• Annual Awards
    Awards are presented at the Desert Tortoise Council Symposium to persons or organizations who have made a significant contribution to the preservation or knowledge of desert tortoises.
  • David J. Morafka Memorial Research Award
    Awards are presented in support of research that contributes to the understanding, management and conservation of tortoises of the genus Gopherus in the southwestern United States and Mexico.
  • Best Student Paper Award
    Award is presented to a student from a recognized college or university for a paper on a topic related to the desert tortoise (Gopherus species).
  • Grants
    Grant funding is available to researchers for appropriate projects benefiting the conservation of desert tortoises (Gopherus species).