USFS worker cutting-down a burning tree USFS worker cutting-down a burning tree USFS worker cutting-down a burning tree
Protectors Of The Forest Protectors Of The Forest Protectors Of The Forest

stories of wildland stewards
from all walks of life

a united front

Across the nation, firefighters, scientists, rangers and volunteers — men and women who embody
the true meaning of the word ’sacrifice’ — work together to prevent the devastation of
our forests and grasslands from wildfire.

Collection of Logos:  Smokey Bear, National Forest Foundation, USFS (United States Forest Service)
Photographer Kyle Miller putting on his forest gear, getting ready for a shoot Photographer Kyle Miller putting on his forest gear, getting ready for a shoot Photographer Kyle Miller putting on his forest gear, getting ready for a shoot

kyle miller

photographer

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USFS trucks parked on an open road with mountains in the background and open fields and forest all around USFS trucks parked on an open road with mountains in the background and open fields and forest all around USFS trucks parked on an open road with mountains in the background and open fields and forest all around

what is a
wildland
firefighter

from the desk of
the usfs

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Wildlands Hotshot Parachute-jumper landing on the ground Wildlands Hotshot Parachute-jumper landing on the ground Wildlands Hotshot Parachute-jumper landing on the ground

wildlands
hot shot
q&a

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Rappel-crew rappelling down to the forest floor from a helicopter Rappel-crew rappelling down to the forest floor from a helicopter Rappel-crew rappelling down to the forest floor from a helicopter

malheur
rappel crew

from the desk of
the usfs

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Wildland Firefighter parachuting to the ground, surrounded by open sky Wildland Firefighter parachuting to the ground, surrounded by open sky Wildland Firefighter parachuting to the ground, surrounded by open sky

45 days —
jump
training

redding, california

what it takes to become a
wildland firefighter

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Black-and-white image of Barb Whiteman, a woman who has dedicated her life to fighting wildland fires Black-and-white image of Barb Whiteman, a woman who has dedicated her life to fighting wildland fires Black-and-white image of Barb Whiteman, a woman who has dedicated her life to fighting wildland fires

barb
whiteman

a life dedicated to
fighting wildland fires

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Native-American fire-crew, in a single-file line, marching into the forest with their firefighting gear Native-American fire-crew, in a single-file line, marching into the forest with their firefighting gear Native-American fire-crew, in a single-file line, marching into the forest with their firefighting gear

bia:
interagency
hotshots

native american
fire crews

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193 million acres managed by the forest service - roughly the size of washington, oregon and california combined
Old-school illustration of 3 men who appear to be moving towards a forest setting while carrying their gear Old-school illustration of 3 men who appear to be moving towards a forest setting while carrying their gear Old-school illustration of 3 men who appear to be moving towards a forest setting while carrying their gear

the civilian
conservation
corps.

how the new deal
revitalized america's
forests

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Graphic illustration of Smokey The Bear Graphic illustration of Smokey The Bear Graphic illustration of Smokey The Bear

the life of
smokey
bear

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A collection of firefighting gear A collection of firefighting gear A collection of firefighting gear

how to
pack your
line gear

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Old-school illustration of Smokey the Bear Old-school illustration of Smokey the Bear Old-school illustration of Smokey the Bear

smokey's
steps to
putting
out a fire

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Picture of Bequi Livingston, a wildland firefighting pioneer Picture of Bequi Livingston, a wildland firefighting pioneer Picture of Bequi Livingston, a wildland firefighting pioneer

bequi
livingston

wildland firefighting
pioneer

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Illustration of a beetle Illustration of a beetle Illustration of a beetle

the
chainsaw

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The Phoenix Crew: An Arizona fire-crew made up of post-release inmates, working to fight an encroaching fire The Phoenix Crew: An Arizona fire-crew made up of post-release inmates, working to fight an encroaching fire The Phoenix Crew: An Arizona fire-crew made up of post-release inmates, working to fight an encroaching fire

phoenix
crew 1

meet the arizona fire crew made up
of post-release inmates

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Black-and-white photo of Ernesto Alvarado, a fire scientist Black-and-white photo of Ernesto Alvarado, a fire scientist Black-and-white photo of Ernesto Alvarado, a fire scientist

ernesto
alvarado

fire scientist

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Two workers working at the base of a tree Two workers working at the base of a tree Two workers working at the base of a tree

veterans
hotshot
crew

these rookies have
a lot of experience

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how to
become a
wildland
firefighter

learn how
Firefighter cutting down a burning tree Firefighter cutting down a burning tree Firefighter cutting down a burning tree
A man standing in a laboratory, observing a tube of fire A man standing in a laboratory, observing a tube of fire A man standing in a laboratory, observing a tube of fire

inside
the fire lab

cutting edge work in
wildland fire research

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help protect
the forests

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Two workers working at the base of a tree

veterans
hotshot
crew

these rookies have
a lot of experience

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Old-school picture of Jigger Johnson, a USFS Pioneer and lumberjack Old-school picture of Jigger Johnson, a USFS Pioneer and lumberjack Old-school picture of Jigger Johnson, a USFS Pioneer and lumberjack

jigger
johnson

usfs pioneer

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Helicopter hovering over a body of water Helicopter hovering over a body of water Helicopter hovering over a body of water

man
beast
machine

providing access for the
people who protect our
wildlands

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smokey bear

75 years of vigilance

Celebrate this momentous anniversary with
limited-edition Smokey gear.

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thank you to all who
protect the forests

Filson honors the men and women who have cared for the land and served the people for 114
years. We are committed to working alongside the U.S. Forest Service and its partner
organization, the National Forest Foundation, to fight for our Public Lands.

Learn how to help at NATIONALFORESTS.ORG

Collection of Logos:  Smokey Bear, National Forest Foundation, USFS (United States Forest Service)

To learn more about the partnership between Filson and the U.S. Forest Service, click here.

Any of Filson’s contributions made with the U.S. Forest Service do not by direct reference or implication convey
U.S. Forest Service endorsement of Filson’s products or activities.