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  • Snowsports Industries America is seeking speakers and industry experts for Industry + Intelligence events slated for October and November, and at the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in January.
  • Applications are open for the Camber Outdoors 2019 Professional Mentoring Program—the only cross-company, cross-industry mentoring initiative in the active-outdoor industries that facilitates one-on-one learning and leadership development opportunities between manager/director-level women and executive-level women. Eligible candidates must apply by Oct. 12.
  • Two Alaska residents and an out-of-state tourist are facing criminal charges after they came within 50 feet of five bears to snap a photo of the animals as they fed on fish in a river at Katmai National Park and Preserve.
  • Spotlight: Photographer Patrick Cullis took this time lapse this past weekend in Colorado.
  • Success story: The Outdoor Economy Conference, where businesses will talk about growth and gear manufacturing, is set for October and the featured speaker is pro adventurer Pete Ripmaster. When we last talked to him, he was just launching his public speaking business after winning the Iditarod Foot 1000. 
  • Within one week, climber Kevin Jorgeson's fundraiser has received nearly $33,000 in donations. Along with So iLL and TOMS, Jorgeson through his nonprofit 1Climb is building climbing walls in Boys & Girls Clubs on America facilities to increase kids' access to the sport.
  • Federal agencies removed more than 71,000 marijuana plants from public lands in Colorado last year at sites that also were riddled with thousands of pounds of trash and infrastructure. At least seven cases resulted in prison time. 
  • The North Face announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Djian as Vice President of Global Footwear, effective immediately. Jean-Marc will report directly to Arne Arens, Global Brand President, The North Face.
  • Charged with revitalizing national parks, the Parks Project's 2018 collection of T-shirts and tank tops will be available in every REI—154 stores—in the U.S. Each purchase goes to a national park conservancy.