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The Straight Grain
Volume 20, Number 1

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING September 30. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER-1 OCTOBER PNW-ISA CONFERENCE REDMOND,WA PNW-International Society of Arboriculture Annual Training Conference, "Windows into Tree Care." See http://www.pnwisa.org/conference.html.

SUNDAY, 1 OCTOBER 1 BULB AND PLANT SALE WPA 10 AM-3 PM
Arboretum Foundation Fall Bulb and Plant Sale. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center.

MONDAY, 2 OCTOBER CFR FACULTY MEETING AND 22 9:30-10:39 AM
Regularly scheduled CFR Faculty Meeting. Check your email for agenda and agenda material.

MONDAY, 2 OCTOBER THESIS DEFENSE AND 22 2:30 PM
"Use of Iron Amended Biosolids Compost to Reduce Lead and Arsenic Bioavailability," Ingrid Clausen.

MONDAY, 2 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 211 3:30 PM
"Lead Shot Ingestion and Mortality of Swans Wintering in Washington State and British Columbia," Michael Smith, CFR graduate student

TUESDAY, 3 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR AND 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Planning and Management of Forested Agricultural Riparian Buffers: The case of the Skagit County Managed Agricultural Riparian Plantations (MARP)," Dean Rae Berg, Professional Forester and Owner, Silvicultural Engineering.

TUESDAY, 3 OCTOBER AUTHOR READING SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 7-8:30 PM
"Home Ground: Language for an American landscape," Barry Lopez.

WEDNESDAY, 4 OCTOBER CFR SALMON BARBECUE AND-BLO COURTYARD 4-6 PM
Annual CFR Autumn Barbecue. Don't forget to put it on your home calendars, too ? we'd love for you to bring your spouse/partner and children. (It's not to soon to start thinking about which wonderful appetizer or dessert you want to bring to share; if you have any questions, contact Sally at 5-0952 or slm@u.washington.edu. The bad news is that the WA Department of Fish & Wildlife closed the ocean season for kings, so we won't be having ocean-caught king salmon. The good news is that ocean-caught coho is really excellent this year, so that's what we'll be enjoying.

THURSDAY, 5 OCTOBER NWFSC SEMINAR 60 WM FOEGE BLDG 11 AM
"Acid Rain: An Unfinished Environmental Problem," Gene Likens, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY. For map showing seminar location, see http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?GNOM.

SATURDAY, 7 OCTOBER UBNA WALKING TOUR UWBG, UBNA 1-2:30 PM
Walking tour of Union Bay Natural Area, led by Kern Ewing. See http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/events.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ....
October 11, 2006, 4 pm, Kane 130. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend President Mark Emmert's Annual Address to the UW community. The address will be followed by a reception in the Walker Ames Room. For those who cannot attend the address in person, it will be webcast live at http://www.washington.edu.
October 13, Friday, 2006, 9 am-4 pm in Anderson 207, Lockwood Forest Club Room. Urban Ecology Symposium, "Urban Ecology in the Seattle Metropolitan Area: Research, Policy and Planning." Registration is required: cost is $18 and includes box lunch and reception. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.urbaneco/Symposium/Index.htm.
November 3, 2006, CFR research showcase and CFRAA banquet. Dean Bare and CFRAA president Ann Forest Burns extend an invitation to CFR faculty, staff, and students to join colleagues at the 2006 CFR research showcase held in conjunction with the CFRAA's annual meeting and banquet. The showcase, at 2 pm, in in Anderson 207. The banquet takes place at 6 pm at UWBG, Center for Urban Horticulture. Please let Nancy Davis know if you plan to attend the banquet and to confirm your complementary ticket.

FOLLOWUP TO CFR STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT
The CFR Planning Committee thanks all who attended the strategic planning retreat at the Skansonia Ferry on Monday, October 25. The committee wants to capture how people feel about the activities of the day -- what was liked or disliked, what was useful, what could have been done a different way. Your response to the following questions: What went well? What could have been improved? would be very much appreciated. Send your responses to Sally Morgan, who says, "If you want to spend more than 2 -3minutes, we'll be pleased to read as much detail as you want to provide!"

COYOTE SIGHTING AT UBNA
Doug Schmitt, gardener at the Union Bay Natural Area reports that three coyotes are living in the area. "I`ve seen one personally and have heard reports of seeing three in one area. They are living(?) in the willow thicket behind CUH. If people want to see them I believe a good time is early morning and in the evening. A good time to hear them is any time the sirens are going. (This may be another good reason for dog walkers to keep their dogs on leashes.)"

