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New Superintendent Named for Yellowstone

Written by on June 14, 2018

A new Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park will take over in August.
Yesterday, the Deputy Director of the National Park Service announced that Cameron “Cam” Sholly will take the helm at the country’s first National Park, replacing outgoing Superintendent Dan Wenk. Wenk is being ousted against his will, according to statements he made last week. He said his early retirement followed disagreements with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over management of the park’s bison herds.
Claudia Wade, who has been Executive Director of the Park County Travel Council for over 30 years, says that from her perspective, Wenk’s tenure was a positive one.

As a gateway community, Cody is no stranger to breaking in new leadership at the Park. And Wade notes that she looks forward to building a relationship with Sholly, as they have with other directors.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke praised the incoming Superintendent’s record with the Park Service. He says Sholly has worked with local communities and Tribes on important wildlife and conservation work, and has built productive and valuable relations with communities, landowners, and local, state, and tribal leaders throughout his career. Interior officials say he’s been involved in reintroducing wolves to Isle Royale National Park, the renovation of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and efforts to improve relations with Native Americans.
Sholly himself said that he is honored to have the opportunity to work with the staff and partners at Yellowstone.

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