Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gopherus Gathering in Georgia

NEWS RELEASE The Center for North American Herpetology Lawrence, Kansas 14 May 2008  2008 GOPHER TORTOISE COUNCIL MEETING Announcement and Call for Papers  When: October 3 and 4, 2008 Where; Oceanside Inn and Suites, Jekyll Island, Georgia  Please join us for the Annual meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council at Jekyll Island, Georgia. The meeting will feature a special session on Friday of presentations on Wildlife and Ecosystem Health, with confirmed presentations by Elliot Jacobson, Sonya Hernandez Divers, Charles Innis, Steven H. Divers, Terry Norton, John Maerz, Scott Connelly, Nancy Stedman, Lori Wendland, Matt Aresco, Kimberely Andrews, and Greg Lewbart. Saturday the scientific program continues with contributed presentations and posters on any topic relating to the Gopher Tortoise and the longleaf pine ecosystem.  There will be plenty of time for relaxing and socializing, and enjoying good food and drink at a Low Country Boil Friday night and a Barbecue Saturday night. Also, a tour of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will be offered Friday evening.  For more information and registration information, please visit the Gopher Tortoise Council's website at  Margaret S. Gunzburger, PhD Ecologist, Nokuse Plantation 13292 County Highway 3280 Bruce, Florida 32455 (850) 585-3297

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