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The Straight Grain
Volume 35, Number 11

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul, cece@u.washington.edu, by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 25. Check out the SFR public events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER   UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION   UWBG,DOUGLAS   9 AM-4 PM
"Photography Workshop," Jennifer Leach, professional photographer.  See http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/education/classes.shtml?trumbaEmbed=view=event&eventid=90757670.

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, 26-29 SEPTEMBER    ISA-PNW CONFERENCE   TACOMA, WA
International Society of Arboriculture PNW Chapter 2010 Training Conference, "Life in the Trees."  SFR participants include Sarah Reichard and alum Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983).

MONDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER    EMMERT FAREWELL   SYLVAN THEATER    1:30-3 PM
Farewell to UW President Mark Emmert with remarks by Board of Regents Chair Herb Simon, Mark Emmert, and Phyllis Wise; followed by reception.

WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER  TECH FAIR/OPEN HOUSE   ODEGAARD   12-4 PM
Presentations and displays presented by UW Information Technology.  

THURSDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER   SAFS SEMINAR   102 FISH SCI   4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Columbia River Salmon: Who (or what) will save them?," John Williams, NOAA Fisheries.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER-3 OCTOBER   SACNAS CONF   ANAHEIM, CA
SACNAS National Conference, "Science, Technology, and Diversity for a Sustainable Future.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Monday, October 4, 2010, 3:30 p.m., Bagley 131, Wildlife Seminar, "Movements, survival, and resource selection of fishers translocated to Olympic National Park, Washington," Jeff Lewis, UW School of Forest Resources.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 8:30-9:20 p.m., Anderson 223, Water Seminar, "Saving Water Partnership," Arece Hampton, Seattle Public Utilities.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7 p.m., Food: Eating Your Environment, "Can Science and Technology Secure Global Food Resources?," Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue University.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m., T.S. McHughs, Science on Tap, "The Orphan Tsunami of 1700," Brian Atwater, UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences and US Geological Survey.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 4-6 p.m., Wink-And-Blo Courtyard. SFR's annual "Welcome Back From Summer Salmon Barbecue." Mark it on your calendars, tell your students, remind your spouse and kids, and plan to be there! Volunteers willing to help with setup and clean-up, contact Debbie Livingstone.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kane 130, UW Interim President Phyllis Wise will give annual address to the UW Community; The address will be webcast live on UWTV.org, http://www.uwtv.org/, and rebroadcast on UWTV. Prior to the event, you can post questions and comments at http://depts.washington.edu/presblog/.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 12-1 p.m., Kane 210, Fleagle Lecture, "Engineering Earth's Climate: Risks, limitations, and prospects," David Keith, University of Calgary.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., UW Red Square, Sustainability Summit, sponsored by the Campus Sustainability Fund.

TRIO OF PACIFIC NW UNIVERSITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN CLIMATE CENTER
The nearly $3.6 million in U.S. Department of the Interior funding that was recently announced will ramp up efforts already underway at three Pacific Northwest universities to help resource managers tailor the latest climate change findings to forests, waterways, parks, and other lands where they work. The new Northwest Climate Science Center brings an initial $1.4 million to the University of Washington, $1.2 million to Oregon State University and $980,000 to the University of Idaho during the next five years.  After prioritizing research needs, the Department of the Interior intends to provide additional funds for three to six federal scientist positions based at the UW and OSU to work collaboratively with university researchers. For full text of UW News and Information press release see http://uwnews.org/article.asp?articleID=60477.

NEWSLETTERS ON LINE
The September issue of the UW Botanic Gardens e-newsletter E-flora is now online with articles, public and professional class schedules, and more.

NOMINATE A COLLEAGUE FOR AAAS' NEW EARLY CAREER AWARD
Nominations are invited now through October 15, 2010 for the new AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. The new award focuses on public engagement with science activities that promote interactive dialogue with a non-scientific, public audience. The award will include a $5,000 prize and support to attend the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting. Nominations may be made by AAAS affiliate organizations, universities, government agencies, media, research organizations, and individuals. The award is open to individual "early career" scientists and engineers who have been working in their current field for less than seven years (at a pre-tenure or equivalent level). See award eligibility and nomination procedures and general information on the award.

