Registration is now open! The 2019 Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques course will take place November 2-3 at the Kerr-Magee Center in Ridgecrest, California.
Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques is a two-day basic course that includes important information on ecology, habitat preferences, life history, health, physiology, and threats; applicable state and federal laws and required permits; and two field sessions on surveys and identification of tortoises and tortoise sign.
2020 Annual Symposium
The Desert Tortoise Council will celebrate its 45th Annual Symposium February 20-23, 2020, at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please check back in the coming months for registration details and other information about the 2020 symposium. Meanwhile, feel free to browse our Annual Symposium section for general information and details from the 2019 event.