Only YOU can prevent wildfires

At the time of this writing (July 30, 2015), Smokey Bear's website listed 21 large incident fires in Alaska, Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. A large incident is defined as "a forest fire of 100 acres, or a grass/rangeland fire of 300 acres or more."

Given the number and severity wildfires this summer, as well as the fact that some are believed to have human origins, we are dedicating the month of August to Smokey Bear. Smokey Bear also has an entire exhibit of his own, but the items below have not previously been featured.

The use of Smokey Bear images requires the approval of the U.S. Forest Service and must be associated with a message of fire prevention.

If you are an employee of the of the U. S. Forest Service or a state forestry agency, please refer to this list to find your state or regional fire prevention coordinator for permission.

All other interested parties should contact:

Gwen Beavans
USDA Forest Service
National Fire Prevention Coordinator
Fax: 202-205-1174