UW'S IT CONNECT HAS NEW HOME PAGE
New, simpler site design brings key information to the top of the IT Connect website, making it quicker and easier to find what you need. Check out the new “Popular Topics” links as well as direct links to updated student, faculty, researchers, and staff views above the News. A new left menu links to all IT Connect resources and the UW-IT Service Catalog.

FLU SHOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT KANE HALL
UW Benefits is offering a series of flu shot clinics in a variety of campus locations starting on Monday, September 27 at Kane Hall. This year's flu vaccine will include both the usual seasonal strain and the H1N1-like virus strain in one vaccine. All UW faculty and staff with Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) medical plan coverage (including Group Health Cooperative) are eligible to attend a flu clinic. The first drop-in clinic will be Monday, September 27, 2010, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room. No appointment is necessary. Bring the following items so that your plan can be billed: your photo ID; your health
insurance card; and a completed claim form.

ALUMNI NEWS
Scott Bodien (BS 1999) went on to get an MFR from Duke University.  He is the technology director for the Catawba Lands Conservancy in Charlotte, NC, where he works with GIS.
Dien Bui (BS 1999) is a quality manager for The Newark Group Paperboard Mills in Santa Clara, CA.
Jonathan Drake (PhD 1999) is a research fisheries biologist with NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA. He works in the Conservation Biology Division where he serves as the main point of contact for ESA hatchery issues.
Michele Drochak (BS 1999) is a community garden advocate and volunteer in Tacoma, WA

SFR IN THE NEWS
The UW website's Sustainability portal, launched last spring when the new UW homepage was unveiled, has been updated with a new lead item and new items under each of six highlight section.  SFR items include "New garden an ‘ecological antenna’ for climate change" and "UW, tribal partnership to develop Pacific Northwest bioenergy."
See recent BBC broadcast piece on the Wind River Canopy Crane, "Research above the treeline,"
and a web piece on the Crane itself, "Space-age mapping of the world's forests."  Both pieces feature Ken Bible and Jim Lutz; SFR students Molly Barth (BS 2010) and Scott Batiuk appear in the broadcast.
"Planning Commission OKs permits for Nippon biomass cogeneration plant," in the Peninsula Daily News, quotes John Calhoun.
See KUOW News Story, "Turning Seattle's food waste into fuel," which references Sally Brown's research.
The New York Times story "In search of the grizzly (if any are left)," http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/science/earth/17grizzly.html, features two SFR alums: William Gaines (PhD 2002) and Chris Servheen (MS 1975).
"Oasis of inspiration in Tacoma's North End" features alum Michele Drochak (BS 1999).
"UW mansion's gardener picks 10 indispensable Northwest plants" features alum Ray Larson (MS 2005).

