Wildland Fire Management

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear is America’s wildfire prevention icon. He has educated generations of Americans about their role in preventing human-caused wildfires. Created in 1944, the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest running public service advertising campaign in U.S. History.

As one of the world’s most recognizable fictional characters, Smokey’s image is protected by U.S. Federal Law and is administered by the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council.


Smokey Bear Appearances

To further public information, education, and awareness of the prevention of wildfires Smokey Bear is available through the Nevada Division of Forestry for appearances at schools, fairs, conservation activities, parades and similar functions. Please use the contact information below to schedule Smokey Bear for your event.

Washoe, Pershing, Storey, Churchill, Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Humboldt and Mineral Counties:

Anthony Seghieri
Fire Management Officer
775-849-2500  ext. 240

Clark, Nye, Lincoln, and Esmeralda Counties:

Brett Waters
Fire Management Officer
702-486-5123  ext. 229

Lander, Eureka, Elko, and White Pine Counties:

Marcus Lesbo
Fire Management Officer
775-738-3454 ext. 224

Highlighted Projects

Northern Region
Ruby Lake Estates Project
In partnership with the United States Forest Service, Conservation Crews from Wells and Carlin began work on the Ruby Lake Estates project in October of 2020. Located on the Southeast side of the Ruby Mountains...
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Southern Region
Pinyon-Juniper Encroachment Project
This project improved sagebrush habitat and riparian health on approximately 300 acres by reducing the impact of encroaching conifers on sagebrush ecosystems...
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NV Energy-SB 508 Initiative
This initiative will fund wildfire fuel reduction, wildfire suppression resources, and restoration/rehabilitation treatments across Nevada within or adjacent to NV Energy Service Areas...
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