up Bloedel 313 to return it to service as a fully-functioning lab (nominated by Sally Morgan); and Steve Varga, the Digital Production Supervisor from UW Copy Services (nominated by Michelle Trudeau, who says, "I needed some brochures for a recruiting event, and he was able to get them to me in my office in under 6 hours. I was VERY pleased and impressed!"). CFR faculty, staff, and student "Stars" can be recognized by any member of the community; just stop by Sally Morgan's office in 107 Anderson to get a Starbucks gift card valued at $5 to give to any other member of the college as a recognition of an activity that furthers College goals. Sally will be tracking these; just tell her the person you're honoring and the activity that is being rewarded so we can track our "stars." She will give you the gift card, or if you prefer, she can deliver it to the recipient for you.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES FINALISTS TO VISIT CAMPUS
The last two finalists for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences position will be visiting the UW next week. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the public presentations by each candidate. John Frederick, senior fellow, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and former provost, University of Nevada, Reno will give a public presentation on Tuesday, October 23 from 4-5 p.m. in Johnson 102. James Parente, Jr., interim dean and former associate dean for faculty and research, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota will give a presentation on Friday, October 26 from 4-5 p.m. in Kane 110. 110. A reception will follow both presentations. For a list of the four finalists with links to their cvs, see http://www.washington.edu/provost/searches/artscidean.html.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Paul Ringgold (BS '88) went on to get a Master of Forest Science from Yale University. He is currently Director of Land Stewardship for the Penninsula Open Space Trust, Palo Alto, CA.
Vanessa Artman (MS '90) is Assistant Professor of Biology and Program Coordinator of the Nature Park at Depauw University in Greencastle, IN.
Gordon Smith (PhD '97) is Director of the EcoLands Program of the Environmental Resources Trust, a national not-for-profit organization with the mission of developing markets that improve the environment.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Lots of media links on phytoremediation research by UW and OSU faculty and staff, including lead author Sharon Doty, reported in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For just a few, see: University Week, "Scientists ramp up ability of poplar plants to disarm toxic pollutants," Seattle P-I, "Mutants or saviors? Rabbit genes create trees that eat poisons, Reuters, "Genetically modified plants vacuum up toxins," Live Science "Genetically Engineered Plants Could Clean Humanity's Messes," and MSNBC, "Plant genes modified to fight pollution."
In other links, see University Week article on EPA award to UW biosolids research led by Sally Brown, "UW-initiated biosolids project wins national clean water award, NY Times article, "New battle of logging vs. spotted owls looms in West," quoting Jerry Franklin, University Week article, "Conifers or condos? NW Environmental Forum develops strategies," and two Seattle Times articles featuring feating UWBG, "Can you identify the mystery tree?" (Elisabeth C. Miller Library) and "Bay Watch" (Union Bay Natural Area).

KUDOS
Kudos to Kathy Wolf whose paper "Benefits and Risks of Urban Roadside Landscape: Finding a Livable, Balanced Response," co-authored with Karen Dixon (OSU) and presented at the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) 2007 Urban Streets Symposium has been selected as a "best of" paper for
presentation at the national TRB conference in January 2008.

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 24, 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.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 13. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 13 OCTOBER SMALL WOODLAND WKSHP NORTH BEND,WA 8:30 AM-5 PM
NW Natural Resources Group Workshop, "Diversifying Income Opportunities on Small Woodlands." Location: Cedar River Watershed Learning Center.

SATURDAY, 13 OCTOBER STORY OF THE APPLE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 2-3 pm
Seattle Public Library's University Branch celebrates reopening. Event includes, "The Story of the Apple," a talk by David Mabberley, UW Botanic Gardens Director.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 13-14 OCTOBER WILD MUSHROOM EXHIBIT UWBG,CUH
Puget Sound Mycological Society's 2007 Wild Mushroom Exhibit.

MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SIEG 134 3:30-5 PM
"Chickadee Alarm Calls Convey Information about Predator Risk," Chris Templeton, UW Department of Biology.

MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLD 292 4-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference, "Characterization and Population Structure of Coffee Berry Disease Pathogen," Evans Njambere, Washington State University.

TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER WA BIODIVERSITY COUNCIL CHELAN,WA 8:40 AM-3:45 PM
Washington Biodiversity Council meeting.

TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30 AM
"Restoring Flows through Market-based Water Acquisition in Washington: Explanation, experience, and perspective" Kelly McCaffrey, Washington Water Trust.

TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"The Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms in Leaves," Neelima Sinha, UC-Davis.

TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER Y2Y SEMINAR BURKE MUSEUM 7-8:50 PM
"Grizzlies and Wolves and Lynx, Oh My!," Lance Craighead, Craighead Research Institute and Jeremy Littell, UW Climate Impacts Group. For more about the series topics and speakers, see http://courses.washington.edu/y2y/index.html.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, 16-18 OCTOBER BIOMASS WORKSHOP MISSOULA, MT
National Workshop on Implementing Biomass Boiler Systems, "Making Wood Work: Local Energy Solutions."

WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER UWBG PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION UWBG,CUH 8 AM-4:30 PM Workshop, "Stormwater: Turning a potential problem into an asset." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/ProHort.php.

WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER UW COMMON BOOK EVENT HEC EDMONSON 7 PM
2007 UW Common Book Event,"Field Notes from a Catastrophe, Live with Elizabeth Kolbert." Register at
https://go.washington.edu/uwaa/events/2007commonbook_kolbert/details.tcl. See also ANNOUNCEMENTS below.

THURSDAY, 18 OCTOBER CIG SEMINAR JISAO CONFERENCE RM 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Global Warming and the Fate of Kilimanjaro's Ice," Philip Mote, UW Center for Science in the Earth Systems.

THURSDAY, 18 OCTOBER FISHERIES SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
"Hawaiian Monk Seals: Science, conservation, and the harsh realities of saving an endangered species," Charles Littnan, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science.

FRIDAY, 19 OCTOBER MOHAI LECTURE SEATTLE, MOHAI 7 PM
Museum of History and Industry Fall Lecture Series, "Mount Rainier Stories: The 2006 flood, major rescues, and adventures on The Mountain," Mike Gauthier, National Park Service.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Tuesday, October 23-Saturday, October 27, 2007, Society of American Foresters National Convention, "Sustaining America's Forests," Portland, OR. The College is a "gold" sponsor of this event. Members of the CFR community involved in presentations, posters, roundtables, and serving as session moderators include: faculty, staff, and students (Bruce Bare, Bob Edmonds, Ara Erickson, Paul Footen, Charlie Halpern, Rob Harrison, Morris Johnson, Akiro Kato, Carrie Lee, Bruce Lippke, Lindsay Malone, Monika Moskal, Larry Mason, Elaine Oneil, Jeffrey Richardson, Luke Rogers, Peter Schiess, Brian Strahm, Jessica Taylor, Eric Turnblom, Dan Vogt, Kristiina Vogt, and Kathy Wolf; and\ alumni Michelle Connor (Cascade Land Conservancy),Gary Hartshorn (World Forestry Center), Troy Heithecker, (USFS-PNW), John Lundquist (USFS-PNW), Mark Petruncio (Heritage College), Cassie Phillips (Weyerhaeuser), and Dave Shaw (Oregon State University).
Tuesday, November 13, 2007, Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Bioenergy and Biofuels," UWBG,CUH, NHS, 1-5 pm. See . RSVP to Ellen Matheny. Speakers include CFR faculty and staff Bruce Bare, Renata Bura, Sharon Doty, Rick Gustafson, Larry Mason, and Kristiina Vogt; UW College of Engineering faculty Joyce Cooper and Phil Malte; WSU faculty Shulin Chen and Craig Fear; and Tim Stearns from the WA State Council on Trade and Economic Development.

CFR AWARDED FIRST PRIZE BY EPA CLEAN WATER ACT RECOGNITION
Preliminary notice of this award appared in an earlier Straight Grain kudo, but the formal announcment has been received. The College of Forest Resources is a first place winner of the EPA 2007 National Clean Water Act Recognition Award. The award is for a project initiated by Research Associate Professor Sally Brown in which biosolids from King County's local wastewater treatment process are being used to grow canola that will be refined into biodiesel to power Metro Transit's buses. The project is a partnership of UW, King County, and Natural Selection Farms in Sunnyside, WA; for more information on the project see King County April 2007 press release. The award will be presented at the National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards Ceremony on October 15th in San Diego, CA. The award announcement congratulates and thanks the College for its "commitment to excellence in wastewater managment through your biosolids program."

