• Desert Tortoise Council Training Programs

Introductory Online Lecture Course

The Online Lecture Course will be held in two half days:
Friday October 29 from 12PM – 6PM PST
Saturday October 30 from 9AM – 3:00 PM PST
(end times approximate)

This course will be on Zoom, open to all who register and pay.
Registration open as of July 9.

Intro Course Field Workshop

The Field Workshop will take place in Ridgecrest, CA.
You may register for ONE of the following:
Friday Nov 5 from 8:30 AM – 5 PM
OR Saturday Nov 6 from 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Duplicate registrations will be cancelled.

We anticipate all slots will fill and that there will be a wait list. 

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.