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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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Light Lunch

Light Lunch

Mar 12, 2007 March 12, 2007

While parts of the West have been enjoying some of the best snow in decades, Winter ’06-’07 in the Sierra has been among the worst many can remember. Recent storms close to our Patagonia Distribution Center here in Reno have been a balm to our wounded winter spirits, but we’re… Read More

The Great Irritant

The Great Irritant

Mar 9, 2007 March 9, 2007

The self-professed 'Great Irritant', Doug Peacock, stopped by the Patagonia campus today. Doug was kind enough to share some of his archival footage of the Grizzly bear (AKA "the Grizz") filmed in and around the Rocky Mountains during the 70's. He also read some journal passages from those times, as well as some excerpts from his books. Most importantly though, Doug spoke passionately about his relationship with the Grizzly bears and the tragic consequences that the de-listing of the Yellowstone population from the Endangered Species List will cause. Read More

Ron Kauk Breathes New Life Into Fern Spring

Ron Kauk Breathes New Life Into Fern Spring

By Ron Kauk   |   Mar 7, 2007 March 7, 2007

Editor’s note: Whenever Patagoina ambassador Ron Kauk visits the office I always try to track him down and say hello. I have great respect for Ron even though I’m not much of a climber. His love for Nature is deep and he seems to carry the spirit of… Read More

Rising Son

Rising Son

Mar 6, 2007 March 6, 2007

As a young skater growing up on the east coast in the 80s, Christian Hosoi had already achieved iconic status amongst my circle of friends. Some of our earliest glimpses of professional skateboarding, which at the time existed almost entirely on the west coast (SoCal specifically), were delivered courtesy of Thrasher Magazine and featured coverage of the scene and contests going on at Del Mar Skate Park. Christian Hosoi's style practically jumped out of the pages. Read More

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Reno Distribution Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

Reno Distribution Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

Mar 6, 2007 March 6, 2007

From the press release:VENTURA, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ — Patagonia, the outdoor apparel manufacturer, announced today that the company’s Reno Service Center, was recently honored with the GOLD level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With this… Read More

Yosemite Climbers: Yesterday & Today

Yosemite Climbers: Yesterday & Today

By Patagonia   |   Mar 5, 2007 March 5, 2007

Hopefully you’ve all received your Spring 2007 catalog by now. I believe it’s one of our finest catalogs to date, thanks in part to Glen Denny and his stunning black and white photos from the 1960’s. Check out a slideshow of Glen’s photos from his new… Read More

Window of Opportunity

Window of Opportunity

Mar 5, 2007 March 5, 2007

Can a Sierra Club activist and an oil platform designer be the first to install a wind farm off the coast of the United States? According to a recent article in Wired magazine they just might, and they’re planning to do it by recycling old oil rigs. I… Read More

If You’re In Santa Barbara This Weekend

If You’re In Santa Barbara This Weekend

Mar 1, 2007 March 1, 2007

Korina from our color department sends word that the Naples Coalition (who she volunteers her time for) is hosting a beach walk this Saturday, March 3rd along the stretch of coast they’re trying to save from development. The walk leaves promptly at 1pm from the public access parking… Read More

Banff Mountain Film Festival Visits Patagonia

Banff Mountain Film Festival Visits Patagonia

Mar 1, 2007 March 1, 2007

Steve from our online marketing team sent over a review from Tuesday's screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival.  “Whoever said alpinists do easy climbs in extreme places is full of s#^%” -Steve House This is one of the opening lines from the short… Read More

While We’re Talking About Awards

While We’re Talking About Awards

Feb 28, 2007 February 28, 2007

Last week, we recommended Eric Blehm’s book The Last Season and mentioned that he was up for Barnes and Noble’s Discover New Writers Award. Turns out Eric won the award for nonfiction. Congratulations Eric! It’s nice to see the old red carpet getting a workout today. Read More

Environmental Sustainability Award from CRO

Environmental Sustainability Award from CRO

Feb 28, 2007 February 28, 2007

Can’t say I’ve ever heard of the CRO (Corporate Responsibility Officer), but they have graciously awarded Patagonia a 2006 Business Ethics Award. We won’t bore you with a long acceptance speech, but we’re grateful for the recognition. Thanks CRO! Business Ethics 18th Annual Awards [via Jackson… Read More

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