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In 2008 the National Forest Service designated the upper part of the Path of the Pronghorn migration route as the country’s first designated wildlife corridor. The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act seeks to build on this legacy. Photo: Joe Riis
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I See London, I See France . . .

I See London, I See France . . .

Apr 13, 2007 April 13, 2007

Joern Zeller of Patagonia’s Pro Sales Dept. in Europe shows off a true French ski bum during arecent visit to the High Sierra. Joern’s part of a unique international community of skiers who call themselves Telemarkzone. They’ve made it their mission to travel the globe demonstrating skiing as… Read More

Step It Up This Saturday

Step It Up This Saturday

Apr 11, 2007 April 11, 2007

Thanks to the organizers at Step It Up 2007, this Saturday, April 14, is shaping up to be a huge day of action for climate change. The message is simple: "Step it up, Congress! Cut Carbon 80% by 2050." Please join us for one of the… Read More

What’s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday

Apr 11, 2007 April 11, 2007

A few noteworthy links to get you over the hump: Undersea Mining – Bringing the joys of resource extraction to an ocean near you. Damming Patagonia – The effort to block several hydroelectric dams in Patagonia is gaining momentum. Alpinists on Global Warming –… Read More

Hearing Simple

Hearing Simple

Apr 9, 2007 April 9, 2007

Fifteen year-olds scare me to death. I’ve never been cool, and 15 was when my nerdiness fleshedout in all its glorious fullness. And now, the great karmic card dealer has dealt me this hand: I’ll be living with a whole posse of them in the Tetons for the next three… Read More

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Greenie & the Man Truck

Greenie & the Man Truck

Apr 6, 2007 April 6, 2007

Today’s post comes from Matt O’Conner of Boulder, Colorado. Matt’s currently running Franklin Handholds and sells climbing walls for the Eldorado Wall Company. He also keeps his own blog. His letter isn’t the first of its kind – we’ve received many similar stories from… Read More

Action Alert: Help Save Yellowstone Grizzlies

Action Alert: Help Save Yellowstone Grizzlies

Apr 4, 2007 April 4, 2007

Following up on his recent talk at Patagonia HQ, Doug Peacock just sent us the following letter on behalf of Yellowstone Grizzlies. Make sure and click the "Continue reading" link for details on how you can help. Your support is greatly encouraged and appreciated. Dear… Read More

The Flip Side of Ethanol

The Flip Side of Ethanol

Apr 3, 2007 April 3, 2007

Check out this recent article in the LA Times – Ethanol Market, USDA Policies Shrink Conservation Reserve by Tim Reiterman – about how the government’s plan to boost corn production to meet rising ethanol demands could adversely affect our conservation areas.It’s a great article because it shows how switching to… Read More

Photo: Tim Davis

Chouinard Receives AAC Brower Award

By localcrew   |   Apr 2, 2007 April 2, 2007

Bend, Oregon – The American Alpine Club presented its prestigious David R. Brower Award for conservation to Yvon Chouinard this Saturday, March 31.  A quote from the American Alpine Club’s announcement: The Brower Award, created in 1991, recognizes leadership and commitmentto preserving mountain regions worldwide. The awardee, whose activepersonal role… Read More

A Drive to the Coast

A Drive to the Coast

Mar 30, 2007 March 30, 2007

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadorsare responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through thepaces before we’ll add a new product to our lineup. But just becausesomething reaches our shelves doesn’t mean testing is over. Once a newitem shows up in our… Read More

Raptor Rehab

Raptor Rehab

Mar 29, 2007 March 29, 2007

For those who don’t know about the Ojai Raptor Center, run by long-time Patagonia employee Kim Stroud, you should check it out in person or online at www.ojairaptorcenter.org I recently visited the center behind Kim’s home and was amazed at the work she’s doing for orphaned and injured… Read More

Nadine Steinmeier of Patagonia Europe's Dealer Services tops out before sun-up along the Combe du Marion, Massif des Aravis, France. Photo: Yannick Clévy

Climbing Foot With Backbag

By localcrew   |   Mar 28, 2007 March 28, 2007

You’re all pretty familiar with the Dawn Patrol (DP) idea by this point: wake with the roosters, drive blear-eyed through the pre-dawn black, exit warm car in the belly of the night’s bitter cold, strap on headlamps and start slogging uphill through dark and snow, all for a… Read More

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