Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Florida
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Florida Project

Gopher Tortoise (gopherus polyphermus)Population Survey For St. Marks NWR-Line Transect Distance Sampling

September 2010 - August 2011


Participating Agencies

  • US Geological Survey

The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), unlisted range, is among the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ecological Services 2008 priorities as a “preclude the need to list” species. This project furthers the Strategic Habitat Conservation process by providing critical information necessary for outcome-based monitoring, planning and management at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.