- 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
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.
QUIC-Fire is an R&D 100 award winner!
Known as the “Oscars of Invention,” the 58-year-old award was presented by R&D Magazine to Tall Timbers and our partners Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. QUIC-Fire is the first fast-running, laptop-capable, 3D fire-atmosphere feedback model for wildland fire management. It transforms the ability to assess risk and plan prescribed burns to prevent catastrophic wildfires.