Call for Abstracts and Registration Information

Registration is now open, and we are accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 41 st 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

40th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting

Nearly 140 people convened at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid, Florida, for the 40th Annual Meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council on October 11-14, 2018.

Click here for the 2018 Meeting Program and Abstracts.

Information regarding the 2019 Annual Meeting in Alabama will be available soon.


Early Bird Registration

GTC Annual Meeting Registration
Name of Attendee

Saturday Poster & Awards Dinner

Saturday Dinner and Social