Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Climbing chalk is safe: A new study suggests powdered climbing chalk is unlikely to transmit the coronavirus. [Climbing]

Patagonia’s new film: Don’t miss “Public Trust,” premiering September 25, about the ongoing battle for America’s public lands.

Hiker dies in Joshua Tree: A 20-year-old man died after hiking through the California national park in 120-degree heat. [New York Post]

TGR’s newest shop: Teton Gravity Research has opened its newest retail concept in Killington, Vermont.

New public lands leader: The National Park Foundation has hired LaTresse Snead as chief program officer to oversee the expansion of programs supporting women's history, African-American history, Latinx history, sustainability, and wildlife conservation.

Advice from a legend: These 17 quotes from Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard are full of wit and wisdom. [Adventure Journal]

Oboz expands team: The Montana-based footwear brand has announced several key hires that promise to drive the business forward.

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Optimistic data: A new study from the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable suggests the industry is surviving the pandemic and heading in the right direction.

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Closeup of arch in Arches National Park

Industry Buzz: The Stable, Arches, Yvon Chouinard, Oboz, Feetures, and a video about Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison

Keep up by reading Industry Buzz. Here are today's top headlines: Have a news tip? Email us at [email protected] Retailer resurrection: The Stable Outdoor Outfitters in Saginaw, Michigan, closed its doors earlier this year when the owner retired after nearly half a century more

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Industry Buzz: Fresh leadership at Patagonia, Selena Gomez to play mountaineer in upcoming film, new GOA members, plastic use during the pandemic, small business giveaway

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web New leadership at Patagonia: The company has hired Beth Thoren as its new environmental action and initiatives director. A mountaineering icon on film: Selena Gomez has signed on to play the mountaineering legend Silvia more


Industry Buzz: Rock and Ice publisher resigns, Trump appoints climate denier, rival bike conferences, Vail harnesses wind, TGR's new location

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Rock and Ice publisher steps down: A shocking admission by the publication’s leader precipitated the resignation. Anti-environmentalist heads Bureau of Land Management: William Perry Pendley, a noted climate denier, was more

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Industry Buzz: Diversity in camping, climbing in China, Crater Lake lawbreakers, outdoor gear shortage, Colorado gear shop closes, climbing chalk vs. coronavirus

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web How to build diversity in camping: Start by taking a hard look at access (or lack thereof) to gear. [Los Angeles Times] Climbing in China: American climber Mike Dobie has been trying to promote his sport in China for years. more

Towering red rock formations around Moab, Utah.

Industry Buzz: REI sued, land auction called off, Connect show cancelled, TGR's new streaming service, Eco-Challenge race returns

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI sued over hand sanitizer: A lawsuit filed against the retailer claims that REI falsely marketed an alcohol-free product as a "proven alternative to alcohol sanitizers.” [Law360] Land auction cancelled: After sustained more

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Industry Buzz: Court approves MEC sale, donating PPE to poll workers, ebikes in national parks, Chris Burkard's new film, graffiti on public lands

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web MEC sale advances: A Canadian court has approved the sale of the co-op to an American investment firm. Members of the protest group called Save MEC have announced a virtual town hall to discuss next steps. [Simcoe Reformer, more

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Industry Buzz: Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund, new outdoor holiday, VF awards $7.3M, Mountain Gazette returns, Saddleback reopens

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund: After the passing of our colleague Mark Satkiewicz last weekend, a fund has been created in his name to provide gear and resources to Steamboat Springs youth. Celebrate the newest outdoor more

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Industry Buzz: Emily Harrington's climbing record misreported, what backpacking lost in the CA wildfires, new Black Diamond location, a film premier to put on your calendar

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web An error in the press: News outlets around the world misreported Emily Harrington's El Cap record last week, incorrectly stating that she was the first woman to free climb the iconic big wall in less than 24 hours. In more

Kristin Hostetter at Capitol Summit

Industry Buzz: Today at Capitol Summit, a $1K women's grant, a Boulder Earth Day party, Yvon Chouinard, and more.

If you read anything today, make it Industry Buzz. Here are the latest headlines: Do you have buzzworthy news tips? Email us at [email protected]. Together we are a force! About 120 members of our industry—including our own Editor-in-Chief, Kristin Hostetter—are gathered at more