September 2003

The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 21
In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Seminars
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/cfrevent/cfrevent.htm for seminars, conferences, and other events.
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FRIDAY - SUNDAY, 26 - 28, SEPTEMBER
EVENT
LOG SKIDDING COMPETITION
The 33rd Annual Draft Horse & Mule Extravaganza at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe WA includes competition in log skidding. Eliminations are Friday afternoon (show begins at 1 p.m.), finals Saturday night (show begins at 7 p.m.). Other shows are Friday 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m.. Admission $7 for adults, less for children, fun and educational for the whole family.

SATURDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER
TAPPI-SPONSORED ALL-YOU-CAN EAT SALMON BBQ & TAILGATE PARTY
The barbeque will be held at 10:00 am. Bring your appetite, thirst, friends, co-workers, and family. The cost is $50.00 for non-students and $35.00 for students. Included in this great price is a ticket to the UW vs. Stanford game, all you can eat barbequed salmon, all you can drink beer, a commemorative t-shirt and a really great time. If you would like to have more involvement with our student TAPPI organization there is a sponsorship option. For this and registration information, contact Mark Lewis at 206.543.8130 or mlewis7@u.washington.edu

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
SEMINAR
Center for Water and Watershed Studies' Tuesday Morning Get-Togethers.
" Stormwater management in urban areas: It ain't what it used be," Carla Inglis, Strategic Advisor, Drainage Program, Seattle Public Utilities.8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Anderson Hall, Room 22.

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
GARDENING WITH HISTORY, Glenn Withey and Charles Price, landscape designers, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., NHS Hall, CUH. Admission is $15. For information, call 206.685.8033.

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
MEETING
An all-College faculty meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 22.

WEDNESDAY, 1 OCTOBER
SPECIAL EVENT
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Merrill Hall
The College of Forest Resources is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for the rebuilding of Merrill Hall on Wednesday, October 1st from 2:30-4:00 pm. The ceremony will take place at the Center for Urban Horticulture and will feature UW Interim President Lee Huntsman and Miller Foundation Board Member Winlock Miller, as well as Dean Bare and Tom Hinckley. Drinks and refreshments will follow the ceremony. RSVP to Cara Mathison at caram@u.washington.edu or 685-6606.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
SPECIAL EVENT
TOUR THE DUNN GARDEN, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the CUH parking lot. Admission is $35. For information, call 206.685.8033.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
THE CFR ANNUAL SALMON BARBEQUE
4:30 p.m. in the CFR courtyard.

TUESDAY, 7 OCTOBER
SEMINAR
Center for Water and Watershed Studies' Tuesday Morning Get-Togethers.
" Spatial organization and channel position of instream wood in natural forested basins of Washington State: Guidance for restoration," Martin Fox, Center for Water and Watershed Studies. 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Anderson Hall, Room 22.

TUESDAY - THURSDAY, 7 - 9 OCTOBER
SYMPOSIUM FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS IN FOREST RESOURCES
STEVENSON, WA
The Pacific Northwest Research Station and Rocky Mountain Research Station (USDA Forest Service) are pleased to announce the 2003 Symposium in Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. The conference will bring together researchers who work on topics of optimization/simulation, management science, and systems analysis applied to forestry problems. Begun in 1975, and held every few years since 1985, this symposium series is a primary international venue for decision science applications in forestry. For 2003, the conference is organized jointly with the Society of American Foresters E-1, E-4, and E-5 working groups and international colleagues. More information at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fia/ear/ssafr/

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 16-17 OCTOBER
CINTRAFOR'S 20th Annual International Forest Products Markets Conference Seattle Marriott Hotel, Sea-Tac
The meeting agenda can be viewed at http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/ifpm%202003/IFPM%202003%20Agenda%208_28.pdf
To register online, go to http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/ifpm%202003/Reg%20Form%20ONLY.pdf

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, 27-29 OCTOBER
CONFERENCE
Brownfields Conference, Portland, Oregon
An EPA-sponsored conference on brownfields. Topics will include remediation technologies, legal liability, land conservation and land use planning, environmental justice, and tribal programs. See http://www.brownfields2003.org/index.aspx for more information

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
EVENT
Annual CFR Holiday Party
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
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*STUDENT SERVICES KICKS OFF NEW QUARTER*
Student & Academic Services is happy to announce that we have 43 new graduate students starting this autumn quarter. The new students all attended the annual Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. The orientation included an overnight retreat at Pack Forest. The time at Pack was absolutely fabulous, thanks to our great volunteers and the wonderful staff at Pack, with special thanks to: Bob Edmonds, Jon Honea, Terri McCauley, Phil Hurvitz, Morris Johnson, Andrew Hill, Gordon Bradley, Kristiina Vogt, Dave Manuwal and Georgiann Crouchet.

Also a big thanks to Jeff Aken, who took the helm on coordinating the event, and to Debra Salas-Haynes, who lent a very helpful hand and held things together when we needed it.

*RTI PROGRAM GETS GLOWING REVIEWS*
The Rural Technology Initiative just completed an invited program review as an anticipated requirement to move beyond being a pilot project. A well balanced Review Team was organized by CSREES and included representatives from USDA -FS, State and Private Forestry, State Forestry (Oregon), Cooperative Extension (Pennsylvania), local industry, a Rural Economic Development Center (Utah) and the seasoned Larry Biles from USDA-CSREES who facilitated and moderated the program.

Their verbal report to the Dean and management team noted 100% support for RTI's efforts from everyone of the 20+ constituents and observers with whom they spoke. They felt RTI's results were objective and there was no policy problem. They were glowing about the character and capabilities of the RTI team. They went on to say there was no question RTI was filling urgent needs that would otherwise not get filled.

They were a lively group and asked provocative questions routinely. The written report should be available by the end of October and will focus on three key areas: Long term funding, impact evaluation, and the breadth of the advisory board and the community served.

*COMMUNITY COLLEGE OUTREACH DAY AT ARBORETUM*
On September 19, Dean Bare and the College of Forest Resources hosted a Community College Outreach Day at the Washington Arboretum Graham Visitor Center. The event was facilitated by Rural Technology Initiative Program Coordinator, Larry Mason, as part of the RTI program to strengthen existing infrastructure for technology transfer. Representatives from eight WA Community Colleges attended this event and participated in a full day of presentations and discussions with CFR and UW administrators and faculty. Proceedings centered on gaining better common understanding of Community College transfer opportunities against a back drop of changing CFR curriculums and UW transfer policies. An agreement resulted to reconvene in six months at Pack Forest for an opportunity for Community College faculty and administrators to work with CFR faculty and UW administrators towards creation of favorable articulation agreements that increase transfer and distance learning opportunities. In the interim Community Colleges will submit proposed transfer agreements and suggestions for CFR and UW review. A complete report of the proceedings will be released in early October.

*CFR AT THE NATIONAL URBAN FORESTRY CONFERENCE*
CFR and CUH were well represented at the National Urban Forestry Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas last week. Professor Kathy Wolf presented 2 papers (topics were forests and youth benefits, and urban forests as ergonomics of the city) and was a workshop co-presenter (trees and municipal green law). Noel Studer presented the findings of her masters thesis research, an assessment of the urban forest management practices of WA state municipalities. Angie Cahill (with CUH's Sustainable Community Landscapes) and Stacey Harris (recent graduate) also attended.

*NEW WEBSITE ON URBAN FORESTRY*
Kathy Wolf, research faculty, announces the launch of an new research web site. The site is an outreach tool, providing access to materials generated by a research program on the topic of the "Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening." The site is intended to serve urban forestry professionals and urban nature project managers. Take a look! Kudos to graduate student, Joshua Taylor-Tallis, for web design assistance www.cfr.washington.edu/research.envmind

*JAPANESE FOREST UTILIZATION SOCIETY VISITS CFR*
Eighteen members of the Japanese Forest Utilization Society visited the College on Friday, September 19th. The group was led by Professor Teturo Sakai of Kyoto University and coordinated by Professor Toshio Nitami of the University of Tokyo. Professors Miyata and Greulich worked with Professor Aruga, visiting professor from the University of Tokyo, to orchestrate a presentation of work done in the College on precision forestry. Messrs. Robert McGaughey, Stephen Reutebuch and Ward Carson gave presentations to the group. Dean Bare welcomed the group to the College with lunch at the Faculty Club. A dinner hosted by the visiting group was given for all College participants at the Vivanda Ristorante in the evening. On Saturday the group departed for an overnight stay at Port Angeles and a Sunday visit to the ONRC at Forks.

**CFR/UW FEATURED IN SEPTEMBER AUDUBON MAGAZINE**

Cecilia Paul says, "Check out the September 2003 Audubon Magazine! Although links to most Audubon articles are not available on their website so I can't provide you links at "CFR in the News" -- http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm -- let me know if you want a copy of any of the following articles:

"Spawning Hope," featuring CFR alumnus Byron Rot (BA 1993, MS 1995), now biologist for the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe.

