It was 20 Years Ago, Today…

A tornado touched down in downtown Salt Lake City, UT and the Outdoor Retailer Show. The only tornado to be recorded to touch down in SLC city limits in history. Allen Crandy, professional booth builder from Las Vegas, was the sole fatality, with a dozen others critically injured. Here are comments from industry people who…

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Ecotone Explorer- insights from around the edges

Events are all the rage these days. With the notable exception of the blockbuster failure of FyreFestival in 2017, Many new events are part of the ‘superbloom’ of successful events to consider participating in, filling in any last remnants of ‘slow season’ activity for retailers, media makers and brands in the outdoor industry. Many new…

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Inclusivity Luncheon #16- Facing Adversity; Healing and Persevering Together

Are you interested in Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in the Outdoor Industry? Are you wondering how you fit into the growing movement to diversify the outdoor user base? Do you feel like you want to increase your activism in this space? Want to build your network of DEI advocates already at work in the industry?…

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FOJT provides near $10k for furloughed JTNP contract workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Kenji Haroutunian, 310-489-3281, info@friendsofjosh.org Friends Of Joshua Tree Provides Grants to Furloughed Workers via Launch of Impact Relief Fund    Friends group gives $10,000 to furloughed contractors of Joshua Tree National Park JOSHUA TREE, CA – Continuing to support the community of Joshua Tree and the Park…

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Upcoming Fall Events – Outdoor Rising

Just got off the phone with an L.A. Times reporter on the developments around Outdoor Recreation and access in California, and nationwide. I enjoy his writing, but my experience with editors is that they edit. A lot. And sometimes my words are moved around or misunderstood. This is one reason why events are important, and…

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OREC rising in U.S…. and in California

Sept. 14, 2018- UPDATE on the below update… California’s legislature has now passed Assembly Bill 1918, effectively creating an Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation for California, under the state’s Natural Resources Agency. The bill currently sits on Governor Brown’s desk and it is anticipated that he will sign it. This is a watershed moment for…

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