This Carolyn Taylor watercolor of a red-cockaded woodpecker, an indigo snake and a gopher tortoise in a longleaf pine habitat is available for downoad. After clicking on the version you wish to download, right click to save.

Download a low resolution copy of the poster (372KB)

Download a high resolution copy of the poster (10MB)


Information about the gopher tortoise and how to manage its habitat

Gopher Tortoise Species Information

Gopher Tortoise Conservation and Forest Managment Brochure (pdf)

Pine Ecosystem Conservation Handbook for the Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise Research


Download a sample resolution to declare "Gopher Tortoise Day" in your town, city or county.

Word version of resoultion

PDF version of resoluion


Download some radio public service announcements promoting Gopher Tortoise Day.

Gopher Tortoise Day radio public service announcements (pdf)


Sample press release

Sample Press Release (Word doc)


Sample social media posts

Sample Social Media Posts (pdf)


Coloring/Activity Pages - Downolad these individual pages and print as many as you need.

Gopher Tortoise Habitat Coloring Page (pdf)

Snake and Tortoise Coloring Page​ (pdf)

Gopher Tortoise Shell Coloring Page (pdf)

Gopher Tortoise Mosaic Craft Instructions (pdf)

Gopher Tortoise Word Search (pdf)


Fact Sheets

Gopher Tortoise List of 39 Facts (pdf) - Visit web page

Gopher Tortoise Fact Sheet for Youth (pdf)

Gopher Tortoise Fact Sheet for Adults (pdf)

Alabama Snake Publication (pdf) - Several kinds of snakes may use gopher tortoise burrows.


Build a Gopher Tortoise Burrow for Children

Download Burrow Instructions (pdf)