IN THIS ISSUE...
- A Chapter and Coalition Devoted to Seeing Wild Quail Back on Public Lands in Georgia
- Southwest Georgia Chapter of Quail Forever Helps Bring Back Bobwhites
- Historic Resources Happenings
- Your Support Needed for Conservation Easement Funding in Florida
RESEARCH & LAND MANAGEMENT
- Prescribed Fire Consortium Meets at Tall Timbers
- New Project Studies Effects of Longleaf’s Multi-century Life Cycle
- Birds of a Covey Often Stay Together
- Good Bobwhite Carryover
- Red Hills Land Conservation Opportunity Fund Created
- Conservation Easement Donors Honored at Red Hills Spring Dinner
- Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam Speaks at Red Hills Spring Dinner
Spring 2017 | Vol 10 | No 2
On a beautiful evening overlooking Lake Iamonia, 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.
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.
We 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.
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.