- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - The supervisor of the Tongass National Forest will retire his year.

The Ketchikan Daily News (https://bit.ly/147d3FB) reports Forrest Cole has set his retirement for April.

Cole has been forest supervisor since 2003.

A Forest Service announcement says he held positions in the Petersburg, Juneau and Yakutat ranger districts and the Stikine Administrative Area.

The Tongass is also losing its deputy forest supervisor. Tricia O’Connor in February is transferring to the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.

She has been in Alaska for more than 10 years and was district ranger for the Yakutat Ranger District.

The Tongass is the nation’s largest national forest and makes up the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world.

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Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.ketchikandailynews.com

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