Most of the largest cities in this country are far removed from the wilderness. But that doesn’t mean that places like national forests aren’t relevant to urban residents.
A US Forest Service program is working to strengthen the bonds of city dwellers with the woods. The Forest Service’s Region 9 – based in Milwaukee – operates the Urban Connections program in six cities.
The programs’ managers were in Wisconsin recently – and four of them joined us in the studio – Terry Heyer from the Twin Cities, Jesse Scott from Boston, Lisa Perez from Detroit, and Jean Claassen of Milwaukee.