• Gopher Tortoise Council

    Gopher Tortoise Council

    Working to conserve the gopher tortoise and the fascinating world in which it lives
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Recent News:

We are proud to announce that two former GTC board members were among the award winners for the 2021 FL Chapter of the The Wildlife Society. 

Congratulations to Joan Diemer Berish for winning the The Influential Woman in Wildlife Award which acknowledges a woman who has made outstanding contributions in the field of wildlife management or conservation, and recognizes the leadership and inspiration she provides for those who strive to positively impact Florida species and habitats.

Congratulations to Dick Franz for winning the The Paul Moler Herpetological Conservation Award which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the field of amphibian and/or reptile conservation.

The Gopher Tortoise Council was also recognized with winning the NGO Special Recognition Award which is awarded to a not-for-profit citizens’ group that has made a significant, positive contribution to Florida wildlife conservation, management, and/or science.