Many Reasons to Celebrate the WInter Outdoor Retailer Show!

At Outdoor Retailer in just a few days, Conservation Alliance member companies raised more than $40,000 to protect wild places! Here are just a few of the highlights…‎

The Conservation Alliance Breakfast

“My connection to the environment is something very emotional; it comes from the heart for me especially now that I have become a dad.”

Wildlife photographer Florian Schulz had us all inspired and on the edge of tears during the Conservation Alliance breakfast. Schulz shared his stories and captivating photos from the Arctic. 

“I hope we can keep this planet the way it is for a while longer… fighting for this is essential.” Take action with Alliance grantee Alaska Wilderness League here.

In addition to being inspired to protect our wild places to the north, member companies stepped it up to support the Alliance and because of their help, we will e able to push even more funds into protecting the wild places we love in 2012!

The North Face made a $750,000 commitment to complete Phase One of our Legacy Fund, which will ensure permanence for The Conservation Alliance, and allow us to maintain our commitment to contribute 100 percent of our members' dues to conservation organizations.

In addition, Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond Equipment Founder and active conservationist, and his wife Kathy Metcalf, made a personal commitment of $75,000 to the Legacy Fund, and an additional $50,000 from Black Diamond Equipment to kick off Phase Two of the Legacy fund.

The Annual Canadian Cup, sponsored by Canada Goose, Arc'teryx and Baffin, raised $8,800 for the Alliance. Congratulations to the winners, KEEN Footwear and thank you to all of the teams who participated! 




Other member companies came together to offer up a huge lineup of awesome gear promotions, with all proceeds going directly to the Alliance. 

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this Winter OR a resounding success. If you'd like to get involved at the summer show, please email for more info.