"Living on the Edges," featuring John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science

"An Underwater Ark," featuring COFS research engineer and CFR colleague Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria

*2003 PNW CESU NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE ONLINE*
Visit the fall 2003 edition of the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit newsletter and learn more about its cooperative ventures The issue includes: Co-Leader's Corner New PNW CESU Brochure Annual Meeting Re-cap New Web Site Features Summary of 2003 Projects Partner Bulletin Board

http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.cesu/newsletters/CESU_NewsAu03.pdf
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*Press release*
Without thinning the worst is yet to come for fire-prone forests: When fires turn eastern Washington and Oregon forests into wastelands, valuable wildlife habitat is lost and it costs between $1,300 and $2,100 per acre in fire-fighting costs, lost buildings, economic suffering by nearby communities and degraded waterways. UW researchers have attempted for the first time to tally the cost per acre of letting the worst wildfires - the crown fires - burn. It's a needed perspective when considering thinning overly dense stands - work that could cost nearly $600 an acre in some places.
-- Larry Mason, project coordinator for Rural Technology Initiative, forest resources
-- Bruce Lippke, professor of forest resources http://www.washington.edu/newsroom/news/
Sept. 26, 2003


*Press release*
Geological Society to meet in Seattle; topics include geology of salmon,
wine: Scientists will present cutting-edge geological research and discuss geology topics of specific interest in the Pacific Northwest when the Geological Society of America holds its annual meeting in Seattle in November. The gathering, hosted by University of Washington researchers, is expected to draw more than 6,000 geoscientists and will feature presentations on a broad array of topics.
-- Derek Booth, research associate professor of engineering
-- Kathy Troost, research scientist of Earth and space sciences
-- David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences http://www.washington.edu/newsroom/news/
Sept. 23, 2003

For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News: or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm
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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
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Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 20

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Seminars
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

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EVENTS
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SATURDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER
TAPPI-SPONSORED ALL-YOU-CAN EAT SALMON BBQ & TAILGATE PARTY
The barbeque will be held at 10:00 am. Bring your appetite, thirst, friends, co-workers, and family. The cost is $50.00 for non-students and $35.00 for students. Included in this great price is a ticket to the UW vs. Stanford game, all you can eat barbequed salmon, all you can drink beer, a commemorative t-shirt and a really great time.

If you would like to have more involvement with our student TAPPI organization there is a sponsorship option. For this and registration information, contact Mark Lewis at 206.543.8130 or mlewis7@u.washington.edu

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
SEMINAR
Center for Water and Watershed Studies' Tuesday Morning Get-Togethers. " Stormwater management in urban areas: It ain't what it used be," Carla Inglis, Strategic Advisor, Drainage Program, Seattle Public Utilities.8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Anderson Hall, Room 22.

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
GARDENING WITH HISTORY, Glenn Withey and Charles Price, landscape designers, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., NHS Hall, CUH. Admission is $15. For information, call 206.685.8033.

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
MEETING
An all-College faculty meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 22.

WEDNESDAY, 1 OCTOBER
SPECIAL EVENT
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Merrill Hall
The College of Forest Resources is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for the rebuilding of Merrill Hall on Wednesday, October 1st from 2:30-4:00 pm. The ceremony will take place at the Center for Urban Horticulture and will feature UW Interim President Lee Huntsman and Miller Foundation Board Member Winlock Miller, as well as Dean Bare and Tom Hinckley. Drinks and refreshments will follow the ceremony. RSVP to Cara Mathison at caram@u.washington.edu or 685-6606.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
SPECIAL EVENT
TOUR THE DUNN GARDEN, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the CUH parking lot.
Admission is $35. For information, call 206.685.8033.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
THE CFR ANNUAL SALMON BARBEQUE
4:30 p.m. in the CFR courtyard.

TUESDAY, 7 OCTOBER
SEMINAR
Center for Water and Watershed Studies' Tuesday Morning Get-Togethers.
" Spatial organization and channel position of instream wood in natural forested basins of Washington State: Guidance for restoration," Martin Fox, Center for Water and Watershed Studies. 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Anderson Hall, Room 22.

