Steven R. MillerSecretary
Steven R. Miller, Secretary (board member since 2017) Regional Director, Fire and Aviation, USDA Forest Service Region 9 (Eastern Region), Milwaukee, WI Steve graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a degree in Forest Administration in 1985, and Masters in Ecological Restoration from the University of Florida in 2016. He has since worked for a private forestry consultant, the USDA Forest Service, Texas Forest Service, and Florida Division of Forestry and recently retired as the Chief of the Bureau of Land Resources for the St. Johns River Water Management District. Steve was responsible for directing a multiple use land management program on over 600,000 acres. Most of the lands SJRWMD manages require fire on a 3-5 year interval to sustain them ecologically, so prescribed fire is a major part of his duties. Steve is active in the North Florida Prescribed Fire Council, serving on the steering committee since 1992. Steve's newest position is with the USDA Forest Service as the Regional Director of Fire and Aviation in Region 9. He served on the 1998 Governors Task Force on Wildland Fire, Florida Forestry Blue Ribbon Commission, the Florida Georgia Fire Summits (I &II) and is a current member of the Florida Forest Council. He has feet firmly planted in both fire camps (suppression and prescribed fire) and is qualified as and ICT2, OSC2 and an RXB1. He is committed to preparing the next generation of land/fire managers, he regularly travels to teach NWCG classes, and is currently serving as an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Florida. Steve and his wife are parents of two adults; one of whom is a second-generation forester and fire manager.