Bay Nature Institute


Mission Statement

Bay Nature connects the people of the San Francisco Bay Area to our natural world and motivates people to solve problems with nature in mind.


The idea for Bay Nature magazine arose out of a conversation between Malcolm Margolin and David Loeb in 1997. The concept was to create a luminous and intelligent publication that would reflect the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area, honor the region’s legacy of environmental advocacy, and nurture its wealth of creative talent.
Today, our writers, photographers and artists cover science & nature, recreation, and conservation in both Bay Nature magazine and online at

Program Details

In addition to publishing the magazine and website, every year the Bay Nature Institute honors the contributions of a conservation activist, an environmental educator, a citizens hero, and an up-and-coming young conservationist at our annual gala dinner.
Bay Nature Institute also organizes naturalist-led hikes to places featured in the magazine, produces a free community event calendar and trail-finding web app, and hosts live educational events.
Primary Issue
Climate Change
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Berkeley, CA 94710
United States
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