- A research station established to better understand the ecology of the longleaf pine ecosystem
- The premier quail research program in the south
- The home of fire ecology research
- Wildland Fire Science, home of the Prescribed Fire Science Consortium
- The Stoddard Bird Lab, which conducts research on the declining animals of the longleaf pine ecosystem
- A nationally accredited conservation land trust that protects the Red Hills region and beyond
- An information resource for land management
- The owner of the historic Dixie Plantation
Tall Timbers’ history is represented in two timelines using photos from our archives, and excerpts from The Legacy of a Red Hills Hunting Plantation: Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy, a history of Tall Timbers, and from more current newsletters and annual reports.
View timelines here.
The Red Hills Region is a 300,000-acre area located between Thomasville, Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida. Known for its rolling hills and red clay soils, the region is rich in biological diversity, historic resources, and scenic beauty. Often called the land between two rivers, the Red Hills Region is nestled between the scenic Ochlockonee and Aucilla Rivers. The region serves as a lifeline between coastal and northern wildlands. Natural, historical, and cultural wonders abound throughout the Red Hills.
Toll Road Plan Threatens Red Hills
Tall Timbers opposes the construction of the proposed Suncoast Connector toll road from Citrus County through Jefferson County. The M-CORES program, which includes the proposed Suncoast Connector toll road, passed through the Florida Legislature at breakneck speed with little review or analysis. Tall Timbers has a number of concerns given the potential for significant and widespread impacts.
Tall Timbers Closed to Visitors
As COVID-19 rapidly expands in Florida and Georgia, Tall Timbers is proactively helping slow the spread of the virus by following best management practices as outlined by the CDC. All meetings, outreach, and training scheduled at Tall Timbers are cancelled until further notice. We thank you for your patience as our team converts to working remotely. If you have questions about events at Tall Timbers, please contact Jennifer Roberts at 850-212-5542.
Tall Timbers Awarded Millions by NRCS
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) awarded Tall Timbers a grant of up to $7 million to implement conservation work in both Georgia and Florida. The work will take place through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), a five-year, partner-driven program that leverages funds to solve natural resource challenges on both natural and agricultural lands through the 2018 Farm Bill. This project seeks to improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and economic opportunities in both the Aucilla and St. Marks River watersheds.
If you are a private landowner or agricultural producer and are interested in getting involved, please contact Peter Kleinhenz, the Aucilla Watershed Coalition Coordinator for Tall Timbers, or Shane Wellendorf. For more click here.