KUDOS
Amanda Davis sends kudos to all who helped with the Graduate Student Orientation this week. Writes Amanda, "Orientation of our new cohort of graduate students took place on Thursday, September 23th and Friday, September 24th, and it was a success thanks to many hands. Kudos to Miranda Fix, Keala Hagmann, Meghan Halabisky, Linda Hegrenes, Krissy Mazur, and Alex Thomas for helping with setup and cleanup in the Forest Club Room; to the faculty and staff who took time to participate in the morning session: Gordon Bradley, David Briggs, Jeff Comnnick, Margie Cooper, Ivan Eastin, Tom Hinckley, Soo-Hyung Kim, Sarah Reichard, Clare Ryan, and Steve West; to our intrepid graduate student panelists and drivers of vans to and from Pack Forest: James Freund, Matt Flora-Tosdato, Grace King, Camilla Tejo, and Drew Zwart -– you were fantastic; to Greg Ettl, Tom Hinckley, and Aaron Wirsing, who shared advice, humor, and valuable time at the evening discussion panel at Pack Forest; to Marc
Morrison who shared his IT wisdom, details of SFR resources, his entire evening, (and returned the kegs to Big Time for us!); and to Greg Ettl, who orchestrated the revival of the hot water heater, led us on a great morning tour of Pack, and helped me get the new students safely returned to Seattle. Multiple gold stars and badges of honor for Michelle Trudeau, who was quite ill but still managed to actively participate and orient the new graduate students. And finally, thanks to our new graduate students for choosing SFR -- we are very glad you are here!"
Andy McKinnon, visitor to the Wind River Canopy Crane Facility (WRCCRF) from the BC Forest Service, sends along kudos to Ken Bible, "Ken Bible was wonderful: helpful in making arrangements ahead-of-time, and most accommodating while we were visiting. He made us feel very welcome, and devoted most of his day to touring us around the forest ..." and to WRCCRF staff Matt Schroeder. They along with USFS's Bengt Coffin "devoted plenty of time and considerable expertise to ensuring that our stay there was educational and entertaining."

Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 35, Number 10

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE
STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul, cece@u.washington.edu, by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are
available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 11. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 18-19 SEPTEMBER SALMON FESTIVAL LEAVENWORTH,WA 10 AM-5 PM
Wenatchee River Salmon Festival, anatural resource education event held each fall to celebrate the return of the salmon to the Wenatchee River. The Festival is held on the grounds of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, located at the mouth of Icicle Canyon near Leavenworth, WA.

SUNDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED INST NORTH BEND,WA 9 AM-3 PM
"Forest Restoration," Andy Chittick, Rolf Gersonde, Amy LaBarge (MS 1996), and Bill Richards, Seattle Public Utilities. See
http://www.cityofseattle.net/util/stellent/groups/public/@spu/@ssw/documents/webcontent/spu01_006427.pdf.

TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER SFR PLANNING RETREAT MOUNTAINEERS CLUB, 8 AM-5 PM
SFR's Annual Strategic Planning Retreat. The Mountaineers Club is at 7700 Sand Point Way NE and is adjacent to the Burke Gilman Trail; the #75 and #30 bus routes drop off right out front, and there is plenty of free parking. Please RSVP to Nevada Smith, nevada@u.washington.edu.

SATURDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,DOUGLAS 9 AM-4 PM
"Photography Workshop," Jennifer Leach, professional photographer.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Monday, September 27, 2010, 1:30-3 p.m., UW Sylvan Theater, Farewell to UW President Mark Emmert with remarks by Board of Regents Chair Herb Simon, Mark Emmert, and Phyllis Wise; followed by reception.
Thursday, September 30, 2010, 4-5 p.m., 102 Fishery Sciences, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Columbia
River Salmon: Who (or what) will save them?," John Williams, NOAA Fisheries.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m., T.S. McHughs, Science on Tap, "The Orphan Tsunami of 1700," Brian Atwater, UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences and US Geological Survey.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 4-6 p.m., Wink-And-Blo Courtyard. SFR's annual "Welcome Back From Summer Salmon Barbecue."
Mark it on your calendars, tell your students, remind your spouse and kids, and plan to be there! Volunteers willing to help with set-up and clean-up contact Debbie Livingstone at livind@u.washington.edu.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., UW Red Square, Sustainability Summit, sponsored by the Campus Sustainability Fund.

MESSAGES RE: STATE BUDGET REDUCTIONS
Tom Hinckley writes, "We have been asked by the Dean, in response to the Governor’s Executive Order 10-04, to propose by October 2010 a 4% budget cut for the School (last May, we also endured and implemented a 4% budget cut [see Table on
next page]). Given our base, 4% is really closer to 9.5%. This note conveys both positives and negatives. ..." For full text of message, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/FurtherBudgetCuts20102010.pdf.
President Emmert and Provost Wise write: "The news today about the worsening condition of the state’s budget is sobering. It reminds us that the worst is not over and that the immediate future—the current fiscal year and the 2011-13 biennium—will bring further reductions in our state funding. State tax revenue collections continue to decline. This means the state budget for this year will not balance, necessitating the Governor’s action to order further across-the-board reductions in state budgets, including ours. And the decreased revenue projection for the 2011-13 biennium means that the state will face an even larger budget deficit of approximately $4.0 billion, resulting in more reductions next biennium. ..." For full text of message, see http://engage.washington.edu/site/MessageViewer?em_id=46744.0&dlv_id=50503.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
CINTRAFOR's Autumn 2010 newsletter is now available online. This issue has articles on cap and trade and carbon
trading, an analysis of the Middle East lumber market, and director's notes on the recent status of U.S. wood products
exports.

NEW OPTION ADDDED TO PEACE CORPS MASTERS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
SFR and the Peace Corps recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand the Pace Corps Masters International (PCMI) program at SFR to include a new option in Natural Resource Management. The original PCMI option in International Forestry was established in 2005. The new option allows students the opportunity to study in any of the research interest groups within SFR, including forest ecology, forest soils, forest systems and bioenergy, restoration ecology and environmental horticulture, social sciences, sustainable resource management, and wildlife science. It will provide an opportunity to increase the number of graduate students in the program while helping Peace Corps meet their ambitious recruitment goal.
The UW is the largest source of regular Peace Corps volunteers in the U.S. and is the second largest source of volunteers into the PCMI program. The program represents an extraordinary opportunity for graduate students to use their technical and analytical skills to benefit local communities in developing countries around the world. PCMI students undertake a program that combines 27 months of Peace Corps service with four quarters of intense coursework and the completion of a professional paper related to a project completed during their service.

GATEWAY TO CHILE GARDEN OPENING
The Arboretum Foundation, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and UW Botanic Gardens are sponsoring the official opening of the new Gateway to Chile display garden in Washington Park Arboretum on Sunday, October 17, 2010, from 1–4 p.m. The half-acre Gateway, located at the southern intersection of Arboretum Drive and Lake Washington, is the first display garden to be
completed in Phase II of the Arboretum’s 14-acre, ecogeographic Pacific Connections Garden. It features an array of Chilean trees -- including monkey puzzle (Araucaria aurucana), Chilean wine palm (Jubaea chilensis), winter’s bark (Drimys winteri var. andina), Chilean fire bush (Embothrium coccineum), and Austrocedrus chilensis (a beautiful conifer that can grow more than 1,500 years old) -- planted among the boulders and slopes of the restored historic Holmdahl Rockery. The opening celebration is free and open to the public, and will feature tours, live music, a Chilean folk dance performance, and a a ribbon cutting ceremony.

BIOBLITZ NEWS
Results of last May’s BioBlitz at the Washington Park Arboretum are still coming in, among them the final ID of an unfamiliar crab spider in the Philodromus imbecillus group that, according to the Burke Museum’s Rod Crawford, either is new or a sagebrush-country species that ballooned all the way over the Cascades.

ALUMNI NEWS
Elizabeth Ritzenthaler (MS 1998) received a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Washington State University last year.
James Walton (BS 1998) is a biological sciences technician with Denali National Park in Alaska. His area of interest is lichenology.

SFR IN THE NEWS
For two news items about the recent appellate court ruling overturning a conviction in the 2001 CUH arson, see Seattle
Times "Appellate court overturns conviction in 2001 UW arson," and KUOW News story "ELF conviction overturned."
See Peninsula Daily News article "Drier climate? Poster 'educated guess' about Olympic National Park future," quoting Dave Peterson.
The Whidbey News-Times article, "Researchers hope fires spark butterflies’ return" features research by Jon Bakker and Eric Delvin.

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for
"SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
College of the Environment http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC) http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 35, Number 9

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul, cece@u.washington.edu, by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 11. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 10-12 SEPTEMBER    PUGET SOUND BIRD FEST    EDMONDS, WA
Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest, "A Celebration of Birds and Nature."

SATURDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY    SNOQUALMIE,WA
Mountans to Sound Greenway National Day of Service work parties, removing invasive plants in Three Forks Natural Area.  See
http://mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/events.

SUNDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED INST NORTH BEND,WA  9 AM-3 PM
Cedar River Watershed Institute, "Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Restoration," David Chapin, Seattle Public Utilities.

TUESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER   SUSTAINABLE DESIGN  TOWN HALL,SEATTLE  6:30- 9 PM
"A Conversation about Sustainable Design," Ash Awad, McKinstry; and Daniel Friedman, UW College of Built Environments.

THURSDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER  MILLER MEMORIAL LECTURE  MEANY HALL  7:30-8:30 PM
"A Land Apart: New Zealand's remote offshore Chatham Islands," Gordon Collier, creator of New Zealand's Titoki Point garden. Lecture includes images of some of Chatham Islands' 40 endemic plants and information on how the black robin, diminished to five birds, was rescued from extinction. For reservations, phone the Miller Library at 206.543.0415 or
email hortlib@uw.edu (subject line: Miller Lecture).

FRIDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER   BARN BEACH RESERVE LECTURE LEAVENWORTH, WA  7 PM
"Four-Eleven! Pulaskies, Planes, and Forest Fires," Rich Faletto.  See http://www.barnbeachreserve.org/events/ and
http://www.four-elevenstore.com/411/About_Four-Eleven%21.html.

SATURDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED NORTH BEND,WA  9 AM-3 PM
Cedar River Watershed Institute, "Tree Rings and Ecology of Forests," Rolf Gersonde, Seattle Public Utilities.

SATURDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION  MADISON PARK  9:30 AM-12 PM
"Garden Design Walk," Keith Geller, Landscape Architect.  See http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/education/classes.shtml.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
      Sunday, September 19, 2010, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., North Bend, WA, Cedar River Watershed Institute, "Forest Restoration," Andy Chittick, Rolf Gersonde, Amy LaBarge (MS 1996), and Bill Richards, Seattle Public Utilities.
    Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mountaineers Club, SFR Strategic Planning Retreat. See agenda online.
The Mountaineers Club is at 7700 Sand Point Way NE and is adjacent to the Burke Gilman Trail; the #75 and #30 bus routes drop off right out front, and there is plenty of free parking. Please RSVP to Nevada Smith, nevada@u.washington.edu
    Monday, September 27, 2010, 1:30-3 p.m., UW Sylvan Theater, Farewell to UW President Mark Emmert with remarks by Board of Regents Chair Herb Simon, Mark Emmert, and Phyllis Wise; followed by reception.
    Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 4-6 p.m., SFR's annual "Welcome Back From Summer Salmon Barbecue." Mark it on your calendars, tell your students, remind your spouse and kids, and plan to be there! Volunteers willing to help with set-up and clean-up are encouraged to contact Debbie Livingstone at livind@u.washington.edu.

UW FACULTY AND ALUMS PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
    Faculty and alums participating in the upcoming PNW Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture annual training conference on September 29, 2010, in Tacoma, WA include Sarah Reichard, who will speak on invasive plants and pests; affiliate faculty Linda Chalker-Scott, who will speak on soil management and mulch; and alum Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983), who will give a keynote address, "Perspectives from a Treetop Biologist."
    Tom Hinckley will particpate in the September 19-21, 2010 "Transforming Global Health" conference at the UW; he will participate in a panel on "The Environment, Climate Change, and Global Health" co-moderated by CoEnv Dean and SFR alum Lisa Graumlich (PhD 1985).

NEW FACULTY PUBLICATION
Sarah Reichard's new book, "The Conscientious Gardener: Cultivating a Garden Ethic," will be published by the University of California Press and available in January 2011.  The book explores the many benefits of sustainable gardening and gives practical advice on topics such as pest control, water conservation, living with native animals, mulching, and invasive species.  See  Book jacket photo was taken by Jennifer Leach (MS 2007, BS 2004).

