Polartec stated: Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces its withdrawal from the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah. The announcement comes following much consideration, and is made in solidarity with Polartec customer Patagonia, which recently withdrew from Outdoor Retailer trade shows in Utah in response to the state government’s public land policy.

If you are like me and love playing in Utah on protected public land, you celebrated this winter when Obama declared Bears Ears a National Monument. •. . While the ink is still drying on this exciting success, Utah government officials have moved to rescind and open this land to development and take it away from the people. Their resolution now sits on Trumps desk. • I think it's a travesty. For those who agree, help yourself to printing this art to let Congressman Chaffetz know how you feel. . There is a version with HIS name, and Governor Herbert version in the linked folder in my profile. Help yourself. I'm here in Utah right now ready to rally. This fight isn't over. Learn more about the TRIBAL-LED effort to protect this land at bearsearscoalition.org/action #standwithbearsears

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“Outdoor recreation is vital to our existence, and public lands conservation is essential,” says Gary Smith, Polartec CEO. “That’s why we’re proud to join with those willing to invest in doing the right thing, in standing up for the unique and finite resource that is our public lands. It’s never been more important to demonstrate that collaboration and conservation, not domination and extraction, will determine the quality of our future.”