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OCTOBER 2008

The Straight Grain
Volume 28, Number 6

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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 1 NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY MAPLE VALLEY,WA 9 AM-12:30 PM
King County Native Plant Salvage work party.

SUNDAY, 2 NOVEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION WA PARK ARBORETUM 12-2 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Fabulous Shades of Autumn," Randall Hitchin, Collections Manager. Why do some trees turn bright colors in the fall? Find out and discover spectacular autumn plants for your garden on this walking tour of the Pacific
Northwest's preeminent woody plant collection. Learn identification, ethnobotany, and the natural history of 20 trees and shrubs. $25; pre-registration required.

SUNDAY, 2 NOVEMBER PACIFIC CONNECTIONS TOUR WPA,GRAHAM 1 PM
Washington Park Arboretum free guided walks will feature the new Pacific Connections Garden. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Graham Visitors Center; no fee or advance registration.

MONDAY, 3 NOVEMBER FACULTY RESEARCH FORUM ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
"Some Recent Advances in Modeling Air Tanker Flight Distances in Wildfire Control," Frank Greulich; and "Global Atmospheric
Phytoremediation of Nitrous Oxide and Methane," Stuart Strand.

MONDAY, 3 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SEMINAR SMITH 120 3:30-5 PM
"Status, Challenges, and Opportunities for Elwha River Dam Removal," Brian Winter, National Park Service.

MONDAY, 3 NOVEMBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology Seminar Videoconference, "Potential Impact of Climate Change on Plant Disease," Laura Costadone, WSU.

TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"The Virtual Puget Sound: A process to evaluate alternative futures for Puget Sound?, Jeffrey Richey, UW School of Oceanography.

TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER CIG SEMINAR FISH SCI 203 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Moving Beyond the Damage Report: Adapting to climate change in the Okanagan region, British
Columbia," Stewart Cohen, UBC and Environment Canada.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 5-9 NOVEMBER SAF NATIONAL CONVENTION RENO, NV
Society of American Foresters National Convention, "Forestry in a Climate of Change." Presenters from the College include Dave Briggs, Bob Edmonds, Soo Kim, Melissa Maxa, Larry Mason, Elaine Oneil, Gerard Schreuder, and Dan Vogt. Alumni presenters include Michael Andreu, Lee Benda, John Helms, David Larsen, Phil Rigdon, and Kevin Zobrist, among others.

WEDNESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER INTERNAT'L FORESTRY ANDERSON 22 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
International Forestry Student Association, "Forest Conservation in Peru," Catherine Kilbane, concurrent CFR/Evans School graduate student.

WEDNESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER URBAN HORTICULTURE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"Estuarine Habitat Restoration, Basic and Applied Research, and their Interaction in the Skagit River Delta," Greg Hood, Skagit River System Cooperative.

WEDNESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER WA BUTTERFLY ASSOC UWBG,CUH 7-9 PM
"Butterflies of Sulawesi," Rayna Holtz.

THURSDAY, 6 NOVEMBER NWFSC SEMINAR SERIES NOAA,NWFSC AUD 11 AM
"Toxics in the Puget Sound Food Web," Sandie O’Neill, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife.

THURSDAY, 6 NOVEMBER SAFS YOUNG INVESTIGATORS FISH SCI AUD 4 PM
Young Investigators in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Hydroecology in Desert Riparian Zones: Water as currency for trophic dynamics and a catalyst of turnover in species pools," John Sabo, Arizona State University.

FRIDAY, 7 NOVEMBER DEAD ELK SOCIETY ANDERSON 207 5-9 PM
Dead Elk Society Social. Drinks provided but bring a drinking vessel and snacks to share. Musical entertainment by Gravy and The
Biscuit Rollers.

SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY, 8-12 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SOCIETY CONFERENCE MIAMI, FL
Wildlife Society Annual Conference.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
November 7-January 3, UW Botanic Gardens Miller Library. Photography display of Washington Park Arboretum plants by Stephanie Jeter, certified arborist. Miller Library hours: Monday 9-8; Tuesday-Friday 9-5; Saturday 9-3.
December 3, 2008, College Holiday Party, save the date on your calendars!

MESSAGE FROM UW PRESIDENT EMMERT ABOUT TRAGIC DEATH IN RED SQUARE
President Emmert writes, "Yesterday our community experienced a terrible event when a former UW staff member took his own life
in a very public way in Red Square. It is hard to imagine the pain and despondency that led him to set himself on fire. We grieve for him and for his family. It is also important for us to reach out to those who witnessed it. An event like this affects all of us. Many who were there may find it hard to erase the images of it from their minds. Others may find it hard to imagine what would drive someone to take his life in such a way. It is a time to reflect and to mourn, and I hope you will do so with one another and your loved ones. Counseling and support services are available for anyone in the UW community who is having a difficult time coping. Faculty and staff who witnessed or were otherwise affected by yesterday's event may contact counselors through UW CareLink by calling 1.866.598.3978. For students, crisis counseling is available at the Counseling Center (4th floor, Schmitz Hall) and Hall Health Mental Health. Walk-in appointments are available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Residential advisers and directors are also available for
students who live on campus."

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS: SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK!
Your CFR Safety Committee sends along the following friendly reminder: "It's 'fall back' to standard time this Sunday, November 2nd. Besides resetting all your clocks back one hour, you should also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon-monoxide
alarms. For other safety tasks information, see http://blogs.consumerreports.org/safety/2006/10/time_to_fall_ba.html.

SACNAS CONFERENCE REPORT
Grad student Jorge Ramos sends along a report on his attendance at the 2008 Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT in October. The College co-sponsored an exhibit and recruiting booth in which graduate students Laurel James (who reported on the conference in a previous issue of the Straight Grain) and Jorge Ramos informed interested students about the opportunities in our college.  Jorge, who received the SACNAS travel scholarship, organized and chaired the "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Report" scientific symposium during the National Science Foundation-funded International Polar Year forum. Jorge and Laurel would like to thank the College for sponsoring the booth and student expenses and Josh Lawler for funding the booth's visual material. For more information on the UW SACNAS Chapter, see http://students.washington.edu/sacnas/. Additional information regarding SACNAS can be found at http://www.sacnas.org.

WORKING FOREST ALLIANCE VIDEO
Larry Mason alerts us to a "remarkable short video from the Working Forest Alliance featuring Billy Frank Jr., Mark Doumit, and
Gene Douvernoy. The Alliance, with partners Cascade Land Conservancy, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, and the Washingotn Forest Protection Association are working to demonstrate that practicing sustainable forestry provides benefits to the public, including clean water and air, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation, jobs and naturally grown wood products.

NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED FOR LANDOLT DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE MENTOR AWARD
The UW has announced the call for nominations for the 2009 Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award. The Graduate School, with assistance from the President’s Office, sponsors this annual award to recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students by faculty. The relationship between a graduate student and a faculty advisor is one that can have a profound, lifelong influence on both parties. At its best, this mentoring relationship inspires and gives confidence to the student while providing the faculty member with a valued colleague. The Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award allows us to honor those members of the faculty who exemplify excellence in graduate education. A single award will be given, accompanied by a stipend of $5,000. The award will be presented at the Annual UW Recognition Ceremony on June 11, 2009 in conjunction with other UW-wide awards. The Graduate School has slightly revised the selection procedures for the 2009 Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in an effort to streamline and insure a more equitable review process. Information on nomination procedures and guidelines are available online.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Michael Emers (MS 1990) is an organic farmer in Ester, AK, raising vegetables and cut flowers on Rosie Creek Farm near Fairbanks since 1997. A proponent of using native plants on the landscape, he has refined propagation techniques for native legume seed, building upon research conducted to revegetate oil fields on Alaska's North Slope; his protocols for germinating and growing out legume species such as Astragalus alpinus proved to be of great interest to landscapers and state agencies charged with vegetating disturbed landscapes.
Cindy Enstrom (MFR 1990) is the Cascades Office field manager for the USDI Bureau of Land Management in Salem, OR. She
previously worked for the USDA Forest Service for many years with forester, timber staff, district ranger, and other assignments
in Alaska, California, Oregon, and Montana.
Hugh Slade Gleaton (MS 1990) is the South Carolina director for the Trust for Public Lands.
Johnny Ng (BS 1990) went on to get an MBA from Chamindae University (Hawaii). He is co-founder and vice president of
operations for Rising Tide, LLC,a company in Honolulu, HI that develops smart card, RFID, and GPS solutions for access control and transportation.
Patrick Sherry (BS 1990) is vice president and general manager of Nepa Pallet and Container Co. in Snohomish, WA.
Jason Spadaro (BS 1990) is the president of SDS Lumber Company in Bingen, WA and general manager of Broughton Lumber Company in Underwood, WA. Recent controversies involving both companies involve amendments to the Gorge National Scenic Area Management Plan to allow development of a recreation resort on Broughton-owned forest land,
http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2008/01/news01-14-08-01.shtml, and the development of wind turbines on SDS land on
Saddleback Mountain.
Erin Wahl (MS 1990) is an importer and distributor of Italian wine doing business as Colline d’Italia in Edmonds, WA.
Dona Wuthnow (BS 1990) is the parks and recreation director for San Juan Island County, WA Parks.
Douglas Brown (MS 1991) teaches chemistry and physics at Tandem Friends School in Charlottesville, VA. His earlier
professional career was as a chemist and environmental engineer at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the WA
Department of Ecology.
Karen Ripley (MS 1993) is the forest health program manager for WA Department of Natural Resources, Resource Protection
Division in Olympia, WA.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
"Know what's invasive and what's banned when deciding what to plant" features research by Sarah Reichard.
See "Kennedy Creek preserve opens" for an article quoting alum Joseph Buchanan (MS 1991).

KUDOS
Kudos to CFR students who recently won awards for best poster in their session at the national Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting held in Houston, TX earlier this month: graduate student Paul Footen (with coauthors Rob Harrison and Brian Strahm) for his poster "Long-term Effects of Past Nitrogen Fertilization on Douglas-fir Plantations in the Pacific Northwest" (Paul was partially supported for his travel expenses by the College's Lockwood Fund for Program Enhancement); and undergraduate student Joshua Hegarty (with coauthor Darlene Zabowski) for "Examining Soil Charcoal: Historic extent of Puget Sound Prairies."
Nate Hough-Snee sends kudos and "thanks on behalf of the CFR cohort down at the Center for Urban Horticulture to Carrie Cone and Joel Breems for putting together (and cleaning up after) a great barbecue on Wednesday. They almost single-handedly took care of this event that served as a great break amid an already busy quarter. An extra special thanks to anyone who stayed to clean up or who went unseen in the planning! Your efforts are much appreciated! Cheers and happy hallowe'en."

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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 inthe News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheCollege/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
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) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poeevents.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm



The Straight Grain
Volume 28, 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 online.

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

SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION KUBOTA GARDENS 3-5 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, Kubota Garden Tree Tour, Arthur Lee Jacobson. Meet in the Kubota Garden parking lot: 9817 55th Avenue S, Seattle 98118.

MONDAY, 27 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SEMINAR SMITH 120 3:30-5 PM
"Living with Invasive Species: Bullfrogs and other species that aren't going away," Michael Adams, U.S. Geological Survey.

MONDAY, 27 OCTOBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology Seminar Videoconference," Rhizoctonia Tolerance in Adapted Spring Wheat," Pat Okubara, USDA Agricultural
Research Service.

TUESDAY, 28 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Geoduck Clam Aquaculture on the Intertidal Habitats of Southern Puget Sound: Ecological impacts and mitigation of regional scale cultural conflict," Glenn VanBlaricom, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

WEDNESDAY, 29 OCTOBER ENVIRONMENTAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR MGH 10 AM-2 PM
UW Environmental Opportunities Fair, Mary Gates Hall Commons.

WEDNESDAY, 29 OCTOBER URBAN HORTICULTURE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"Urban Agriculture: A look at King County's food system, from production to consumption," Brad Gaolach, Washington State
University King County Extension.

THURSDAY, 30 OCTOBER NWFSC SEMINAR SERIES NOAA,NWFSC AUD 11 AM
"Complexity, Resilience, and Uncertainty in Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Linking observations, models, and scenarios," Marina Alberti, UW Department of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington.

THURSDAY, 30 OCTOBER ENVIRONMENTAL HLTH SEMINAR HSB,T-435 12:30-1:20 PM
"Countering Manufactroversy: Rhetoric in the defense of science, "Leah Ceccarelli, PhD, Associate Professor, UW Department of
Communication.

THURSDAY, 30 OCTOBER SAFS YOUNG INVESTIGATORS FISH SCI AUD 4 PM
`Young Investigators in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar,"Assessing the State of the Oceans: Mapping the cumulative impacts of human activities on marine ecosystems," Ben Halpern, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.

THURSDAY, 30 OCTOBER BOOK SIGNING BURKE MUSEUM 7 PM
"Tuna, A Love Story," lecture and book signing by Richard Ellis, nature writer and marine artist. Call 206.543.9681 for tickets;
event is free for Burke Museum members, $5 for general public. See http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/events/ellis_bannick/.

SATURDAY, 1 NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY MAPLE VALLEY,WA 9 AM-12:30 PM
King County Native Plant Salvage work party.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
November 2 and November 16, 2008, the Washington Park Arboretum's 1st and 3rd Sundays free guided walks will feature the new Pacific Connections Garde. The tours are led by knowledgeable, trained guides and take place rain or shine. This is a great way to get the inside scoop on Pacific Connections' iconic plants, ethnobotany, and cultural significance. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Graham Visitors Center; no fee or advance registration.
November 5-9, 2008, Reno, NV, SAF Annual Convention, "Forestry in a Climate of Change."
December 3, 2008, College Holiday Party, save the date on your calendars!

AGENDA SET FOR OCTOBER WORKING FOREST FORUM
An agenda has been finalized for the October 29-31, 2008 Northwest Environmental Forum session at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA. Entitled "Retaining Working Forest Land and Protecting Biodiversity," the session will evaluate the College's new findings on strategic forest retention that evaluate risk of conversion, the forest and biodiversity values of critical forest areas, and
programs and market-based strategies to offset working forest conversion. The study is in response to the 2007 Legislature budget proviso to the College. A statewide land parcel data base was funded through the Family Forest Foundation and will allow Forum participants to assess strategic linkages for biodiversity and critical working forest land retention strategies. Family and other private forest landowner incentives that can offset at least some of the economic advantages of converting forests to non-forest urban uses will be addressed. Expert advisor panels will meet earlier to help focus the work of the Forum. The Forum is expected to generate recommendations in time for the 2009 Washington Legislature.

ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPOSITION CENTENNIAL COMING UP
The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition was held from June 1, 1909 to October 16, 1909 on what is now the UW Seattle campus in Seattle. More than 3.7 million people visited the exhibits. In 2009, individuals and organizations in Seattle, King County, and Washington state will present exciting projects that tell the story of how the 1909 event changed the course of local history and influences the region today. The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) will be involved in several related events and programs, with the first, “Discovering A-Y-P: A Community Research Project, beginning in the fall of 2008 . The College is proposing to loan several A-Y-P artifacts to MOHAI for their exhibit. Sally Morgan reports, "I just heard from Mark Gleason, MOHAI Director of Exhibits, that they had hoped to borrow the large plank map hanging on the wall in Anderson 207, as well as the one with the painted scene in the lower hallway of Bloedel. Unfortunately, the cost to move, install, and return these pieces is quite high and beyond their budget -- so they will not be asking for the loan after all. Mark said that there is a possibility that funds will be available from the UW to move the planks, so he didn't want to close the door completely, but with the price tag for moving, installation, and return at $13,000, I think it is safe to assume that will not happen. In addition to the A-Y-P show, MOHAI is mounting an exhibit to showcase the Arts and Crafts movement in the Pacific Northwest. For that, they are still planning to borrow the bench and the plaque with the Hoo-Hoo cat (now in Anderson 107) that came from the Hoo-Hoo House at the A-Y-P Exposition." In case you are curious about the Hoo Hoo House and the Hoo-Hoo International with its black cat mascot, check out http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8655 and http://www.hoo-hoo.org/. For more information on A-Y-P Exposition centennial events see http://www.ayp100.org/.

