Firewood Month Toolkit

The Don’t Move Firewood, Hungry Pests, and PlayCleanGo campaigns are excited to co-facilitate Firewood Month in October!

SCHEDULE:

The goal of Firewood Month is to reduce firewood movement so as to slow the spread of forest pests and diseases via the firewood pathway. We focus each week of October on a specific theme, as follows for 2021:

  • Week 1 (Oct 1-9): General information, disseminating ideas, promoting press releases describing the issues of firewood and the spread of forest pests. In 2021, this week also overlaps with Fire Prevention Week, so cross-promoting with general fire safety tips is desirable.
  • Week 2 (Oct 10-16): General information, or target to fall recreationalists- especially the demographics of hunters, anglers, and RV owners.
  • Week 3 (Oct 17-23): General information, or focus on firewood’s important role as a forest product during National Forest Products Week in the USA.
  • Week 4 (Oct 24-31): General information, or messages targeted to people that buy or gather firewood to heat their homes or cabins.

RESOURCES:

Social Media Guidance

Blog Archive and Articles for Inspiration

Suggested Videos and Radio Ads to Share

Infographics

Kid’s Materials

Supporting Webpages