Message from Calfire

“Smokey Bear turned 79 on August 9th, 2023

Did you know that bears have been known to have the best sense of smell than any other animal? They are thought to have 2,100 times better smell than humans, compared to a dog’s sense of smell being 100 times better than a human.

Black Bears, like Smokey, have a known sense of smell range of 2 miles! They are amazing tree climbers and can run up to speeds to 30 mph!

To commemorate Smokey’s birthday, please remember to secure your food in bear proof containers and out of sight while enjoying the woods. Bears have amazing memory and the sight of coolers, and anything scented of food, including trash, attract them which can lead to health issues as well other problems. Maintain your distance if you see a bear and always remember, Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.”