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September 2004

The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 14

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- Kudos
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 25: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 9 AM-3 PM
Lake Sammamish Trail Work. Volunteers will work on the first few hundred feet of trail to dig and cut brush along ditches to improve the flow of water away from the trail, as well as spread gravel to help keep the feet of users dry. For more information and registration see http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/voleventdescr.htm#LkSam. Sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

SUNDAY,26 SEPTEMBER-MONDAY,27 SEPTEMBER SEMINAR WRCCRF/CARSON,WA
North Cascades Institute Natural History Seminar, "Life in the Treetops: Forest Canopy Ecology." See http://www.ncascades.org.

MONDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER CINTRAFOR CONFERENCE MARIOTT HOTEL/SEATAC
2004 International Forest Products Markets Conference; see http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/overview.htm.

MONDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION 7-8:30 PM CUH, DOUGLAS
" Salmon-Friendly Gardening." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html

WEDNESDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER AUTUMN QUARTER 2004 CLASSES BEGIN!
Welcome back students!

WEDNESDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER NEON INFORMATIONAL MEETING 22 ANDERSON 4 PM
" Briefing on the NEON planning process," Jerry Franklin. Topics will include the potential significance of NEON for UW, the nature of the current planning effort and opportunities to participate in it, and some background on the regional NEON planning effort that UW and Oregon State University have been engaged in for the last 3 years.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A HEAD'S UP FOR TAPPI ANNUAL SALMON BBQ
The Annual Salmon BBQ sponsored by the TAPPI Student Chapter will held on on Saturday, October 9 in the courtyard behind Anderson Hall. The BBQ will be followed by the Husky game. Event will start at about 10:30 a.m. Contact Mark Lewis at at 206-543-8130 or mlewis7@u.washington.edu for information and tickets.

WELCOME NEW GRAD STUDENTS!
New graduate students got oriented to CFR and UW this week. On Wednesday, the group of 34 students attended a lab safety seminar. On Thursday the students were welcomed by Dean Bare and oriented to UW/CFR general policies and procedures, library facilities, and other UW educational resources. A pizza lunch was provided and then the group was off to Pack Forest for a welcome and introduction to Pack and information on CFR computer facilities and usage guidelines, Student & Academic Services resources, research facilities and opportunities, and student organizations. The group enjoyed breaks for games and hiking and the evening ended with a campfire and a Pack Hall Social. Many thanks to all of the faculty and staff who helped in making this an informative and welcoming event for our new graduate students.

CFR WILL MISS ANN CORBOY AND LESLIE WALL
Congratulations to Ann Corboy, who has taken a new position as Assistant to the Dean of the UW Law School. She will be at CFR full time until October 1st and then three-quarters time the week of October 8th. Patricia Gomez will move into Ann's desk to provide support for faculty in Bloedel. We all wish Ann good luck in her new job and thank her for all that she has contributed to the College these past four years. And our best wishes to Leslie Wall, who for many years helped to make all those wonderful CWWS products happen -- the Tuesday Morning Seminar Series, the CWWS web page, newsletter, and fact sheets, and many other good things! Leslie is beginning a new career doing graphic design and we wish her well.

CFR RESEARCH RETREAT
CFR faculty, staff, and graduate students met at CUH for a half-day retreat on Tuesday, September 21. Dean Bare welcomed the well-attended meeting and presented his vision for College's research directions: see http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/Research%20Agenda%20for%20the%20Future_files/frame.htm
Attendees had a lively discussion, much of which was done in breakout sessions composed of small groups, and a number of proposed research thrusts seemed to gain wide support. A summary report of the discussions is being prepared and will be available soon.

NEON INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Jerry Franklin reports that planning activities are now beginning in earnest focused on creation and operation of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). "It is expected that NEON will be the major new investment in environmental biology by NSF during the next decade. Phase I of NEON is likely to involve at least $250 million of construction and operational costs. The National Science Foundation has now awarded an AIBS-based group a 2-year, $6 million grant to plan the NEON. This planning effort is going to occur on a very fast schedule, with the scientific and geographic focus of NEON to be defined in the next 12 months. We (I am part of the AIBS-based group) are seeking the maximum possible engagement of the community of environmental scientists in this planning process. Information on NEON can be found at several web sites of which the most important is probably: http://www.neoninc.org. However, several other web sites have very relevant information. For those of you who have little background on NEON, I suggest that you look at the NSF web site, which has a section on NEON. Also, I suggest that you look at the following AIBS-based web site (AIBS has been carrying out some pre-NEON planning activities with NSF funding during the last two years: http://ibrcs.aibs.org. I will provide a briefing on the planning process for all interested members of the UW community at 4:00 p.m. on September 29 in 22 Anderson."

