Chiefland 161 Gopher Tortoise Recipient Site
Project TypeConservation Bank
LocationFlorida | Levy County
Service AreaNorth & Central Florida
Project SizeHabitat: 156 AC
SolutionEnvironmental Mitigation, Species Habitat Mitigation
Located near the City of Chiefland, the Recipient Site expands adjacent gopher tortoise habitat from a local and regional level. The site offers approximately 390 spaces.
Delivering Species Offset Solutions
- RES delivers mitigation or conservation measures that are trusted by regulators and support long-term species recovery.
- With a fixed fee contract and single downpayment structure with buyer protections in place. Payment terms are handled with a single point of contact and a formal banking system.
- RES-authorized gopher tortoise agents and scientists provide transportation, markings, and burrow management that prioritizes the efficiency and health of the tortoise.
Adaptation planning includes prescription burning for the ecological health of the habitat and herbicide treatments of nuisance and exotic vegetation as needed. The recipient site is home to longleaf pine sandhills, xeric oak hammocks, pine flatwood, and dry prairie with well-drained sandy soils.