Campus Sustainability Fund: LOI Deadline

Reminder that letter of intents for applicants are due this Friday, Dec. 4th

Do you have a sustainable project idea that will better the University of Washington? The Campus Sustainability Fund wants to help make it a reality! Learn more about the application process for grants here.

While you’re at it, explore the site! Learn about the amazing projects that have been implemented  via CSF.

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Public Meeting Dec. 4th Peninsula Foresdt Collaborative Advisory Meeting.

Public Meeting- Olympic Peninsula Timber Collaborative- Dec. 4th- 11:00 a.m. ONRC

There has been a request to help forward this information through our list serve and with a bit more information. The meeting is scheduled at the ONRC-University of Washington research campus in Forks, on Friday, Dec. 4th in the Hemlock Forest Room. ONRC is located at 1455 S Forks Avenue, across from the Forks Airport and up the road to the center. The road is at times icy and precautions should be considered for traveling both up and down the roadway. Call if you have any questions.

Representing Washington’s 6th District
November 30, 2015 (202) 225-3459
Kilmer to Help Kick Off Series of Public Meetings with Olympic Peninsula Forest Collaborative in Forks

FORKS, WA – On Friday, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) will visit Forks to join in the first of a series of public meetings with timber, conservation, and local leaders from the Olympic Peninsula Forest Collaborative. The hearing will provide a chance for the Collaborative to engage the public in its efforts.

The meeting will take place at Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, WA at 11:00 a.m. Members of the Collaborative will give presentations on the group’s governance structure, stated goals, and progress to date. Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to the Collaborative and sign up to receive regular updates on its work. There will be four additional meetings in Grays Harbor, Mason, Jefferson, and Clallam Counties during 2016.

During a recent visit to Aberdeen with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the Collaborative announced a proposed pilot project on the Olympic National Forest. The project will feature forest restoration silvicultural treatments that benefit the ecosystem and provide for additional harvest in the region. This, as in all future collaborative sponsored projects, will require approval by the Forest Service and other federal agencies. This project will be in compliance with both the Olympic National Forest Plan and the Northwest Forest Plan. The volume produced from this proposed project will be in addition to the United States Forest Service budgeted timber sale outputs for the year.

This agreement builds on the successful partnership between the Collaborative and the Olympic National Forest, which so far has accelerated a timber sale in Grays Harbor County earlier this year and is adding capacity to the agency’s annual work plan.

This past May in Port Angeles, Kilmer joined regional leaders from the National Forest Service, local governments, the local timber industry, and environmental advocacy groups to officially launch the Olympic Peninsula Forest Collaborative. The Collaborative is focused on increasing habitat restoration thinning and aquatic restoration projects under the Northwest Forest Plan on Olympic National Forest that will create economic opportunities on the Olympic Peninsula. Among the items discussed at the official launch were the group’s goals and governance structure, along with the best ways to incorporate feedback from the public.The Collaborative is modeled on similar partnerships in Washington state like the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition. It is the first of its kind on the Peninsula solely dedicated to Creating environmentally sound forests while increasing sustainable timber harvests within the bounds of the Northwest Forest Plan.

Participants in the Collaborative include: American Forest Resource Council, American Whitewater, Cosmo Specialty Fibers, Interfor, Merrill & Ring, the Mountaineers, Murphy Company, Olympic Park Associates, Olympic Forest Coalition, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, Pew Charitable Trusts, Sierra Pacific Industries, Washington Wild, and the Wild Olympics Campaign.

WHO: Representative Derek Kilmer
Olympic Peninsula Forest Collaborative WHEN: December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. WHERE: Olympic Natural Resources Center 1455 S. Forks Ave.
Forks, WA 98331

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Environmental Design for Global Health Course


Winter Quarter, 3 Credits

Wednesday/Friday 1:30-3:30pm

             In recent years, health practitioners have begun to acknowledge that the built environment, including urban ecological systems, has a major role inpreventive medicine and mitigation of urban diseases.  Urban design, human behavior, ecological conditions and social context are recognized as determinants of health.  The complexity of this topic requires an interdisciplinary and multi-scalar approach.  Seminar students will be partnered alongside landscape architecture and architecture students taking a 6 credit design studio.  Together as an interdisciplinary team we will design solutions for a real informal floating ‘slum’ community in Iquitos, a city in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest where impoverished circumstances and poor environmental conditions results in highly prevalent chronic conditions, infectious dieases and poor mental health and wellbeing due to the lack of safe water and sanitation, insufficient access to nutritious food and public greenspaces, disrupted social and ecological systems, and exposure to severe storms and flooding, all exacerbated by climate change.  Students will examine the intertwined relationship between human and ecological health and design low-cost, sustainable and culturally mindful landscape interventions. Design ideas willinfluence built work anticipated to be completed Summer/Fall 2016. 

