Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web
Panic buying, part two: Instead of toilet paper and pasta, people are now making a run on kayaks, tents, and other outdoor gear. [The New York Times]
DEI-focused discussion: The next JAM Session from JAM Collective, happening tomorrow, will focus on representation and feature Jahmicah Dawes of Slim Pickins Outfitters and Koby Crooks of Alpine Cowboy. [Outdoor Industry Association]
SOAR Act makes progress: The Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act has moved out of the House Natural Resources Committee by unanimous vote. It will likely move to the House floor later this year. [Boating Industry]
National parks free today: Entrance fees will be waived across the country today to celebrate the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. [KVAL]
Speaking of parks: Our president had a little trouble with the pronunciation of "Yosemite" this week.
Opening a gear shop during the pandemic: Despite the challenges of doing business right now, a new specialty shop has managed to open its doors in Leicester, New York. [Genesee County Express]
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Landmark conservation bill passes: The Great American Outdoors Act has finally been signed into law.
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