UPDATE ON HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FACULTY SEARCH
Clare Ryan, Search Committee Chair, writes, "I want to thank you for taking the time to meet with or attend one or more of the many events over the last three weeks for the Human Dimensions faculty search. Your feedback and input into this important faculty hiring process is critical. The Human Dimensions search committee will be meeting on Monday (10/26) afternoon to develop our recommendations regarding the candidates for this faculty position. We plan to make a recommendation for faculty vote at the November 10, 2008 faculty meeting. If you have any feedback on any of the candidates, please get it to me by 5 p.m., Sunday,October 26, as I will be organizing the feedback we have for the search committee to review at our committee meeting Monday afternoon. You can send me an email, cmryan@u.washington.edu (your comments will remain confidential) or write it on a piece of paper and put in my mailbox.

UPDATE ON UW BOTANIC GARDENS DIRECTOR SEARCH
Dean Bare writes, "I wish to update you on the current status of our search for the next director of the UW Botanic Gardens. In June 2008 we extended an employment offer to our top candidate and over a period of two months we exchanged many emails and phone calls during the negotiation process. In the end, the candidate decided to pursue other opportunities and withdrew her name from further consideration. In late August 2008, we extended an employment offer to our second candidate and over a period of a month and a half we exchanged emails and phone calls about the offer and a possible spousal hire. Over the weekend, we received word from the candidate that he declined our offer. Given that we have no additional acceptable candidates in our pool, we are suspending the search and disbanding the search committee. We wish to thank each member of the committee for their hours of service to the UW and the College. The committee identified excellent candidates and brought several to campus for interviews. Our two acceptable candidates emerged from this process. Unfortunately, our efforts did not result in a successful hire. Our intention is to reflect on our current situation, evaluate the responsibilities of the position, consider our options, and readvertise the position as soon as possible. If you have any suggestions in this regard please send them to me."

RECENT BOOKS BY CFR FACULTY
Assistant Professor and USGS scientist Christian Torgersen and his co-authors have written a chapter on identifying small- to
large-scale impacts of tributaries in a new book about river science, River Confluences, Tributaries and the Fluvial Network published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd., September 2008, The full text of the chapter, "Spatial identification of tributary impacts in river networks" (Torgersen, C.E., Gresswell, R.E., Bateman, D.S., and Burnett, K.M.), can be viewed online. Early research on impacts of
tributaries on rivers focused on geology and water dynamics. New research described in this book shows that these areas are also critical nodes that can affect living organisms and habitat. The authors identify approaches, provide examples, and explain how to see patterns through ecological variability. Topics presented include sampling, data collection, analytical tools, and future
developments and challenges.
Urban Ecology: An International Perspective on the Interaction Between Humans and Nature was published by Springer in January 2008, edited by John Marzluff, Eric Shulenberger, Wilfried Endlicher, Marina Alberti, Gordon Bradley, Clare Ryan, Craig ZumBrunnen, and Ute Simon.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
For the Fall 2008 edition of the CFR News, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/newsLetter/08-Fall.pdf. The newsletter contains articles on Elwha River research, Island Marble butterfly restoration, and alumni news, among other features.
See the current newsletter of the Stand Management Cooperative; it includes, among other topics, an article on the
adaptation of the CONIFERS model for young Douglas-fir, and abstracts of several recent SMC publications.

CONSORTIUM FOR RESEARCH ON RENEWABLE INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS WORKSHP
Bruce Lippke reports, "On October 20-21, 2008, the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM) held a
workshop at the College to develop a work plan for developing life cycle environmental inventory information for the collection and processing of woody biofuels. Collecting forest residuals, thinning overly dense stands, and short rotation crops processed into fuels are providing an important new dimension for forest resource management that can reduce carbon emissions. The research
is being funded by USDA Forest Service's Forest Products Lab. Invitations to participate were extended to research scientists from across the U.S., including representatives from four Forest Service offices, the National Renewable Energy Labs, and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. Faculty and staff Renata Bura, Rick Gustafson, Bruce Lippke, Lary Mason, Jim McCarter, and Elaine Oneil from CFR participated along with Joyce Smith Cooper of UW's Department of Mechanical Engineering. In previous research, CORRIM developed life cycle inventories for wood used in construction by measuring all inputs and outputs for every stage of processing from forest regeneration through harvesting, transportation, processing materials, construction of buildings, their use and maintenance, and final demolition, recycling, and landfill.  These studies are available at
http://www.corrim.org. A streaming video of 20 presentations at the workshop will be available in a few days." Bruce is featured in a NCASI Podcast produced in connection with a presentation he made on the biofuel LCI research plan, which will also be available on the CORRIM website. Bruce thanks Matt McLaughlin for composing the streaming video, Megan O’Shea for managing a webinar for distant attendees, and Clara Burnett for making all the arrangements for a very successful workshop.

FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT AT MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
Larry Mason presented at the recent National Tree Farmer Convention in Portland, OR; he spoke on "Woody Biomass and Renewable Energy: An update for tree farmers." Larry also spoke on " Renewable Energy and Forest Health: Parallel opportunities for public benefits" at a recent Forest Resources Association meeting in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
UW President Mark Emmert writes, "Domestic--or relationship--violence is a serious crime that, as we know all too well, affects
members of the UW community and their families. It was only a year and a half ago that one of our own valued staff colleagues,
Rebecca Griego, was killed on campus as a result of relationship violence. The UW's SafeCampus Office was established in the aftermath of Rebecca's death as a way of providing help, guidance, and support to those facing any kind of danger and, specifically, relationship violence. Its website provides information on counseling and safety resources, UW policies, and violence reporting
requirements that help us maintain a safe personal, work, and learning environment. Violence and threats of violence have no place in a civil society and particularly at a university. I encourage everyone to learn about the programs and resources available here to assist in dealing with potentially violent incidents and to help those in need."

CENTER FOR STATISTICS AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES OFFERS SERVICES
The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) offers year-round statistical consulting services to current UW faculty,
staff, and students in affiliated departments. Available services include: assistance with study planning and design; review of
the analysis section of proposals and reports; advice on data visualization and presentation; assistance with the choice and
application of statistical methods; and development of specialized statistical methods. To set up an appointment with consulting
staff, contact csss-consult@stat.washington.edu. The CSSS Consulting RA will also hold office hours in Padelford C-108 during
Fall 2008; hours are: Monday 1-3 p.m, Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Thursday 1-3 p.m.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Stephanie Stirling (MS 1989) is a biologist in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredged Material Management Office in Seattle,
WA. She is also a principal with the consulting firm Mediation Solutions in Olympia, WA, where she is a mediator, facilitator, and conflict resolution specialist.
Thomas Swearingen (PhD 1989) owns and manages Beebe Farm a 1,150 acre family farm just south of Bay Minette, AL. He is creating a residential conservation community called DauerWalden on part of the property. The planned 25 homes, which must meet high environmental standards, will be built on 90 acres of the farm to defray the costs of preserving the remaining 1,060 acres permanently preserved in conservation easements (the first easements of their kind in Alabama). The preserved land will be managed for agriculture, forest ecology, education, and recreation.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For an article on grizzly bear conservation featuring alum Chris Servheen (MS 1975), see New York Times article "Biologists seek answers to grizzly bear migration roadblocks."
.For an article about alum Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983), who is promoting sustainable living among prison inmates, see Bangkok,
Thailand web news story.

