Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy

The mission of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation and education.

Tall Timbers is dedicated to the management of fire-dependent ecosystems, and its wildlife, including bobwhite quail and red-cockaded woodpeckers, in the Southeastern Coastal Plain. Their Fire Ecology Program promotes the use of prescribed fire (controlled burning) as an essential tool for managing natural ecosystems and seeks to establish how fire can be used to maintain native biodiversity while minimizing smoke and wildfire risks that impact the general public.

The red-cockaded woodpecker plays a vital ecosystem role in the Longleaf pine forest.

The red-cockaded woodpecker plays a vital ecosystem role in the Longleaf pine forest.

Given the importance of bobwhite quail to the Cape Fear basin area and Longleaf pine forest and its conservation value regionally, Tall Timbers conducts a wide variety of research on projects to develop best management practices for bobwhites; focused management is required to restore populations.

In 2016, The Orton Foundation contributed to Tall Timber’s bobwhite quail habitat initiative which aids survival and nesting practices in coastal North Carolina.

Learn more about Tall Timbers here.