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The Straight Grain
Volume 23, Number 2

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

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING JUNE 30. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

The Straight Grain will take a break for the week of July 1, 2007. The next issue of the Straight Grain will be July 13th.

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

SATURDAY, 30 JUNE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SEATTLE, WA 10 AM-2 PM
Duwamish Marsh Habitat Restoration. Join People For Puget Sound and Sound Stewards at GSA restoration site on the Duwamish River. For more information contact Eliza Ghitis, eghitis@pugetsound.org or 206.382.7007 ext. 220, or see http://pugetsound.org.

SATURDAY, 30 JUNE BENEFICIAL INSECTS CLASS DISCOVERY PK 10:30 AM-12 PM
"Who Lives in Your Yard?" sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation. Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of backyard creepy crawlies with entomologist and naturalist Lance Smith.

MONDAY, 2 JULY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY MAGNUSON GARDEN 10 AM-2 PM
"Magnuson Community Garden Work Party"; pot and tend native plants and learn what they are and how they grow. For more information contact Bonnie Miller at 206.524.8713 or Bmiller@serv.net .

MONDAY, 2 JULY SHORELINES OPEN HOUSE MANCHESTER,WA 5:30-7:30 PM
Learn about shorelines and your roles in preserving, protecting, and enjoying them. Meet the sponsors of the East Kitsap Nearshore Salmon Habitat Assessment program at the Manchester Library. Presented by Washington Sea Grant, Kitsap County, the Suquamish Tribe and PNW National Laboratory's Marine Sciences Laboratory, with funding from the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board.

MONDAY, 2 JULY AUTHOR READING ELLIOTT BAY BOOK CO 7:30 PM
"Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo and the Birth of the New West," Michael Punke. The near-eradication of the buffalo of the Great Plains, reduced from over 30 million to a mere dozen animals in the late 19th century, incited the activism of journalist and scientist George Bird Grinnell and the historic union of hunters and fishermen with preservationists, that produced the conservation movement.

WEDNESDAY, 11 JULY NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE NISQUALLY, WA 7 PM
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 20th Anniversity Summer Lecture Series, "Wings of Beauty," Idie Ulch, WA Butterfly Association

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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. Watch for more details over the summer.

COLLEGE FEATURED ON UW HOME PAGE!
See http://www.washington.edu/ for a UW home page feature link on the College of Forest Resources, with links to UWTV article on the College and the College's centennial.

COLLEGE WELCOMES ELIZABETH BANCROFT AND JEFF HATTEN
A warm welcome to the College's two new Research Associates appointed in June 2007, Elizabeth Bancroft and Jeff Hatten. Elizabeth just received a PhD from Oregon State University and will be working with Josh Lawler. Her research has focused on the impacts of environmental change on amphibians. Jeff is a 2007 PhD graduate of the College in soils science. His interests are centered around forest fire effects on soils, especially soil organic matter.

DENMAN TRIBAL FORESTRY PROGRAM ON UWTV AND STREAMING VIDEO
UWTV schedule for Part 3 of the most recent program in the Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Trust and Transition: Perspectives on Native American Forestry," has been announced for July. Part III: Forest Health and Bioenergy will be shown Monday, July 2, at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 5, at 10 p.m., and Saturday, July 7, at 4 p.m. UWTV is Cable Channel 27 in Seattle. You can find out what the channels are in other parts of the state at http://www.uwtv.org. You can also view Denman presentations on your computer via streaming video.

STAND MANAGEMENT COOP'S CURRENT NEWSLETTER ON LINE
See the Stand Management Cooperative's most recent newsletter for updates on the nondestructive testing quality study and the SMC annual spring meeting, among other articles.

SAF CONVENTION NEEDS JUDGES!
The UW SAF chapter along with several other student chapters has been very involved in the student activities planning for the upcoming October annual convention in Portland, http://www.safconvention.org/natcon-07/. Chapter member and UW SAF chair Alicia Sullivan writes, "One of the tasks we have been working on is the student quiz bowl. As part of the organizational duties, we were asked to find three judges from the UW to help out during the quiz bowl. This is where I need your help. Currently, we have one judge lined up, and the hope is in the next few weeks to have the other two. This would be a minor time commitment on one evening of the convention and, not to mention, fun. So if you are planning on coming to the convention and would be interested in helping out, email me."

UWPD CRIME PREVENTION TIPS
The UW Police Department passes along the following on- and off-campus crime prevention tips:
Never give out your personal information to a stranger you encounter. If you don't want to talk to a solicitor who approaches you on the street continue to move on.
Remember that your name, address, and phone number are apart of your personal information that can be used by a person to commit identity theft.
Report all suspicious persons and or activity to your local law enforcement agency (UWPD is at 206.543.9338.)
Always investigate the validity of all petitions that require a signature, address, and phone number before you give out your personal information.
If you find out later that the petition was valid you can always contact the company and support their cause.
Avoid street solicitors trying to sell you something and or offer you a job that sounds too good to be true.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For an article quoting alum Malcolm North ('93), see Seattle Times, "Thinning falls short against fire." Malcolm is a researcher with the USDA Forest Service Pacific SW Research Station and with the University of California at Davis
For a reference to the Future of Washington Forests Study, see Seattle Times op ed piece by Publice Land Commissioner Doug Sutherland, "Sustainable and responsible stewardship of state forestlands."

