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September 2007

The Straight Grain
Volume 24, 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 .

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 29. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION DOUGLAS CLASSRM 10 AM-1 PM
"Five Easy Septs to Better Soil,", Christina Pfeiffer, horticulturalist. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

SATURDAY, 29 SPETEMBER UW FOCUS THE NATION MEETING OSB 425 10 AM-4 PM
UW Focus the Nation All-Hands Organizing Meeting for Global Warming Solutions for America. Contact Rehana Lanewala or see http://depts.washington.edu/uwfocus/. See also article below in ANNOUNCEMENTS.

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER-3 OCTOBER FORESTRY CONFERENCE TORONTO,ONT
International Congress, "A Global Vision of Forestry in the 21st Century."

MONDAY, 1 OCTOBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLD 292 4-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference, "Mating Gene: The last barrier in the speciation (reproductive isolation) of smut fungi?," Xiaodong Bao, Washington State University.

TUESDAY, 2 OCTOBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30 AM
"Dirt: The erosion of civilizations," Dave Montgomery, UW Earth and Space Sciences.

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 1-4 OCTOBER FOREST ENG CONFERENCE MT TREMBLAND, QUEBEC
Third Forest Engineering Conference, "Sustainable Forest Operations: The future is now.".

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, 3-27 OCTOBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUC UWBG,CUH
"Home Project Garden Design," 5-session series, Doug Rice, landscape architect. Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER CIG SEMINAR JISAO CONFERENCE RM 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "A One-dimensional Water Temperature Model for Branched River Systems," John Yearsley, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering.

THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER FISHERIES SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
"Rivers, Tides, Diatoms, Oysters, Invasive Crabs, and Fortran: Biophysical coupling in recent models of the Northwest coast and estuaries," Neil Banas, UW School of Oceanography.

THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER CFR SALMON BARBECUE CFR COURTYARD 4-6 PM
Come one and all, bring your familes, announce it in your classes! Luke Rogers and Matt McLaughlin are doing the honors at the fire again, so we can count on the usual sumptuous feast. You are asked to bring a contribution to go with the salmon, corn on the cob, and beverages that the Dean is providing. To simplify the decision-making process, here is what we would like you to do: If your name starts with A - G, bring an appetizer. If it starts with H - P, bring a side dish. If it starts with Q - Z, bring a dessert. (But if your absolutely most-favorite thing is in a different category, we'll be glad for you to bring the most-favorite! Contact Sally Morgan, 5-0952, slm@u.washington.edu, with questions.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, 4-5 OCTOBER AWRA-WA CONFERENCE SEATTLE,MOHAI 8 AM-4 PM
2007 American Water Resources Association-WA Annual Conference, "Transboundary Water Resources of Washington State and British Columbia."

FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER FOSEP SEMINAR HUB 106B 11 AM
Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (FOSEP) Seminar Series, "Indirect Truths: Research and public scholarship in the nation's capital," Matthew Nisbet, American University.

FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER FOSEP SEMINAR SEATTLE, PACIFIC SCI CTR 7 P M
Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (FOSEP) Seminar Series, "Speaking Science 2.0," Matthew Nisbet, American University; and Chris Mooney, journalist.

FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER LINNAEUS LECTURE KANE 120 7:30 PM
"Linnaeus Celebration Lecture," Magnus Liden, Curator of Linnaeus gardens at Sweden's Uppsala Botanical Garden. One of several events worldwide celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl von Linne, known as Linnaeus, who devised the Latin binomial classification system for plants. Sponsored by the Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA), general admission $10; NPA members, students, and faculty free with ID. For related events at UWBG see ANNOUNCEMENTS, below.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam Seminar, October 9, 2007, 7-8:50 p.m., Burke Museum. "Defining the Yellowstone to Yukon Corridor," Louisa Wilcox, Natural Resources Defense Council and Penelope Pierce, US Regional Director, Y2Y Conservation Initiative. Sponsored by the Program on the Environment, the Burke Museum, the Canadian Studies Program, the Canadian Consulate, the College of Forest Resources, Mountaineers Books, and the Wilburforce Foundation The seminar series, also offered for credit as ENVIR 450A: Special Topics will be held every Tuesday evening, from October 9th - December 4th. All presentations will be at the Burke Museum, except for the October 23 event with exhibit photographer Florian Schulz, which will be held at Town Hall. Seminars are open to the public.
Pacific Connections Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony, October 11, 2007, 11:30 a.m., Washington Park Arboretum. Presented by UWBG, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the Arboretum Foundation, the ceremony will begin at Rhododendron Glen on Arboretum Drive with the carrying of a carved cedar column for the new interpretive shelter in a short procession to the site of the garden. RSVP at 206.325.4510 or gvc@arboretumfoundation.org.
At the Crossroads Conference,"Sustaining Oregon's Forests in a Rapidly Changing World," November 6-7, 2007, OSU, Corvallis, OR.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN SEPTEMBER 2007
"PNW-CESU Support"; PI: Gordon Bradley; sponsor: USDI National Park Service; $27,718.
"A Special History Study for Lewis and Clark National Historical Park"; PI: Douglas Deur; sponsor USDI National Park Service; amount: $15,000.
"Individual Recognition of People by American Crows"; PI: John Marzluff; sponsor: Department of Defense, Defense Advance Research Projects Agency; amount: $183,798.
"Re-establishment of the Pacific Northwest Exotic Plant Pest Council"; PI: Sarah Reichard; sponsor: USDI National Park Service; amount: $18,000.
"Linkages between Habitat Quality and Spring Chinook Spawning Site Selection in the Yakima River"; PI: Christian Torgersen; sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; amount $96,118.
"Designing Urban Open Space with Ecological and Economic Goals: Protecting areas of contiguous habitat"; PI: Sandor Toth; sponsor USDA Forest Service; amount: $16,500.