PUBLICATIONS BY CFR FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS
Jon Bakker reports the publication of an article in the curent edition of Ecology, "Controls on Vegetation Structure in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests, 1941 and 2004." The article was co-authored by Margaret Moore, Northern Arizona University. On a related note, Forest Resources Librarian Maureen Nolan reminds us that "UW Libraries has a DSpace digital repository in which the College has a "community" with a sub-community of Faculty Papers. Researchers can share within the subscribers to the community and it is controlled by NetID. Right now it is sparsely populated, but you could certainly begin putting papers there and then link to it from a CFR page. The repository is at https://digital.lib.washington.edu/dspace/ .The College of Forest Resources is the second community listed; the direct link is https://digital.lib.washington.edu/dspace/handle/1773/2033."

COLLEGE'S 2007 GRADUATE STUDENT CLASS WELCOMED
Michelle Trudeau reports, "The Office of Student and Academic Services hosted 46 new graduate students at CFR's annual graduate orientation on September 19th and 20th. Students gatherered in Anderson Hall's Lockwood Forest Club Room and were welcomed by the dean, associate deans, faculty chair, and vice chair, and given a brief overview of CFR research centers (thank you to Dave Briggs, Ivan Eastin, Bob Edmonds, and Bruce Lippke). Presentions on the UW Libraries, Hall Health, Center for Career Services, GPSS, and the Student Counseling Center followed. After lunch, most of the cohort traveled to the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest to stay overnight. At Pack, they were introduced to CFR IT facilities by Marc and Chuck, and then participated in a research panel discussion with faculty Bruce Bare, Gordon Bradley, Bob Edmonds, Clare Ryan, and Steve West, and graduate student Ryan Haugo. In the morning, Bob Edmonds escorted the group on a research tour of the Center. Many thanks to all participants."

UW COMMON BOOK EVENT AND UW CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCE FAIR
The College's Office of Student and Academic Services will be hosting a table at the upcoming October 17 UW Common Book Event, which also includes a "Climate Change Resource Fair." The guest speakers are Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the UW Common Book, "Field Notes from a Catastrophe," along with King County Executive Ron Sims and UW Professor David Battisti. The focus of the fair is informational and will be focused on climate change activities. 2,000-3,000 entering UW students are expected to be the bulk of the audience, so "this is a very good recruitment opportunity," says Michelle Trudeau.

MORE GOOD NEWS ON UG ENROLLMENT TRENDS
The latest enrollment report prepared by Student and Academic Services shows that the College's undergraduate enrollment is up 19.3% over last autumn and is now at the highest enrollment since 2003. Enrollment in the College's undergraduate minors is also growing -- up 67% from last year!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANCE?
"If you have an opportunity for an undergraduate to help you in your research (lab or field), please let Student Services know," says Debra Salas-Haynes. "There are many students interested in getting involved and we can help advertise for you. If you do have some available work, here is what is helpful for us to know:
Type of work
Hours/days needed
Start and end dates
Pay or volunteer
Research credit available (with supervising faculty approval)
Skills needed to apply
Your contact information
The Undergraduate Research Program also is a great place to list opportunities for students.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Stefanie Aschmann (MS '79) went on to get a PhD in Agronomy from the University of Maryland and is currently a Leader in the Bioenergy Technology Development Team, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. She has experience with sustainable agriculture issues, including conservation cropping systems, conservation buffers, site specific management, agroforestry, nutrient and pest management, organic agriculture and energy conservation.
Michael Keyes (PHD '82; MS '79) is a forestry auditor with Scientific Certification Systems, a third-party provider of certification, auditing and testing services, and standards based in Emeryville, CA.
Dawn Neuman (PHD '89) is Professor and Vice Provost for Academic Resources at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Stephanie Bohlman ('04 PHD; MS '95) is a postdoctoral researcher in Princeton University's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. See

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Articles on the Washington Park Arboretum's Pacific Connections garden include, "New garden makes Pacific Connections," in University Week and "Sprucing up a place for plants," in the October 10 Seattle Seattle Times.
See "Activists support legislation to ban illegally logged timber," for a an article in The Columbian quoting Jerry Franklin.

