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Gopher Tortoise Survey at Camp Lonesome, May 2nd 2017
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Gopher Tortoise Survey at Camp Lonesome, May 2nd 2017

FWC are looking for volunteers to assist with a gopher tortoise survey at Camp Lonesome Conservation Area, Osceola County. We will be undertaking line transects to identify and mark the location of gopher tortoise burrows on the property.

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When: Tuesday May 2nd
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Camp Lonesome Conservation Area
4257 N. Canoe Creek Road
Kenansville, Florida  34739
United States
Contact: Brendan OConnor

Online registration is available until: 5/2/2017
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All training will be provided onsite but there is an 'E Learning' presentation and quiz available here. It is highly recommended that you avail of this training if you have not already done so. The E learning material addresses the life history of gopher tortoise, how to identify burrows and information on the importance of this keystone species.

What will we be doing?

We will be undertaking line transects within a 10 acre area on Camp Lonesome Conservation Area. We will be identifying and marking gopher tortoise burrows with flagging tape and GPS units.  We will be using line-transects to survey the property.

What you need to bring with you?

We recommend that you wear closed toed shoes and long pants as the vegetation can be thick and thorny . Please bring a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle. We will have a cooler of ice-water onsite.  

How to register?

You can register for this event using the FWC Calendar or by emailing Brendan O'Connor (


Where to meet?

We will be meeting at the Camp Lonesome Conservation Area located at 4257 N. Canoe Creek Road
Kenansville, FL 34739 at 8:50AM on Tuesday May 2nd. For directions to the property please click on the following link,-81.2011294

Site access and further details will be sent to those volunteers that sign up for the event.