L.L.Bean wades into U.S. wholesale: The legacy brand has announced that, for the first time, it will enter into wholesale partnerships in the U.S.—starting with Nordstrom, Staples, and the sporting goods store Scheels. [Business Insider]
Coronavirus in Yellowstone: Tests have revealed traces of the virus in the national park's sewage. [San Francisco Chronicle]
An important vote in congress: The Great American Outdoors Act goes to the House of Representatives this week for consideration. OIA has released a tool that makes it easy to send messages of support to your representatives—and some of them, like Mike Levin of California, are responding.
A bank account that helps the planet: Bank of the West has teamed up with 1% for the Planet to create a new kind of checking account that puts environmentalism front and center in some innovative ways.
Big Bear Gear opens in New Jersey: Despite the economic hardships of the current moment, some enterprising individuals are still opening retail stores. [MercerMe]
BACKPACKER TV continues: In episode two of the magazine’s virtual Get Out More Tour, the team offers more trail-tested tips, regional trip advice, and outdoor gear reviews.
Bear encounter caught on film: A black bear got dangerously close to three hikers on the trail in Mexico.