Distinguished Alumni Seminar: Randy Dahlgren

This Wednesday, October 5, we are very pleased to welcome Professor Randy Dahlgren (’84, M.S.; ’87, Ph.D.) to give our annual Distinguished Alumni Seminar: “From Subduction to Salmon: Geologic Subsidies Drive High Productivity of a Volcanic Spring-Fed River.” Randy is a Distinguished Professor of Soil Science and Biogeochemistry in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at the University of California - Davis, where he holds the Russell L. Rustici Endowed Chair in Rangeland Watershed Sciences. Among his many honors was the 2012 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement, and we are thrilled to host him for this talk, which is open to the public and will run as part of the SEFS Seminar Series from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Anderson 223. See you there!



Professor Sarah Reichard: A Celebration of Life (10/13)

On Thursday, October 13, we invite you to join us in honoring Sarah at a two-part celebration of her life. The first half will be held at the Washington Park Arboretum from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and then we’ll have a more formal reception at the Don James Center at Husky Stadium from 5:30 to 8 p.m. You are invited to attend either or both events, and please let us know if you’re coming.


Director's Message: Autumn 2016

SEFS Director Tom DeLuca reflects on the tragic loss of Sarah Reichard, and how she served as an inspiring model for the kind of educator, scientist and colleague we all aspire to be—and hope to cultivate in our students.


Tomorrow (10/5): Salmon BBQ!

Everything is coming together beautifully for our fall feast, which kicks off tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in the Anderson Hall courtyard. Join us for festive spirits, gobs of salmon and plenty of beer and wine—and don’t forget to bring an item for the potluck if you have the time! (Nice little rhyme in there, eh?)


John Tylczak to Host Third Photography Exhibition at SEFS

For the third October in a row, John will be loaning us 10 photographs from his wonderful collection, Views from the Northwoods: 1983-1995, to showcase in the Forest Club Room. This year’s shots capture scenes from Washington shake and shingle mills that have all since closed, and we will have them set up in time for the Salmon BBQ. We invite you to stroll upstairs to take a look, tomorrow or anytime throughout October!


Rewilding a Rescued Ocelot in Peru

While doing field research in Peru a few months ago, SEFS doctoral student Samantha Zwicker helped rescue a young male ocelot (Leopardus pardalis). Now one of her research partners has taken the incredible challenge of spending a year with the young ocelot to help get it ready for reintroduction to the wild. Learn more about the project, and see how you can help support it!


Wildlife Science Seminar: Fall 2016 Schedule

Professor John Marzluff is leading the seminar this quarter, and talks range from songbirds in Texas to Cooper’s hawks in Seattle. The public is always welcome, and you can catch the talks on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. in Kane Hall 120. So mark your calendars and come out for some terrific seminars!


Oct. 5, 2016:

Distinguished Alumni Seminar, 3:30-4:20 p.m., AND 223

Oct. 5, 2016:

Salmon BBQ, 4:30-6:30 p.m, Anderson Courtyard

Oct 13, 2016:

Sarah Reichard: A Celebration of Life

Nov. 6, 2016:

Native Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., CUH



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The 2016 National Convention of the Society of American Foresters will take place in Madison, Wis., from November 2 to 6. A contingent from SEFS will be there to represent our school and programs, and we encourage students to consider attending. Check out the registration page and conference details, and let us know if you’re going!

The Society for Ecological Restoration’s Native Plant Nursery is hosting a public plant sale on Sunday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Douglas Research Conservatory at the Center for Urban Horticulture. They will be selling 50 different species, from Pacific bleeding heart to Oregon grape to Sitka spruce, so come pick out your favorite native plants and help support our wonderful student-run nursery!

A reminder that on October 26 Professor Rick Gustafson will be leading a webinar offering a five-year update on the $40 million USDA grant awarded to Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest. The free webinar will run from 10 to 11 a.m.

We’ll finish with some kudos for Professor Sally Brown, who presented a webinar on September 26 as part of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Sustainability Series Webinars, “Engaging in Food Recovery.” The webinar is available online, along with a copy of the slides, if you’d like to check it out!



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Wildlife Seminar: Mondays, 3:30-4:50 p.m., Kane 120.

SEFS Senior Seminar: Schedule TBD.

SEFS Seminar Series: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:20 p.m., AND 223.



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Lynda Mapes wrote a beautiful tribute to Professor Sarah Reichard in the Seattle Times on September 16, “Sarah Reichard, beloved for her brilliance, directed UW Botanic Gardens.”



Alumnus Zach Bass (’15, MFR) has been hired as a forester with Green Grow, which is based in Port Angeles, Wash.

We also heard from alumna Marisa Bass (’16, MFR), who is now working as a forester for American Forest Management. She is helping manage timberland from Pysht to Long Beach along the Washington coast, and she takes part in a wide variety of management activities, ranging from thinnings to harvest unit layouts and assisting with the recreation program.

Also, at the SAF National Convention coming up this November in Madison, Wis., we have set our traditional SEFS alumni reception for Thursday, Nov 3, at the Madison Concourse Hotel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.