JACKSON, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service is considering a plan to split its Bridger-Teton National Forest supervisor's office staff between Jackson and Alpine.
Under the proposal, more than a third of the 17 employees would go to Alpine. Thirty supervisor's office jobs would remain in Jackson, as would 26 Jackson District Bridger-Teton employees.
The proposal was made former Bridger-Teton supervisor Jacque Buchanan in February just days before she departed.
Acting supervisor Cherly Probert has called the plan "very positive."
Probert said the plan allows flexibility in giving people more affordable housing options and puts the Greys River ranger district office closer to the major access point.
The proposal will need to be approved by Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell.