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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:13 PM

New Yellowstone boss named following predecessor's ouster

Source: Associated Press

Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Updated 5:23 pm, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A new superintendent was named Wednesday to Yellowstone National Park, one of the crown jewels of the U.S. park system, after his predecessor said he was being forced out by the Trump administration following a dispute over bison.

Cameron "Cam" Sholly will replace Dan Wenk, who has been superintendent since 2011.

Wenk planned to retire next March but was told last week he would be gone by August. He said his ouster followed disagreements with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over the size of the park's world-famous bison herds.

Ranchers and state livestock officials in neighboring Montana, where Zinke served as a U.S. representative before he became Interior secretary, have pushed to reduce the size of the herds because of concerns over the disease brucellosis. About half of Yellowstone's bison test positive for the disease, which can cause animals to prematurely abort their young.

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Judi Lynn Jun 2018 OP
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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:17 PM

1. More bullshit from the trump posse

They need someone who they can control and will favor the corporate over the environment.

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