National Forest Products Week, 2011, 65097-65098 [2011-27319]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2011 / Presidential Documents 65097 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8738 of October 14, 2011 National Forest Products Week, 2011 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s forests have long played an integral role in shaping and developing our Nation. They help us access clean water and air, drive discovery as natural laboratories, and make our communities more beautiful and vibrant places to live. From renewable energy and biofuels to green building materials, forests also provide a wide variety of products that make up an important part of our economy. During National Forest Products Week, we celebrate the value of our woodlands and recommit to careful stewardship and preservation of these national treasures. Through the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, my Administration continues to advance a 21st century conservation agenda and ensure we use our precious natural resources sustainably. Meeting the test of environmental stewardship often means finding the best ideas at the grassroots level, and this initiative is guided by the insights of Americans from across our country. From hunters and fishers to tribal leaders and young people, we all have a stake in safeguarding the woodlands we cherish. As we build the foundation for a smarter, more community-driven environmental strategy, we embrace the uniquely American idea that each of us has an equal share in the land around us and an equal responsibility to protect it. This year, we also join the global community in commemorating the International Year of Forests. By bolstering our commitment to the responsible management and conservation of forests around the world, we sow the seeds of a greener future for our children and grandchildren. 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. pmangrum on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES6 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 16 through October 22, 2011, as National Forest Products Week. I call on the people of the United States to join me in recognizing the dedicated individuals who are responsible for the stewardship of our forests and for the preservation, management, and use of these precious natural resources for the benefit of the American people. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:34 Oct 19, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20OCD1.SGM 20OCD1 65098 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2011 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2011–27319 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:34 Oct 19, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20OCD1.SGM 20OCD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> pmangrum on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES6 Billing code 3295–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 203 (Thursday, October 20, 2011)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 65097-65098]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27319]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2011 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8738 of October 14, 2011

                
National Forest Products Week, 2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's forests have long played an integral role in 
                shaping and developing our Nation. They help us access 
                clean water and air, drive discovery as natural 
                laboratories, and make our communities more beautiful 
                and vibrant places to live. From renewable energy and 
                biofuels to green building materials, forests also 
                provide a wide variety of products that make up an 
                important part of our economy. During National Forest 
                Products Week, we celebrate the value of our woodlands 
                and recommit to careful stewardship and preservation of 
                these national treasures.

                Through the America's Great Outdoors Initiative, my 
                Administration continues to advance a 21st century 
                conservation agenda and ensure we use our precious 
                natural resources sustainably. Meeting the test of 
                environmental stewardship often means finding the best 
                ideas at the grassroots level, and this initiative is 
                guided by the insights of Americans from across our 
                country. From hunters and fishers to tribal leaders and 
                young people, we all have a stake in safeguarding the 
                woodlands we cherish. As we build the foundation for a 
                smarter, more community-driven environmental strategy, 
                we embrace the uniquely American idea that each of us 
                has an equal share in the land around us and an equal 
                responsibility to protect it.

                This year, we also join the global community in 
                commemorating the International Year of Forests. By 
                bolstering our commitment to the responsible management 
                and conservation of forests around the world, we sow 
                the seeds of a greener future for our children and 
                grandchildren.

                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 October 16 
                through October 22, 2011, as National Forest Products 
                Week. I call on the people of the United States to join 
                me in recognizing the dedicated individuals who are 
                responsible for the stewardship of our forests and for 
                the preservation, management, and use of these precious 
                natural resources for the benefit of the American 
                people.

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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 eleven, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2011-27319
Filed 10-19-11; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F2-P