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As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization, part of our mission is to share accurate and up-to-date information with environmental professionals who work hands-on with threatened and endangered species. Wildlands Conservation offers Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-approved training courses that meet the requirements for the Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent permit. Our staff are experts in gopher tortoise biology, permitting, relocation, and research, and provide the courses below:

  • Combination A – Introductory Authorized Agent Training — $600.00
    • GT1000: Gopher Tortoise Ecology & FWC Permitting Guidelines
    • GT2000: Survey Techniques for Development Sites

 

  • Combination B – Basic Authorized Agent Training — $900.00
    • GT1000: Gopher Tortoise Ecology & FWC Permitting Guidelines
    • GT2000: Survey Techniques for Development Sites
    • GT2500: Capture and Transport of Gopher Tortoises

 

  • Combination C – Advanced Authorized Agent Training — $600.00
    • GT2500: Capture and Transport of Gopher Tortoises
    • GT3000: Recipient Site Permitting and Management

 

  • Combination D – Comprehensive Authorized Agent Training — $1,200.00
    • GT1000: Gopher Tortoise Ecology & FWC Permitting Guidelines
    • GT2000: Survey Techniques for Development Sites
    • GT2500: Capture and Transport of Gopher Tortoises
    • GT3000: Recipient Site Permitting and Management

 

For more information about our courses, please view our Full Course Descriptions.

Available Courses and Registration

 

4000-Level Courses covering Mechanical Excavation of Gopher Tortoise Burrows and the Marking of Gopher Tortoises are only taught to small groups in conjunction with a permitted gopher tortoise relocation project. Please contact info@wildlandsconservation.org for more information.

Private, group and custom classes are available. Wildlands also provides informational courses (non-authorized agent courses) to organizations interested in learning about gopher tortoise biology and the laws protecting tortoises. Please contact info@wildlandsconservation.org for more information.

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* *Please note that the cost of these courses does NOT include the separate $532 mitigation contribution charged by FWC upon submission of the application to become an Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent.