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Gopher Tortoise

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Protecting North Port's Wildlife: The Gopher Tortoise

The City of North Port is home to an abundance of Florida natural wildlife. The City's unique natural environment, including its thick tree canopy, is home to more than just residents. Squirrels, racoons, bobcats, birds, and others also call North Port home.

The Gopher Tortoise is one of the many species of animals living in North Port's neighborhoods. Here are some resources about this protected species:

General Information

Education Corner

Gopher Tortoise Management PLan and Permitting Guildelines

Florida Gopher Tortoise App

City of North Port's Habitat Sightings Map