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 Authorized Biologist Course is expected to take place in Spring 2017. Dates for the Course will be announced when finalized.