KUDOS
Dave Peterson sends along kudos to Marivic Jiminez for her help in providing budget updates, proposal preparation, and logistics, making "the process of acquiring and managing research funds more efficient ..."

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) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 23, Number 1

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

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

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

SATURDAY, 23 JUNE FAMILY FOREST FIELD DAY CLE ELUM, WA 9 AM-4:30 PM
Summer Forest Stewardship Series, Family Forest Owners Field Day.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 23-24 JUNE MTNS TO SOUND GREENWAY DAYS
Includes community events, hikes, and bike rides along the Greenway.

SUNDAY-TUESDAY, 24-26 JUNE MENSURATIONISTS MEETING KELOWNA, BC
Western Forest Mensurationists 2007 Annual Meeting.

WEDNESDAY, 27 JUNE UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 7-9 PM
"Water Saving in the Garden," Michael Laurie, Watershed LLC. Pre-registration required.

FRIDAY, 29 JUNE AUTHOR READING ELLIOTT BAY BOOK CO 7:30 PM
"Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations," David Montgomery, Professor, UW Earth and Space Sciences.

SATURDAY, 30 JUNE CELEBRATING WILDFLOWERS OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PK 10 AM-1 PM
"Celebrating Wildflowers," co-sponsored by UWBG Rare Care.

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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. Watch for more details over the summer.

NEW BOOK BY PROFESSOR JIM AGEE
Scheduled for release this month by the University of California Press is "Stewards Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains." "A compelling story of place, Stewards Fork explores northwest California's magnificent Klamath Mountains -- a region that boasts remarkable biodiversity and a wealth of natural resources that have been used, and more recently abused, by humans for millennia. James K. Agee, a forest ecologist with more than fifty years experience in the Klamaths, provides a multidimensional perspective on this region and asks: how can we most effectively steward this spectacular landscape for a sustainable future? In an engaging narrative laced with personal anecdotes, he describes the dynamics of the Klamaths ecosystems and then introduces the principles of restoration ecology to offer a vision of how we can responsibly meet the needs of both people and natural organisms."

2008 CEDAR SYMPOSIUM PLANNING UNDERWAY
In March 2005, CFR sponsored a successful international syposium on Red Alder . Following the success of that symposium, planning for a 2008 conference on Western RedCedar and Alaska Yellow Cedar is now underway. The conference, to be held June 24-26, 2008 at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, WA will bring together educational and research institutions, government agencies, private industry, and interested members of the public for a critical revue of the current state of knowledge about the economic, ecological, and social values of Western Redcedar and Alaska Yellow Cedar. The conference will serve as a forum for stimulating and disseminating research on the complex connections between geographic ownership, biology, ecology, silviculture, commercial utilization, markets and manufacturing, -- targeting public agencies, policy analysts, foresters, landowners, and manufacturers. The conference is co-sponsored by the UW College of Forest Resources, Washington State University, Oregon State University College of Forestry, and the USDA PNW Research Station Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Questions and comments regarding the conference can be directed to either Megan O'Shea or David Briggs.

WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM'S PACIFIC CONNECTIONS GARDEN
The first phase of this exciting new garden in the Washington Park Arboretum featuring the best and brightest plants from five Pacific Rim countries will be breaking ground this fall, and is scheduled to open in summer 2008. UWBG is working in partnership with the City of Seattle and Arboretum Foundation on planning the Pacific Connections Garden, which will include plants from Australia, New Zealand, China, Chile, and the Pacific Northwest. For information and recent news on this project see http://depts.washington.edu/wpa/pacific_connections.html. For an article by CFR alum Dan Hinkley ('85) in the Spring issue of the Arboretum Foundation's Bulletin, see "Cascadia," which proposes the concept of a Cascadia exhibit in the Pacific Connections Garden.

NEW KEY CHECKOUT POLICY FOR ANDERSON,BLOEDEL,WINKENWERDER
Sally Morgan writes, "This is to alert you all to a new key check out policy for Anderson, Bloedel, and Winkenwereder (and related annexes, etc.). Beginning immediately, we will need to have a return date for all keys that are checked out to any student. When students leave, if they do not return the keys in their possession, a hold will be placed on their academic transcript until the keys are returned. I realize that it is difficult to predict how long an academic program may take, but if the student will be staying longer, the return date can easily be adjusted. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this policy causes, but we have identified this as an important way to increase security and accountability. We have discovered many instances of students passing keys on to lab mates or colleagues; if a student has given their keys to you, when they left, please turn them in. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy."

