Cooper’s Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, 100 miles (160 km) north of Atlanta, Georgia. The area encompasses more than 30,000 acres and lies inside the Chattahoochee National Forest. An abundance of wildlife can be found in the Cooper’s Creek area, including bear, turkey and deer, all of which can be hunted in season. Primitive campsites are available for those wishing to stay overnight. An EarthSky visitor describes Cooper’s Creek Wildlife Management Area as “one of the few places in north Georgia that has a low light pollution rating.”
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.