Ben Miller

Non Forest Service

Photo of Ben Miller climbing out of a cave.

Ben Miller is a karst hydrologist working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Ben has an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master’s degree in Hydrology and Geomorphology from Western Kentucky University. Prior to working at the USGS, Ben worked in the fields of natural resource management, interpretation, karst research, and cave management. Ben is an avid cave mapper who has mapped over 450 caves and spends much of his free time mapping caves and studying large springs. Ben got started caving at the age of 8 with the Boy Scouts of America and his first wild cave trip was in Fitton Cave, the longest cave in Arkansas. The caving “bug” bit Ben hard and to this day he loves documenting caves that have never been discovered and surveying the passages of caves to learn more about how these unique environments formed.

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