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GAINESVILLE, FL. 4/28/09-GOPHERHOME CH3-A mature male Gopher Tortoise sets out to explore his permanent new home Tuesday on the Lochloosa Conservation Easement south of Gainesville. The Plum Creek property is the first site permitted under new regulations to protect the threatened species. The first four residents were welcomed Tuesday to a 570-acre site that will eventually be home to 1,781 Gopher Tortoises.  ..COLIN HACKLEY PHOTO FOR PLUM CREEK