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February 2004

The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 9

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- 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 Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for
seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS
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FRIDAY 27, FEBRUARY
SYMPOSIUM
The first Annual CFR Graduate Student Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Additional information can be found at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrgss

FRIDAY 27, FEBRUARY
MASTER'S DEFENSE
" Applications of the Fiber Kappa Analyzer," Gaurav Rayal. 2 p.m. in AND 22.

FRIDAY 27, FEBRUARY
SOCIAL
A Dead Elk Gathering is scheduled for the Forest Club immediately following the GSS Symposium. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to socialize and partake of snacks and beverages.

SATURDAY 6, MARCH
HABITAT RESTORATION
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Kiwanis Ravine Overlook; weeding and planting of ground cover plants at 36th Ave. W., 1 block north of West Govt. Way. Lead: Carol at 206.691.1298.

SATURDAY 6, MARCH
NATIVE PLANT SALVAGE
Join other volunteers in King County dig up trees and shrubs from a site scheduled for a new school. Once replanted these native plants will help reduce erosion, shade streams, and provide habitat. Salvage of plants is at 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Trilogy in Redmond. Potting of plants is from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the holding facility. To participate and to find out more, contact Greg Rabourn at 206.296.1923 or greg.rabourn@metrokc.gov

SATURDAY 6, MARCH
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Three Forks Natural Area, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three Forks is important habitat for trout, cougar, bear, and elk. Help restore prime habitat on the Snoqualmie River in time for trees to catch the spring rains. To reserve
your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

MONDAY 8, MARCH
PROGRAM
" Wildfire in the West," the Winter 2004 Denman Forestry Issues program will be in the Forest Club Room from 1 to 4 p.m. UWTV will tape the presentation to be aired on the Education Channel. Attendance is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP as soon as conveniently possible by replying to this e-mail or contacting Ellen Matheny at 206.685.9477, Ext. 228. We look forward to having you join us!

THURSDAY 18, MARCH
MEETING
Seattle Garden Club Open meeting features a talk by Heidi Rose Watters, UW alum (CFR/EHUF and Landscape Architecture '01), "Let Loose in Britain: Behind the Scenes at Kew and Private Gardens," NHS Hall, CUH. Heidi won the Garden Club of America's Martin McLaren Scholarship to study, work and
travel in the British Isles for a year. She now works in Seattle for a landscape design firm. For a 2000 student profile of Heidi in the CFR Quarterly, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/CFRNL/00-Winter/students.html For more information on the Seattle Garden Club, contact Lyn White at 206.324.7956

SATURDAY 20, MARCH
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Tolt MacDonald Park is in the heart of prime salmon habitat on The Snoqualmie River. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug.
Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

FRIDAY 26, MARCH
TECHNOLOGY FAIR
BizTech Showcase 2004: Taking Care of Business, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., HUB East Ballroom. The Showcase provides an opportunity for staff and faculty to learn more about the on-line administrative systems and tools that make taking care of business at the University of Washington easier and more
effective. This event is designed for staff and faculty who:
- perform administrative tasks
- use MyUW, UW Calendar, ESS or other information access tools
- want to know more about new and existing technologies developed by
their colleagues in other units
For more information, please contact Clarice Nakata Hall, BizTech Showcase Coordinator at ckhall@u.washington.edu or 206.616.1328.

SATURDAY 3, APRIL
TREE PLANTING IN SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Three Forks Natural Area, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three Forks is important habitat for trout, cougar, bear, and elk. Help restore prime habitat on the Snoqualmie River in time for trees to catch the spring rains. To reserve
your spot or for more information, contact Tina Miller at 206.296.2990 or tina.miller@metrokc.gov. Please remember to pack a lunch, water, and a mug. Light refreshments will be provided. Wear old work clothes and heavy shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Planting occurs rain or shine. Tools will be provided.

