In 1986, a federal status survey of the Florida scrub lizard was conducted by FWRI’s current Associate Research Scientist, Kevin Enge. In 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was petitioned to list the Florida scrub lizard as threatened, which led to a second status survey in 2016-2017 by our same scientist! He found that in the past 30 years the species’ range along the Atlantic Coast had contracted 77 km northward, prompting a translocation effort of 100 lizards from robust populations in two state parks in southern Martin County to county-owned Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area in central Palm Beach County. The lizards were translocated in late February and early March 2019, and they will be monitored every two months for the next two years.