CUH ACTING DIRECTORSHIP EXTENDED
Dr. John Wott's appointment as Acting Director of CUH, which was originally effective June 16-September 15 (or until a new director arrived) has been extended. Since that appointment, Dr David Mabberley has accepted the UW's offer to be the next director of CUH and WPA. However, his arrival on campus has been delayed pending acquisition of a work visa to enter the country. Dean Bare has extended the Acting Directorship of CUH and Directorship of WPA appointments through the end of 2004 or until the new director arrives.

MILLER LIBRARY MANAGER SEARCH ON HOLD
John Wott reports, " The search for the manager of the Elisabeth Miller Library has been ongoing for some time. Three candidates were interviewed in August and the Search (advisory) Committee had several discussions. Since then, I have had conversations with many constituents, received many emails, letters, and telephone calls. I also have the audible report from the Search Committee. After weighing all this information, I have decided to disband the Search Committee and place the search on hold. The Library will be managed with some still undetermined assistance until a new librarian is hired. This arrangement will be effective until Dr. David Mabberley assumes the directorship, or December 31, 2004, whichever comes first. At that time we will re-evaluate the situation and develop a plan for a permanent solution. I sincerely want to thank all for their hard work, support, and cooperation, and to especially thank those who took the time to express their opinions to the Search Committee and to me directly.

COMPUTER LAB LOANER EQUIPMENT PROGRAM ENDS
Marc Morrison announces that due to the discontinuation of STF grant funding for loaner equipment and the extra work load generated from individuals not returning equipment promptly, CFR will no longer loan equipment (laptops, projectors, cameras) from the Bloedel 311 computer lab. Please inform your students of this change. Students can now go to Classroom Support Services in Kane 23 for loaner equipment, which can be reserved at http://www.washington.edu/classroom/computing/stf.html.
If they need to install software they must ask at checkout for the computer password. Staff and faculty loaner equipment will still be available through Blodel 292 and Winkenwerder 104.

CHANGES IN LIBRARY LOANS
Carol Green announces that UW Libraries' new loan policies are designed to maximize access to materials. The number of renewals has been increased, date due reminders will be sent to borrowers with email in their library accounts, and the fine system has been changed to better motivate you to return material on time. (1) Most non-reserve items that check out for more than 14 days can be renewed an unlimited number of times and items that have a loan period of 14 day or less can be renewed three times. Books needed by other borrowers cannot be renewed. (2) To help borrowers remember due dates the Libraries now sends email date due reminders 2 days before material is due. Borrowers need to have an email address in their library account to receive these email notices. Access your library account at http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/patroninfo.(3) Overdue fines for non-reserve materials will now be $.50 per day with a 4-day grace period. On the fifth day overdue the charge will be $2.50 with a daily increment of $.50 for each additional day overdue. When an item becomes 21 days overdue a replacement cost and a non-refundable $20 billing fee will be charged. Fines for reserve material will stay the same.

SAF AND NAPFSC COLLEAGUE
For those SAF and NAPFSC colleagues who knew Donald P. Duncan, word has arrived that Dr. Duncan, assistant director of the University of Minnesota School of Forestry from 1947=65 and director of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Forestry from 1965-85, has passed away in Minnesota at the age of 88.
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KUDOS!
Kudos to Sally Brown who received the EPA's 2004 National Clean Water Act Recognition Award for her outstanding biosolids research efforts. Sally received first place in the Biosolids Exemplary Management Awards Program for her research activities involving laboratory and field-scale research demonstrating the effective use of biosolids to reduce metal toxicity on severely contaminated soils. The award will be presented at the October 4th Water Environment Federation's Technical Exposition and Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kudos to the RTI group, who on September 18th provided the participants of the Family Forest Field Day with instruction on LMS and the Inventory Wizard. RTI's station consisted of a "full theater" (including electric heat and munchies for the participants). All was set up "in the woods." RTI's station was one of twelve available for participants to attend. According to Kevin Zobrist, the principle instructor, "We had a decent crowd in the morning followed by a packed house in the afternoon. We gave out dozens of fact sheets, brochures, and other handouts, along with about 60 LMS CDs. Many people were so excited about LMS that they took a handful of CDs to give to their friends, family, and neighbors. We got 4 pages of sign-ups for the RTI newsletter and numerous positive feedbacks after each session." The Washington DNR Forest Stewardship Program, Washington Farm Forestry Association, and the Family Forest Foundation, Chehalis organized the Family Forest Field Day. Over 400 people attended the event under wet and muddy conditions. RTI participants included: Derek Churchil, Larry Mason, Elaine Oneil, Kevin Zobrist, Owyhee Weikel-Magden (WSU), Roge Gootee (WSU), Andy Perleberg (WSU), and Don Hanley (WSU).

