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