Tranel Takes Helm at Bighorn Canyon
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 16, 2018
There’s a new superintendent at Bighorn Canyon.
Mike Tranel, a 33-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been named superintendent of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. He also has been named group superintendent of the eastern Montana-Wyoming Group of parks.
Tranel, who grew up on Wyoming and Montana ranches not far from Bighorn Canyon, will directly oversee the two-state recreation area and supervise the superintendents of three historically significant Park Service properties in the region: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana, and Devils Tower National Monument and Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming.
Tranel has served for the past 7 years as superintendent of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, AK, and previously was acting superintendent at Jewel Cave National Monument in South Dakota. He will transfer to Bighorn Canyon in late May.