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 13

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- Kudos
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 19: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SUNDAY,19 SEPTEMBER-TUESDAY,21 SEPTEMBER RTI WORKSHOP EATONVILLE, WA
" Introduction to ArcView 3.2 and the Use of GIS," CL Pack Experimental Forest. Contact Nicole Stevens at nms@u.washington.edu or 206-543-8684

MONDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER-WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER PSE SHORT COURSE
" Wet End Chemistry for Non-Chemists." Contact Mark Lewis at 206-543-8130 or mlewis7@u.washington.edu for information.

MONDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION 7-8:30 PM CUH, MILLER
" Fall Garden Care." Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html

TUESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER CFR FACULTY RETREAT 8:30 AM-1PM CUH, NHS
Contact Bob Edmonds, bobe@u.washington.edu

TUESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER LECTURE 11 AM-NOON HLTH SCIENCES I-421
UW Washington National Primate Research Center International Programs lecture, "Efficient Use of Wildlife Surveys, Databases, and GIS: A short overview of 'presence only' and predictive modeling." Contact Lauren Jorelle at 206-685-7159 or laurenj@bart.rprc.washingtonl.edu

TUESDAY,21 SEPTEMBER-THURSDAY,23 SEPTEMBER FORESTRY SUMMIT PORTLAND,OR
" Who Will Own the Forest? Globalization and Consolidation Effects on Forests, "Portland, OR World Forestry Center. See http://www.world forestry.org/conferences

THURSDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION 7-8:30 PM CUH, DOUGLAS
" Raising Chickens in the City," Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html

THURSDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER-FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER SMC FALL MEETING KAMICHE, WA
Stand Management Cooperative Annual Fall Meeting; for more information see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.smc/meetings/2004/Reg_Fall_04.pdf
or contact Megan O'Shea at moshea@u.washington.edu.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFR HOSTS URBAN ECOLOGY STUDENTS FROM GERMANY AND ARIZONA During the past week, the UW Urban Ecology Program hosted their Urban Ecology counterparts from Humboldt University, Berlin, and Arizona State University, Phoenix. Activities began with a reception Monday evening, followed by Tuesday field trips to research study sites and a cruise on the tall sailing ship Adventuress on the waters of Puget Sound. Wednesday was devoted to a workshop focusing on current work by the UW, Humboldt, and ASU programs. Faculty and students participated in short talks, discussion groups, and poster presentations. Taking advantage of our "outdoor lab," the group spent Thursday traversing the urban to wildland gradient, visiting areas that represent many of the important issues in urban ecology. Included in the groups from Berlin and ASU were graduate students and faculty. The trip's purpose was to share research ideas and further develop future collaborative research and teaching opportunities. A contingent from the UW Urban Ecology Program will be going to Berlin and Oslo for two weeks in October. The group will be led by Clare Ryan and will be meeting up with John Marzluff, who is teaching a course at the Agriculture University in Oslo this Autumn Quarter.