ELISABETH MILLER LIBRARY LINNAEAN TERCENTENARY DISPLAY
In conjunction with events celetrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Linnaeaus, UWBG's Elisabeth C. Miller Library, is displaying key books recording his works and life, along with specimens of plants he named from the Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium, posters of Swedish postal stamps created in his honor, and the Linnean Medal awarded to UWBG director David Mabberley in 2006. A concurrent display of books and other materials from the Linnean Society will be on display at the Seattle Public Library's Central Branch. Both displays will be available for viewing through mid-October.

COLLEGE'S UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS GROWING
Fall Quarter 2007 first day enrollment in the College's undergraduate programs shows an increase of 21.7% for the Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) major and 5.4% for the Paper Science and Engineering (PSE) major. With the recent restructuring of the ESRM major to allow for transcripted options in Landscape Ecology and Conservation, Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture, Sustainable Forest Management, and Wildlife Conservation, further growth is expected.

LOCKWOOD FUND FOR PROGRAM ADVANCEMENT SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Chelsea Gill and Anjel Gerard Wahlman, undergraduates in the ESRM prgroam participated in the 2007 Summer Program on Chinese Language and Culture in Taiwan at National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), thanks to funding from the Lockwood Endowed Fund for Program Enhancement. Two CFR students have participated in the program during the past two summers. The exchanges result from the memorandum of understanding that created a sister college relationship between CFR and the Taiwanese university. Anjel reports in a recent communication to Dean Bare, "Taiwan was the most amazing place ... the people were always welcoming, especially all of my professors and counselors at NCHU. The campus is gorgeous and the Forestry Department, astounding --so much research with experimental forests and an agricultural greenhouse ... I wanted to let you know how thankful I am for this opportunity. I feel like a different person; my perspective on life has changed. I won't ever forget Taiwan, its people will stay in my heart forever!"

UW FOCUS THE NATION EVENT
The UW community is invited to participate in the UW Focus the Nation Event, a day to address problems and solutions of global warming. Over the next decade, critical policy decisions concerning climate change will be made with irreversible consequences for the future. We owe ourselves and the planet a day of national, focused, non-partisan discussion of the decisions to be made in the next 10 years, decisions that will profoundly affect the future of all human generations to follow. On January 31, 2008 join groups from across the UW campus and the greater Seattle community, and political leaders to turn the conversation about global warming toward constructive engagement. Consider either having your group participate in UW Focus the Nation, or if your group is planning its own event, to coordinate your event with other events in Seattle. An organizing meeting will occur on September 29th in the Ocean Sciences Building to discuss the structure of the UW event, to seek your engagement in planning the day, and to discuss how we can coordinate with other events in Seattle. Whether you are interested in attending Focus the Nation in January, or would like to volunteer/participate in the planning of the UW event, register online.

UW LIBRARIES GIS LAB
Maureen Nolan, Forest Resources Librarian, sends along the following reminder: "The UW Libraries has a GIS Lab located on the ground floor of Suzzallo with 20 computers with ArcGIS 9.2 software. The lab is open 20 hours/week during academic quarters (closed interims and Summer Quarter). Although several academic departments provide labs with GIS software (as do the General Access labs in Mary Gates Hall and Odegaard Library), the Libraries GIS Lab is staffed by knowledgable individuals who can answer questions about the software and who can assist with locating and manipulating data for integration into a GIS project. Send questions about the lab, available data, or GIS projects to gis@lib.washington.edu."

SAFECAMPUS PROJECT
New phone lines, called SafeCampus phone lines, have been established for reporting any concern about potential or emerging threats of violence on the UW campus, and a new Web page gathering together information and resources from campus and beyond, is now available. The SafeCampus phone lines are:
For the Seattle campus, 206-685 SAFE (7233)
For UW Bothell: 425-352-SAFE (7233)
For UW Tacoma, 253-692 SAFE (7233)
See also University Week article on the SafeCampus project.

