The Annual Business Meeting of the Desert Tortoise Council will be held at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Virginia City Room (5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89122) on Friday, February 24, 2017 beginning at 8:00 AM, prior to the start of the 42nd Annual Symposium.

The Annual Business Meeting will include reports on the operations and financial status of the Council, voting for officers, and considering minor amendments to the Council’s Bylaws (click "Board Meeting Agenda" to view the agenda). Proposed changes to the bylaws recommended by the Board of Directors and to be voted on by the membership include adding Gopherus evgoodei to the complex of species referred to as desert tortoise, providing consistency in officer responsibilities regarding Board nominations and voting procedures, and adding clarification that the term of service for Board Members at Large is based on the calendar year (click "Proposed Changes to Bylaws" to view amendments).

Last updated: 30-Jan-2017


The Desert Tortoise Council Board of Directors has approved the Desert Tortoise Council Five-year Strategic Plan and Implementation Strategies 2015-2020. This document will guide the actions undertaken by the Board to expand on the Council’s efforts to achieve desert tortoise recovery. Click 5-year Plan to view the strategic plan.