WEST NILE VIRUS ALERT
As summer approaches, Public Health/Seattle and King County remind us to watch out for West Nile Virus. The disease infected people in surrounding states last year, and if it follows the pattern, this year and next may be big years for Washington State. West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne disease that was first detected in Washington State in birds and horses in 2002. By October of 2006, it was detected in three birds in Magnolia, Laurelhurst and Broadview. Most people bitten by an infected mosquito do not get sick, but 20 percent of those infected experience mild to severe flu-like symptoms. Less than one percent of those infected develops a life-threatening illness. To protect themselves from mosquito bites, people are encouraged to wear clothes that cover their body during times of days when mosquitoes are active. Insect repellants with DEET are effective and there are a growing number of alternative products. While the public health threat may seem small, simple prevention is a good idea. Mosquitoes need only a small amount of standing water to breed. A five gallon bucket can breed enough to infect a neighborhood. Even a bucket that is turned over and has standing water can be a breeding ground. Some species of misquitos need as little as seven days to breed. If you collect rainwater, make sure that collection areas have covers that restrict mosquitoes. For more information contact the West Nile Virus hotline at 206.205.3883 or see http://www.metrokc.gov/health/westnile/index.htm or http://www.seattle.gov/util/Services/Drainage_&_Sewer/Keep_Water_Safe_&_Clean/About_West_Nile_Virus/index.asp.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
And, on the subject of West Nile Virus, see Seattle times article, "West Nile virus could hit area hard this summer" featuring John Marzluff. For a Seattle Times op-ed piece on a new 520 bridge by UW President Mark Emmert, see "Working toward consensus on a new 520 floating bridge," discussing UW concerns including the Washington Park Arboretum. See Seattle PI story, "City tree protection not making the cut," with quotes by CFR alum and Seattle City Arborist Mark Mead ('87).

KUDOS
Kudos to the Elisabeth C. Miller Library, whose website was listed as one of "10 gardening Web sites we wouldn't be without" by the Oregonian. See "10 quick clicks: Find answers fast with these garden Web sites."

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) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 22, Number 12

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

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING JUNE 13. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 13-23 JUNE RESTORATION INSTITUTE VICTORIA,BC
University of Victoria Summer Institute, "Advances in Ecological Restoration." i ncludes June 14-15 Symposium, "Saving the Pieces: Restoring species at risk." Co-sponsored by the UW College of Forest Resources.

SATURDAY, 16 JUNE SPARTINA DIG DAY LA CONNER,WA 10 AM-2 PM
9th Annual Skagit Spartina Dig Day, sponsored by People for Puget Sound. Location, Turner's Bay, Skagit County.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, 18-20 JUNE WILDLIFE MGMT CONFERENCE PORTLAND, OR
World Forestry Center, Urban Wildlife Management National Conference.

TUESDAY, 19 JUNE WOOD ROT FUNGI SEMINAR SEATTLE, WA,REI
Seminar, "Wood Rot Fungi: Investigations and implications," Steve Quarles, University of California, Berkeley Cooperative Extension.

WEDNESDAY, 20 JUNE FOREST SECTOR SYMPOSIUM VANCOUVER, BC 8 AM-3 PM
The BC Forum and the Forest Products Association of Canada Summer Symposium 2007, "Forest Sector Competitiveness: Finding a pathway to renewal."

WEDNESDAY, 20 JUNE PMEL SEMINAR NOAA/PMEL LAB 1:30 PM
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Seminar (PMEL), "Connecting the Dots: Freshwater ecosystems link the carbon cycles of land, air, and sea," Simone Alin Research Associate, UW Oceanography. Location is PMEL, Bldg 3, Room 2104, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA. Notice to visitors: Visitors will be admitted at the NOAA security gate by showing identification and stating that they are attending this seminar at Building 3.

THURSDAY, 21 JUNE KRUCKEBERG GARDEN MEETNG RICHMOND BEACH, WA 7 PM
The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation Spring Meeting, "The Asian Influence on Puget Sound Gardens. UW Professor Emeritus Arthur Kruckeberg. Event is free and open to the public. Location is Richmond Beach Congregational Church.

THURSDAY, 21 JUNE WEED IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP NORTHGATE CTR 7 PM
The King County Noxious Weed Program free workshop for Seattle residents on the worst invaders in this area. Bring your mystery weeds for identification and get answers for controlling the tough weeds on your property. Location is Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA.

SATURDAY, 23 JUNE FAMILY FOREST FIELD DAY CLE ELUM, WA 9 AM-4:30 PM
Summer Forest Stewardship Series, Family Forest Owners Field Day..

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 23-24 JUNE MTNS TO SOUND GREENWAY DAYS
Includes community events, hikes, and bike rides along the Greenway..

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Water Saving in the Garden, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 7-9 p.m., UWBG, CUH, Douglas Classroom: $30; pre registration required.
Celebrating Wildflowers, Saturday, June 30, 2007, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Olympic Sculpture Park, co-sponsored by UWBG Rare Care.
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. Watch for more details over the summer.

COMMENCEMENT KEYNOTE SPEECH ONLINE
For those of you who could not make it to the College's June 8th graduation, the text of the keynote speech by Nalini Nadkarni (PhD, '83), faculty member at The Evergreen State College and CFR affiliate faculty, is available on line.

TWO CFR FACULTY PARTICIPATE IN UW FACULTY FIELD TOUR
About three dozen UW faculty members hit the road Monday, June 11th, for a five-day trip across the state. This is the 10th annual UW faculty field tour, which provides new faculty members with a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the rich tapestry of of culture, economics, and geography of their new home state. Participating from CFR are "new this year" faculty members Renata Bura and Monika Moskal, who also participated in the College's faculty tour in September, 2006. UW Faculty Tour participants will visit locations throughout Washington state, including Weyehaueser Headquarters, Mt. St. Helens, Bonneville Hotsprings, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Heritage University, WSU Research Station, Terra Blanca Winery, Itron, Inc. in Liberty Lake, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Hanford, Richland, Spokane, Grand Coulee Dam, Paschall Sherman Indian School, Cascade Organics, Mazama NorthCascades Smoke Jumper Base, Boeing Everett Plant, and the Washington Park Arboretum. Tour participants have been invited to share their observations and thoughts along the way. Check back often to see what they post to the 2007 edition of the Faculty Field Tour Blog.

