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]

#BlackBirdersWeek: Last month, a white woman called the police on a Black man birdwatching in Central Park. In response, a new campaign aims to call attention to Black birders. [Backpacker]

Ski resorts speak out: Some of Colorado’s ski resorts are declaring their support for Black Lives Matter. [Out There Colorado]

PPE creates jobs: Some outdoor brands are hiring as the demand for face masks and other PPE creates new business. [Citizen Times]

Yellowstone employees test negative: 43 non-symptomatic frontline employees at Yellowstone National Park were tested for coronavirus. All the tests came back negative. [Wyoming News Now]

Open, closed, open, closed: Speaking of parks, the Grand Canyon is set to open—again. After shuttering for nearly two months, the park reopened for Memorial Day weekend, closed again, and now will reopen a second time. [The Daily Item]

Hurricanes are coming: The Atlantic hurricane season has begun. It’s not looking good so far. [Grist]

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Leadership changes at Backcountry: Melanie Cox takes over as CEO, replacing Jonathan Nielsen, and Sarah Crockett assumes the new role of chief marketing officer.

#CoolShop in Cleveland: The Cleveland Outpost, a new independent retailer, has found a devoted audience by focusing on used gear.



Industry Buzz: Climate advocacy, Yellowstone reopens, a brilliant DEI move, Outdoor Equality Index, REI opens new location

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web The long-term fight against climate change: With so much the attention being paid to the immediate effects of the pandemic, these outdoor athletes want us to remember that climate is still a looming threat. [Forbes] more


Industry Buzz: In Solidarity Project grants, virtual Tour de France, L.L.Bean opens new locations, woman hospitalized in Yellowstone

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Grants for marginalized communities: In Solidarity Project, the organization that oversees the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge, has announced a grant program to support underrepresented and underserved people in the outdoors. more

A snow-covered mountain beside a pine forest with autumn colors, and a calm lake.

Industry Buzz: Addressing intolerant language, national park danger, the future of outdoor, discussing diversity with a congressman, small town activism

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Yeti Cycles updates its language: In response to concerns about insensitivity toward Indigenous communities in the U.S., the brand will soon drop the word “tribe” from all its marketing material and brand language. more

Steaming geysers in Yellowstone.

Industry Buzz: “Reparations” for Black customers, an obit for Powder magazine, girl suffers burns at Yellowstone, BIPOC bicycle grants, a new mother-daughter gear shop

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web “Reparations” for Black customers: Rivendell Bicycle Works in California has implemented a program to offer Black consumers a 45 percent discount on bikes and frames, an effort the brand is calling its “Black Reparations more


Industry Buzz: Trek steps up, national park police, new outdoor jobs, public land revenues, a beloved gear maker

Trek pledges action: To promote racial equity in the industry, the cycling company has promised to create 1,000 new jobs for people of color, build bike shops in underserved neighborhoods, establish a seven-figure community investment fund, and more. [Bicycle Retailer] National more


Industry Buzz: Ski resorts consider opening, large-scale climate advocacy, how to navigate virtual trade shows, an inflatable bike

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Ski resorts hold out hope: Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge resorts refuse to give up on the idea that late-spring skiing might be possible. [The Denver Post] A massive coalition of climate advocates: The Outdoor more

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Industry Buzz: Tommy Caldwell says Trump will "ruin rock climbing," The North Face invests $7M in diversity, REI opens used gear pop-ups, virus outbreak at L.L.Bean

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Tommy Caldwell bashes Trump: The president is going to “ruin rock climbing,” the pro climber wrote in a recent op-ed. [Rock and Ice] The North Face invests in diversity: The brand has put $7 million into a new initiative 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


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