Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

REI opens new location: A new store is set to open in Billings, Montana—the latest move in a series of big changes for retailers grappling with the effects of the pandemic. [Billings Gazette]

Confronting John Muir’s racism: The Sierra Club says it will begin to reckon with its founder’s problematic record of intolerant remarks. [Adventure Journal]

Malcolm Daly update: A recent post on Malcolm’s GoFundMe page confirmed that our colleague arrived home from rehab this week and is in good spirits.

Injured hiker rescued from Joshua Tree: A man stranded in the desert for 40 hours with a broken leg recorded the ordeal on his cell phone. [KESQ]

The future of Latino Outdoors: The leaders of the national organization say they want to continue growing the group in a way that caters to outdoor lovers of all types. [Outside Online]

Kelty helps the newbies: The backpack brand has released a new series of videos to introduce novices to the sport.

Bolstering “reuse and repair” businesses: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded roughly $125,000 to 13 businesses in the state’s “repair and reuse” industry, including several in the outdoor sector. [KTVZ]

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House passes Great American Outdoors Act: The landmark conservation bill is now all but certain to be signed into law.

2020 Inspiration Awards: Outdoor Retailer announced the winners of its annual industry awards this week.



Industry Buzz: Thin Air postponed, Workplace Anti-Racism Agenda, Malcolm Daly, get paid to hike and drink beer

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Thin Air postponed: The virtual trade show has been pushed to mid-September. The organizers say the change is meant “to ensure we do not take focus away from long overdue conversations" about racism. Camber releases more


Industry Buzz: Malcolm Daly, REI x West Elm, recycling examined, protect mountain economies, Nikki Smith

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Update on Malcolm Daly: Our colleague is still doing well and making progress. Thanks to the generosity of his therapists, he will receive another 30 days of care before being discharged. Also, today is his birthday! Show more

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Industry Buzz: Honoring Mark Satkiewicz, race and skiing, nonprofit grant recipients, insurance for adventurers, Portland promotes inclusion, Pence criticized

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web' Honoring Mark Satkiewicz: Smartwool and SBT GRVL have partnered to host a month-long cycling event to raise money for the Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund. Dealing with race on the slopes: Among all skiing participants, 88 more

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Industry Buzz: REI launches new bike line, climbers using crags to protest, how oil companies lie about recycling, Mitsu Iwasaki, Burton's anti-racism

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI bets on itself: The retailer is expanding its house-branded line to include bikes and potentially footwear. [StoreBrands] Using crags as demonstration tools: Do climbers have a right to hang Pride and Black Lives Matter more

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Industry Buzz: Anti-racism in the industry, MEC layoffs, new adventure travel data, BACKPACKER video series, tariff exclusions

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Building anti-racism in the outdoors: Transforming the industry will require immediate, deliberate, and sustained action. [Outside Online] MEC in trouble: The Canadian retailer announced more layoffs as a direct result of more


Industry Buzz: Thousands flood Yellowstone, Malcolm Daly, the fight against plastic, DEI and returning to work

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Saw that coming: Yellowstone reopened on Monday and visitors poured in by the thousands. Virus precaution was, shall we say, a little lacking. [The Guardian] Malcolm Daly is recovering smoothly: Our esteemed colleague is in more

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Industry Buzz: REI ranked best employer for women, Brown Folks Fishing, tariff exclusions, National Summit Day, new leaders at Hydro Flask

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI ranked best employer for women: Employees rated the retailer the best employer for women in the U.S. [Forbes] Brown Folks Fishing tackles racism: The group has released a new pledge, Angling for All, that “seeks to more


Industry Buzz: In Solidarity Project grants, virtual Tour de France, L.L.Bean opens new locations, woman hospitalized in Yellowstone

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Grants for marginalized communities: In Solidarity Project, the organization that oversees the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge, has announced a grant program to support underrepresented and underserved people in the outdoors. more

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Industry Buzz: REI anticipates shopping changes, preventing sexual assault outdoors, public lands funding deadline, bring back the CCC, Paddling Life gets a rebrand

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI braces for changes: The retailer is anticipating big shifts in how customers spend their dollars this winter and holiday season. [KHQ] The duty of the bystander: An examination of the ways men are responsible, as more