The gopher tortoise has been deemed “warranted but precluded” for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act, and is listed as a Threatened Species in the state of Florida. In 2007, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) implemented a rule eliminating the “take” of gopher tortoises. Gopher tortoises in the path of development must now be relocated to a permitted recipient site.

Recipient sites prevent the loss of tortoises on development sites, help retain the local or regional tortoise resource, and aid to habitat preservation.

Are you in need of a recipient site? Call us at 407-405-6016 or email us at so we can provide you with more information and assist you in finding the most effective solution for your project.

Sites Currently Available

Lake X Long Term Gopher