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February 13, 2017, 11:10 am
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The odds of poaching the lucrative Outdoor Retailer show from Utah seem to have gotten pretty good, the Salt Lake Tribune reports:

Several outdoor gear companies followed Patagonia’s lead and announced Thursday and Friday that they would no longer attend the Outdoor Retailer shows in Salt Lake City to protest public-lands positions promoted by Utah’s elected officials, led by Gov. Gary Herbert. …

Organizers announced last week that they were seeking proposals from other cities for the twice-yearly shows, a move largely in reaction to the persistent opposition to the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument from Utah leaders. …

Vermont-based Ibex Outdoor Clothing says it will attend with a reduced team and budget, channeling funds instead to the Conservation Alliance Public Lands Defense Fund and leaving its booth early to protest. 

“Outdoor Retailer cannot stay in Utah,” stated Ted Manning, Ibex’s CEO. “And until it moves out of the state, we as a company are taking decisive action to stand up for our public lands and conservation.”

 

 


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