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- On Wednesday, we will officially close our #SafeOutside survey about the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment among professionals in the outdoor industry. If you haven't taken the survey, we're asking that you speak up. And if you have already, please share the survey with your peers. We have received more than 1,000 responses, but our goal is to get even more in the next three days. We want to hear from ALL voices in our industry.
- The Land and Water Conservation Fund has yet to be restored and Outdoor Industry Association was lobbying in Washington D.C. last week.
- Canada's MEC released a gift guide geared toward nonbinary shoppers, and everyone, really, because "'gifts for her' and 'gifts for him' don’t really speak to everyone who loves getting outside." The retailer last month released a statement about being more inclusive.
- Remembering George H.W. Bush: Author Michael Hodgson, former editor-in-chief at SNEWS, recounts a 1992 press hike with the president before he signed a proclamation to preserve the Sequoias. "All-in-all, it was an unforgettable day for this journalist," Hodgson wrote. "And I have nothing but admiration for President George H.W. Bush and the way he conducted himself and treated each of us, even this no-name reporter, with reverence and respect."
- Free admission to national parks: The National Park Service announced five days in which entrance fees will be waived at sites across the country, starting with Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Jan. 21.
- Last week, our sister BACKPACKER Magazine launched a new family channel to help families get outside.
- President Donald Trump and China's president have decided to put increasing tariffs on hold as they continue negotiating intellectual property practices. That doesn't mean they won't increase eventually though.
- Julbo Eyewear, the premium French eyewear brand based in the Jura Mountains, has hired David Crothers as the new CEO of U.S. operations.
- And lastly, we recommend reading this story about how some oil and gas leases are less than a cup of coffee.