FALL 2010 ISSUE OF SFR-UWAA E-NEWS
The Fall 2010 issue of the School of Forest Resources/UWAA E-news is now available online. The Fall issue has articles about wildlife science research on the western gray squirrel, the Northwest Environmental Forum, an alumni profile of Marty Main (MS 1996), and more. The E-newsletter is a cooperative project of the School and the UW Alumni Association and is sent to alumni and donors with valid email addresses. The newsletter fulfills an objective developed at SFR's 2008 strategic planning meeting, "Develop and distribute an external e-newsletter featuring the breadth of CFR activities." This objective was one of several under the three year goal, "Create a positive public image, both on and off campus." The newsletter is produced at least twice yearly. Your input on potential alumni profiles and stories about SFR research, teaching, and outreach that help create a positive image for our School is welcome! Take a look at past issues at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/news_SFR_UWAAe-newsletter.shtml.

REMINDER: DON'T USE UW FACILITIES FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN PURPOSES
    The political season is here, and this is a reminder that UW employees may not use UW facilities, phones, computers, or computer systems (such as email and the internet) for campaign purposes. Under the state ethics law, it is illegal to use state resources to support or oppose ballot propositions (such as initiatives and referendums) or to assist or oppose a candidate for election. Historically, the Washington State Ethics Board has taken the rules against campaigning very seriously and has brought
enforcement actions against individual employees.     The UW's policy is set forth online. Further information can be found at the Ethics Board's website; see also a memorandum on this subject from the Washington State Attorney General's Office.

ALUMNI NEWS
    James English (BS 1998) is a forest engineer with the WA Department of Natural Resources in Colville, WA.
    Pramit Gupta (MS 1998) is a software engineer with Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA
    Robert Hashizume (MS 1998) is a quantitative research manager for The Hartman Group, Inc., a market research and consulting firm in Bellevue, WA.

SFR IN THE NEWS
    See Spokane Spokesman-Review article, "Controlled burns planned in North Idaho,"
which references research by Dave Peterson and Susan Prichard; see also
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/sep/01/study-of-tripod-fire-reaffirms-the-value-of/.
    "Rattlesnake perfume a longtime squirrel safety measure," a USA Today story. features Research Associate Barbara Clucas, currently based at Humboldt University in Berlin.

KUDOS
Kudos to Ernesto Alvarado, Laurel James, and Jorge Ramos (MS 2010), SFR participants in the UW chapter of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) who contributed greatly to that chapter receiving a 2010 Role Model Chapter Award for Outreach Excellence. Writes Tom Hinckley, "Many other UW units also contributed, but when Jorge arrived at SFR as a new MS student, he brought extensive experience as first an Ecological Society of America SEEDs student and then as an employee of the SEEDs' office." The award will be presented at a ceremony during the upcoming SACNAS September 30-October 3, 2010 annual conference, "Science, Technology, and Diversity for a Sustainable Future," in Anaheim, CA.

Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff,
students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use
this link:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://www.biology.washington.edu/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 35, Number 8

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE
STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul, cece@u.washington.edu, by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are
available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 5. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

JUNE 19-SEPTEMBER 6  CONSERVATION PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS    BURKE MUSEUM
The Burke Museum presents the winners of the International Conservation Photography Awards in an exhibit of more than 75 images representing the best of conservation photography from around the world. See
http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/icpa/.

MONDAY, 23 AUGUST-TUESDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER IUFRO CONGRESS SEOUL, KOREA
IUFRO World Congress, "Forests for the Future: Sustaining society and the environment."  Participants include Stanley Asah and alums William Keeton (PhD 2000), Kevin O'Hara (PhD 1987), and Yeo Youn (PhD 1988).

