Awards, Grants, and Travel Fund Index
- 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).
- Glenn R. Stewart Student Travel Fund
Funding is available to students working with North American Gopherus tortoises for assistance with their travel costs to attend and participate at future Desert Tortoise Council Symposia.
Grant funding is available to researchers for appropriate projects benefiting the conservation of desert tortoises (Gopherus species).