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 inthe News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheCollege/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
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) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poeevents.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm



The Straight Grain
Volume 28, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 19. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 17-19 OCTOBER SEATTLE BIONEERS CONFERENCE SEATTLE, WA
2008 Seattle Bioneers Conference.

SATURDAY, 18 OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY LK SAMMAMISH ST PK 9 AM-3 PM
Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteer tree planting; sign up online.

MONDAY, 20 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SEMINAR SMITH 120 3:30-5 PM
"Identifying Potential Distinct Population Segments under the ESA: Case study of Yellowstone red fox" Jonathan Drake, NOAA.

MONDAY, 20 OCTOBER FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 3:30 PM
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Management Faculty Candidate seminar, "Researching the Human in Human Environment Interactions," Stanley Asah, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and University of Minnesota. Reception follows.

MONDAY, 20 OCTOBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology Seminar Videoconference,"Vegetable Seed Production in the Pacific NW: Developing integrated disease management programs," Lindsey duToit, Washington State University.

TUESDAY, 21 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 PM
"What Can You Do with an Art History Degree?," Debora Hyde, Pierce County Habitat Protection and Restoration.

WEDNESDAY, 22 OCTOBER URBAN HORTICULTURE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"The Radburn Landscape as a Model for Green Urbanism: History matters," Thaisa Way, UW Department of Landscape Architecture.

THURSDAY, 23 OCTOBER UWBG PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION UWBG, CUH 9 AM-12 PM
"Identification and Management of Invasive Plants," Sasha Shaw, King County Noxious Weed Control Program.

THURSDAY, 23 OCTOBER NWFSC SEMINAR SERIES NOAA,NWFSC AUD 11 AM
Northwest Fisheries Science Center Seminar, "If Ecosystem Services Are So Valuable, Why Can’t I Buy More of Them in the Grocery Store?," Mark Plummer, NW Fisheries Science Center.

THURSDAY, 23 OCTOBER FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 3:30 PM
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Management Faculty Candidate seminar, "Social Science for Natural Resource Management: Understanding human behavior in the environmental arena," Marc Stern, Virginia Polytechnic.

THURSDAY, 23 OCTOBER SAFS YOUNG INVESTIGATORS FISH SCI AUD 4 PM
Young Investigators in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar,"Adapting to Climate Change: Eco-evolutionary insights from seabirds and salmon," Tom Reed, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

THURSDAY, 23 OCTOBER MILLER MEMORIAL LECTURE MEANY HALL 7:30 PM
Elisabeth Carey Miller Memorial Lecture, "Landscape in a Changing Environment," Kathryn Gustafson.

FRIDAY, 24 OCTOBER RARE CARE 10TH YR CELEBRATION UWBG,NHS 7-9 PM
Celebrate Rare Care's 10 years of conserving Washington’s rare native plants. Speakers include Ted Thomas, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, on progress in native plant and ecosystem conservation Washington over the past decade, and John Gamon, WA Natural Heritage Program (WNHP), on the status and distribution of sensitive plant species tracked by WNHP. 

FRIDAY, 24 OCTOBER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH KANE 120 7:30 PM
National Geographic Evening of Field Research and Exploration, "Seal Resarch in Southern Chile," John Francis; and "Tibetan
Antelope Expedition," Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
Wednesday, October 29, 2008, UW Mary Gates Hall Commons, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Environmental Opportunities Fair.
Saturday, November 1, 2008, Maple Valley, WA, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., King County Native Plant Salvage work party.
November 5-9, 2008, Reno, NV, SAF Annual Convention, "Forestry in a Climate of Change."
December 3, 2008, College Holiday Party, save the date on your calendars!

COLLEGE WELCOMES JIM CRONAN
A warm welcome to new CFR staff member James Cronan, a Research Scientist/Engineer working with Ernesto Alvarado in the USFS Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team. Jim is an employee of both the UW and Yale University, and is working part-time as a forestry technician on FERA's field crew.

IN MEMORIAM
The College sadly notes the passing of Professor David Wooldridge (PHD 1961, BS 1950) on October 1, 2008 in Cashmere, WA. David was a professor of forest hydrology until he retired in January 1983. He was an active member of our faculty for over 20 years and especially enjoyed working in the field with other professional groups and organizations.

STAND MANAGEMENT COOPERATIVE NEWS
The Stand Management Cooperative's 4th Quarter 2008 newsletter reports 2008 accomplishments that include, among others:
*new cooperative members Cortex Consultants, Victoria BC; Renewable Resources, LLC, Amherst, MA; and Roseburg Resources, Dillard,OR
*cumulative funding since SMC was begun in 1985 in excess of $19 million
*completion of the young stand model project
* eight affiliated graduate students, all funded by UW and external grants
*proposal to join National Science Foundation's Center for Advanced Forest Systems completed and submitted

BIORESOURCE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FACULTY SEARCH
Dean Bare writes, "As you know, our search for a new faculty member last spring in the area of bioresource science and engineering was unsuccessful. After several meetings with Engineering Dean O’Donnell and Chemical Engingeering Chair Stuve, we have decided to renew our efforts to jointly hire a new 9-month tenure track assistant professor. A description of the faculty position has been approved and posted on the UW’s Academic HR web site and Renata Bura has agreed to be our representative on the faculty search committee. As candidates with research interest and experience in bioresource science surface, we will keep everyone in our College informed so that you may participate in any on-campus interviews that ensue.  Both faculty groups must agree that any candidate is acceptable before a joint position can be offered."

KATHY WOLF REPORTS ON LEAVE IN JAPAN
Kathy Wolf, CFR Research Social Scientist, has recently returned from a one semester leave in Japan. Kathy writes, "My time in Japan was an incredible experience! I was hosted by the Awaji Landscape Planning and Horticulture Academy, or ALPHA (near Kobe), see http://www.awaji.ac.jp/english.html. Research at ALPHA addresses an array of human dimensions research in compact urban environments, http://faculty.washington.edu/kwolf/ALPHA/. While at ALPHA in 2008 I taught a graduate class on sustainable urban site design (based on my participation in the Sustainable Sites Initiative); a web site, http://www.awaji.ac.jp/student_work/, was the final product. See http://picasaweb.google.com/KathyInJapan for a more personal look at my work and experiences." Some really great images here!

SOCIETY FOR ADVANCEMENT OF CHICANOS AND NATIVE AMERICANS IN SCIENCE
Laurel James, MS student in Monika Moskal's lab reports, on a recent conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and
Native Americans in Science in Salt Lake City, UT. Laurel writes, "This was a large conference with more than 3,000 attendees. The goals of the organization were clear -- get minority students into science, help keep them there by telling them how to succeed, and then rely on those who have completed their education to bring in the next generation of scientists. The conference sessions were designed to support these goals and I can honestly say this was by far, one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. I hope to continue my involvement with this society -- it is definitely worth the time. The caliber of research presented in both the oral and poster sessions was inspiring -- there were over 500 poster exhibitors alone. The breakout session topics were tailored to high school, undergraduate, and graduate level participation. I was also happy to see such a large UW contingent. Jorge Ramos and I represented CFR in the exhibitor information booth and this was a great experience. The UW occupied an entire aisle of the exhibit hall and this seemed to draw in hundreds of conference attendees. The two days spent recruiting and talking to individuals about the educational tracks available in CFR was worth every minute. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity." Laurel's travel expenses were funded by the Dean's Office through the Lockwood Endowment for Program Enhancement.

FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT AT MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
Josh Lawler recently gave a presentation on "Climate Change Impacts to Oregon's Biodiversity" to a meeting of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Elizabeth Louden will be presenting on "An Experiment with iPods in the Garden: Digital audio tours at UW Botanic Gardens" at the upcoming National Association of Interpretation Workshop in Portland, OR., November 11-15, 2008.
Dave Peterson will be presenting at the "Managing Climate Change Risk in Forests" workshop on November 12, 2008 in Portland, OR. He will be talking on "A Diversified Portfolio for Managing the Effects of Climate Change in Forest Ecosystems."

NEW BOOK ON EASTERN WA OLD GROWTH
Affiliate faculty Robert Van Pelt (PhD 1995, MS 1991)has authored a new publication for the WA Department of Natural Resources,
entitled "Identifying Old Trees and Forests in Eastern Washington." The book is a companion to a previously published book, "Identifying Mature and Old Forests in Western Washington"; both are part of a project on the definition and inventory of old
growth forests on DNR-managed State lands. You can download both books from the DNR website.

NEW UW PICTURE ID CARDS
Sally Morgan writes, "New UW employees and those needing replacement ID cards have been getting picture ID cards for some time. Now it is time for the rest of us to replace our tattered Husky cards with the new improved model. This is not yet a required
change, but a good idea as more and more services are using the features of the new card. Where to go: ID cards must be obtained in person, on a drop-in basis, at the Husky Card Account and ID Card Center located on the ground floor of Odegaard Library, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Your photo will be taken there. What to take with you: 1) your EID number (found on your paycheck or “advice”), and 2) a state or federally issued photo ID.

FACILITIES UPDATE
Sally Morgan reports on several facilities topics. "After some delay, work has begun on the communications upgrade in Winkenwerder. The plan calls for the conversion of room 15 into a communications closet housing all of the equipment necessary to bring the computing bandwidth of Winkenwerder up to a more functional level. In exchange for 15, the former darkroom, 16, will be gutted and rebuilt from the studs out. New doors will be installed so the occupants of 16, 16A, and 20 will all have their own door. The work is being done on a nightly schedule, with crews arriving about 6 p.m. and working until morning. Each night's work
area will be cleaned before the start of the following work day, so the impact on productivity for most housed in the building will be minimal. The scope of the work is to run new fiber optics throughout the building, bringing the level, capacity, and speed of connectivity up dramatically. Improvements in bandwidth will not happen until close to the end of the project -- first conduit and pipe runs are established, and then fiber optic cables are threaded. Appreciable downtime for computing users in the building is not anticipated; the CFR IT staff will be working to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. The present schedule calls for completion toward the end of February 2009. The long-awaited renovation of Bloedel 209, the bioresources lab, will be starting soon. This will be a fairly extensive project; we'll be getting updates every couple of weeks, so watch for more news as we move forward with this. It has been a long time in planning, so it's great to have the actual physical work begin. A couple of security notes: First, with the weather cooling, we need to be vigilant in protecting our security. We have seen an increase in the number of transients coming into our buildings towards the end of the day so they can stay in overnight. If you see someone you do not know, either late in the evening or early in the morning, please call campus police (911 from any campus phone). Do not approach the person yourself, please! Second, the UW Fire Safety officer went through Winkenwerder and Bloedel last week and told me that we must quit wedging the firedoors in the stairwells open. In the event of a fire, those doors would turn the stairwells into chimneys -- not a good idea in a wood building. Please do not block the doors open; if you find them that way, remove the wedges for your own safety and the safety of the other people in the building. (And, as long as we're talking about security, are you backing up your data onto the server, rather than leaving it on your own hard drive?)"

APPLICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL LEAVE WITH PAY DUE DECEMBER 1
The Provost's office has made the annual call for applications for professional leave with pay for faculty and professional staff. For academic year 2009-10, the College has been allotted eight quarters of leave (an increase of one over the last two years). Any faculty or professional staff member is eligible, providing they have seven years of UW service or have not had a leave more recently than Spring 2003. To allow adequate time for review, please submit your applications to Gordon Bradley by Monday, December 1, 2008. Information and application forms for faculty are available online. In addition to the application form, faculty must submit their UW biography and a description of how they will spend the leave. Professional staff need to secure their supervisor's approval prior to submitting an application. A copy of the application package should be submitted to Sally Morgan and to the Faculty Chair's office. Information and the application form for professional staff are available online.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Diane Shirley (BS 1988) is a forestry technician with the USDA Forest Service’s Umatilla National Forest in Ukiah, OR, where one of her curent projects is working on aspen restoration.
Ralph Moore (MFR 1989) is superintendent of Katmai National Park in King Salmon, AK. His career with the National Park Service
has included assignments at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Put-In Bay, OH, Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, NE, and Denali National Park’s Talkeetna, AK Ranger Station.
Megan Moynihan (MS 1989) is a silviculturalist for the USDA Forest Service’s Nez Perce National Forest in Grangeville, ID.
Hwan Ok Ma (PhD 1992, MS 1989) is project manager for the International Tropical Timber Organization’s Reforestation and Forest Management Division, in Yokohama, Japan.
Jackie Ferry (Richardson) (BS 1994) writes: "I am currently the Natural Resources teacher and Future Farmers of America (FFA)
advisor at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup. I just received my College of Forest Resources News and noticed you mentioned that Pack Forest hosted the state FFA Natural Resources contest. I thought you would like to know that it was my team of students who won the state contest in May and will be representing Washington state at the National FFA Convention next week."

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For more coverage of CFR/WSU research on logging truck safety, see The Daily World, "Rollin' but not for much dough."
A Missourian article, "U.S. Forest Service reconsidering Cedar Creek clearcutting proposal," references a page on the CFR
Silviculture's Lab's website.
Alumna Julie Meredith (BS 1989) is WA Department of Transportation's SR 520 Corridor Program Director. See "WSDOT crews begin test drilling in Lake Washington for new SR 520 bridge" on the department's news web page.

KUDOS
Kudos and CFR Stars Cards awarded this week:
To Geetha Sukumaran, for extraordinary customer service in facilitating a purchase request. A contract award hinged on timely
completion, and the purchasing person was on vacation. Geetha stepped into the breech and saved the day. The award is from
Sandra Lier, Fred Hoyt, and Carrie Cone at UW Botanic Gardens.
To Cecilia Paul, for the tremendous job she does in giving us the Straight Grain every week. Kathy Wolf requested this recognition for Cecilia, crediting her excellent work with providing news about a seminar in another unit, which led to very productive networking.

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 inthe News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheCollege/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
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) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poeevents.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm



The Straight Grain
Volume 28, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINING OCTOBER 11. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 11 OCTOBER CFRAA ANNUAL MEETING/BANQUET AND 207/IVAR'S
College of Forest Resources Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Banquet.

SATURDAY, 11 OCTOBER CFR RESEARCH SHOWCASE AND 207 2-3 PM
"From the Yakama to the Yalong: Pathways to local to global learning," Tom Hinckley, UW College of Forest Resources.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, 13-14 OCTOBER WATERSHED CONFERENCE CORVALLIS, OR
Watershed Research Cooperative Conference, "Assessing the Response of Streams to Contemporary Forest Practices: A conference on paired watershed studies.

MONDAY, 13 OCTOBER CFR FACULTY MEETING AND 22 10:30 AM
College of Forest Resources Faculty Meeting.

MONDAY, 13 OCTOBER FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 3:30 PM
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Management candidate seminar, “People, Parks, and Forest Governance: Institutional analysis of the impact of protected area policies on local land use and forest conservation," Tanya Hayes, Seattle University. Reception follows.

MONDAY, 13 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SEMINAR SMITH 120 3:30-5 PM
"Genetics and the Endangered Species Act: Reconciling science and policy," Susan Haig U.S. Geological Survey.

MONDAY, 13 OCTOBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology Seminar Videoconference, "Assembling the Ascomycotan Tree of Life: Systematics meets genomics," Conrad Schoch, Oregon State University.

TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 223 8:30-9:20 PM
"Policy Implications of Current Hood Canal Research," Duane Fagergren, Puget Sound Partnership.

TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER UW PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS KANE 130 3:30 PM
UW President Mark Emmert's Annual Address to the UW Community, followed by a reception in the Walker Ames Room.

TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"Functional Biology, Demographic Variability, and Species Coexistence in Desert Annual Plants," Amy Angert, Colorado State
University.

THURSDAY, 16 OCTOBER NWFSC SEMINAR SERIES NOAA,NWFSC AUD 11 AM
Northwest Fisheries Science Center Seminar, "Managing Puget Sound's Groundfish Resources from the Bottom Up," Wayne Pallson, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife.

THURSDAY, 16 OCTOBER FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 3:30 PM
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Management candidate seminar, "Conceptualizing and Understanding Environmental Perspectives as Human Dimensions of Water Resource Management," Kelli Larson, Arizona State University.

THURSDAY, 16 OCTOBER SAFS YOUNG INVESTIGATORS FISH SCI AUD 4 PM
Young Investigators in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar,"Using Molecular Biology to Link Phytoplankton and Aquatic Microbial
Communities" Angela Kent, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. See
http://www.fish.washington.edu/Seminars/fall_08/kent.html.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 17-19 OCTOBER SEATTLE BIONEERS CONFERENCE SEATTLE, WA
2008 Seattle Bioneers Conference. For information and to register, see http://www.nweec.org/seattlebioneers/index.php.

SATURDAY, 18 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH 9 AM
UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Creating Herbarium Specimens as Botanical Art," Wendy DesCamp. Registration information at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/Class.php.

SATURDAY, 18 OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY LK SAMMAMISH ST PK 9 AM-3 PM
Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteer tree planting; volunteers will be working towards a goal of planting over 15,000 native
trees and shrubs to enhance natural areas in the region. Native trees are critical to the health of the Pacific Northwest; they
improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gases, reduce erosion and filter pollutants, and shade creeks and streams, cooling water
for threatened salmon. Additionally, they improving water quality and provide important wildlife habitat. Sign up at
http://www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/events/ploneformmailer.2006-01-11.4823924275.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
Monday, October 20, 2008, UW Anderson 22, 3:30 p.m., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Management Faculty Candidate Seminar, "Researching the Human in Human-Environment Interactions," Stanley Asah, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and University of Minnesota.
Thursday, October 23, 2008, UW Anderson 22, 3:30 p.m., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Management Faculty Candidate Seminar, "Social Science for Natural Resource Management: Understanding human behavior in the environmental arena," Marc Stern, Virginia Polytechnic.
Thursday, October 23, 2008, UW Meany Hall, 7:30 p.m., Elisabeth Carey Miller Memorial Lecture, "Landscape in a Changing
Environment," Kathryn Gustafson.
Friday, October 24, 2008, UW Kane 120, 7:30 p.m., National Geographic Evening of Field Research and Exploration, "Seal Resarch in Southern Chile," John Francis; and "Tibetan Antelope Expedition," Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008, UW Mary Gates Hall Commons, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Environmental Opportunities Fair.

COLLEGE WILL MISS EUNJU LEE
The College and its Financial Services team congratulate EunJu Lee, budget fiscal analyst in the CFR Financial Services office, on
her promotional new position at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her last day at the College will be Monday, October 20th. EunJu says, "Working here at the College of Forest Resources has been a great experience but in order to achieve my career goals, I've accepted a higher level position at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This position will give me the opportunity to work more in depth with finances and budgets. Thank you for allowing me to be part of such a great college!" We wish EunJu the
very best as she embarks on this successful career move. The College is seeking a replacement for EunJu as quickly as possible; the position is posted on the UW website under reference number 49476.

GOOD NEWS: CFR ENROLLMENT AND STUDENT CREDIT HOURS GROWING!
Dean Bare writes, "Our tenth day undergraduate enrollment for Autumn 2008 is up 15.7% over last year and we now enroll 250 undergraduate students. Of these, 176 are in our ESRM major (up 18.1%) and 74 are in our PSE major (up 21.3%). The number of UW undergraduates choosing to minor in our College increased 26.7% over last year. At the graduate level, we have 155 students -- an increase of 6.2% over last year. Thus, our total College enrollment in Autumn 2008 is 405 students; to place this in perspective, over the past 20 years, our highest total College enrollment was 499 students.
For FY 2008 (Autumn 07, Winter 08, and Spring 08), our faculty generated 24,426 Student Credit Hours (SCH) from courses offered
by our College. This is the second highest in the past five years and a 37.8% increase over FY 2007. Our SCH numbers are even greater when we add classes our faculty teach in other units such as Biology, PoE, Quantitative Science, and Chemical Engineering For FY 2008, an additional 4,290 SCH were taught outside of our College, raising our total SCH to 28,716.
I wish to thank all faculty and staff who have helped our College transform its academic offerings over the past seven years. It is apparent that our new courses and revised curricula are highly valued by UW students. Thanks very much for all you do to educate the future citizens of our state and region."

SEARCH COMMITEE APPOINTED FOR NEW WILDLAND FIRE SCIENCE FACULTY POSITION
A search commitee consisting of faculty Peter Schiess (Chair); Jim Agee; Jonathan Bakker; Bob Edmonds; Dave Peterson; and Dan Vogt and student Erin Donley has been appointed by the Dean and charged with a search for a new faculty member to hold the position of 12-month, non-tenure track research assistant/associate professor in wildland fire science.

COLLEGE'S SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANACIAL AID COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP UPDATED
For membership in the College's Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee for academic year 2008-2009, see the updated committee web page.

U.S. FOREST SERVICE LAUNCHES CLIMATE CHANGE WEBSITE
The Forest Service's new Climate Change Resources Center (CCRF) website is a reference for resource managers and decision makers who need information and tools to address climate change in planning and project implementation on lands in the West. Changing climates have already catalyzed changes in environments throughout the West, and future effects are expected to be greater. Although future scenarios are daunting, managers can do much to promote adaptation to climate change and encourage reduction of human effects on climate. The CCRC addresses the manager’s question “What can I do about climate change?” by providing information about basic climate sciences and compiling knowledge resources and support for adaptation and mitigation
strategies. The site offers educational information, including basic science modules that explain climate and climate impacts,
decision-support models, maps, simulations, case studies, and toolkits. The site is a joint project of the three western Forest
Service Research Stations Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW), Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), Rocky Mountain
Research Station (RMRS), and the Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center.

COMBINED FUND DRIVE INCLUDES FOOD DRIVE
Sally Morgan writes, "As a kickoff to the UW Combined Fund Drive (you will receive a form in your mailbox very soon), the UW is
hosting a "Socks and Soup" drive for Northwest Harvest. The Socks and Soup Drive is on a short timeline -- we only have until
Wednesday, October 15th, to gather non-persishable food items and NEW socks. Bring your "socks and soup" to Anderson; there's a collection box in the mail room and another in the coffee area. And, regarding the Combined Fund Drive, if you'd like to donate to a charitable organization that is not listed, we can have them added to the roster. You can do that from the web page, or I can give you a hand with it. If you want to see a paper copy of the charity list, I have quite a few that I'm going to distribute to units and mail rooms. I can also have one sent directly to you. Thanks for participating -- don't forget your "soups & socks" by Wednesday!

STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT NEEDED FOR UW LIBRARIES SCIENCE CITATION INDEX
Natural Resources Librarian Maureen Nolan writes, "A group of science librarians is working on a funding proposal to purchase additional years of Science Citation Index in the Web of Science. Currently, the UW Libraries subscribes to the years 1955 to the present. Additional funding will allow the Libraries to extend the years covered to include 1900-1954, thereby enabling the UW community to search for scientific literature published from 1900 to the present day using Web of Science. The proposal will be strengthened by statements of support from faculty and graduate students. If you would benefit from additional years of coverage in Science Citation Index, email me at nolan@u.washington.edu. We will summarize your responses in the proposal and very much appreciate your help!"

