National Forest Products Week, 2009, 55437-55438 [E9-26092]

Download as PDF 55437 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 207 Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8442 of October 23, 2009 The President National Forest Products Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s forests have helped spur the growth and development that has been indispensable to our Nation’s success. They have provided timber and water, as well as habitat for wildlife and opportunities for recreational activities. As a repository for renewable natural resources, forests have supplied the raw materials that have sustained us throughout our history. During National Forest Products Week, we recognize the value of our woodlands and commit ourselves to good stewardship and conservation practices that help us to responsibly manage our Nation’s forests. As a renewable and recyclable resource, wood is one of our Nation’s most environmentally friendly building materials. Wood fiber is used throughout our daily lives, from the paper we write on to the offices where we work. We value the beauty of wood in our furniture, in our homes, and in artwork that surrounds us. Today, modern technology and stewardship practices by Federal, State, tribal, and private landowners have improved the way we manage our natural resources so that forests can meet the needs of current and future generations. Forests are one of the foundations on which our Nation was formed; they are the backbone of our environment. This week, we recognize the value of forest products and the importance of their sustainable use to our lives. To recognize the importance of products from 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. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning on the third Sunday in October of each year as National Forest Products Week. I call on all Americans to celebrate the varied uses and products of our forested lands, as well as the people who carry on the tradition of careful stewardship of these precious natural resources for generations to come. VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:41 Oct 27, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28OCD0.SGM 28OCD0 55438 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 28, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyfourth. [FR Doc. E9–26092 Filed 10–27–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:41 Oct 27, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28OCD0.SGM 28OCD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 207 (Wednesday, October 28, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 55437-55438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26092]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 28, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8442 of October 23, 2009

                
National Forest Products Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's forests have helped spur the growth and 
                development that has been indispensable to our Nation's 
                success. They have provided timber and water, as well 
                as habitat for wildlife and opportunities for 
                recreational activities. As a repository for renewable 
                natural resources, forests have supplied the raw 
                materials that have sustained us throughout our 
                history. During National Forest Products Week, we 
                recognize the value of our woodlands and commit 
                ourselves to good stewardship and conservation 
                practices that help us to responsibly manage our 
                Nation's forests.

                As a renewable and recyclable resource, wood is one of 
                our Nation's most environmentally friendly building 
                materials. Wood fiber is used throughout our daily 
                lives, from the paper we write on to the offices where 
                we work. We value the beauty of wood in our furniture, 
                in our homes, and in artwork that surrounds us. Today, 
                modern technology and stewardship practices by Federal, 
                State, tribal, and private landowners have improved the 
                way we manage our natural resources so that forests can 
                meet the needs of current and future generations.

                Forests are one of the foundations on which our Nation 
                was formed; they are the backbone of our environment. 
                This week, we recognize the value of forest products 
                and the importance of their sustainable use to our 
                lives.

                To recognize the importance of products from 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, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week 
                beginning on the third Sunday in October of each year 
                as National Forest Products Week. I call on all 
                Americans to celebrate the varied uses and products of 
                our forested lands, as well as the people who carry on 
                the tradition of careful stewardship of these precious 
                natural resources for generations to come.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-third day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-26092
Filed 10-27-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P