Yosemite National Park

Yosemite chief, facing staff claims of harassment, to retire

The head of Yosemite National Park will retire after employees complained that he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment and other misconduct — allegations that have been made in other national parks, officials said Thursday.

Superintendent Don Neubacher announced his plan Wednesday, said Andrew Munoz, a spokesman for the National Park Service.

Neubacher said in an email to Yosemite employees that regional administrators had decided it was time for new leadership and offered to transfer him to Denver as a senior adviser.

His decision to retire came less than a week after a congressional oversight committee said at least 18 Yosemite staffers...