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Inside the Forest Service

From the Chief's Desk

I am proud to introduce “Nature Connects Us,” a joint campaign between the Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation, and the next evolution of our efforts to awaken and strengthen all people’s connection to national forests and grasslands. We do this by honoring tribal homelands through respectful and mindful experiences. “The power of the world always works in circles,” said Black Elk, a leader of the Oglala Lakota Tribe, while dictating his life story in the early 20th century. His words were captured in conversations with American poet John Neihardt and later compiled in the book “Black Elk Speaks.”...
Portrait: Reed Robinson in the office earing dark jacket and shirt and turquoise bolo tie.

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