Here are today's top headlines:

Inclusivity win: Eddie Bauer has rolled out a new program called All Outside that partners with community leaders and activists to promote outdoor accessibility for everyone, especially those underrepresented in the space.

Hickenlooper’s efforts: As part of his 2020 senate run, Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has shared a plan bolster the Centennial State’s outdoor industry and conservation efforts. [Steamboat Pilot & Today]

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper smiling outdoors

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proposed a plan for boosting the state's outdoor industry and aiding conservation efforts.

A hard goodbye: After 38 years in business, Omega Pacific is shutting its doors and officially ending the story of one of the original producers of climbing and rescue hardware, including the iconic multi-lobed Link Cam designed by Greg Lowe. [Climbing]

A bold idea: Acadia National Park will test a new timed-entry visitor reservation system next fall with the aim of reducing traffic and illegal roadside parking. [Portland Press Herald]

Healing journey: Buffeted by loss and grief, two elite mountaineers take on Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, to accomplish a history-making feat—summiting and skiing the legendary Dream Line. [Sports Illustrated]

Everest and Lhotse

Lhotse, the fourth-largest mountain in the world, sits in the shadow of Everest.

A greener ski: Algae has been used to make cosmetics, fertilizers, and even clothing. Now the green stuff is making its way into skis. Salt Lake City-based Wndr Alpine has created a new ski out of a plant-based composite that it hopes will change the way winter sports equipment is manufactured. [Outside Online]

A win for the environment: One of the world’s largest plastics manufacturers, Westlake Chemical, has agreed to start officially reporting on spills of pre-production plastic pellets, a big source of oceanic plastic pollution. [As You Sow]


A river meanders through tree-covered hills New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

Industry Buzz: Hook and bullet consolidation, a new national park, Women’s Outdoor Summit, generous deeds by Hestra and Eddie Bauer, and more

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web More consolidation in the hook and bullet world: Parent company of Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops, Great American Outdoors Group will acquire Sportsmans Warehouse (which represents 112 storefronts) for $18 million in cash per more


Industry Buzz: Malcolm Daly, REI x West Elm, recycling examined, protect mountain economies, Nikki Smith

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Update on Malcolm Daly: Our colleague is still doing well and making progress. Thanks to the generosity of his therapists, he will receive another 30 days of care before being discharged. Also, today is his birthday! Show more

The Grand Tetons under clouds

Industry Buzz: Coronavirus, Modell's, a Maine ski utopia, Clarus, Smartwool, Dicks

The best of SNEWS: Top stories we've published recently Coronavirus throws spring travel into chaos: The pandemic has changed life for everyone. See what industry professionals are saying about their travel plans. Queer identity and the outdoors: Venture Out Project founder Perry more

A view of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park with a blue sky and the sun shining.

Industry Buzz: Olympics postponed, SIA, national parks, backcountry skiing, "Naked and Afraid," getting outside safely

The best of SNEWS: Top stories we've published recently Incredible community support: In just four days, customers of Alpenglow Sports in Lake Tahoe purchased $75k in gift cards from the retailer to help keep cash flowing. (To help spread similar efforts, share our new campaign, more


Industry Buzz: BLM resources, Birding while Black, PPE demand, Yellowstone virus testing, hurricane season

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web What you can do right now: This list of resources can help outdoor industry professionals educate themselves about Black Lives Matter and become better allies to those fighting for justice and inclusion. [The Trek] more


Industry Buzz: Appalachian Trail pipeline, Just Add Water, the dirtiness of fleece, Canada Goose, Access Fund

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A pipeline through the Appalachian Trail: The Supreme Court has reached a decision that will allow a natural gas pipeline to run below part of the Appalachian Trail. [Adventure Journal] Just Add Water Project: A new more


Industry Buzz: Outdoor Retailer, ski resort reopening, a surge in camping popularity, national park posters

An olive branch to Outdoor Retailer: An editorial from the Salt Lake City Tribune makes a case for the return of the industry’s largest trade show to Utah. [The Salt Lake City Tribune] A Colorado ski resort to reopen: Arapahoe Basin will resume limited operations for spring more


Industry Buzz: Rock and Ice publisher resigns, Trump appoints climate denier, rival bike conferences, Vail harnesses wind, TGR's new location

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Rock and Ice publisher steps down: A shocking admission by the publication’s leader precipitated the resignation. Anti-environmentalist heads Bureau of Land Management: William Perry Pendley, a noted climate denier, was more

A shadowy mountain in fog with a lone figure standing in the mist

Industry Buzz: National Forests close, racism on the trail, bike assembly fees, OIA needs your input, the shift toward lower-priced gear

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A tragic loss: Janette Heung, former deputy director at the Colorado OREC office, died in a climbing accident in Wyoming this weekend. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and colleagues. Fires ravage California: The more