WENATCHEE — Clint Kyhl, deputy forest supervisor for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest since 2009, has been promoted to supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.
Kyhl, 52, will begin work in Jackson, Wyo., on July 28.
The promotion delays a move to Portland by Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest’s Supervisor Becki Heath, who was picked last month to become one of two deputy regional foresters in Region 6 of the U.S. Forest Service.
Before the announcement, Kyhl was to serve as acting supervisor for this forest after Heath reported to her new job in July. But Heath has now been asked to remain in her current post until a new supervisor is selected for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in September, a Forest Service news release said.
That request came from Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Kent Connaughton, who wanted to ensure continuity of leadership on the forest, particularly through fire season, the announcement said.