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Gopher Tortoise Survey Grand Island, 3.5 mile NW of Eustis, Friday March 31st
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Gopher Tortoise Survey Grand Island, 3.5 mile NW of Eustis,  Friday March 31st

FWC are looking for volunteers to assist with a gopher tortoise in Grand Island, 3.5 miles NW of Eustis on Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1st.

When: Friday March 31
Where: Grand Island
Grand Island, Florida  32735
United States
Contact: Brendan OConnor

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FWC are looking for volunteers to assist in a survey for gopher tortoise burrows at a property in Grand Island that is soon to be developed. We are working with various partners and the developer to relocate gopher tortoise to a suitable relocation before construction commences.  We will be doing a 100% site survey of the property which will be followed by excavations of all identified burrows. An Incidental Take Permit exists for this property.

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 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 onsite at 9AM on Friday and Saturday morning. Because this is a private property the address will be sent to only those volunteers that register for the event.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brendan O'Connor at