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Eastern Region's Director of Fire and Aviation on Assignment in Australia

Firefighters in Australia

As the bushfires continue to burn in Australia, the United States has mobilized fire personnel to assist in suppression efforts. The Eastern Region of the USDA Forest Service has six firefighters currently stationed in Australia, including Steve Miller of Milwaukee, the region’s director of fire and aviation.

Finding Wellness in the Forest - Hoosier National Forest

Last fall, participants braved temperatures in the 30s for the first wellness outing.

The Hoosier National Forest and Indiana University (IU) Health Bloomington Hospital have a partnership agreement for a “Health and Public Lands” pilot program.  The goals of the program are to provide therapeutic nature-based experiences for community members on National Forest System lands, and strengthen community ties to public lands. 

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