• Desert Tortoise Council Training Programs

Introductory Course

The 2019 Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques course took place November 2-3 at the Kerr-Magee Center in Ridgecrest, California. The 2020 course is being planned for November 7-8.

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.