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Yellowstone superintendent to speak at MSU March 5 as part of Trout and Salmonid Lecture Series

February 13, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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Dan Wenk, superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, will discuss “Native Fish Conservation in Yellowstone National Park” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium.

Wenk’s visit is part of the MSU Library Trout and Salmonid Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

As superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, Wenk manages more than 2.2 million acres of land and a staff of 800. Wenk previously served as deputy director of operations for the National Park Service, or NPS; acting director of the NPS; superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and director of the Denver Service Center, the NPS office with responsibility for the planning, design and construction programs of the NPS. He has a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Michigan State University.

Each year, the MSU Library hosts a free lecture dealing with the general subject of trout and salmonid studies through its Trout and Salmonid Lecture Series. For information on the MSU Library’s Trout and Salmonid Collection, visit

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