CFR WELCOMES NEW STAFF MEMBER JOHN YANCEY
A warm welcome to John Yancey, UWBG's new Building Services Coordinator!

NORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM UPDATE
The Northwest Environmental Forum (NWEF) website has two new links that provide updates on NWEF activities, including participation in the Future of Washington Forests study. See "Progress Report to the Northwest Environmental Forum" and "Forest Funding Research Needs." Says NWEF Director Brian Boyle, "We should be very pleased at the positive reception in the Legislature of the Forum and of the testimony on the Future of Washingtons Forests studies by Bruce Lippke, Ivan Eastin, John Perez-Garcia, and Ara Erickson. There have been positive citations of Forum findings, including in legislation on climate change. The Legislature was greatly impressed that such a diverse group of people (88 from 41 organizations gathering at Semiahmoo Resort last November) came together with a common vision -- to protect the economic viability of working forests in Washington. The NWEF now progresses to a different stage. We do not intend to convene another Future of Washington's Working Forest Land Base Forum; we think that series of discussions accomplished what it needed, and we should move on. The Legislature has proposed a new direction for the NWEF on retention of working forests and tied it to a new mandate for the WA Department of Natural Resources to acquire lands, including parcels around Blanchard Mountain and Whatcom and Skagit counties."

SAF 2007 NATIONAL CONVENTION IN PORTLAND, OR NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Graduate student Lindsay Malone writes, "The Washington and Oregon chapters of SAF are co-hosting the 2007 National Convention in Portland, OR, and the WA and OR student chapters are planning various student activities for the week. The UW student chapter is the lead school for coordinating plans for the student orientation and we think we have some engaging activities in the works! One other duty that the UW SAF chapter has been tasked with is to recruit CFR faculty and staff to volunteer their time as judges in this year's Student Quiz Bowl. If you're planning to attend the convention and expect to be there the evening of Tuesday October 23, AND would be willing to volunteer your scholarly services on a panel of quiz bowl judges, please let us know. While it's still a bit early in the summer, we'd also like to know if you're planning to come to the convention and/or are presenting at one of the various technical sessions. We'd like to see about possibly high-lighting those talks when speaking with fellow students and getting a sense if there's an interest in having a UW social activity on one of the evenings in Portland. So, please be in touch if: (1) You're thinking of going to the SAF national convention this year, and if you are presenting; and (2) you're willing to be a judge for the Student Quiz Bowl on the evening of Tuesday, October 23rd. Feel free to drop us a line anytime this summer, but if you're willing to be a Quiz Bowl judge it would be great to confirm that information before the end of June." Contact Lindsay Malone, or Alicia Sullivan .

HYDE HERBARIUM A RESOURCE FOR VEGETATION RESEARCH
Sarah Reichard reminds faculty and students doing vegetation work that "it is a good idea to have vouchers of the species you are working on deposited at CFR's Hyde Herbarium. It doesn't happen often, but there are times when the species you report working on have been challenged and having a voucher specimen assures that you can respond. It is additional documentation of your work. I know of two cases where it was very useful to students here. We can provide presses and instructions on collecting specimens and making field notes. Once you make the specimens and notes, we will take over with making labels, mounting, and storage. In addition, if your students are a little unsure of their ability to key out unknown species, the collections manager will work with them to improve their keying skills by being available while they do it. We also do free plant identification, but if it is a student we recommend they try to key it rather than just tell them. Contact hydeherb@u.washington.edu for more information."

ESRM UNDERGRADUATES TO STUDY IN TAIWAN
Chelsea Gill and Anjel Gerard Wahlman, undergraduates in the ESRM prgroam will be participating in the 2007 Summer Program on Chinese Language and Culture in Taiwan at National Chung Hsing University (NCHU). Two CFR students have participated in the program during the past two summers. The student exchanges between NCHU and CFR (including last summer's visit by students from NCHR to the UW and the Olympic Natural Resources Center) are the result of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that created a sister college relationship between CFR and the Taiwanese university.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Rand Knight (MS,'97)(PhD,'03)is a Democratic candidate running for U.S. Senate in Georgia challenging incumbent Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss. Rand is Director of Enterprise Sales and Global Business Development at QL2 Software, Inc. in Seattle. From 2004-2006 he was a scientist for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON.
Sarah Cooke (PhD, '94) has a an environmental services consulting business in Seattle, Cooke Scientific, specializing in wetland ecology. Sarah will be presenting a workshop on wetland rush, sedge, and grass identification as part of the upcoming joint conference in Yakima, WA of the Society for Ecological Restoration-Northwest Chapter (SERNW) and Society of Wetland Scientists- Pacific NW Chapter.
Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa, (MS,'88, PhD, '99) is co-Director of the Himalayan Program for The Mountain Institute (TMI). He is the first person from the Sherpa community to receive a doctorate. His career in the field of conservation and sustainable mountain development expands over nearly 30 years. He joined TMI on full time basis in 2000 and now works to strengthen conservation capacity on the north side of Mt. Everest, managing TMI's Qomolangma Conservation Programme.
John Kershaw (PhD,'93) is Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB. His areas of expertise are forest mensuration and forest biometrics and his research interests include inventory analysis, growth and yield, applications of technology in forest mensuration, and faluation of data.

