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March 2005

The Straight Grain
Volume 13, 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.

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MARCH 26. Check out the CFR events calendar
at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other public events.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, 23-26 MARCH NWSFA ANNUAL MEETING CORVALLIS, OR
Northwest Scientific Association 78th Annual Meeting. See
http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/org_NWS/Files/2005%20meeting/CallForPapers2005b.pdf

SATURDAY, 26 MARCH CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 10 AM-NOON
" Basic Pruning: Part 2," Cass Turnbull, certified arborist. Register at
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

TUESDAY, 29 MARCH CWWS SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Simulating hydrologic processes: Insights from experimental plot measurements at UW Center for Urban Horticulture,"Stephanie Kampf, graduate student, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, 29-31 MARCH RESEARCH CONFERENCE SEATTLE, WA
Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Research Conference "Science for the Salish Sea: a sense of place, a sense of change, "Washington State Convention and Trade Center. For conference schedule, registration, and other details see http://www.engr.washington.edu/epp/psgb/.

THURSDAY, 31 MARCH NWFSC SEMINAR NWFSC AUDITORIUM 11 AM
" Shorebird Conservation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge," Stephen C. Brown, Manomet Bird Observatory. Complete schedule, directions, and link to abstract at http://research.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NEED SOME LIBRARY RESEARCH ASSISTANCE?
Carol Green, Forest Resources Librarian, will hold Reference Hours in the Bloedel 311 Computer Lab on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. during Spring Quarter. If these hours don't work for you, make an appointment by calling 206-543-2758 and leaving a message, or e-mailing Carol at ccgreen@u.washington.edu. She is on campus Monday through Wednesday. Her regular Reference Hours at the Natural Sciences Library are Tuesdays 9-10, and Wednesdays 1-2. (She is often in her office in Bloedel 60 all day on Mondays. Come visit!)

MAKE A NOTE! NEW OFFICE LOCATIONS
Jim Agee is now located in Bloedel 332; Rick Gustafson in Winkenwerder 104B and Kathy Wolf in Anderson 303. Phone #s remain the same.

CFR WELCOMES NEW STAFF MEMBER JANET WILT
We have a new part-time staff support person, Janet Wilt, in the Dean's office who will be staffing ongoing faculty searches. She comes to us with a broad range of UW experience, having served as managing editor for a number of scholarly journals (Statistics, Sociology, Chemistry) and on special project assignments (including faculty searches). Janet will be located in Anderson 107; phone # 5-0877; email jwilt@u.washington.edu.

COLLEGE VISITING COMMITTEE
Dean Bare reminds faculty and staff that the College's Visiting Committee meets with the College administration 2-3 times per year to review new initiatives and programs to help ensure that we maintain world-class status in natural resources and environmental sustainability. This year has been especially active as the Committee has met with us three times -- most recently on March 11, 2005. faculty and staff to attend these meetings as dictated by topics under discussion. See the Committee's web page at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/About/advbd.htm for information about committee membership and mission and for minutes of committee meetings.

RTI NEWS
RTI meetings and training sessions in mid-March included:
(1)Luke Rogers and Ara Erickson attended the Seventh Annual Pacific Northwest Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Client Meeting in Troutdale, OR. Meeting objectives were to update clients on program status and recent changes, give them an opportunity to participate and offer feedback on how FIA can best serve client needs, and to learn more about the program's outputs, products, and research. The agenda also included presentations from
non-FIA participants on research and analysis related to the FIA program.
(2) Jim McCarter and Kevin Ceder delivered a training session for natural resource science students at Green River Community College in the use of LMS. Students were able to use data collected from the College's school forest to create a landscape portfolio in LMS to plan future management activities and to communicate expected outcomes to GRCC administrators.

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KUDOS

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS

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

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

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

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

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) 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/events.cgi


 

The Straight Grain
Volume 13, 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.

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MARCH 21. Check out the CFR events calendar
at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other public events.

