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U.S. #1156
4¢ World Forestry Congress
 
Issue Date: August 29, 1960
City: Seattle, WA
Quantity: 118,185,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations:
10 1/2 x 11
Color: Green
 
U.S. #1156 was issued to commemorate the Fifth World Forestry Congress, held in Seattle, Washington, from August 29 to September 10, 1960.  The stamp pictures the Congress’ official seal, which features a globe, tree, and the Congress’ theme – “Multiple Use of Forest Lands.” These images include a deer (representing wildlife), a waterfall, a stump and axe (symbolizing timber harvesting), a hiker (outdoor recreation), and a sheep (representing grazing). 
 

Fifth World Forestry Congress

On August 29, 1960, the Fifth World Forestry Congress opened in Seattle, Washington.

The World Forestry Congress is the largest meeting of members of the world’s forestry sector.  It’s a place where forestry professionals discuss conservation, management, and forest policies. It allows nations to exchange information and ideas on an international scale.

The International Forestry Institute arranged the first World Forestry Congress, which was held in Rome, Italy in 1926.  The congress met a decade later in Budapest, Hungary and suggested establishing a permanent international committee to oversee future congresses and keep track of their records.  The third congress met in Helsinki, Finland, in 1949 and proposed a future congress dedicated to tropical forests.

At the fourth WFC in Dehra-Dun, India in 1954, attendees discussed the role of forest zones in relation to economic development.  From then on, the congresses were held about every six years and each usually had a special theme. 

The fifth congress was the first to be held in US, in Seattle, Washington.  It ran from August 29 to September 10, 1960.  A total of 1,970 people attended from 65 countries.  The congress’s motto was “Multiple Use of Forest and Associated Lands.”  The members discussed how to manage forestlands and conserve land resources, while still providing other uses – wood, water, forage, recreation, and wildlife – to benefit the largest number of people.  Other topics discussed during the congress included forest protection, education, watersheds, logging, genetics and tree improvement, forest recreation, wildlife, and tropical forestry.  The World Forestry Congress has been held about every six years since.

 
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U.S. #1156
4¢ World Forestry Congress
 
Issue Date: August 29, 1960
City: Seattle, WA
Quantity: 118,185,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations:
10 1/2 x 11
Color: Green
 
U.S. #1156 was issued to commemorate the Fifth World Forestry Congress, held in Seattle, Washington, from August 29 to September 10, 1960.  The stamp pictures the Congress’ official seal, which features a globe, tree, and the Congress’ theme – “Multiple Use of Forest Lands.” These images include a deer (representing wildlife), a waterfall, a stump and axe (symbolizing timber harvesting), a hiker (outdoor recreation), and a sheep (representing grazing). 
 

Fifth World Forestry Congress

On August 29, 1960, the Fifth World Forestry Congress opened in Seattle, Washington.

The World Forestry Congress is the largest meeting of members of the world’s forestry sector.  It’s a place where forestry professionals discuss conservation, management, and forest policies. It allows nations to exchange information and ideas on an international scale.

The International Forestry Institute arranged the first World Forestry Congress, which was held in Rome, Italy in 1926.  The congress met a decade later in Budapest, Hungary and suggested establishing a permanent international committee to oversee future congresses and keep track of their records.  The third congress met in Helsinki, Finland, in 1949 and proposed a future congress dedicated to tropical forests.

At the fourth WFC in Dehra-Dun, India in 1954, attendees discussed the role of forest zones in relation to economic development.  From then on, the congresses were held about every six years and each usually had a special theme. 

The fifth congress was the first to be held in US, in Seattle, Washington.  It ran from August 29 to September 10, 1960.  A total of 1,970 people attended from 65 countries.  The congress’s motto was “Multiple Use of Forest and Associated Lands.”  The members discussed how to manage forestlands and conserve land resources, while still providing other uses – wood, water, forage, recreation, and wildlife – to benefit the largest number of people.  Other topics discussed during the congress included forest protection, education, watersheds, logging, genetics and tree improvement, forest recreation, wildlife, and tropical forestry. 

The World Forestry Congress has been held about every six years since.