PRESIDENT EMMERT'S OFFICE HOURS
UW President Mark Emmert's recent "office hours" video was filmed partly in and around UWBG and focuses on the UW's leadership role and future challenges in environmental sustainability. You can view the video online and send an e-mail or post a comment on the Office Hours message board.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For Seattle P-I articles on media celebrity Martha Stewart's recent visit to Seattle, which included a plant sale at UWBG and a dinner at the home of CFR alum Dan Hinkley (MS,'85) and his partner Robert Jones, see "Martha Stewart takes home a bit of the Seattle area" and "People in the News: Martha drops in for dinner, literally."
See "Rain can't dampen pride, joy at UW graduation" for a Seattle P-I article on the UW's June 9th Commencement, with a short profile of CFR ESRM graduate Mercedes Mijares, " ... who grew up in an affluent family in Mexico City with little interest in finishing high school, confident that her future was secure. Then, she fell in love with an American, moved with him to Alaska, and by age 36 was living in Seattle with her husband and running a house cleaning business. At age 35 she decided to go back to school, took the credits she needed for a high school diploma, then continued to the University of Washington. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in forestry."

WASHINGTON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA FORMALIZE COOPERATIVE FORESTRY AGREEMENT
The WA Department of Natural Resources recently announced that Washington and British Columbia have formalized an agreement to cooperate on improving forest health conditions, adapting to climate change, increasing cross-border wildfire protection, and producing bio-energy from forest products. Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Doug Sutherland and British Columbia Minister of Forests and Range RichColeman signed a memorandum of agreement today calling for cooperative efforts on these issues. See fulll text of news release online.

KUDOS
Megan O'Shea sends along kudos and the first recognition in our "CFR Stars" program to Dan Ribeiro and Debbie Livingstone, The Water Center, for the role they played in co-hosting the 2007 Oceans to Starts Lecture Series. Says Megan, "This 4-part lecture series held at Kane Hall on the UW campus exemplifies the vision of the CFR to provide internationally recognized knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues." CFR "stars" receive a Starbucks gift card valued at $5.

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) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 22, Number 11

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

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

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

MONDAY, 11 JUNE PSO INFORMATION SESSION JOHNSON 102 12-1 PM
Professional Staff Organization information session on enabling legislation for collective bargaining, with Mindy Kornberg, Vice President for Human Resources and Lou Pisano, Executive Director of Labor Relations, Human Resources Labor Relations.

TUESDAY, 12 JUNE WA BIODIVERSITY COUNCIL LACEY,WA 8:45 AM-3:45 PM
Washington Biodiversity Council meeting, DOE Building in Lacey, WA.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY 12-14 JUNE SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE VICTORIA, BC
Decisions for Sustainability Conference, "Forest Estate Models for the Future."

WEDNESDAY, 13 JUNE NHS LECTURE UWBG,CUH,NHS 7:15 PM
NW Horticultural Society Lecture Series,"Making the Modern Garden," Christopher Bradley-Hole.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, 13-14 JUNE ENGR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS UWBG,CUH
"Using Biofiltration, Bioretention, and Constructed Wetlands for Improving Stormwater Quality.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 13-23 JUNE RESTORATION INSTITUTE VICTORIA,BC
University of Victoria Summer Institute, "Advances in Ecological Restoration." i ncludes June 14-15 Symposium, "Saving the Pieces: Restoring species at risk." Co-sponsored by the UW College of Forest Resources.

