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OIA Releases 2017 State-by-State Outdoor Recreation Report

A new report from the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) highlights the (significant) impact of outdoor recreation on state economies.

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Patagonia Threatens Litigation Over National Monument Review

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Patagonia has threatened to sue the Trump Administration over its recent call for a national monument review.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 27, 2017

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Today in New West news: 406 Labs at Montana State University fosters startups; audio of Herbert, OIA call released; and UC Boulder researchers debut metamaterial providing “paper-thin air-conditioning.”

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Utah Governor Calls Outdoor Retailer Decision “Offensive”

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Last week, we reported that the Outdoor Industry Association was formally breaking with Utah leadership (including Governor Gary Herbert) over their “hostile” stance to public lands.

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OIA Condemns Utah Governor, Leadership Over Public Lands Stance

In a call with Utah Governor Gary Herbert, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) sought common ground on the question of public lands in America.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 1, 2016

Today in New West news: outdoor recreation to factor into U.S. GDP through new bill and new research questions effectiveness of “baiting” mountain pine beetles.

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Outdoor Industry Group Takes Another Hit for Promoting Motorized Recreation

Back in May, I posted a column about how strange it was that the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), a trade group representing companies that sell primarily hiking, paddling and climbing gear as well as equipment used by other nonmotorized outdoor activities, not only wouldn't support Wilderness but had an official policy supporting motorized recreation in roadless areas. Now, OIA has taken another hit for its pro-motorized policies. And it was a real hummerdinger.

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