BOZEMAN — The Yellowstone National Park superintendent who said he was being forced out by the Trump administration will leave his post in late September.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the park announced Thursday that Dan Wenk, who has been superintendent since 2011, will retire from the National Park Service on September 29.
Wenk will be replaced by Cameron “Cam” Sholly, the current director of the park service’s Midwest Region.
Wenk decided to retire early after he was reassigned to become the regional director of the National Capital Region in Washington, D.C. He said the transfer followed disagreements with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over the size of the park’s bison herds.
Wenk’s departure ends his 43-year career with the park service.
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