KUDOS
Michelle Trudeau extends kudos to all those who helped out with and participated in the Graduate Student Orientation, especially to Dean Bare for providing financial support, to Bob Edmonds for his major role at the orientation session at Pack Forest, and to Amanda Davis for helping coordinate the event.
Kudos to alum Dan Hinkley (MS '85), who has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's 2007 Veitch Memorial Medal, for his outstanding contribution to North American horticulture as a nurseryman, writer, lecturer, plantsman, and plant explorer.
Kudos to ONRC Director John Calhoun, who has been appointed to the Ecosystem Coordinating Board for the Puget Sound Partnership.
Kudos to Duane Emmons who took the lead on getting a an internal grant for the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest to to purchase generators for Pack Forest. The grant was awarded from the UW's Internal Emergency Preparedness Grant Program 2007 competition.

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 24, 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.

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 7. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SUNDAY, 7 OCTOBER BULB & PLANT SALE WA PK ARBORETUM 10 AM-3 PM
Arboretum Foundation's Fall Bulb and Plant Sale.

MONDAY, 8 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SIEG 134 3:30-5 PM
"Long-term Dynamics of Large Mammals in the Serengeti Ecosystem: The impact of poaching and enforcement," Ray Hilborn UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

MONDAY, 8 OCTOBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLD 292 4-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference, "The Emergence of Plant Pathogens in Agroecosystems," Bruce McDonald, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, 8-9 OCTOBER RESTORATION CONFERENCE NEBRASKA CITY, NE
7th National Conference, "Restoring Native Ecosystems."

TUESDAY, 9 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30 AM
"Marine Ecosystem Management in the San Juan Archipelago," Terry Klinger, UW School of Marine Affairs.

TUESDAY, 9 OCTOBER NOAA/UW SEMINAR FISH 102 2:30-3:30 PM
"Saving Puget Sound: A practical, long-term proposal," John Lombard, Steward and Associates.

TUESDAY, 9 OCTOBER Y2Y SEMINAR BURKE MUSEUM 7-8:50 PM
"Defining the Yellowstone to Yukon Corridor," Louisa Wilcox, Natural Resources Defense Council and Penelope Pierce, US Regional Director, Y2Y Conservation Initiative. To learn more about the series topics and speakers, see http://courses.washington.edu/y2y/index.html.

WEDNESDAY, 10 OCTOBER NHS LECTURE UWBG, NHS 7:15 PM
"Designing Mixed Borders for Sun and Shade," Bob Hyland.

THURSDAY, 11 OCTOBER PACIFIC CONNECTIONS CEREMONY WPA 11:30 AM
Pacific Connections Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Washington Park Arboretum. RSVP at 206.325.4510 or gvc@arboretumfoundation.org. For more information about the event, see ANNOUNCEMENTS, below.

THURSDAY, 11 OCTOBER CIG SEMINAR JISAO CONFERENCE RM 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Rain-on-Snow Events in the Cascades," Matt Brunengo, Portland State University.

THURSDAY, 11 OCTOBER FISHERIES SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
"The Genetic Seascape: Range-wide comparison of a rockfish sister species reveals their discordant past," Jon Hess, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

FRIDAY, 12 OCTOBER MOHAI LECTURE SEATTLE, MOHAI 7 PM
Museum of History and Industry Fall Lecture Series, "John James Audubon: The making of an American," Richard Rhodes.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Wednesday, October 24, 2007, Environmental Opportunities Fair, Mary Gates Hall Commons. Designed for both prospective and current UW students interested in finding environmental internships and volunteer opportunities and in talking with environmental professionals about how to prepare for environmental careers. Over 25 off-campus exhibitors from government agencies, environmental consulting firms, non profit groups, and organizations. For a full list of exhibitors, see website .
Thursday, November 1, 2007, 3-4-30 p.m., Odegaard 220,"Spark Session: Student-created digital content in UW courses." Join a panel of UW faculty and instructors who will discuss how they weave student-created content into the learning experience.

