UW College of Forest Resources E-news
January 2009

A Welcome from the Dean

Dean B. Bruce Bare
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. More ...

In the Spotlight

Philip Rigdon, '96 & students

Scholarship Strengthens UW's Ties
to Yakama Nation
Since 1990, more than 10 Yakama Nation members have graduated from the college. "We use the science we learned through school, but incorporate the values of our people," says Philip Rigdon, '96. A newly created scholarship aims to support Yakama Nation students interested in natural resource management. Read more ...

Alumni Profile

Ara Erickson

Ara Erickson Leads Cascade Land Conservancy's Green Cities Program
Most urban forests aren’t maintained. Through her role at the Cascade Land Conservancy, Ara Erickson, ‘04, works to restore and manage forested lands in our region’s cities and suburban areas, developing community-based stewardship programs for forested parklands and community open spaces. Read more ...

Recent Discoveries

Assistant Professor Sharon Doty

Poplar Science
What do you get when you cross a rabbit with a tree? Less pollution. No joke. CFR researchers working with UW, Oregon State University and Purdue University recently discovered that poplar trees gobble up toxic chemicals from the air and water when inoculated with rabbit genes. Read more ...

Did You Know?

The college’s Wildlife Science Program has been around for 40 years and alumni of the program have gone on to lead in wildlife science and conservation around the globe. Find out who's doing what.

Honors and Awards

College News

In the Media

Read who's making news at the College of Forest Resources.

Facts and Figures

Discover some fun facts about the UW Botanic Gardens.

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