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Friday, January 9, 2015
Washington Department of Natural Resources officials think thinning and restoring more forests on public and private lands throughout the state could help prevent another wildfire season like 2014, which was the most destructive in state history. The agency is asking the state legislature to quintuple the amount spent on...
Friday, January 9, 2015
The 2015 National Smokey Bear Awards nomination period is now open. This prestigious award program recognizes organizations and/or indiciduals for outstanding service in wildfire prevention programs. These awards remind us of the hard work our employees and cooperators do to reduce the threat of human-caused wildfires.  ...
Friday, November 28, 2014
The Geronimo Hotshots are one of seven Native American hotshot crews in the United States who are sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This revealing documentary features GoPro footage from the Geronimo Hotshots’ 2013 fire season, shot by crew member Samson Belvado and put together by the The Atlantic filmaker Sam...
Friday, November 7, 2014
More than 100 Colorado communities have now earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition for taking steps to reduce their wildfire risk. “Reaching the one hundred community benchmark is a major accomplishment,” said Cathy Prudhomme, the community outreach program manager for the National Fire Protection Association’s...
Monday, November 3, 2014
Along with many public-agency and landowner partners, State Forester Doug Decker and the Oregon Department of Forestry are taking a major step toward a better future in wildfire management across broad landscapes. Foresters know that some ecosystems depend on periodic fires in order to remain healthy. Many forests have...
Friday, October 31, 2014
The USDA Forest Service has requested proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands. The grants and cooperative agreements awarded under this announcement will support...
Friday, October 10, 2014
The first-ever Smokey Bear storybook app called "Smokey Bear and the Campfire Kids" was launched this week as is available for download at www.smokeybearapps.com. Created by digital agency HelpsGood, the app was released during this week's Fire Prevention Week. A portion of all proceeds goes back into the Smokey Bear...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Moose Creek district ranger Joe Hudson and Byron Bonney, retired fire staff officer, worked together in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest to make better tactical decisions for the Johnson Bar Fire. The men used developed a long-term plan and entered it into the Wildland Fire Decision Support System, a web-based...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Fall wildfire season is here and officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry want to keep you and your family safe from the ravages of wildfire. State Forester Bettina Ring said, “Preventing a wildfire from ever starting is critical to the safety and security of our citizens. And, since most wildfires (96 percent)...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Two of the Ad Council’s most historic public service advertising (PSA) campaigns were voted by the public as a “Favorite Advertising Icon” and “Favorite Advertising Slogan,” as part of Advertising Week 2014. Winning the contest will put Smokey Bear in the Advertising Walk of Fame alongside Madison Avenue.  “We’re thrilled...

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