ATTENTION BIKERS!
UW Police recommends that you register your bike (and other personal equipment) to help aid recovery if it should be stolen. For bikes, go to http://www.washington.edu/admin/police and click on "bicycle registration." For laptops, ipods, cell phones, etc. go to same website and click on "electronic equipment registration." A supply of maps of Seattle's bike routes and another of the U-district and north Capital Hill that also shows bus routes is available in Anderson 115.

NISQUALLY LAND TRUST PURCHASES TIMBERLAND NEAR MOUNT RAINIER
See WA Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) press release announcing the purchase by the Nisqually Land Trust of 404 acres of timberlands outside Ashford, WA, near the main entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. The Land Trust purchased the land from Pope Resources for $1.4 million with a federal land acquisition grant through WA DNR. It is the largest deal in the Land Trust's 17-year history and will permanently protect habitat for spotted owls, marbled murrelets, and bald eagles, all of which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

POLICY RE USE OF UW FACILITIES FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNING
A reminder from Provost Wise and Executive VP Ihrig: "As the political season gets into full swing, it is a good time to remember the state's "zero tolerance" for using UW facilities for campaigning and generally review proper computer use.
(1) No Campaigning. While the Executive Ethics Act permits occasional, very limited use of phones and computers for personal purposes under certain conditions, it is illegal to use UW email, phones, internet, web, or other property or services to help get someone elected, or to get a ballot issue passed or defeated. The WA State Executive Ethics Board has prepared a useful FAQ on this and related subjects at http://ethics.wa.gov/faq.htm. The Attorney General's Office also has written a detailed explanation of the campaigning restrictions.
(2) Privacy. Employees who have access to confidential or private UW data are reminded that you have a responsibility to protect that data from unauthorized disclosure. This is especially true of all "personally identifiable information," as defined in the UW Privacy Policy.
(3)Other Computer Policies. Individuals are, of course, also expected to use the internet, email, and other computer resources in ways that reflect civility, good judgment, and ethical conduct. Specific policies are found at http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/APS/47.02.html and http://www.washington.edu/computing/rules/guidelines.html.

ALUMNUS APPOINTED AS CFO AND SENIOR VP OF LONGVIEW FIBRE COMPANY
CFR alumnus (B.S. forest engineering) Steven Buhaly was recently appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Steve was most recently a member of the senior management team at Planar Systems, Inc., which he joined as a business unit vice president in 1999, serving as chief financial officer from 2000-2005, with the additional title of chief operating officer from 2004-2005. Prior to his service with Planar Systems, Mr. Buhaly held a variety of finance and manufacturing positions over a 15-year career at Tektronix, Inc. Following his BS degree, he earned an MBA at the UW and completed the University of Michigan Executive Program in Industrial Marketing.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For an NPR home page article on the recent invasivie plants conference held at UWBG, see "NW Scientists Confer on Weed Invaders." For a Seattle Times story on Pacific NW wildfires quoting Jeremy Littell, CFR doctoral student in forest ecology, see "Forest Was Easy Prey for Raging Tripod Fire." For an op ed piece in the Seattle PI on possible impacts of a new SR 520 bridge, see "Bridge Plan Not Good for Arboretum." And see the September 2006 edition of the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP), http://www.naufrp.org/newsletters/NAUFRP906.pdf, pages 7-8, for news stories from CFR.

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KUDOS
Dean Bare says "kudos to the entire College Planning Committee and retreat planning group for the well-run retreat on Monday, September 25th. Not only did we keep on time, but the entire series of discussions was well-run and of great importance to the future of the College. It will be very exciting to incorporate the new information gained from our discussions into our strategic vision for the College. I look forward to these discussions in the coming months."
Kudos to Professor Kern Ewing, who is featured on the home page of the Society for Ecological Restoration International as "SER Member in the News", with a brief description of his work and recent publication in Science Magazine. This webpage gets tens of thousands of hits a day from around the world.  

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING September 17. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER WILDLIFE/WETLANDS SAFARI UWBG, UBNA 9 AM
UWAA-College of Forest Resources Safari, "Wildlife in the Wetlands," at UWBG, Union Bay Natural Area. See https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=353&Private=N.

MONDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER ALL-COLLEGE RETREAT SKANSONIA 8:15 AM-2:30 PM
The all-College Retreat will be facilitated by Jan Monti and will include a review of progress toward 2005-2008 goals over the past year and an opportunity to brainstorm future progress. A highlight of the day will be a talk by Phyllis Campbell, CEO of the Seattle Foundation, titled "Change IS the Future; Creating YOUR Place at the Table." The day starts with a continental breakfast from 7:30-8:15 a.m., continues through a hot lunch, and ends with a dessert buffet in the early afternoon. For agenda, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/internal/committees/committees/2006RetreatAgenda.htm.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 26-27 SEPTEMBER REFORESTRATION CONFERENCE EUGENE,OR
"Components of Successful Reforestation: From seed to free-to-grow." See http://www.westernforestry.org/successfulreforestation/successfulreforestation.htm.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER-1 OCTOBER PNW-ISA CONFERENCE REDMOND,WA
PNW-International Society of Arboriculture Annual Training Conference, "Windows into Tree Care." See http://www.pnwisa.org/conference.html.

SUNDAY, 1 OCTOBER 1 BULB AND PLANT SALE WPA 10 AM-3 PM
Arboretum Foundation Fall Bulb and Plant Sale. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center.

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ....
October 4, 2006. HOLD THE DATE for the annual CFR Autumn Barbecue. Don't forget to put it on your home calendars, too ? we'd love for you to bring your spouse/partner and children. (It's not to soon to start thinking about which wonderful appetizer or dessert you want to bring to share; if you have any questions, contact Sally at 5-0952.)
October 13, Friday, 2006, 9 am-4 pm in Anderson 207, Lockwood Forest Club Room. The event will focus on how ecological research, urban planning, and landscape architecture interact to inform policy decisions. Academics and practitioners from the UW, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies will present research they are conducting and applying to understand Seattle's ecology and plan for human and ecological well-being. An international perspective will be provided by visiting scientists and students from Berlin, Germany who will speak and present research results on issues of European urban ecology. Registration is required: cost is $18 and includes box lunch and reception.

CFR RETREAT PARKING AND BUS SERVICE
The Skansonia Ferryboat is at 205 NE Northlake Way. There is VERY LIMITED parking ? if you drive, plan to find a spot on one of the surrounding streets and walk to where it's moored. Alternatively, lots of busses run conveniently nearby:
Route(s) that service stop 2nd Ave NE & NE 40th St Distance: 0.1 mile N, Route MT 26 Downtown Seattle; Route MT 26 Downtown SeattleExpress
Route(s) that service stop NE 40th St & Latona Ave NE Distance: 0.1 mile N, Route MT 31 Central Magnolia; Route MT 45 Queen Anne; Route MT 46 Shilshole; Route MT 74 Seattle Center
Route(s) that service stop NE 40th St & 1st Ave NE Distance: 0.2 mile N, Route MT 26 East Green Lake; Route MT 26 East Green Lake Express; Route MT 31 University District; Route MT 46 University District; Route MT 74 Sand Point
If you drive: From I-5 take exit 169 (NE 45th. St.) Head east one block toward UW. Turn right on 8th Ave. NE. Turn right on NE 42nd St. Turn Left on 7th Ave. NE. Turn left on 6th Ave. NE. Through the stoplight onto Northlake. The Skansonia is one block west of Ivar's and across from Dunn Lumber. Street parking only. Questions? Email slm@u.washington.edu.

CFR WELCOMES LAURI VALSTA
A warm welcome to Lauri Valsta, a Visiting Scientist from Finland, who is working with Bruce Lippke. Lauri comes from the University of Helsinki in Finland, where he is Professor in Forest Economics. His research interests include carbon balance of forests and wood products, and stand management optimization for production and non-timber values. Stop by his office at Anderson 123G and say hello. Lauri can be reached at valsta@u.washington.edu.

COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO CONDUCT FIVE-YEAR REVIEW OF DEAN
Documents describing the pending five-year review of the Dean of the College of Forest Resources can be found at http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/deanrev.html. The Provost has initiated this review in conformance with UW administrative procedures. All CFR faculty, staff, and students are requested to cooperate fully as the review team, chaired by Interim Dean Ron Irving, initiates its review and begins to solicit the information it needs to complete its assignment in a timely manner.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND GRADUATE ALUMNI
The Graduate School wants to hear about the accomplishments of UW graduate students and graduate alumni. The accomplishments will be used to provide information in a variety of ways. A web form, that can be used to convey this information to the Graduate School by UW graduate students and graduate alumni, faculty, Graduate Program Coordinators, Graduate Program Assistants, is available at http://www.grad.washington.edu/supporting/survey/.

ENGLISH IN THE WORKPLACE COURSE
English in the Workplace (EWP) courses rely on employees self-identifying as wanting to improve their English skills. Build awareness for this program by: printing the flyer/registration form (PDF) and displaying it in a common area and including it in department-wide communications like newsletters or email updates. For more information, see http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/pod/ewp/.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a story on ravens in the North Cascades National Park, see "Maligned raven lives up to reputation," with quote by CFR alum John Withey ('06).

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KUDOS

Dean Bare sends along the following kudos to all of the participants who took time out of their busy schedules to prepare and to participate in the CFR bus tour on Monday-Wednesday of this week. "Particular kudos to:
The presenters: UWBG, Pack Forest, WRCCRF, NORPAC, ONRC, and in particular faculty and staff members Ken Bible, John Calhoun, Jeff Comnick, Bob Edmonds, Duane Emmons, Greg Ettl, Kern Ewing, David Ford, Jerry Franklin, Bob Gara, Fred Hoyt, Elizabeth Loudon, Ellen Matheny, Sarah Reichard, Theresa Santman, Brian Thompson, Tom Touse (aka Charles Lathrop Pack), and Steve West
The hosts: All of the faculty and staff at Pack Forest, WRCCRF, NORPAC, and ONRC who fed us, provided accommodations, and made us feel welcome.
The planners: staff -- Bev Anderson, Margery Cooper, Amanda Davis, Sally Morgan, Cecilia Paul, and Nevada Smith, who put in evening and weekend hours to make the trip possible; and faculty -- Gordon Bradley, Bob Edmonds, and Steve West (members of the trip planning commmittee); Rick Gustafson (for arranging the tour at NORPAC); and all the folks at the sites who helped make the three days go very smoothly.
Thanks also to Marc Morrison who helped with network and other IT challenges that emerged during the sojourn."

Sandra Scott extends kudos to Geetha Sukumaran, who worked extra hours through a delayed UW payroll process (server problems) to make sure the payroll entries were approved. "Thank you, for going above and beyond duties to see to it that the Payroll deadline was met.
For you to stay after hours to keep contact with the payroll people, and to work from home is commendable."

Kudos to John Marzluff, who was among six recipients of the State Book Awards. John's book, coauthored with Tony Angell, is titled "In the Company of Crows and Ravens." John will be honored along with the other winners at a State Book Awards ceremony to be held on October 18th at the Seattle Central Library. Winners receive a $1,000 honorarium. See http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/books/285154_bookawards16.html.

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING September 17. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SUNDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER BUG BLAST BURKE MUSEUM, 10 AM-4:30 PM
Feed your fascination when thousands of specimens, dead and alive, are transported from the deep vaults of the Burke Museum, brought in from private collections and zoos, and put on display for one day only. And for the first time, Bug Blast will be hopping with bug music for the entire family! Catch the Buzz to Tunes at the 7th Annual Bug Blast. See http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/events/bugblast06/ and http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/lifestyle/285148_fam15.html.

MONDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER LECTURE SERIES THE MOUNTAINEERS BLDG 6:30 PM
Alaska Conservation Lecture Series, "Western Arctic and Teshekpuk Lake," Gordon Orians, Professor, UW Department of Biology; Mark Stilp, Alaska Wilderness League. For more information, see http://www.mountaineers.org/conservation/conservation.html#alask.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, 18-20 SEPTEMBER WETLANDS MTG FT LAUDERDALE, FL
American Water Resources Association Wetlands Restoration Dialogue. See http://www.awra.org/meetings/Wetlands2006/outline.html.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 18-22 SEPTEMBER ENGINEEERED LOG JAM TRAINING LA PUSH,WA
The Northwest Environmental Training Center, "Introduction to Engineered Log Jam Technology and Applications forErosion Control and Fish Habitat." See http://www.nwetc.org/hyd-501_09-06_peninsula.htm.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 19-20 SEPTEMBER INVASIVES PLANTS CONFERENCE UWBG,CUH
"Meeting the Challenge: Invasive plants in PNW ecosystems." See http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/invasives/homepage.htm.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 20-23 SEPTEMBER CLIMATE CONFERENCE LEAVENWORTH,WA
UW Program on Climate Change Summer Institute 2006, " Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions: Projections, mitigating technologies, and policies." See http://depts.washington.edu/uwpcc/ourprog/summer_institute_2006.html.

THURSDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER GRADUATE RA WORKSHOP KANE 130 8:15 AM-12:30 PM
Professional development workshop for new UW Graduate Research Assistants, sponsored by CIDR and the UW Graduate School. See http://depts.washington.edu/cidrweb/RAWorkshop/.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, 21-22 SEPTEMBER GRAD ORIENTATION CFR/CSF AT PACK FOREST
Student and Academic Services hosts CFR's annual Graduate Student Orientation. First sessions in ANDERSON 207, followed by field trip to Center for Sustainability at Pack Forest. Contact michtru@u.washington.edu or jaken@u.washington for more information.

SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER WILDLIFE/WETLANDS SAFARI UWBG, UBNA 9 AM
UWAA-College of Forest Resources Safari, "Wildlife in the Wetlands," at UWBG, Union Bay Natural Area. See https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=353&Private=N.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ....
September 25, All-College Planning Workshop, see announcement below.
September 28-October 1, the Pacific NW-International Society for Arboriculture's 27th Annual Training Conference, "Windows Into Tree Care." See http://www.pnwisa.org/conference.html for complete agenda and registration form.
October 1, 2006, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Arboretum Foundation Fall Bulb and Plant Sale. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center.
October 4, 2006. HOLD THE DATE for the annual CFR Autumn Barbecue. Don't forget to put it on your home calendars, too -- we'd love for you to bring your spouse/partner and children. (It's not to soon to start thinking about which wonderful appetizer or dessert you want to bring to share; if you have any questions, contact Sally at 5-0952.)

CFR ALL-COLLEGE RETREAT
The All-College Retreat will be held Monday, September 25, at the Skansonia (the conference center formerly known as a ferry moored just past Ivar's Salmon House on Northlake Way). Jan Monti, http://www.janusgp.com/about/jan.shtml, facilitator for the CFR retreat several years ago at the Waterfront Activity Center, will be facilitating the meeting. The agenda includes a review of progress toward our 2005-2008 goals over the past year and an opportunity to brainstorm future progress. A highlight of the day will be a talk by Phyllis Campbell, CEO of The Seattle Foundation, titled "Change IS the Future; Creating YOUR Place at the Table." The day starts with a continental breakfast from 7:30-8:15 a.m., continues through a hot lunch, and ends with a dessert buffet in the early afternoon. Watch College Planning Committee web page for posted meeting agenda and materials.

URBAN ECOLOGY GROUP TO PRESENT FIRST ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM IGERT
Urban Ecology will present the First Annual Urban Ecology Symposium, "Urban Ecology in the Seattle Metropolitan Area: Research, Policy and Planning," co-sponsored by the UW Urban Ecology Program and Seattle Urban Nature Project, Friday, October 13, 2006, 9 am-4 pm in Anderson 207, Lockwood Forest Club Room. The event will focus on how ecological research, urban planning, and landscape architecture interact to inform policy decisions. Academics and practitioners from the UW, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies will present research they are conducting and applying to understand Seattle's ecology and plan for human and ecological well-being. An international perspective will be provided by visiting scientists and students from Berlin, Germany who will speak and present research results on issues of European urban ecology. Registration is required: cost is $18 and includes box lunch and reception. For more information, and to register, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.urbaneco/Symposium/Index.htm.

QUARTERLY REMINDER OF UG RESEARCH NEEDS
Student and Academic Services reminds faculty that CFR often has undergrads looking for opportunities to do field work or research. If you have a project that needs some help, send the information to Debra Salas-Haynes. She will forward the opportunity to the student lists, post notices on the board outside of the Office of Student Services, and help to make some connections. Please include: type of project; timeline/duration (dates or quarter); number of hours (per week, time of day); any experience requirements; whether it is volunteer or paid; and credit opportunities (credit with graduate student research projects only with faculty oversight and approval). You can also advertise for help through the Undergraduate Research Program.

EXCHANGE BETWEEN COLLEGE AND SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Dean Bare concluded a trip last week to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the College and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Seoul National University (SNU), in Seoul, Korea. The MOU provides for the exchange of faculty, graduate students, and research scientists. While in Seoul Dean Bare met with several CFR alumni who extend best wishes to the College. He also participated in the celebration of the 100th year anniversary of agricultural education at SNU.

ONRC CURRENT NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE ON LINE.
For the most recent Olympic Natural Resources Center newsletter, see http://www.onrc.washington.edu/Facility/ArchiveNewsletters/2006/SepOct2006.pdf. The newsletter describes the international exchange program recently completed between the College and National Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan.

FORESTED STATE TRUST LANDS STATEWIDE EARN "GREEN CERTIFICATION"
Washington's Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) has obtained "green" certification that recognizes the agency's balanced stewardship of 2.1 million acres of forested state trust lands statewide. See WA DNR press release at http://www.dnr.wa.gov/htdocs/adm/comm/2006_news_releases/nr06-098.pdf.

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KUDOS

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 10

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING September 9. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP CSF AT PACK FOREST EATONVILLE,WA
"Ecological Forestry on Small Woodlands: Maximizing ecological benefits and income," sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest (CSF-PF), Northwest Certified Forestry, the Nisqually River Council, and the Nisqually Land Trust. See http://www.packforest.org/events for agenda and to register.

SATURDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY NORTH BEND, WA 9 AM-3 PM
Invasive plant removal, Mid Fork Snoqualmie River, sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway. Sign up .

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, 11-13 SEPTEMBER SMC FALL MEETING HANLEY BC
Stand Management Cooperative Fall Policy Committee Meeting, UBC Look Lake Camp Research Forest. For more information and agenda, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.smc/main/events.htm.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, 11-13 SEPTEMBER FOREST CONFERENCE PORTLAND, OR
"Who will Own the Forest?," World Forest Institute, at World Forestry Center. For more information and to register, see
http://wfi.worldforestry.org/wwotf3/.

MONDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER PLANT CONSERVATION LECTURE UWBG, NHS 10 AM
"America's Vanishing Flora," Kathryn Kennedy, Executive Director, Center for Plant Conservation. Co-sponsored by Seattle Garden Club. See http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/events.htm.

WEDNESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER SLIDE PRESENTATION UW,BURKE MUSEUM 7 PM
"Wild Wings: Owls to woodpeckers," photographer, Paul Banning, whose work has appeared in several books and recently in Pacific Northwest Magazine, on interpretive signs in parks around the nation, in the Seattle Audubon's Birdnote program, and as contributions to Conservation Northwest and the North Cascades Institute. For more information, see http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/events/lectures.php.

THURSDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER ELISABETH MILLER LECTURE UW,MEANY HALL 7:30 PM
"The Romance of Chinese Plants: Their role in art, literature, symbolism and everyday life," Peter Valder. For information on reserving tickets see http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/.

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A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ....
September 28-October 1, the Pacific NW-International Society for Arboriculture's 27th Annual Training Conference, "Windows Into Tree Care." See http://www.pnwisa.org/conference.html for complete agenda and registration form.
October 1, 0 a.m.-3 p.m. Arboretum Foundation Fall Bulb and Plant Sale. Sunday, October 1, Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center.
October 4. HOLD THE DATE for the annual CFR Autumn Barbecue on Wednesday, October 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Don't forget to put it on your home calendars, too -- we'd love for you to bring your spouse/partner and children. (It's not to soon to start thinking about which wonderful appetizer or dessert you want to bring to share; if you have any questions, contact Sally at 5-0952.)

CFR WELCOMES LAUREN FORTUNE AND CHONGMIN PARK
A warm welcome to Lauren Fortune, UWBG's new Rental Program Supervisor and Facilities Coordinator. She comes to us from NW Youth Services in Bellingham; prior to that she worked for many years in donor relations at the UW and at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She brings strong management and administrative experience as well as marketing and public relations skills and is happy to be back at the UW. She replaces Becky Johnson, who ran the UWBG rental program for many years. A warm welecome also to Visiting Scientist Chongmin Park. He is from Chonbuk National University, Korea, and will be here until July 31, 2007. Peter Schiess is his sponsor. He will be "adding to his expertise in the area of soil erosion and its interaction with forest operations, notably roads and harvest operation."

W.G. REED ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP
The College is pleased to announce the receipt of funding for a new fellowship, The W.G. Reed Endowed Fellowship in Sustainable Resource Sciences. The endowment will be matched with a State of Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board Match of 2006, and will invest in the UW Treasury's Consolidated Endowment Fund this October with the initial award in Spring Quarter 2007. The endowment will be funded through the generosity of members of the Simpson family via the Seattle Foundation. This latest gift from the Simpson family will carry on a tradition of financial support and involvement spanning nearly 100 years. The fellowship is intended to extend the science of global sustainability by focusing on complex ecological, economic, and social issues relating to the stewardship and restoration of natural and managed forested environments while advancing society's ability to generate timely and useful solutions to complex and often contentious natural resource problems.