TUESDAY, 22 MARCH CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS 7-9 PM
" Basic Pruning: Part 1," Cass Turnbull, certified arborist. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

WEDNESDAY, 23 MARCH UWEI LECTURE SERIES KANE 120 7-8 PM
Oceans to Stars Lecture Series, "The Nineveh Gap: Why we can't predict political responses to environmental problems," Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 23-25 MARCH RED ALDER SYMPOSIUM CUH
" International Symposium on Red Alder: A State of Knowledge." See
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.smc/alder%20web/symposiumindex.htm.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 23-25 MARCH CONCLAVE PACK FOREST, EATONVILLE,WA
Association of Western Forest Clubs Conclave. For information contact cspradlin@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 23-26 MARCH NWWA MEETING OSU, CORVALLIS, OR
Northwest Scientific Association 78th Annual Meeting. See
http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/org_NWS/Files/2005%20meeting/CallForPapers2005b.pdf.

THURSDAY, 24 MARCH URBAN ECOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4:30 PM
" Countryside Biogeography: The conservation value of city, suburbs, and farmland," Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University. Reception follows in Anderson 207. For information, contact urbaneco@u.washington.edu.

SATURDAY, 22 MARCH CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS 7-9 PM
" Basic Pruning: Part 2," Cass Turnbull, certified arborist. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFR HONORED WITH WSU EXTENSION'S "PARTNER AWARD"
CFR has been honored with Washington State University Extension's 2005 Partner Award. Presenting the award, WSU's David Baumgartner said that the WSU-CFR relationship is the most successful and long-term 'Cougar-Husky' partnership." It includes location of WSU Extension Forester Don Hanley at CFR; the development of intensive hybrid poplar culture, a multi-million dollar crop on both sides of the state; the Rural Technology Initiative, which has brought nearly $4 million and staff and resources to both institutions to jointly address technology transfer to rural communities; and WSU's King County Master Gardner program at CUH, in which university-trained volunteers serve the gardening public.

DEAN BARE REPORTS ON WASHINGTON DC TRIP
A CFR contingent recently spent a few days in Washington, DC explaining the continuing value of our research and outreach programs. Dean Bare reports, "Visits were made with Senators Murray and Cantwell, Congressmen Dicks, Baird, Larsen, Taylor (NC), Hastings, and Congresswoman McMorris. We also met with staff of House and Senate interior appropriations and resources committees. Faculty had asked us to support requests for ten programs and initiatives: RTI (Lippke/Hanley), LMS (Lippke), CINTRAFOR (Eastin), Wind River Canopy Crane (Franklin), ONRC (Calhoun), CWWS (Steinemann), Urban Ecology (Bradley), Energy from Bio-mass (Edmonds), New Materials from Bio-mass (Gustafson), and Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest (Calhoun). Given the tightness of the federal budget, it will be difficult to secure new funding this year -- even holding onto existing program support will be challenging. The President's budget calls for a 50% reduction in McIntire-Stennis funding in FY06 and total elimination in FY 07. We estimated the size of the financial impact associated with these proposed reductions for CFR and provided them to NAPFSC national leadership. In addition, we told the Congressional delegation that we support full restoration of these proposed reductions. On the brighter side, we support the President's
proposed increase in NRI funding from $180 MM to $250 MM. These competitive grants flow to a variety of agricultural and natural resources programs across the country, although only about 10% of the grants involve forestry and natural resources. Thus, restoring the formula funds which flow through the McIntire-Stennis program takes precedence over proposed increases in NRI. Our visits led us to believe that it is likely that the President's proposed reductions in McIntire-Stennis funding will not obtain in FY06. However, we must remain vigilant in subsequent years."

WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE TO BE FEATURED AT SMITHSONIAN
The Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility will be among the featured interpretive and interactive displays at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (http://www.folklife.si.edu/center/festival.html)this June 23-July 4, 2005 on the Mall in Washington, DC. This is the 100-year anniversary of the US Forest Service, and the Folklife Festival will be featuring many aspects of forest service culture, community, and science. See (http://www.folklife.si.edu/festival/2005/forestry/index.html). One aspect is the Crane's research and programs. Rick Meinzer (USFS Research Scientist, and Principle USFS Investigator for the Crane) and Dave Shaw (CFR Research Scientist) will be manning an interactive exhibit that will include a canopy access system (small crane or cherry picker)to access a tree crown on the mall. We will be doing various interpretive projects, such as using thermal imagers to display tree crown thermodynamics, and hunting for herbivores in the crown of a tree. Video and voice communication with the ground will be included in the display. Several hundred thousand people are expected to visit the mall during this two week July 4th holiday period.

NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADERS
Do you know any outstanding student leaders? The HUB Hall of Fame Committee seeks to recognize students with the HUB Hall of Fame Activities Award and is currently accepting nominations for students who have been involved in student organizations, student government, or campus life to honor their service and contributions to the UW and its community. To nominate, send student's name and contact information to Jennifer Kiest at jkiest@u.washington.edu or call 543.2380 by April 1, 2005. Applicants need not be nominated to apply. Award recipients will be honored by having their name(s) and organization(s) engraved on the HUB Hall of Fame Activities Award plaque located on the first floor of the HUB. Current
undergraduate and graduate UW-Seattle students are eligible. To apply, get an application at the Student Activities Office in HUB 207 or online at http://depts.washington.edu/sauf/hub/hhof.php. Application deadline is Friday, April 22, 2005.

LOGGING SPORTS TEAM STILL NEEDS YOUR HELP!
From Carrie Spradlin: "The UW Logging sports team is hosting the annual Association of Western Forest Clubs conclave this spring break from March 23rd to the 25th. This is an event that we have been planning for many months. There will be over 150 competitors from more than 11 schools down at Pack Forest. We are in need of CFR volunteers to help us out. Every event requires timers and judges -- this means at least 16 people timing at all times throughout the day. So far we do not have enough support from volunteers to run the show as quickly as we would like. If you could help us by coming down the Pack Forest for one of the three days above, it would be greatly appreciated. All volunteer receive free food and possibly housing. This is an extremely fun event that is entertaining and allows us to reach out to other forestry schools in the west. Please contact cspradlin@gmail.com if you are able to help us!

CFR NALGENES ARE IN -- HELP SUPPORT THE FOREST CLUB!
Brian Spradlin, Forest Club president, reports, "The CFR Nalgenes are in!!! I just delivered them to Jeff Aken's office (Anderson 130), so stop by check them out and buy a couple. The price is $12.50 per bottle. These are real Nalgenes not a different brand." Jeff says, "You might want to pay with a check (payable to the Forest Club) as we aren't really set up to deal with small change..."

CFR TO INITIATE REVIEW OF GOALS AND DIRECTION
Dean Bare has asked a few faculty and staff to initiate a review of the College's direction and to identify some specific goals we should strive to achieve over the next five years. For more information, see http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/strat1.html. This group, led by Steve West, will organize the discussion but all members of the College have an opportunity to become involved in this process. Bruce says,"I hope each of you take advantage of this in order for all voices and perspectives to be heard. As always, if you have issues or concerns as this process unfolds let me know."

UWAA AND CFR TO SPONSOR "RARE PLANT SAFARI"
A Rare Plant Safari is planned for Saturday, May 14th at CUH and the Arboretum. The safari will start with a continental breakfast and a lecture by Sarah Reichard. The "safari" will tour the Miller Seed Vault and the Douglas Conservatory and then drive to the Arboretum to continue rare plant discovery. The tour will end at the Arboretum, shortly after noon. Charge for faculty/staff/UWAA members is $10. Register at
https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=79&Private=N
Questions? Ccontact: UW Alumni Association, 206-543-0540, alumni@u.washington.edu.

FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING AVAILABLE
Two separate trainings are available:
(1) A free 2 hour training in CPR (Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) will be held on May 24 from 9-11 a.m. in Health Sciences T-439. Provided as a community service by the Seattle Fire Department Medic II, the training is for beginners as well as those who wish to renew their CPR certification. The training will help you identify when CPR is necessary, teach you how to administer CPR and the ABCs of emergency care, and provide practice on the CPR mannequin. Register at http://www.ehs.washington.edu/forms/classes/cprform.htm or call 206.543.7201. (2) An 8 hour class (held over 2 days) in First Aid and CPR Certification will be offered for $35 per person (UW affiliation required) through EMTA, an association of emergency medical care providers and trainers. Heart attacks, fractures, respiratory failure, CPR, environmental emergencies (heat stroke, hypothermia, bites and stings, etc.),shock, scene management, and the Good Samaritan law are discussed. Training is $35 per person: budget number or check must be received before training begins. Refunds only with 48 hours cancellation notice. This training is required for crews that work in the field. Dates are April 13 and 15, 12:30-4:30 pm, Health Sciences A-420; and June 1 and 3, 12:30-4:30 pm, T-435 Health Sciences Center. Register at http://www.ehs.washington.edu/forms/classes/facprcform.htm or call 206.543.7201. CPR certification is good for two years.
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KUDOS

Kudos to graduate students Carrie Lee and Ray Larson for submitting successful proposals for support from the Student Technology Fee (STF). Carrie's proposal was for $13,026 and Ray's was for $57,504. The STF was established by state statute and the law directs that the annual expenditure plans for the fee be approved by students rather than by the UW administration or the Board of Regents.

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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://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

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) 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/events.cgi

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 13, 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.

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MARCH 13. Check out the CFR events calendar
at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other public events.

THURSDAY, 17 MARCH NWFSC WEEKLY SEMINAR NWFSC AUDITORIUM 11 AM
" Potential Prey of Killer Whales in Puget Sound: A Pilot Study," John Horne, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. If you would like to view this seminar from a location other than Montlake, please contact Tony Yang at (206) 860-3415 to discuss options.

THURSDAY, 17 MARCH DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES SERIES 207 ANDERSON 2-5 PM
" Effect of Global Climate Change on Northwest Forests." Attendance at the recording session is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact Ellen Matheny at
ematheny@u.washington.edu for information. For agenda, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/denmanwtr05.htm.

FRIDAY, 18 MARCH URBAN SUSTAINABILITY FORUM MEANY HALL 7-9 PM
City of Seattle/International Sustainable Solutions Urban Sustainability Forum, "Take Charge with Sustainable Energy," Svend Auken, Member, Danish Parliament and former Danish Minister for Energy and Environment. See http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/dclu/news/20050217a.asp.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR REMOTE SENSING/BIOSPATIAL ANALYSIS POSITION
Dean Bare has appointed a search committee to identify qualified candidates for a new faculty position (9 month, tenure track, assistant or associate professor level) in remote sensing and biospatial analysis.
Jim Agee will chair the committee. See draft position description and committee charge at http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/remote.html.

CFR VISITING COMMITTEE MEETING
The CFR Visiting Committee met today in the new Merrill Hall at CUH. Agenda items included: an introduction to new CUH/WPA Director David Mabberley; updates on CFR faculty searches and research directions, the Working Forest Forum, the collaborative teaching space being developed in the former FRL space in Bloedel, Dean Bare's recent trip to Washington, DC and federal budget discussions, and progress on development campaign goals; and a discussion about a potential Green Diamond Resources internship and field experience collaboration with the College. Posted minutes will be forthcoming on the Visiting Committee web page at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/About/advbd.htm.

