Gopher Tortoise Relocation InformationThe emphasis is changing from Incidental Take to establishing a well planned relocation effort that will protect tortoises into perpetuity. This section of our web page is designed to provide information to landowners, managers, governmental agencies, and developers regarding proper methods of planning and carrying out relocation. Some of this material is from our book, The Natural History and Management of the Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus Daudin). Kreiger Press. Check out our book page for more information.
What Is Relocation and the Proper Methods of Relocation
Gopher Tortoise Relocation Methods & Management (PDF)
Tortoise Habitat, Forage and Overstory
Habitat and Foraging - What Do Tortoises Need? (PDF)
Measuring and Monitoring Habitat
Plant Survey, Monitoring And Forage Management Methods (PDF)
Relocation Programs - Finances
Procedural Recommendations For Land Managers Who Are Considering A Tortoise Relocation On To Their Property (PDF)
New Material Is Available As Alternative To Hay
INSTITUTE ASSISTANCE: WE CAN HELP. REMEMBER WE REPRESENT THE TORTOISE IN ANY WORK WE DO. THIS USUALLY WORKS FOR EVERYONE.
We have been involved with a number of counties, agencies, and landowners over the years in developing relocation sites. We are happy to provide you with advice and assistance from simply answering questions on the phone, to developing legislation and fully planned programs, to actually developing relocation sites. Many advisory services are free. However, we do have to charge time and expenses for site visits and detailed planning, meetings and actual development of sites.
We also offer professional training courses and we are happy to inspect sites and help in any way. Contact us at Torfarm2@aol.com or call 352-495-7449.