Fieldnotes- September 2019



In a world with increasing human development, Gopher Tortoise translocations are an unfortunate reality in longleaf ecosystem conservation. While it’s far from an ideal situation, we try to make the best of it by saving tortoises from impending development and strategically releasing them where they’ll bolster existing populations. In this month’s episode, Ben works on a small scale tortoise relocation project, and he talks about the steps we take to ensure these tortoises make the transition as smoothly as possible