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]

Swapping workspaces: Honey Stinger has moved into the former headquarters of Smartwool, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Smartwool, meanwhile, has relocated to Denver. [Steamboat Pilot & Today]

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.

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