• Desert Tortoise Council Training Programs

Introductory Course

For 2020 we will offer an online lecture course, Introduction to the Mojave Desert Tortoise, in two sessions on November 6 & 7.

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.