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Wildlife

Watersound® supports a wide variety of wildlife that is found throughout the southeast, but also has several species unique only to Florida. Working with the state of Florida, Federal agencies, and numerous environmental organizations, St. Joe’s team of natural resource planners and managers work to monitor, manage, and conserve a wide range of animal species.

Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise are a keystone species that can be found within Watersound. Gopher Tortoises are responsible for creating the habitat that support and encourage over 350 critical species.  St. Joe is working with the Nocuse Plantation, Florida Wildlife Commission and the Humane Society to ensure the protection and relocation of these species.

Gopher Tortoise - Watersound Wildlife

Wildlife – Gopher Tortoise