Bridger-Teton National Forest supervisor to leave post

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr.
— September 19, 2014

Clint Kyhl, who accepted the post of supervisor on the Bridger-Teton National Forest in 2013, will resign this month due to health. (Photo courtesy Forest Service)

Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor Clint Kyhl will leave his post by the end of this month because of a medical condition, a forest spokeswoman confirmed Friday.

Kyhl, who came to the Bridger-Teton in 2013, had told his staff about his malady and decision to leave, several forest employees told WyoFile. Bridger-Teton spokeswoman Mary Cernicek on Friday confirmed Kyhl’s pending departure.

“He’s stepping down for medical reasons,” Cernicek said. “He’s moving back to Washington (state) where the climate’s more forgiving.”

The federal agency has launched a search for a replacement to lead management of the 3.4-million-acre forest.

“We are in the process of looking,” Cernicek said. Deputy supervisor Jose Castro will take charge until the U.S. Forest Service finds a temporary replacement.

“We expect to have some sort of acting super in place by the first week in October,” Cernicek said. Kyhl is expected to leave by Sept. 26.

Kyhl had been the district ranger for the Laramie Ranger District on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest before serving from 2007 to 2009 as leader of the Bark Beetle Incident Management Team in southeastern Wyoming and northern Colorado. He served as the deputy forest supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington before moving back to Wyoming.

WyoFile Peaks to Plains blogger Kelsey Dayton interviewed Kyhl in 2013 and her report can be found here.

This story was changed to correct a spelling error — Ed.

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Angus M. Thuermer Jr.

Angus M. Thuermer Jr. is the natural resources reporter for WyoFile. He is a veteran Wyoming reporter and editor with more than 35 years experience in Wyoming. Contact him at or (307)...

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