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The Straight Grain
Volume 40, Number 4

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 30. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER   ENV SCIENCE SEMINAR    UWT, SCI 309    12:30-1:30 PM
"Mussel Power: Improving water quality and engaging coastal communities," Kristin Rasmussen, Pacific Shellfish Institute.

MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER    WILDLIFE SEMINAR      BAGLEY 131    3:30-4:50 PM
"A Riverscape Approach to Assess Fish and Habitat Relationships Prior to Dam Removal on the Elwha River, Washington," Christian Torgersen, UW School of Forest Resources and U.S. Geological Survey.

TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER    WATER SEMINAR   ANDERSON 223   8:30-9:20 AM
"Puget Sound Seabird Survey: Science by citizens, Adam Sedgley, Seattle Audubon.

TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER    PCC SEMINAR      PHYS-ASTR A102     4-5 PM
"Effects of Climate Change on the Hydrology and Water Resources of the Pacific Northwest," Alan Hamlet, UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER  ENV INNOVATION PRACTICUM  BAEEC,DOUGLAS  4-5:50 PM
Foster School of Business Environmental Innovation Practicum, "Buildings: Design for better living," David Allen, McKinstry.

TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER    UWBG ORAL HISTORY PROJECT   MILLER LIB   5-7 PM
UWBG Oral History Project exhibit open house.

TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER    VISION 2050     BAINBRIDGE,WA      7-9 PM
IslandWood Academy panel discussion, "Vision 2050," Bob Horn, Vision 2050, and Weyerhaeuser Company executives.  Discussion of how we can get to a sustainable world by the year 2050, with fully sustainable systems, including food, forests, biodiversity, energy, and transportation.

WEDNESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER  AWRA STUDENT CHAPTER  ANDERSON 207  12:30-1:30 PM
American Water Resources Association (AWRA) student chapter kick-off meeting. Learn about AWRA and how to get involved with water projects on campus.

WEDNESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER     MURAL UNVEILING    FISH SCI    5:30-7:30 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and renowned artist Ray Troll presents n evening of merriment and the unveiling of a new permanent mural by Ray Troll, "Fishes of the Salish Sea."

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 2-4 NOVEMBER   COLUMBIA BASIN CONF  STEVENSON,WA
Wednesday-Friday, November 2-4, 2011, Water in the Columbia Basin Conference, "Sharing a Limited Resource."  Participants include alum Jeremy Littell (PhD 2006).

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 2-6 NOVEMBER   SAF CONVENTION    HONOLULU, HI
Society of American Foresters National Convention, "International Year of Forests: Linking global, regional, and local solutions."

THURSDAY, 3 NOVEMBER    GENERAL PHD EXAM     ANDERSON 22   1-3 PM
"Model Evaluation of the Fire Scenario Builder (FSB): Development, validation, application," Natasha Stavros, committee chair: Don McKenzie

THURSDAY, 3 NOVEMBER    ASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR    DENNY 123   12:30-1:30 PM
Central Inner Asian Studies Seminar: "The Impacts of a Warming Climate and Changing Land Use on Aquatic Ecosystems in Mongolia," Avery Cook, UW School of Oeanography.

THURSDAY, 3 NOVEMBER    SAFS SEMINAR    FISH SCI 102   4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Exploring Evolution Genome-Wide in the Threespine Stickleback," Bill Cresko, University of Oregon.

FRIDAY, 4 NOVEMBER    PHD DEFENSE      ANDERSON 22     9:45 AM
"Maximum Clearcut Size Restriction and Temporal Connectivity in Spatially-Explicit Harvest Scheduling Problems," Nora Konnyu, committee chair: Sandor Toth.

SATURDAY-THURSDAY, 5-10 NOVEMBER    WILDLIFE SOC CONF. WAIKOLOA,HI
Wildlife Society Annual Conference.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
    Wednesday, November 9, 2011, UW Botanic Gardens, 7:15 p.m., Northwest Horticultural Society Lecture, "Container Confidential," Wendy Welch, garden designer.
  Friday, November 11, 2011, Leavenworth, WA, 7-9 p.m., Barn Beach Reserve Lecture Series, "Dog Days, Raven Nights," John Marzluff, UW School of Forest Resources.
    Sunday-Wednesday, November 13-16, 2011, Reno, NV, Entomological Society of American Annual Meeting.
    Monday-Thursday, November 14-17, 2011, Tallahassee, FL, Exploring the Mega-fire Reality:  A Forest Ecology and Management Conference. Invited speakers include alums Jamie Barbour (PhD 1990, MS 1983) and Jerry williams (MS 1979).
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011, Kane 120, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Fall 2011 Mindlin Lecture, "Future Climate: The perspective from extreme climates of the past," Paul Hoffman, Harvard University, Emeritus.

