Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Rose Marcario on the Facebook boycott: The former Patagonia CEO gives her thoughts on the outdoor industry’s refusal to accept Facebook’s moral lapses. [Fast Company]

Will MEC survive the coronavirus? The pandemic might spell disaster for the iconic Canadian retailer. [Financial Post]

The magic of teaching outside: Why a professor at the City University of New York started teaching her Black Studies course outside, and what changed when she did. [Adventure Journal]

Fighting for inclusion on the trail: The story of Colorado Blackpackers and how the group is working to improve DEI in the outdoors. [The Trek]

Ski resorts panic over Trump policy: The already struggling ski industry now faces a new crisis—the White House’s extended immigrant visa ban. [The Colorado Sun]

VF Corporation focuses on Asia: The company has established a new leadership role, president of greater China, to expand its influence in the Asia-Pacific region. [Business Wire]

Missing hikers in Washington: A pair of hikers who went missing in Mount Rainier National Park a week ago still have not been found. [National Parks Traveler]

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