Smokey Through The Years

The Forest Service, through the National Symbols Program, has been the steward for all things Smokey since his creation.  Visit www.symbols.gov for activities, the history and resources for Smokey Bear.

From Smokey Bear’s introduction to American culture, the Ad Council has been responsible for spreading awareness for wildfire prevention through public service announcements and advertising campaigns.  Please visit the Ad Council’s website for PSAs and the history of Smokey Bear. The Ad Council  has been instrumental in Smokey’s growth and visibility.  Please visit the timeline for Smokey Bear at http://www.smokeybear.com/vault/.

Meet Smokey Bear
Meet Smokey Bear
Meet Smokey Bear

Meet Smokey Bear
Meet Smokey Bear
Meet Smokey Bear

How Smokey Has Grown!

Smokey Bear has evolved over the years.  As he gets ready to celebrate his 70th anniversary, scroll through the headshots of Smokey Bear and watch his growth.