NEWS FROM SFR-IT
Brad Coston is out of the office with an injury (broken shoulder); Shane has been recalled from his vacation and he and Marc will try to keep up with the workload as best they can. If you have a non-critical job that could wait awhile, please wait. Remember to use sfrhelp@uw.edu for assistance.

NEWSLETTERS ON LINE
    See the Fall 2011 edition of the SFR News, with articles on SFR biofuels research, a profile of new faculty member
Fernando Resende, alumni news (with a profile of Dave Briggs), and School news highlights.
    The first issue of the CQS newsletter, "Random Events," is now online.

DIRECTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE SEEKS YOUR INPUT
    Search Committee Chair, Bruce Balick, writes: " The Director's Search Committee has passed its first milestone: the development, approval, and publication of a formal job description.  The UW job announcement is now posted and the full job description is posted online.  It is appearing in the Chronicle 11/4 and 11/18 and a in variety of other venues where it is likely to be read by people within the diverse spectrum of fields represented by your faculty, students, and staff.  (Applications received by December 7 will receive first consideration.)
    We now enter the most challenging, and important phase of our work: soliciting applications from high-quality candidates. Let me emphasize that the search is a completely open one.  You are invited to apply.
    A very effective method of finding outstanding candidates is to go beyond publishing an advertisement and to start "beating the bushes" by making informal contact.  That is, many good applicants will respond far better to a nudge than an ad.  **We need your help in this effort.** Accordingly, we seek everyone's suggestions for inside and outside candidates for the position. You can help by identifying candidates and, if you know them personally, by making initial contact (we'll help). Note that the job description is our guide to qualifying the applicants. Thus it should shape your suggestions. Suggestions should include the nominee's name; institution and position; academic interests (for conversation purposes); postal address, email address, and phone (if known); and your rationale and additional comments. Feel free to contact us through a message to our committee email address, sefsdir@uw.edu, or in person via members of the Search Committee.
    Success is going to emerge from a village effort.  I'll be addressing attendees at your next faculty meeting in early November to build momentum. Remember, everyone will benefit from your enthusiastic engagement in this process. Don'thesitate to speak with me at 543.7683."

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
    Nominations for Health and Safety Committee #10 elections are now open. Balloting is for a 2-year term, January 1, 2012-December 31, 2013.  All SFR staff, faculty, and students on payroll will vote for one SFR
candidate.
    You may nominate yourself to run for this important office or may nominate a colleague in the School.  If you nominate someone besides yourself, please confirm with that person that they are willing to serve in this role for the full term. Eligibility:
    *Open to ALL employees – both managerial and non-managerial positions.
    *You may nominate yourself.
    *Willingness to serve (you will be contacted for verification).
    HSC #10 Activities include:
    *Attending one monthly (HSC #10) meeting
    *Being available to your colleagues if they have a health and safety question(s) or concern(s)
    *Providing a forum for co-worker safety issues
    *Learning and communicating safety information to others
    *Review and evaluation of accident investigation reports, health and safety inspection reports, and accident and illness prevention programs (Departmental Health and Safety Plans)
    Send all nominations to snoozye@u.washington.edu by Friday, November 4th by 5 p.m.  After the nomination period has ended, election will be held via Catalyst vote.

SFR IN THE MEDIA
    "Reeling in fishy business at the seafood counter," a KUOW story, features UW Tacoma research by adjunct faculty and alum Erica Cline (PhD 2004).
    See "Conservation group given chance to buy Port Gamble forestlands," a Seattle Times story quoting alum Michelle Connor (MS 2001).

ALUMNI UPDATES
Nate Hough-Snee (MS 2010) writes that he and A. Lexine Long (BS 2008) have started their respective PhD and MS studies in watershed sciences at Utah State University in Logan, UT. Lexine and Nate also celebrated their first wedding anniversary this October.

