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   2004 Summary of Accomplishments
   ASSISTANCE WITH MITIGATION OR PRIVATE WILDLIFE RESERVES
   COOPERATIVE RESEARCH ON GOPHER TORTOISES
   Finding Tortoise Eggs or Nests
   General Sample Letter
   Gopher Tortoise Conservation Initiative (GTCI)
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   HOW YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE GOPHER TORTOISE
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   News & Accomplishments 2005
   ON-SITE SERVICE FOR CERTIFICATION EVALUATION AND TRAINING
   PETITION TO THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION TO STOP USING URTD TESTING ON GOPHER TORTOISES
   PETITION TO THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION TO STOP USING URTD TESTING ON GOPHER TORTOISES
   Pombo Extinction Bill
   Press Release
   Registration Form Special Course
   REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF 2001-2002
   Response to Your Call Sample Letter
   Revised URTD Testing Policy DRAFT - July 2006
   Special Course
   STAKEHOLDERS ARE ASKED TO GATHER INPUT ON THE URTD
   The Gopher Tortoise Take Rule
   URTD & Incidental Take Query Update
   URTD TESTING TO DETERMINE TAKE OR RELOCATION WILL HALT OFFICIALLY AUGUST 15, 2006
   WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES AND THEIR TORTOISES


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Latest News
   A MAJOR VICTORY FOR ALL AND THE CLOSING OF A DARK PERIOD IN CONSERVATION HISTORY
   A Message From Ray Ashton
   AMENDMENT 4 CONSERVATION TAX SUPPORT
   BIOLOGICAL STATUS REPORT GOPHER TORTOISE (Gopherus polyphemus)
   Comment on the New Management Plan & Support Uplisting of the Gopher Tortoise
   Comments On Permitting
   COMMENTS: FWC proposed guidelines for relocation of gopher tortoises
   Commisioner Meeting Results
   CONSERVATION NEWS
   Conservation Tax Exemption
   Deborah Burr – Professional Biography
   Draft Biological Goal for the Gopher Tortoise in Florida
   FLORIDA SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES FLORIDA HOMETOWN DEMOCRACY AMENDMENT TO GO ON BALLOT!
   FWC COMMISSION TAKES ACTION - INCIDENTAL TAKE IS HISTORY
   FWS Call for Comments
   Gopher Tortoise Conservation Issues: A Guide to Helping Make Right Decisions
   How to Find Out Details on the Texas Wildlands and Wildlife Tax Exemptions
   IT IS OFFICIAL, THE GOPHER TORTOISE IS LISTED IN FLORIDA AS THREATENED
   Marine Turtle Conservation Act
   Measurable Biological Goals for gopher tortoises: An explanation.
   News and Needs
   Petition to List the Florida population of Gopherus polyphemus as threatened
   Protecting the Gopher Tortoise (Issues & Suggestions)
   Ray Ashton Receives Award from The Environmental & Land Use Committee of the Florida Bar
   TEC Community Conservation Award
   Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005
   WORKSHOP ON PROPER PLANNING AND METHODS OF TORTOISE RELOCATION
   WORLD’S LARGEST GOPHER TORTOISE CRUSHED TO DEATH IN FLORIDA


Management Plan
   ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ON UPLISTING OF THE GOPHER TORTOISE AND THE REVISED TORTOISE MANAGEMENT PLAN
   Ashton's Comments On Guidelines to be Presented to FWC April 9, 2008
   COMMENTS ON THE FWC PROPOSED GOPHER TORTOISE MANAGEMENT PLAN
   COMMENTS ON THE SECOND DRAFT OF THE FWC TORTOISE MANAGEMENT PLAN
   COMMENTS ON THE SECOND DRAFT OF THE FWC TORTOISE MANAGEMENT PLAN
   COMMENTS ON THE THIRD DRAFT OF THE GOPHER TORTOISE MANAGEMENT PLAN
   Financing Relocation in Perpetuity
   FWC Requests Comments About Revised Management Plans
   More Detailed Comments
   Outline for Comments to the Proposed Tortoise Management Plan
   QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS TO THE FWC DRAFT GOPHER TORTOISE MANAGEMENT PLAN


Relocation
   Alternative to Hay
   Gopher Tortoise Relocation Information
   NEED FOR "OLD" HAY FOR USE IN GOPHER TORTOISE CONSERVATION
   The Need to Establish A Tortoise Relocation Plan


Research / Courses
   Gopher Tortoise
   GOPHER TORTOISE NATURAL HISTORY AND HABITAT TRAINING COURSE
   ON-SITE EVALUATIONS
   Professional Training Courses & Certification
   Research Efforts at Finca de la Tortuga
   THE GOPHER TORTOISE RELOCATION AND MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE


Resources
   
   ASHTON'S NEW GOPHER TORTOISE BOOK
TO BE RELEASED June 2004

   Tortoise Books Available
   TORTOISE ROAD CROSSING SIGNS


Tortoise Advisory Committee - Stakeholders
   12 May 2006 Meeting of the steering committee
   15 September 2006 Stakeholder Steering Committee Discussion
   Annual Report
   April 27, 2007 Draft Agenda
   COMMENTS ON FWC DRAFT BIOLOGICAL GOALS FOR GOPHER TORTOISES
   Comments on the January 2008 Draft Additions to the Gopher Tortoise Conservation Plan
   DECEMBER STAKEHOLDER MEETING - FINANCING TORTOISE CONSERVATION
   Draft Biological Goal for the Gopher Tortoise in Florida
   Draft Minutes of 2009 Board of Directors Meeting 22 August 2009
   Gopher Tortoise Incidental Take DRAFT
   Gopher tortoise permitting – agriculture, silviculture and habitat management
   Gopher tortoise stakeholder group Meeting 9 June 2006
   Gopher Tortoise Stakeholder Group Meeting Draft Agenda
   GOPHER TORTOISE STAKEHOLDER MEETING 11 August 2006 10AM - 4 PM
   Gopher Tortoise Stakeholder Meeting Report
   Gopher Tortoise Stakeholder Meeting Report 20 October 2006
   Gopher Tortoise Stakeholders Meeting, 20 February 2006
   ISSUE 1 part B
   ISSUE 2 part B
   ISSUE NO. 1 NEW RULING TO PROTECT GOPHER TORTOISE
   ISSUE NO. 2 MEASURABLE BIOLOGICAL GOALS FOR GOPHER TORTOISES
   Stakeholder Group Meeting 23 February 2007, Vero Beach
   Stakeholder Group Meeting Report
   STAKEHOLDER MEETING
   Stakeholders Meeting Minutes 23 October 2007
   TORTOISE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Issues Under Discussion
   URTD TESTING RULE - MAKE YOURSELF HEARD ONE MORE TIME


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