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GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MICHIGAN
1996 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Senator North offered the following concurrent resolution:
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 14
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to express support for the American Forest and Paper Association’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
WHEREAS, Michigan’s forests have always been very important to our state’s economy. Because of our abundant woodland resources, among the most extensive in the entire country, at least 150,000 of our citizens work in a variety of forest-related jobs at more than 4,000 establishments; and
WHEREAS, In spite of the bounty represented in Michigan’s 18.6 million acres, as well as our national leadership as the state with the most surplus growth stock, it is estimated that Michigan’s forests have the potential for even greater growth. With proper management, Michigan forests can increase annual wood growth by 50 percent on a sustainable basis; and
WHEREAS, The Michigan forest products industry, through the American Forest and Paper Association, has developed a program to advance our timberland resources. This program is called the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. It promotes, educates, and monitors adherence to safeguard the state’s resources for future generations. In order to be most effective, this initiative needs the cooperation and support of all entities with responsibilities for management or ownership of woodlands in Michigan. This self-regulatory program offers an opportunity to strengthen our state;
NOW, THEREFORE, be Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that we express support for the American Forest and Paper Association’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative.