UW School of Forest Resources E-news
April 2010

Welcome from the Interim Director

Tom Hinckley

Three-quarters of the way through the academic year, I have to catch my breath to review the whirlwind of activities and projects initiated in our first months in the UW’s College of the Environment (CoEnv). Organizational change is a challenge, in both negative and positive ways. More.

In the Spotlight

Gordon Bradley

Gordon Bradley Chosen Inaugural
B. Bruce Bare Endowed Professor
Gordon Bradley arrived at the UW fresh out of graduate school nearly 40 years ago with the idea of trying academic life for a couple of years. He stayed, and has found it to be a rewarding way to fulfill his personal and professional goals. More.

Recent Discoveries

Woody biomass

Woody Biomass—Renewable
Energy for Washington?

Responding to growing interest in the use of woody biomass as a clean, carbon-neutral and renewable energy source, SFR last year produced a policy report for the Washington State Legislature that indentified three imperatives driving energy policy decisions: climate change mitigation,energy independence and sustainability. More.

Honors and Awards


School News

Former faculty mourned, new faculty members welcomed, notable lectures and seminars, new books and more. See what we've been up to.

Letter from FRAA President

Tom Hanson

Another great academic year is about to end, and the FRAA welcomes new graduates into our ranks. Here are some opportunities to get in touch, come back to campus and connect with current students and recent graduates. More.

Alumni Profile

Jeanette Dorner

Restoring Salmon for the Nisqually Tribe
As the salmon recovery program manager for the Nisqually Tribe, Jeanette Dorner, ’99, is leading the effort to recover salmon and restore habitat in the Nisqually River Watershed. She bridges the gap between the technical and policy worlds of fisheries and restoration ecology. More.

Did You Know?

SFR played a major role in the UW's recent "Tree Campus USA" designation. Find out more.

In the Media

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

Facts and Figures

Learn about the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility.

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Pride Points

Of the 5,338 UW students enrolled in the 2009 freshman class:

  • 33% are the first in their families to attend college
  • 42 are National Merit finalists
  • They hail from 44 states,
    D.C., Guam and 27 countries.

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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.