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New Forest Supervisor Sets Goals

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Now that the dust is beginning to settle after his move, Bridger-Teton National Forest’s new Supervisor Clinton Kyhl says he has two priorities; the first of which is becoming better acquainted with the forest’s issues, what the status of those issues is and what has been done previously.  His second priority is building solid relationships around the community.  Kyhl says he spent his second week going around the Forest and met the employees in the six districts and heard their concerns and issues, and also met with the county commissioners and town leaders in Teton, Sublette and Lincoln Counties and also met with the leaders of the other federal agencies in partnership in the Greater Yellowstone area.  One of the bigger challenges he anticipates facing is completing the conveyance at the supervisor’s office property and the renovation of facilities. The first step, he says is completing the sale of the property.  Then the second focus will be the plan for replacing the Supervisor’s building, the site planning and how to handle the temporary displacement of the offices while the work is taking place. Meanwhile, Kyhl says the forest is still waiting for final approval from the regional office to keep the office in Jackson, but he remains committed to keeping the Supervisor’s office in Jackson with the Jackson District office sharing the building.

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