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STATE OF GEORGIA
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ~ 2000 SESSION
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1139
By Representative Floyd
ADOPTED FEBRUARY 24, 2000
A RESOLUTION Recognizing the state’s forest products industry and commending the creation of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, Georgia takes great pride in our state’s rich bounty of natural resources, and the careful stewardship of those precious assets is essential if future generations are to benefit from those resources; and
WHEREAS, the Georgia forest products industry, in recognition of its stewardship responsibilities in nurturing the forest resource, has committed itself to the principle of sustainable forestry by initiating the Sustainable Forestry Initiative to promote, educate, train, and monitor adherence to sustaining the forest resource for future generations; and
WHEREAS, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative is a self-regulatory program based on the responsible environmental stewardship of the forests, water resources, and wildlife; and
WHEREAS, an essential component of the Georgia economy, the forest products industry, comprises more than a $19.5 billion economic impact; and
WHEREAS, the vital importance of the industry underscores the necessity for intelligent management of the state’s more than 24 million acres of forest land.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize and commend the state’s forest products industry for its commitment to responsible use of natural resources and the creation of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative as a means to that end.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the public and the press.