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- Camber Outdoors has issued another apology over its CEO Outdoor Equity Pledge, this time from its Board of Directors. The statement says they are working with Teresa Baker, creator of the Diversity Pledge, and staff will engage with "external professional diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) experts to assess our leadership and equity efforts and advise us on how to make our work more authentic, inclusive and impactful. We expect this engagement will drive an action plan that could take many forms and that includes the perspectives of diverse communities." For more background, read this story. Stay tuned for a larger follow-up story.
- All 67 members of Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG) signed a joint Sustainability Charter, which provides a framework for the group's next steps toward sustainability. The Charter is now a basic requirement for existing as new members within SOG. "I would like to compliment the members of the SOG on their unity in adopting our Sustainability Charter," said Arne Strate, General Secretary of European Outdoor Group. "A big step forward for the outdoor sector. The important bit here is, that we all embrace it, only then we will make a difference as a sector." Members include Bergans of Norway, Ecco, Craft, Hestra, and Fjällräven.
- More than 120 visitors and staff at a resort in Sequoia National Forest were trapped for days by heavy snowfall. Sequoia and Kings Canyon national park rangers cleared 8 miles of snow to free everyone.
- Grand Canyon National Park's superintendent has been exonerated of undisclosed allegations because an investigative team determined they were unfounded. Christine Lehnertz is expected to return to work soon.
- Tomorrow, The North Face is unveiling its new colors featured in the '92 Rage urban streetwear collection. Check out the current collection here.
- BUFF just released its fifth and final video in the Live More Now campaign. This video features Dave Lass, an angler and steward for wildlife. He currently works with Trout Unlimited as a Field Director, where his responsibilities include looking over all public lands issues in the Northern Sierra and Southern Cascades that concern trout, salmon, and steelhead.
- Beyond Yoga has hired Lynsey Cole as director of key accounts and sales strategy. Cole will manage the sales and service strategies of Beyond Yoga’s domestic wholesale business for select major accounts including Amazon, Nordstrom, and REI.
- And lastly, Protect Our Winters is calling for the resignation of International Skiing Federation's president. Here's why.