Conserving a Remnant Population of Gopher Tortoises at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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Speaker Jeffrey Goessling, PhD, Eckerd College

Learn how Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, one of the last remaining natural areas in urban Pinellas County, supports several imperiled species, including the gopher tortoise, eastern diamondback rattlesnake and Nuttall’s rayless goldenrod. Dr. Goessling will review recent gopher tortoise burrow surveys, current research efforts and ongoing habitat restoration and management efforts.