Jim Caldwell, of the Kisatchie National Forest, received the Bronze Smokey Award, a national award given to invidiuals who work in the area of wildfire prevention in their state, Wednesday during the Louisiana Forestry Association Annual Convention in Marksville.
The Smokey Bear awards (Gold, Silver and Bronze) are the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in the area of wildfire prevention. The award has been given annually by the U.S. Forest Service since 1957.
“Jim is a dedicated forest service staff officer who has made a tremendous positive impact in the area of wildfire prevention,” said Mike Balboni, Kisatchie National Forest Supervisor. “I can think of no one else who is more deserving of this prestigious award.”