Ecosystem Services and Land Conservation in the Red Hills Region of Florida

1000 Friends of Florida


Wednesday, February 13, 2013
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Tall Timbers Land Conservancy Director Kevin McGorty and Red Hills Planning Coordinator Neil Fleckenstein, AICP, will share information on a new study that assesses the value of ecosystem services in the Red Hills Region of North Florida and South Georgia, and will discuss Tall Timbers’ model land conservation easement program, which has protected 114,000 acres in north Florida and South Georgia.

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Neil Fleckenstein

Confirmed Speaker

Neil Fleckenstein is the Planning Coordinator for the Tall Timbers Land Conservancy (TTLC), a division of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy (FL). He is responsible for community and environmental planning activities and issue-based advocacy efforts to ensure the sustainability of the Red Hills region of north Florida and southwest Georgia. The Red Hills has been designated by the Nature Conservancy as one of “America’s Last Great Places.” Neil has served as a manager for a number of projects including the Red Hills Valuation of Ecosystem Services project; the Red Hills Cost of Community Services project; and the Red Hills Economic Impact Analysis project. Prior to coming to Tall Timbers in 2002, Neil served as Senior Planner ... Read More

Charles Pattison

Confirmed Speaker

As President, Pattison is responsible to the Board for the day-to-day administration of the 1000 Friends’ office which includes working with Florida’s citizens and communities. He also works with the state’s executive and legislative branches on land use and long range planning issues. Pattison received his Master’s ... Read More

Kevin McGorty

Confirmed Speaker

Kevin McGorty is Director of the Tall Timbers Land Conservancy (TTLC), a division of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy (FL). Founded in 1958, the mission of Tall Timbers is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation, and education. The TTLC (created in 1990) works with landowners in securing ... Read More