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About the Awards

2017 National Smokey Bear Award Nominations

The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) Program committee is pleased to invite nominations of deserving candidates for the 2017 Smokey Bear Awards. Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), and the Ad Council, the national Smokey Bear Awards recognize outstanding service in the prevention of human-caused wildfires and to increase public recognition and awareness of the need for continuing wildfire prevention efforts. To see if you are eligible, go here: https://smokeybear.com/en/awards/eligibility.

Instructions for Nominations

USDA Forest Service employees and state forestry agencies should submit electronic nominations, including supporting documentation and materials to the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) Coordinator covering your state by close of business on Monday, December 12, 2016.

Employees of the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Land Management should submit all nominations electronically, including supporting documentation and materials to your agency’s contact, by close of business on Monday, December 12, 2016.

For all other nominations, please submit electronically to gbeavans@fs.fed.us with subject line: 2017 SB Award Nomination by close of business on Monday, December 12, 2016. For further information, contact Gwen Beavans at gbeavans@fs.fed.us or 202-205-1488.

Download nomination form here: https://smokeybear.com/award-info/Smokey_Bear_Awards_Nomination_Form_2017.pdf

This merit award has been bestowed upon well-deserving groups and individuals annually since 1957 for outstanding work and significant program impact on wildfire prevention.