National Forest Products Week, 2019, 57307-57308 [2019-23435]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2019 / Presidential Documents 57307 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9953 of October 18, 2019 National Forest Products Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation’s forests and woodlands provide millions of Americans with an abundance of job opportunities, goods, and recreational activities. During National Forest Products Week, we pay tribute to the forest products industry for the important contributions it makes to our society and economy, and we recommit to keeping our wooded landscapes vibrant and strong. Ninety-six percent of the industrial wood used in the United States comes directly from domestic supplies, making the forest products sector a truly American industry. The millions of acres of forests across our country supply the resources for paper and packaging materials, lumber for our homes, renewable energy materials, and countless other products. In addition to the tremendous impact the forest products industry has on our economy, businesses in this sector are at the forefront of conservation efforts, practicing responsible resource management and maintaining a strong commitment to preserving our abundant forests. My Administration is working to protect our Nation’s forests so that the forest products industry can continue to manufacture goods for domestic and global markets. Last year, I signed an Executive Order aimed at increasing responsible forest management and coordinating Federal, State, tribal, and local assets to prevent and combat the wildfires that have sadly devastated parts of our Nation’s woodlands. I also signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which will help preserve the health of our forests and increase economic opportunities for the entire forest products sector. This bipartisan legislation promotes active management of natural resources, including our forests, and maintains strong rural development and research initiatives that benefit communities where the forest products industry drives local economies. It also promotes using America’s forest materials, like crosslaminated timber—a strong, resilient product—as an innovative approach to constructing tall wooden buildings. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 This week, we recognize the importance of the raw materials our forested lands supply for the production of goods throughout our country and around the world. We also pledge to support the proper management of our forests and woodlands so that they can continue to help power our economy and provide recreational opportunities for Americans for generations to come. Recognizing the economic value of the products yielded in our Nation’s 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, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 20 through October 26, 2019, as National Forest Products Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities and to reaffirm our commitment to our Nation’s forests. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Oct 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24OCD1.SGM 24OCD1 57308 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2019–23435 Filed 10–23–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Oct 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24OCD1.SGM 24OCD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 206 (Thursday, October 24, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-23435]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9953 of October 18, 2019

                
National Forest Products Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation's forests and woodlands provide millions of 
                Americans with an abundance of job opportunities, 
                goods, and recreational activities. During National 
                Forest Products Week, we pay tribute to the forest 
                products industry for the important contributions it 
                makes to our society and economy, and we recommit to 
                keeping our wooded landscapes vibrant and strong.

                Ninety-six percent of the industrial wood used in the 
                United States comes directly from domestic supplies, 
                making the forest products sector a truly American 
                industry. The millions of acres of forests across our 
                country supply the resources for paper and packaging 
                materials, lumber for our homes, renewable energy 
                materials, and countless other products. In addition to 
                the tremendous impact the forest products industry has 
                on our economy, businesses in this sector are at the 
                forefront of conservation efforts, practicing 
                responsible resource management and maintaining a 
                strong commitment to preserving our abundant forests.

                My Administration is working to protect our Nation's 
                forests so that the forest products industry can 
                continue to manufacture goods for domestic and global 
                markets. Last year, I signed an Executive Order aimed 
                at increasing responsible forest management and 
                coordinating Federal, State, tribal, and local assets 
                to prevent and combat the wildfires that have sadly 
                devastated parts of our Nation's woodlands. I also 
                signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which 
                will help preserve the health of our forests and 
                increase economic opportunities for the entire forest 
                products sector. This bipartisan legislation promotes 
                active management of natural resources, including our 
                forests, and maintains strong rural development and 
                research initiatives that benefit communities where the 
                forest products industry drives local economies. It 
                also promotes using America's forest materials, like 
                cross-laminated timber--a strong, resilient product--as 
                an innovative approach to constructing tall wooden 
                buildings.

                This week, we recognize the importance of the raw 
                materials our forested lands supply for the production 
                of goods throughout our country and around the world. 
                We also pledge to support the proper management of our 
                forests and woodlands so that they can continue to help 
                power our economy and provide recreational 
                opportunities for Americans for generations to come.

                Recognizing the economic value of the products yielded 
                in our Nation's 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, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 20 through 
                October 26, 2019, as National Forest Products Week. I 
                call upon all Americans to observe this week with 
                appropriate ceremonies and activities and to reaffirm 
                our commitment to our Nation's forests.

[[Page 57308]]

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

[FR Doc. 2019-23435
Filed 10-23-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P