National Forest Products Week, 2015, 64303-64304 [2015-27107]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 204, No. 80 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Presidential Documents 64303 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9352 of October 16, 2015 National Forest Products Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s forests have defined the landscapes of our country’s natural beauty for centuries, and protecting them is imperative to preserving our world for future generations. In addition to providing renewable energy, wildlife habitat, soil health, local foods, and water, they purify the air we breathe and support an industry that employs more than one million Americans. Each day, we use a wide range of forest products—from the wood in our homes to the paper we write on to the packaging that protects our food, medicine, and other goods we rely on. During National Forest Products Week, we recognize the ways in which our Nation’s forests contribute to our livelihood and recommit to ensuring their health and stability for centuries to come. Forests today are at risk due to increasingly extreme wildfires, droughts, severe outbreaks of insects and disease, and climate change. My Administration is committed to sustaining their health and resiliency and to increasing the pace and scale of forest restoration. By collaborating with States, local governments, tribes, industry, private land owners, and other partners, we are working to ensure our forests stay strong and the trails that wind throughout remain intact for all to enjoy. As part of our effort to address climate change, we launched the Climate Action Plan, which recognizes that forests are critical to our effort to address carbon pollution and that we must conserve and restore our forests to protect biodiversity, water resources, and our livelihoods. Additionally, through our America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, we are enabling individuals and communities in every corner of our country to take up the cause of safeguarding these natural wonders. The natural resources and materials provided by forests are essential to our way of life. From timber to biofuels, forests can provide sustainable sources of important goods, and America will continue to benefit from their strength and vitality. Healthy forests lead to a strong economy, a clean environment, and a sustainable future for all our people. During National Forest Products Week, let us rededicate ourselves to preserving them and pledge to always remember the irreplaceable role they play in our lives. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 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 18 through October 24, 2015, 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 Sep<11>2014 21:06 Oct 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22OCD1.SGM 22OCD1 64304 Federal Register / Vol. 204, No. 80 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–27107 Filed 10–21–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:06 Oct 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22OCD1.SGM 22OCD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 204 (Thursday, October 22, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 64303-64304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27107]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 204, No. 80 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9352 of October 16, 2015

                
National Forest Products Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's forests have defined the landscapes of our 
                country's natural beauty for centuries, and protecting 
                them is imperative to preserving our world for future 
                generations. In addition to providing renewable energy, 
                wildlife habitat, soil health, local foods, and water, 
                they purify the air we breathe and support an industry 
                that employs more than one million Americans. Each day, 
                we use a wide range of forest products--from the wood 
                in our homes to the paper we write on to the packaging 
                that protects our food, medicine, and other goods we 
                rely on. During National Forest Products Week, we 
                recognize the ways in which our Nation's forests 
                contribute to our livelihood and recommit to ensuring 
                their health and stability for centuries to come.

                Forests today are at risk due to increasingly extreme 
                wildfires, droughts, severe outbreaks of insects and 
                disease, and climate change. My Administration is 
                committed to sustaining their health and resiliency and 
                to increasing the pace and scale of forest restoration. 
                By collaborating with States, local governments, 
                tribes, industry, private land owners, and other 
                partners, we are working to ensure our forests stay 
                strong and the trails that wind throughout remain 
                intact for all to enjoy. As part of our effort to 
                address climate change, we launched the Climate Action 
                Plan, which recognizes that forests are critical to our 
                effort to address carbon pollution and that we must 
                conserve and restore our forests to protect 
                biodiversity, water resources, and our livelihoods. 
                Additionally, through our America's Great Outdoors 
                Initiative, we are enabling individuals and communities 
                in every corner of our country to take up the cause of 
                safeguarding these natural wonders.

                The natural resources and materials provided by forests 
                are essential to our way of life. From timber to 
                biofuels, forests can provide sustainable sources of 
                important goods, and America will continue to benefit 
                from their strength and vitality. Healthy forests lead 
                to a strong economy, a clean environment, and a 
                sustainable future for all our people. During National 
                Forest Products Week, let us rededicate ourselves to 
                preserving them and pledge to always remember the 
                irreplaceable role they play in 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 October 18 
                through October 24, 2015, 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 
                sixteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-27107
Filed 10-21-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P