SCR 5: Relating to Federal Public Land Week.

00SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 5 01 Relating to Federal Public Land Week. 02 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 WHEREAS Alaska recognizes the many contributions that federal public land, whose 04 magnificence and vastness comprise more than two-thirds of the state, has made to the 05 heritage and well-being of all citizens; and 06 WHEREAS this public land, which is open to all United States citizens, is an 07 immensely valuable asset not only to the nation but to Alaska as well, contributing a vast 08 spectrum of wealth to our society that benefits all citizens; and 09 WHEREAS Alaska recognizes the abundance of economic, recreational, and social 10 advantages its citizens enjoy because of the very presence of this land and Alaska also 11 recognizes the many contributions the use of public land has made not only to the state's rural 12 communities, whose livelihoods often depend upon that use, but to all of Alaska's citizens as 13 well; and 14 WHEREAS Alaska recognizes particularly the contribution that public land has made

01 to our state's fishing, mining, timber, oil and gas, and recreation industries, contributing 02 substantially to the state's economy by creating innumerable jobs for the working people of 03 the state; and 04 WHEREAS Alaska acknowledges the need of the United States to sustain the many 05 uses of federally-owned public land while requiring a balance between those activities and the 06 conservation of this invaluable resource; 07 BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that to commemorate the many 08 benefits the state's citizens derive from the use and enjoyment of the federally-owned public 09 land of the state, it hereby declares the week of May 9 - 15, 1993, to be Federal Public Land 10 Week in Alaska.