NEW PUBLICATION BY CFR FACULTY: THE STORY OF THE APPLE
Join UW Botanic Gardens Director David Mabberley and the staff of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library on October 26 for the North American launch of "The Story of the Apple." The book, co-authored by Professor and UWBG Director David Mabberley and Barrie Juniper, University of Oxford, reveals the solution to a long-standing puzzle ? Where did the apple come from, and why is the familiar, large, sweet cultivated apple so different from all other wild apple species with their bitter, cherry-sized fruits?" From earthquakes in Tian Shan, to the eating habits of bears and horses, to the multiple virtues of cider, "The Story of the Apple," published by Portland, OR's Timber Press, describes the fascinating history of one of America's favorite fruits. An autograph signing will follow the talk and copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, proceeds to benefit the Elisabeth C. Miller Library.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS, AUGUST 2006
Total amount = $137,226
"Application of 3/2 Law to Young-Forest/Marginal NSO Habitat on the Olympic Experimental State Forests"; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; PI: John Calhoun
"Investigation and Analysis of Spatial Strategies for Non-Spatial Alternatives"; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; PI: John Calhoun
"Predicting Seed Germination in the Sediments of Lake Mills after Removal of The Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River"; sponsor: National Park Service; PI: Kern Ewing
"Available Functional Large Woody Debris (AFLWD) Model Implementation"; sponsor: Family Forest Foundation; PI: Bruce Lippke
"Mapping the Distribution of Burrowing Shrimp and their Interaction with Oyster Aquaculture in Willapa Bay, Washington"; sponsor: Washington State University; PI: Miranda Wecker
"Can Microsite Conditions Affect Native Prairie Restoration?"; sponsor: USDI National Park Service; PI: Darlene Zabowski

NEON'S INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND EDUCATION PLAN NOW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
The latest draft of the NEON Integrated Science and Education Plan is now available online for comment. A rapi response from the community can influence the final NEON plan. Comments received by September 7, 2006 will be especially useful as NEON, Inc. and the National Science Foundation will be working to make additional decisions about the design of NEON before September 15th. See the report and respond via the comment form. The plan is available at http://www.neoninc.org.

UW PURCHASES U-DISTRICT'S SAFECO BUILDING
A chief outcome of the recently negotiated purchase by the UW of the University District's Safeco Building, according to UW President Mark Emmert, "will be more available space on campus for teaching and research as administrative units are relocated to the Safeco building. The purchase also will enable the UW to consolidate in the University District programs and operations that currently are scattered in leased space throughout the city, bringing these activities in much closer proximity to the UW. The purchase includes the prominent Safeco Tower plus three adjacent low-rise buildings totaling 510,546 square feet, two parking garages with 727 stalls, a residential building with 29 units, and two surface parking lots. The UW will purchase the property for $130 million, financed by debt the UW will issue. Money the UW is currently paying for rent will instead be applied to servicing the debt. Safeco will lease back the property through December 2007, when it will move downtown. UW units will begin moving into the property in early 2008. The UW currently leases 1.2 million square feet of space throughout the city. Over time, as the cost of rent increases, moving units into an office building it owns will result in considerable cost savings to the UW. Moreover, the purchase allows the UW to acquire space in the University District at a cost significantly lower than new construction on or near campus. From a financial perspective, this transaction simply makes great sense."

CFR IN THE MEDIA
A number of stories this week concern the City of Seattle's newly announced urban forestry plan. See "Seattle losing trees to concrete and views?," with quote from Faculty Chair and Professor of Land Use Planning Gordon Bradley; a Washington Post article, "Tree-planting drive seeks to bring a new urban cool," citing the research of Research Scientist Kathy Wolf; and "An urban forest plan to keep Emerald City green," with quote by alumnus Jeff Bash ('99). Other alums with recent media mention include Jeanette Dorner ('99), "Restoring a river and its salmon habitat"; Affiliate Assistant Professor Robert Van Pelt ('95), "Eureka! New tallest living thing discovered"; and Colleen Ponto ('81), "St. Edward Playground."

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KUDOS

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 9

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING September 3. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

22 APRIL- 3 SEPTEMBER LANDSCAPES EXHIBIT HENRY ART GALLERY
"Systematic Landscapes," an art exhibit by Maya Lin, focuses on a trio of large-scale sculptural installations that offer a different means for viewers to encounter and comprehend the landscape. Exhibit complements the Confluence Project, a collaboration between Lin, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Lewis and Clark Commemorative Committee of Vancouver/Clark County, and the Friends of Lewis and Clark of Pacific County. The models and designs on view mark sites of contact along the Columbia River between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. See http://www.henryart.org/ex/mayalin.htm.

THURSDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER PUGET SOUND SPEAKER SERIES SEATTLE, REI 7-9 PM
People For Puget Sound 2006-07 Speaker Series: Keeping the Sound Alive, "Sound Stories," Brenda Peterson, novelist and nature writer. See http://www.pugetsound.org/index/siteevent-details-action/id.202. For event information or reservations: Lynne Jordan, 206.382.7007, ljordan@pugetsound.org, or http://www.pugetsound.org.

SATURDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP CSF AT PACK FOREST EATONVILLE,WA
"Ecological Forestry on Small Woodlands: Maximizing ecological benefits and income," sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest (CSF-PF), Northwest Certified Forestry, the Nisqually River Council, and the Nisqually Land Trust. See http://www.packforest.org/events for agenda and to register.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ....
September 28-October 1, the Pacific NW-International Society for Arboriculture's 27th Annual Training Conference, "Windows Into Tree Care." Participants from the College include Gordon Bradley, who will give the keynote address,"Seeing the Functional Urban Forest for the Well Tended Tree," and Don Hanley, who along with Washington State's forest pathologist Dan Omdal, will present a session on "Native Forest Remanant Management." See http://www.pnwisa.org/conference.html for complete agenda and registration form.
October 1, 2006, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Arboretum Foundation Fall Bulb and Plant Sale. Hundreds of spring-blooming bulb selections, companion plants, and garden accessories will be available on Sunday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Washington Park Arboretums (WPA) Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA. Bulb selections will include daffodils, tulips, crocus, alliums, peonies, cyclamen, heirloom varieties, and edibles including garlic, with dozens of new varieties added for this years sale. A complete list is available at www.arboretumfoundation.org. Shoppers will also find ferns, hostas, perennials, shrubs, and other plants, plus bulb fertilizers, mole/vole busters, garden gloves, and containers. WPA members can shop early at the member pre-sale (bulbs only), Saturday, September 30, from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call 206.325.4510 or visit http://www.arboretumfoundation.org. Parking and admission are free; the sale benefits WPA.

COLLEGE WELCOMES NEVADA SMITH, ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIR
A warm welcome to Nevada Smith, who will be serving the College in the position of Assistant to the Chair, beginning September 1st. A long-time UW staff member, Nevada's most recent assignment was as Manager of Program Operations and Grants Manager for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She has also worked for the UW Board of Regents as Assistant Secretary and Staff Assistant. Nevada's offices is in Winkenwerder 104A ? she can be contacted by phone at 3-3507 and by email at nevada@u.washington.edu. Stop by her office and introduce yourself and welcome Nevada to the CFR staff!

CORRECTION TO STRAIGHT GRAIN ITEM RE: COLLEGE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The membership list of the recently appointed College Curriculum Committee should have included Jim Agee as a member. For complete membership list, mission, and committee charge, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/internal/committees/committees/ComteAcademic.html.

CFRAA E NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE ON LINE
For the latest College of Forest Resources Alumni Association Newsletter, see http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/200608/index.html.

UW PARTICIPATES IN NRC SURVEY ON ASSESSMENT OF RESEARCH-DOCTORATE PROGRAMS
The UW will be participating in the 2006 National Research Council (NRC) assessment of research-doctorate programs. The NRC conducted its last assessment of doctoral programs in 1995 and has revised its methods substantially for 2006. The assessment will provide benchmarking data on graduate programs throughout the U.S. and will result in ratings of graduate program quality. The data will be published in an online, searchable database available to the public. The NRC assessment requires the collection of specific data from the institution, academic programs, faculty members, and graduate students. Data will be collected throughout 2006 through questionnaires developed for each of these constituencies. The Graduate School is serving as Institutional Coordinator for this project, and will assist departments in their responses. The Office of Institutional Studies and the UW Data Warehouse are also assisting in the data tabulation. NRC will administer four surveys; institutional, program, faculty, and admitted to candidacy students. Coordinator for the UW is Suzanne Ortega, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. The UW has created a web site with information concerning the UW response and timetable, with links to the NRC questionnaires and other information; see http://www.grad.washington.edu/nrc/. The importance of the survey was stressed in a recent email from UW Provost Phyllis Wise: "The results of this survey will be our legacy for the next ten years. As the National Academy Press stated in an article that referred to the ... 1995 NRC study, 'It was widely accepted, quoted, and utilized as an authoritative source of information on the quality of doctoral programs.'"

UW BENEFITS OFFICE SEMINARS
Learn more about the array of benefits available to you and register for upcoming events and seminars in this week's edition of the Benefits and WorkLife Update. The Benefits Office's new web-friendly .pdf format allows you to easily print and share information on upcoming events, seminars, and special offers with coworkers and family members.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Recent CFR stories in the media include a story in The Lake Oswego Review on alumna Noelle Studer ('03) who is currently the sustainability coordinator for Portland Community College. Noelle graduated from CFR with a dual masters in Forest Resources (with Kathy Wolf) and an MPA from the Evans School). See "PCC ready to roll with C-Rise."
An Oregonian article quotes Jim Agee; see "Why is Sisters burning?: Bugs, global warming, and plain bad luck are among the likely culprits fueling fires, experts say."
.And a Missouri Valley Times article cites the work of Kathy Wolf; see "Do we need trees lining our streets?",
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KUDOS

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm