The FWC Gopher Tortoise Conservation Program will be conducting a Recipient Site and Habitat Management Incentive Workshop at Huguenot Memorial Park in Jacksonville, FL on Monday, August 12 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The workshop will consist of a short, 30-minute presentation, followed by a tour of the park. The goal of these workshops is to encourage participation in gopher tortoise conservation at the local level by providing information on opportunities to generate revenue through gopher tortoise recipient sites. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available to local governments and private landowners for habitat management.
The presentation will include information on recipient site permitting options, minimum acceptable habitat criteria, and the financial benefits of establishing a gopher tortoise recipient site. Following the presentation, attendees will tour the park to discuss habitat management history and incentive programs for habitat management which can be utilized to meet the minimum habitat criteria required to establish a gopher tortoise recipient site. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see the inside of a gopher tortoise burrow, as we will be scoping burrows we find along the way with a burrow camera.
Registration for this workshop is free. If you are interested in attending, please register for the workshop by Friday, August 9th, 2019.
To register for the workshop, please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gopher-tortoise-recipient-site-and-habitat-management-incentive-workshop-tickets-66600549035. Please feel free to pass this information along to those who may be interested in attending.