NEWS FROM RTI
March presentations by RTI staff have included: "LMS and emerging opportunities for closer links with GIS for habitat modeling," by Kevin Ceder, at the Map Info User Group in Tumwater, WA; "LMS as an integrated forest management planning tool," by Jim McCarter and Kevin Ceder, at a Cedar River Watershed meeting, and "Market and non-market values of forest fuels reductions," by Larry Mason, at the Inland Empire Forest Engineering Conference in Moscow, ID.

FACULTY SENATE ELECTIONS
Elections for the Faculty Senate position to be vacated by Dan Vogt on September 15, 2005 will begin on April 4th. If you are interested in serving as a faculty senator and wish to self-nominate or nominate a colleague, please drop Dean Bare an email no later than March 15th. Graham Allan and Sally Brown continue in their term as senators for another year.

WASHINGTON NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY PLANT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
The Washington Native Plant Society is accepting applications until March 11th (that's today, folks!)for their annual Native Plant Stewardship Program. Volunteers who want to learn about native plants so they can restore and protect natural habitats in the Puget Sound region are encouraged to apply. In return for the training, native plant stewards commit to volunteer at least 100 hours in urban forest restoration and native plant education in the Puget Sound area. Learn about Western Washington ecosystems, plant identification, restoration, plant biology and morphology, invasive plant species, rare plants, ethnobotany, and wildlife habitat. For more information and an application form see http://www.wnps.org/npsp/npsp_program_information.htm.

DONOR SUPPORT HELPS CFR STUDENTS PRESENT RESEARCH AT CONFERENCES
Thanks to the College's Byron and Alice Lockwood Endowed Fund for Program Advancement, which, along with CFR graduate program and Graduate School funding, helps CFR students attend upcoming conferences and meetings, including: wildlife/urban ecology student Stan Rullman and silvilculture student Michael Andreu, who will be presenting at a conference on " Emerging Issues along Urban/Rural Interfaces," in Atlanta, GA; silviculture students Derek Churchill and Peter Nelson, who will be presenting at the Society for Ecological Restoration NW Chapter regional conference; and ecosystems analysis student Ryan Haugo, who will be presenting at the Northwest Scientific Association meeting in Corvallis, OR. Along with all the other CFR faculty and students who will be attending these conferences, these students understand the wonderful resources provided by private support to the College's programs.

IT'S CATCHING!
Congratulations to two CFR staffers who are recently (or soon to be) married! Jeff Aken tied the knot on February 26, at Mazama, WA in the North Cascades and Brad Coston is getting married this Sunday and will be honeymooning at Disneyland.

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KUDOS

Kudos to Luke Rogers and Ara Erickson, for launching a new RTI short course, "Introduction to ArcGIS," on March 2-3 to a capacity audience at the WSU Learning Center in Port Hadlock, WA.

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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://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

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) 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/events.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 13, Number 9

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MARCH 7. Check out the CFR events calendar
at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.

MONDAY, 7 MARCH WILDLIFE SEMINAR SMITH 304 3:30 PM
" The Foraging Ecology of Fruit Bats in the Seasonable Environment of Central Zambia," Heidi Richter, University of FL graduate student.

MONDAY, 7 MARCH BOOK LAUNCHING KANE 220 7-8 PM
" The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout," CoFS Professor Thomas Quinn. See http://www.cofs.washington.edu/news/events/quinn.html

TUESDAY, 8 MARCH CWWS SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:30 AM
" Managing Stream Flows for Fish," Jim Anderson, Associate Professor, CoFS

TUESDAY, 8 MARCH DOCTORAL DEFENSE AMDERSON 22 12:30 PM
" An Environmental Gradient Model Predicts the Spatial Distribution of Potential Habitat for Hypogymnia duplicata in the Cascade Mountains of Northwestern Washington, Robin Lesher, ecosystems analysis program; co-Chairs Jerry Franklin and Joseph Ammirati.

