Smokey the Bear was born in 1944 out of necessity to educate the public on the dangers of forest fires.
Though Smokey the Bear is now 71 years old, this senior bear still speaks his message “Only you can prevent forest fires!”
Educational posters teach people a variety of fauna and flora. In the poster below, mammals and their young are presented as reasons to avoid starting forest fires.
Here in this poster we see tree identification using the leaves as a guide to aid in distinguishing them.
This poster is all about wildflower identification.
This poster shows trees that can easily be lost to a careless camper’s non-extinguished fire.
Smokey loves butterflies and wants you to know and care for them too in this poster.
As you can see, Smokey the Bear is all about nature education.
Long live Smokey the Bear, nature’s educator in long standing!
All Pictures via USFS/State Foresters