Listing Status: and
The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Gopher tortoise
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|07/07/1987||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found west of Mobile and Tombigbee Rivers in AL, MS, and LA|
|Southeast Region (Region 4)||eastern|
» Candidate Information
» Federal Register Documents
» Species Status Assessments (SSAs)
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|12/26/1990||Gopher Tortoise||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|06/20/2019||84 FR 28850 28853||Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 53 Southeastern Species; Notice of reviews; request for information||
|04/09/2010||75 FR 18233 18234||5-Year Status Reviews of 10 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information||
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Gopher tortoise.
» Conservation Plans
|SHA Plan Summaries|
|Martin Branch Woodland Tract (Lambert) SHA|
|CCA Plan Summaries|
|Gopher Tortoise Candidate Conservation Agreement|
» Biological Opinions
» Life History
» Other Resources
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