Ida Phillips is an environmental writer and the author of The Duke Forest at 75: A Resource for All Seasons and North Carolina Afield. She is a frequent contributor to Wildlife in North Carolina. The communications director for Audubon North Carolina, Ida was formerly the director of communications for The Nature Conservancy, NC Chapter.
Bill Pendergraft is the founder of Environmental Media, a 23-year-old company that writes, designs and produces media to support environmental education. The company has produced more than 500 award-winning guides, programs, and series for public conservation and educational organizations worldwide.