CFR CENTENNIAL GALA WEEKEND -- FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS INVITED
Dean Bruce Bare writes, "CFRAA President Bob Dick and I extend to you a special invitation to this year's Centennial Social, CFR Research Showcase, and Centennial Gala Banquet on November 2nd-3rd, 2007. On Friday evening, November 2nd, we invite you to join us at Seattle's Hotel Decca from 6-8:30 p.m. for the Centennial Social. On Saturday, November 3rd, we invite you to join us at 2 p.m. for the research showcase in Anderson 207 and for the Gala Banquet, from 5-9 p.m. at the Don James Center, Husky Stadium. We wish to invite you to all three events as our guest. Additionally, spouses and SOs of CFR faculty, staff, and students may attend the showcase and Centennial Social as our guests and the Centennial Gala for $70 (or $55 as a UWAA member). Faculty and staff RSVP to Nancy Davis to confirm your complimentary ticket. Students RSVP to Michelle Trudeau --she will place your name on a list (first come first served) and depending on seating availability, we hope to be able to accommodate all who wish to attend. Michelle will confirm student seating via email.

UPDATE ON PROPOSED UW COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Provost Phyllis Wise writes, "I am writing to bring you up to date on College of the Environment conversations and progress. You may have seen the article on the front page of the Seattle P-I on Monday, which I tried to delay until I had communicated with the UW faculty more broadly. So I hadn't expected that we would to "go public" just yet. In one respect the article was fully correct -- that we are at very early stages.
But I have much to report, and I hope to engage you and your faculty in this process. We know that the UW has considerable strengths in the environment, across an astonishing array of disciplines. Partly because of this breadth, our current way of organizing to attack the problems is not optimal. In the two years I have been at the UW, I've heard over and over that we need to create some kind of whole that is greater than the sum of our many environmental parts. What that might be was an open question. Then, for two days in June, regional and national leaders with diverse expertise on environmental issues came together with several UW faculty and administrators. The "charrette" mode of discussion was used to explore intensively the UW's institutional readiness and capacity to engage and resolve complex threats to the environment. We also examined alternative academic models. This intense, goal-driven format, which comes to us from architecture, suspends assumptions and allows participants to quickly and freely schematize bold ideas. Out of those two days came the idea of a College of the Environment that is unlike any other college, organized in novel ways. Through the summer, over 100 faculty members met with me in focus groups to brainstorm this concept.
The meetings have been rich and productive and have carried us forward. I have been invited to meet with faculty at their department, school, or college meetings during the fall. I hope to have the opportunity to talk with the Faculty Senate, and we will be presenting a progress report to the Board of Regents in late fall. On September 5, we held a Concept Workshop to discuss in much greater detail how a new College might be constructed, what its mission would be, and how it should connect with the world outside the institution. The attendees included UW scientists and other faculty members, administrative leaders, and a select number of community and organization leaders who bring an important perspective to this conversation. The workshop goals were to identify those "Grand Challenges" in the environment that we as an institution are best able to engage, and how we can "Structure for Success."
Now, our next step is to organize working groups in five areas of planning:
1) Vision statement
2) Structure/organization
3) Learning Goals
4) Finance
5) Communications/marketing
We hope for broad representation on these groups. These groups will begin meeting in the next couple of weeks, so let us know right away if you are interested by contacting Stephanie Harrington at (phone) 206.543.0878 or (fax) 206.543.6393."

CFR FOREST CLUB ACTIVITIES
Forest Club President Patrick Button writes, "Hello everyone! Now that we are somewhat settled into fall quarter I would like to point out the Forest Club and some of the interesting activities that we will be hosting over the next few months. There is no membership fee and anyone can be a part of it. Some fun activities we will be organizing include: Halloween Party, Hiking and Camping, Random Social Events and Movie Nights, Christmas tree Sale, Christmas Tree Decorating, Preparing for the 'Silviculture Challenge'against UBC, and Garb Day! I encourage everyone to join and give us input on other activities. This is a great way to meet more people in our College in a relaxed setting. Meetings will begin at the end of next week; feel free to e-mail me at pat004@u.washington.edu for more information."