SATURDAY, 16 JUNE SPARTINA DIG DAY LA CONNER,WA 10 AM-2 PM
9th Annual Skagit Spartina Dig Day, sponsored by People for Puget Sound. Location, Turner's Bay, Skagit County.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR
Urban Sustainability Forum, "Restoring Nature's Capital: An action plan to sustain ecosystem services," Janet Ranganaathan, Director, World Resource Institute's People and Ecosystems Program, Monday, June 18, 2007, 5:30-7 p.m., Seattle Central Library.
Seminar, "Wood Rot Fungi: Investigations and Implications," Steve Quarles, University of California, Berkeley Cooperative Extension, Tuesday, June 19, 2007.
Water Saving in the Garden, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 7-9 p.m., UWBG, CUH, Douglas Classroom: $30; Pre-registration required. The class will cover how to conserve water in your garden, focusing on irrigation systems, soil, plants, and compost. It will include a holistic approach to water use in the garden and also a practical hands-on portion with a look at different types of irrigation systems, how they are used, how to convert to drip and soaker hose systems, maintenance issues, and how to check your soil.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CENTENNIAL GRADUATING CLASS!
Students, faculty, staff, colleagues, family, and friends of the centennial graduating class joined in a celebration on Friday June 8 to bestow on the College's graduates well-deserved, hard-earned recognition and support. The diversity of careers that the 2007 class has chosen to undertake is remarkable. Students' employers range from city, county, and private companies to state and national parks and forests as well as tribal agencies. Some students have chosen to work as consultants, for non-profit private organizations, or start their own businesses. Some will work as scientists or environmental specialists, while others will work as forest managers or horticultural landscape designers. Others will become engineers working to solve problems facing the forest and the pulp and paper industries. Some will become faculty members at universities across the nation. And some will pursue graduate studies at the College or at other universities. Women comprise about half of the total receiving either graduate or undergraduate degrees from the College. Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources degrees were awarded to 75 students; Master of Science and Master of Forest Resouces degrees were awarded to 44 students, and 16 PhD degrees were awarded. Featured speakers at the ceremony included Bob Dick ('74), Board member and President of the CFR Alumni Association. A second generation graduate of the College (his father graduated in 1939 and spent his career as a Weyerhaeuser Company forester in Grays Harbor, WA), Bob currently is Washington Manager for the American Forest Resource Council in Olympia, WA, a position he has held since 1993. Keynote speaker was Nalini Nadkarni ('83), a pioneer in forest canopy studies and in fostering the communication of canopy research among scientists and to the general public around the world. In 1991, she joined the faculty at The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, WA, and is a CFR affiliate faculty. Her research concerns the ecology of tropical and temperate forest canopies, particularly the roles that canopy-dwelling plants play in forests. CFR students elected two student speakers: graduate student Mark Swanson, whose thesis is on carbon storage in the Nothofagus (southern beech) forests of Tierra del Fuego, Chile; and undergraduate Royce Anderson, ESRM major with an emphasis in entomology and this year's Forest Club president. Following the formal ceremony in Kane Hall, cake and punched were served under festive tents in the Anderson-Bloedel-Winkenwerder Courtyard.

UWTV E-NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHTS THE COLLEGE'S CENTENNIAL
The recent issue of UWTV's e-newsletter and UWTV's home page spotlights CFR's centennial in an article entitled, "UW College of Forest Resources: Reflecting on 100 years of growth." The article also highlights the two UWTV/CFR co-produced programs, Sustaining our Northwest World and the Denman Forestry Issues Series and announces the premier of the latest Denman Series, "Trust and Transition: Perspectives on Native American Forestry." The Denman schedule for June and July is detailed below.

LATEST DENMAN UWTV PROGRAM SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
UWTV has announced the TV schedule for the most recent program in the Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Trust and Transition: Perspectives on Native American Forestry," for June and July 2007:
Part I: National Overview of Tribal Forestry will be shown Monday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, June 20, at 6 p.m.; Thursday, June 21, at 10 p.m.; and Saturday, June 23, at 4 p.m.
Part II: Opportunities and Challenges for Native American Forestry will be shown Monday, June 25, at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 28, at 10 p.m., and Saturday, June 30, at 4 p.m.
Part III: Forest Health and Bioenergy will be shown Monday, July 2, at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 5, at 10 p.m., and Saturday, July 7, at 4 p.m.

COLLEGE TO PARTICIPATE IN FAO FIRE MANAGEMENT GROUP
Thanks to Ernesto Alvarado, who attended last months' International Wildland Fire Conference, the College is one of the 40 founding members of the FAO Fire Management Actions Alliance. The Alliance was established in May 2007 at the 4th International Wildland Fire Conference in Seville, Spain. The purpose of the FAO's Fire Management Actions Alliance is to stimulate improved fire management and to reduce damage from fire worldwide. The Objectives are to:
* review and update the Fire Management Voluntary Guidelines;
* encourage stakeholders at all levels to adopt and use the Guidelines;
* review experiences from applying the Guidelines;
* strengthen international cooperation in fire management.

REPORT ON INDIAN NATIONAL INDIAN TIMBER SYMPOSIUM
For more than 30 years, the Intertribal Timber Council has coordinated and conducted an Annual National Indian Timber Symposium. The symposium is designed to facilitate communication from the perspective of tribes, the BIA, private industry, legislative bodies, and academia on issues and concerns of current forestry management practices. From June 4-7, 2007, The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation hosted the 31st National Indian Symposium at Flathead Bay in Polson, MT. Three hundred delegates represented tribes and Alaska native corporations from all over North America. CFR staff Kevin Ceder and Larry Mason joined with Adrian Leighton (Forestry Instructor at Salish Kootenai Community College) to begin the meeting by conducting a one-day Symposium workshop on Assessment of Forest Fuels using the Landscape Management System (LMS). Also participating in the meeting as coordinator of a GIS and remote sensing workshop was CFR alum Kelly Hetzler ('99), GIS and Inventory Forester, San Carlos Apache Tribe, San Carlos, AZ. Later in the week, in his remarks to symposium attendees, the President of the Intertribal Timber Tribal Council, Nolan Colegrove Sr., praised the College for its leadership in expanding scholarship opportunities for Native American students and for recent production of the Denman Forestry Program, "Trust and Transition: Perspectives on Native American Forestry."

ALUMNI NEWS
Alumni updates include the following news: Eric Sucre (MS, 2005) is in the PhD program in forest soils at Viginia Tech University; Melissa Keeley (MS, 2000) is a Graduate Research Fellow of the U.S. National Science Foundation and a visiting researcher at the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy; she will receive her doctorate from the Institute for Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the Technical University of Berlin this year; and John Klavitter (MS, 2000) is a wildlife biologist with Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.

