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The National Symbols Program is a key component of the U.S. Forest Service’s Conservation Education Program. It features America’s Icons for fire prevention, Smokey Bear, and environmental conservation, Woodsy Owl. In addition, we develop and supply educational materials and training to U.S. Forest Service employees - as well as employees of other federal, state, and local agencies nationwide - who in turn provide these materials and educational services to the public.

Woodsy Owl:

Woodsy OwlSince 1971, Woodsy Owl has reminded Americans to "Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute" and "Lend a Hand, Care for the Land."  Click on Woodsy to visit his wonderful world, which is full of activities for kids, information for teachers and other education professionals, and fun facts about Woodsy! 


Smokey Bear:

Smokey Bear is America's icon for Wildfire Prevention.  Click on his picture for more information about Smokey Bear educational materials, costume use, and licensing.