New Plan To Conserve Gopher Tortoises

The USDA has a new conservation plan for the Southeast’s threatened gopher tortoise. On Amelia Island, this keystone species can be spotted in the sand dunes by the beach.

Gopher Tortoise Study On Cumberland Island

A study of gopher tortoises has been underway for four years on Cumberland Island. Watch interesting video, learn why fire benefits this species and pine habitat.

November Nature Activities At Talbot Islands

Explore northeast Florida nature at Big and Little Talbot, two islands located just off Amelia Island’s southend. Special hosted tours and bluegrass music festival fundraiser for conservation efforts.

Dune Dwellers, Amelia Island’s Gopher Tortoises

The threatened GOPHER TORTOISE has a presence in all 67 Florida counties, dwelling in dunes and upland habitat “including forests, pastures and yards.”