UW College of Forest Resources E-news
January 2009  |  Return to issue home

A Welcome from the Dean

Dean B. Bruce Bare
Dean B. Bruce Bare

Greetings from the College of Forest Resources!

Another productive academic year for the college is well under way, in which we strengthen our leadership role in the discovery and sharing of knowledge and tools to sustain the natural resources of our region and the planet. We were especially pleased this fall that our undergraduate programs have shown double-digit growth for three years in a row, underscoring the value of our hands-on curricula with access to some of the greatest field laboratories in the world!

This new E-newsletter is a cooperative venture with the UW Alumni Association, and we hope to bring it to you at least twice a year. You can read profiles that highlight the accomplishments of our alumni, keep up on college events and news of note, learn about our programs and meet our dedicated faculty, staff and students. In this issue we highlight our ties to natural resource managers of the Yakama Nation, celebrate awards and honors bestowed on members of our community and profile a recent alumna who is serving on the College of Forest Resources Alumni Association board.

We all understand that “nothing remains without change.” The College of Forest Resources has renewed and transformed itself over its 100-year history, continually strengthened by its resolve to offer high-quality and high-impact programs and to remain relevant and visionary. This process of change continues unabated as the University of Washington shapes its new College of the Environment, in which our college will assume a major role.  As we look forward, our commitment to sustain our natural resources and environmental services will continue to be our top priority. And as a core unit in the new College of the Environment, we will offer academic and research programs that focus on this goal.

We are also continually strengthened by your vital support. Our successful participation in Campaign UW: Creating Futures, in which we exceeded our $17 million goal and raised $21 million in support for students, faculty and programs, could not have happened without you! We appreciate your confidence in our mission; with your support we will continue meeting the grand challenges of sustainability in our economic, physical and social environments.

We appreciate your interest in our college and look forward to seeing many of you at our events during this academic year. Please contact us with comments, questions and ideas for how you can get more involved in our community.


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