UW COPY CENTERS GO GREEN
UW Copy Centers are now using 100 per cent post-consumer recycled paper. The transition from 30 to 100 per cent recycled stock began on June 4, 2007, with plans to have all copy centers switched out by July 1st. This move is the first of many to support the campus sustainability efforts. "We have been studying various recycled papers for the last couple of years and are thrilled to find a 100 per cent post-consumer recycled paper that is comparable in price and quality to what we have previously used and that is compatible with our printers," reports Katy Folk-Way, Assistant Director of Copy Services. "It's a bonus that the mill is located in our own state." The new recycled paper stock is supplied by local paper mill Grays Harbor, which uses renewable biomass fuels and produces only carbon neutral, clean energy. The cost of copies will increase 1/8th of a cent, "a small price to pay for the inestimable environmental benefits."

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For a Wenatchee World article on natural reforestation after fires, see "Study: Plentiful natural reforestation after fires," quoting Jerry Franklin. For a Seattle P-I story on urban wildlife, see "Take a walk on the wild side of Seattle," quoting John Marzluff.

KUDOS
Kudos to to Cum Laude (minimum GPA of 3.75) graduate Jennifer Lawson and Summa Cum Laude (mimunum GPA of 3.86) graduates Royce Anderson and Paul Footen of the College's 2007 centennial graduating class. Kudos to graduate student Patrick Schwartzkopf, who recently recived a $3,500 scholarship from the National Garden Club, the only award in Washington State of 36 given nation-wide. Patrick also received a $1,000 scholarship from the Washington State Nursery and Landscaping Association. Kudos to alum Dan Hinkley ('85) who is the 2007 recipient of one of horticulture's most prestigioius awards, the George Robert White Medal of Honor from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

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) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 22, Number 10

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

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING JUNE 2. Check out the CFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 2 JUNE NATIONAL TRAILS DAY EVENT RATTLESNAKE MTN 9:30 AM
Mountains to Sound Greenway presents a National Trails Day Event, the grand opening of the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail, an 11-mile trail on Rattlesnake Mountain between Snoqualmie Point and Rattlesnake Lake. RSVP to 206.382.5565 or jackie.vananda@mtsgreenway.org. Directions: I-90 eastbound, exit 27, turn right up the hill. I-90 westbound, exit 31, turn north through North Bend, turn left onto North Bend Way and continue until you cross under I-90, then continue up the hill.

MONDAY, 4 JUNE PHD DEFENSE BLOEDEL 292 11:30 AM
"Modeling Export Performance from a Dynamic Capabilities Perspective: Theory and evidence from furniture and wood industries in China and U.S," Jeff Cao; Committee Chair: Ivan Eastin.

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 4-7 JUNE INDIAN TIMBER SYMPOSIUM POLSON, MT
"Emerging Challenges in Indian Forestry."

TUESDAY, 5 JUNE PHD DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 9:30 AM
"Fire Intensity and Prescribed Fire Effects on Soil Organic Matter," Jeff Hatten; Committee Chair: Darlene Zabowski.

WEDNESDAY, 6 JUNE MS PRESENTATION ANDERSON 22 8:30 AM
"A Tree Management Plan for the University of Washington," Deborah Brown; Committee Chair: Bob Gara.

WEDNESDAY, 6 JUNE MS DEFENSE UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 10:30 AM
"Soil Properties Associated with English Ivy Infestations in Pacific Northwest Urban Forests," Anna Heckman; Committee Chair: Warren Gold.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 6-8 JUNE FISHERIES SOCIETY MEETING TACOMA, WA
North Pacific International Chapter, American Fisheries Society, WA/BC Annual Meeting, "Fisheries and Development: Can they co-exist?"

THURSDAY, 7 JUNE UW-REN STUDENT PROJECTS UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 6-8 pm
UW-REN Symposium, Restoration Ecology Network student project presentations.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 7-9 JUNE ENV STUDIES SUMMIT SYRACUSE, NY
2nd Environmental Studies Summit.

FRIDAY, 8 JUNE MS DEFENSE UWBG,CUH,DOUGLAS 10 AM
"Arbuscular "Mycorrhizal Fungi of Abandoned Agricultural Land and their Implications for the Restoration of Puget Sound Prairies," Sierra Smith; Committee Chair: Sarah Reichard.

FRIDAY, 8 JUNE CFR GRADUATION KANE 120/ANDERSON 207 2-5 PM
College of Forest Resources Centennial Graduation Celebration

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

REMINDER, "CFR STARS" PROGRAM
A reminder about the new, ongoing recognition program to honor members of our community throughout the year who demonstrate the CFR mission, vision, and values through their actions. CFR faculty, staff, and student "Stars" can be recognized by any member of the community; just stop by Sally Morgan's office in 107 Anderson to get a Starbucks gift card valued at $5 to give to any other member of the College in recognition of an activity that furthers College goals. Sally will be tracking these; just tell her the person you're honoring and the activity that is being rewarded so we can track our "stars." She will give you the gift card, or if you prefer, she can deliver it to the recipient for you. At next year's recognition event we'll have two drawings: one from the names of all who've nominated a "Star" colleague and one from the names of the "Star" card recipients -- a great way to promote appreciation of our colleagues and to celebrate their achievements.