YALE PROGRAM DOCUMENTS RE FOREST CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT
The Yale Program on Forest Policy and Governance (YPFPG) has posted their report and accompanying appendices on "Assessing USGBC's Forest Certification Policy Options" on their website. Also included is a report on the Life Cycle Analysis of wood and other bio-based materials. The purpose of these reports is to aid the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in developing policies for forest certification and the use of wood and other bio-based materials in LEED certified buildings. These reports are currently open for comment. See documents at . Comments are welcome by all parties. Please send your comments directly to Yale University by October 15, 2007.

UW HUMAN RESOURCES TEMPORARY QUARTERS IN BLODEL HALL
Dean Bare writes, "You have probably heard rumors or seen evidence that UW Human Resources is presently moving into the space formerly occupied by the Forest Resources Branch Library in Bloedel 60. I know this raises lots of questions and I will try to address them here. The UW has determined that the Brooklyn Building, where many Human Resources personnel have been housed, is no longer fit for occupancy. They wanted to hold out until other space became available (due to the UW Tower acquisition), but realized that won't be soon enough. So the space in Bloedel, which the Provost had not reassigned after the library moved to Allen, was identified as a good interim solution. I believe they will be here for about a year. However, there should be minimal impact on our operations. Another aspect is the bid that the College made to have the space converted to an active learning center. We still think this is a great idea and it had lots of momentum until Capital and Space Projects Office came back with the evaluation of what it would take to make the space ADA compliant. Accessibility issues were so complex that the price tag was inflated by a factor of several times and the cost precluded a positive decision. Other units on campus have expressed interest in the space as well, but the Provost is unwilling to commit the kind of funds necessary for any of these projects, so the space remains in the portfolio of that office. We will continue to seek permanent assignment of the Bloedel space to our College. We have included this in the annual plan that we present to the Provost each year. Improvements made in Bloedel 60 to accomodate HR will serve our purposes well once the space is permanently assigned to our College."

ALUMNI UPDATES
Deborah Rogers ('87 MS) is an assistant research geneticist at UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment, Genetic Resources Conservation Program, , studying the spatial patterns of genetic variation in naturally occurring plant species.
John Bollig ('91 BS) graduated from the Oregon Health Science University School Of Medicine with an MD and is in family practice in Carbondale, IL.
Jan Zientek ('92 MS) is a program coordinator with the Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension Essex County Rutgers Urban Gardening Program in Newark, NJ.
Nicole Hollatz ('04 BS) is a planner for Washington's Skamania County.
Olivia Cussen ('04 BS) is a senior guide and co-director for Northwest Mountain School, in Leavenworth, WA.
The school specializes in adventure travel programs in the Pacific Northwest U.S., Canada, and Alaska.
Melody Abel ('04 BS) is a Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crew supervisor for the WA Department of Ecology. The WCC was established in 1983 as a job training program for young adults between the ages of 18-25 and continues the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. The program provides work experience and skills for projects that support conservation, rehabilitation, and enhancement of Washington's natural, historic, environmental, and recreational resources.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For two recent grizzly bear stories featuring CFR alum Chris Serveen ('75 MS), grizzly recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, see "Wandering grizzly encourages bear advocates," Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and "Whitebarks and grizzlies," Casper (WY) Star Tribune.

KUDOS
Kudos to Sally Brown who has been notified that she is a recipient of an EPA Clean Water Act Award for a project that she initiated using municipal biosolids to grow canola to produce biodiesel. The project is a partnership of UW, King County, and Natural Selection Farms in Sunnyside, WA. See
King County press release for more information.

Send in your 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) l http://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 23, 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 .

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 23. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLD 292 4-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference, " Role of RdRP in Plant Antiviral Defense ," Sanchita Halda, Washington State University.

MONDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER SCIENCE ON TAP LECTURE 3RD PLACE BOOKS 7 PM Ravenna Third Place Books, in conjunction with UW's Forum on Science Ethics and Policy, presents " The Botany of Chocolate ," Alfredo Gomez-Beloz, UW
Department of Epidemiology

TUESDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER FALL PLANNING RETREAT LK WA ROWING CLUB 7:45 AM
CFR Fall Retreat, Lake Washington Rowing Club on the Ship Canal in Fremont, 910 N Northlake Way, a block east of the Fremont Bridge (not west, Google map is incorrect). See agenda at online . More details in ANNOUNCEMENTS below. RSVP to Sally Morgan .

TUESDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER TOWN HALL LECTURE TOWN HALL, SEATTLE 7:30 PM
" Bill Ruckelshaus on Puget Sound."

TUESDAY-FRIDAY, 25-28 SEPTEMBER RESTORATION CONFERENCE YAKIMA, WA
2007 Joint Conference of Society for Ecological Restoration - Northwest Chapter (SERNW) and Society of Wetland Scientists .

THURSDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER CIG SEMINAR JISAO CONFERENCE RM 1:30-3 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Quarterly Climate and 5-Year Plan Updates," Ed Sarachik and Nate Mantua, Center for Science in the Earth System.

THURSDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER FISHERIES SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
"Confronting Uncertainties in Pacific Salmon Fisheries with Science and Policy," Carrie Holt, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

FRIDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER PHD DEFENSE FISH SCI 203 8:30 AM
"Fluvial Sediment Influences on Floodplain Soil Biogeochemistry," Scott Bechtold, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and The Water Center. See http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/?FSH for location.

SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 10 AM-1 PM
"Five Easy Septs to Better Soil,", Christina Pfeiffer, horticulturalist. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html .

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
CFR barbecue October 4, 2007 , 4-6 p.m. BLO-AND-WINK Courtyard. Luke Rogers and Matt McLaughlin are doing the honors at the fire again, so we can count on the usual sumptuous feast. Plan to attend, put it in your notes to invite students, ask your family to join the fun -- the more the merrier!
" Linnaeus Celebration Lecture ," Magnus Liden, Curator of the Linnaeus gardens at Sweden's Uppsala Botanical Garden, Friday, October 5, 2007 , 7:30 p.m., Kane Hall. Part of several events worldwide celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl von Linne, known as Linnaeus, who devised the Latin binomial classification system for plants. Sponsored by the Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA), general admission $10; NPA members, students, and faculty free with ID.

CFR FALL PLANNING RETREAT
Details about the retreat agenda and parking include: The morning is an all-College session; a faculty discussion will follow lunch. Gene Duvernoy, President and founder, Cascade Land Conservancy, will give keynote talk on "The Role of Natural Resource Organizations in Sustaining a Healthy Society: Remaining relevant in a changing world." See update on the College's strategic plan. Parking is limited in the vicinity and not free (2 hour parking on the streets, using pay stations or one of the pay lots in the vicinity). There is 4 hour (maximum) parking at GasWorks park (a 10-15 minute walk east). Parking in the neighborhood's residential areas has restrictions for vehicles without area permits. See map for location of pay lots. The distance from the College to the facility is two miles via Northlake Way, so walking may be a reasonable option if you drive to campus. If you want to take the bus, either from your home or from campus, the area is served by routes 5, 26, 28, 31, 46, and 74.

STAFF NEWS
Faculty Chair Gordon Bradley, writes "I am happy to report that Amanda Davis has applied for and accepted the graduate student advisor position in CFR, recently left vacant by Jeff Aken's departure to work for the Cascade Land Conservancy. And in the same breath, am sad to report that Amanda will not be providing the great service to the faculty through the Office of the Chair that she has done so well for the past two years. Our sincere thanks and appreciation go out to Amanda for her dedication to the faculty......which we will no doubt enjoy in her new working relationship with the faculty. We have begun the search process for Amanda's replacement, which we hope to fill very soon. In the meantime direct questions to Nevada Smith . Student helper Troy Lane is working in the Chair's office; Troy is an ESRM undergraduate student and he will be providing many of the general office administration support previously provided by Amanda."
In other staff news, the College extends a warm welcome to staff members: Allen Brookes, Senior Computer Specialist, based in Corvallis, who will be working with Josh Lawler; and UWGB staff Keith Ferguson, Dorian Tremaine, and Tim Doub, all of whom formerly had an hourly appointments and now have permanent staff appointments. Welcome all!

IN MEMORIAM
In a recent issue of the Straight Grain we reported the loss of alum Dean Rae Berg. A memorial gathering has now been scheduled. "A Celebration of Dean's Life," will be held Sunday, October 7, 2007 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 3801 W Government Way in Seattle. Once inside the park, there are signs pointing towards Daybreak Star. RSVP to Sono Hashisaki . Downloadable map and directions: http://unitedindians.org/daybreak_directions.html .
In other tragic news, Tim Larson, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering writes: "It is with enormous sadness that I write to inform you that our doctoral student colleague and friend, Tim Brown, died in an auto accident early Saturday. Tim transfered to our department in autumn quarter 2002 from the College of Forest Resources where he received both his baccalaureate and MS degrees. Tim was working with Steve Burges on gravel bed sediment transport and had passed his PhD general examination in June 2006. Tim touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. I will let you know at a future date about any additional planned services or remembrance opportunities." See obituary notice in the Yakima Herald.

NW ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM HOLDS SESSION ON FOREST LANDS AND BIODIVERSITY
The College's NW Environmental Forum conducted another successful discussion on the topic "Retaining Threatened Working Forest Lands and Enhancing Biodiversity" this week. Meeting in the UW HUB were 95 representatives from groups such as:
Conservation: Bullitt Foundation, Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands, Washington Forest Protection Association, Audubon Society, Cascade Land Conservancy, Pacific Forest Trust, Skagit Land Trust, Nisqually Land Trust, Evergreen Forest Trust, Northwest Natural Resource Group, Conservation Fund, Washington Forest Law Center, Washington State Conservation Commission, Columbia Land Trust, Conservation Northwest.
Timberland Owners and Investors: Weyerhaeuser, Sierra-Pacific Industries, Hancock Timber Resource Group, Forest Capital Partners, Forest Legacy Investments, Washington Farm Forestry Association, Family Forest Foundation, American Forest Resource Council, Green Crow, Green Diamond Resource Company, Murray Pacific Corporation, R&A Investment Forestry, Trillium Corporation, Merrill & Ring, Inc.
Government Agencies: USDA Forest Service, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Skagit County, Snohomish County, King County, Washington State Department of Trade and Economic Development, Washington State University, Washington State Association of Counties.
Legislative Staff: Washington State Democratic Caucus, and Senate Ways and Means, Senate Natural Resources, Oceans and Recreation, Senate Capital Budget, and House Capital Budget Committees.
The purpose of the Forum was to solicit ways that the College can best contribute new ideas and solutions as it embarks on studies commissioned by the 2007 Washington State Legislature. The goals of the studies are: 1) to seek new ways to enhance biodiversity from our working forest lands, and 2) to seek new ways to incentivize landowners to retain their working forests when confronted with competing land use proposals. The College is to recommend ways to retain the highest valued working forest lands at risk of conversion to nonforest uses. The College was also asked to consult with the WA State Department of Natural Resources prior to the DNR's purchase of working forests in support of a plan to preserve the core of Blanchard Mountain in Skagit County. The College's study team gathered many excellent suggestions from the attendees.
Says Forum leader and CFR Visiting Committee Chair Brian Boyle, "The reaction of the diverse participants to the Forum over the past three years has been uniformly appreciative of the College and UW efforts to infuse the usual and generally political dialogue about natural resources with a basis in science. The Legislature has responded with money for studies that will advance that dialogue and inform policy makers about future actions. We are pretty confident that the UW will see additional proposals from the Legislature for College and UW research. It's been a gratifying break for many participants to be able to encounter one another in a different venue than the regulatory arena or the courts and discover that they have some mutual goals that the UW can help advance."

PACIFIC CONNECTIONS HOLLY RELOCATION PROJECT
Fred Hoyt reports on the progress of the Arboretum's Pacific Connections Holly Relocation project, "We have moved ten trees as of today. We should be done with the large trees by the end of the week and the small ones by next week." The holly relocation project includes tree removal, clearing of invasive weeds and underbrush, regrading and construction of three beds using existing and amended soils, path realignment and irrigation coupler line installed, and transplanting of over 30 Ilex specimens from new Pacific Connection Garden site.See University Week article for more on the Arboretum's holly collection. For more information on the Pacific Connections project, see http://depts.washington.edu/wpa/pacific_connections.html .

UW ACCEPTING FACULTY PROPOSALS FOR EXPLORATION SEMINARS
Exploration Seminars are month-long, global study experiences that take place during Early Fall Start - late August to late September. These intensive learning opportunities are jointly sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of International Programs and Exchanges, and the Comparative History of Ideas Program. Exploration Seminars offer in-depth treatments of particular themes or lines of inquiry, generally at the 300- to 400-level, that place learning in a global context. They offer you and your students the chance to study a topic intensively within a learning community. In 2008, the program plans to offer as many as 40 Exploration Seminars, funded on a self-sustaining basis, each with 15-20 students. Exploration Seminars are 5-credit courses open to all continuing students. Faculty from all UW disciplines and from all three campuses are encouraged to apply. Two information sessions will be offered for those considering submitting proposals: October 11th and 12th at 3 p.m. in CMU 65. For more information, contact Max Savishinsky . For descriptions of programs offered in previous years, additional proposal writing suggestions, and further information about the Exploration Seminar program, see http://depts.washington.edu/explore .

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PARKS
For a recent publication from the Trust for Public Lands, see " The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and their Communities Fit and Healthy ." The booklet highlights the substantial health and environmental benefits of trees, forests, and parks, and is intended to help professionals and volunteers make the case that trees and parks are wise investments.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR RESERVING ANDERSON 22 AND 207, BLOEDEL 292
Please note the new email address for reserving rooms Anderson 22 and 207 (Forest Club Room) and Bloedel 292. The new email address is
cfr-reservations@u.washington.edu . For a limited period of time, mail to the previous address will be forwarded. All web references and links have now been updated.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Marco Boscolo (MS,'92) went on to get a doctorate in forest and environmental economics from the University of Padua. He is now a Forestry Officer (Economic Analysis) with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's Forest Policy Service, where he works in the area of financial mechanisms for sustainable forest management, economic issues relating to illegal logging, and the outlook study for Latin America.
Geoff McNaughton (PhD,'91) is Forestry Programs Supervisor, Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands.
Christina Garces (BS,'98) is a caseworker and cultural mediator with Community House Calls at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Juliet Haloulos (BS,'98) is a visiting instructor in mathematics and physics for the Center for Access and Transition at the University of Cincinnati.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
A September 19, 2007 KIRO-TV documentary, "Cold Facts about our Warm Planet," featured remarks by CFR's Dave Peterson, as well as other UW researchers. See KIRO website for information about the program and an extended on line interview with the UW's Philip Mote.
For a Seattle Times article featuring alum Sharon Collman ('72) and the Union Bay Natural Area, see " The more you know about bugs, the less they will bug you ."
For a reference to CORRIM/CFR research see Everett Herald article, " Everett's green building law means using local timber ."
And for continuing references to Kathy Wolf's urban forestry research, see Washington Post, " So Many People, So Few Trees ."

KUDOS
Send in your 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) l http://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 23, 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 .

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 14-15 SEPTEMBER NHS PLANT SALE MAGNUSON PK,SEATTLE
Northwest Horticultural Society Annual Fall Plant Sale .

SATURDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION WPA 9 AM-4 PM
"Nature Journaling," Heather A. Wallis Murphy. Register online .

MONDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER SALMON HOMECOMING FORUM GOLDEN GARDENS PK 8 AM-7 PM
Salmon Homecoming Forum and Potlatch Ceremony , "Taking Care of our Futures.

MONDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLD 292 4-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology videoconference, " The Hidden Diversity and Roles of Endophyte Fungi from Spotted Knapweed ," Alexey Shipunov, University of Idaho.

TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER SEATTLE SCIENCE LECTURE TOWN HALL 7:30 PM
" Coping with Natural Disasters ," Roger del Moral, UW Department of Biology.

WEDNESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER SEATTLE ARTS&LECTURES BENAROYA HALL 7:30 PM
" An Evening with Wangari Maathai ," environmentalist and Nobel Prize winner.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
College of Forest Resources Fall Planning Retreat: Save the Date! Tuesday, September 25, 2007 , at the Lake Washington Rowing Club on the Ship Canal in Fremont. The morning will be an all-College session; a faculty discussion will follow lunch. More details to come.
CFR barbecue October 4, 2007 , 4-6 p.m. AND-WINK-BLO Courtyard. Luke Rogers and Matt McLaughlin are doing the honors at the fire again, so we can count on the usual sumptuous feast. Plan to attend, put it in your notes to invite students, ask your family to join the fun -- the more the merrier!
" Linnaeus Celebration Lecture ," Magnus Liden, Curator of the Linnaeus gardens at Sweden's Uppsala Botanical Garden, Friday, October 5, 2007 , 7:30 p.m., Kane Hall. Part of several events worldwide celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl von Linne, known as Linnaeus, who devised the Latin binomial classification system for plants. Sponsored by the Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA), general admission $10; NPA members, students, and faculty free with ID.

SUSTAINING OUR NW WORLD WINTER LECTURE SERIES ANNOUNCED
The College and the UW Alumni Association has scheduled a Winter Quarter Lecture in the Sustaining our NW World Lecture Series. The lecture by Associate Professor Sarah Reichard will take place on February 7, 2007 in Kane 110, with reception to follow. The lecture topic will be Rare Plant Conservation in the Pacific Northwest.

RARE CARE PROGRAMS EXPAND TO NATIONAL FORESTS AND PARKS
Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care) staff and volunteers are collecting seeds from several rare and endemic alpine plants found in North Cascades, Mt. Rainier, and Olympic National Parks. The seeds will be held in the UW Botanic Gardens' Miller Seed Vault for ex situ conservation and research. Beginning in 2008, Rare Care will work with the National Park Service to monitor rare plant populations in North Cascades National Park. Rare Care is also working with Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest botanists to collect vouchers for sensitive plants. Some rare species can be readily verified using photographs that document key characteristics, but some species cannot be verified this way and require a voucher specimen for microscopic examination and measurement of key characters. The national forest specimens will be placed in the UW's Burke Museum Herbarium, http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/collections/herbarium/index.php. For information on Rare Care, including how to become a volunteer monitor or seed collector, see http://courses.washington.edu/rarecare/ .

ALUMNI UPDATES
John Zachara ('79, MS) went on to get a PhD in soil chemistry from WSU and is now Laboratory Research Fellow at US Department of Energy's (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. He was recently one of eight scientists recognized by DOE with the E.O. Lawrence Award honoring scientists and engineers at mid-career for exceptional contributions in research and development.
Mary Welborn ('79, BS) has been the park ranger at Bridle Trails State Park , located on the outskirts of Bellevue, WA, for over 20 years. She says, "At the insistence of one of her professors," she took the test for becoming a State Park Ranger.
Guy A. Cellier ('87, MS) went on to get a PhD at the University of Natal in South Africa and is founder and director of a 20-person professional forest management and consulting company, Forest Solutions, Inc. , in Paauilo, HI.
Evelyn Merrill ('87 PhD) is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Her research focuses on large mammals with emphasis on foraging and nutritional ecology of ungulates, plant-herbivore interactions, and landscape modifications on wildlife populations.
Roberto Ligasacch i ('87, MS) is sales manager for the Fontemorsi winery in Tuscany, Italy, of which he was a co-founder.
Jina Mariani ('89, MS) is the USDA Forest Service's Assistant National Wildlife Program Leader in Washington, DC.
Mike Gracz ('89, MS) is wetlands project manager for the Kenai Watershed Forum in Soldotna, AK.
Erkki Ikheimo ('89 MS) went on to get an MBA degree in Finland. He recently held a short term assignment as a consultant for the World Bank on Integrated Coastal Zone Management. He has worked as an international environmental and forestry consultant in several consulting firms, most recently with Finland's Pyry Environment Oy Company ( Soil and Water Ltd .).

