Introductory Tortoise Course

Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques

The tentative dates for the next Introductory Tortoise Course are November 4–5, 2017. An announcement will be finalized in June 2017. Email Maggie Fusari at intro-course@deserttortoise.org with questions about the next Course.

2016 Course introduction

2016 Course Syllabus


Health Assessment Training

Health Assessment Procedures for Translocations of the Mojave Desert Tortoise is a four-day advanced course only open to those with extensive tortoise handling experience.


Authorized Biologist Course

The 2017 Authorized Desert Tortoise Biologist Course will take place on 11—14 September 2017 in Primm, Nevada.