CENTENNIAL GALA BANQUET DATE IS SET FOR NOVEMBER 3RD
Tom Mentele writes, "Our friends in Husky Athletics have agreed to allow us to hold the Centennial Gala in the Don James Center on Saturday, November 3rd. This first-class venue is large enough to handle the anticipated number of guests, and the general consensus was that Saturday night would work well for out of town folks, as well as permit us to have the event a little earlier in the evening. This also opens up the other elements of the weekend event plan, such as a social mixer on Friday night at Meany Towers/Hotel Deca, as a means of getting travelers situated prior to the day of the event. More details to follow!"

CONSERVATION CANINE TRAINING FACILITY
And, because you surely want to know all about the "dogs out at Pack Forest," Greg Ettl writes in the latest edition of the Pack Forest Newsletter: "Building is underway for the Conservation Canine Training Facilityat Pack Forest. CFR and the Biology Department have partnered in this unique research program with the mutual interest of conserving natural resources in our region and around the world. Sam Wasser, director of the UW Center for Conservation Biology, developed the Conservation Canine program in 1997, using trained dogs to detect the scat from endangered species over large, remote areas. This noninvasive research method allows for the collection of vast amounts of genetic and physiological information without disturbing the actual species being studied. He collaborated with Barbara Davenport, Master Canine Trainer with the WA State Department of Corrections, modifying narcotics detection dog methods to train dogs to locate the scat. The dogs will be trained on site to sniff out the feces of a number of different wildlife species, from Orca Whales in the Pacific Northwest to Grizzly Bears in the Canadian Rockies to Pumas in Brazil. The information collected through this program will help aid in the conservation of the endangered species and the ecosystems they inhabit. For more information on this exciting partnership, see Center for Conservation Biology website."

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN MAY 2007
"Forest Inventory and Management Plan for Nisqually Mashel State Park"; PI: Greg Ettl; sponsor: WA State Parks and Recreation commission; amount $18,436 .
"High Elevation Fungi at North Cascades National Park"; PI: Bob Edmonds; sponsor: USDI National Park Service; amount: $7,471.
"Summer Youth Forestry Institute"; PI:Bruce Lippke; sponsor: Washington Sate University; amount $4,852
"The Potential of Utilizing Southeast Alaska Species in Japan for Glulam Beams"; PI: Joe Roos; sponsor: University of Alaska-Fairbanks; amount: 15,000.

NEWSLETTERS ON LINE
See the Summer 2007 PNW CESU Newsletter, "Cooperative Ventures."

ALUMNI NEWS
Updates from the class of 2004 include:
Michael Beevers, joint MS, Forest Resources, and MPA, Evans School, is currently a PhD student in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland.
Erica Cline, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor at UW Tacoma. Before coming to UW Tacoma, Erica was a post-doctoral researcher in the Systematic Botany and Mycology Lab of the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland where she worked on nomenclature and taxonomy of invasive plant pathogens and helped to develop a database covering all published fungal species.
Carrie Monohan, PhD, is senior river scientist with the Natural Heritage Institute in San Francisco, CA, who focuses on eco-hydrology, bridging the fields of hydrology and ecology, and proposes new areas for research and management.

STAFF SALARY INCREASES
Professional staff employees will receive a 4.5% average increase on September 1st. The increases will be distributed according to merit and market considerations and will reflect merit and relative performance within the various units of the College. All supervisors have been asked to prepare annual performance reviews and merit recommendations by June 1 (http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/sal2007.html). Represented classified staff will receive increases July 1st, as negotiated by their individual labor union bargaining units, generally 3.2%. Unrepresented classified staff will receive a 3.2% increase September 1.

FREE STREET TREES FROM CITY OF SEATTLE
This fall, the City of Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods will provide free trees for planting on residential streets in Seattle neighborhoods. Applications are accepted from groups of neighbors and are due on Friday, August 10, 2007. This is the Tree Fund's 11th year, having planted 18,000 trees, and investing over $650,000 in making Seattle a greener city. The Tree Fund is a program of the Neighborhood Matching Fund and the Seattle Department of Transportation. In exchange for free trees to be delivered by the City this fall, groups of neighbors attend a City sponsored training session and then organize their neighbors to plant the trees. The goal is to beautify Seattle streets and to support a clean and green environment. Seattle's tree cover has shrunk from 40 percent of the city's land area in 1972 to just 18 percent today, a decline that threatens nature's ability to help manage stormwater, reduce erosion, absorb climate-disrupting gases, and clean the air. For an application, contact 206.684.0464 or see http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/treefund.htm.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For articles following up on the destruction of Merrill Hall in 2001, see Seattle Times article, "Earth Liberation Front arsonist sentenced to 13 years," and Oregonian article, "Eco-saboteurs lose their cool in era of war and warming."
For an article on the Washington Park Arboretum, see "Big changes coming to Arboretum's south end."

KUDOS
Kudos to the CFR community -- we raised just over $2,000 for the Scholarship Fund at last Thursday's Recognition Event Silent Auction. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Monika Moskal alerts us to a kudo for PhD student Van Kane, who was just notified that he received the NASA Graduate Student Fellowship in Earth Systems Science.

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) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm