Gopher tortoise hatchlings are getting a head-start at Camp Shelby.
2000 — The Nature Conservancy begins a partnership agreement with Camp Shelby to monitor and provide management recommendations for federally listed species.
2004 — Cogongrass management begins in partnership with Camp Shelby and the United States Forest Service-DeSoto Ranger district.
2006 — The gopher tortoise head-start project is implemented.
2007 — Boy Scout volunteers work with the Nature Conservancy, the Mississippi Army National Guard and the United States Forest Service on a tree thinning project to restore Camp Shelby burrowing crayfish habitat.
2009 — The first recorded black pinesnake nest is documented on Camp Shelby.
2014 — Partners review the Black Pinesnake Candidate Conservation Agreement. A modified Gopher tortoise head-start project is implemented.