SUNDAY - TUESDAY 11-13, APRIL
WORKSHOP
" Introduction to ArcView and the Use of GIS," C. L. Pack Experimental Forest. For registration information go to http://www.ruraltech.org/training/ or call 206.543.8684

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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************** NORTH AMERICAN LEADERS IN SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY AND
PROCUREMENT TO MEET IN VANCOUVER, BC ******************
The 2004 Certification Watch Conference, featuring the very latest cutting-edge information and influential discussion on forest certification and environmentally-responsible forest products purchasing in North America, takes place April 1 and 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Early-bird registration rates are available until March 5. Other discounts, including for multiple delegates from the same organization, are also available.

Additional information can be found at www.CertificationWatchConference.org; by emailing Kristy Westlake at kristy@sfcw.org or by calling (toll free) 877.273.5777 or 514.273.5777.

************ LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCED **************
The Aldo Leopold Leadership Program encourages and supports academic environmental scientists to be more engaged and effective in communication and outreach to non-scientific audiences in order to improve policies and practices for sustainability of the planet. The call for applications for the 2005 Leopold Leadership Fellowships is open until April 19, 2004. For details, see http://www.leopoldleadership.org/ .

******** BIOLOGY TECHNICIANS WANTED FOR THE SUMMER IN NEW MEXICO *******
Biology technicians are needed for 2 avian field studies in New Mexico. Duties for all projects involve bird censuses and surveys, nest searches and monitoring, some habitat sampling, and GPS work. Requisites: ability to identify southwestern birds by sight and sound, good physical condition.

Salary: $8.37 to $10.52/hr depending on experience; no government housing provided. Schedule: May to Sept., 2004, depending on study: 1. MIDDLE RIO GRANDE: 4-7 positions to census and monitor riparian birds and measure habitats affected by fire and fuels removal along the middle Rio Grande. Good physical condition a must, experience with western birds and vegetative surveying a plus. Duty station based in Albuquerque, NM.
Contact: JUNE GALLOWAY (jgalloway@fs.fed.us).

2. SANTA FE WATERSHED: 5 positions to census and monitor birds, conduct owl surveys, assist with live-trapping of small mammals, and collect habitat data in ponderosa pine forest. Requires extensive hiking over rugged mountain terrain (7,000-10,000 ft.), excellent physical condition a must, experience with small mammals and/or GPS a plus; position based in Santa Fe, NM.
Contact: BILLY LEONARD (bleonard@fs.fed.us).
Application process: Send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts or list of courses taken, and
phone number/email addresses of 3 references to June Galloway or Billy Leonard, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 333 Broadway SE, Suite 115, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3497 (phone: 505.724.3660). Please identify all project(s) you are interested in.

DEADLINE IS MARCH 30. Note: Please be sure to mention if you are a student in your cover letter (applicants must be at least half-time and in good standing). Applications must be on file by 1 April 2004 to be considered for these positions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 8

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- 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 Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm
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EVENTS
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SATURDAY 21, FEBRUARY
WILDLIFE SOCIETY BIRDING TRIP
The student Wildlife Society would like to invite you to a birding trip to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Attendees of the field trip will be meeting in the C-10 parking lot at 6:45 a.m. for carpooling. If you need a ride, please email Heidi at pilarski@u.washaington.edu.
Attendees should bring a lunch but the group will be back before dinner. Carpoolers are encouraged to chip in for gas money. If you are driving yourself you can meet the group at the refuge around 8:00 a.m.

SATURDAY 21, FEBRUARY
SAF FIELD TRIP TO HAMMA HAMMA TREE FARM
Attendees to this historical and diverse tree farm will leave from the C-10 parking lot at 7 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. There is not cost, however SAF members get priority and space is limited. To reserve a space, email anny522@u.washington.edu. To join SAF, contact any of the SAF student chapter officers: : Phil Chi, uwsaf@u.washington.edu, Ara Erikson, arake@u.washington.edu, Michael Andreu, andreu@u.washington.edu, Alicia Robbins, astr@u.washington.edu, or Edie Sonne-Hall, edie@u.washington.edu.

TUESDAY 24, FEBRUARY
SEMINAR
Visiting professor, Dr. Sasha Van der Sleesen, a faculty member at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland will present on her research in forestry in Ireland at 3:30 p.m. in AND 22. For information on Dr. Van der Sleesen's visit, refer to the "Announcements" section in this issue of the Straight Grain.

