/ Modified oct 24, 2018 2:28 p.m.

Grand Canyon Superintendent Under Investigation

The National Park Service has not said what led to the investigation involving Superintendent Christine Lehnertz.

Grand canyon view hero A view of the Grand Canyon.
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Christine Lehnertz VIEW LARGER Christine Lehnertz succeeded Dave Uberuaga as Grand Canyon National Park superintendent in 2016. She resigned from that role in 2019.
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The National Park Service plans to reassign the Grand Canyon superintendent amid a federal investigation. The agency would not say what those allegations are.

Investigators from the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General arrived at the park this week. The allegations involve Grand Canyon Superintendent Christine Lehnertz, but neither the park service nor the inspector general would say what led to the investigation.

Lehnertz will be reassigned outside Grand Canyon to protect the integrity of the investigation. She is currently on leave.

She is a trained environmental biologist who's been with the park service for more than 10 years. She started at Grand Canyon in August 2016 after a sexual harassment scandal that led to the retirement of the park's former chief.

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