CFR GRANT PROPOSALS FUNDED IN AUGUST 2004
Total Funds Granted: $625,288:
(1)"Coordination of protocol reviews for I&M long-term monitoring in the Pacific West Region (PWR)," Jim Agee, sponsor-National Park Service, new project
(2) "IGERT: Integrative Graduate Education in Urban Ecology," Gordon Bradley, sponsor-National Science Foundation, renewal of existing project
(3)"Use of biosolid composts to reduce lead and arsenic bioavailability in situ," Sally Brown, sponsor-Environmental Protection Agency, new project
(4)"Competitiveness of international forest products (CINTRAFOR)," Ivan Eastin, sponsor-USDA, new project
(5)"Biodiversity and intensive even-aged forest management," Tom Hinckley, sponsor-National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry, new project

NEWS FROM THE CANOPY CRANE
The Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility is pleased to announce a new collaborative effort with the World Forestry Center (WFC), http://worldforestry.org/, to establish and maintain an all-weather web cam on the Wind River canopy crane. The WFC will purchase and retain ownership of the camera, while the WRCCRF will install and configure the unit on the canopy crane. The camera will have pan-tilt-zoom capability along with remote user control. The web cam is scheduled to go public no later than June 1st, 2005 when the WFC reopens its doors after major renovations. Look for a link to the camera then on the canopy crane web site at http://depts.washington.edu/wrccrf/.

NORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM PLANS WORKING FORESTS FORUM
Brian Boyle reports that a Working Forests Forum, planned for November 22-23 at the Alderbrook Resort in Union WA, is the first application of the Northwest Environmental Forum. Says Brian, "As you all know, the Forum is a proposal to the UW for a facility where UW, CFR, and other intellectual centers could help catalyze public energy around critical environmental and natural resources issues. The idea for the 'Working Forests' program was proposed by Gene Duvernoy of the Cascade Lands Conservancy, following a Denman lecture last year -- we had asked a number of Denman participants to propose ideas for us, and Gene's suggestion was one among many that are good ideas for future forums. See http://www.nwenvironmentalforum.org/ for details about the Northwest Environmental Forum and for registration and agenda information on the November program."

DAVE PETERSON AND DON MCKENZIE AUTHORS OF ARTICLE IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY Affiliate Assistant Professor Don McKenzie is lead author and Dave Peterson a coauthor of "Climatic Change, Wildfire, and Conservation" in the August issue of Conservation Biology. The article proposes that the area burned by wildfires in 11 Western states could double by the end of the century if summer climate warms by slightly more than a degree and a half. More frequent, more extensive fires in forest ecosystems will likely reduce the number and size of patches of older forests, the authors say. Corridors of wild areas between forests, through which species might migrate if their home territory goes up in flames, also could be affected, possibly eliminated. "The winners after fire in these cases are the weedy, adaptive, quickly reproducing species; the losers are the ones needing more stable environments."

WELCOME BACK, CAROL!
Carol Green is back at work on a regular schedule. She says, "I will generally be here Monday-Wednesday. Since some of my time will be spent at the Natural Sciences Library, it would be best to call to see if I am in my office. However, if the door is open to the former FRL, I'm here. I'll be setting up a regular schedule before school starts. Please contact me via at ccgreen @u.washington.edu or leave 3-2758."

FIRE DRILL SCHEDULED FOR BLOEDEL AND WINKENWERDER
A fire drill is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21 for occupants of Bloedel and Winkenwerder: occupants will be expected to evacuate the buildings. Assembly points are: (1) for Winkenwerder occupants, east of the building, on the other side of the trees, on Rainier Vista -- exit the building and head east; and (2) for Bloedel occupants, south of the building on the Burke Gilman Trail -- exit the building and head south (toward Pacific Avenue). Once assembled, you will receive additional directions from the Fire Director (who will be wearing a red hat). Do not reenter the building until the Fire Director tells you to. And a reminder -- future drills will not be announced!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST -- THE INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK Gene L. Chase (BS, '67) has owned and operated his own road contracting company (C & C Contracting in Arlington, WA) for the past 18 years. He has served as CFRAA Board President and currently serves on the Everett Community College Board of Trustees. This past May he was named Community College Trustee of the Year by the Washington State Trustees Association for Community and Technical Colleges. His firm won the bid to do the restoration work on a project along the Mashel river, which borders on C. L. Pack Experimental Forest. For an article about this projec, see http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20040913/_environment/143584.shtml.
Gene was also recently called upon to give testimony to a congressional committee regarding the Big Sky Wilderness Act; see http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/archives/108/testimony/2004/genechase.htm

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KUDOS!

Please send those kudos in!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 12

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- Kudos
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 12: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SUNDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER-FRIDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER RESTORATION INSTITUTE
" Watershed Restoration Institute," Islandwood Retreat Center, Bainbridge Island, WA. Co-sponsored by CWWS. For info, see http://www.cwp.org/WRI_Seattle/Watershed_Institute_Seattle.htm

MONDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER-THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER PSE SHORT COURSE
" Hands-on Introduction to the Pulp and Paper Industry." Contact Mark Lewis at 206-543-8130 or mlewis7@u.washington.edu for information.

WEDNESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER-FRIDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER UW CLIMATE CHANGE INSTITUTE
"Program on Climate Change Autumn Institute" at Leavenworth, WA. For information contact uwpcc@u.washington.edu.

FRIDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY 9 AM-3 PM
Little Si Trail Work, sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm

SATURDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER FAMILY FOREST FIELD DAY 9-4:30 PM CHEHALIS, WA
Family Forest Field Day is co- sponsored by the Washington Farm Forestry Association and Family Forest Foundation. For more information see http://www.familyforestfoundation.org/pages/fieldday.html.

SATURDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM 7:30-10:30 AM CUH
" Summer Birding in the Union Bay Natural Area," meet at CUH, Douglas. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DEAN'S STATEMENT ON BNR SUSTAINABLE HARVEST PLAN
One of the duties of CFR Dean is to serve on the WA State Board of Natural Resources. The Board recently approved a sustainable timber harvest plan for western Washington that charts a new course for the sustainable management of these trust assets. Following the vote Dean Bare presented a statement (see http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/shc.html). This vote is the culmination of several years of work by the Department of Natural Resources' staff which included many public hearings and Board meetings, a DEIS and a FEIS. "I believe this new plan strikes the appropriate balance across the expected ecological, economic, and social impacts and concerns that we, as Board members, heard expressed many times," says Dean Bare. Ddetails concerning the new plan are available at http://www.dnr.wa.gov/

4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON JAPANESE GARDENS
The Fourth International Symposium on Japanese Gardens was held from August 28-30 at the UW and CUH. Approximately 200 participants from six countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, Norway, and the US) 26 states, and three Canadian provinces heard conceptual and historical to very practical papers on designing and managing Japanese gardens. The symposium's theme focused on the evolution and adaptation of the style of the Japanese gardens for the 21st century as placed around the world (e.g., Lethbridge, Alberta to Del Ray Beach, Florida to the Principality of Monaco to New South Wales). Participants also enjoyed a day of learning practical skills (such as pruning, garden restoration, and stone setting (with an 80 ton crane!) conducted at Seattle's Kubota Gardens. The symposium was sponsored by the Puget Sound Japanese Garden Society (PSJGS) and the International Association of Japanese Gardens, Inc. Tom Hinckley and Affiliate Assistant Professor Koichi Kobayashi are members of the PSJGS board and were major planners and organizers of the event.

CFR WISHES SPEEDY RECOVERY TO ALUMNI AND FRIEND JIM RIDGEWAY
Jim Ridgeway (BS, '38) is recovering from heart surgery to repair a faulty valve. He is in quite good spirits, although sorry to have missed part of the recent Board of Natural Resources retreat during which he fell ill. However, he says he plans to be at the October BNR meeting! Many students in the College have been grateful recipients of scholarship support through Mr. Ridgeway's genorosity in establishing the James Ridgeway Endowed Scholarship.

CFR GRADUATES PLAY INTERNATIONAL ROLE
CFR alum Pil Sun Park (PhD, '01) has just accepted a faculty position at Seoul National University's (SNU) Department of Forest Resources. Also on the SNU faculty is forest economics alum Yeo-Chang Youn (PhD, '88). Other interaction between CFR and SNU has included SNU faculty sabbaticals at CFR.

MERRILL HALL UPDATE
" We move in before Christmas!" reports Sue Nicol in the just published CUH newsletter. "Merrill Hall Construction is almost done. Its greenhouse lobby, called the Commons, will be the last piece to fall into place. It is currently under construction in The Netherlands and will be shipped to Seattle during October. Once that is completed in early December, staff and faculty will prepare to move into the building, just before Christmas. A grand opening is planned for January of 2005. The CUH newsletter can be found online at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/current/2004AutumnNewsletter.pdf

ANDERSON HALL BOOK EXCHANGE
There is currrently an empty bookshelf in the Anderson Staff Lounge just off the kitchen. If you have books that you just haven't gotten around to haul off to a used bookstore and that you think your colleagues might enjoy, bring them in to share. Let's see if we can fill the bookcase up and have our very own lending library!

