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First workshop set for gopher tortoise conservation

News Release

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Media contact: Diane Hirth, 850-410-5291

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct regional workshops to present information on the management plan revisions and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises.

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways local governments can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.

Flagler County is the site of the first workshop on Aug. 3. Representatives from neighboring counties are encouraged to attend. The workshop is free, but registration is required, as space is limited.

To register, please send your name and the name of your organization to

Flagler County
Friday, Aug. 3
2-4 p.m.
Flagler County Agriculture Extension Office
150 Sawgrass Road
Bunnell, FL 32110

Workshops will be held in additional counties in the coming weeks. For more information, including the proposed draft revisions of the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan, visit and click on “Management Plan.”

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