100 Reserve Street
P.O. Box 1270
Hot Springs, AR 71902
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
605 West Main
Russellville, AR 72801
The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National
Forests are active in conservation education. Forest employees
work closely with other federal and state agencies to offer
programs and resource materials for visitors, teachers, youth
groups, and students.
Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Programs.
Woodsy Owl teaches us to "Lend a Hand and Care
for the Land" by recycling, composting, not littering,
staying on trails, and protecting vital resources. For over
50 years Smokey Bear has reminded us to be careful with fire
and that "Only you can prevent wildfires." Call
your local district office to set up these programs. These
symbols and their messages are primarily for children 4-8
years old. Information can be obtained from www.symbols.gov.
Classroom visits and resource materials.
If you want resources to supplement an environmental topic
such as forestry, wildlife, water, fire, or conservation,
call (501) 321-5202 (Ouachita NF) or (479) 968-2354 (Ozark-St.
Francis NFs). For classroom visits, call your local district
office. You may also download materials from
the National Conservation Education webpage for teachers.
Students if you need information on environmental
topics such as forestry, wildlife, water, fire or conservation;
you can follow the links below to resources catered to students
searching for specific information.
only takes one match...
Smokey Bear has been a member of our families since 1944.
The purpose of the Smokey Program is to create and maintain
public awareness, through the image of Smokey Bear, about
the need to prevent unplanned, human-caused wildland fires.
are our friends!
Woodsy has been America's environmental champion since
1970, and is most recognized for his wise request, "Give
a hoot. Don't pollute." Caring, friendly, and wise,
Woodsy Owl has his heart set on motivating kids to form
healthy, lasting relationships with nature.
Click on the image above to start an Interactive Conservation
the U.S. has about the same amount of forestland as
it did in 1920, despite a 165 percent increase in population.