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- Confluence Accords: The number of states that had signed a set of outdoor recreation principles increased from 8 to 13 this week. Leaders from Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia officially joined Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords in St. George during the Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit. The 12 principles contained in the four pillars of conservation and stewardship, education and workforce training, economic development, and public health and wellness.
- The next generation of skiers and riders: Snowsports Industries America just launched a new platform, Generation Snow, in partnership with the Share Winter Foundation to increase participation in snow sports. SIA has committed to helping add 100,000 new participants by 2028.
- Grassroots Outdoor Alliance: Ahead of the Connect Show starting Nov. 1, the alliance launched new support for digital workbook adoption along with educational "how-to" videos.
- National Monument to National Park?: The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel thinks Colorado National Monument should be a national park. Already, the city is becoming a hub for the outdoor industry.
- Outdoor recreation data: Using figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Headwaters Economics published charts comparing our industry with other economically valuable industries.
- REI news: Tour REI's new store in San Luis Obispo, California. Plus, the co-op is building a new store in Gainesville, Florida.
- Question to contemplate: Outdoor industry giants stood up for Bears Ears. Why won’t they stand up for the Borderlands?
- Vista Outdoor named Chris Sword as president of Bell and Giro, effective Oct. 30. Sword previously served as president at Pearl Izumi, and before that, as North American president of Salewa and Dynafit.