Sigrid Sanders
About Me

As a journalist and science writer for more than 30 years, I’ve published articles and essays on a variety of subjects. I began my career in newspapers, as a reporter for the Athens Banner-Herald, in Athens, Georgia, and then as a columnist and reporter for the Athens Observer. For many years, I worked as a science writer and editor at the University of Georgia, where I edited, among other publications, two quarterly magazines, Research Reporter and AgriSearch.

Environmental issues and the natural world have always been among my greatest interests, and for the past several years I’ve had the luxury of focusing on these subjects, working as a free-lance environmental and nature writer, and beginning work on a collection of essays about the southern woods. Three years ago, I began a birding blog with observations of birds and other wildlife around the neighborhood where I live, in Oconee County, Georgia.

In addition to writing about these subjects, I’ve worked as a volunteer for a number of local environmental organizations and causes. I have served on the board of Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens, and on the board of the Oconee River Land Trust, and for two years, worked as executive director of the Oconee River Land Trust. I remain a committed and enthusiastic supporter of the work of land trusts both locally and nationally, of the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society, and of other groups working to protect the natural world.


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