THURSDAY 26, FEBRUARY
SEMINAR
Urban Ecology Seminar Series: "The Role of Sciences in Addressing the Conflict Between Growth of Human Influence and Conservation of Ecological Systems." Alan Thornhill, Ph.D., Executive Director, Society for Conservation Biology. The seminar is at 4:30 p.m., WINK 201, with a reception immediately following in AND 304.

THURSDAY 26, FEBRUARY
LECTURE SERIES
Sustaining our Northwest World: When Humans and Nature Collide, "Still Batty after all these Years? Contemplating the Future of Bats in the Managed Forests of the Pacific Northwest," Steve West, CFR Associate Dean and Professor, Wildlife Ecology. All lectures in this series will be at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall 120. *NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE*.

FRIDAY 27, FEBRUARY
SYMPOSIUM
The first Annual CFR Graduate Student Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Additional information can be found at www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrgss

FRIDAY 27, FEBRUARY
SOCIAL
A Dead Elk Gathering is scheduled for the Forest Club immediately following the GSS Symposium. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to socialize and partake of snacks and beverages.

MONDAY 8, MARCH
PROGRAM
" Wildfire in the West," the Winter 2004 Denman Forestry Issues program will be in the Forest Club Room from 1 to 4 p.m. UWTV will tape the presentation to be aired on the Education Channel. Attendance is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP as soon as conveniently possible by replying to this e-mail or contacting Ellen Matheny at (206) 685-9477 Ext 228. We look forward to having you join us!

THURSDAY 18, MARCH
MEETING
Seattle Garden Club Open meeting features a talk by Heidi Rose Watters, UW alum (CFR/EHUF and Landscape Architecture '01), "Let Loose in Britain: Behind the Scenes at Kew and Private Gardens," NHS Hall, CUH. Heidi won the Garden Club of America's Martin McLaren Scholarship to study, work and travel in the British Isles for a year. She now works in Seattle for a landscape design firm. For a 2000 student profile of Heidi in the CFR Quarterly, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/CFRNL/00-Winter/students.html For more information on the Seattle Garden Club, contact Lyn White at 206-324-7956

SUNDAY - TUESDAY 11-13, APRIL
WORKSHOP
" Introduction to ArcView and the Use of GIS," C. L. Pack Experimental Forest. For registration information go to http://www.ruraltech.org/training/ or call 206-543-8684
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
-------------------------------

*** KATHY WOLF ELECTED CHAIR OF WA COMMUNITY FORESTRY COUNCIL **
Members of the Washington Community Forestry Council recently elected Kathy Wolf as chair of the Council. The Council provides policy recommendations to WA DNR and the Commissioner of Public Lands regarding urban forestry. Members are appointed by Doug Sutherland and include representatives of state agencies, public utilities, NGOs, local government and green industry. Information about the Council can be found at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/wcfc/

********* PROFESSOR TO VISIT FROM GALWAY IRELAND **********
Dr. Sasha Van der Sleesen, a faculty member at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, will be visiting CFR, February 23 - 25. She teaches forest ecology and soils, basic silviculture, environmental studies, forest management for recreation, and public participation and rapid appraisal. She has a BA in psychology from Yale, MS in forest ecology and silviculture from Wageningen, the Netherlands and a PhD in Botany from the National University of Ireland and has kept all these interests going in her research. Dr. Van der Sleesen is very interested in talking with small groups of students and faculty. Please contact Bob Edmonds at bobe@u.washington.edu or 685.0953 to schedule a visit with her.

*************** PNW CESU LATEST NEWSLETTER ***************
The Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (PNW CESU), has published their winter newsletter and it is available online. To find out more about their research and other activities, go to http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.cesu/newsletters/CESU_newsW04.pdf

***** FIRE DRILL SCHEDULED FOR ANDERSON HALL ON FEBRUARY 26TH****
At 3:30 p.m., the alarm will sound and everyone in the building will be asked to evacuate. For additional information, contact Greg Brazil, Facilities Manager, 3-3151.

