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Gopher Tortoise Contacts

For questions or general information about gopher tortoises

please contact FWC’s Assistant Gopher Tortoise Biologist at (850) 921-1030.


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

For questions regarding a previously submitted or issued gopher tortoise permit, call the gopher tortoise conservation biologist for your region.


Gopher Tortoise Regional Map

Gopher Tortoise Program Administration

Katherine (Gentry) Richardson, PhD. 
(850) 921-1028

Email Address

Mailing Address

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Attn Gopher Tortoise Conservation Program

620 South Meridian Street (Mail Station 2A)

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600