• Desert Tortoise Council Training Programs

Introductory Course

The 2020 online course was given in two sessions on November 6 & 7. All attendees should have received their certificates by now. If not contact us at: email hidden; JavaScript is required.

We hope to provide another course in 2021 either online or possibly in the field, but that will depend on the situation with Covid. We will try to make a firm decision by June.

Advanced Biologist Training

The Desert Tortoise Council is developing specialized criteria for advanced training courses for desert tortoise biologists. These trainings may include: tortoise handling techniques, basic health assessments, telemetry, construction monitoring, and other trainings in association with agency permitting. Details will appear here when they become available.

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.