• Desert Tortoise Council Training Programs

Introductory Course

Due to Covid-19, the Council will not offer an on-site introductory course in 2020.  Instead we are currently planning an online lecture course, most likely delivered via a video platform such as Zoom, in late October or early November of 2020.

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.