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- Want to learn how the tariffs affect your business? Outdoor Industry Association's Rich Harper is hosting a webinar on Sept. 13 that covers why the Trump Administrating is imposing tariffs on imports from China and what it means for the outdoor industry. Register here.
- Black bears are safe from hunting in New Jersey this year because Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the closure of state lands to the sport. But some argue that the state has one of the densest bear populations on the continent.
- Climbing Magazine is looking for interns to join the team this fall. Read the requirements and key responsibilities here.
- Zion National Park—one of the most-visited sites—might get an overhaul to its main entrance station, including new entry lanes, a short-term visitor pull-out area, and a staff parking area.The National Park Service has opened a two-week public review period on the proposal that could alleviate lines extending up to three miles on the busiest days.
- Sick of crowded trails? The first of its kind, a government-sanctioned program in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington is monitoring social media posts to identify overused trails in an attempt to alert hikers to the least crowded.
- You no longer need to stand in KEEN's Call to Action phone booth to have call scripts in front of you while calling members of Congress. The movement is now accessible online.
- Seattle-based Outdoor Research this week awarded its second-annual We Can Grant for $10,000 to The Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub. WRENCH, as it’s known, is a Canadian non-profit that focuses on empowering cycling, on building healthy communities, and on educating youth to build bike-repair skills, strengthening their knowledge and confidence in the process.
- OrthoLite announced the hire of Marty Greenwald as global sales director. The new position will further expand OrthoLite’s reach geographically while providing additional support to both brand partners and the entire OrthoLite sales organization in the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and beyond.
- REI tapped Dan Shull to become the company’s first VP of commerce and experiences. Shull will be responsible for the customer experience across all technology platforms, and will lead more than 100 technology professionals.