September 9, 2020: Outdoor Industry News - SNEWS

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

A tragic loss: Janette Heung, former deputy director at the Colorado OREC office, died in a climbing accident in Wyoming this weekend. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and colleagues.

Fires ravage California: The Forest Service has closed eight National Forests in California to protect visitors from wildfires raging across the state. [Adventure Journal]

Racism on Katahdin: An account of profiling and confrontation on the trails of Maine’s highest mountain. [Appalachian Mountain Club]

Patagonia’s pledge: The company has released a statement outlining plans to commit to anti-racist work in the coming months.

The case for bike assembly fees: One bike shop owner explains, in no uncertain terms, why “bike shops need to charge for their new bike assemblies.” [Bicycle Retailer]

OIA needs your input: Help the Outdoor Industry Association better serve you during the pandemic by filling out this short, 15-minute survey.

Just for fun: On the hunt for Sasquatch? Head to Washington, apparently. That is, if you trust this breakdown of Bigfoot sightings by state.

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The question of affordability: Some say that to make the industry more inclusive, we need to start making lower-priced gear. Others aren't so sure.

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