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Yellowstone NP chief lays out priorities, outlook in interview

Last summer, the now-former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke abruptly, and without explanation, announced the forced transfer of Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk. The controversial move came only months before Wenk’s planned retirement following a distinguished 43-year career with the National Park Service. 

The person hand-picked to be his replacement was Cam Sholly, a lesser-known yet respected senior executive within the Park Service’s top management ranks. Immediately it stirred speculation that the Trump Administration had ulterior motives favoring aggressive development of parks over protection of sensitive natural resources.

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