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff,
students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use
this link:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/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/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 40, Number 3

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 15. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 15 OCTOBER  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY   SEATTLE, WA  10 AM-2 PM
Join Nature Consortium and EarthCorps for one of the biggest restoration events of the year. Duwamish Alive is a semiannual event focused on cleaning and restoring the Duwamish watershed. Volunteers needed for planting and invasive removal at the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Gloves and tools provided.

SUNDAY, 16 OCTOBER    ARBORETUM WALK    WPA, GRAHAM    11 AM AND 1 PM
Weekend Walks at the Washington Park Arboretum are led by experienced, trained, knowledgeable and engaging docents. The 11 a.m. tours of each month are themed tours; October's theme is Momijigari--Japanese for "fall color viewing."

MONDAY, 17 OCTOBER    WILDLIFE SEMINAR      BAGLEY 131    3:30-4:50 PM
"Bird brains? Nevermore," John Marzluff, UW School of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER    WATER SEMINAR   ANDERSON 223   8:30-9:20 AM
"Microbial Source Tracking: Identifying sources of bacterial pollution," Robert Duff, WA State Department of Ecology.

TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER    BIOLOGY SEMINAR     HITCHCOCK 132    4-5 PM
"Effects of Multiple Stressors in an Estuarine Ecological Network," Jennifer Ruesink, UW Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER    ALDO LEOPOLD FILM   NEPTUNE THEATRE  7 PM
Seattle Film Premiere of "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time." Tickets are free to UW Students and Burke Museum members with RSVP.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 18-19 OCTOBER    FOREST BIOMASS CONFERENCE   LOGAN,UT
Restoring the West Conference 2011," Sustaining Forests, Woodlands, and Communities through Biomass Use."

THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER   SAFS SEMINAR   102 FISH SCI    4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Breeding Success of Naturally Spawning Wild- and Hatchery-Origin Spring Chinook Salmon," Steve Schroder, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife.

FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER   QUANTITATIVE SCI SEMINAR   12:30-1:30   FISH SCI 203
"Can Range Shifts Keep Up with Climate Change?"

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 21-11 OCTOBER   BIOBLITZ     WPA   3 PM-3 PM
2011 Bioblitz at the Arboretum.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Sunday-Tuesday, October 23-25, 2011, Boise, ID, Clean Energy Conference, "Harvesting Clean Energy."
Monday, October 24-25, 2011, Vancouver BC, Simon Fraser University, Wildlinks Conference, "Coordinating across Political Borders to Help Species and Habitats Adapt to a Changing Climate." Participants include alums Bill Gaines (PhD 2002) and Regina Rochefort (PhD 1995).
Tuesday, October 25, 2011, Kane 210, 7-8 p.m., CoENV Annual Dean's Lecture, "Invasive Species: Exonerating crimes to envision a new global future," Julian Olden, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.
Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 October, 2011, Vancouver, BC, Salish Sea Ecosystem Confefrence, "Many Voices, One Sea."
 Wednesday-Sunday, November 2-6, 2011, Honolulu, HI, Society of American Foresters National Convention, "International Year of Forests: Linking global, regional, and local solutions."  Participants (either as paper authors/presenters/poster authors/ moderators) include faculty Stanley Asah, Jon Bakker, Greg Ettl, John Perez-Garcia, and Eric Turnblom; emeritus faculty Bruce Lippke; affiliate faculty Robert Deal (MS 1987); students Kevin Ceder, Paul Fischer, Rapeepan Kantavichai, Michelle King, Maria Petrova, and Alicia Robbins; staff Jeff Comnick, Jim McCarter, Elaine Oneil, and Kathy Wolf; and alums Jean Daniels (PhD 2007), Faline Haven (BS 1995), Linda Heath (PhD 1989), Sylvia Kantor (MS 1994), Mark Mead (BS 1987), Donald Motanic (BS 1978), Kevin O'Hara (PhD 1987), Guy Robertson (PhD 1999), Eric Sucre (MS 2005), Wayne Swank (PhD 1972, MS 1960), and Jeremy Wilson (PhD 1998).  Also attending and organizing the event's SFR alumni reception is Professor and Dean Emeritus Bruce Bare.

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
    Sandor Toth has an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment in the UW Department of Industrial Engineering, as of 9/16/11.
    Greg Ettl has been been named to assume the directorships of the Stand Management and Precision Forestry Cooperatives, upon Dave Briggs' retirement in January 2012.

