Terry Donnelly and Mary Liz Austin have photographed extensively in North America and abroad, and their images have appeared in numerous calendars, magazines, and other publications. Their previous books include Washington: The Spirit of the Land and Oregon: Preserving the Spirit and Beauty of Our Land. They live on Vashon Island, on Puget Sound. Acclaimed writer and journalist Timothy Egan is a national correspondent for the New York Times and the author of numerous works of nonfiction, most notably The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest and Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West. He lives in Seattle. Doug Scott, former Associate Executive Director of the Sierra Club, is now Policy Director for the Campaign for America's Wilderness. He also lives in Seattle.