Sexual harassment investigation in Yellowstone

Lion Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Lion Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.


Author: Steven Shaw
Date: 04.12.17

Yellowstone National Park joins a string of National Park Service units investigated for sexual harassment.

The investigation by the Interior Department’s inspector general started last September. The report, which was released today says more than 100 current and former Yellowstone Park Service employees were interviewed.

Investigators say after conducting the interviews they found evidence that male supervisors and other staff in the park’s maintenance division created a hostile work environment towards women. Those actions included unwelcome advances and inappropriate comments.

The report says from 2010 through 2016 six women in the department were victims of derogatory actions that made them feel uncomfortable.

Most of the Yellowstone employees who were interviewed, both male and female,  told investigators they had not personally experienced or seen any sexual harassment at the park.

Trails of interest:

  1. Beaver Ponds Trail (YNP)

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