Close the parks! Astoundingly, the National Park Service still has not committed to nationwide closures. What will it take? [Fast Company]

The North Face steps up to help: The company is committing $1m through the Explore Fund to "support the outdoor communities all over the world" during the coronavirus crisis. It's also donating 60,000 gloves to healthcare workers in Colorado.

Another large sum: Along the same lines, VF Foundation has pledged $1.5m to the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund.

TGR grabs two Emmy nominations: Teton Gravity Research’s documentary collaboration with HBO, Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season, is up for a pair of sports Emmys. [U.S. Ski and Snowboard]

Fjällräven wins in sustainability: The company was voted the most sustainable clothing brand in Sweden. [Swedes in the States]

Everest goes virtual: Alan Arnette has launched a series called Virtual Everest 2020 – Support the Sherpas to discuss the experience of climbing Everest and support Sherpas who are suffering after the mountain’s closure.

The VIP of social distancing: Check out this incredible video of an outdoor lover getting creative while staying at home.

Idaho earthquake triggers avalanches: A 6.5-magnitude quake led to widespread slides, a “rare and historic event for Idaho.”

Get creative with your poles: LEKI customers everywhere are participating in the #LEKIchallenge and getting clever with their trekking and skiing poles at home.

Send in your photos: HI Travel Tales is compiling a crowdsourced photo essay featuring travel companies, brands, bloggers, influencers, journalists, consultants, associations, agencies, and more sharing solidarity and expression during these trying times.

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