Become A Licensee

Be a part of the Woodsy Owl Licensing Program. We accept applications and new licensees throughout the year. Follow the steps below to join our growing group of licensees!

Woodsy Owl Licensing

The Process

The Metis Group LLC, as the program manager and licensing agent for the Woodsy Owl Licensing Program, will work with you to complete and move your application through to execution. Below is an overview of the process to become a Woodsy Owl Licensee. If you have questions, please call our offices at 202.822.5080 or email us at

Become a Licensee

  1. Review the application. A PDF and Word version are provided here. PDF Word
  2. If you have any questions, please contact The Metis Group LLC.
  3. Complete the application. Provide as much detail as possible.
    1. Discuss how your product will help to promote wildfire education.
    2. State the ownership and location of your business.
    3. Provide any other information or images that will assist to describe your company, products and ability to place merchandise for sale.
    4. Please sign the application, electronically or with actual signature.
  4. Send the completed application to The Metis Group.
    1. Email to:
    2. Fax it to: 202.822.5082
    3. Mail it to: The Metis Group LLC
  5. The Metis Group will contact you to discuss the application and any questions.
  6. The Metis Group will forward the completed application to Forest Service for approval.
  7. Upon approval, you will be notified.
    1. If approval is still in question, The Metis Group will speak with you to obtain any additional information needed to gain approval.
    2. If approval is obtained, you will be notified.
  8. The draft license will be provided for your review.
  9. The completed license will be sent to you for signature. Complete and return to The Metis Group LLC.
  10. Forest Service counter-signs the license. All parties are provided the fully executed license.

Congratulations! You are now an official Woodsy Owl Licensee!

The Application

Please click on the link below for the application to become a Woodsy Owl Licensee.


If there are any questions about the application or the approval process, please contact The Metis Group LLC to discuss.

T: 202.822.5080

Contact the Woodsy Owl Licensing Program

There are several ways to contact The Metis Group as the program manager for the Woodsy Owl Licensing Program.

Our offices are open from 8:30 AM t0 6:00 PM Monday to Friday. We check the email daily and throughout the day.







Woodsy Owl Licensing Program
c/o The Metis Group LLC
4300 Reno Road NW
Washington DC 20008

Visit our company website for additional information about The Metis Group and our work with Woodsy Owl.


Smokey Bear Licensing Program

Smokey BearThe Metis Group represents the Smokey Bear Licensing Program for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Smokey Bear is America’s original wildfire prevention icon and has been our national symbol for wildfire prevention since 1943.

Through Smokey’s message of “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires”, he has integrated into all elements of our culture. Smokey is evergreen. He is known, respected and recognizable.

Find information to become a Smokey Bear Licensee through the following resources:

Program Website







SmokeyBear Licensing Program
c/o The Metis Group LLC
4300 Reno Road NW
Washington DC 20008

Download the PDF for the Smokey Bear Licensing Application and the Smokey Bear Fact Sheet.