The revisions to the Gopher Tortoise Permitting Guidelines (1MB) were approved by the FWC Commission on June 23, 2010. The approved guidelines will be implemented on July 1, 2010 with the following exceptions:
Disturbed Site permit will be implemented via the online permitting system by November 2010. The option for restocking public conservation lands has been delayed until all stakeholders can discuss in full the outstanding issues. All text regarding the public conservation restocking option has been removed from the permitting guidelines. If you have questions regarding the new revisions or implementation of the revised guidelines, please contact Rick McCann at Richard.McCann@MyFWC.com, or by phone at (850)410-0656 ext. 17327.