UW School of Forest Resources E-news
September 2010

Welcome from the Interim Director

Tom Hinckley

The active pursuit of global engagement and connectedness, one of the core values of the University of Washington, has been part of our school’s many legacies. Early UW forestry alumni went on to become world leaders in forest management and worked for international agencies such as the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization. More...

In the Spotlight

Kwanzan cherry tree in bloom

'Stroll' Through Campus on the
Updated Brockman Tree Tour Site
Explore an extraordinary living botanical collection: Visit the newly updated website of the Brockman Memorial Tree Tour, a popular UW campus feature. More...

Recent Discoveries

Western gray squirrel

Western Gray Squirrels—Can Washington's Population Survive?
The western gray squirrel has been a state-threatened species since 1993. Threats to its persistence include habitat loss and degradation, competition from the non-native eastern gray squirrel, fluctuating food supplies, disease and mortality from road-kill and illegal shooting. More.

Honors and Awards

School News

New dean for college, new faculty welcomed, commencement recap, book news, program news, general news and more. See what we've been up to.

Letter from FRAA President

Tom Hanson

This is my last newsletter message as president of the Forest Resources Alumni Association.  Beginning autumn 2010, Ara Erickson, ’04, will take over the position, and I’d like to extend a warm welcome to her on behalf of all SFR alumni. More.

Alumni Profile

Marty Main

Marty Main, Letting the Land Talk
For nearly 30 years, Marty Main, ’96, and his wife, Peggy, have operated Small Woodland Services, Inc. (SWS), a small-scale forestry company in southwest Oregon. Now based in Medford, the company provides full spectrum services, from planting and restoration, to planning, fuels reduction and harvest. More.

Did You Know?

SFR's Northwest Environmental Forum is helping to meet forestry challenges in our region. Find out how.

In the Media

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

Facts and Figures

Learn about the Stand Management Cooperative.

Table of contents

Pride Points

The UW ranks 11th among research institutions that produced the most 2009-10 U.S. Fulbright Fellows.

The UW was recently named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Featured Links

Upcoming Events

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