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  • As an internationally recognized research station with over 60 years of experience studying fire-adapted ecosystems and advocating for prescribed fire use.
  • As a national hub for prescribed fire science, bringing fire managers and researchers together to identify and fill the gaps needed to increase the pace and scale of prescribed fire use.
  • As a bobwhite quail research program working to recover this fire-adapted species throughout its range, by leveraging the land stewardship investment that comes with hunting opportunities.
  • As regional experts on management for many of the rare species associated with the fire-dependent longleaf pine ecosystem.
  • As one of the largest regional land trusts in the nation, permanently protecting over 145,000 acres of private land in the Red Hills and Albany regions.
  • As a local landowner directly managing over 13,000 acres in North Florida on our Tall Timbers and Livingston Place properties.
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Timeline

Building on Fire History

Tall Timbers is widely considered to be the birthplace of prescribed fire science. Our founders, including Herbert Stoddard and the Komarek family, were among the first to apply empirical research techniques to better understand the role of fire in nature. They also launched a critical series of Fire Ecology Conferences in the 1960s that provided the setting needed to establish the field of prescribed fire science, during a time when fire suppression ideology ruled. These interactive timelines provide a look at the history of the land Tall Timbers is built on and the organization that was established in 1958.

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Explore the Red Hills Region»

The Red Hills region is a 300,000-acre conservation focus area located between Thomasville, Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida. Recently referred to as the “100-year experiment,” much of the land has a management history that was heavily influenced by Herbert Stoddard’s arrival in the 1920s. These exceptional lands, with their nearly continuous fire history and conservation minded owners, are important for our fire and wildlife research, as well as a focal area for our land conservation work. The region serves as a lifeline between coastal and northern wildlands, providing important wildlife corridors. Explore more of the natural, historical, and cultural wonders of the Red Hills.

What’s New

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New Report from PERC & Tall Timbers on How Western States Can Encourage Prescribed Fire on Private Lands

The Burn Back Better report includes a comprehensive analysis of western state policies for prescribed fire use on private lands, in addition to five key recommendations that can be implemented at the state level. Much of the wildfire debate understandably focuses on the role of national forests, which make up a majority of forested acres in many western states. But expanding the use of prescribed fire on state, private, and tribal land would have significant benefits for forest resilience, community protection, and environmental conservation. State policymakers and private land managers may be able to ramp up the use of prescribed fire more quickly than the federal government.

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PRICE DROP!! Diamonds in the Rough: Natural History of the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake now $75

This book is the monograph of the eastern diamondback rattlesnake by D. Bruce Means. Its publication is a culmination of over 40 years of long-term, in-depth study of the world’s largest rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteus. Published by Tall Timbers Press | Cloth: 416 pages; 8.375 x 10.875 | $75

To learn more about the book and to purchase click here.

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New Job Board for Quail Hunting Properties

Connecting job seekers with our private lands partners is the goal of our new Quail Hunting Properties Job Board. Visit the Job Board  to see open positions or post a job. We hope that providing a dedicated location for these unique job openings, will help attract qualified candidates and further highlight the opportunities wild quail lands create. Our past economic studies show that quail lands generate nearly $340 million in economic impact across the Albany and Red Hills regions, including over 2,600 direct jobs. Technical colleges are helping to spread the word and are valuable partners as we all consider the training and workforce development needed to maintain world-class quail hunting properties. 

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