Spruce the Moose is state forestry's new wildfire prevention mascot

Spruce the Moose is state forestry's new wildfire prevention mascot

October 9, 2020
AK Fire Info

The votes have been tallied and the winner is – Spruce the Moose.

That’s the name of the Alaska Division of Forestry’s new wildland fire prevention mascot as decided by a recent public vote. Spruce will be the official spokesmoose of DOF’s “Take Time to LEARN Before You Burn” campaign, aimed at reducing the number of human-caused wildfires in wildland-urban interfaces by 10 percent annually in Alaska.

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“Spruce the Moose will be a great addition to the DOF wildfire prevention team and will help get out the message to adults and children from all corners of the state about what they can do to reduce human-caused wildfire ignitions in Alaska.” State Forestry Director Chris Maisch said.

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