Announcing the 2016 Smokey Bear Award Winners

Along with its partners at the USDA Forest Service and the Ad Council, NASF is pleased to announce the 2016 National Smokey Bear Awards winners.

Since 1957, this prestigious awards program has recognized organizations and individuals for outstanding service to prevent wildfires. The awardees have demonstrated significant impact at the national level (Gold), multi-state level (Silver), and statewide level (Bronze). These awards remind us of the hard work that all Americans can do to reduce the threat of human­ caused wildfires.

We are pleased to present the 2016 award winners:

  • Silver: Jimmye Turner of the Forest Service's Umatilla National Forest and Kevin Conran of the Bureau of Land Management's Idaho Falls District.
  • Bronze: Jon Motsinger of the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Caloosahatchee Forestry Center of the Florida Forest Service, the Conasauga Ranger District of the Forest Service's Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, and Bob Blasi of the Forest Service's Kaibab National Forest.
  • Certificate: Raymond Johnson of the Forest Service's Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests.

The Smokey Bear Awards program is managed by the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) Committee which is a partnership among NASF, The Forest Service and the Ad Council. The CFFP encourages readers to submit a 2017 Smokey Bear Award nomination this fall. Additional information including highlights from past awards are available on Smokey Bear’s newly relaunched website: www.smokeybear.com/awards