Hello! Welcome to Backcountry Press. We’re Allison and Michael, a wife-husband team on a mission to enhance the human connection with the natural world through easy to understand science and direct experience in nature.
We are Nature Nerds, Outdoor Adventurers, Hikers, Botanists, Parents of two littles, Science Teachers, and Environmental Educators who began this small business in 2012 with the publication of our first book, Conifer Country. (Fun fact: This book was also Michael’s thesis for a Master’s degree in Biology from Cal Poly Humboldt!)
We independently publish books that explore natural history, ecology, and the western landscape. We also offer a wide variety of classes, both in person and online, featuring our authors and other experts in their fields.
If you think that Backcountry Press would be an appropriate publisher for your manuscript or venue for your class, please send us a query or proposal by email.
- Include a cover letter introducing yourself and your qualifications and description of your project.
- Comment on the market you are trying to reach and why your book or class is unique to that market.
For all other inquiries please use the submission form below.