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a Seattle, P-I interview with alum Janet Wainwright ('75) see " Fall Arts: Five Questions for Janet Wainwright ."
For a Seattle Times article referencing PhD wildlife student Brian Kertson, see " State's carnivore specialist helped people, cougars coexist .".

KUDOS
Send in your 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) l http://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 23, 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 .

FOR WEEKS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 8. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events

.FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 7-9 SEPTEMBER SALMON HOMECOMING WATERFRONT PK, SEATTLE
15th Annual Salmon Homecoming Ceremony , presented by the Salmon Homecoming Alliance, with major sponsorship support by King County, the Tulalip Tribes, Seattle Public Utilities, Muckleshoot Tribe, Seattle City Light, Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Lummi Nation, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, the Puget Sound Partnership, the Washington Forest Protection Association and the Seattle Aquarium.

SATURDAY, 8 SEPTEMER TILTH HARVEST FAIR MERIDIAN PK,SEATTLE 10 AM-4 PM
" Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair ," at Meridian Park in Wallingford, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, includes Seattle's original organic Farmer's Marketplace; live music and performances; urban mini dairy goats and city chickens; heirloom tomato tasting; chef demonstrations; garden and permaculture workshops; talks on bees, wildlife gardening, and rainwater harvesting; plants, tools, art, and more for sale.

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, 9-12 SEPTEMBER WOOD TESTING SYMPOSIUM DULUTH, MN
International Symposium, " Nondestructive Testing of Wood ."

MONDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLD 292 4-5 PM
" Oxylipin Signals Mediate Cross-talk in the Aspergillus-seed Pathosystem ," Marion Brodhagen, Western Washington University. WSU Plant Pathology videoconference seminar.

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 9-13 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL FOREST CONFERENCE PORTLAND,OR
World Forestry Center's Who Will Own the Forest Global Conference Series , "The Hunt for Forestland Investments Is Going Global."
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TUESDAY-THURSDAY, 11-13 SEPTEMBER CLIMATE INSTITUTE FRIDAY HARBOR,WA
Program on Climate Change Summer Institute 2007 , "Couplings between Changes in the Climate System and Biogeochemistry."

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, 13-14 SEPTEMBER BIOFUELS CONFERENCE GRESHAM, OR
NW Environmental Business Council Conference, " Business of Biofuels in the Pacific NW II ."

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 14-15 SEPTEMBER NHS PLANT SALE MAGNUSON PK,SEATTLE
Northwest Horticultural Society Annual Fall Plant Sale .

SATURDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION WPA 9 AM-4 PM
"Nature Journaling," Heather A. Wallis Murphy. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html .

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
College of Forest Resources Fall Planning Retreat: Save the Date! Tuesday, September 25, 2007 , at the Lake Washington Rowing Club on the Ship Canal in Fremont. The morning will be an all-College session; a faculty discussion will follow lunch. More details to come.
CFR barbecue Thursday, October 4 , 2007, 4-6 p.m. AND-WINK-BLO Courtyard. Luke Rogers and Matt McLaughlin are doing the honors at the fire again, so we can count on the usual sumptuous feast. Plan to attend, put it in your notes to invite students, ask your family to join the fun -- the more the merrier!
" Linnaeus Celebration Lecture ," Magnus Liden, Curator of the Linnaeus gardens at Sweden's Uppsala Botanical Garden, Friday, October 5, 2007 , 7:30 p.m., Kane Hall. Part of several events worldwide celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl von Linne, known as Linnaeus, who devised the Latin binomial classification system for plants. Sponsored by the Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA), general admission $10; NPA members, students, and faculty free with ID.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN AUGUST 2007
"Predicting Effects of Climate Change on Natural Disturbance in Forests: Alternative Futures in Olympic National Park"; PIs: Bob Edmonds and Christian Torgerson; sponsor: USDI U.S. Geological Survey; amount: $220,204.
"NASA Fellowship Grant"; PI: Jerry Franklin; sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration; amount: $55,500.
"Determining the Suitability of Candidate Biocontrol Agents for Gorse"; PI: Fritzi Grevstad; sponsor USDA Forest Service; amount: $138,848.
"Investigation of Barriers to Forest Resources for Fuel Production in Washington State"; PI: Rick Gustafson; sponsor: WA Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development; amount: $25,325.
"Self-Diagnosis of Public and Environmental Health Problems by Indigenous People in Suriname"; PI: Dan Peplow; sponsor: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; amount: $37,902.
"Agency Capacity for Open Space Collaboration"; PI: Clare Ryan; sponsore: USDA Forest Service; amount: $12,000.

CFR COLLABORATION WITH JACKSON CENTER AND PROGRAM ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Tom Hinckley is currently working with PoE and the Jackson School of International Studies' Canadian Studies Center on interdisciplinary projects: as a co-instructor, with Associate Professor Andrew Light, Philosopy, on PoE's ENVIR 450A course, "Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam"; and with PoE and the Canadian Studies Center on a Cross-Border Course, ENVIR 496, "Trans-Boundary Course on Forest, Streams, and Climate Change in the Okanogan/Okanagan Watershed." The Yellowstone to Yukon course is structured as a 2-credit seminar series open to the public. The Yellowstone to Yukon region, stretching across the northern mountain backbone of North America, is a wild land where grizzly bears roam, where wolves howl, and salmon and trout run in clear, cold streams. The proposed Yellowstone to Yukon corridor aims to maintain the great diversity of this region by connecting the public lands of this expanse through an array of conservation efforts. The seminars will explore the science, politics, people, and ethics behind this vision. Each Tuesday, invited speakers will share their perspective on the possibilities and the challenges of the corridor. See course web page for details about seminar speakers and topics as they emerge. The Trans-Boundary Course is one of several proposals that were awarded funding from the Canadian Studies Center to increase international research at the UW. Stay tuned for next week's Straight Grain for more examples of CFR interdisciplinary collaboration.

THE PINE BEETLE'S DEADLY MARCH THROUGH BC
For a Toronto Globe and Mail online feature (article and accompanying video) on the effects of the pine beetle on western Canadian forests, see the following story: "At night, you can hear them moving in the trees. They've swept through parks and golf courses and ranchland and caught thermal currents to fly on the jet stream. They've colonized an area 1,200 kilometres long and 575 kilometres wide, nearly the size of Sweden. They're about the same size as a grain of rice but can kill a tree 10 storeys high. And perhaps scariest of all, they're stealthy. One day, a tree looks fine. The next, it's been hit by nature's version of a drive-by shooting."

ALUMNI NEWS
Alumni updates from the classes of 1970 and 1978:
Arno Brune (BS '70) went on to get a PhD from the University of Florida and is now a professor of forest engineering at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Daniel Karpen (BS '70) went on to get an MBA at Adelphi University. He is a professional engineer with his own consulting business in New York state; much of his work has been in the development of energy conservation management plans in both the private and public sectors. He is also an inventor and has invented a neodymium oxide light bulb for automobile headlights, sold in stores across the country.
Tapio Mattila ('70 PhD) is Director of Sales and Marketing for Steveco Oy, Finland's leading port operator and the market leader in transport of products by Finnish wood-prosessing industries as well as transit cargos.
Howard M. Hoganson ('78 MS) went on to get his PhD at the University of Minnesota and is Professor there in in the Department of Forest Resources,.
Lezlie Murray ('78 BS) is Director of Begich Boggs Visitor Center in Alaska's Chugach National Forest Glacier Ranger District.
Krisanne Rice ('78 BS), after years working as recycling coordinator for the city of Sitka, Alaska now works as grant manager for SEARCHH , the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.
Albert Simard ('78 PhD) is the Director of Knowledge Strategies for Natural Resources Canada. He worked for 12 years as a research scientist for the Canadian Forest Service in the area of computer approaches to fire research.
Lloyd Skinne r ('78 MS) is the Northwest Regional Director for ESA Adolfson , a multidisciplinary consulting firm. His expertise is in project management, policy development, mitigation planning, and project implementation and negotiating complex environmental and land use permits for transportation, water, wastewater, and other infrastructure projects.
Jeannine Wirth ('78 BS) is Vice President for Strategic Planning, H.W. Lochner, Inc.. in Chicago, IL. For 60 years, H.W. Lochner, Inc. has been associated with transportation engineering innovation.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For more coverage of Kathy Wolf's urban forestry research, see Chicago Tribune article " What a tree is really worth ."

KUDOS
Kudos to CFR faculty appointed to endowed faculty positions: Tom Hinckley will hold the David R.M. Scott Endowed Professorship in Forest Resources, and Renata Bura will hold the Denman Professorship in Pulp and Paper Science. Both appointments are effective September 16, 2007 for a three year term which, based upon documented satisfactory performance, may be extended for a final period of two additional years.
Kudos to Development and Alumni Relations Director Tom Mentele, who was recently chosen as a member of UW's Office of Development and Alumni Relations 2007-08 Advancement Leadership Class.

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) l http://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