Presidential Proclamation on National Forest Products Week, 2021

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From The White House: 

For thousands of years, humans have relied on forests for food, fuel, shelter, and medicine among other important uses. Today, forests support the livelihoods of people across the globe, providing jobs and an economic base for families and communities. In the United States, our forests are vital to our Nation, our people, and our economy. They provide wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and renewable materials and energy for the benefit of Americans. Forests also provide Americans countless opportuntities for recreation and relaxation and they remain vital for ceremonies and cultural practices long held by Tribal Nations. During National Forest Products Week, we celebrate the wealth of products and sustainably stewarding them to meet our Nation's needs today and long into the future. 

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