Gopher Tortoise Contacts

For questions or general information about gopher tortoises, please contact your FWC regional office.

REGIONAL MAP

For specific inquiries related to Gopher Tortoise permitting, please contact:

Main Office

Mr. Richard D. McCann
Gopher Tortoise Permit Coordinator
Division of Habitat and Species Conservation
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 South Meridian Street Mail Station 2A
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
(850)921-1031; Fax: (850)488-5297

Northwest Region
North Central Region

Mr. Eric Seckinger
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 South Meridian Street, Mail Station 2A
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
(850)921-1029; Fax (850)488-5297

Northeast Region
Brevard, Indian River, Orange and Osceola counties
Ms. Kristen Halley
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
8535 Northlake Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
(561)625-5122 ext. 177; Fax (561)625-5129

Flagler, Lake, Marion, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Volusia counties

Ms. Samantha Dupree
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
1239 S.W. 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34471
(352)732-1225/Fax (352)732-1391

Southwest Region
All counties (except Polk County)
Ms. Heather Rigney
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
DEP Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve Office
Post Office Box 309
Terra Ceia, FL 34250
(941)721-2097/Fax (941)721-2070

Polk County
Ms. Kristin Halley
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
8535 Northlake Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
(561)625-5122 ext. 177; Fax (561)625-5129

 

South Region
All counties (except Collier County)

Ms. Kristen Halley
(see address noted above)

Collier County
Ms. Heather Rigney
(see address noted above)

For all other inquires including information on the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan please contact:

Deborah Burr
Gopher Tortoise Plan Coordinator
Division of Habitat and Species Conservation
Species Conservation Planning Section
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 South Meridian Street (Mail Station 2A)
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
(850)921-1030; Fax: (850)921-1847



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