Toad&Co puts money where its mouth is: Long respected for its commitment to independent retailers, Toad&Co has announced a first-of-its-kind revenue sharing program to help brick and mortar retailers through the economic upheaval of the coronavirus outbreak.
Stay calm and communicate: Listen to this 20-minute Channel Mastery podcast with some great tips on how outdoor businesses should be communicating to their staff, stakeholders, and customers during the virus outbreak.
Emergency prep toolkit: Outside Online has released a list of 10 things you should know about coronavirus and how to prepare for it. [Outside Online]
Modell’s prepares to go under: After unsuccessful efforts to keep its core business afloat, the sporting goods retailer is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. [Bloomberg]
The indispensable power of women in outdoors: In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, revisit SNEWS’ HER Voice column for insightful commentary on women’s issues in the outdoor industry.
Solving crimes in national parks: When crimes happen within park boundaries, these special law enforcement officers spring into action. [Mental Floss]
The Utah Roadmap is the real deal: Kim Mayhew, president and COO of Solitude Mountain Resort, and Francois Goulet, president of Groupe Rossignol North America, have come out in support of The Utah Roadmap, a resolution introduced by Utah lawmakers to reduce air emissions within the state. [The Salt Lake Tribune]
Red Fox Outfitters shutters: The specialty retailer in Fenton, Michigan will close its doors after six years in business. [WCRZ.com]
Conrad Anker preaches positivity in dark times: In 2018, the mountaineering legend found himself sitting near Republican senator Lindsey Graham on a flight. The experience got him thinking about the toxic effects of Trumpism and the future of decency in America—topics that resonate now more than ever. [Evening Sends]
Some lighter news: Despite the headlines, not all is doom and gloom. North Cascades National Park was recently ranked the most dog-friendly in the country. [Ohmidog.com]