**** BIOLOGY TECHNICIANS WANTED FOR THE SUMMER IN NEW MEXICO ****

BIOLOGY TECHNICIANS needed for 2 avian field studies in New Mexico. Duties for all projects involve bird censuses and surveys, nest searches and monitoring, some habitat sampling, and GPS work. Requisites: ability to identify southwestern birds by sight and sound, good physical condition.
Salary: $8.37 to $10.52/hr depending on experience; no government housing provided. Schedule: May to Sept., 2004, depending on study:

1. MIDDLE RIO GRANDE: 4-7 positions to census and monitor riparian birds and measure habitats affected by fire and fuels removal along the middle Rio Grande. Good physical condition a must, experience with western birds and vegetative surveying a plus. Duty station based in Albuquerque, NM.
Contact: JUNE GALLOWAY (jgalloway@fs.fed.us).

2. SANTA FE WATERSHED: 5 positions to census and monitor birds, conduct owl surveys, assist with live-trapping of small mammals, and collect habitat data in ponderosa pine forest. Requires extensive hiking over rugged mountain terrain (7,000-10,000 ft.), excellent physical condition a must, experience with small mammals and/or GPS a plus; position based in Santa Fe, NM. Contact: BILLY LEONARD (bleonard@fs.fed.us).

Application process: Send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts or list of courses taken, and phone number/email addresses of 3 references to June Galloway or Billy Leonard, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 333 Broadway SE, Suite 115, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3497 (phone: 505-724-3660). Please identify all project(s) you are interested in.

DEADLINE IS MARCH 30. Note: Please be sure to mention if you are a student in your cover letter (applicants must be at least half-time and in good standing). Applications must be on file by 1 April 2004 to be considered for these positions.

** USERS OF WINKENWERDER FACILITIES WANT YOU TO STEAL THEIR STUFF ***
Now that we have your attention:

Windows in 201 were all open again last night at approximately 9:30 p.m. this past Wednesday.

QUESTION: WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS THIS?
* Windows in supposedly secured campus buildings are open in the middle of
the night (example: On Wednesday, February 18, all of the windows were left open in 201 Wink)
* Lights are left on in class and conference rooms all night/weekend
(example: On Sunday, February 15, at 6 a.m., the lights were left on in 223
And)
* Outside doors are propped open or just not latched securely nights/weekends
(too many to mention)

ANSWER: YOURS!!
Whether you pay with a higher tax check or a lost job or a cancelled class, YOU PAY the power bill for the heat flowing out the windows and the lights burning through the night (multiplied by hundreds of casually forgotten rooms across campus). YOU PAY the tax bill that replaces the computers and other goods stolen when no one cares enough to lock up after himself. For decades, custodians cleared up after us on night shift, but we no longer have night shift custodians!

If YOU use a room ***any time***, please make sure *you* secure it afterward. If *you* find an outside door open outside of the posted hours, close it. And if *you* find doors unlocked when they should be locked, call the campus police (9-911).
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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 7

In this Issue:

- Events
- Announcements
- 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 Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm
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EVENTS
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TUESDAY 17, FEBRUARY
MEETING
All-College Meeting: Forest Resources Library / Natural Sciences Library Merger, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in AND 207. http://www.lib.washington.edu/Forest/merger.html

THURSDAY 19, FEBRUARY
MEETING
SAF, South Puget Sound Chapter meeting will start with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., featured speaker, Dr. David Briggs, Director of the Stand Management Cooperative and Professor of Forest Products and Operations Research will present his talk entitled "Managing Wood Quality and Silviculture: Some Changes and New Approaches." The meeting will be at the Poodle Dog Restaurant, 1522 54th Ave E. in Fife. Please RSVP by Friday, February 13th to Patricia Gomez, 206.543.7183 or pagomez@u.washington.edu, with you choice of dinner entrée: fish and chips, ground sirloin, or chicken fried steak.

You do not have to be a member to attend this meeting, but the cost will be $20 for non members, and $15 for SAF members.

SATURDAY 21, FEBRUARY
WILDLIFE SOCIETY BIRDING TRIP
The student Wildlife Society would like to invite you to a birding trip to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Attendees of the field trip will be meeting in the C-10 parking lot at 6:45 a.m. for carpooling. If you need a ride, please email Heidi at pilarski@u.washington.edu.
Attendees should bring a lunch but the group will be back before dinner. Carpoolers are encouraged to chip in for gas money. If you are driving yourself you can meet the group at the refuge around 8:00 a.m.