STATE ETHICS LAW REGARDING POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
The UW President's Office sends the following reminder, "The political season is here, and this is a reminder that UW employees
may not use UW facilities, phones, computers, or computer systems (such as email and the internet) for campaign purposes. Under the state ethics law, it is illegal to use state resources to support or oppose ballot propositions (such as initiatives and
referendums) or to assist or oppose a candidate for election. Historically, the Washington State Ethics Board has taken the rules against campaigning very seriously and has brought enforcement actions against individual employees. UW policy is available online and further information can be found at the Ethics Board's website. Also for your information, a memorandum on this subject from the WA State Attorney General's Office is available online.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Teresa (Terri) Marceron (MS 1988) is forest supervisor for the USDA Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
Previously she worked as district ranger for the Coconino National Forest and the Gallatin National Forest, forest planner for the
Lewis and Clark National Forest, and assistant district ranger for the White Mountain National Forest, among other assignments.
Her recent emphasis has been on collaboration with the public to accomplish fuel reduction work in the wildland-urban interface,
as well as resource restoration projects.
Gordon Wolfe(MS 1988) went on to get a PhD in biogeochemistry from the UW. He is an associate professor of biological sciences at California State University, Chico. He was selected by Chico State's Faculty Recognition and Support Committee for the 2007–2008 Outstanding Professor Award. His research covers many areas of microbial ecology, but focuses on microbial eukaryotes, a diverse group previously known as “algae” and “protozoa.”
Marc Barnes (MFR 1989) is president and owner of Integrated Resource Management a forestry and restoration ecology consulting firm in Philomath, OR.
James Becker (MS 1989) is a research scientist for U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA, where his research focuses on wildlife habitat.
Janet Hall (MS 1989) is program coordinator for Washington State University’s WasteWise Program in Coupeville, WA. The program trains volunteers who share knowledge about recycling and reducing the flow of garbage to landfills.
Libbie Soden (MS 1990, BS 1988) was for many years an urban forester with the City of Everett, WA. She is currently the vegetation management superintendent for the Snohomish County Public Utility District.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See Seattle Times article, "Waste wood to heat downtown Seattle buildings,"which quotes Rick Gustafson.
University Week has a slide show featuring the Pacific Connections Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum; see "Slide show: Travel the world -- in a garden."
And NW Public Radio has a feature on recent recent CFR/WSU research on logging truck saftey; see "Logging Truck Accidents on Decline, But Concerns on Horizon."

KUDOS
Kudos from Michelle Trudeau to new faculty member Aaron Wirsing "for giving a dynamic and engaging talk in our Freshmen Seminar." Michelle also sends kudos and a CFR Star coffee card to Debra Salas-Haynes for going the extra mile to make sure all of our new majors were counted -- she took several late-arriving major declaration forms to Schmitz Hall in the pouring rain to get them in before the census day deadline.
Kudos from Dean Bare to all who helped make this week's salmon barbecue a great success. "Lots of people put in a lot of effort to make it happen. I'll probably miss a few, but these folks all deserve our thanks and appreciation. They're getting a CFR Stars
coffee card, but please let them know you appreciate their efforts when you see them. Cooking crew: Luke Rogers, Matt McLaughlin, and Andrew Cooke, on the salmon and Jesse McCarty on the corn. Debbie Livingston for helping serve the salmon, Steve West and Bruce Lippke for running the beverage table, Tom Mentele, Mike Weidmer, and Indroneil Ganguly for set-up and takedown, Brad Coston for getting the sand for the fire bed, Duane Emmons for seeing that we had the right sort of wood for the fire (it wouldn't be the same if we didn't have Pack Forest wood!), Beverly Anderson and Cecilia Paul for extraordinary assistance on the cleanup crew, and Sally Morgan for coordinating. This was a great team effort -- thanks to all of you." (If you haven't seen them, take a look at the pictures on the UW Community Photos page. You'll need to scroll down a few to get to them -- thanks to Sandra Hines of UW News and Information, the rest of the campus has a chance to see how much fun we have down here!

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 inthe News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheCollege/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
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) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poeevents.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm



The Straight Grain
Volume 28, 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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 4. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 4 OCTOBER SER STUDENT GUILD EVENT MCCARTY HALL 10 AM-2 PM
The UW Student Guild, Society for Ecological Restoration will hold a work party at a new restoration site on the UW campus, near
McCarty Hall (north end of campus), grubbing ivy and blackberry. Contact Lloyd Nackley, Restoration Project Chair,
nackll@u.washington.edu, with questions.

SATURDAY, 4 OCTOBER TIM BROWN MEMORIAL AND 207 11 AM-5 PM
Memorial for CFR alum Tim Brown (MS '02, BS '99).

SATURDAY, 4 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UBNA 3 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Walking Tour and Insect Safari," Kern Ewing, UW College of Forest Resources and Sharon Collman, WSU Snohomish County Extension.

MONDAY, 6 OCTOBER CFR FACULTY MEETING AND 22 10:30 AM
College of Forest Resources Faculty Meeting.

MONDAY, 6 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SEMINAR SMITH 120 3:30-5 PM
"Olympic Fisher Introduction Project: First year progress and measures of success," Jeff Lewis, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife.

MONDAY, 6 OCTOBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference seminar, "Histone Depletion through Ubiquitination Directly Affects Chromatin Structure and
the Activation of PR Genes in Non-host Resistance," Lee Hadwiger, plant pathologist.

TUESDAY, 7 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 223 8:30-9:20 PM
"On the Water Every Week: Protecting Puget Sound every day," Sue Joerger, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and CFR alum (MS 1979).

TUESDAY, 7 OCTOBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"Marine Mammals: Insight to climate change through surveys and song," Sue Moore, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center.

TUESDAY, 7 OCTOBER ONASSIS FOUNDATION LECTURE MGH 258 3:30-4:30 PM
"Sustainability: Issues, assessment, and ranking of nations," Yannis Phillis, Technical University of Crete.

TUESDAY, 7 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH 7 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Landscaping with Native Plants," Greg Rabourn.

WEDNESDAY, 8 OCTOBER URBAN HORTICULTURE SEMINAR UWBG,DOUGLAS 3-3:50 PM
"Sudden Oak Death in Washington State," Marianne Elliott (CFR, PHD 2005), Washington State University

WEDNESDAY 8 OCTOBER, CFR SALMON BARBECUE CFR COURTYARD 4-6:30 PM
Welcome Back From Summer Salmon Barbeque. Mark it on your calendars, tell your students, remind your spouse and kids, and plan to be there! The RTI crew (Matt McLaughlin, Luke Rogers, and the newly-added Andrew Cooke) are in charge of the salmon again, and the rest of us are in charge of each bringing something tasty to share.

WEDNESDAY, 8 OCTOBER ONASSIS FOUNDATION LECTURE MGH 258 3:30-4:30 PM
"Biodiversity: The Park for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna in Crete," Yannis Phillis, Technical University of Crete.

WEDNESDAY, 8 OCTOBER NHS LECTURE UWBG,CUH 7:15 PM
NW Horticultural Society Lecture Series, "The Synergy that Creates Great Gardens," Richard Hartlage.

THURSDAY, 9 OCTOBER NWFSC SEMINAR SERIES NOAA,NWFSC AUD 11 AM
Northwest Fisheries Science Center Seminar,"Regional Climate Modeling and Impacts Assessment in the U.S Pacific Northwest," Eric Salathe, UW Climate Impacts Group.

THURSDAY, 9 OCTOBER FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 3:30 PM
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Management candidate seminar, “Empirical Applications of Human Dimensions Concepts to Inform Management of Wildlife, Coral Reefs, and Forests in the U.S.,” Mark Needham, Oregon State University. Reception follows.