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, 10-12 SEPTEMBER    PUGET SOUND BIRD FEST    EDMONDS, WA
Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest, "A Celebration of Birds and Nature. "

SATURDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY    SNOQUALMIE,WA
Mountans to Sound Greenway National Day of Service work parties, removing invasive plants in Three Forks Natural Area. 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
   Sunday, September 12, 2010, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., North Bend, WA, Cedar River Watershed Institute, "Aquatic and Riparia Habitat Restoration," David Chapin, Seattle Public Utilities. 
   Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 6:30-9 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, "A Conversation about Sustainable Design," Ash Awad, McKinstry; and Daniel Friedman, UW College of Built Environments.
   Thursday, September 16, 2010, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Meany Hall, The Miller Memorial Lecture, "A Land Apart: New Zealand's remote offshore Chatham Islands," Gordon Collier, creator of New Zealand's Titoki Point garden. Lecture includes images of some of Chatham Islands' 40 endemic plants and information on how the black robin, diminished to five birds, was rescued from extinction. The lecture is free, a gift of the Pendleton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Charitable Foundation. For reservations, phone the Miller Library at 206.543.0415 or email hortlib@uw.edu (subject line: Miller Lecture).
    Saturday, September 18, 2010, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., North Bend, WA, Cedar River Watershed Institute, "Tree Rings and Ecology of Forests," Rolf Gersonde, Seattle Public Utilities.
    Sunday, September 19, 2010, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., North Bend, WA, Cedar River Watershed Institute, "Forest Restoration," Andy Chittick, Rolf Gersonde, Amy LaBarge (SFR alum, MS 1996), and Bill Richards, Seattle Public Utilities.
   Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mountaineers Club, SFR Strategic Planning Retreat. See agenda online. The Mountaineers Club is at 7700 Sand Point Way NE and is adjacent to the Burke Gilman Trail; the #75 and #30 bus routes drop off right out front, and there is plenty of free parking. Please RSVP to Nevada Smith, nevada@u.washington.edu.

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS JULY/AUGUST 2010
See SFR's August Research Newsletter, compiled by Sally Morgan, detailing research proposal and award activity.  Writes Sally, "It was a very good month: $2,806,834 in awards (2/3 of those were new money) and 17 proposals were submitted (7 were supplements). New sponsored projects for July and August 2010 are:
   "Clallam County Shoreline Master Program Update"; PI: John Calhoun; sponsor: Clallam County, WA; amount: $50,500.
   "Microbial Strains from Poplar Trees for Growth Enhancement of Plants"; PI: Sharon Doty; sponsor: UW Center for Commercialization; amount: $29,905.
   "Modeling Adoption and Diffusion of Certified Wood in the U.S. Residential Housing Sector"; PI: Ivan Eastin; sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture; amount: $278,401.
   "Competitiveness in International Forest Products"; PI: Ivan Eastin; sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture; amount: $184,632.
   "Development of the University of Washington Biofuels and Bio-based Chemicals Process Laboratory"; PI: Rick Gustafson;
sponsor U.S. Department of Energy; amount: $475,750.
   "Supporting Teacher Strategies to Prepare Students in Remote Rural Communities for College-level Mathematics"; PI: Bob Lee; Sponsor: WA Higher Education Coordinating Board; amount: $938,624.
   "Exploring the Economics of Forest Restoration"; PI: John Perez-Garcia; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; amount: $20,000.
   "Ex Situ Seed Conservation"; PI: Sarah Reichard; sponsor: Bureau of Land Management; amount: $13,000.
   "Integrating Carbon and Other Ecosystem Services into a Framework for Forest Management"; PI: Sandor Toth; sponsor: USDA
Forest Service; amount $30,000.

SFR WELCOMES VISITING SCHOLAR SU-YOUNG WOO
A warm welcome to alum Su-Young Woo (PhD 1996) who will be a Visiting Scholar at SFR through August 31, 2011.  He is
currently a professor at the University of Seoul, where he works on tree physiology and air pollution. He will have desk space in Winkenwerder 216 .The appointment is sponsored by Soo-Hyung Kim.