NEW FACE AT ANDERSON FRONT DESK
Undergraduate student Eric Snoozy has been assigned a temporary hourly appointment beginning 10-1-2011 through 9-15-2012 as a Student Assistant working in the afternoons at the front desk in the Director’s Office.

COENV ASSOCIATE DEAN OF RESEARCH APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCED
Dean Lisa Graumlich has announced the appointment of Professor Bruce Nelson of the Department of Earth and Space Sciences as the College's Associate Dean of Research. He also has an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Oceanography, and is a
member of the UW Astrobiology Program. Dean Graumlich writes, "I look forward to working with Bruce to enhance the College’s basic, translational, and applied research programs. Please join me in welcoming Bruce to this new role."

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS FOR THE PLANT BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE
    The deadline for submitting abstracts for the upcoming conference "Conserving Plant Biodiversity in a Changing World: A View from Northwestern North America," is October 28, 2011. The conference, hosted by UW Botanic Gardens is cheduled for March 13-14, 2012 and registration is now open. Keynote speakers will be Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Associate Professor Josh Lawler, UW School of Forest Resources.
    The conference will engage those concerned with managing, researching or protecting rare plants and their habitats in the face of an uncertain future -- economically, politically, and climatically -- and will help increase awareness of these changes and provide the necessary tools to effectively address them. Papers, both invited and contributed, will engage all in a dialogue intended to raise questions and find solutions.

UW LIBRARIES RESEARCH COMMONS
The UW Libraries Research Commons,  located on the ground floor of the Allen Library South, has many spaces available for students and faculty to support group research, presentations, seminars, and colloquia. The Research Commons opened a
little less than one year ago, and is designed as an evolving, flexible space that fosters interdisciplinary conversation and provides research support via the Libraries and campus partnerships. For information on highlights of this project, which includes graduate student workshops, drop-in writing consultations, new collaboration screens and presentations spaces, and a GIS day planned for November 16, 2011, see http://uwresearchcommons.wordpress.com/.

COMBINED FUND DRIVE FOR 2011 LAUNCHED
During last year's Combined Fund Drive, UW’s workplace giving campaign, faculty and staff made a difference by contributing more than $2 million to support programs in the arts, environment, health, education, disaster relief, and human services. From October 12–December 2, 2011 you can donate to this year's drive, providing support to among more than 3,400 non-profit organizations that help feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, augment disaster relief efforts at home and abroad, advance health care research, protect the environment, and support the arts. You can also donate directly to UW programs. For more information, see
http://www.washington.edu/uwcfd/.

SFR IN THE MEDIA
    For a fun news clip on crows, see Indiana Statesman article "Crow committee is for the birds," which references John Marzluff's research.
    UW Today has an article about the upcoming Bioblitz at the Arboretum; see "Bioblitz volunteers to catalog living things in arboretum Oct. 21-22."
  The UW Graduate School website profile of alum Ray Larson (MS 2005) is now featured on the UW home page; See "In full bloom: Master's graduate tends UW gardens."
  Stories on the NSF-funded biochar project referencing graduate student Jenny Knoth include "Turning slash piles into soil benefit," and "Research Insider: A surgical robot, students recycling forest slash piles, intelligent babies, and a life-inducing glacier."
  The Fall 2011 issue of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin features the UW Botanic Gardens Oral History Project; see "A new Arboretum collection is an open door to our history."

ALUMNI UPDATES
    Sharon Buck (MS 1982) went on to get a PhD in Education from Oregon State University.  She is the dean of Business and Workforce Education at Everett Community College in Everett, WA.
    Jacob Milofsky (MEH 2011) is the stewardship coordinator for Tree Pittsburgh, an urban forestry nonprofit in Pittsburg, PA.

KUDOS

Send in those kudos!

FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff,
students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use
this link:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/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/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 40, Number 2

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING OCTOBER 8. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 10 OCTOBER    WILDLIFE SEMINAR      BAGLEY 131    3:30-4:50 PM
"Shark Fauna in the Northeast Pacific and Tales of Fabulous Migrations," Vincent Gallucci, UW School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences.  