THURSDAY, 9 OCTOBER SAFS YOUNG INVESTIGATORS FISH SCI AUD 4 PM
Young Investigators in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Ecological Dynamics of Sockeye Salmon Nursery Lakes across Large Spatial and Temporal Scales," Irene Gregory-Eaves, McGill University. See

THURSDAY, 9 OCTOBER ONASSIS FOUNDATION LECTURE MGH 258 3:30-4:30 PM
"Changing Climate: The Greek experience," Yannis Phillis, Technical University of Crete. S

FRIDAY, 10 OCTOBER THESIS DEFENSE BLOEDEL 292 10 AM
“Lidar-Based Stand Delineation in Natural Forests,” Alicia Sullivan; Committee Chair: Peter Schiess

FRIDAY, 10 OCTOBER GRAY WOLF LECTURE LEAVENWORTH, WA 7-9 PM
Barn Beach Reserve Lecture Program, "Gray Ghosts in the North Cascades," Bill Gaines, Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest.

SATURDAY, 11 OCTOBER CFRAA ANNUAL MEETING/BANQUET AND 207/IVAR'S
CFRAA President Bob Dick and Dean Bare invite faculty, staff, and students to attend, as guests, the research showcase and CFRAA Banquet. Research showcase is 2 p.m. in 207 Anderson; social hour is 5:30 p.m. and banquet is 7 p.m., both at Ivar's Salmon House. Confirm your complimentary ticket by October 8 with Ramona Hickey, kirida@u.washington.edu, and let her know your menu selection -- salmon, steak, or vegetarian pasta; if you do not select a preference, salmon is the default. Spouses and SOs of CFR faculty, staff, and students may attend the showcase and the banquet for $40 each (or $32 as a UWAA member).

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR:
Tuesday, October 14, 2008, Kane 130, 3:30 p.m., UW President Mark Emmert's Annual Address to the UW Community, followed by a reception in the Walker Ames Room. A live broadcast will also be available.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS, SEPTEMBER 2008
"Vegetation Impacts of Recurring Fires on Sagebrush Ecosystems in Washington"; PI: Jon Bakker; sponsor: Joint Fire Science
Program, US Fish & Wildlife Service; amount: $347,232
"Consortium for Reseach on Renewable Industrial Materials"; PI: Dave Briggs; sponsor: CORRIM; amount: $188,683
"Riparian Adaptive Management: A symposium on testing assumptions with knowledge gained, identifying remaining uncertainties": PI: John Calhoun; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; amount: $14,950
"Integrating Future Climate Change and Riparian Land-use to Forecast the Effects on Species Invasions and their Impacts on
Native Salmonids"; PI: Josh Lawler; sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency; amount: $148,015
"Enhanced Phytoremediation Using Endophytes"; PI: Sharon Doty; sponsor: National Science Foundation; amount: $378,496
"Identification of Eukaryotic Genes Required for Nitrogen Fixation"; PI: Sharon Doty; sponsor: National Science Foundation;
amount: $12,994
"Competitiveness in International Forest Products"; PI: Ivan Eastin; sponsor: USDA CSREES; amount: $197,414
"Establishing Permanent Sample Plots in Stands Originating from the 1921 Blow"; PI: Jerry Franklin; sponsor USDA Forest Service; amount: $41,475
"Identification and Classification of Rhododendron Powdery Mildew in the Pacific Northwest"; PI: Dean Glawe; sponsor: American
Rhododendron Society; amount: $5,000
"Landscape Management System Computer Software"; co-PIs: Larry Mason, Bruce Lippke, and Don Hanley; sponsor: USDA NRCS; amount: $34,989
"Completion of Wa State Forestland Dataset and Family Forest Foundation Dataset"; PI: Luke Rogers; sponsor: Family Forest
Foundation: amount: $120,967

DEAN'S MESSAGE ON UW COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Dean Bare writes," As we begin Fall Quarter, we face a very uncertain future as an independent College in the UW hierarchy. The
UW administration has proposed that we join the new College of the Environment as a core unit, mostly likely as the School of
Forest Resources. The Provost has assured me that all existing units of our College will remain part of the new School if such a
move occurs. Alternately, we may remain as a collaborating unit and retain our independence as a unique College dedicated to
conserving and sustaining the natural resources of our terrestrial environment. Before any organizational change can take place, the Provost and a majority of the Senate Committee on Planning and Budgeting must initiate and successfully complete the required RCEP process to eliminate or consolidate our College. This process may be initiated without an advisory vote of our faculty, although the administration has stated that prospective units will be asked to vote on how they choose to participate with the new College. To date, I have received no request from either the President or Provost to call for an advisory vote on this issue.
I am pleased that many CFR faculty and staff are discussing the ramifications related to participating with the new CoEnv. This is as it should be as we strive to better understand what the future may hold. The topic was also discussed during our recent retreat where we developed a goal to 'Take a leadership role in making the College of the Environment successful.' To me, leadership on such an issue means searching out and understanding all relevant information and its ramifications, examining the pros and cons of all available alternatives, and then, after careful reflection, deciding on the best course of action to pursue for the future. It is my understanding that Professor Gustafson (representing the EFC) will bring new information concerning the CoEnv to our faculty as it becomes available this quarter and will convene a half day forum in October to allow all members of the CFR community to voice their opinions and to better understand the issues at risk. In October, President Emmert will meet with our faculty to discuss this and other issues facing the UW. I have also requested a meeting with the CFR EFC as soon as possible to discuss this issue so as to better inform all parties. I hope you agree with me that this is the proper course to follow in the days and weeks ahead as we strive to reach a decision on how best to proceed."

FUTURE OF FAMILY FORESTS
The Rural Technology Initiative's Larry Mason recently gave the keynote address at the Federation of British Columbia Woodlot
Associations’ 21st and Woodlot Product Development Council’s 11th Annual General Meetings. Larry spoke on "The Future of Family Forests."

UWBG HAS NEW DOWNLOADABLE TRAIL MAP
Check the UW Botanic Gardens website for a nifty new downloadable trail map of the UW Botanic Gardens Washington Park Arboretum and Center for Urban Horticulture sites.

NEWSLETTERS ON LINE
The current issue of the Watershed Review, The Water Center's newsletter, is now available online. This issue inclues an article on NEON by Jerry Franklin, research updates on riparian buffers, and forest fertizilation and water quality in Hood Canal, and an
undergraduate volunteer project looking at cooking spices in Puget Sound waters as a way of evaluating the time scale and
magnitude of connections between consumer shelf and Puget Sound.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Kurt Russo (MS 1975) is executive director of the Native American Land Conservancy in Coachella, CA.
Mark Coleman (PhD 1988) is associate professor of forest resources at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, where he also serves as director of the Intermountain Forest Tree Nutrition Cooperative. He previously was a research biological scientist with the USDA Forest Service's Southern Research Station.
David Evison (PhD 1988) is a program manager for the Bank of New Zealand. He previously worked as an economist for the Forest Research Institute in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Linda Beltz (PhD 1992, BS 1988) is the bioproducts technology transition manager for Weyerhaeuser Company. She has worked in various capacities for Weyerhaeuser since 2001, including as market director and technology and technical services director.
John Klavitter (MS 2000). Klavitter is a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Midway Atoll National
Wildlife Refuge. For a National Public Radio video interview with John, see
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14859155.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See "High mountain meadows at Rainier melt away" for a story featuring Dave Peterson and Regina Rochefort.
See University Week article "Compared to all commercial carriers, log truckers have better safety record,"
featuring recent research reported to the Washington State Legislature; report lead authors are Larry Mason, Rural Technology Initiative and Ken Casavant, WSU Transportation Research Group. Other report authors are Bruce Lippke and WSU researchers Eric Jessup and Diem Nguyen.
And for a story on fall foliage, see "Uncovering the 'ooh-ah' factor of fall leaves," featuring Randall Hitchin.

KUDOS
Kudos to Amanda Davis, Debra Salas-Haynes, and Michelle Trudeau for winning the Dawg Daze Decoration Challenge. Dawg Daze annually provides opportunities for interaction, community-building, and fun as it welcomes students back to the UW each fall.

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 inthe News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheCollege/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
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) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poeevents.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm