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- This year's national fireworks show has sparked controversy: President Donald Trump siphoned $2.5 million out of National Park fees to cover the cost of the event. Outdoorists are speaking up. Context: An $11 billion national parks backlog still exists.
- The number of National Park law enforcement rangers has drastically declined, which means there are less to patrol the backcountry and keep animals and people safe. Analysis conducted by USA TODAY found that the number has dropped by more than 20 percent since 2005.
- The North Face outlet store in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, was hit by a "flash mob" of shoplifters, who reportedly stole more than $30,000 in merchandise.
- Seventeen miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, one of the largest privately-owned segments along northern California's Trinity Divide, is newly protected by the Trust for Public Land and the Pacific Crest Trail Association.
- SRAM has recalled two suspension forks—RockShox Lyrik and RockShox Yari—after they were found to have a break hazard, which could cause riders injury.
- GEAR AID will now have McNett Tactical products in its line of Adventure Tools. The use of the “McNett Tactical” name will be discontinued. This rebrand will also introduce new packaging for Camo Form, Op Drops, Microfiber Towels, Gruntline, and Sleep Mask.
- And lastly, an op-ed about what the outdoor recreation industry doesn't get about the LGBTQ community. "If outdoor companies follow the example of the rest of corporate America, they could use their influence in a way that both helps their bottom line and improves the lives of outdoor lovers," Mikah Meyer wrote.