SEPTEMBER TRIP TO YAKAMA NATION
Tom Hinckley reports, "With the leadership of the College's development and alumni relations office and hosted by Phil Rigdon, Steve Rigdon, and Arlen Washines of the Yakama Nation, CFR alumni, faculty, staff, and friends Pat Cummings, Nancy Davis, Tom Hinckley, Henry Kuharic, Neil Lessenger, Tom Mentele, Katherine Reinleitner, and Janet Wainwright spent September 6th and 7th, 2007 visiting the Yakama Nation to see the wild horses. We had perfect weather, saw plenty of horses, and even had the opportunity to see a relatively large herd of them run along a ridge, cross a road directly in front of us, and then drop down a small draw and up the other side. In addition, we saw two coyotes, the mountains from Mt. Hood to Mt. Rainier, and the Reservation from the lowland steppe-shrub to the summit of Signal Peak (5,241 feet). We spent the early part of the day discussing horses, historical practices, streams, current range management and stewardship with Arlen Washines (Director of the Wildlife, Range, and Vegetation Resources Management Program), Jim Stephenson (Big Game Biologist), and Russell Jim (a former elder and extraordinarily knowledgeable tribal member). Later as we drove over 4,000 feet, we discussed forest restoration and stewardship with Phil Rigdon (BS CFR '91, MFR Yale and Director of the Yakama Nation's Department of Natural Resources (includes wildlife, forests, fisheries, range, etc.), Steve Rigdon (BS CFR) and Tim Brown (BS and MS CFR, Ph.C. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering). Unfortunately, less than two weeks later, Tim died as a result of an automobile accident. The trip raised $12,200 for the College's Yakama National tribal scholarship."

CELEBRATION MARKS NEW GARDEN/NEW BEGINNING FOR WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM
A celebratory parade and groundbreaking will launch construction of Washington Park Arboretum's Pacific Connections Garden on Thursday, October 11, at 11:30 a.m. Public participation is welcome. Celebrants will shake gourd rattles as they accompany a carved cedar column that will be transported across the Arboretum and used to support the planned Pacific Connections interpretive shelter. Community leaders, public officials, volunteers, neighbors, and school children are among participants. Brief remarks will be offered by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and UW Provost Phyllis Wise.
The groundbreaking follows an Arboretum Foundation fundraising campaign that resulted in a $2 million gift to Seattle Parks and Recreation that will oversee construction. The Pacific Connections Garden is a key phase of Washington Park Arboretum's 20-year plan for renewal and includes five vignette gardens featuring plants of Pacific Rim regions, a welcoming meadow, trails, and an interpretive shelter. The groundbreaking marks the first new garden at Washington Park Arboretum in more than two decades.
The celebratory parade will begin at the Arboretum's Rhododendron Glen and proceed to the Pacific Connections Garden site near the intersection of Arboretum Drive East and Lake Washington Boulevard. Parking is available at the Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, and at some small lots along the northern section of Arboretum Drive and on Foster Island Road. At 10:30 a.m. prior to the groundbreaking ceremony, Mayor Greg Nickels will plant a crabapple tree on the north end of historic Azalea Way in the Arboretum. Known as the Whitney Crabapple, this particular cultivar, or variety, has a close personal connection to the Mayor. Mayor Greg Nickels is a direct descendant of the Whitney family that operated a nursery in Illinois in the late 1800s. This tree will fit well with other spring blooming trees along Azalea Way, and produces edible fruits in the fall. The Arboretum has an assortment of crabapples among its plant collection of more than 4,000 types of trees and shrubs.
Washington Park Arboretum is a dynamic collection of 10,000 living plants from nearly every region of the world (including more than 100 threatened or endangered species), displayed among 230 acres of woodlands, wetlands, gardens, and walking trails, all in the heart of Seattle. The Arboretum is widely regarded as one of the most diverse and important plant collections in North America and was founded in 1934. Its governance partners are the UW Botanic Gardens and Seattle Parks and Recreation, with support from the Arboretum Foundation.
The Pacific Connections Garden is the latest phase of the Arboretum Master Plan. This plan is a new, 20-year, comprehensive plan to renew Washington Park Arboretum, its plant collections, grounds, visitor amenities, education resources, and facilities. The plan was developed with extensive community participation and is designed to fulfill the Arboretum's mission of conservation, education, and recreation in the decades ahead. The Pacific Connections Garden features native plants of Southeast Australia, New Zealand, China, Chile, and Cascadia (Pacific Northwest).

