102 STAT. 3926
PUBLIC LAW 100-664—NOV. 15, 1988
Public Law 100-664 100th Congress Joint Resolution Nov. 15. 1988 [S.J. Res. 386]
To designate the week of June 18 through June 24, 1989, as "National Grasslands Week".
Whereas there are nearly 4,000,000 acres of publicly owned grasslands located in 14 States across the United States; Whereas these national grasslands are managed according to the principles of land conservation, multiple-use of land, promotion of development of grassland agriculture and sustained-yield management of forage, fish, wildlife, timber, water, and recreational resources; Whereas millions of Americans and visitors to our Nation enjoy our national grasslands for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, snow-mobiling, biking, cross-country skiing, and many other outdoor activities each year; Whereas our national grasslands continue to provide employment and local stability to rural America and contribute approximately $750,000,000 to the gross national product of our Nation from livestock grazing, energy, environmental, tourism, and recreation industries; Whereas our national grasslands contain an abundant storehouse of historical, archaeological, and anthropological artifacts unique to North America; Whereas our national grasslands comprise a unique ecosystem providing our Nation with water, minerals, soils, plants, and animals in a habitat not found elsewhere; and Whereas our national grasslands provide a model demonstrating for the public the principles of conservation, cooperation, multipleuse of the land, and an appreciation of natural resources: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the week of June 18 through June 24, 1989, is designated "National Grasslands Week". The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved November 15, 1988.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 386: CONGRESSIONAL REX)ORD, Vol. 134 (1988): Oct. 7, consideredjand passed Senate. Oct. 21, considered and passed House.