45th Annual Symposium Registration Now Open!
Our Annual Symposium will take place Feb 20-23, 2020 at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas. Join/Renew your membership for reduced rates. Reserve your room at the Excalibur by Jan 21.
2020 Grants Applications Now Available!
The Desert Tortoise Council’s Grants Committee is now accepting applications for the 2020 David J. Morafka Memorial Research Award, Lockheed Martin Diversity Grant, and Glenn R. Stewart Student Travel Fund.
RFP: Innovations for Improvement/Restoration of Desert Tortoise Foraging Habitat
The Desert Tortoise Council announces a request for proposals (RFP) for research projects targeted at developing innovations or methods designed to improve desert tortoise habitat restoration techniques. An award of $9,000 is available for the research project.
New Publication – Mojave Desert Tortoise, Agassiz’s Desert Tortoise
A new, comprehensive account of Agassiz’s desert tortoise by Kristin H. Berry and Robert W. Murphy has been published by the Chelonian Research Foundation and Turtle Conservancy in association with the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, Global Wildlife Conservation, Turtle Conservation Fund, and International Union for Conservation of Nature / Species Survival Commission.
DTC Newsletter, Vol 44 – Summer, 2019
Conservation Organizations Gathered to Discuss Enhanced Wildlife Protection in the U.S.-Mexico Border States; Recap of the 44th Annual Desert Tortoise Symposium: Where Science Meets Winter Wonderland; Non-native Tortoises Found in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve are Likely Former Pets; 2019 Grant & Award Winners; and more…
Desert Tortoise Annotated Bibliography
In 2015, the Desert Tortoise Council funded a grant to the USGS to complete this very important document. The “Desert Tortoise Annotated Bibliography, 1991 – 2015” is now available!