SATURDAY 21, FEBRUARY
SAF FIELD TRIP TO HAMMA HAMMA TREE FARM
Attendees to this historical and diverse tree farm will leave from the C-10 parking lot at 7 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. There is not cost, however SAF members get priority and space is limited. To reserve a space, email anny522@u.washington.edu. To join SAF, contact any of the SAF student chapter officers: : Phil Chi, uwsaf@u.washington.edu, Ara Erikson, arake@u.washington.edu, Michael Andreu, andreu@u.washington.edu, Alicia Robbins, astr@u.washington.edu, or Edie Sonne-Hall, edie@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY 26, FEBRUARY
SEMINAR
Urban Ecology Seminar Series: "The Role of Sciences in Addressing the Conflict Between Growth of Human Influence and Conservation of Ecological Systems." Alan Thornhill, Ph.D., Executive Director, Society for Conservation Biology. The seminar is at 4:30 p.m., WINK 201, with a reception immediately following in AND 304.

THURSDAY 26, FEBRUARY
LECTURE SERIES
Sustaining our Northwest World: When Humans and Nature Collide, "Still Batty after all these Years? Contemplating the Future of Bats in the Managed Forests of the Pacific Northwest," Steve West, CFR Associate Dean and Professor, Wildlife Ecology. All lectures in this series will be at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall 120. *NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE*.

FRIDAY 27, FEBRUARY
SYMPOSIUM
The first Annual CFR Graduate Student Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Additional information can be found at www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrgss

FRIDAY 27, FEBRUARY
SOCIAL
A Dead Elk Gathering is scheduled for the Forest Club immediately following the GSS Symposium. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to socialize and partake of snacks and beverages.

MONDAY 8, MARCH
PROGRAM
" Wildfire in the West," the Winter 2004 Denman Forestry Issues program will be in the Forest Club Room from 1 to 4 p.m. UWTV will tape the presentation to be aired on the Education Channel. Attendance is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP as soon as conveniently possible by replying to this e-mail or contacting Ellen Matheny at (206) 685-9477 Ext 228. We look forward to having you join us!

-------------------------------
ANNOUNCEMENTS
-------------------------------
****** FIRE DRILL SCHEDULED FOR ANDERSON HALL ON FEBRUARY 26TH *******
At 3:30 p.m., the alarm will sound and everyone in the building will be asked to evacuate. For additional information, contact Greg Brazil, Facilities Manager, 3-3151.

********** NEW UW FORESTRY HATS NOW AVAILABLE *******************
The Forest Club has a new shipment of hats in-stock. Six different colors to choose from! The new hats are displayed outside the Dean's office. The hats can be purchased from Student Services for $10 a piece. Get yours today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 6

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- 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 Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for
seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS
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FRIDAY 6, FEBRUARY
ANNUAL REVIEW
CWWS Annual Review of Research: The Science of Watersheds
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., HUB West Ballroom
To view the agenda and register on-line ($30):
http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Events/review04.htm

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, 6 - 8, FEBRUARY
The Pacific Northwest Flower and Garden Show continues at Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. CFR collaboration in the show includes: "Gardens in a Forest Glade," a show garden sponsored by the Washington Park Arboretum and designed by Iain Robertson, Associate
Professor in Landscape Architecture and Adjunct Associate Professor in CFR, and information booths sponsored by the Center for Urban Horticulture and jointly by the College of Forest Resources and the Program on the Environment. For information on the show and where to buy tickets see
http://www.gardenshow.com/nw02/index.html

MONDAY 9, FEBRUARY
UWTV TAPING: Susan Mersereau, CIO Weyerhaeuser, 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Kane Hall, Room 45.

Susan Mersereau never expected to work in business, or wanted to for that matter. After attaining a masters degree at the University of Chicago she began teaching in inner city schools in Chicago. This began a 10 year career in all facets of education. But in 1980 she'd experienced her "last straw" and decided to try the private sector. Weyerhaeuser felt right to her and that began a new phase of her career which has lasted 24 years . . .and counting. Come and hear the fascinating story of this impressive woman.

Recruiters from Weyerhaeuser will also be attending the interview to chat with students about internships. These discussions can take place at the post-interview reception. Please feel free to bring your resume.

MONDAY 9, FEBRUARY
DISSERTATION PROPOSAL
Rich Grotefendt, "Accurate and Cost-Effective Natural Resource Data from Super Large Scale Aerial Photography," 10:30 a.m., Anderson 107A, 10:30 a.m.

TUESDAY 10, FEBRUARY
SEMINAR
CWWS Tuesday Seminar Series: "Projects and professional opportunities in the water and natural resources fields," Tracy Drury, GeoEngineers. All CWWS seminars take place 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in AND 22. A list of upcoming seminars are available at
http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Events/tuesdayW04.html

THURSDAY 12, FEBRUARY
THESIS DEFENSE
Katie McGowan, "The soil seed banks of four Union Bay Natural Area wetlands, " 9 a.m., Douglas Classroom, Center for Urban Horticulture.

THURSDAY 12, FEBRUARY
LECTURE SERIES
Sustaining our Northwest World: When Humans and Nature Collide, "A Fork in the Road: The Challenges of Forest Stewardship in the 21st Century," Jerry Franklin, CFR Professor, Ecosystem Sciences. All lectures in this series will be at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall 120. *NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE*.

TUESDAY 17, FEBRUARY
MEETING
All-College Meeting: Forest Resources Library / Natural Sciences Library
Merger, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in AND 207.
http://www.lib.washington.edu/Forest/merger.html

SATURDAY 21, FEBRUARY
SAF FIELD TRIP TO HAMMA HAMMA TREE FARM
Attendees to this historical and diverse tree farm will leave from the C-10 parking lot at 7 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. There is not cost, however SAF members get priority and space is limited. To reserve a space, email
anny522@u.washington.edu. To join SAF, contact any of the SAF student chapter officers: : Phil Chi, uwsaf@u.washington.edu, Ara Erikson, arake@u.washington.edu, Michael Andreu, andreu@u.washington.edu, Alicia Robbins, astr@u.washington.edu, or Edie Sonne-Hall, edie@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY 26, FEBRUARY
SEMINAR
Urban Ecology Seminar Series: "The Role of Sciences in Addressing the Conflict Between Growth of Human Influence and Conservation of Ecological Systems." Alan Thornhill, Ph.D., Executive Director, Society for Conservation Biology. The seminar is at 4:30 p.m., WINK 201, with a reception immediately following in AND 304.

THURSDAY 26, FEBRUARY
LECTURE SERIES
Sustaining our Northwest World: When Humans and Nature Collide, "Still Batty after all these Years? Contemplating the Future of Bats in the Managed Forests of the Pacific Northwest," Steve West, CFR Associate Dean and Professor, Wildlife Ecology. All lectures in this series will be at 7 p.m.
in Kane Hall 120. *NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE*.

FRIDAY 27, FEBRUARY
SYMPOSIUM
The first Annual CFR Graduate Student Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Additional information can be found at
www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrgss

FRIDAY 27, FEBRUARY
SOCIAL
A Dead Elk Gathering is scheduled for the Forest Club immediately following the GSS Symposium. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to socialize and partake of snacks and beverages.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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******** FIRE DRILL SCHEDULED FOR ANDERSON HALL ON FEBRUARY 26TH******
At 3:30 p.m., the alarm will sound and everyone in the building will be asked to evacuate. For additional information, contact Greg Brazil, Facilities Manager, 3-3151.

************* NEW UW FORESTRY HATS NOW AVAILABLE **************
The Forest Club has a new shipment of hats in-stock. Six different colors to choose from! The new hats are displayed outside the Dean's office. The hats can be purchased from Student Services for $10 a piece. Get yours today!

******************* CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO CREATE HABITAT *******************
Join the fun with Heron Habitat Helpers and Earth Corps! Volunteers are needed to help mulch, weed and build steps at Kiwanis Ravine Overlook. For upcoming volunteer opportunities, contact Timothy Randle at (206) 378 - 0327.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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