Proclamation 9809 signed for America's National Forest Products Week copy

This week is America's first National Forest Products Week. On October 19th, President Trump signed Proclamation 9809, recognizing that strong, healthy, and well-managed forests are vital to our Nation's economic prosperity. This declaration acknowledges the many ways our Nation's forests and woodlands contribute to our everyday lives through the raw materials they provide for both products and outdoor recreation.

According to the US Forest Service, more than half of the total 423 million acres of forest land in the US is located in the East and is owned and managed by 11 million private forest owners.

US Forest Service

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