Wing hosts Gopher Tortoise Candidate Conservation meeting

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Members of the Gopher Tortoise Candidate Conservation Agreement team meeting pose for a photo at the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. June 7. The 45th Space Wing hosted the event to show the group how they manage and protect the gopher tortoise habitat on the Air Force's Eastern Range. Meeting participants from federal, state and local agencies, as well other stakeholders are signing parties of the Candidate Conservation Agreement whose purpose to implement proactive gopher tortoise conservation measures across its eastern range which includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama and parts of South Carolina. (Courtesy photo)