​No prior design experience needed.  Interested? Contact Leann Andrews,

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Skool Foundation: Entrepreneurship with Sally Osberg

Getting Beyond Better: A conversation with Sally Osberg, President & CEO of the Skoll Foundation

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM (discussion 6-7pm, reception and book signing 7-8pm)

Location: Anthony’s Forum, 3rd Floor of Dempsey Hall ∙ University of Washington

The UW Global Business Center will be hosting Sally Osberg, President & CEO of the Skoll Foundation, for a conversation about social entrepreneurship and her new book Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works co-authored with Roger L. Martin. The conversation, and questions & answer session, will be followed by a reception and book signing.

This free event is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

Refreshments will be served.

Please register at:

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Forest Service Outreach Database

Check out these jobs available in USAJOBS!

Custodial Worker GS-2 in Watford City, ND

Recreation and Designated Areas Lead – Forest Plan Revision GS-12 in Bozeman, MT

Vegetation Management Specialist – Forest Plan Revision GS-12 in Bozeman, MT

Timber & Vegetation Program Specialist GS-12 in Missoula, MT

Interdisciplinary Team Leader GS-11/12 in Helena, Kalispell, or Missoula, MT

Forester (Silviculturist) GS-11 in Helena, Kalispell, or Missoula, MT

Fisheries Biologist GS-11 in Helena, Kalispell, or Missoula, MT

Wildlife Biologist GS-11 in Helena, Kalispell, or Missoula, MT

Regional Director of Fire, Aviation, & Air GS-14/15 in Missoula, MT

Resource Assistant GS-6/7/8 in Ashland, Big Timber, Billings, Bozeman, Gardiner, Livingston, Red Lodge, West Yellowstone, MT or Camp Crook, SD – 1 position to be filled

Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer GS-11 in Hamilton, MT

Administrative Clerk GS-5 in Harlowton & Neihart, MT – 2 positions

Customer Service Representative GS-5 in Helena, MT

Hydrological Technician GS-8/9 in Dillon, MT

Information Receptionist GS-4 in Helena, MT

Fire Hire:  The Northern Rockies Region of the Forest Service is pleased to announce our hiring event for GS-5 through GS-9 permanent positions in fire management from November 2nd through December 1st.  These are permanent positions only.  Our summer or temporary positions will be advertised with a separate hiring event in January.  See our website for the complete list of positions and locations at:   The vacancy announcements are posted on

TEMPORARY POSITIONS:  Most of these positions will be advertised with separate hiring events starting in January. More information will be coming out in early December.

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Sierra Institute Internship

The position is a Natural Resource Social Science Intern for the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment in Plumas County, CA. Learn more about the internship here:


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No Bees, No Thanksgiving

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Siuslaw National Forest Available Positions

The Siuslaw National Forest, which runs from the Oregon coast to the Coast Range mountains, is advertising for a wide range of seasonal positions to be filled for 2016. There are dozens of openings with the U.S. Forest Service, with opportunities in timber, recreation, fire, fisheries/wildlife and visitor info—all with an 8-day application window from November 30 to December 7.

If you’re interested in applying, we encourage you to build and/or update your profile on as soon as possible, including uploading supporting documentation (resume, transcripts, previous federal experience, etc). It’s a narrow application, and you want to make sure you have everything in order!

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Washington Sea Grant:Student Assistant Position

Student Assistant
Department: Washington Sea Grant
Date Available: Immediately
Application Deadline: First consideration will be given to applications received by Wednesday, December 2nd

Learn more about the position here:

WSG Student Assist_2015_OrcaBowl


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Carnegie Junior Fellowship Program

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors (in 2015-16) and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year (2014-15). They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates and have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year (salary is $38,000 with full benefits).