TUESDAY, 8 MARCH CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS 7-8:30 PM
" Creating Spaces: A landscape architect's approach to garden design," Brooks Kolb. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html

WEDNESDAY, 9 MARCH UWEI LECTURE SERIES KANE 120 7-8 PM
Oceans to Stars Lecture Series, "Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions: Can they be predicted?" Stephen Malone. Register at https://www-s1.cac.washington.edu/alumni/store/activities/lectures/2005ocean.html

WEDNESDAY, 9 MARCH CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION MILLER LIBRARY 7-8:30 PM
" The Search for Order in the Universe (of Libraries): Books, videos, periodicals," Miller Library staff. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html

THURSDAY, 10 MARCH CFR/UWAA LECTURE SERIES KANE 110 7 PM
" Exclamation, Accentuation, Punctuation: the importance of form and textural contrast in garden design and plant selection," Dan Hinkley. Reception follows in Walker Ames Room. Register at
http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/2005cfrlectures.html

THURSDAY, 10 MARCH CUH PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 7-8:30 PM
" From the Ground up: Baskets from garden plants," Pat Reese, Master Gardener, Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFR ALUM APPOINTED TO USFS NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
USDA Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth announced Joel Holtrop has been selected to be the new deputy chief for state and private forestry, responsible for Cooperative Forestry programs, Urban and Community Forestry, Forest Health Protection, Fire and Aviation Management, and Natural Resources Conservation Education. Holtrop began working for the Forest Service in 1977 on the Eldorado National Forest in the Pacific Region as a forester. He worked on the Mt. Hood National Forest as a timber management assistant, and was a district ranger and later deputy forest supervisor on the Nicolet National Forest. In 1990 he was promoted to forest supervisor on the Flathead National Forest in Kalispell, MT. His next move was to Washington, DC in 1996, where he was deputy director, range management, from 1996 to 1999. Since January 2000 he has been director of watershed, fish, wildlife, air and rare plants staff. Holtrop received a bachelor's degree in forestry from Michigan State University in 1974, and a MS in forestry from CFR in 1982.

REPORTS FROM WORKING FOREST FORUM NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE
Reports and Proceedings from "Saving Washington's Working Forest Land Base: A Forum of the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington, held at Alderbrook Resort, November 22-23, 2004, are now available on line at the Northwest Environmental Forum website. See http://www.nwenvironmentalforum.org/.

STORY IN NEW YORKER MAGAZINE ON REDWOOD CANOPY
A story of life high in tall trees (unfortunately not on line) profiles Humboldt State University Professor Steve Silletts' research in the canopy of old-growth redwood forests. The 14,000-word article, titled "Climbing the Redwoods," appears in the February 21/28 issue of the New Yorker and describes Silletts efforts as the first scientist to map the canopy that the 2000-year-old redwoods create, which turned out to be very different from the way scientists envisioned it. Mentioned in the article are the Wind Canopy Crane Research Facility and CFR alum Bob Van Pelt ('91,'95).

NEWS RELEASE ON TREE RING DATA WIDELY USED BY NEWS OUTLETS
Bob Norheim reports that a Google News search on "peterson gedalof mantua" reveals 70 news outlets that reported the UW press release on the recent article in the Journal of American Water Resources Association by Dave Peterson, Ze'ev Gedalof, and Nate Mantua. The article discussed tree-ring data revealing multiyear droughts unlike any in recent memory. See http://www.uwnews.org/article.asp?articleID=8220.

GRANTS FUNDED IN FEBRUARY 2005
Total Amount Funded: $50,000
(1)"Counter proposal for a study of intertidal wetland restoration in
Puget Sound"; Sponsor: WA Sea Grant; PI Kern Ewing; new project.

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KUDOS

Kudos to CFR Visiting Committee member Duane Kelly, founder and producer of the Northwest and San Francisco flower shows, who will receive the 2005 meritorious award from the American Horticulture Society.

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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://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

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) 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/events.cgi