Plans & Best Management Practices
The Desert Tortoise Council published the first Guidelines for Handling Desert Tortoises During Construction Projects in 1994 and revised it in 1999:
Habitat Restoration BMPs
The Desert Tortoise Council developed a series of Best Management Practices for Habitat Restoration in the following fact sheets:
The latest Best Management Practices document for Construction Sites is now posted on the DTC website. This document was prepared to assist and support those preparing Biological Assessments, federal agencies preparing Biological Opinions, and project proponents in understanding the potential requirements and in the siting of their projects to reduce impacts and costs. Click the button below to access the document.
DTRNA Restoration Plan
This restoration plan, developed by a team from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California Santa Barbara, lays out a framework of goals, actions, and expected outcomes for beginning restoration for approximately 460 acres at the Eastern Expansion Area of the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area. Click the button below to download a copy.