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  • The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management released a series of interactive online maps in an effort to promote recreational activities in BLM-managed public lands. "We have some of the best rock climbing sites in the world, and I hope that this new map can help to further highlight these locations and encourage more outdoor enthusiasts to explore our great outdoors," said U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt.
  • The House Natural Resources Committee has voted to dedicate full funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
National CleanUp Day will take place on September 21, 2019.

National CleanUp Day will take place on September 21, 2019.

  • National CleanUp Day will return this September for its third year. 2018 saw nearly 2 million participants dedicated to cleaning up cities, beaches, parks, and trails across the country and expects to have over 3 million participating this year. 
  • Mountain BizWorks, the Outdoor Gear Builders, and several other partners announced the creation of the Waypoint Accelerator, the first outdoor business accelerator program of its kind in the Eastern U.S. The program will include a 10-week curriculum with access to industry professionals and resources designed to help them successfully launch their businesses. 
  • Arc’teryx joins big name companies like Patagonia and REI with their "Rock Solid" program, an initiative that takes used gear and repairs it to resell at a fraction of the cost. The company hopes to lessen the amount of resources they waste and encourage consumers to be more conscientious of their spending habits.
  • Olympic National Park plans to relocate more of the 600 mountain goats currently residing in the park to their native habitat in the North Cascades. Efforts to remove the goats began last year as the environmental impact of the goats became clearer and goat-on-human aggression escalated. 

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