It’s always wildfire season somewhere in the U.S., and Smokey Bear is counting on you and your families to be part of the solution by using fire responsibly to reduce human-caused wildfires.
Though Smokey has been essential to the reduction of unwanted, human-caused wildfires over the last 75 years, he still needs help. Even today, nearly 9 out of 10 wildfires nationwide are caused by people. In fact, his message is even more relevant today as people are living closer and closer to wildlands and more frequently choosing outdoor recreation activities. Smokey may be 75, but he’s still going strong and his message is more important now than ever before.
To celebrate Smokey’s 75th birthday, Geocaching HQ is partnering with the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign from the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council to create custom Smokey Bear trackables. Request an iconic Smokey Bear trackable at geocaching.com/SmokeyBear and share your geocaching outings with #SmokeyBear75.