Two trade shows, two portraits of American conservation movements.
Within a week, outdoor enthusiasts gathered in two very different trade shows in two cities. The Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show in Denver, Colorado, and the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, pa., Show a complex and divided portrait of the U.S. conservation movement.
The split starts with open politics. As a result of the controversy over public land policy, outdoor retailers have shown a changing location this year.
We hope… Challenge the exhibition, continue to promote public land, climate change and other important issues we face.
“Program in Colorado for a reason, it is a reason to leave Utah,” protect the Colorado wilderness and public land advocates of osama bin laden, Scott, said, this is one of several environmental non-profit organizations in public before the opening of a party of the performance. The party was sipping microbrews, kombucha and distilling patagonian spirits. The exhibition area is equipped with skis, technical hiking costumes and various outdoor chic costumes.
“We want to welcome the show and challenge the program to continue to focus on public lands, climate change and other important issues that we face,” Braden said. On the stage, Colorado governor John Hickenlooper touted the state’s push to install electric car charging stations.
Outdoor retailers and snow show announced the move last year after a dispute with Utah’s governor and congressional delegation over how best to protect the bear ear national monument in Utah. Outdoor companies, including Patagonia and black diamond equipment, have advocated strong protection for bear ears.
In December 2017, President Donald trump reduced the monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante building by more than half.
The ski helmet is arranged in a row at the Denver outdoor retailer and the snowflake Smith stand.
“We need to continue to grow as an industry, and jump out from the national rifle association plays a page, and the public land policy, and will they recommend as the main problem of binary voting,” Black Diamond Equipment retired chief executive Peter Metcalf said.
A week later, the national rifle association opened a large American outdoor show in Pennsylvania. The program for new members or members free of charge, the NRA alongside stalls selling hunting and fishing gear, participants could buy a shirt, it reads “from my cold dead hands” or reference the second amendment tchotchkes.
The program is a celebration of “hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions, treasured by millions of americans and their families.”
Many of the exhibitors are professional hunting guides, hoping to book clients who want to venture into the wilderness. For them, the NRA’s gun lobby is in line with their values as hunters and protectionists: hunters need land to hunt down. “Think about it – our hunters are about guns, and we’re about our second amendment,” said Bob hayes, who made popular goose and duck calls by hand.
At the show on the first day of the seminar, Turkey hunting guidance from Mississippi Chris Ashley in all parts of the country to guide the public and private land, and to talk to a participant, with his new Turkey call technology can be used in the public place his hunting.
In Harrisburg, the Palestinian authority’s great American outdoor display sells ducks and geese.
The participant nodded, saying he didn’t mind patience. It’s nice to be outside.
ASHLEY says he sees two of America’s leading environmentalists: hunters and hikers.
“Hunters are totally different from hikers,” he says, as they like to do when they’re outside. But he argues that there should be no animosity in the outdoor community based on political or recreational preferences. “There are a lot of people like hiking in the outdoor, but they think it is wrong to animals, or they like riding a bike or any other things, but we all like in the outside, like the land.”
In fact, recent opinion polls show some middle ground on conservation and environmental issues. In the past two years, a growing number of republicans and Democrats in the west have identified themselves as protectionists, according to the 2018 western poll. According to a 2017 Pew Research Center poll, most americans believe in a wider environmental protection.
In Denver, this is Mr. Metcalfe’s response to Black Diamond. He sees it as a space for discrete conservation movements to achieve political unity on the land issues affecting everyone. “Whether you’re a republican or a democrat, you need to support that,” he said. “This is the question voters are asking all politicians before deciding whether to consider them.”