The SMOKEY BEAR ASSOCIATION
Celebrating 25 years of its’ mission to preserve Smokey’s past, promote his present, and protect his future.
Preserve his past:
Association members are Smokey Bear collectors but they collect not for value but to preserve as many items produced by the US Forest Service as well as commercial items for future generations to view. Some collect any type of item while others focus on specific items such as posters, bookmarks, recordings, USFS promotional giveaways, toys, etc. Specific item collectors become valuable research sources as they catagorize and record those items.
Promote his present:
This is attained by the exposure members give Smokey through their collection displays at public events (fairs, forestry events), assemblies, and the distribution of materials at schools, and the SBA bi-annual conventions.
Protect his future:
Smokey Bear is a copyrighted figure with strict guidelines for use. All use of Smokey in any form must first have the approval of the Forest Service. Any unauthorized use is a criminal offense. SBA member vigilantly watch for abuse of his image or name and report it to the Forest Service.