The National Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Program Committee has selected the West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC) to receive a Smokey Bear Award Certificate for their service to wildfire prevention. Their selection of WRWC for this award is based on the organization's leadership in promoting wildfire mitigation and prevention education in Community Wildfire Protection Plans across the region they serve.
The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) Program, the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), and the Advertising Council sponsor the national Smokey Bear Awards. It is the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire prevention. This award has been bestowed on well-deserving groups and individuals annually since 1957. The Smokey Bear Award certificates and plaques are awarded to a few select nominees to recognize their potential to receive future Smokey Bear Awards, or for State Forestry agencies to independently recognize outstanding wildfire prevention efforts.
The certificate and plaque will be presented to the West Region Wildfire Council on Thursday, June 14, by the Acting Forest Supervisor of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest. The award presentation is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Montrose Public Lands Center (2465 S. Townsend Avenue, Montrose) during WRWC's regularly scheduled monthly meeting (second Thursday of each month from 3 - 5 p.m.).
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