Candidates apply to work on specific research projects at the Carnegie Endowment. The 2016-17 projects are:

  • Democracy & Rule of Law
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Energy & Climate
  • Middle East Studies: Strong reading fluency and the ability to do academic as well as on-line research in Arabic essential. Strong background in Middle East politics and/or history is a huge plus.
  • South Asian Studies: Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues. A strong background in international relations theory, political theory, or international political economy is essential. A strong mathematical background is a plus. Note: foreign language skills are not required.
  • China Studies (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
  • Japan Studies (Asia Program): Japanese reading skills required.
  • Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program): Strong background in economics essential. Background in politics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.
  • Economics (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus. Strong background in economics essential.
  • Russia/Eurasian Studies: Excellent Russian reading skills required.

UW application information:

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year
  • No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration
  • The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials (Robin Chang in UW’s Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards)
  • You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a US citizen (due to work permit requirements).
  • Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest. Language and other skills may also be required for certain assignments.
  • Applicants must pick one of the programs listed to apply to, and respond to the corresponding essay question within the application materials.

UW Seattle students interested in seeking nomination are encouraged to contact Robin Chang ( in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards with any questions, concerns, etc.

Additional information, campus application procedures and forms are available at

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SEI US Seattle:Research Associate Position

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is a mission-driven, international research organization working to promote local, national, and global sustainable development.  Headquartered in Sweden, SEI has a global reach with seven centers spanning four continents. This position will be in SEI’s Seattle office, a dedicated group committed to strong climate policy. The Seattle office works closely with governments, foundations, international agencies, and other research organizations to inform policy development at local, national, and international scales. SEI works collaboratively to research, analyze, evaluate, and innovate sustainable policies using insights from the physical and social sciences, economics, and other disciplines.

The Seattle office of SEI seeks a passionate early- to mid-career researcher to contribute to SEI’s work on emerging topics in climate policy, which could include, among others, low-carbon cities, the economics of oil and coal extraction, and carbon pricing.  SEI offers a comprehensive benefits package, casual work environment, and excellent work-life balance.  Their office is in the heart of downtown Seattle, near Pike Place Market, and in a building with many other environmentally focused NGOs.

Learn more about the position here:

SEI_US Seattle Research Associate_Staff Scientist – Climate Change Mitigation Nov 23

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Native Plant Salvage

SER-UW is participating in an upcoming native plant salvage, on December 5th, in partnership with The King County Native Plant Salvage Program! Please click on this link to register for the event, and for more information regarding carpool availability:  

If participating, please come prepared with weather appropriate attire and lunch.

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HCDE Tech Talk

Incentive Design and User Diversity

NOVEMBER 25, 2015
4:30—5:20 P.M.

Designing effective incentives is a challenge across many social technologies contexts, from attracting new users to encouraging user-generated content. However, one aspect of incentivizing that has been understudied is its impact on participation bias, as different incentives may attract different subsets of the population to participate. In this talk, Gary Hsieh will present two empirical studies in the crowdworking context that show that the incentive offered influence who participates in the task. He will also discuss the implications of this work for incentive design, and general technology and system design.

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Engineering Seminar: EE400A

This leadership seminar invites alumni back to share their knowledge about companies, experiences, interview tips, career tracks, why someone may consider industry versus graduate school and other related topics.

SLN 13437 

EE 400A   

Friday 10:30-11:20am  

1 credit   

Room: EXED 110 (bank of america executive education center just behind Dempsey Hall). 

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SEFS Pineluck!

Come one! Come all!
Show some thanks for a great school and great year by joining us at the SEFS Annual Pine Luck!
November 24th 5-7pm
Forest Club Room
Bring a dish, side, or dessert to share!
Roast Chicken (kind of like a turkey) provided!
TAPPI is hosting a raffle for sweet stuff!

And don’t forget to check out XSP’s Annual Tour de Labs before the event!
Starting at 3:30 in the Forest Club Room, students will take groups on a tour of SEFS labs!
Learn about what other students are doing in those mysterious locked labs you pass on your way to class!

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Empowered Eco Ed Pipeline Seminar

SEFS students,

Please consider the following seminar in Eco Education and review the attached flyer.

