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One row at a time, a specialized tractor harvests the tough fibrous stalk of hemp plants. The tractor blades flip the hemp and cut it down 5 inches off the ground. This creates a layer of air underneath that helps the hemp stock dry naturally. This is the first of many steps in the process to usable fiber. Photo: Lloyd Belcher
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[Above: Washington’s White Salmon river was officially opened to boaters this month after the removal of the Condit Dam, and spawning salmon have already been spotted upstream for the first time in a century. Photos by Ben Knight/DamNation]

DamNation – Free-Flowing Again

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Nov 30, 2012 November 30, 2012

A little over a year ago, a 125-foot-tall dam stood in Washington’s White Salmon River, a concrete plug with a serene reservoir at its back and a trickle of river spilling out downstream. But it’s hard to tell that today. The Condit Hydroelectric Dam, which was built in the… Read More

The Hammer Monkeys

The Hammer Monkeys

Jan 21, 2009 January 21, 2009

In early January, former Patagonia performance baselayer developer, Elissa O’Brien, and Chris, her significant other, boarded a plane for Montevideo, Uruguay. Their plan? Eight months on bikes through South America. Elissa and Chris are sharing their trip via a great Web site full of fun narrative, photos and video. So… Read More

Don’t Wait for Good, Go Find It

Don’t Wait for Good, Go Find It

By localcrew   |   Mar 7, 2011 March 7, 2011

There always something unpleasant in the news. Worse, this queue of sad stories is never-ending; the high notes don't last long before they're pushed off the front page to make way for the latest updates about unfolding unrest of some kind or another. That makes news like the kind we're… Read More

Come to Papa. Leads gets a lift from Mom, Sherry, in 1995. Turtle Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, California. Photo: Greg Epperson

Where She Landed

By Bonnie Tsui   |   Mar 28, 2019 March 28, 2019

Jordan Leads wants everybody to know she is alive and well. When she was six months old, she had her picture taken with her family at Joshua Tree’s Turtle Rock: a baby in midair, swaddled in a puffy purple jumpsuit, thrown over a disturbingly large gap between boulders. (Her parents,… Read More

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2014 Bike to Work Week Recap

2014 Bike to Work Week Recap

Jul 28, 2014 July 28, 2014

Reno Recap By Gavin Back The numbers are in from Patagonia’s Bike to Work Week and this was the Reno DC’s best year yet! We had a total of 118 people riding for a total of 4,550 miles ridden. This means a total of $4,550 donated to an… Read More

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Granting Refuge

By Cindy Shogan   |   Dec 2, 2016 December 2, 2016

Patagonia customers love the outdoors, and there’s no better way to make sure that America’s public lands and waters remain wild for our kids and grandkids than by supporting organizations that work hard to keep them that way. That’s why Alaska Wilderness League is proud to be a… Read More