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 park policing: The checkered story of a little-known branch of federal law enforcement—the U.S. Park Police. [Sierra]
Outdoor jobs for displaced workers: In the spirit of historic programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps, this North Carolina nonprofit is putting pandemic-displaced professionals back into the workforce—outside. [News & Record]
Coronavirus and the guiding industry: A new survey outlines the pandemic’s impact on outdoor guiding services. [The Wenatchee World]
The economics of public lands: An recent interior department report indicates that national park visitor spending generates more than $41 billion annually. [Cherokee Phoenix]
Behind the scenes at DPS: Like so many others, the ski company valiantly pivoted to PPE production when the pandemic hit. Watch how they did it.
A different kind of outdoor celebrity: Steve Despain’s unique line of outdoor gear is a beacon of authenticity in an age of social media self-promotion. [Outside Online]