UW LIBRARIES SUBJECT PAGES
With more databases to choose from than varieties of breakfast cereal, how do you decide which are best for your research needs? The UW Libraries' Subject Pages can help. From Aeronautics to Zoology, you'll find the best librarian-recommended research databases for every UW subject taught. Goodbye Google and Wikipedia.

UW READS THE CONSTITUTION
The UW community is invited to particpate in the "UW Reads the Constitution" event sponsored by University Libraries. The Libraries are looking to sign up 100 volunteers to help read the Constitution aloud on Friday, October 12. Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate, and each will get to read several sentences. The reading will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. outside the Suzzallo Library Reading Room on the third floor. To sign up as a reader, go to to http://tinyurl.com/24vafw. You need not be present for the entire reading, although you are welcome to stay. An easy-to-read .PDF edition of the Constitution can be found online at http://tinyurl.com/nzmxo. For more information, you can skim through the 2,000-page "Analysis and Interpretation" produced by the Congressional Research Service, online at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/index.html.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Kaleen Cottingham ('79 BS) has been appointed by WA Governor Chris Gregoire as head of the WA State Recreation and Conservation Office. The office manages 11 grant programs for recreation, conservation, and salmon recovery projects. The state has awarded more than 5,600 grants totaling $1.2 billion over its 43-year history. Kaleen was deputy land commissioner during Jennifer Belcher's administration. She also served as adviser and legal counsel to Gov. Booth Gardner and was a member of the Pollution Control and Shorelines Hearings Board.
Robert Puls ( '79 MS) is the Director of Research for the US Environmental Protection Agency's Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Ada, OK.
Jay Singh ('01 PhD), who until recently was the senior conflict, democracy, and governance adviser at USAID's Regional Mission in Nairobi, Kenya, is now a conflict and natural resource management specialist with ARD, Inc. in Burlington, VT.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For recent articles featuring CFR affiliate faculty, see Seattle P-I story quoting Peter Kiffney, "Chinook returning to Cedar River big-time," and Puyallup Tribal News article featuring Ken Raedeke, "Tribe fights to save wetland."
For University Week article on David R.M. Scott Endowed Professorship, see "Hinckley is first to hold David R.M. Scott Endowed Professorship." For two articles featuring research by UW Botanic Gardens Director David Mabberley, see Sydney Morning Herald, "Citrus fell far from the mother tree," and Science Alert, "Genes reveal citrus's Aussie roots."

KUDOS
Dean Bare sends kudos to "all College faculty, staff, and students who helped make our 28th Annual CFR Barbecue a resounding success yesterday. The energy and enthusiasm present in the CFR courtyard amply demonstrates a College spirit to sustain us over the coming months and years." Sally Morgan adds, "I want to congratulate the members of the College for all their efforts in making the Salmon Barbeque yesterday afternoon such a good event. It was a real community effort and it was especially gratifying to me to have so many students pitch in to do everything from helping prep the corn, to getting awnings in case of rain, to helping with all aspects of setup and cleanup as well. And we did a terrific job on our waste management: as usual, we got 4 big garbage cans to contain all the trash, but this year, we didn't even need half that many. Instead, we filled the food waste receptacles to overflowing, along with the bottle and can containers. Our track record on recycling is so outstanding that we have also gotten a wood recycling bin. You'll find it in a niche alongside the loading dock outside Bloedel. This is good for any kind of wood scraps, including pressed board, oriented strand, etc., as well as regular lumber. The only thing that CANNOT be recycled is wood that has been treated with any sort of preservative or creosote or that has lead-based paint. If you have anything that is too large to fit in, let me know, slm@u.washington.edu, and I'll request a pickup."\

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