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10-14 OCTOBER   FOREST DISEASE CONFERENCE   LEAVENWORTH, WA
Western International Forest Disease Work Conference. Participants include faculty Bob Edmonds, affiliate faculty Willis Littke, and alums Holly Kearns (BS 1996), Amy Ramsey-Kroll (MS 2005), and Dave Shaw (PhD 1991).

TUESDAY, 11 OCTOBER    WATER SEMINAR   ANDERSON 223   8:30-9:20 AM
"Salmon Recovery Successes in Nisqually," Jeanette Dorner (MS 1999), Puget Sound Partnership.

TUESDAY, 11 OCTOBER    BIOLOGY SEMINAR     HITCHCOCK 132    4-5 PM
"The ABCs of Flower Diversification: An evo-devo approach," Verónica Di Stilio, UW Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 11 OCTOBER    TACOMA SCIENCE CAFE     SWISS PUB   6:30 PM
"The Surprising Behavior Of Crows," John Marzluff, UW School of Forest Resources.

WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER    UW PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS   KANE 130    3:30-4:30 PM
UW President Michael Young's first annual address to the UW community will be webcast live on UWTV.org and rebroadcast on UWTV.

WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER     NHS LECTURE     UWBG,CUH    7:15-8:15 PM
Northwest Horticultural Society Lecture, "Stunning Stewartia: A tree for all seasons," Tim Boland, Polly Hill Arboretum.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 12-14 OCTOBER   FOREST RESTORATION CONF CORVALLIS,OR
"Forest Restoration beyond Fuel Reduction: What is the vision?" Participants include alums Alan Ager (PhD 1987, BS 1978), Morris Johnson (PhD 2008, MS 2001), and John Lehmkuhl (PhD 1989).

THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER    NWFSC SEMINAR     NWFSC AUD   10:30 AM-1 PM
"Fisheries Science and Management of U.S. West Coast Groundfishes in Resource-Limited Situations," Jason Cope, NW Fisheries Science Center. See http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/display_event_info.cfm?eventid=35532&eventcalid=21.

THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER   SAFS SEMINAR   102 FISH SCI    4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Donuts, Vikings, and Fish Sticks: A Story of the Alaska pollock fishery," Kevin Bailey, Alaska Fisheries Science Center.

SATURDAY, 15 OCTOBER  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY   SEATTLE, WA  10 AM-2 PM
Join Nature Consortium and EarthCorps for one of the biggest restoration events of the year. Duwamish Alive is a semiannual event focused on cleaning and restoring the Duwamish watershed. Volunteers needed for planting and invasive removal at the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Gloves and tools provided.  See http://duwamishalive.org/.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Tuesday, October 18, 2011, Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA, Seattle Film Premiere of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for
our Time. Tickets are free to UW Students and Burke Members with RSVP.
NEW DATE FOR THIS EVENT: Friday-Saturday, October 21-22, 2011, Washington Park Arboretum. 2011 Bioblitz at the Arboretum.
Monday, October 24-25, 2011, Vancouver BC, Simon Fraser University, WildLinks 2011, "Coordinating across Political Borders to Help Species and Habitats Adapt to a Changing Climate."  Participants include alums Bill Gaines (PhD 2002) and Regina Rochefort (PhD 1995).
Tuesday, October 25, 2011, Kane 210, 7-8 p.m., CoENV Annual Dean's Lecture, "Invasive Species: Exonerating crimes to envision a new global future," Julian Olden, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

2011 STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT OUTCOMES
The All-School meeting of October 5, 2011 provided an opportunity to review and discuss outcomes from the September 27th retreat.  Handouts at the meeting included a tabulation of votes by retreat attendees for strategic tasks developed during the retreat, and a list of synthesized tasks developed from the tabulation.  These documents can be found at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/SFRPublic/documents/commPlanning/2011RetreatOutcomes.pdf.

