- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The Bridger-Teton National Forest has a new supervisor.

The U.S. Forest Service announced Friday that Tricia O’Connor will start as the forest’s new supervisor in February.

The Jackson Hole News&Guide; reports (https://bit.ly/1xyfq1t ) O’Connor is an Alaskan with a background in biology.

O’Connor has been deputy supervisor at the Tongass National Forest since 2011. The 17 million-acre is the largest national forest in the United States, with headquarters in Ketchikan, Alaska.

O’Connor replaces former Supervisor Clint Kyhl. He left office this fall after a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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