UW School of Forest Resources E-news
September 2009

Welcome from the Interim Director

Tom Hinckley

On July 1, the College of Forest Resources became the School of Forest Resources (SFR) within the University’s new College of the Environment (CoEnv). This change is a major event for the UW: a College with a 102-year history is now a founding unit within a new UW college. More.


In the Spotlight

Miles Hewitt

Washington Pulp & Paper Foundation Helps Paper Science Program Thrive
Support from the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation not only has helped more than 350 Paper Science and Engineering students enter rewarding careers, it's helped ensure continued growth and success of the School's Paper Science and Engineering program. More.


Recent Discoveries

Investigating Our Disappearing Trees
Scientists suspect warming temperatures are contributing to tree deaths in older American forests. UW researchers, along with scientists and volunteers from across the country, are studying tree mortality in the western U.S. and southern British Columbia. More.


Honors and Awards

Monika Moskal

School News

New faculty members, new research reports, new video lectures, new books and more. See what we've been up to.


Letter from FRAA President

Tom Hanson
I am in the second year of my two-year term as president of YOUR Forest Resources Alumni Association, and this year I would like to extend a special invitation to all alumni to participate in our meetings and events, support SFR students and sign up for the new alumni listserv. More.

Alumni Profile

Roger Hoesterey

Saving Land, Wilderness & Parks
As Senior Vice President and Division Director West, Roger Hoesterey,80, oversees The Trust for Public Land's conservation programs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Utah, Hawaii and Alaska. More.


Did You Know?

For anyone interested in a career in forest and natural resource management, now might be the time. Find out why.


In the Media

See who's making news in the School of Forest Resources.


Facts and Figures

Learn all about the Fire and Mountain Ecology Lab.

Table of contents

Pride Points

ScienceWatch.com recently ranked the UW fourth in a listing of the most-cited academic institutions by published journals.

The UW ranks second on the Sierra Club's "cool school" list of most eco-enlightened American universities.

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Upcoming Events

UW Alumni Association

This newsletter is produced in partnership with the UW Alumni Association to support the School of Forest Resources and to keep you connected to the UW alumni community. UWAA members enjoy great benefits and discounts, career services and more. See what we can offer you.

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