National Forest Products Week

Last week was National Forest Products week. The annual observance began September 13, 1960, when Congress passed a joint resolution making it the third Sunday in October. President Eisenhower signed the first proclamation 2 days later, while calling on the people of the United States to observe the week of October 16, 1960, “with activities and ceremonies designed to focus attention on the importance of our forests and forest products to the Nation’s economy and welfare.”

Reflecting on all the great posts last week, we encourage you to explore the hashtag #NationalForestProductsWeek and take a moment to think about all of the ways our forests benefit your everyday life. National Forest Products Week is a time to recognize the many products that come from our forests, the people who make the products, the people who work in and manage our forests, and how all of it contributes to our lives.