The Smokey Generation’s road trip

What is The Smokey Generation? (They offer a description:)

The Smokey Generation is an oral history and digital storytelling project dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories and history of wildland fire.  We are passionate about the wildland fire community and culture, celebrating it everyday. We are excited about communicating the beneficial role of fire in the environment and encouraging conversations about how to better use fire as a land management tool. We are committed to giving a voice to wildland fire and fire practitioners in a way that honors our history and proudly demonstrates our relationship to fire and the natural world.  Check us out at:


We first wrote about the Smokey Generation in 2015.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

3 thoughts on “The Smokey Generation’s road trip”

  1. Mr. Gabbert, the Anna Porter Public Library in Gatlinburg, TN, is collecting oral histories from wildfire survivors and victims of the Chimney Tops II Fire. These will be preserved and made public. You may be interested in these stories.


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