CFR HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE NEEDS NEW MEMBER NOMINATIONS
The CFR Health & Safety Committee is electing a new member to replace Bill Smith who has moved on. Nominees can be faculty, staff, or students, but need to agree to be nominated. Send nominations to Facilities Manager Greg Brazil at glbrazil@u.washington.edu by September 21. The committee recommends action to the Dean to resolve health and safety concerns presented to the committee by employees of the College or other sources. Monthly meetings are usually held the 3rd Wednesday of the month in Anderson 107 from 9-10 a.m. Meeting minutes and other information can be found at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/committees/committees/ComteSafety.html

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST -- THE INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK Joshua Millspaugh, 1999 PhD graduate of our wildlife sciences program, is Assistant Professor, Wildlife Conservation, at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has received several teaching awards, most recent the Provosts' Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. The award especially praised the cornerstone of his classroom teaching, applying Problem-Based Learning (PBL), and for creatively involving undergraduates in research projects. A recent research project is studying elephant stress in relation to ecotourism in eight national parks and preserves in South Africa. For an interesting angle on this project that involves elephant dung (yes!), see http://elephants.biology.nu.ac.za/Pilanesberg/elephant_dung_project.htm

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KUDOS!
Kudos to the staff at the Center For Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest, who completed another successful Adopt-A-Highway road cleanup along SR-7, which borders the forest. The staff collected over 30 bags of trash, 5 bags of recycleable bottles and cans, eight tires, a microwave oven and a boat trailer.

Kudos to Deric Kettel, along with ALL of the staff at ONRC, who organized and participated in their first fire drill in 9 years. Preparing, initiating, and documenting the fire drill required substantial coordination on Deric's part.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 11

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- Kudos
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 5: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

WEDNESDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER FORUM ON GLOBAL WARMING 6:30-8:30 PM REI BLDG.
Candidates for Governor Christine Gregoire (D), Ron Sims (D), Dino Rossi (R - invited) will talk about their environmental and energy plans, and answer audience questions. REI is located at 222 Yale Ave. N in Seattle.

FRIDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY 9 AM-NOON
" Grow Native Plants for Wildlife," Native plants grown from locally collected seed are the cornerstone of conservation and environmental Restoration. For location, contact Amy Tippery, 206-764-3410 x129.
Sponsored by: King Conservation District

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFR SALMON BARBECUE: SAVE THE DATE!
The annual CFR salmon barbecue will take place the afternoon of Friday, October 8, 4-6 p.m. Put it on your calendars, and don't forget to put it on the calendar at home, too -- we'd love for you to bring your family!

PRESIDENT EMMERT TO VISIT CFR
UW President Emmert has scheduled a series of meetings over the summer and autumn with schools and colleges across the three campuses. He will be visiting our College on October 12. An agenda for the meeting, which will include a public reception, is being developed.

COME TOGETHER WASHINGTON-A UW-SPONSORED COMMUNITY EVENT
This special event, on October 15, is designed for "all of us" and is" about all of us," -- the general public and UW alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Celebrate the contributions that our community and University make to society and the world. WHERE: Bank of America Arena, HEC Edmundson Pavilion, UW Seattle Campus WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Faculty and Student Showcases (including CFR) and 6:00 p.m., Program featuring keynote address by Bill Gates III, live, interactive video from UW faculty and students around the world, public address by UW President Mark Emmert, and 7:00 p.m., catered reception. Admission and parking are free. For details see uwalum.com/ctw

CHAVONDA JACOBS-YOUNG TO STAY AT CSREES
Chavonda Jacobs-Young has informed CFR that she will not be returning to the UW on September 16 at the conclusion of her two-year leave of absence. We regret her leaving the College, but we take comfort in
knowing that she enjoys her current position with the CSREES in Washington, DC. While we will miss her, we wish her all the best in the future!

