[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 23, 2013)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 62957-62958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24990]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 23, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9044 of October 18, 2013

                
National Forest Products Week, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation's forests are essential to our lasting 
                prosperity and to who we are as a people. These natural 
                wonders provide clean air and water for our communities 
                and abundant habitats for wildlife, as well as building 
                materials for our homes, and jobs and recreation for 
                workers and families across our country. During 
                National Forest Products Week, we celebrate the 
                sustainable uses of America's forests and the important 
                contributions they make to our economy and our national 
                life.

                In addition to providing renewable supplies of wood and 
                energy and showing visitors of all ages the value of 
                preserving our natural spaces, forests play a critical 
                role in combatting climate change and protecting the 
                air we breathe through absorption of carbon dioxide 
                emissions. My Administration is committed to cutting 
                carbon pollution in the United States, and safeguarding 
                and restoring our forests will help us fulfill that 
                mission. We also continue to advance community-driven 
                conservation, preservation, and outdoor recreation 
                initiatives that are strengthening local economies and 
                contributing to the well-being of lands, waters, and 
                wildlife. Through the America's Great Outdoors 
                Initiative, we have put the communities that will 
                thrive when lands are healthy and abundant, and when 
                they draw visitors from around the world, at the 
                forefront of shaping conservation agendas across our 
                country.

                The strength, diversity, and productivity of our 
                Nation's forests will be vital to our progress in the 
                years ahead. This week, we recommit to collaborating 
                across land ownership and landscapes, and we look to a 
                future where America's forests will enrich our country 
                for generations to come.

                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 20 
                through October 26, 2013, 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 
                eighteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                eighth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-24990
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