Fieldnotes- February 2019



As a keystone species, Gopher Tortoises are a vital component of a healthy Georgia sandhill, so the Orianne Society actively promotes tortoise conservation through prescribed fire, habitat restoration, outreach, and monitoring. This winter Ben has been working on a new project where he’s mapping tortoises along Georgia’s public roads. Join him on one of these surveys as he describes the challenges that roads and fire suppression pose for Georgia’s Gopher Tortoise populations.