Park superintendent shuffle shouldn't slow bison quarantine
BOZEMAN, Mont. —
Officials say the impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn't disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Tim Reid, the bison program manager at Yellowstone, says the transfer of a group of bull bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation later this year should still be on track.
National Park Service officials signed off on Yellowstone's quarantine program about a month ago. It's designed to produce disease-free bison for transfer to tribal governments and other conservation herds and to reduce the number of bison killed during Yellowstone's annual population control efforts.
The project was one that park superintendent Dan Wenk had hoped to see through. But Wenk recently told the Associated Press he was being forced out of his job.