The recording of our recent SFE webinar “Herbert Stoddard and the Origins of Ecosystem Management” with Jim Cox from Tall Timbers Research Station is now on our SFE YouTube Channel. Thanks to those who could join us for the live event! Remember, we try to record all of our webinars and post them on our YouTube Channel within a few weeks. If you can’t get the Zoom event to work, you can also watch most of our webinars live on our Facebook Channel (not eligible for CFEs).Continue Reading
A free one hour webinar from Tall Timbers Research Station, the Southern Fire Exchange, NC State University, and the University of Florida.
Society of American Foresters CFE Credit Expected.
Jim Cox, Tall Timbers Research Station
Webinar Description: Herbert Stoddard has been undervalued and sometimes overlooked in terms of his contributions to wildlife conservation and management in North America. Although his formal education ended in the 8th grade, Stoddard fundamentally changed game species management through a focus on habitat management rather than bag limits. He also established the study of fire ecology and developed novel timber management strategies that mimicked natural disturbances, provided income for landowners, and also met the needs of rare species. Stoddard is also responsible in part for establishing the Wade Tract, the only National Natural Landmark dedicated to the endangered longleaf pine ecosystem. Following the presentations there will be time for audience Q/A with the speaker.Continue Reading
The new issue of the Firebird features new Stoddard Bird Lab research on the fire-dependent Frosted Elfin butterfly and declining Common Ground Dove, but also takes time to look back at decadal changes that have occurred among the birds of the Red Hills based on long-term monitoring efforts.Continue Reading
Join Tall Timbers on Friday, October 29 at Nilo Plantation for Fall Field Day! Enjoy a field tour around the property along with management discussions covering Wild Quail, Trophy Deer, Storm Clean-up and Reforestation, and Early Season Dove Fields. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.Continue Reading
The latest Tall Timbers Research Station newsletter has a number of stories related to fire and fire science:Continue Reading
The Land Conservancy, a division within Tall Timbers, was established in 1990. Its ongoing goal is to ensure the conservation of natural and cultural resources, along with rural land use traditions, in the Red Hills region and in other strategic areas that promote Tall Timbers’ mission. To date, Tall Timbers has conserved over 145,000 acres with 121 landowners using donated conservation easements, making it one of the largest regional land trusts in the Southeast.
- Manage new conservation easement projects, including development of baseline documentation reports, conservation management plans, and legal conservation easements.
- Support project development of State and Federally funded land conservation programs, such as Florida Forever and Forest Legacy.
- Provide analysis and expertise for other types of land conservation project needs.
- Maintain GIS data, perform GIS analyses, create maps, and provide guidance on data collection applications as needed by the Land Conservancy and Tall Timbers.
- Assist with annual monitoring and stewardship of conservation easements and other conservation properties following Tall Timbers’ policies and procedures.
- Provide extension services and technical assistance for conservation easement landowners and land managers. Work with Tall Timbers staff to provide extension services to the greater Tall Timbers membership.
- Work closely with the Records Manager to ensure all stewardship and land conservation records are collected and properly stored following recordkeeping policies and procedures.
- Pursue grants and other funding sources to support conservation and exemplary land stewardship on conservation easement properties.
- Contribute to Tall Timbers community outreach, including its website and other public relations and educational materials.
- Assist in the day-to-day management of the Land Conservancy, including performing necessary administrative tasks and public information requests.
- Assist in the overall work of the Land Conservancy and Tall Timbers as appropriate and as requested by the Conservation Coordinator and Director.
Hosts: NASA, Tall Timbers Research Station, Southern Fire Exchange, Joint Fire Science Program, and the University of Florida
Presenters: Benjamin Poulter, Ph.D., NASA Earth Sciences Division
Morgan Varner, Ph.D., Tall Timbers Research Station
Greg Titus, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Brett Williams, US Air Force Wildland Fire Branch
Sasha Ernst, Florida Park Service
Webinar Description: The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has altered the use of prescribed fire on hundreds of thousands of acres of public and private lands across the Southeastern United States. In this special two-part webinar, scientists and fire management program leaders will discuss both the measurable impacts of the pandemic on prescribed fire use, as well as successful strategies for managing fire during the time of COVID-19. In the first presentation, NASA research scientist Ben Poulter, Ph.D., will discuss the results of a project with Tall Timbers Research Station that identified changes in the pattern and frequency of fire across the region in 2020. In the second half of the webinar, a panel of prescribed fire managers from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Eglin Air Force Base, and the Florida Park Service, will discuss their experiences, lessons, and strategies for managing prescribed fire programs in 2020 and 2021. Following the research presentation and panel discussion, there will be time for audience Q/A.Continue Reading
“For over 20 years [Tall Timbers has] been on a mission—to save the irreplaceable records of past
fires contained in the stumps of our oldest longleaf pines. This is the story of why these records are
important, how the Tall Timbers Tree-ring Lab came about, and a quick look at our research past,
present and future.”