Outdoor Industry Buzz: January 22, 2020 - SNEWS

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Nora Stowell writes: "It’s time to come together to creatively develop solutions and bravely embrace whatever evolutions are needed."

Nora Stowell writes: "It’s time to come together to creatively develop solutions and bravely embrace whatever evolutions are needed."

  • NEPA under fire: The Trump administration released plans recently to alter the core functioning of the National Environmental Policy Act. Under a new law, agencies would no longer be compelled to account for climate change when generating environmental impact statements.
  • Close call: A 30-year-old former outdoor industry professional trapped in a remote corner of the Alaskan wilderness was rescued by State Troopers after spending 23 days in below-zero temperatures. He survived on beans and peanut butter in a makeshift shelter built from scrap wood. [RFDTV]
Kris Tompkins | blonde, long haired woman in greenish cardigan standing in front of a lake and mountains

Kris McDivitt will be the keynote speaker at AAC's annual benefit.

  • Layoffs at Mountain Equipment Co-op: After an $11 million loss last year, MEC CEO Phil Arrata penned an open letter explaining changes to the co-op designed to “remain viable in a rapidly evolving retail market.”

Here’s why we're jealous of Newfoundland right now. (Wait till the end!)

  • Crescent Moon Snowshoes acquired: Founder Jake Thamm will remain during the transition to Dunn-Rite, a water-sports based manufacturer based in Indiana. “Change is necessary for growth, but finding the right fit isn’t always easy,” says Thamm in a statement. “I’m confident we’ve found the right team with Dunn-Rite and know they will continue the legacy that Crescent Moon has built.”

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