TUESDAY - THURSDAY, 7 - 9 OCTOBER
SYMPOSIUM FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS IN FOREST RESOURCES
STEVENSON, WA
The Pacific Northwest Research Station and Rocky Mountain Research Station (USDA Forest Service) are pleased to announce the 2003 Symposium in Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. The conference will bring together researchers who work on topics of optimization/simulation, management
science, and systems analysis applied to forestry problems. Begun in 1975, and held every few years since 1985, this symposium series is a primary international venue for decision science applications in forestry. For 2003, the conference is organized jointly with the Society of American Foresters E-1, E-4, and E-5 working groups and international colleagues. More information at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fia/ear/ssafr/

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 16-17 OCTOBER
CINTRAFOR'S 20th Annual International Forest Products Markets Conference
Seattle Marriott Hotel, Sea-Tac
The meeting agenda can be viewed at
http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/ifpm%202003/Agenda%209_05.pdf
To register online, go to
http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/ifpm%202003/Reg%20Form%20ONLY.pdf

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, 27-29 OCTOBER
CONFERENCE
Brownfields Conference, Portland, Oregon
An EPA-sponsored conference on brownfields. Topics will include remediation technologies, legal liability, land conservation and land use planning, environmental justice, and tribal programs. See
http://www.brownfields2003.org/index.aspx for more information

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
EVENT
Annual CFR Holiday Party
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
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*REQUESTING KEYS FOR THE CENTRAL COLLEGE BUILDINGS??*
To request keys for Anderson, Bloedel, Winkenwerder Halls and the affiliated areas, please print out and complete the form located at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/Forms/REQFORM.pdf.
Have the form signed by the authorized person (a faculty member or supervisor), INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL, and drop the form off at Greg Brazil's desk in Anderson 107. He will contact you when the keys are ready.

*DISABILITY SERVICES IN ANDERSON HALL*
Many functions are before us as the new school year begins. When scheduling functions in the Forest Club Room it is imperative that invited guests be informed that the building does not have an elevator or other disability accommodations. In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, we are required to accommodate the disabilities of guests and employees. For example, should a guest come to an event not having been previously informed of our outdated accommodations, we are obliged to MOVE THE EVENT.

The best way to prevent the inconvenience and embarrassment of a last minute move is to notify all guests at the time of invitation.

On a similar subject, UW Catering does not cater to the Forest Club Room due to the lack of an elevator.

Additional information regarding the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and services offered through the University can be found at; http://www.washington.edu/admin/eoo/dso/.

*YUP, THE COLD WEATHER IS BEGINNING ITS ANNUAL VISIT*
The season is changing and the weather proves to be as unpredictable as usual. The University expects to be turning the heat on near the second week of October. You may consider bringing a sweater, parka, earmuffs, etc., until the heat is turned on and regulated. Please, no space heaters.

*CONSTRUCTION UPDATE ON THE NEW MERRILL HALL*
CDK Construction is beginning to move onto the site this week. Temporary chain link fencing is now up, but not in its final location until the extension to the Wahkiakum Lane pathway is completed. This should occur within the next week.

This path extension will be gravel for a few weeks but eventually become asphalt. It takes walkers and bikers to the west of the project site and then through the lawn to meet up with the path coming from 41st Street. It is designed to reduce from twice to once that someone has to cross the road while on Wahkiakum Lane.

CDK Construction Services (www.cdkconstruction.com/) is the general contractor for this 11-month project. Expect the occasional disruption in operations at CUH.

*CONFERENCE ON SUDDEN OAK DEATH NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE*
The workshop planning team for the Sudden Oak Death Conference, held this summer on the Washington State University-Puyallup campus, is pleased to announce the entire conference is now available via streaming video. To view the conference, set your browser to:
http://www.puyallup.wsu.edu/sod/index.html or alternately
http://www.ruraltech.org/events/sod/index.asp
Note: The video streams will only work using Internet Explorer with Windows Media Player and will NOT work using either a Macintosh system or the Netscape browser.

Follow the download directions on the site. You may view any program speaker in any order. Additionally, you may jump around within a presentation, while it is playing, by clicking on the topic outline under
the video window.

We hope you find this new steaming video technology useful. The Rural Technology Initiative, a joint UW/WSU program, designed to bring natural resource technology to rural citizens in the state produced and developed this video stream presentation.

*RECENT EDUCATIONAL VISITS TO WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE*
This week has been very busy with many visitors. Groups to visit the Canopy Crane site include: North Cascades Institute, led by Bob Van Pelt, Stand Management Co-op - UW, Pacific Coast Geographers, and Army Corps of Engineers.

A big "thank you" to Ken Bible and Mark Swanson for picking up the extra duties to accommodate the visitors!
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For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News: or use this link:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Biology
http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 18

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

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SATURDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
MY GARDEN AND HOW I DO IT: VALHALLA GARDEN, Linda McDonald, 10:00 a.m. to noon, tour of the garden, followed by a lecture with slides. A map to the garden provided at registration, CUH. Admission is $30. For information, call 206.685.8033.

TUESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
POND AND WATER GARDEN BASICS, Diane Torgerson, owner of Oasis Water Gardens, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Douglas Classroom, CUH. Admission is $25. For information, call 206.685.8033.

WEDNESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER
MEETING ON COLLEGE ORGANIZATION FOR FACULTY, STAFF, & STUDENTS
Waterfront Activities Center (WAC), 8 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch.
The dean strongly encourages full participation at the all-College meeting for faculty, staff, and students to consider how to best carry out essential College activities. These include resource allocation, future College direction, and collective academic, research, and outreach functions.

WEDNESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER
The Ninth Annual Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture, presented by The Pendleton and Elisabeth C. Miller Charitable Foundation. 7:30 p.m., Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. "The Maturing of a Garden," Francis H. Cabot, founder of the Garden Conservancy and renowned garden maker, author, and lecturer. Reservations will be accepted beginning Monday, 18 August at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP by calling the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden at 206-362-8612 or e-mail: info@millergarden.org. Tickets will be mailed to you in confirmation of your reservation.

THURSDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER
MEETING ON COLLEGE ORGANIZATION FOR FACULTY
Waterfront Activities Center (WAC), 8 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch.
Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the all-College meeting. The meeting will focus on divisional organization and its consequences for issues of management, PMT, and curricula.

SATURDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER
TAPPI-SPONSORED ALL-YOU-CAN EAT SALMON BBQ & TAILGATE PARTY
The barbeque will be held at 10:00 am. Bring your appetite, thirst, friends, co-workers, and family. The cost is $50.00 for non-students and $35.00 for students. Included in this great price is a ticket to the UW vs. Stanford game, all you can eat barbequed salmon, all you can drink beer, a commemorative t-shirt and a really great time.

If you would like to have more involvement with our student TAPPI organization there is a sponsorship option. For this and registration information, contact Mark Lewis at 206.543.8130 or mlewis7@u.washington.edu

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
GARDENING WITH HISTORY, Glenn Withey and Charles Price, landscape designers, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., NHS Hall, CUH. Admission is $15. For information, call 206.685.8033.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
SPECIAL EVENT
TOUR THE DUNN GARDEN, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the CUH parking lot. Admission is $35. For information, call 206.685.8033.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
THE CFR ANNUAL SALMON BARBEQUE
4:30 p.m. in the CFR courtyard.

TUESDAY - THURSDAY, 7 - 9 OCTOBER
SYMPOSIUM FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS IN FOREST RESOURCES
STEVENSON, WA
The Pacific Northwest Research Station and Rocky Mountain Research Station (USDA Forest Service) are pleased to announce the 2003 Symposium in Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. The conference will bring together researchers who work on topics of optimization/simulation, management science, and systems analysis applied to forestry problems. Begun in 1975, and held every few years since 1985, this symposium series is a primary international venue for decision science applications in forestry. For 2003, the conference is organized jointly with the Society of American Foresters E-1, E-4, and E-5 working groups and international colleagues. More information at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fia/ear/ssafr/

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 16-17 OCTOBER
CINTRAFOR'S 20th Annual International Forest Products Markets Conference Seattle Marriott Hotel, Sea-Tac
The meeting agenda can be viewed at http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/ifpm%202003/IFPM%202003%20Agenda%208_28.pdf
To register online, go to http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/ifpm%202003/Reg%20Form%20ONLY.pdf

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
ANNUAL CFR HOLIDAY PARTY
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
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GRADUATE STUDENT RESCUES LOST HIKER AT WIND RIVER!!

On Friday, September 5th, graduate student Mark Swanson was hiking through the woods on the road just past the crane site. Following some grouse, Mark discovered an elderly man lying behind a log. Seven days prior, the over seventy year-old man had been reported as a missing berry picker last seen in the Gordon Pinchot N.F. Acting quickly, Mark alerted authorities and the man was taken by Life Flight to a local hospital, where he is recuperating quite well.

Kudos to Mark for being a good citizen with a good eye, and helping someone in need!

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON THE NEW MERRILL HALL
Merrill Hall is under construction starting Monday September 15. CDK Construction Services (www.cdkconstruction.com/) is the general contractor for this 11-month project. Expect the occasional disruption in operations at CUH. The first week should see fencing and construction trailers being delivered and set up.

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NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES CFR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SARAH REICHARD
Forensic botanists find the lethal weapon of a killer weed - Sept. 9, 2003
For over a century, spotted knapweed has been a growing scourge on the North American landscape, spreading across millions of acres of prairies, hillsides, roadsides and rangeland. Now researchers say they have found spotted knapweed's deadly secret: a potent and previously unknown poison that it releases through its roots into the soil to kill off neighboring plants.
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/09/science/09WEED.html?8hpib

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
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Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Biology
http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 17

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

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EVENTS
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TUESDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
GARDENING FOR THE SOUL, Peggy Morgan, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Douglas Classroom, CUH. Admission is $10. For information, call 206.685.8033.

SATURDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
MY GARDEN AND HOW I DO IT: VALHALLA GARDEN, Linda McDonald, 10:00 a.m. to noon, tour of the garden, followed by a lecture with slides. A map to the garden provided at registration, CUH. Admission is $30. For information, call 206.685.8033.

TUESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
POND AND WATER GARDEN BASICS, Diane Torgerson, owner of Oasis Water Gardens, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Douglas Classroom, CUH. Admission is $25. For information, call 206.685.8033.

WEDNESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER
The Ninth Annual Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture, presented by The Pendleton and Elisabeth C. Miller Charitable Foundation. 7:30 p.m., Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. "The Maturing of a Garden," Francis H. Cabot, founder of the Garden Conservancy and renowned garden maker,
author, and lecturer. Reservations will be accepted beginning Monday, 18 August at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP by calling the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden at 206-362-8612 or e-mail: info@millergarden.org.
Tickets will be mailed to you in confirmation of your reservation.

SATURDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER
TAPPI-SPONSORED ALL-YOU-CAN EAT SALMON BBQ & TAILGATE PARTY
The barbeque will be held at 10:00 am. Bring your appetite, thirst, friends, co-workers, and family. The cost is $50.00 for non-students and $35.00 for students. Included in this great price is a ticket to
the UW vs. Stanford game, all you can eat barbequed salmon, all you can drink beer, a commemorative t-shirt and a really great time.

If you would like to have more involvement with our student TAPPI organization there is a sponsorship option. For this and registration information, contact Mark Lewis at 206.543.8130 or
mlewis7@u.washington.edu


TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
GARDENING WITH HISTORY, Glenn Withey and Charles Price, landscape designers, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., NHS Hall, CUH. Admission is $15. For information, call 206.685.8033.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
SPECIAL EVENT
TOUR THE DUNN GARDEN, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the CUH parking lot. Admission is $35. For information, call 206.685.8033.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
The Annual CFR Salmon Barbeque will take place in the courtyard at 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY - THURSDAY, 7 - 9 OCTOBER
SYMPOSIUM FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS IN FOREST RESOURCES
STEVENSON, WA
The Pacific Northwest Research Station and Rocky Mountain Research Station (USDA Forest Service) are pleased to announce the 2003 Symposium in Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. The conference will bring together researchers who work on topics of optimization/simulation, management science, and systems analysis applied to forestry problems. Begun in 1975, and held every few years since 1985, this symposium series is a primary international venue for decision science applications in forestry. For 2003, the conference is organized jointly with the Society of American Foresters E-1, E-4, and E-5 working groups and international colleagues. More information at
http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fia/ear/ssafr/

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 16-17 OCTOBER
CINTRAFOR'S 20th Annual International Forest Products Markets Conference Seattle Marriott Hotel, Sea-Tac
The meeting agenda can be viewed at
http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/ifpm%202003/IFPM%202003%20Agenda208_28.pdf
To register online, go to
http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/ifpm%202003/Reg%20Form%20ONLY.pdf

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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BUILDING WATCH PROGRAM

On September 10, the Crime Prevention Unit of the UW Police will be holding their first meeting with building coordinators to discuss security matters and prevention for select (lower campus) buildings.

Anderson, Winkenwerder, and Bloedel Halls and their surrounding areas will be represented by Greg Brazil. Greg invites your comments, concerns and suggestions for presentation to the officer assigned to the area and the local UW community.

The success of this program is contingent on the participation of the building occupants; please direct items of interest to glbrazil@u.washington.edu.

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Biology
http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi


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