Thanks to long-time supporter, Leon County Commissioner Bryan Desloge, Tall Timbers was recently honored by the Leon County Commission for our contributions over more than 60 years as a leader in natural resource research, land conservation, and education. The Leon County Commission’s proclamation recognized Tall Timbers as a “premier biological research station that is: the birthplace of fire ecology research, the home of the Prescribed Fire Science Consortium, the home of the South’s premier quail research program and the Stoddard Bird lab.” The County’s proclamation also highlighted Tall Timbers success as a nationally recognized and accredited land conservancy protecting nearly 150,000 acres in the Red Hills region and other critical landscapes.

Commissioner Desloge also discussed the nearly $200 million economic impact of quail hunting in the Red Hills region and the many jobs and businesses that benefit from Red Hills working rural lands. In his comments, CEO Bill Palmer highlighted the success of Tall Timbers’ diverse programs and the increasing national role the organization is taking on regarding the importance of using prescribed fire to reduce destructive wildfire. Tall Timbers is extremely grateful to Commissioner Bryan Desloge and the entire Leon County Commission for recognizing Tall Timbers contributions to our local community, the region and nation.

L-R, Neil Fleckenstein, Tall Timbers Planning Coordinator, Bryan Desloge, Leon County Commissioner, and Bill Palmer, Tall Timbers President, CEO

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