Advertise with Bay Nature

Bay Nature is the only magazine dedicated to nature, conservation, and outdoor exploration in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bay Nature deepens readers’ connection with the natural world, inspires them to venture out and experience nature, strengthens their commitment to protecting local habitats and wild places, and keeps them abreast of the most important local environmental issues.

Published four times per year, each issue brings original environmental journalism and informative nature writing as well as magnificent original art and photography—so our readers can see the world around them with new eyes. Now in its 21st year, the award-winning Bay Nature magazine is read by thousands of influential people dedicated to enjoying and protecting local parks, wildlife and nature. 

Bay Nature magazine has a readership of approximately 15,000 and a paid circulation of 7,000. It is available by subscription and through newsstands, bookstores, and nature centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. See past issues of the magazine here. 

Learn more about advertising in Bay Nature’s quarterly print magazine.

Our website,, is the digital counterpart of the beloved print magazine, featuring the entire archive of Bay Nature‘s journalism, new online-only articles every week, a robust community events calendar. Over 1.1 million curious readers visited in 2020.

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In addition, we engage our readers every week with our popular editorial email newsletter, which reaches about 16,000 contacts with a 28 percent open rate. See an example of the newsletter here.

Learn more about advertising in Bay Nature’s email newsletter.

Why Bay Nature?

Bay Nature‘s stunning photography and award-winning articles have been a key voice in the Bay Area outdoors and conservation community for more than 20 years. Bay Nature’s journalistic coverage of original topics, along with gorgeous photography from the Bay Area counties, provide an excellent venue for top tier advertising. 

Nowhere else can advertisers target such a high concentration of Bay Area readers who have a keen interest in the outdoors and preserving the environment than through Bay Nature. From outdoor enthusiasts and committed environmentalists to backyard gardeners and armchair naturalists, our readers are active, educated, affluent, and engaged in their communities. 

Our magazine, website, and newsletter readers benefit from learning about a range of businesses, service providers, and nonprofits in the Bay Area. Retail, travel destinations, home improvement, landscape and design services; bookstores, museums, educational organizations; nonprofit sector services and family outdoor activities are just some of the many eclectic companies and nonprofit institutions who advertise with Bay Nature. See a list of our advertisers here.

Together, we promote awareness and sustainability of our extraordinary 12-county Northern California region. Join us by exploring our advertising opportunities!

Contact Micaelyn Compton, Advertising Director, for an affordable, customized Print/Digital Combo package that meets your marketing goals and your budget.