Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Six-month inclusion training: Leaders at Snowsports Industries America have agreed to participate in a half-year program focused on improving DEI in the winter sports industry.

The power of outdoor voters: A new Conservation Alliance poll shows just how strong the voting power of the outdoor community can be.

The not-so-subtle message in apparel: When companies don't offer plus sizes, it sends a message about who is welcome in the outdoors. [BACKPACKER]

PeopleForBikes wins three-year grant: The money will help support the Better Bike Share Partnership, a “national collaboration focused on improving social and racial equity in shared micromobility systems across the U.S.”

Soaring sales: Dick’s Sporting Goods “crushed” Wall Street estimates in Q2, thanks in part to huge demand for hiking gear, kayaks, and other outdoor sports equipment. [CNBC]

Don’t get it twisted: Outdoor recreation and conservation are not the same thing, says the head of the Western Landowners Alliance, though many want to believe they are. [Mountain Journal]

New business alliance: A group of companies in New Mexico have come together to promote outdoor recreation by pushing investments and job growth. [Farmington Daily Times]

Utah focuses on climate: Leaders in Utah’s outdoor recreation industry met yesterday to discuss the economic threats posed by climate change. [KUER]

Black Diamond expands: The brand has opened a new retail location in Park City.

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New retailer buying tool: Grassroots has partnered with wholesale ecommerce platform NuORDER to create a powerful new tool for independent retail buyers.

No end in sight: How the pandemic will affect the industry for years to come.

Level up your marketing: The popular Multi-Channel Marketing Academy will return for a second run this fall.

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