National Forest Products Week, 2005, 61017-61018 [05-21030]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / Presidential Documents 61017 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7948 of October 14, 2005 National Forest Products Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s forests are a source of pride, and they provide crucial products and materials for our citizens and communities. As we celebrate National Forest Products Week, we recognize the importance of our forests to our economy and way of life, and we reaffirm our commitment to protecting them through wise stewardship and sensible land management. Across our Nation, people and businesses use forest products to meet their daily needs. Forests provide paper for books and newspapers, lumber for homes and buildings, and materials for countless other items. As good citizens, we have a shared responsibility to cultivate and sustain our forests and minimize the risk of catastrophic fires that harm people, property, and the environment. My Administration has made good forest stewardship a priority. Through the Healthy Forests Initiative, we are reducing the frequency and severity of wildfires by thinning out and removing forest undergrowth before disaster strikes. The commonsense management practices we are implementing are helping to strengthen our economy, keep communities safe, save the lives of firefighters, and protect threatened and endangered habitats and wildlife. Sound conservation policies and responsible maintenance provide improved protection for our forests and greater economic prosperity for our citizens. During National Forest Products Week, we renew our commitment to sustain America’s forests. Recognizing the importance of our forests, the Congress, by Public Law 86–753 (36 U.S.C. 123), as amended, has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday in October of each year as ‘‘National Forest Products Week’’ and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 16 through October 22, 2005, as National Forest Products Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Oct 18, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19OCD2.SGM 19OCD2 61018 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–21030 Filed 10–18–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Oct 18, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19OCD2.SGM 19OCD2

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 201 (Wednesday, October 19, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 61017-61018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-21030]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7948 of October 14, 2005

                
National Forest Products Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's forests are a source of pride, and they 
                provide crucial products and materials for our citizens 
                and communities. As we celebrate National Forest 
                Products Week, we recognize the importance of our 
                forests to our economy and way of life, and we reaffirm 
                our commitment to protecting them through wise 
                stewardship and sensible land management.

                Across our Nation, people and businesses use forest 
                products to meet their daily needs. Forests provide 
                paper for books and newspapers, lumber for homes and 
                buildings, and materials for countless other items. As 
                good citizens, we have a shared responsibility to 
                cultivate and sustain our forests and minimize the risk 
                of catastrophic fires that harm people, property, and 
                the environment.

                My Administration has made good forest stewardship a 
                priority. Through the Healthy Forests Initiative, we 
                are reducing the frequency and severity of wildfires by 
                thinning out and removing forest undergrowth before 
                disaster strikes. The commonsense management practices 
                we are implementing are helping to strengthen our 
                economy, keep communities safe, save the lives of 
                firefighters, and protect threatened and endangered 
                habitats and wildlife.

                Sound conservation policies and responsible maintenance 
                provide improved protection for our forests and greater 
                economic prosperity for our citizens. During National 
                Forest Products Week, we renew our commitment to 
                sustain America's forests.

                Recognizing the importance of our forests, the 
                Congress, by Public Law 86-753 (36 U.S.C. 123), as 
                amended, has designated the week beginning on the third 
                Sunday in October of each year as ``National Forest 
                Products Week'' and has authorized and requested the 
                President to issue a proclamation in observance of this 
                week.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 16 
                through October 22, 2005, as National Forest Products 
                Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week 
                with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-21030
Filed 10-18-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P