NEW URBAN FORESTRY RESEARCH
Kathy Wolf reports, "There is very high interest in research on urban forestry and trees in commercial districts within communities of WA and the PNW. While commercial districts are a small element of the total land base, business people are a particularly strong political influence in communities. This work has helped urban forest managers recruit and work with business interests regarding forest resources. Both social and
political capital are necessary for sustainability to move from concept to action." Kathy's new fact sheets on this research topic can be found at:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.envmind/CityBiz/Sml%20Tn%20Pref_FS16.pdf
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.envmind/CityBiz/Sml%20Tn%203P_FS17.pdf

CANOPY CRANE NEWS
Annie Hamilton reports, "This week the Wind River Canopy Crane hosted a very special visit from Washington Senator Maria Cantwell's office. Her SW Washington Director Liz Luce and Legislative Assistant Amit Ronen from Washington DC visited the site, got the grand tour of the forest canopy,
and was educated on various research programs taking place here as well as new projects in the making, such as NEON.

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY AT PACK FOREST NEWSLETTER
The latest issue of the Center For Sustainable Forestry Newsletter can be seen at http://www.packforest.org/newsletter. Current highlights include: The Saving Washington's Working Forests conference sponsored by the CSF-PF, selection of SFI audit firm to perform Center audit and the hiring of a sustainability intern to review conference center operations. See also Dean Bare's message on sustainable forestry at Pack at http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/pack4.html.

CINTRAFOR ANNOUNCES US-CHINA BUILD SEMINAR SERIES AND TRADE MISSION
During the week of September 13, US-China Build will hold its third annual U.S. Housing & Building Materials seminar series and sales mission. Geared toward Chinese developers and architects, the seminars
offer a mix of technical information about using U.S. building materials and construction methods and company specific presentations. Energy efficiency is a theme of this year's seminars. Mini-trade shows
featuring products discussed by the participating U.S. firms accompany each of the seminars. Twelve U.S. suppliers of building materials will be participating in the seminars held in Shanghai, Ningbo, and Beijing. The
companies represent products ranging from windows to insulation, to wood and non-wood building materials. Over 400 Chinese construction professionals are expected to attend. Results from the 2003 Sales Mission include: six companies reported a combined projected 12 month sales from the 2003 sales mission of $1.6 million; as of March 2003 one participant reported $480,000 in sales as a result of participation in the mission; 430 developers, architects, and construction professionals attended the three seminars and mini-trade shows; and 91% of the audience survey respondents rated the seminar as good or excellent. Sponsorship of the event is by CINTRAFOR, the State of Washington, Evergreen Building Products Association, AF&PA, Softwood Export Council, APA-The Engineered Wood Association, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Foreign Commercial Service. For more information about this mission and other USCB promotion activities in China, contact Rose Braden, rbraden@u.washington.edu.

21st ANNUAL CINTRAFOR MARKETING CONFERENCE FAST APPROACHING
September 13 is the "discount" registration deadline for the 21st Annual CINTRAFOR International Forest Products Marketing Conference. In addition to the traditional presentations on the outlook for the economy, timber, logs, and wood products several speakers will address timely topics of interest to the forest products industry. For conference agenda details see http://www.cintrafor.org/CONFERENCE_TAB/overview.htm.

IS YOUR CLASS WEBSITE READY FOR FALL QUARTER?
Fall quarter is near and it will be time to get course materials on the web. Contact Marianne Elliott (melliott@u.washington.edu) for assistance or if you are interested in other technologies such as wiki (a
collaborative website anybody can edit), online quizzes, databases, and so forth. First come, first served. Also, check your website for filenames with the following characters: .., ./, \, :, %, and &. Links to files
containing these characters in the filename (such as x&y.htm) will not work for security reasons. More information about websites can be found at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrnet.techta/

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST -- THE INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK
See profile of Sue Joerger, 1979 MS graduate of our recreation program, and currently director of the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance at http://www.pugetsoundkeeper.org/about_us/who_we_are.html and a story in
the PI at http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/transportation/116565_bridge09.shtml
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KUDOS!
Kudos to three CFR faculty recently elected UW faculty senators: Graham Allan, Sally Brown, and Daniel Vogt.
Kudos to Rose Braden, for her hard work in helping produce the newly- published China Design Book, "Distinctive Designs: A Showcase of American Building Materials". As project manager, Rose coordinated architect involvement, worked on text translation, and helped develop project profiles and the book's design layout. This is a 98 page, full-color publication highlighting the use of wood materials in residential and
non-residential applications. The design book is an extremely high quality publication that will be used to promote American wood frame construction and wood building materials to builders, architects, and
designers in China. Stop in at Rose's office (Anderson 123F) and take a look--the book is beautiful!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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

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

Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

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

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu