Contact Info

Commercial use of Smokey’s image is managed by the US Forest Service through The Metis Group, a contractor who specializes in licensing Government-owned, socially conscious properties. We constantly monitor inappropriate and unlawful uses and we are fully aware of the current influx of illegal commercial products that are being offered on social media. Please be assured that we are following our procedures to have them cease and desist. Smokey’s image can be licensed for products that are in keeping with the wildfire prevention campaign and as such is subject to laws regarding use, similar to any other licensed images. By words or illustrations, Smokey Bear should not endorse a commercial product, service, political position or anything other than a wildfire prevention message. Any commercial use (i.e. products sold, money raised, etc.) that is not licensed through the Forest Service is an illegal use. All licensing-related inquiries should be directed to The Metis Group LLC at Smokey’s name, image and slogan, whether in entirety or in part, should only be used in conjunction with a wildfire prevention message. Use for any other reason is an inappropriate use of the image, name or slogan. We appreciate everyone’s concern and support of the wildfire prevention program.

If you have any questions about the Smokey Bear awards or wildfire prevention, find your region below and please contact your regional or national CFFP coordinator. This contact information is current as of December 2017.

USFS Region Map

Geographic Area Name / Mailing Address Position Contact Information
Northern Region 1 (See Map)
northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, northwest corners of South Dakota and Wyoming
Rita Chandler
USDA Forest Service
Fire & Aviation Management
26 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Assistant Director, Co-op Fire, All Hazard, Prevention Phone: (406) 329‐3409
Cell: (406) 370-0000
Fax: (406) 329‐3132
Rocky Mountain Region 2 (See Map)
Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, eastern Wyoming
Linda Hecker
USFS, Mountain Region Office
740 Simms St.
Golden, CO 80401
Regional Interpretive Planner Phone: (303) 275‐5056
Fax: (303) 275-5170
Southwestern Region 3
Arizona, New Mexico
Dennis Fiore
USDA Forest Service, FAM
Attn: Dennis Fiore
333 Broadway Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102‐3407
Cooperative Fire and Prevention Specialist Phone: (505) 842-3203
Cell: (505) 270-9666
Intermountain Region 4 (See Map)
southern Idaho, Nevada, Utah, western Wyoming
Julie Campbell
USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region
Attn: Julie Campbell
324 25th Street
Ogden, Utah 84401
Fire Prevention and Co-op Fire Program Manager Phone: (801) 625-5718
Cell: (801) 389-3200
Fax: (801) 625-5594
Pacific Southwest Region 5
California, Hawaii, Territories of American Samoa and Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau
Barb Geringer-Frazier
USDA Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Region
US Forest Service
1323 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
Regional Fire Prevention Mitigation, and Education Program Manager Phone: (707) 562-9167
Cell: (707) 656-6080
Fax: (707) 562-9130
Pacific Northwest Region 6
Oregon, Washington
Lauren Maloney
Fire and Aviation Management
Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Lauren Maloney
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208
Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist Phone: (503) 808‐6587
Cell: (503) 329‐3068
Southern Region 8
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
Paul Gellerstedt
USFS Southern Region
Attn: Paul Gellerstedt
1720 Peachtree Road NW
Suite 746N
Atlanta, GA 30309
Cooperative Fire, All-Hazard and Prevention Program Manager Phone: (404) 347-7626
Cell: (470) 585-9154
Northeastern Area
state and private lands in CT, DE, DC, IL, IN, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WV, WI
Maureen Brooks
US Forest Service,
Northeastern Area S&PF
11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Community Fire Planner; Prevention and WUI Phone: (610) 557‐4146
Cell: (610) 742‐7614
Fax: (610) 557‐4154
Eastern Region 9
National Forest lands in CT, DE, DC, IL, IN, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WV, WI
USDA Forest Service
626 E. Wisconsin Ave
Suite 700
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Alaska Region 10
709 W. 9th Street
Juneau, AK 99801-1807
Washington Office Fire and Aviation Management
Washington, DC
Gwen Beavans
USDA Forest Service
201 14th Street, SW
FAM 3rd Floor Central Wing
Mailstop 1107
Washington, DC 20250
National Wildfire Prevention Program Manager Phone: (202) 205‐1488
Cell: (404) 561‐2643

State Forestry Agency Contacts

You can also contact other agency partners, including:

The Ad Council
Zach Williams (
Campaign Manager
The Ad Council
1707 L Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

National Association of State Foresters
Whitney Forman-Cook (
444 N. Capitol St NW, Suite 540
Washington, DC 20001

The National Park Service
Mike Van Hemelryck (
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 S. Development Avenue
Boise, ID 83705-5354
Phone: 208-387-5206
Fax: 208-387-5250

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Sam Scranton (
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 S. Development Avenue
Boise, ID 83705-5354
Phone: 208-387-5794
Fax: 208-433-6543

Bureau of Land Management
Jon Skinner (
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 S. Development Avenue
Boise, ID 83705-5354
Phone: 208-387-5321
Fax: 208-387-5179

Fish and Wildlife Service
Shane McDonald (
Deputy Chief (Operations)
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Branch of Fire Management
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 S. Development Avenue
Boise, ID 83705-5354
Phone: 208-387-5583