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Unformatted text preview: -completed Gopher Tortoise Relocation Project.
The gopher tortoise, an endangered species, is a burrowing creature and mining
encroaches on its burrows. Company officials launched a rescue effort and decided to create a 35-acre nature preserve
habitat adjacent to the Center Sand Mine
property in order to safeguard the tortoises.
The project included acquiring a Gopher
Tortoise Relocation permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Site surveys were conducted
to determine locations and quantities of
inhabited burrows on the property. Hog
fencing was buried in the ground at approximately five to six inches deep around
the area to protect and contain the tortoises. Pine trees were thinned and the
land was reseeded with foraging plants
suitable for the turtles. Fifty-six turtles
(22 males, 24 females, 10 immature) were
humanely removed from the mining area
and placed into their new habitat. 37 38 WBCSD/Cement Sustainability
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This document was uploaded on 03/30/2014.
- Spring '14