EXCHANGE WITH CHUNG HSING UNIVERSITY
ESRM major Sara Shepler participated in the 2010 Exploring Agriculture in Taiwan summer program with 38 students from 18 U.S. and two Taiwanese universities. The 15 day program was held from August 4-18, 2010 in Taichung, Taiwan and was jointly sponsored by Taiwan’s National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) and their Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program included students presentations at a mini-symposium on higher education in agriculture, round table-discussion, lectures by invited speakers, and agricultural study tours and other cultural/leisure activities. Sara received funding from SFR's Lockwood Endowment for Program Enhancement to help with transportation expenses.

INTERIM DIRECTOR MEETINGS WITH COENV DEAN
Interim Director Hinckley writes, "We are actively engaged with the CoEnv Dean regarding how Advancement will serve the SFR and how we more equitably factor outreach into our funding (or budget cuts). We have also prepared a document that I use to discuss SFR strengths, challenges, opportunities, and priorities during ongoing discussions with the Dean. For these documents, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/AdvancementModels.pdf and
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/LisaGraumlichMeeting.pdf.

UW TECH FEE
The newsworthy deficit in UW Technology, first reported in Spring 2008 and followed by their cost study to resolve it, has resulted in a new unit-funded UW Tech Fee of $52.68 per person per month. The fee is based on a 4-quarter average of paid faculty and staff (not student) count. Counts taken during the 4 quarters of calendar year 2009 are driving charges starting July 1, 2010. Employees included in the count are faculty and staff in UW-paid monthly status at the time the count is taken, usually mid-quarter. For more information on this new fee see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/UWTechFeeBackground.pdf.

URBAN AGRICULTURE SURVEY
Kansas State University researchers who are interested in urban gardening/farming around the country are compiling a giant
database of information on this subject. They have requested circulation of the survey to folks in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Feel free to pass it along -- it’ll take only a few minutes and will help out with the locally grown food movement. The survey needs to be finalized by the end of September. Learn more about the survey and fill it out online.

WASHINGTON FOREST PROTECTION ASSOCIATION ADDS NEW WEBSITE FEATURES
The Washington Forest Protection Association has been making a series of changes to its website and use of technology this year.  The latest is a summary page of natural resources policy and regulatory issues that affect private forest landowner,. It is intended to be a quick overview of issues, with support resources such as links to additional websites, or pdf files for download.  WFPA members are always welcome to contact a staff member for further information.

ALUMNI NEWS
   News about Bill Hagenstein (BS 1938) comes from Bob Alverts (BS 1966): "The new IFA W.D. Hagenstein Forest Nursery,
located at Nisqually, WA, was formally dedicated on August 12th. Bill surveyed this 40 acre tract in September 1941 and the property was aquired from the landowner, a Donation Land Claim, that was signed by President Lincoln.  The nursery, IFAs first, became operational in 1942 and during the intervening years a sufficient number of seedlings has been grown to plant more than 2 million acres of forest land in the western US. Wow!" The IFA nursery system, based in Canby, OR, has grown in excess of 1.5 billion conifer seedlings since its origination in 1941.
   Brock Neighbors (BS 1997) went on to get an MBA at Phoenix University. He is the branch manager for Navy Federal Credit Union in Gig Harbor, WA.
   Christopher Averyt (BS 1998) is a process engineer for the Inland Empire Paper Company Laboratory in Spokane, WA.

SFR IN THE NEWS
   See "80 percent of agricultural expansion in tropics came at expense of forests," a UW News and Information Press Release on a recent paper co-authored by MS student Aaron Ruesch.
   See Wenatchee World article, "Study of Tripod fire reaffirms the value of thinning forests," featuring research by Dave Peterson and Susan Prichard.
   "NW forests offer carbon dilemma" features research by Eileen Oneil.  See also "Conversation: Pacific Northwest tallest forests in the world" for a KUOW conversation on this research.

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for
"SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html