Course description:
Empowered Eco Ed is a 2-credit I&S seminar that allows students to write their own environment-related curriculum and teach them to 3rd and 4th graders. The seminar will be on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:50 and the actual teaching will take place on Mondays at Concord Elementary (located in South Park, Seattle). We will depart campus in a U-car at 3:00 and return to campus before 7:00.
South Park has a large number of factories that dispose of waste into the Duwamish River. The focus of Empowered Eco Ed is to get the kids excited about Nature and let them know that they have the voice to stand up for their community. This will be good experience for students interested in social justice and environmental education. The credits also counts towards environmental studies.
Empowered Eco Education.pdf

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Tomorrow (11/24): Tour de Labs!

Coming up tomorrow—Tuesday, November, 24—Xi Sigma Pi invites you to attend the second-annual “Tour de Labs”! Organized by our forestry honor society, the tour is a terrific opportunity to learn about some of the research going on in our school’s many labs, from biofuels and restoration to wildlife science and remote sensing.

What: Tour de Labs

When: Tuesday, November 24, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Where: The tour starts in the Forest Club Room (AND 207)

After we meet in the Forest Club Room at 3:30 p.m., you’ll get a chance to visit several labs for short talks. The tour is open to all SEFS students, staff and faculty, so we hope you’ll join us to see what your friends and colleagues are up to in their labs!

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summer 2016 seasonals/primarily spotted owl surveys (night work)/ apply: November 30 through December 7, 2015

The work is primarily spotted owl surveys (night work), and depending on where they draw the boundary on the next planning area there could be a LOT of work. These are both Temp/1039 positions.

These are the announcement numbers to look for in USAJobs:

0404 5 Biological Sciences Tech (Wildlife) FS2264 Leavenworth, WA 4/17/2016 16-TEMP-R6-0404-5BST-DT
0404 7 Biological Sciences Tech (Wildlife) FS2266 Leavenworth, WA 4/17/2016 16-TEMP-R6-0404-7WILD-DT

The application window is small: November 30 through December 7, 2015.

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Today (11/20): Dissertation Defense in Anthropology

This afternoon, you are invited to a dissertation defense for Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook, a doctoral student in Environmental Anthropology. Joyce’s dissertation was completed with and for Coast Salish people and the other species in this environment, and she will be the first person to defend her dissertation in the new Intellectual House at UW. Professor Steve Harrell is the chair of her committee, and he says the defense will be following a slightly unusual format—more details below.

: “Restoring Coast Salish Foods and Landscapes: A More-than-Human Politics of Place, History and Becoming"

When: Friday, Nov. 20, 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: wəɬəbaltxʷ – Intellectual House

The Gathering Hall of the Intellectual House will be arranged with three tables in back of a podium, and about 60 chairs for an audience. The candidate, the speaker, the witnesses and the committee will be seated at the tables and take the podium when appropriate. At 2 p.m., Professor Harrell will welcome everyone, acknowledge our presence, today and every day, on Coast Salish land, and introduce Warren KingGeorge, the speaker. He will give a greeting and explanation in Lushootseed and English, and call on witnesses who are there to testify to the validity of the knowledge, and say a short prayer in Lushootseed. Joyce will present small gifts to the speaker and the witnesses, and then Warren will turn the proceedings over to Harrell again. At that point, he will briefly introduce the committee and turn the proceedings over to Joyce, who will give a presentation lasting approximately 30 minutes. Afterward, they will ask for questions or comments from the speaker and the witnesses, and then general comments from the audience. At the end, Warren will proclaim the formal part of the ceremony over, and the people present will leave.

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Pine Luck

Come one! Come all!
Show some thanks for a great school and great year by joining us at the SEFS Annual Pine Luck!
November 24th 5-7pm
Forest Club Room
Bring a dish, side, or dessert to share!
Roast Chicken (kind of like a turkey) provided!
TAPPI is hosting a raffle for sweet stuff!

And don’t forget to check out XSP’s Annual Tour de Labs before the event!
Starting at 3:30 in the Forest Club Room, students will take groups on a tour of SEFS labs!
Learn about what other students are doing in those mysterious locked labs you pass on your way to class!

See the attached flyer for more details.

SEFS Pine Luck Flyer 11.24.15.docx

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