Call for Abstracts and Registration Information

Registration is now open, and we are accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 41st Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting.

The theme for this year’s meeting is “Thinking outside the burrow: Conserving the iconic gopher tortoise through partnerships, habitat management and research” to be held at The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama from November 15-17, 2019.

  • In addition to presentations about gopher tortoise biology, we welcome presentations on:
  • commensals and other species associated with tortoises and southeastern upland habitats
  • general ecology of upland pine ecosystems
  • habitat management and restoration
  • conservation initiatives
  • policy, regulation, or economics
  • monitoring and field techniques
  • Successful and creative partnerships conserving Gopher Tortoises, habitat, or associated species