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build community was in jeopardy.
With the help of friends and media
attention, the shop was able to
garner industry-wide support to
continue its mission of diversifying
the outdoors.
NONPROFIT
Outdoor
Research
Outdoor Research
Inspired by the lack of truly
technical apparel and layering
systems in inclusive sizes-and
the barrier that this presents for
some to participating in outdoor
activities-Outdoor Research is
introducing extended and plus
sizing in a range of base layers,
insulation, and shells. These new
offerings will create the outdoor
industry's most comprehensive
technical layering system available
in extended and plus sizing.
The Outdoor Research collection
includes rain jackets and pants,
alpine climbing pants, insulated
jackets, sun hoodies and shirts,
hiking pants, and more. " This is
about getting people outside-
people whose outdoor experiences
are compromised by the lack
of outdoor clothing that fits and
performs well, " says Liz Wilson,
VP of product.
RETAILER
Neptune
Mountaineering
In 1973, Gary Neptune opened
the doors to his little shop in
Boulder, Colorado, run by enthusiasts
for enthusiasts. When
Andrew and Shelley Dunbar purchased
Neptune Mountaineering
in 2017, the store went through
a transformation, embracing its
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history while drawing upon a
modern aesthetic and upholding
a commitment to community
connection. In March 2021,
Neptune found itself next door to
tragedy when a gunman opened
fire in a neighboring grocery
store. In the aftermath, Neptune
received an outpouring of
support from the community it
serves. " We were shaken up by
what could have happened to our
staff, but hearing the gratitude
and relief from our customers
that we all were OK was very
moving, " says Shelley.
Neptune
Mountaineering
Slim Pickins
Outfitters
Slim Pickins Outfitters
Act justly, love kindly, serve
humbly, and adventure out.
That's the premise on which Slim
Pickins Outfitters, the country's
first Black-owned gear shop, was
founded by Jahmicah and Heather
Dawes in 2017 in Stephenville,
Texas. The Dawes soon learned
how essential community is to the
shop and success, and they worked
to create a relevant space that
promoted the local outdoor culture
and catered to the diverse outdoor
enthusiast. As the pandemic hit
in 2020, Slim Pickins' ability to
Access Fund
Access Fund is the national
advocacy organization that keeps
climbing areas open and conserves
the climbing environment. Founded
in 1991, Access Fund supports
and represents millions of climbers
nationwide in all forms of climbing:
rock climbing, ice climbing,
mountaineering, and bouldering.
Six core programs support the
mission on national and local
levels: climbing policy and advocacy,
stewardship and conservation,
local support and mobilization,
land acquisition and protection,
risk management and landowner
support, and education. The
Access Fund-Jeep Conservation
Team celebrates 10 years of mobile
climbing conservation this year.
Since the program's inception,
Conservation Team crews have
completed over 1,000 projects in
nearly every state.
Ancestral Lands
Conservation Corps
Ancestral Lands Conservation
Corps (ALCC) began on the
Acoma Pueblo in 2008 and has
been working to lead Indigenous
nations back to ecological
and cultural wellbeing. ALCC
does this by engaging underrepresented
Indigenous youth and
young adults in conservation
service programs that reconnect
participants to the land, their
cultural heritage, and their
traditions. ALCC works to remove
barriers to participation,
education, and employment by
partnering with local community
organizations, agencies, and
institutes of higher learning to
create paid service and career
training opportunities, personal
and professional development,
and pathways to postsecondary
education and employment.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: COURTESY OUTDOOR RESEARCH, COURTESY SLIM PICKINS OUTFITTERS, COURTESY NEPTUNE MOUNTAINEERING

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