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Spring 2017 | Vol 10 | No 2   


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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam Speaks at Red Hills Spring Dinner

Adam Putnam

Some 200 guests attended the Red Hills Spring Dinner on April 7 at Tall Timbers. The biennial event celebrates land conservation efforts in the greater Red Hills region of South Georgia and North Florida. The featured dinner speaker was Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. He espoused that “Tall Timbers was founded on the notion that fire ecology was a healthy thing, .... In the process, it educated the public and brought landowners along and transformed on a landscape scale, an entire ecosystem….

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Your Support Needed for Conservation Easement Funding in Florida  

Conservation easements are an important part of Tall Timbers' work to protect the Red Hills region. Public funding to purchase easements will help protect key areas and accelerate conservation efforts. Join private landowners from across Florida in asking your Senator and Representatives to fund these critical land conservation programs and the use of conservation easements to protect special places like the Red Hills region.

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Good Bobwhite Carryover Sets the Stage for a Productive Breeding Season

Bobwhite maleWe often say, “Dead hens don’t lay eggs,” because good carryover to April is essential to have high numbers of available breeders going into the nesting season. This year we observed fantastic over-winter survival of 61% and 68% in the Red Hills and Albany areas, respectively, indicating that we are carrying over more birds, on average, into the breeding season than typical. Warm winter weather contributed to less than ideal hunting conditions, but proved advantageous to bobwhite survival.

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Tall Timbers Welcomes New Development Director Crystal Davis

As Development Director, Crystal Davis is responsible for the implementation and coordination of  Tall Timbers revenue streams such as: grants, donations, sponsorships and special events. She provides coordination and leadership support for the Development and Communications Committee of the Tall Timbers Board of Trustees.

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