SFR TO SEFS: NAME CHANGE APPROVED
The long-awaited name change of the UW School of Forest Resources to the School of Forest and Environmental Sciences has been approved by the Interim Provost, effective January 1, 2012.  SFR has been considering changing its name for more than 15 years as its programs have undertaken a shift from traditional forest science and management to conservation and stewardship and the need for a more integrative interdisciplinary approach.  This has been a path followed by all forestry schools in the country, a response to new challenges in natural resources management throughout the world, and the need to educate professionals to meet these challenges. Many schools now include the word “environment” or “environmental” in their names to better reflect changing curricular and research initiatives. SFR’s shift was part of a deliberate strategic planning process that began in 1996.
During the last decade, the planning process successfully guided a major transformation of the school’s undergraduate forest resources curricula to emphasize integrated knowledge in natural resource and environmental science and management; and since 2006 also has guided the recruitment and hiring of 16 new faculty members who have brought new expertise in leading-edge environmental and natural resource disciplines. Formal consideration of a name change began in 2006, when the highest
priority at the annual strategic planning retreat was “a new name that accurately reflects all we do.” The new name was developed in 2010 through a faculty, staff, and student exercise, facilitated by an ad hoc committee, from which a short list of names emerged.  On April 20, 2010, the faculty selected from this list and voted to change the name to School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

ACTING DIRECTOR APPOINTED FOR OCTOBER 11-NOVEMBER 13, 2011
Tom Hinckley writes, "I will be out of the office from October 11, 2011 through November 13, 2011. In my absence Associate Director Steve West will be Acting Director. If Dr. West is not available Dr. Bruce Bare or Dr. Gordon Bradley can act in his absence."

WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE: CRANE AND GONDOLA IS DOWN
Tom Hinckley writes, "For over 15 years, the Wind River Canopy Crane has operated as a research, teaching, and outreach arm of SFR and the UW. The mobile days of the crane have now ended, with the decomissioning of the crane and gondola. As someone on the original crane siting and operations committee, I have lots of research, teaching, and outreach memories
associated with this facility. Jerry Franklin, Dave Shaw, Ken Bible, and crane operator Mark Creighton are to be congratulated for their wisdom in acquiring and siting this facility, helping and catering to a wide range of crane users and keeping the facility in top condition. The stationary tower with instrumentation will continue to collect data and hopefully be part of the NEON system in the not too distant future. U.S. Forest Service financial, administrative, and research support continues and is greatly appreciated.  

UWBG ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
In 2010, a combined effort of many donors, led by Professor Emeritus John Wott, funded an oral history project, administered by the UW Botanic Gardens' Elisabeth C. Miller Library. The project focused on people with long term associations with the Washington Park Arboretum, the Arboretum Foundation, or the Center for Urban Horticulture. The public is invited to a presentation of the project on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 5–7 p.m. in the Miller Library. Several displays will showcase the interview collection and will remain on exhibit in the library from October 21st
until November 23rd.  

CHECK OUT THE NEW SFR ADVISING BLOG
The SFR Office of Student and Academic Services has launched an advising blog for students in order to streamline information flow. The blog is public so feel free to spread the word if you know people who are interested in SFR!

NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ON FORESTS AS CLIMATE PROTECTORS
Check out the interactive forest map in a recent edition of the New York Times, along with the related article, "With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors." 

SFR IN THE MEDIA
"Turning slash piles into soil benefit," a UW Today article on a new NSF-funded project, quotes graduate student Jenny Knoth.
More coverage of the USDA biofuels grant includes the Seattle Times editorial, "Biofuel research at UW and WSU to help power the economy," and a Pierce County local paper (The Dispatch) article, "No biofuels connection yet for Pack Forest," both quoting Rick Gustafson.
The UW Today article, "Is your office green enough to be certified?," featues alum Jennifer Perkins (BS 2011).

ALUMNI UPDATES
Whitney Albright (MS 2011) is an employee of the California Wildlife Foundation through funding provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is working with the CA Department of Fish and Game in Sacramento, CA on climate change initiatIVes.
Allison McCarthy (MEH 2011) is program and volunteer coordinator for Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center in Seattle.
Kristen McIvor (PhD 2011) is the Cascade Land Conservancy’s community garden coordinator for Tacoma/Pierce County, WA.

KUDOS
Kudos to all of the fabulous helpers who made SFR's "Seattle style" salmon barbecue a success. Special kudos to Nevada Smith for organizing; Matt McLaughlin, Luke Rogers, and Andrew Cooke for barbecue chef duties; Bev Anderson, Debbie Confer, Amanda Davis, Megan O'Shea, Cecilia Paul, Michelle Trudeau, and Seve West, along with Alex Thomas and the large, enthusiastic crew of student volunteers, that helped with setup, cleanup, procuring supplies, and dispensing refreshments.  Thanks also, to the members of FRAA Board (Ara Erickson, Tom Friberg, and Ben Harrison) who attended the barbecue.

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/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/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html

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