It’s Smokey Bear’s Birthday!

BATON ROUGE – Smokey Bear turns 75 on Friday, August 9, 2019. “Smokey Bear is an icon representing forest fire prevention,” said Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “Smokey also plays an important role in messaging that promotes wildfire prevention and forest conservation.” In June, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry participated in a Smokey Bear 75th birthday challenge by throwing Smokey a birthday party.