Clinton Kyhl named as Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
June 11, 2013
Clinton Kyhl, currently deputy forest supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington state, will be the new supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Forest Service officials announced today.
"Clint’s broad experience and high caliber of his work make him a great match for the issues, communities and natural resources that are the Bridger-Teton National Forest," said Intermountain Regional Forester Nora Rasure. "I personally know what an outstanding job he has done in previous positions. His commitment to working with people and familiarity with Wyoming will serve the forest and the public well."
"I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Forest Supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest," said Kyhl. "I truly believe in including the public and local governments in the management of our national forest. It is a tremendous responsibility to lead a forest into the future, and I accept this opportunity knowing that the employees and the public are really what will make a difference."
Kyhl is no stranger to Wyoming. From 2007 to 2009, Clint was the Incident Commander for the Bark Beetle Incident Management Team in southeastern Wyoming and northern Colorado. He and his team developed management strategies to deal with a large bark beetle infestation across 2.5 million acres of National Forest. Prior to this, Kyhl was the District Ranger for the Laramie Ranger District on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, located in Laramie, WY.
Kyhl and his wife Sharon have two sons, both of whom are graduates of the University of Wyoming. The family enjoys a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. He will begin work at the Bridger-Teton National Forest on July 28, 2013. Kyhl replaces Jacque Buchanan who transferred to the Rocky Mountain Regional Office this past March.