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NH's Gregg, Shaheen honor law creating forests

November 30, 2010

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CONCORD, N.H.—The U.S. Senate has approved a resolution by New Hampshire's senators that commemorates the 100th anniversary of a law that led to the creation of national forests in the East, including the White Mountain National Forest.

The Senate on Monday approved the resolution written by Republican Judd Gregg and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen to honor the Weeks Act. The 1911 law was named after John Weeks, a native of Lancaster who was a Massachusetts congressman and senator.

The resolution acknowledges the work and cooperation of local conservation groups, businesses, industrialists and the tourism industry to ensure passage of the law. It encourages future collaboration and support for the White Mountain National Forest.