OREGON WOMEN IN TIMBER
FOREST PRODUCTS MONTH
Instead of celebrating forest products for one week in October, we celebrate all month long!
For as long as we can remember, our OWIT chapters across the state have been celebrating Forest Products Month. Each chapter choses projects and activities that will best suit their communities. Over the course of the years, our month long radios ads have been one of our most popular activities!
We truly value our collaborators and sponsors of our Forest Products Month activities. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Pacific Logging Congress' Talking Timber Podcast, Candra Burns' Talking Forest Podcast, and #forestproud. In addition, we couldn't make our activities happen without our many sponsors. Thank you to everyone who has collaborated with us and sponsored us!
If you are interested in collaborating with us on activities or being a sponsor of Forest Products Month, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designated by Congress as
the third week in October.
2020 FOREST PRODUCTS MONTH ACTIVITIES
OFRI Materials to 4th Grade Classes
Forest Fact Breaks,
History of National
Forest Products Week
Do you know the history of National Forest Products Week?
The annual observance dates back to September 13, 1960 when Congress passed a joint resolution providing for the establishment of an annual National Forest Products Week to be held each year on the week beginning with the third Sunday in October. President Eisenhower signed the first proclamation two days later, calling on the people of the United States “to observe the week beginning October 16, 1960 as National Forest Products Week, with activities and ceremonies designed to focus the attention on the importance of our forests and forest products to the Nation’s economy and welfare.”
"...the bounty of our forest and timber lands provides our people with a source of strength and pride..."
National Forest Products Week, 1960
"Whereas the bounty of our forest and timber lands provides our people with a source of strength and pride; and
Whereas as a major renewable resource, supported by the science of modern forestry, wood offers the availability and abundance to satisfy the Nation's ever growing needs for many products—lumber, paper, building materials, chemicals, furniture, and cloth—all dedicated to improving the lives of our people; and
Whereas the Congress, in order to reemphasize the importance of our forest resources, has by a joint resolution approved September 13, 1960, designated the seven-day period beginning on the third Sunday of October in each year as National Forest Products Week, and has requested the President to issue annually a proclamation calling for the observance of that week:
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the people of the United States to observe the week beginning October 16, 1960, as National Forest Products Week, with activities and ceremonies designed to focus attention on the importance of our forests and forest products to the Nation's economy and welfare.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington, this fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-fifth."