Yellowstone Superintendent Out, Blame’s Trump Administration
Yellowstone National Park's superintendent Dan Wenk says he's being forced out for punitive reasons following disagreements with the Trump administration over bison. How many bison he park can sustain, to be exact.
Wenk last week announced he intended to retire March 30, 2019. He was offered a transfer but he said he would not accept it. Thursday, he found out that a new superintendent will be in place in August of this year.
Wenk claims he wasn't given a reason and the only dispute he's had was with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was over bison.
Ranchers in Montana, have long sought reductions in Yellowstone's bison numbers. Wenk says there is no need because the current population of about 4,000 bison is sustainable.
(The Associated Press Contributed to this Story)