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 appointed by the White House last week to lead the agency.

Park ranger kills Colorado man: An employee at Carlsbad National Park shot and killed a young man from Colorado in March. After months of silence from the National Park Service, the family is now seeking answers. [CBS Denver]

Rival bike conference set for next year: PeopleForBikes and Sea Otter Classic have scheduled competing events for next April—both in California. [Bicycle Retailer]

Vail Resorts harnesses wind energy: The ski resort company has moved closer to its goal of operating on 100 percent renewable electricity by opening a wind farm in Colorado.

Remembering Gordon Davison: The co-founder of the outdoor brand Berghaus died late last month at age 85. [Grough]

TGR announces new retail location: Teton Gravity Research is opening a new retail concept in Bozeman, Montana, that will offer men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel; performance gear; headgear; and optics. 

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A conversation with Massimo Alpian: The public relations director at OutsidePR comments on the state of LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the outdoor industry.

A bleak future for the guiding industry: A new survey indicates dark times ahead.

Inclusion in climbing: A short film released last year examines race and equity at the 2018 Color the Crag Festival.



Industry Buzz: BLM resources, Birding while Black, PPE demand, Yellowstone virus testing, hurricane season

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] more

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Industry Buzz: Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund, new outdoor holiday, VF awards $7.3M, Mountain Gazette returns, Saddleback reopens

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund: After the passing of our colleague Mark Satkiewicz last weekend, a fund has been created in his name to provide gear and resources to Steamboat Springs youth. Celebrate the newest outdoor more

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Industry Buzz: Patrollers picket at Vail resorts, permit-free outdoor filming, Biden's climate plan, new REI store, ISPO award winners

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Biden’s climate plan: The new administration’s agenda focuses on science, social justice, and economics. [Washington Post] Fight over Oak Flat: The Trump administration transferred ownership of the Arizona region to a more

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Industry Buzz: REI sued, land auction called off, Connect show cancelled, TGR's new streaming service, Eco-Challenge race returns

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI sued over hand sanitizer: A lawsuit filed against the retailer claims that REI falsely marketed an alcohol-free product as a "proven alternative to alcohol sanitizers.” [Law360] Land auction cancelled: After sustained more

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Industry Buzz: Climbing chalk virus transmission, Patagonia's new film, TGR opens new shop, Yvon Chouinard's advice, Oboz expands team

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Climbing chalk is safe: A new study suggests powdered climbing chalk is unlikely to transmit the coronavirus. [Climbing] Patagonia’s new film: Don’t miss “Public Trust,” premiering September 25, about the ongoing battle for more

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Industry Buzz: Diversity in camping, climbing in China, Crater Lake lawbreakers, outdoor gear shortage, Colorado gear shop closes, climbing chalk vs. coronavirus

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web How to build diversity in camping: Start by taking a hard look at access (or lack thereof) to gear. [Los Angeles Times] Climbing in China: American climber Mike Dobie has been trying to promote his sport in China for years. more


Industry Buzz: Vail CEO donation, U.S. Ski and Snowboard, Yosemite, experiences with racism, NEPA

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Vail CEO gives back: The chief executive of Vail Resorts, Rob Katz, has pledged an $11.7 million donation to support coronavirus relief efforts, racial justice reform, and other causes crucial to the moment. U.S. Ski and more


Industry Buzz: Follow words with action, BIPOC adventure grant, Great Outdoors Month, national park climbing

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Words require action: A wonderful reminder to the outdoor industry that, when it comes to supporting BIPOC members of your community, hashtags and black squares on Instagram are not enough. [Medium] Save the travel photo more

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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