Gopher Tortoise Contacts

For questions or general information about gopher tortoises, please contact your FWC regional office.

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Regional Gopher Tortoise Permitting Contacts


Northwest Region
North Central Region

Eric Seckinger
(850)921-1029

Northeast Region
Brevard, Indian River, Orange and Osceola counties
Momoka Maeda
(561)625-5122

Flagler, Lake, Marion, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Volusia counties
Samantha Dupree
(352)732-1225

 

 

Southwest Region
Kelly O'Connor
(863) 648-3200

South Region
Momoka Maeda
(561)625-5122

Tallahassee (statewide)

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Attn Gopher Tortoise Conservation Program
620 South Meridian Street (Mail Station 2A)
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600

For general questions about living with gopher tortoises and tortoises in urban areas, call Kearstin Hess, Assistant Gopher Tortoise Biologist at (850)921-1030

For general questions related to gopher tortoise permitting, call Tara vonBodungen, Program Assistant at (850)921-1031

 

Gopher Tortoise Program Administration

Deborah Burr, Gopher Tortoise Program Coordinator
(850)921-1030

 

Assistant Gopher Tortoise Program Coordinator

Kate Gentry, PhD.
(850)921-1028

 

Local Governments, Waif tortoises, and Interns

Alex Kalfin, Local Government, Waif Tortoise, and Intern Program Coordinator
(850)921-1030

 

Monitoring and Mapping

Michelina Dziadzio, Gopher Tortoise GIS and Monitoring Coordinator
(850)921-1030



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